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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

6:00 p.m.

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



Mark Arapostathis, Mayor
Akilah Weber, Vice Mayor
Kristine Alessio, Councilmember
Bill Baber, Councilmember
  Colin Parent, 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 SEPTEMBER 22, 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), Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/lamesaca), or using the following Zoom Webinar options:

The public may view the meeting live using the following remote options:

Teleconference Meeting Webinar

https://zoom.us/j/92198128215


Telephone (Audio only)


(669) 900-6833 or (253) 215-8782 
ç Webinar ID: 921 9812 8215

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. Form correspondence of identical content signed by different individuals shall be read aloud only once during the comment period. Immediately prior to the reading of such correspondence, the name of each signatory shall be stated aloud.

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 ALESSIO

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

PRESENTATION

PROCLAIMING OCTOBER 2, 2020 AS MTS FREE RIDE DAY
 

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 PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD

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

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 2 through 11)

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. RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE BODY AND APPENDIX OF THE CITY’S AMENDED LOCAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE

Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman


Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF LA MESA AND PEOPLE ASSISTING THE HOMELESS (PATH) TO PROVIDE HOMELESS SERVICES UTILIZING 2019-20 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CORONAVIRUS (CDBG-CV) FUNDS AUTHORIZED BY THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak


Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. A. RESOLUTION APPROVING A TASK ORDER FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO KTU+A TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) GUIDE BOOK; AND

 

5. B. RESOLUTION APPROVING A TASK ORDER FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO KTU+A TO UPDATE THE CITY’S URBAN DESIGN PROGRAM INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT OF OBJECTIVE DESIGN STANDARDS

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak



Documents:
  1. ITEM 5.pdf
 

6. RESOLUTION IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE HOUSING SUCCESSOR TO THE FORMER LA MESA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT (ENA) BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF LA MESA AND USA PROPERTIES FUND, INC. TO ESTABLISH TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE POTENTIAL GROUND LEASE OF PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MIXED-INCOME MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROJECT ON SUCH PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8181 ALLISON AVENUE, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE OLD POLICE STATION SITE

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak


Documents:
  1. ITEM 6.pdf
 

7. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STANDARD AGREEMENT FOR ONGOING SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF LA MESA AND PHOENIX INFORMATION SYSTEMS GROUP FOR ELECTRONIC PARKING CITATION DEVICES AND PARKING CITATION PROCESSING SERVICES AND PAYMENT COLLECTION

Staff Reference: Mr. Kusiak

Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

8. RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING $572,795 OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CONGESTION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FUNDING INTO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ACCOUNT 30221AOT-6830, REGIONAL ARTERIAL IMPROVEMENTS

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

9. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF A REPLACEMENT PIERCE TRIPLE COMBINATION PUMPER FROM SOUTH COAST FIRE EQUIPMENT TO BE USED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ON EMERGENCY RESPONSES

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

10. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES WITH THE CITY OF EL CAJON

Staff Reference: Acting Chief Nicholass


Documents:
  1. ITEM 10.pdf
 

11. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROPRIATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES GRANT FUNDS

Staff Reference: Acting Chief Nicholass


Documents:
  1. ITEM 11.pdf
 

STAFF REPORT

 

12. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A TRANSFER OF TRAVEL AND COUNCILMEMBER EXPENDITURE FUNDS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL BUDGET TO THE NON-DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET TO FUND THE WEST LA MESA COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

Staff recommends the Council approve the La Mesa Property Revitalization Grant Program and West La Mesa Community Enhancement Grant Program and adopt the Resolution authorizing the transfer of travel and councilmember expenditure funds from the City Council Budget to the Non-departmental Budget to fund the West La Mesa Community Enhancement Grant Program.

                   Staff Reference: Mr. Tomaino
Documents:
  1. ITEM 12.pdf
 

HEARINGS

 

13. CONSIDERATION OF AN APPEAL OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATION TO DENY PROJECT NO. 2020-28 (MCKNIGHT) – A REQUEST TO DESIGNATE THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4626-4630 DATE AVENUE IN THE R1 (URBAN RESIDENTIAL) ZONE AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK AND TO ESTABLISH A PROPERTY PRESERVATION (MILLS ACT) AGREEMENT FOR THE SITE

Staff recommends the Council consider the staff report and public testimony to determine if there is sufficient evidence to support landmark designation, and if so determined adopt the resolutions to 1) designate the property as a historic landmark; and 2) enter into a Mills Act Property Preservation Agreement with the property owner.

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

14. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION ORDERING THE SUMMARY VACATION OF AN EXISTING PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT ENCUMBERING LOT 240 (7934 CINTHIA STREET) PER MAP NO. 4501, EASTRIDGE, UNIT 3

Staff recommends the Council adopt the Resolution vacating an existing public utility easement encumbering lot 240 (7934 Cinthia Street) per Map No. 4501 of Eastridge, Unit 3 in the City of La Mesa, California.

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

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

COUNCIL INITIATED

 

15. CONSIDERATION OF THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES RESOLUTIONS THAT WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY ON OCTOBER 7 – OCTOBER 9, 2020 – COUNCILMEMBER BABER

Documents:
  1. ITEM 15.pdf
 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT