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Consistent with Executive Orders N-25-20 and No. N-29-20 from the Executive Department of the State of California and the San Luis Obispo County Health Official’s March 18, 2020 Shelter at Home Order, the City Council Meeting will not be physically open to the public and City Council Members will be teleconferencing into the meeting.


To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency and public access, the meeting will be live-streamed on, on Spectrum cable Channel 20 in Atascadero, and on KPRL Radio 1230AM. The video recording of the meeting will repeat daily on Channel 20 at 1:00 am, 9:00 am, and 6:00 pm and will be available through the City’s website or by visiting
Members of the public are highly encouraged to call 805-538-2888 to listen and provide public comment via phone, or submit written public comments to [email protected] by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. Such email comments must identify the Agenda Item Number in the subject line of the email. The comments will be read into the record, with a maximum allowance of 3 minutes per individual comment, subject to the Mayor’s discretion. All comments should be a maximum of 500 words, which corresponds to approximately 3 minutes of speaking time. If a comment is received after the agenda item is heard but before the close of the meeting, the comment will still be included as a part of the record of the meeting but will not be read into the record.
Any member of the public who needs accommodations should contact the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or by calling 805-470-3400 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or time when services are needed. The City will use their best efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to afford as much accessibility as possible while also maintaining public safety in accordance with the City procedure for resolving reasonable accommodation requests.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

City Hall Council Chambers, 4th floor
6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, California

City Council Closed Session:

City Council Regular Session:

5:00 P.M.

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-Represented Professional and Management Workers and Confidential Employees
ROLL CALL:Mayor Moreno
Mayor Pro Tem Bourbeau
Council Member Fonzi
Council Member Funk
Council Member Newsom

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.


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 – April 14, 2020
  • Recommendation: Council approve the April 14, 2020 Draft City Council Regular and Special Meeting Minutes. [City Clerk]
 2.March 2020 Accounts Payable and Payroll
  • Fiscal Impact: $2,302,162.40
  • Recommendation: Council approve certified City accounts payable, payroll and payroll vendor checks for March 2020. [Administrative Services]
 3.Authorizing Temporary Road Closures for Hot El Camino Cruise Nite and Colony Days Parade Route
  • Fiscal Impact:
    Hot El Camino Cruise Nite: No net fiscal impact.
    Colony Days Parade Route: The Colony Days closure of the parade route is expected to take over 100 hours of budgeted staff time for road closure applications, set-up and manning the road closure.
  • Recommendations: Council:
  • 1. Adopt Draft Resolution A authorizing temporary road closures and restrictions on August 14, 2020 for the Hot El Camino Cruise Nite.
    2. Adopt Draft Resolution B authorizing temporary road closures and restrictions on October 3, 2020 for the Colony Days Parade Route. [Public Works]

 4.Adopting a List of Projects for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Funded by SB1: The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017
  • Fiscal Impact: The Approval of the Draft Resolution adopting the list of projects for SB1 Funding, will allow the City to receive an estimated $568,200 in 2020-2021 SB1 funding.
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution adopting a list of projects to be funded with Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account revenues from SB 1 (The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017) for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. [Public Works]
 5.Resolution of the City Council to Authorize Application for Local Government Planning Support Grant Program (LEAP) Funds

  • Fiscal Impact: Adoption of the Draft Resolution will allow the City to receive up to $150,000 in LEAP grant funds for implementation of housing element activities and other housing related planning activities.
  • Recommendation: Council approve Draft Resolution authorizing an application for the 2020 Local Government Planning Support Grant Program / Local Early Action Planning Grants Program (LEAP) to the California Department of Housing and Community Development. [Community Development]

 (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 (805) 470-3400, or [email protected].)

 1. Request for Authorization to Process General Plan Amendment for The Barrel Creek Project - 6010, 6020, 6030 Del Rio Rd and 1505, 1825, 1855 San Ramon Rd (APNs: 049-131-043, 049-131-044, 049-131-052, 049-131-058, 049-131-061, and 049-131-066) PRE19-0117 (Wadadli, LLC)

  • Fiscal Impact: None. Authorized General Plan amendments are paid for by the Applicant.
  • Recommendation: Council authorize the applicant to proceed with further analysis towards a development plan to allow a commercial and residential development on existing vacant rural residential properties at the corner of Del Rio Road and San Ramon Road and provide direction to staff and the applicant on moving forward with application processing subject to continued refinement. [Community Development]
    D. DISCUSSION ITEM: Discussion of COVID 19 issues including oral updates by Mayor Moreno and City Manager Rickard, questions by City Council, public comment and comments by City Council.

    1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – Mayor Moreno

    2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – City Manager Rickard
    E. COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMITTEE REPORTS: (On their own initiative, Council Members may make a brief announcement or a brief report on their own activities. The following represent standing committees. Informative status reports will be given, as felt necessary):
     Mayor Moreno
    1. City Selection Committee
    2. County Mayors Round Table
    3. Economic Vitality Corporation, Board of Directors (EVC)
    4. SLO Council of Governments (SLOCOG)
    5. SLO Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

    Mayor Pro Tem Bourbeau
    1. City / Schools Committee
    2. City of Atascadero Finance Committee
    3. Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA)
    4. SLO County Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC)

    Council Member Fonzi
    1. Air Pollution Control District
    2. Atascadero Basin Ground Water Sustainability Agency (GSA)
    3. City of Atascadero Design Review Committee
    4. SLO Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)

    Council Member Funk
    1. City of Atascadero Finance Committee
    2. Homeless Services Oversight Council
    3. League of California Cities – Council Liaison

    Council Member Newsom
    1. California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA) Board
    2. City / Schools Committee
    3. City of Atascadero Design Review Committee
    4. Visit SLO CAL Advisory Committee
    F. INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION AND / OR ACTION: (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.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.