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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council via Teleconference

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers
La Mesa City Hall
8130 Allison Avenue
La Mesa, California



Mark Arapostathis, Mayor
Bill Baber, Vice Mayor
Kristine Alessio, Councilmember
Colin Parent, Councilmember
  Akilah Weber, Councilmember

 

Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, 8130 Allison Avenue, during normal business hours.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APRIL 28, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING FORMAT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

This meeting is being conducted utilizing teleconferencing and electronic means consistent with State of California Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council meeting may be viewed live on Cox Cable Channel 24 (within La Mesa City limits), AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 (in the San Diego Region),the City’s website (www.cityoflamesa.us) or Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/lamesaca).

Public Comments for Items not on the Agenda
Members of the public who wish to make public comments may submit their comments by email to be read aloud at the Council meeting by the City Clerk. Email comments must be submitted to the City Clerk at cityclrk@cityoflamesa.us by 4:00 p.m. the day of the Council meeting and be no more than 300 words. Any language beyond the 300 words shall not be read during the Council meeting. The counting of words, for the purposes of public comment submissions, shall follow the same standards as set forth in Elections Code § 9 (see Attachment A). Please note in your email subject line that this is for “PUBLIC COMMENT”. All email comments shall be subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the Council meeting.

Public Comments for Items
on the Agenda
Members of the public who wish to make comments on items on the agenda may do so via Zoom at the Emergency Operations Center, Fire Administration Building, 8054 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, California, 91942. Social distancing will be strictly enforced by City personnel at all times. It is strongly encouraged that all attendees wear a facial covering while waiting to speak regarding an agenda item. Comments may also be submitted in the same manner as stated above regarding items not on the agenda. Please note in your email subject line the agenda item number related to the comment.
Documents:
  1. ATTACHMENT A.pdf
 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION – COUNCILMEMBER ALESSIO

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

PROCLAIMING MAY 15, 2020 AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

 

PROCLAIMING APRIL 2020 AS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH

 

ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS - (TOTAL TIME - 15 MINUTES)

NOTE: In accordance with state law, an item not scheduled on the agenda may be brought forward by the general public for comment; however, the City Council will not be able to discuss or take any action on the item at this meeting. If appropriate, the item will be referred to Staff or placed on a future agenda.
 

CONFLICT DISCLOSURES

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 1 through 5)

The Consent Calendar includes items considered to be routine. Unless discussion is requested by members of the Council or audience, all Consent Calendar items may be approved by one motion.
 

1. APPROVAL OF MOTION TO WAIVE THE READING OF THE TEXT OF ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS AT THIS MEETING

 

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020

Documents:
  1. ITEM 2.pdf
 

3. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING RENEWAL OF AN AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOME CONSORTIUM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2023-2024 WITH AUTOMATIC RENEWAL IN EACH SUCCESSIVE PERIOD

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak
Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. RESOLUTION AWARDING THE THIRD RENEWAL OPTION OF ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR THE 2020 ANNUAL CONCRETE MAINTENANCE PROJECT TO MIRAMAR GENERAL ENGINEERING

Staff Reference: Mr. Firsht
Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FY19 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM – URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE GRANT OF $255,425

Staff Reference: Chief Swaney
Documents:
  1. ITEM 5.pdf
 

STAFF REPORTS

 

6. A. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF RETIRED ANNUITANT PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 7522.56 AND 21221(h) AND STATE OF CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE ORDER N-25-20; AND

B.  CONSIDERATION OF AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH SARAH WALLER-BULLOCK FOR THE INTERIM APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Staff recommends the Council (1) adopt the Resolution authorizing the hiring of retired annuitant pursuant to Government Code Sections 7522.56 and 21221(h) and State of California Executive Order N-25-20; and (2) authorize the City Manager to sign the employment agreement with Sarah Waller-Bullock for the interim appointment to the position of Director of Finance.

Staff Reference: Ms. Freeman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 6.pdf
 

7. GENERAL FUND FINANCIAL FORECAST COVID-19 UPDATE

Staff recommends the Council receive and accept the revised General Fund financial forecast based on updated revenue estimates that changed significantly due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Staff Reference: Ms. Waller-Bullock
Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

HEARINGS

 

8. A. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PLANNING PERIOD JULY 2020 THROUGH JUNE 2025 AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD); AND

B.  CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION AMENDING THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN FOR HUD FUNDING PROGRAMS

Staff recommends the Council adopt (1) the Resolution adopting the Consolidated Plan for Community Development for the planning period July 2020 through June 2025 and the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG program and authorizing submittal to HUD; and (2) the Resolution amending the Citizen Participation Plan for HUD funding programs.

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak
Documents:
  1. ITEM 8.pdf
 

9. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SANDAG) ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT TO THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CONGESTION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (RTCIP) DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SANDAG COMMISSION ORDINANCE 04-01 AND TRANSNET EXTENSION ORDINANCE AND EXPENDITURE PLAN

Staff recommends the Council adopt the Resolution adopting the SANDAG annual adjustment to the RTCIP Development Impact Fee for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Staff Reference: Mr. Firsht
Documents:
  1. ITEM 9.pdf
 

10. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINDINGS FOR THE QUIMBY ACT PARKLAND DEDICATION IN-LIEU FEE AND PARK ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENT IMPACT FEE AS REQUIRED BY CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66001 AND APPROPRIATING EXISTING AND ANTICIPATED FUNDS FOR COLLIER PARK IMPROVEMENTS AND FOR PROJECTS AS OUTLINED IN THE PARKS MASTER PLAN

Staff recommends the Council adopt the Resolution approving the findings as required by California Government Code Section 66001 and appropriate funds for Collier Park improvements and for projects as outlined in the Parks Master Plan.

Staff Reference: Mr. Dedmon
Documents:
  1. ITEM 10.pdf
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT