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Consistent with the SLO County Region 1 – Southern California Regional Stay 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, April 13, 2021

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
5. COUNCIL RETURNS          
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Council Member Dariz
ROLL CALL: Mayor Moreno
Mayor Pro Tem Newsom
Council Member Bourbeau
Council Member Dariz
Council Member Funk

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. Proclamation Recognizing April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A. 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.)
  1. City Council Draft Action Minutes – March 23, 2021 and March 24, 2021
  • Recommendation: Council approve the March 23, 2021 Draft City Council Regular and Special Meeting Minutes and the March 24, 2021 Draft City Council Special Meeting Minutes. [City Clerk]
  2. Weed/Refuse Abatement Program
  • Fiscal Impact: The City recovers costs for administering this program through recovery of the cost of abatement, plus a flat fee of $260 plus a percentage charge of 166% administrative fee, which is placed on the San Luis Obispo County Special Tax Assessment for the fiscal year 2021-2022 Tax Roll.
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution, declaring vegetative growth and/or refuse a public nuisance, commencing proceedings for the abatement of said nuisances, and placing all abatement fees on the San Luis Obispo County Special Tax Assessment for the fiscal year 2021-2022 Tax Roll. [Fire Department]
  3. Property Acquisition for Santa Lucia Road Bridge Replacement Project
  • Fiscal Impact: Compensation for property acquisition, and permanent and temporary construction easements required for the Santa Lucia Road Bridge Replacement Project is covered in the 2020-2021 Santa Lucia Road Bridge Replacement Project budget. The total compensation to be paid at this time is $11,900. The HBRRP grant will cover 100% of the project costs.
  • Recommendations: Council adopt Draft Resolution approving compensation payments and Right-of-Way Agreements for property acquisitions located at APNs 054-271-007 and 054-272-015 for the Santa Lucia Road Bridge Replacement Project. [Public Works]

  4. Annexation of the 10850 El Camino Real Subdivision into Community Facilities District 2005-1, Annexation No. 23 (10850 El Camino Real: Tract 3099)
  • Fiscal Impact: Assessments for this annexation are estimated to be $42,400 annually, adjusted each year for inflation. Deed restricted affordable units are exempt from the special tax.
  • Recommendations: Council adopt Draft Resolution, declaring its intention to annex territory, into Community Facilities District 2005-1 (Public Services) as Annexation No. 23 and to authorize the levy of special taxes therein (10850 El Camino Real: Tract 3099). [Community Development]
  5. El Camino Real Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan
  • Fiscal Impact: None
  • Recommendations: Council adopt Draft Resolution and authorize staff to pursue grant-funding opportunities, in support for the Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Project. [Public Works]
UPDATES FROM THE 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 / El Camino Real Plan Line in the Vicinity of the US 101 Interchange (West 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 (West Side). [Public Works]
  2. General Plan & Housing Element Annual Progress Report 2020 (CPP 21-0024)
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendation: Council receive report of State housing goals, General Plan progress, and progress on housing unit production through 2020. [Community Development]
  3. City of Atascadero Marketing Update
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendation: Council receive and file Marketing Update recapping the calendar year for 2020 and a preview of 2021. [City Manager]
  4. Council Norms and Procedures Consideration of Amendments
  • Fiscal Impact: None.
  • Recommendation: Council review, amend and adopt change(s) to the Council Norms and Procedures. [City Manager]
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 Newsom
1. City / Schools Committee
2. Design Review Committee
3. League of California Cities – Council Liaison
4. Visit SLO CAL Advisory Committee

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

Council Member Dariz
1. Air Pollution Control District
2. California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA) Board
3. City of Atascadero Finance Committee

Council Member Funk
1. Atascadero Basin Ground Water Sustainability Agency (GSA)
2. Design Review Committee
3. Homeless Services Oversight Council
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.