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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
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:
Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the Agenda are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection on our website, Contracts, Resolutions and Ordinances will be allocated a number once they are approved by the City Council. The Minutes of this meeting will reflect these numbers. All documents submitted by the public during Council meetings that are either read into the record or referred to in their statement will be noted in the Minutes and available for review by contacting the City Clerk's office. All documents will be available for public inspection during City Hall business hours once City Hall is open to the public following the termination of the Shelter at Home Order.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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

City Council Regular Session:

6:00 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:Council Member Bourbeau
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 presented to R.I.S.E. recognizing February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
 2. Recognition of outgoing Planning Commissioners
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 – January 26, 2021
  • Recommendation: Council approve the January 26, 2021 Draft City Council Regular Meeting Minutes. [City Clerk]
2.Property Acquisition for Santa Lucia Road Bridge Replacement Project
  • Fiscal Impact: The total compensation to be paid at this time is $25,800, with another approximately $12,000 expected as part of the final two agreements. The HBRRP grant will cover 100% of the project costs
  • Recommendation: Council adopt Draft Resolution approving compensation payments and Right-of-Way Agreements for property acquisitions located at APNs 054-261-001, 054-261-006, 054-271-003, 054-271-004, and 054-272- 016 for the Santa Lucia Road Bridge Replacement Project. [Public Works]
3.Atascadero Mall Sewer Condition Improvements Award
  • Fiscal Impact: Total project funding of $456,000.00 in budgeted Wastewater funds.
  • Recommendations: Council authorize the City Manager to execute a construction contract for $271,876.60 with Rob Reynolds Construction, Inc. for the Atascadero Mall Sewer Condition Improvements Project (Project No. C2019W02). [Public Works]
4.Authorization to Enter the County of San Luis Obispo COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Agreement
  • Fiscal Impact: Staff estimates unreimbursed costs to be between $5,000 to $50,000 through June
  • Recommendations: Council:
    1. Authorize the City Manager to execute the County of San Luis Obispo’s COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Agreement.
    2. Authorize the City Manager to execute any future cooperative agreements necessary to provide reimbursement and support for COVID-19 vaccination distribution. [City Manager]
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. Urgency Ordinance Affirming Orders of the State of California, County Emergency Services Director and Public Health Officer

  • Fiscal ImpactThe adoption of this Urgency Ordinance would not have a fiscal impact to the City. Enforcement of the Urgency Ordinance would have a financial impact to the City depending upon the extent of enforcement required.
  • Recommendation: Council adopt an Urgency Ordinance affirming orders of the State of California and the County Emergency Services Director and Public Health Officer and the City Director of Emergency Services. [City Attorney]
Motion and Vote
1. Comprehensive Financial Strategy
  • Fiscal ImpactNone.
  • Recommendation: Council:
    1. Review and file the Comprehensive Financial Strategy.
    2. Adopt Draft Resolution approving Financial Policies as documented in Section 6 of the Comprehensive Financial Strategy. [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 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
  A. Confirm DRC Appointments
 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.