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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

City Hall Council Chambers

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6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California

 Redevelopment Agency: 6:00 P.M.

City Council Regular Session: Immediately following the conclusion of the Redevelopment Agency meeting


 ROLL CALL: Mayor Brennler

Mayor Pro Tem Béraud

Council Member Clay

Council Member Luna

Council Mayor O’Malley


 Motion and Vote 


1.  Council Member George Luna - Recognition for 20 Years of Service

2.  Fire Service Awards

3.  Technology Achievement Award

4.  Police Department will introduce newest member of the K-9 Program, "Aik."


 Motion and Vote 

(All items on the consent calendar are considered to be routine and non-controversial by City staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the Council or public wishes to comment or ask questions. If comment or discussion is desired by anyone, the item will be removed from the consent calendar and will be considered in the listed sequence with an opportunity for any member of the public to address the Council concerning the item before action is taken. DRAFT MINUTES: Council meeting draft minutes are listed on the Consent Calendar for approval of the minutes. Should anyone wish to request an amendment to draft minutes, the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar and their suggestion will be considered by the City Council. If anyone desires to express their opinion concerning issues included in draft minutes, they should share their opinion during the Community Forum portion of the meeting.)

1. City Council Draft Minutes – October 14, 2008

„X Recommendation: Council approve the City Council Meeting Minutes of October 14, 2008. [City Clerk]


2.  July 2008 Accounts Payable

 Motion and  Vote 

„X Fiscal Impact: None.

„X Recommendation: Council approve certified City accounts payable, payroll and payroll vendor checks for July, 2008. [Administrative Services]


3. Campaign Ordinance Adoption - 2nd Reading

„X Fiscal Impact: The fiscal impact of the adoption of this Ordinance will be the staff time involved in the implementation of the Ordinance and the Candidate Statement fees the City will have to cover. The staff time will include: processing of Declaration of Candidacy Statements, calculation of expenditure limit each election season, public noticing requirements, press releases, postings on the website and processing of additional Late Contribution Reports. The Candidate Statement fees will be approximately $250.00 per candidate.


„X Action: Council adopt on second reading by title only the Draft Ordinance amending the Atascadero Municipal Code by adding Chapter 19 to Title 2, adopting an ordinance to be known as "Atascadero Campaign Ordinance." [City Attorney]


4. Nuisance Abatement Ordinance Adoption - 2nd Reading

„X Fiscal Impact: The ordinance would allow the City to recover its costs in the event summary abatement is necessary to address an imminent threat to public safety. The exact fiscal impact cannot be determined in advance of a particular summary abatement action.

„X Recommendation: Council adopt on second reading by title only, the Draft Ordinance amending Section 9-8.107 of title 9, Chapter 8 of the Atascadero Municipal Code pertaining to summary nuisance abatement procedures. [City Attorney]


5. Temporary Road Closure – Holiday Tree Lighting

„X Fiscal Impact: $190.00 in staff time for the installation of Road Closed signs.

„X Recommendation: Council approve a request by Staff for a temporary road closure for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 5th, 2008. [Public Works]


6. Temporary Road Closure – Holiday Musical Walk Around the Lake

„X Fiscal Impact: $320.00 in staff time for placing barricades.

„X Recommendation: Council approve the temporary road closure for the annual Holiday Musical Walk Around the Lake on December 6th, 2008. [Public Works]


7. Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund

„X Fiscal Impact: $100,000 in SLESF grant funds. Costs do not affect the General Fund.

„X Recommendation: Council designate the 2008/2009 Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund (SLESF) monies, in the amount of $100,000.00, to be used for frontline Police services. [Police Department]


(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wanting to address the Council on any matter not on this agenda and over which the Council has jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to three minutes. Please state your name for the record before making your presentation. The Council may take action to direct the staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed for Community Forum, unless changed by the Council.)



1.  Colony Park Community Center Status Report

„X Fiscal Impact: None.

„X Recommendation: Council review Colony Park Community Center status report, receive and file. [Community Services]


2.  Comparison of Reports Received by Cities from their Chambers of Commerce

„X Fiscal Impact: Depends on Council direction, if any.

„X Recommendation: Council receive this and file this report. [City Manager]


3.  Parks and Recreation Commission - Youth Representative Appointment

 Motion and Vote 

„X Fiscal Impact: None.

