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* COVID-19 NOTICE * 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, City Council meetings were not able to be physically open to the public. However, on May 20, 2020 the California Department of Public Health approved SLO County's attestation moving the County into Stage 2 of the reopening process. In compliance with Phase 2 guidelines, the City can again offer Council meetings that are physically open to the public, provided protective measures are in place which include maintaining proper social distancing. The City will continue to provide access by phone, email and webinar.


Limited seating will be available for individuals who wish to physically attend the City Council 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
1.In Person. (Please be advised, in compliance with Phase 2 reopening guidelines, social distancing will be observed and only very limited seating will be available.)
2.By Phone or Webinar. Interested individuals who wish to practice social distancing and not attend the meeting in person are highly encouraged to call 805-538-2888 to listen and provide public comment via phone. Public comment may also be provided by webinar but by phone is preferable, if possible.
3.By Email. Public comments may also be submitted in writing to 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 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, June 23, 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.Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Govt. Code 54957)
Title: City Manager
  b.Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Govt. Code 54957)
Title: City Attorney

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:Council Member Newsom 
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 – June 1, 2020 & June 9, 2020
  • Recommendation: Council approve the June 1, 2020 Draft City Council Special Meeting Minutes and the June 9, 2020 Draft City Council Regular Meeting Minutes. [City Clerk]
 2.May 2020 Accounts Payable and Payroll
  • Fiscal Impact: $2,487,028.33
  • Recommendation: Council approve certified City accounts payable, payroll and payroll vendor checks for May 2020. [Administrative Services]
 3.Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License for a Beer Garden and Bottle Shop at 6090 El Camino Real - Type 40 License (USE 20-0049)
  • Fiscal Impact: A slight positive fiscal impact is expected from increased sales tax
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution finding that a public convenience would be served by allowing the issuance of a Type 40 ABC, On-Sale Beer for Public Premises License for Ancient Owl, a beer garden and bottle shop located in a new development at 6090 El Camino Real. [Community Development]
 4.Release Affordable Housing Deed Restriction
  • Fiscal Impact: If the Council directs staff to release the deed restriction from the property, Community Facilities District Special Taxes in the amount of just under $800 will be collected from the current homeowner.
  • Recommendation: Council direct staff to record a Release Agreement removing the Agreement to Provide Housing Units for Persons and Families of Moderate Income applicable to Lot 1 of Tract 2498, commonly known as 655 North Ferrocarril. [Community Development]
 5.Annexation of the Principal Mixed-Use Subdivision into Community Facilities District 2005-1, Annexation No. 20 (9105 Principal Ave: Tract 3070)
  • Fiscal Impact: Assessments for this annexation are estimated to be between $36,000 - $39,000 annually beginning in fiscal year 2021-2022, and adjusted each year for inflation.
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution, declaring its intention to annex territory, into Community Facilities District 2005-1 (Public Services) and to authorize the levy of special taxes therein – City of Atascadero Community Facilities District 2005-1 Annexation No. 20 (9105 Principal Ave.: Tract 3070). [Community Development]
 6.General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020
  • Fiscal Impact: The County’s estimate for the 2020 election of officials in Atascadero is $40,700.
  • Recommendations: Council adopt the following Resolutions for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two members to the City Council:
    1. Draft Resolution A, calling and giving notice of the holding of a General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the election of a Mayor and two Council Members.
    2. Draft Resolution B, requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo to consolidate a General Municipal Election to be held on November 3, 2020. [City Clerk]

 (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

 1. Atascadero Tourism Business Improvement District Confirmation of Annual Assessment (Fiscal Year 2020-2021)
  • Ex-Parte Communications:
  • Fiscal Impact: Annual assessments for 2020-2021 are expected to be approximately $232,000 and will be assessed as 2% of the rent charged on the occupied rooms and spaces for transient occupancies.
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution confirming the annual assessment for the Atascadero Tourism Business Improvement District (Fiscal Year 2020-2021). [City Manager]
Motion and Vote
 2. Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area Confirmation of Annual Assessment (FY 2020-2021))
  • Ex-Parte Communications:
  • Fiscal Impact: Adopting the staff recommendation will result in the collection and expenditure of approximately $10,600 in budgeted DPBIA funds.
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution confirming the annual assessment for the Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area (Fiscal Year 2020-2021). [City Manager]
Motion and Vote
 3. Adopting Sewer Service Charges to be Added to the 2020-2021 Property Tax Rolls
  • Ex-Parte Communications:
  • Fiscal Impact: The City estimates it will collect $2,782,000 in sewer service charges for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
  • Recommendations: Council:
    1. Conduct a public hearing to receive verbal testimony regarding the proposed sewer service charges to be levied onto property tax rolls.
    2. Adopt Draft Resolution approving sewer service charges to be added to the 2020-2021 property tax rolls. [Public Works]
Motion and Vote
 1. 6th Cycle Housing Element Update Draft Plan (CPP19-0067)
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendations: Council:
    1. Review and comment on the Draft Housing Element and receive public input.
    Authorize staff to submit the Draft plan to the State for initial review. [Community Development]
Motion and Vote
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.