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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

6:00 p.m.

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



Mark Arapostathis, Mayor
Colin Parent, Vice Mayor
Kristine Alessio, Councilmember
Bill Baber, 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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ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION – MAYOR ARAPOSTATHIS

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION - CITY ATTORNEY

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

PRESENTATION FROM LA MESA FAIR TRADE

 

PROCLAIMING MAY AS POPPY MONTH

 

PROCLAIMING MAY AS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

 

PROCLAIMING MAY 19 – 25, 2019 AS NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

 

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT

 

CITY TREASURER’S QUARTERLY REPORT

 

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

 

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS

 

1. RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER TO THE YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 1.pdf
 

2. RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE CITY COUNCIL’S CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON HOMELESSNESS

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 2.pdf
 

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 3 through 10)

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.
 

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

 

4. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

Documents:
  1. ITEM 5.pdf
 

6. RESOLUTION APPOINTING THE SAN DIEGO GAS AND ELECTRIC REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

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

7. RESOLUTION TEMPORARILY CLOSING A PORTION OF LA MESA CITY STREETS FOR A CITY SPONSORED EVENT ON JUNE 1, 2019

Staff Reference: Ms. Richardson
Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

8. RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE PLANNING DIVISION BUDGET AND APPROPRIATE FUNDS ON DEPOSIT FOR PROCESSING THE ALVARADO SPECIFIC PLAN

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

9. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FY18 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (SHSGP) – URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI) GRANT OF $41,073

Staff Reference: Chief Swaney
Documents:
  1. ITEM 9.pdf
 

10. RESOLUTION AWARDING TASK ORDER NO. 1 TO HARRIS AND ASSOCIATES FOR WASTEWATER UTILITY BILLING, ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION AND RELATED SERVICES

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

ORDINANCE: SECOND READING

 

11. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA MESA AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA MESA AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Staff recommends the Council approve the second reading and adoption of the Ordinance authorizing a second amendment to the contract between the City Council of the City of La Mesa and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), to provide a mandatory employee contribution of an additional .5% of salary as provided under Government Code Section 20516(a) applicable to all Classic CalPERS unrepresented employees and all Classic CalPERS La Mesa City Employees’ Association (LMCEA) members to become effective July 12, 2019 (total of 1% cost share).

Staff Reference: Ms. Freeman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 11.pdf
 

STAFF REPORT

 

12. CONSIDERATION AND APPOINTMENT OF A COUNCILMEMBER TO THE SWEETWATER RIVER WATERSHED ADVISORY PANEL

Staff recommends the Council appoint a Councilmember to the Sweetwater River Watershed Advisory Panel.

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman
Documents:
  1. ITEM 12.pdf
 

HEARING/ORDINANCE: FIRST READING

 

13. CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA MESA AMENDING SECTION 17.12 OF THE LA MESA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADJUST THE SCHEDULE OF SEWER SERVICE CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 AND FISCAL YEAR 2021

Staff recommends the Council approve the proposed sewer rate increase of 5.25 percent in Fiscal Year 2020 and 5.5 percent in Fiscal Year 2021 and approve the introduction and first reading of the Ordinance amending Section 17.12 of the La Mesa Municipal Code to adjust the schedule of sewer service charges for Fiscal Year 2020 and Fiscal Year 2021.

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 13.pdf
 

HEARING

 

14. CONSIDERATION OF AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP 17-96 (JUSTICE IS COMING, LLC) – A REQUEST FOR A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY PROPOSED AT 8760 CAMPO ROAD, IN THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL / SCENIC PRESERVATION OVERLAY (C-P) ZONE

Staff recommends the Council uphold the Planning Commission’s approval of Conditional Use Permit CUP 17-96 based on the findings and subject to conditions set forth in Planning Commission Resolution PC-2019-02, thus denying the appeal.

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak
Documents:
  1. ITEM 14.pdf
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT