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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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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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

City Council Regular Session:

6:00 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:Mayor Pro Tem Bourbeau 
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 – – September 22, 2020
  • Recommendation: Council approve the September 22, 2020 Draft City Council Regular Meeting Minutes. [City Clerk]
 2.August 2020 Accounts Payable and Payroll
  • Fiscal Impact: $2,659,803.24
  • Recommendation: Council approve certified City accounts payable, payroll and payroll vendor checks for August 2020. [Administrative Services]
 3.Authorize Professional Engineering Services for Atascadero Lake Dam Inundation Mapping Project
  • Fiscal Impact: A total appropriation of $25,000 is recommended to cover the Atascadero Lake Dam inundation map and supporting technical document costs and other administrative costs required to complete the project.
  • Recommendations: Council:
  1.Authorize Wallace Group to perform work to prepare inundation mapping and associated technical study for submission to the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams.
  2.Authorize the Administrative Services Director to appropriate $25,000 from General Fund balance for work to prepare Atascadero Lake Dam inundation mapping and associated technical study. [Public Works]
 4.Annexation of the Principal Mixed-Use Subdivision into Community Facilities District 2005-1, Annexation No. 21 and 22 (7900 Curbaril Ave.: AT 18-0111 & 4711 El Camino Real: Tract: 3141)

  • Fiscal Impact: Assessments for the Curbaril annexation are estimated to be between $2,800 - $3,000 annually beginning in fiscal year 2021-2022, and adjusted each year for inflation. Assessments for the Grand Oaks Paseo annexation are estimated to be between $19,000 - $20,000 annually beginning in fiscal year 2021-2022, and adjusted each year for inflation.
  • Recommendations: Council:
  1.Adopt Draft Resolution A, declaring its intention to annex territory, into Community Facilities District 2005-1 (Public Services) as Annexation No. 21 and to authorize the levy of special taxes therein (7900 Curbaril Ave.: AT 18-0111).
  2.Adopt Draft Resolution B, declaring its intention to annex territory, into Community Facilities District 2005-1 (Public Services) as Annexation No. 22 and to authorize the levy of special taxes therein (4711 El Camino Real: Tract 3141). [Community Development]
 5.Memorandums of Understanding for the Atascadero Police Association, Mid-Management/Professional Employees Association, Atascadero Professional Firefighters Local 3600 and Resolution for Non-Represented Professional and Management Workers and Confidential Employees
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendations: Council:
  1.Approve the Memorandum of Understanding for Atascadero the Police.
  2.Approve the Memorandum of Understanding for Atascadero Professional Firefighters Local 3600.
  3.Approve the Memorandum of Understanding for, Mid-Management/ Professional Employees Association.
  4.Adopt Draft Resolution for Non-Represented Professional and Management Workers and Confidential Employees.
  5.Approve the Salary Schedule for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. [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 (805) 470-3400, or

 1. Del Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan Amendment (AMND18-0079)

  • Fiscal Impact: Projected reduction of Traffic Impact Fee revenue of approximately 2.8 million. The short-term circulation improvements necessary to mitigate the new traffic projections are projected to cost approximately $15 million less than the mitigation measures included in the original specific plan.
  • Recommendations: Council:
  1.Adopt Draft Resolution approving an addendum to the previously certified Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Del Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan and determine that said addendum, together with the previously certified EIR, serves as the appropriate environmental documentation for the proposed Specific Plan Amendments.
  2.Introduce for first reading, by title only, Draft Ordinance amending the Del Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan to modify the list of allowed land uses, associated project descriptions, and related traffic mitigation measures. [Community Development]

Motion and Vote
 1. Del Rio Road / El Camino Real Plan Line in the Vicinity of the US 101 Interchange (East Side)
  • Fiscal Impact: None
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution approving the Del Rio Road / El Camino Real Plan Line in the vicinity of the US 101 interchange. [Public Works]
Motion and Vote
 2. Consideration of Oversight Options for the Proposed 2020 Essential Services Transactions and Use Tax Measure

  • Fiscal Impact: The fiscal impact will depend on the direction provided by Council. The proposed process requires a significant outlay of staff time and advertising dollars. Additions or deletions from the proposed process can add or reduce costs.
  • Recommendation: Council provide staff direction on how public engagement and accountability should be implemented for the proposed Essential Services Transactions and Use Tax Measure Ordinance, should it be passed by Atascadero voters in the General Election in November 2020. [Administrative Services]
    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.