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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

City Hall

Council Chambers

6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California

REGULAR SESSION:        6:00 P.M.

 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:         Mayor Pro Tem Fonzi  

 ROLL CALL:                   Mayor Béraud

                                                Mayor Pro Tem Fonzi

                                                Council Member Clay

                                                Council Member Kelley

                                                Council Mayor O’Malley

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:            Roll Call

 Motion and Vote

A.      CONSENT CALENDAR:  (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 Special Meeting Draft Minutes – January 6, 2009

§  Recommendation:  Council approve the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of January 6, 2009. [City Clerk]

2.    City Council Meeting Draft Minutes – January 13, 2009

§  Recommendation:  Council approve the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2009. [City Clerk]

3.    Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Homebuyer Education or Foreclosure Prevention Workshops Funding Request

§  Fiscal Impact:  $2,020.00 from the In-Lieu Low Income Housing Fund

§  Recommendation:  Council authorize the Administrative Services Director to appropriate $2,020 in In-Lieu Low Income Housing Funds for Homebuyer Education or Foreclosure Prevention Workshops. [City Manager]

4.    Passage of CalPERS Employer Resolution to Tax Defer Member Paid Contributions

§  Fiscal Impact:  None.

§  Recommendation:  Council approve the Draft Resolution allowing member-paid contributions to be tax deferred. [City Manager]

 Motion and Vote

 COMMUNITY FORUM:  (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.)

B.        PUBLIC HEARINGS:   None.


1.     10-Year Plan to End  Homelessness in San Luis Obispo County

§  Fiscal Impact:   Endorsement of the Plan involves no financial commitment by the City. The only commitment being requested is to participate in the process of implementation of the recommendations and to use the Plan as a guiding document with regard to affordable housing and prevention of homelessness.

§  Recommendations:  Council:

1.    Receive the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, as prepared under the guidance of the Countywide San Luis Obispo County Leadership Council; and,

2.    Endorse the Guiding Principles that underline the Plan as approved by the Leadership Council; and,

3.    Utilize the 10-Year Plan and the Guiding Principles as a point of departure in our future efforts, both within cities and among the regional partners, to address and prevent homelessness in the County of San Luis Obispo; and,

4.    Designate a Council Member to serve as the City representative in the ongoing collaboration to address and prevent homelessness within the County.  [City Manager]

 Motion and  Vote

2.     Staff Authorization to Process Zone Change Application for Colony Inn Hotel Conversion to Residential Care Facility - 3600 El Camino Real (JP Patel)

§  Fiscal Impact:  The Administrative Services Department is estimating that the conversion of the hotel to a 75-bed residential care facility would have a negative fiscal impact of at least $154,000 on the City.

§  Recommendation:  City Council adopt Draft Resolution A withholding staff authorization to process a requested zone change application for the conversion of a 75-room hotel to a residential care facility. [Community Development]

  Motion and  Vote

3.     Creation of the Office of Economic Development

§  Fiscal Impact:  It is anticipated the Office of Economic Development will create a net positive fiscal impact to the City.  The Office will increase City revenues by stimulating economic growth, while costs associated with the creation of the Office, such as staff time and printing costs, are already included in current budget levels.

§  Recommendation: Council review and comment on a presentation by staff providing an overview of the Office of Economic Development.  [City Manager]

 Public Comment 

4.     Request by San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors (SLOBOS) for Consent to Create a San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District (SLOCTBID)

§  Fiscal Impact: If the BID passes, total City of Atascadero BID revenues are estimated to be $80,000 - $100,000 annually.  Half of this would be spent on county-wide marketing efforts, while the other half would be for City of Atascadero marketing efforts.

§  Recommendation:  Council adopt the Draft Resolution, authorizing the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors to create the San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District (SLOCTBID), and granting the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors jurisdiction for all the purposes in connection with creation and operation of the proposed SLOCTBID, with input from the lodging businesses and participating cities. [Community Services]

 Motion and Vote 

5.     Wrestling Bacchantes – Location Selection Process

§  Fiscal Impact:  Funding will be needed to administer the process and to complete an engineer’s estimate of the construction cost for the various display options suggested.  The 2007-2009 Budget currently has $ 51,980.00 that is unencumbered for the Project.  If additional funding for the selected display is necessary, staff will bring it back to Council to determine which projects should be reduced, deleted, or postponed.

§  Recommendation:  Council endorse the location selection process and provide decision parameters relevant to the future placement of the Wrestling Bacchantes. [Public Works]

 Public Comment 

 Motion and  Vote 

COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS:  (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.)

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

            Mayor Béraud

1.    City / Schools Committee

2.    County Mayors Round Table

3.    Finance Committee

4.    Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA)

            Mayor Pro Tem Fonzi

1.    Air Pollution Control District

2.    Finance Committee

            Council Member Clay

            1.   City / Schools Committee

            Council Member Kelley

1.    Atascadero Youth Task Force

Council Member O’Malley

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

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

3.    SLO Council of Governments (SLOCOG)

4.    SLO Regional Transit Authority (SLORTA)


            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.

Text Box: I, Victoria Randall, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Atascadero, declare under the penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda for the February 10, 2009 Regular Session of the Atascadero City Council was posted on February 3, 2009 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 3rd day of February, 2009, at Atascadero, California.      ___________________________________  Victoria Randall, Deputy City Clerk  City of Atascadero

City of Atascadero


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.


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).