CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS
3191 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Monday, October 19, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
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1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
Council Member Grose
Council Member Hasselbrink
Council Member Kusumoto
Mayor Pro Tem Edgar
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Council Member Grose
4. INVOCATION – Council Member Kusumoto
A. Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation from Mark Stanley, Executive Officer of the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, to Mayor Pro Tem Edgar for Five Years of Outstanding Dedicated Service
B. Presentation of Certificates of Recognition to the Los Alamitos Volunteer Program Participants
C. Presentation of a Plaque to Outgoing Planning Commissioner, Will Daniel, for his Dedicated Years of Service
D. Presentation of a Plaque to Outgoing Cable Television Commissioner, Stephen Hammond, for his Dedicated Years of Service
6. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – At this time, any individual in the audience may come forward to speak on any item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Remarks are to be limited to not more than five minutes per speaker.
Approve the Warrants for October 19, 2015, in the amount of $286,787.31, ratify the Warrants for September 22, 2015 to October 18, 2015, in the amount of $692,294.02, and authorize the City Manager to approve such expenditures as are legally due and within an unexhausted balance of an appropriation against which the same may be charged for the time period of October 20, 2015, to November 15, 2015.
Council Member Grose
Council Member Hasselbrink
Council Member Kusumoto
Mayor Pro Tem Edgar
8. CONSENT CALENDAR – All Consent Calendar items may be acted upon by one motion unless a Council Member requests separate action on a specific item.
A. Approval of Minutes
1. Approve the Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting of August 24, 2015.
2. Approve the Minutes of the Regular meeting of September 21, 2015.
B. Orange County Vector Control District Update This report provides an update on the Orange County Vector Control Board.
Recommendation: Receive and file.
C. Records Management Program The California Government Code allows for destruction of records after stated periods of time. The City’s current policy was adopted by Resolution No. 1741 on January 10, 2000. In order to ensure an efficient management of records, Staff has prepared an updated Records Management Program.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution 2015-27, entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING A RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO 1741 IN ITS ENTIRETY.”
D. The League of California Cities 2016 Annual City Managers Department Conference This report seeks authorization for City Manager, Bret Plumlee to attend the 2016 League of California Cities Annual City Managers Department Conference.
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to attend the conference and all associated travel expenses in an amount not to exceed $1,300.
E. Private Use of a City Service Road between 3608 and 3622 Fenley Drive The City Council is being asked to consider a modification of a previously approved Agreement to use the service road between 3608 and 3622 Fenley Drive, Los Alamitos.
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to modify the Revocable License Agreement to the satisfaction of the City Attorney.
F. Investment Policy This report seeks City Council approval of a change to the City’s Investment Policy to allow for greater flexibility in purchasing Non-Negotiable Certificates of Deposit, which will allow the City to maximize its return on investments.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution 2015-27, entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT POLICY DATED OCTOBER 2015 AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 2015-07”.
G. Utility Users Tax on Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services With the passage of a new law, Assembly Bill (AB) 1717, the City of Los Alamitos can participate in a program established by the State Board of Equalization for the collection of Utility Users Tax (UUT) on prepaid mobile telephony services (MTS).
1. Adopt Resolution 2015-25 entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO EXECUTE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TO COLLECT THE CITY’S UTILITY USERS TAX ON PREPAID WIRELESS SERVICE”; and,
2. Adopt Resolution 2015-26 entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA AUTHORIZING THE EXAMINATION OF PREPAID MOBILE TELEPHONY SERVICES SURCHARGE AND LOCAL CHARGE RECORDS”; and,
3. Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute additional documents to collect such tax.
H. 2016 Race on the Base Shirt Purchase This item is to authorize the City Manager to purchase participant and volunteer shirts for the Race on the Base. Every participant in each race receives a shirt as part of his/her registration fee. Race volunteers also receive a shirt. This item has been placed on the agenda because the cost of the purchase exceeds the purchasing limit of the City Manager. Race registration revenue offsets the cost of the shirts so there is no impact to the General Fund.
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to purchase 2016 Race on the Base participant shirts from Alanic International in an amount not to exceed $40,000.
I. 2016 Race on the Base Equipment Rental This item is to authorize the City Manager to rent equipment for the Race on the Base. The Race on the Base event requires additional equipment from external vendors due to limited existing City resources. This item has been placed on the agenda because the cost of the rental exceeds the purchasing limit of the City Manager. Race registration, vendor fees and sponsorship revenues offset the cost of the equipment rental.
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to rent equipment from Big Top Rentals for the 2016 Race on the Base in an amount not to exceed $45,000 and to execute a contract in a form to be approved by the City Attorney.
J. Consideration of a Request to Install 3-Way Stop Signs at Cherry Street and Catalina Street At its meeting of March 11, 2015, the Traffic Commission received a request from Thomas Balutis, President, Trend Offset Printing, 3701 Catalina Street, Los Alamitos, to install All-Way STOP control at the intersection of Cherry Street and Catalina Street. A Warrant Study was performed and the study findings to the Warrant for All-Way STOP Control results in two of the ten criteria being met. Meeting any one of the criteria normally justifies a recommendation for All-Way STOP installation or a viable alternative. HCI does not feel that there is a viable alternative to All-Way STOP control at this location.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2015-29, entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, TO PROVIDE FOR MULTI-WAY STOPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF CHERRY STREET AND CATALINA STREET.”
K. Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Cooperative Agreement No. C-5-3595 – Cerritos Ave Rehabilitation This Cooperative Agreement defines the roles and responsibilities related to funding between OCTA and the City for construction of Cerritos Avenue Rehabilitation from West City Limits to Bloomfield Street Project.
1. Authorize the Mayor to execute Cooperative Agreement No. C-5-3595, between The Orange County Transportation Authority and the City of Los Alamitos; and,
2. Determine that the project is Categorically Exempt pursuant to Section 15301(c) of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) exclusion.
L. 4-Hour Parking on West side of Oak Street This Staff report requests the establishment of time-limited parking on the west side of Oak Street.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2015-28, entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING LIMITED PARKING (4-Hour) ON THE WEST SIDE OF OAK STREET FROM KATELLA, NORTH TO SAUSALITO AVENUE.”
9. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 2015-03 – A Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-03) to Create Medical and Retail Overlay Zones in compliance with the 2015-2035 General Plan Consideration of a Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOA 15-03) to create Medical and Retail Overlay Zones to allow more flexible uses for certain parcels in the Planned Light Industrial Zone to comply with the new 2015-2035 General Plan and to amend the zoning map by placing the Overlay Zones on specified parcels, as recommended by the Planning Commission (City initiated).
1. Open the Public Hearing; and, if appropriate,
2. Determine that the proposed project has met the requirement of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines and has been reviewed in compliance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The City Council of the City of Los Alamitos, California, certified the Final Environmental Impact Report on March 23, 2015 for the Los Alamitos General Plan to include land use changes for various parcels and adopting environmental findings, a statement of overriding considerations and a mitigation monitoring and reporting plan pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. As zoning is required to be consistent with the General Plan, the impacts relating to the zone changes are identical to the impacts that were covered in the Program EIR and there are no new impacts which would occur from such changes. As such, the zone changes are within the scope of the Program EIR #2013121055; and,
3. Introduce, waive reading in full and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2015-03, and set for second reading; and,
4. Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-03, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT (ZOA) 15-03 TO AMEND SECTIONS 17.04.020, 17.10.020, and 17.12.010 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO CREATE A MEDICAL OVERLAY ZONE AND RETAIL OVERLAY ZONE AND TO AMEND THE ZONING MAP TO PLACE THE MEDICAL OVERLAY ZONE ON PROPERTIES GENERALLY NORTH OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER SPECIFIC PLAN AREA AND PLACE THE RETAIL OVERLAY ZONE OVER THAT PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS ARROWHEAD PROPERTIES, WHICH PROPERTIES ARE ALL IN THE PLANNED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL (P-m) ZONE OF THE CITY (City initiated).”
B. Introduce Ordinance Nos. 2015-07 and 2015-08 - Massage Ordinance Amendment Consideration of Ordinances amending Title 5 and Title 17 of the Los Alamitos Municipal Code relating to those sections where they refer to Massage Establishments. (Citywide) (City Initiated) (ZOA 15-02)
1. Open the Public Hearing; and, if appropriate,
2. Determine that the proposed project is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) under the general rule that CEQA does not apply to activities which can be seen with certainty to have no effect on the environment. Changing the regulations relating to massage establishments will not have any environmental impacts; and,
3. Introduce, waive reading in full and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance Nos. 2015-07 and 2015-08, set for second readings; and,
4. City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-07, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING AND RE-ADOPTING CHAPTER 5.32 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS”; and,
5. City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-08, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE LOS ALAMITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS.”
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 2015-06 – City Boards, Commissions, and Committees This item seeks to streamline the Los Alamitos Municipal Code (LAMC) as it relates to City’s Boards, Commissions, and Committees.
1. Introduce, waive reading in full and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2015-06, and set for second reading; and,
2. City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2015-06, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE 2 BY REPEALING CHAPTERS 2.32 THROUGH 2.50 AND ADDING CHAPTERS 2.30 THROUGH 2.40 RELATED TO CITY BOARDS, COMMISSION, AND COMMITTEES.”
11. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Parking Reform within the Commercial Area of Old Town East and Medical Area This Staff report provides a basis for parking reform within the commercial area of Old Town East and the Medical Area to decrease the opportunities for all day employee parking in the public parking spaces within the area.
Recommendation: Review, discuss and provide direction to Staff regarding the implementation of various parking reform measures.
B. Los Alamitos Boulevard Beautification Project – Change of Scope and Grant Funding Application This report provides Council with the costs associated with adding two segments to the Los Alamitos Boulevard Beautification Project. The segments are; (1) Farquhar to Katella and (2) Cerritos to Coyote Creek. This report also requests direction to the City Manager for filing of a grant application to Orange County Transit Authority for funding related to the project.
1. Provide Staff direction on a budget amendment to expand the scope of the project and if appropriate; and,
2. Authorize the City Manager to file an application for The 2016 Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program Call for Projects with the three lane configuration.
12. MAYOR AND COUNCIL INITIATED BUSINESS
A. Council Announcements – At this time, Council Members may also report on items not specifically described on the Agenda that are of interest to the community, provided no action or discussion is taken except to provide Staff direction to report back or to place the item on a future Agenda.
13. ITEMS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
14. CLOSED SESSION
A. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR
Property: APN 242-212-08, APN 242-212-10, APN 242-212-11, and APN 130-012-46
Agency Negotiator: Bret M. Plumlee, City Manager; Steven A. Mendoza, Development Services Director; and, Peter Wallin, Special Counsel
Negotiating Parties: Lincoln Property Company and the Joint Forces Training Base
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment
Authority: Government Code Section 54954.5 (b)