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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

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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, August 11, 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.Conference with Labor Negotiators (Govt. Code Sec. 54957.6)
Agency designated representatives: Rachelle Rickard, City Manager
Employee OrganizationsAtascadero 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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:Council Member Fonzi 
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 – July 14, 2020
  • Recommendation: Council approve the July 14, 2020 Draft City Council Regular Meeting Minutes. [City Clerk]
 2.June 2020 Investment Report
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendation: Council receive and file the City Treasurer’s report for quarter ending June 30, 2020. [City Treasurer]
 3.Sales Tax Ballot Measure Ordinance Second Reading
  • Fiscal Impact: The proposed sales tax measure would generate an estimated $4.5 million in additional annual revenue. The total cost of placing the measures on the ballot is estimated to be approximately $12,000 of budgeted General Funds.
  • Recommendation: : Council adopt on second reading, by title only, the Draft Ordinance amending Title 3 of the Atascadero Municipal Code to add a Chapter 18 “Essential Services Transactions and Use Tax” to be administered by the California Department of Tax and Administration, subject to adoption by the electorate. [City Manager]
 4.Designation of Voting Delegate - League of California Cities’ Annual Conference

  • Fiscal Impact: None
  • Recommendation: Council designate Council Member Funk as the voting delegate for the Annual Business Meeting of the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference in October 2020, and direct the City Clerk to inform the League of the designation. [City Clerk]
 5.Authorize Sanitary Sewer Manhole Work for State Route 41 ADA Improvements SHOPP Project

  • Fiscal Impact: $32,500.00.
  • Recommendation: : Council:
  1.Authorize Souza Construction to perform work to modify municipal sanitary sewer manholes in conjunction with the Caltrans State Route 41 ADA Improvements SHOPP Project.
  2.Authorize the Administrative Services Director to appropriate $32,500 from Wastewater Fund balance for work to modify municipal sanitary sewer manholes in conjunction with the Caltrans State Route 41 ADA Improvements SHOPP Project. [Public Works]

 (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. Community Facilities District 2005-1 Annexation No. 20
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendations: Council:
Motion and Vote       Motion and Vote
  1.Conduct the public hearing for the proposed annexation.
  2.Adopt Draft Resolution A; authorizing the territory identified in City Council Resolution 2020-050 to be annexed into Community Facilities District No. 2005-1, authorizing the levy of a special tax and submitting the levy of a special tax to qualified electors.
  3.Direct the City Clerk to conduct a landowner vote of annexation and collect and count the ballots.
Council to recess until ballots are counted
  4.Adopt Draft Resolution B, declaring the results of a special annexation landowner election, determining the validity of prior proceedings and directing the recording of an amendment to the notice of special tax lien.
  5.Introduce for first reading, by title only, Draft Ordinance, authorizing the levy of special taxes in Community Facilities District 2005-1 for certain annexation territory identified as Annexation No. 20. [Community Development]
 2. Confirming the Cost of Vegetative Growth and/or Refuse Abatement

  • Fiscal Impact: The City will receive $61,725.89 from the 2020/2021 property tax rolls in weed abatement / refuse abatement assessments.
  • Recommendations: Council adopt the Draft Resolution, confirming the cost of vegetative growth (weeds) and/or refuse (rubbish) abatement. [Fire Department]
Motion and Vote
 3. Consider an Ordinance to Amend Title 4 – “Public Safety”, Chapter 2 - “Traffic Regulations”, Article 5 – “Speed Regulations” and Adopt a Resolution Establishing Speed Limits on Various City Streets

  • Fiscal Impact: The estimated cost to install revised and new speed limit signs is $8,000 in General Funds.
  • Recommendations: Council:
Motion and Vote
  1.Conduct a public hearing to receive all written and verbal testimony regarding the Draft Ordinance and 2020 Speed Survey Update.
  2.Introduce, for first reading by title only, Draft Ordinance amending Title 4 – “Public Safety”, Chapter 2 - “Traffic Regulations”, Article 5 – “Speed Regulations” pertaining to setting and modifying speed limits.
  3.Adopt Draft Resolution approving the 2020 Speed Survey Update and establish-speed limits on various City streets.
  4.Authorize the Director of Administrative Services to appropriate $8,000 in General Funds to replace revised and new speed limit signs. [Public Works]
 1. El Camino Real Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan

  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendations: Council:
Motion and Vote
  1.Review and approve the conceptual plans for the El Camino Real Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan for future roadway improvements.
  2.Authorize staff to pursue grant funding opportunities for these improvements, specifically Cycle 5 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) and the Infill Infrastructure Grant through HCD. [Public Woks]
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.