„X Recommendation: Sub-committee recommends: Council appoint Matthew O’Connell to the Parks & Recreation Commission’s Youth Representative position. [City Clerk]


(On their own initiative, Council Members may make a brief announcement or a brief report on their own activities. Council Members may ask a question for clarification, make a referral to staff or take action to have staff place a matter of business on a future agenda. The Council may take action on items listed on the Agenda.)

1. Mayor Brennler

a.  Mayor Brennler will present a report on his review of investigation report regarding Marty Tracey.


(The following represent standing committees. Informative status reports will be given, as felt necessary):

Mayor Brennler

1. County Mayors Round Table

2. Air Pollution Control District (APCD)

3. Finance Committee

Mayor Pro Tem Béraud

1. Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA)

2. City / Schools Committee

Council Member Clay

1. City / Schools Committee

2. Atascadero Youth Task Force

Council Member Luna

1. Finance Committee

Council Member O’Malley

1. S.L.O. Council of Governments (SLOCOG)

2. S.L.O. Regional Transit Authority (SLORTA)

3. Economic Vitality Corporation, Board of Directors (EVC)

4. League of California Cities – Council Liaison and CITIPAC Board Member


1. City Council

2. City Clerk

3. City Treasurer

4. City Attorney

5. City Manager


Please note: Should anyone challenge any proposed development entitlement listed on this Agenda in court, that person may be limited to raising those issues addressed at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at or prior to this public hearing. Correspondence submitted at this public hearing will be distributed to the Council and available for review in the City Clerk's office.

I, Victoria Randall, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Atascadero, declare under the penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda for the November 25, 2008 Regular Session of the Atascadero City Council was posted on November 18, 2008 at the Atascadero City Hall, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 and was available for public review in the Customer Service Center at that location.

Signed this 18th day of November, 2008 at Atascadero, California.


Victoria Randall, Deputy City Clerk

City of Atascadero

City of Atascadero WELCOME TO THE ATASCADERO CITY COUNCIL MEETING The City Council meets in regular session on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. unless there is a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting commencing at 6:00 p.m. in which event the Council meeting will commence immediately following the conclusion of the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting. Council meetings will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Matters are considered by the Council in the order of the printed Agenda. Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the Agenda are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection during City Hall business hours at the Front Counter of City Hall, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, and on our website, An agenda packet is also available for public review at the Atascadero Library, 6850 Morro Road. Contracts, Resolutions and Ordinances will be allocated a number once they are approved by the City Council. The minutes of this meeting will reflect these numbers. All documents submitted by the public during Council meetings that are either read into the record or referred to in their statement will be noted in the minutes and available for review in the City Clerk's office. Council meetings are video taped and audio recorded, and may be reviewed by the public. Copies of meeting recordings are available for a fee. Contact the City Clerk for more information (470-3400). In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting or other services offered by this City, please contact the City Manager’s Office or the City Clerk’s Office, both at (805) 470-3400. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or time when services are needed will assist the City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the meeting or service. TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEMS (from Title 2, Chapter 1 of the Atascadero Municipal Code) Members of the audience may speak on any item on the agenda. The Mayor will identify the subject, staff will give their report, and the Council will ask questions of staff. The Mayor will announce when the public comment period is open and will request anyone interested to address the Council regarding the matter being considered to step up to the lectern. If you wish to speak for, against or comment in any way:

1. You must approach the lectern and be recognized by the Mayor

2. Give your name and address (not required)

3. Make your statement

4. All comments should be made to the Mayor and Council

5. No person shall be permitted to make slanderous, profane or negative personal remarks concerning any other individual, absent or present

6. All comments limited to 3 minutes

7. No one may speak for a second time until everyone wishing to speak has had an opportunity to do so, and no one may speak more than twice on any item.

If you wish to use a computer presentation to support your comments, you must notify the City Clerk's office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Digital presentations brought to the meeting on a USB drive or CD is preferred. Access to hook up your laptop to the City's projector can also be provided. You are required to submit to the City Clerk a printed copy of your presentation for the record. Please check in with the City Clerk before the meeting begins to announce your presence and turn in the printed copy. The Mayor will announce when the public comment period is closed, and thereafter, no further public comments will be heard by the Council.
TO SPEAK ON SUBJECTS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA Under Agenda item, "COMMUNITY FORUM", the Mayor will call for anyone from the audience having business with the Council to:

Please approach the lectern and be recognized

Give your name and address (not required)

State the nature of your business

This is the time items not on the Agenda may be brought to the Council’s attention. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed for Community Forum (unless changed by the Council).