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        Tuesday, September 13, 2011

          City Hall
          Council Chambers
          6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California

 ROLL CALL:Mayor O’Malley
Mayor Pro Tem Kelley
Council Member Clay
Council Member Fonzi
Council Member Sturtevant


1. Employee Service Awards
2. Update on Disaster Response Trailer – PG&E Challenge Grant
3. Presentation by Michael E. Manchak, President and CEO of the Economic Vitality Corporation
 CONSENT CALENDAR:                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 Action Minutes – July 12, 2011
Recommendation: Council approve the City Council Draft Action Minutes of July 12, 2011. [City Clerk]
2.   City Council Draft Action Minutes – August 9, 2011
Recommendation: Council approve the City Council Draft Action Minutes of August 9, 2011. [City Clerk]
3. City Council Special Meeting Draft Action Minutes – August 11, 2011
Recommendation: Council approve the City Council Special Meeting Draft Action Minutes of August 11, 2011. [City Clerk]
4. City Council Special Meeting Draft Action Minutes – August 25, 2011
Recommendation:Council approve the City Council Special Meeting Draft Action Minutes of August 25, 2011. [City Clerk]
5. June 2011 Investment Report
Fiscal Impact: None
Recommendation: Council receive and file the City Treasurer’s report for quarter ending June 2011. [Administrative Services]
6.  July 2011 Accounts Payable and Payroll    Motion and Vote
Fiscal Impact:  $3,197,021.83
Recommendation: Council approve certified City accounts payable, payroll and payroll vendor checks for July 2011. [Administrative Services]
7. Second Reading for Draft Regular Ordinance Pertaining to Compliance with ABX1 27 Voluntary Alternative Redevelopment Program
Fiscal Impact:    The  estimated payments required of the City to participate in the Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program are $1,516,774.00 in FY 2011-12 and $400,000 per year in succeeding fiscal years.
Recommendations: Council  adopt on second reading, by title only, the Draft Ordinance, determining to comply with the Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program pursuant to Part 1.9 of Division 24 of the California Health and Safety Code in order to permit the continued existence and operation of the Atascadero Community Redevelopment Agency.  [City Attorney]
 UPDATES FROM THE CITY MANAGER: (The City Manager will give an oral report on any current issues of concern to the City Council.)
 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.   Comments made during Community Forum will not be a subject of discussion.   A maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed for Community Forum, unless changed by the Council.    Any members of the public who have questions or need information, may contact City Clerk Marcia Torgerson who is available during normal business hours at 470-3400, or

 Confirming the Cost of Vegetative Growth and/or Refuse Abatement

 Motion and Vote

Fiscal Impact: The  City will receive  $164,549.81 from the 2011/2012 property tax rolls in weed abatement / refuse abatement assessments.
Recommendation: Council  adopt the Draft Resolution, confirming the cost of vegetative growth (weeds) and/or refuse (rubbish) abatement.[Fire]

  Consideration of Continuation of Priority Redevelopment Agency Projects by the City

 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal impact and risk depends on the amount of funding being spent during this interim time.  Amounts range from $0 to $716,800.
Recommendation: Council direct staff on whether or not to continue certain priority redevelopment projects and activities on behalf of the Redevelopment Agency during the period the Supreme Court of California is reviewing legal challenges to ABX1 26 and 27.  [City Manager]

  Downtown Pedestrian Bridge and Centennial Plaza Design Award

 Motion and Vote

Fiscal Impact: Approval of this agreement will result in the expenditure of $95,983.00  previously budgeted Blight Elimination Funds for these capital improvement projects.  Staff will be bringing forward a conceptual project design and budget at a future meeting.
Recommendation: Council  authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with North Coast Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $95,983.00 for engineering design to prepare working drawings, plans and specifications for the Downtown Pedestrian Bridge and Centennial Plaza projects. [Public Works]

  Angled Parking on El Camino Real

Fiscal Impact:   The  construction  cost for restriping El Camino Real will
              range from $30,000 to $40,000.
Recommendations: Council:
1.Direct Staff to install angled parking on El Camino Real between Morro Road and Traffic Way at the completion of Streetscape 3; and,
2.Provide Staff with any direction on modification of the extent of proposed improvements.  [Public Works]


  Reject  Lake Park Sign and Frontage Improvement Project Bids  (City Bid No. 2011-012)

 Motion and Vote

Fiscal Impact: The fiscal impact of rejecting the bids is minimal as all
                plans, specifications and contracts have been developed.  Minor staff
                time and minimal advertisement costs will be the only proposed
              expenses to re-bid the project.
Recommendations: Council:
1.Reject all bids for the Lake Park Sign and Frontage project; and,
2. Authorize the Public Works Director to re-bid the project. [Public Works]

  Employee - Employer Relations Resolution

 Motion and Vote

Fiscal Impact: None.
Recommendation: Council  adopt the Draft Resolution adopting a
              framework for employee-employer relations. [City Manager]
 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.)
1.Mayor Tom O’Malley

 IWMA – Proposed Ban of Plastic and Paper Bags
                  Mayor O’Malley announced at the August 9, 2011 City Council meeting that the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) Board is considering a ban on all plastic and paper bags. Mayor O’Malley asked that this issue be placed on this agenda so that the Council and community could provide him with input on the issue

2.Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kelley

 Ferrocarrill Gate – Possible Public Safety Barrier
                  Mayor Pro Tem Kelley reported at the August 9, 2011City Council meeting that he is concerned about the gate on Ferrocarrill Road that separates the neighborhood into two areas. He expressed concern with the possible delay in emergency response times because of this gate and wants the City Council to discuss the issue.

D. COMMITTEE REPORTS:   (The following represent standing committees. Informative status reports will be given, as felt necessary):
Mayor O’Malley
      1. City / Schools Committee
      2. County Mayors Round Table
      3. Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA)
      4. League of California Cities – CITIPAC Board Member
      5. SLO Council of Governments (SLOCOG)
        6. SLO Regional Transit Authority (SLORTA)
Mayor Pro Tem Kelley
      1. Atascadero State Hospital Advisory Committee
      2. Atascadero Youth Task Force
      3. City of Atascadero Design Review Committee
      4. City of Atascadero Finance Committee
      5. Economic Vitality Corporation, Board of Directors (EVC)
        6. Homeless Services Oversight Council
Council Member Fonzi
      1. Air Pollution Control District
      2. City of Atascadero Design Review Committee
      3. City of Atascadero Finance Committee
        4. SLO Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) - alternate
Council Member Sturtevant
      1. City / Schools Committee
      2. Community Action Partnership of SLO County
        3. League of California Cities – Council Liaison
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.