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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council via Teleconference

Tuesday, July 14, 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 JULY 14, 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 comments@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 La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, 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 WEBER

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION - CITY ATTORNEY

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

PROCLAIMING JULY 2020 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH

 

PRESENTATION BY CLIMATE ACTION CAMPAIGN ON THE SAN DIEGO REGION CLIMATE ACTION PLAN REPORT CARD

 

REPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND VETERANS COMMISSION ON THE AUGUST 5, 2020 COMMUNITY CONSERVATION EVENT FOR CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION – Chair Loorya

 

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 INTERVIEWS

 

1. ANNUAL INTERVIEW OF APPLICANTS FOR OPENINGS ON THE CITY’S BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 2 through 6)

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.
 

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

 

3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING HELD TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020

Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING, LA MESA PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY SPECIAL MEETING, AND CITY OF LA MESA SUCCESSOR AGENCY SPECIAL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020

Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. RESOLUTION APPROVING A REVENUE AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ACCOUNT FOR SEWER LATERAL AND BACKWATER VALVE REIMBURSEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION WITH A NOT-TO-EXCEED AMOUNT OF $150,000

Staff Reference: Mr. Firsht
Documents:
  1. ITEM 5.pdf
 

6. A. RESOLUTION APPROVING A TASK ORDER TO HELIX ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING, INC. TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SERVICES FOR PARKWAY DRIVE AND ALVARADO ROAD TRUNK SEWER PHASE 3 UPGRADE PROJECT; AND

B. RESOLUTION APPROVING A TASK ORDER TO GEOCON, INC. TO PROVIDE GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR PARKWAY DRIVE AND ALVARADO ROAD TRUNK SEWER PHASE 3 UPGRADE PROJECT

Staff Reference: Mr. Firsht
Documents:
  1. ITEM 6.pdf
 

STAFF REPORT

 

7. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REPORT WITH THE FINAL DETERMINATION OF SEWER SERVICE CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 TO BE COLLECTED ON THE COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ROLL AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO FORWARD A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE RESOLUTION, TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF THE REPORT TO THE OFFICE OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY AUDITOR

Staff recommends the Council adopt the Resolution approving the sewer charge amount for each parcel as described in the fiscal year 2021 sewer charge report and authorize the City Clerk to submit the sewer charge for each parcel to the County Auditor for collection on the 2020-21 property tax bills.

Staff Reference: Mr. Firsht
Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

HEARING

 

8. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE PERMANENT LOCAL HOUSING ALLOCATION PROGRAM FOR FUNDING TO PROVIDE HOMELESS SERVICES IN THE CITY OF LA MESA, ACCEPTING SAID GRANT IF AWARDED AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT

Staff recommends the Council adopt the Resolution authorizing submittal of a grant application to the Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program for funding to provide homeless services in the City of La Mesa, accepting said grant if awarded and appropriating funds for the project.

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

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

COUNCIL INITIATED

 

9. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION REGARDING HOLDING A TOWN HALL MEETING CONCERNING THE EVENTS OF MAY 30, 2020 – MAYOR ARAPOSTATHIS AND COUNCILMEMBER WEBER

Documents:
  1. ITEM 9.pdf
 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT