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Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 6:00 p.m

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

AND via Zoom at:

Please click the link below to join the Zoom Meeting:
Webinar ID: 832 5584 8846
Or by Telephone: 1-669-900-6833; 1-346-248-7799

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


 5.a.Closed Session Announcements
The City Attorney will announce reportable actions taken, if any, from the Special Meeting of March 11, 2022:

a) PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54957:

Title: City Manager
 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.
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.
Honorary Proclamation Declaring the Month of April 2022 as "Month of the Child" and “Child Abuse Prevention 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.

  • Click the link below to join the webinar:; Webinar ID: 832 5584 8846

  • Or by Telephone: 1-669-900-6833; 1-346-248-7799
    Press * 9 to “raise hand” for public comment
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 16 through February 28, 2022.
 8.b.Approval of Minutes

Recommended Action:
Approve the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of March 8, 2022 and Special City Council Meeting of March 11, 2022, as submitted.
 8.c.Consideration of Adoption of a Resolution Declaring a Continued Local Emergency Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Authorizing the Continuance of Remote Teleconference Meetings of the Legislative Bodies Pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e)(3)

Recommended Action:
Adopt a Resolution declaring a continued local emergency related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and authorizing the continuance of remote teleconference meetings pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e)(3).
 8.d.Consideration of Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.08 of Title 8 of the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code Regarding the Sale and Discharge of Class C (“Safe and Sane”) Fireworks

Recommended Action:
Adopt an Ordinance amending the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code Chapter 8.08 relating to the discharge and sale of Class C “safe and sane” fireworks.
 8.e.Consideration of Adoption of a Resolution Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22050 Terminating the Emergency Declaration for the Storm Drain System at 251 East Grand Avenue Project, PW 2021-12

Recommended Action:
1) Receive and file the final report of the emergency storm drain system repairs project at 251 East Grand Avenue; and 2) Adopt a Resolution pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22050 terminating the emergency declaration for emergency repairs to the storm drain system at 251 East Grand Avenue.
 8.f.Monthly Water Supply and Demand Update

Recommended Action:
Receive and file the monthly Water Supply and Demand Report.
 9.a. Public Hearing on the Establishment of a District-Based Election System and Introduction of an Ordinance Establishing By-District Elections for Four Council Members, Defining District Boundaries, and Scheduling the Order of Elections for Each District

Recommended Action:
1) Conduct a public hearing to receive public input on the final map selection and election sequence; and 2) Introduce an Ordinance adding Chapter 2.21 to Title 2 of the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code establishing by-district elections for four Council members, defining district boundaries, and scheduling the order of elections for each district.
Motion and Vote
 11.a. Study Session Regarding Short Term Rentals (Vacation Rentals and Homestays) and Potential Revisions to the City’s Short Term Rental Ordinance

Recommended Action:
Receive public comment, discuss potential future changes to the City’s Short Term Rental Ordinance, and provide direction to staff.
 11.b. Study Session for City Council to Provide Direction on a New Ordinance to Implement Senate Bill 9

Recommended Action:
Receive public comment, discuss the implications of SB 9, and provide direction to staff
  1.California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA)
  2.South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD)
  3.Tourism Business Improvement District Advisory Board
  1.County Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC)
  2.Visit SLO CAL Advisory Board
  1.Audit Committee
  2.Homeless Services Oversight Council (HSOC)
  3.Zone 3 Water Advisory Board
  1.Brisco/Halcyon Interchange Subcommittee
  2.Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA)
  3.Integrated Waste Management Authority Board (IWMA)
  4.South County Chambers of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee
  1.Air Pollution Control District (APCD)
  2.Brisco/Halcyon Interchange Subcommittee
  3.Council of Governments/Regional Transit Authority/ South County Transit (SLOCOG/SLORTA/SCT)
  4.REACH SLO Advisory Commission
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.
 All staff reports or other written documentation, including any supplemental material distributed to a majority of the City Council within 72 hours of a regular meeting, relating to each item of business on the agenda are available for public inspection during regular business hours in the City Clerk’s office, 300 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande. If requested, the agenda shall be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. To make a request for disability-related modification or accommodation, contact the Legislative and Information Services Department at 805-473-5400 as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date.

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