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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 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.

City Council agendas and minutes may be viewed on the City's website:
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Tuesday, October 13, 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 Legal Counsel — Anticipated Litigation
Initiation of litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(4): one potential case
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.

 1. Recognition of outgoing Police Chief Jerel Haley
 2. Proclamation proclaiming Fire Prevention Week as October 4-10, 2020

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.Revision to the 2020 Speed Survey Update
  • Fiscal Impact: None
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution approving the 2020 Speed Survey Update and establishing speed limits on various City streets superseding Resolution No. 2020-063 without rescinding adoption of said Resolution. [Public Works]
 3. Del Rio Rd 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 adopt on second 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
 4.Conflict of Interest Code - Biennial Review

  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendations: Council adopt Draft Resolution, updating and amending the Conflict of Interest Code for the City of Atascadero. [City Clerk]
 5.Consider a Professional Engineering Services Agreement for the San Gabriel Road and San Marcos Road Pavement Rehabilitation Project
  • Fiscal Impact: Approving staff recommendations will commit $95,000 in budgeted Local Transportation Funds and advance commit $86,100 in Local Transportation Funds that were projected for expenditure on this Project in fiscal year 21/22.
  • Recommendations: Council:
  1.Authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement for $149,817 with Wallace Group to provide design engineering and construction plan preparation services for the San Gabriel Road and San Marcos Road Rehabilitation Project (Project No. C2020R05).
  2.Authorize the Director of Administrative Services to allocate an advance of $86,100 of Local Transportation Funds to supplement the FY20/21 budget for the San Gabriel Road and San Marcos Road Rehabilitation 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

 1. Commitment to Being a Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming Community for Everyone and Facilitation of Voluntary Citizen Action to Redact or Repudiate Racist Deed Verbiage
  • Fiscal Impact: The will be staff time and minor costs associated with facilitating the redaction or repudiation of racially restrictive deed covenants. These costs are expected to be covered with existing budgeted funds.
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution to resolve that the City of Atascadero commits to Atascadero being a safe, inclusive and welcoming community for everyone and to facilitate voluntary citizen action to redact or repudiate racist and discriminatory verbiage from their property deeds. [City Manager]
Motion and Vote
 2. 6th Cycle Housing Element Update Progress Report (CPP19-0067)
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendation: Council receive update on the progress of the Housing Element. [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.