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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

City Hall Council Chambers, 4th floor

6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, California

(Entrance on Lewis Ave.)

City Council Closed Session:

5:00 P.M.

City Council Regular Session:

6:00 P.M.







a.Conference with Labor Negotiators (Govt. Code Sec. 54957.6) Agency designated representatives: Rachelle Rickard, City Manager Employee Organizations: Atascadero Professional Firefighters, Local 3600; Atascadero Police Association; Service Employees International Union, Local 620; Mid-Management/Professional Employees; Non-RepresentedProfessional and Management Workers and Confidential Employees







Council Member Bourbeau


Mayor O'Malley


Mayor Pro Tem Fonzi


Council Member Bourbeau


Council Member Moreno


Council Member Sturtevant


Roll Call

Recommendation: Council:


1.Approve this agenda; and

2.Waive the reading in full of all ordinances appearing on this agenda, and the titles of the ordinances will be read aloud by the City Clerk at the first reading, after the motion and before the City Council votes.


1. Proclamation Recognizing April 2018 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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.)       Motion and Vote

1.City Council Draft Action Minutes - March 27, 2018

Recommendation: Council approve the City Council Draft Action Minutes of the March 27, 2018, City Council meeting. [City Clerk]

2.Weed/Refuse Abatement Program

Fiscal Impact: The City recovers costs for administering this program through the 150% administrative fee, which is placed on the San Luis Obispo County Special Tax Assessment for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Tax Roll.

Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution, declaring vegetative growth (noxious weeds) and/or refuse a public nuisance, commencing proceedings for the abatement of said nuisances, and placing all abatement fees on the San Luis Obispo County Special Tax Assessment for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Tax Roll. [Fire Department]

3.Subdivision Improvement Bond Release (Tract 2445)

Fiscal Impact: None.

Recommendation: Council approve the release of Performance Bond No.390500S in the amount of $280,400, Payment Bond (Labor and Materials) No.390500S in the amount of $140,200 and Monument Bond No. 380501S in the amount of $1,500 posted by Indemnity Company of California, for Tract 2445 public improvements constructed by Scott K. Cursey and Sochetta N. Cursey. [Public Works]

4. Purchasing Policy Amendments

Fiscal Impact: Implementation of the proposed policy is expected to save an estimated 250-400 hours of staff time annually. Using fully allocated costs, the value of this savings is $25,000 - $45,000 annually.

Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution amending the City of Atascadero Purchasing Policy. [Administrative Services]

  Motion and Vote 

5.Title 9 Tree Ordinance Update (PLN 2017-1679)

Fiscal Impact: None.

Recommendations: Council adopt on second reading, by title only, the Draft

Ordinance, amending the Atascadero Native Tree Ordinance: Title 9, Chapter 11 of the Atascadero Municipal Code. [Community Development]

  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 the City Clerk's Office, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 470-3400, or


1.La Plaza Project Amendments (PLN 2017-1649)

Fiscal Impact: The commercial portion of the project will have a slightly positive impact on City revenues and is expected to spur other commercial growth in the area.

Recommendations: Council:

1.Adopt Draft Resolution A, approving the La Plaza development project.

2.Adopt Draft Resolution B, approving the Tentative Parcel Map, Road Abandonment [Community Development]

  Motion and  Vote 


1. Participation in a Regional Economic Impact Study and Strategy

Fiscal ImpactOne-time appropriation of $40,000 in General Fund Reserves in fiscal year 2018/2019 and staff costs associated with Atascadero's participation in the regional economic impact study and strategy.

Recommendation: Council authorize the Director of Administrative Services to appropriate $40,000 of General Fund reserves in fiscal year 2018-2019 for the City's participation in a regional economic impact study and strategy on the impending closure of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. [City Manager]

  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 O'Malley

1.City / Schools Committee

2.County Mayors Round Table

3.SLO Council of Governments (SLOCOG)

4.SLO Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

5.Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA)

6.Ad Hoc Animal Shelter Committee

Mayor Pro Tem Fonzi

1.Air Pollution Control District

2.Oversight Board for Successor Agency to the Community Redevelopment Agency of Atascadero

3.SLO Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)

4.City of Atascadero Design Review Committee

5.Atascadero Basin Ground Water Sustainability Agency (GSA)

6.Ad Hoc Animal Shelter Committee

Council Member Bourbeau

1.City of Atascadero Design Review Committee

2.Homeless Services Oversight Council

3.City of Atascadero Finance Committee

4.SLO County Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC)

Council Member Moreno

1.California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA) Board

2.City of Atascadero Finance Committee (Chair)

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

Council Member Sturtevant

1.City / Schools Committee

2.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.

I, Amanda Muther, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Atascadero, declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda for the April 10, 2018 Regular Session of the Atascadero City Council was posted on April 4 , 2018, at the Atascadero City Hall, 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422 and was available for public review at that location.

Signed this 4th day of April 2018, at Atascadero, California.

Amanda Muther, 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. Council meetings will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers, 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero. Matters are considered by the Council in the order of the printed Agenda. Regular Council meetings are televised live, audio recorded and videotaped for future playback. Charter Communication customers may view the meetings on Charter Cable Channel 20 or via the City's website at www.atascadero.orgMeetings are also broadcast on radio station KPRL AM 1230. Contact the City Clerk for more information (470-3400).

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, 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, and on our website, 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.

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.


Under Agenda item, “COMMUNITY FORUM”, the Mayor will call for anyone from the audience having business with the Council to approach the lectern and be recognized.

1.Give your name for the record (not required)

2.State the nature of your business.

3.All comments are limited to 3 minutes.

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

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). 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 must be brought to the meeting on a USB drive or CD. 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.

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 (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

The Mayor will announce when the public comment period is closed, and thereafter, no further public comments will be heard by the Council.