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Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

In person at:
Arroyo Grande City Council Chambers
215 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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In compliance with Assembly Bill (AB) 361, which allows for a deviation of teleconference rules required by the Ralph M. Brown Act, this City Council meeting is being conducted in a hybrid in-person/virtual format. Members of the public may participate and provide public comment on agenda items during the meeting in person at the location identified above, by joining the Zoom meeting, or by submitting written public comments to the Clerk of the Council at [email protected]. Meetings will be broadcast live on Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website and

I.O.O.F. Lodge 258
 5.a.Closed Session Announcements
 5.b.Ordinances read in title only
Move that all ordinances presented at the meeting shall be read by title only and all further readings be waived.
 6.a. Update Regarding Countywide COVID-19 Efforts

Recommended Action:
Receive update, accept public comments, discuss, and provide direction, as necessary.
 6.b. City Manager Communications

Recommended Action:
Receive correspondence/comments as presented by the City Manager and Provide direction, as necessary.
 6.c. Honorary Proclamation Recognizing March 2022 as "Women's History Month"
 This public comment period is an invitation to members of the community to present issues, thoughts, or suggestions on matters not scheduled on this agenda. Comments should be limited to those matters that are within the jurisdiction of the City Council. Members of the public may provide public comment remotely by joining the Zoom meeting utilizing one of the methods provided below. Please use the “raise hand” feature to indicate your desire to provide public comment.

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The Brown Act restricts the Council from taking formal action on matters not published on the agenda. In response to your comments, the Mayor or presiding Council Member may:

  • Direct City staff to assist or coordinate with you.
  • A Council Member may state a desire to meet with you.
  • It may be the desire of the Council to place your issue or matter on a future Council agenda.

Please adhere to the following procedures when addressing the Council:

  • Comments should be limited to 3 minutes or less.
  • Your comments should be directed to the Council as a whole and not directed to individual Council members.
  • Slanderous, profane or personal remarks against any Council Member or member of the audience shall not be permitted.

The following routine items listed below are scheduled for consideration as a group. The recommendations for each item are noted. Any member of the public who wishes to comment on any Consent Agenda item may do so at this time. Any Council Member may request that any item be withdrawn from the Consent Agenda to permit discussion or change the recommended course of action. The City Council may approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda on one motion.
Motion and Vote
 8.a.Consideration of Cash Disbursement Ratification

Recommended Action:
Ratify the attached listing of cash disbursements for the period of February 1 through February 15, 2022.
 8.b.Consideration of Statement of Investment Deposits

Recommended Action:
Receive and file the attached report listing investment deposits of the City of Arroyo Grande as of January 31, 2022, as required by Government Code Section 53646(b).
 8.c.Approval of Minutes

Recommended Action:
Approve the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council Meetings of February 22, 2022, as submitted.
 8.d.Consideration of Adoption of a Resolution Declaring a Continued Local Emergency Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Recommended Action:
Adopt a Resolution declaring a continued local emergency related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 8.e. Consider Introduction of Ordinance Amending Ch. 8.08 of Title 8 of the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code Regarding Sale & Discharge of Class C (“Safe and Sane”) Fireworks & Adoption of Resolution Establishing Fines & Penalties for Illegal Fireworks Violations

Recommended Action:
It is recommended that the City Council introduce an Ordinance amending the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code Chapter 8.08 relating to the discharge of Class C “safe and sane” fireworks and adopt a Resolution establishing an administrative fine of $1,000 for possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling or use or illegal fireworks.
 8.f.Consideration of the 2021 General Plan Annual Report

Recommended Action:
Review and accept the 2021 General Plan Annual Report (the “Annual Report” or “Report”) and direct staff to forward the Report to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the Department of Housing and Community Development.
 8.g.Consider Approval of Purchase of Pour In Place (PIP) Surfacing and Installation Services Using the Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with Omnia Partners for the Inclusive Playground Replacement Project at Elm Street Park

Recommended Action:
Approve the purchase of PIP surfacing and installation services from Play & Park Structures using the cooperative purchasing agreement with OMNIA Partners for the Inclusive Elm Street Park Playground Replacement Project.
 8.h.Consideration of Adoption of a Resolution Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22050 Determining to Continue Work Under Emergency Contracts for the Storm Drain System at 251 East Grand Avenue Project, PW 2021-12

Recommended Action:
Adopt a Resolution finding that there is a need to continue the emergency action for the storm drain system repairs at 251 East Grand Avenue in accordance with Public Contract Code Section 22050.
 9.a. Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Resolution Establishing Water and Wastewater Rates for Fiscal Year 2021-22 through Fiscal Year 2025-26

Recommended Action:
1) Conduct a public hearing and consider protests regarding the proposed water and wastewater rate adjustments identified in the notice of public hearing, based on the 2021 Water and Wastewater Rate Study; and 2) If there is no majority protest, adopt a Resolution establishing new Water and Wastewater rates effective April 19, 2022, and January 1 each year through Fiscal Year 2025-26.
Motion and Vote
 9.b. Public Hearing on the Creation of a District-Based Election System and Consideration of Final District Maps

Recommended Action:
1) Receive a report from the consultant on final maps selected by Council at the previous hearing; 2) Conduct a public hearing to consider final maps; 3) Provide direction on a proposed election sequence; and 4) Provide direction to bring back an ordinance for introduction at the next public hearing that will create districts reflecting the selected map.
Motion and Vote 
 9.c. Consideration of a Resolution Approving Arroyo Grande Community Service Grant Program Allocations for Fiscal Year 2021-22

Recommended Action:
Adopt a Resolution approving the Arroyo Grande Community Service Grant Program funding allocations identified in Attachment 1.
Motion and Vote 
 Any Council Member may ask a question for clarification, make an announcement, or report briefly on his or her activities. In addition, subject to Council policies and procedures, Council Members may request staff to report back to the Council at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter or request that staff place a matter of business on a future agenda. Any request to place a matter of business for original consideration on a future agenda requires the concurrence of at least one other Council Member.
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