ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
December 12, 2006 – Page 1
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
DECEMBER 12, 2006
(Adjourned Session of December 5, 2006)
Mayor Pringle called the December 5, 2006 adjourned regular session to order on December 12, 2006 at 1:32 P.M.
PRESENT: Mayor Curt Pringle and Council Members: Lorri Galloway, Bob Hernandez, Lucille Kring and Harry Sidhu.
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Dave Morgan, City Attorney Jack White, and Acting City Clerk Catherine Godoy
ADDITIONS/DELETIONS TO CLOSED SESSION:None
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS:None
CLOSED SESSION - INTERVIEWS
CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
Title: City Clerk
Title: City Treasurer
At 3:00 P.M. Mayor Pringle adjourned the December 5, 2006 meeting and called to order the regular meeting of December 12, 2006 for a closed session on the following items:
CLOSED SESSION ITEMS:
Title: City Clerk
Title: City Treasurer
3.CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS
Property: 2695 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California
Agency negotiator: Dave Morgan
Negotiating parties: City of Anaheim and Anaheim Arena Management, LLC
Under Negotiation: Terms of agreement
4.CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL -ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9
Number of potential cases: One
At 5:40 P.M., Council session was reconvened.
Invocation: Pastor Wayne Palmer, Freedom Bible Church
Flag Salute: Council Member Hernandez
Presentations: Recognizing David Hill on his retirement from the City of Anaheim – Mayor Pringle introduced Human Resources Director Dave Hill, recognizing him for over 40 years of dedication and service to the community of Anaheim
Acceptance of Other Recognitions (To be presented at a later date):
Proclaiming December 25, 2006 – January 2, 2007 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week
Recognizing the winners of the 2006 Holiday Lights Contest - Mayor Pringle announced the winners of the 2006 Holiday Lights contest would be recognized at the January 9, 2007 meeting, however, he pointed out addresses for the decorated homes could be found on the City’s website for citizens wishing to view them during the holidays.
At 5:50 P.M., Mayor Pringle called to order the Anaheim Redevelopment Agency and Anaheim Housing Authority for a joint public comment session with the City Council.
ADDITIONS/DELETIONS TO ANY OF THE AGENDAS:None
PUBLIC COMMENTS (ALL MATTERS EXCEPT PUBLIC HEARINGS):
David Blake, resident, expressed a number of concerns related to certain capital improvement projects and Mayor Pringle referred him to the Director of Public Works for assistance with those concerns.
Curtis Gambel, resident, provided an update to information offered on Anaheim hotel websites related to taxi rates and other transportation modes; Mayor Pringle indicated the City did not require hotels to post information of that type on websites, but referred Mr. Gambel to the Visitors and Convention Bureau to discuss the merits of having that type of information updated on hotel websites.
Mayor Pringle recessed the City Council session to consider the Redevelopment Agency meeting, reconvening the Council session for the following joint public hearing.
JOINT COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY PUBLIC HEARING:
3.This is a Joint Public Hearing to consider a Disposition and Development Agreement (290 South Anaheim Boulevard) with CIM Urban Real Estate Fund, LP, for rehabilitation of an office building and construction of a new hotel. (This item was continued from the November 28, 2006 meeting, Item #1
CITY COUNCIL ACTION:
RESOLUTION NO. 2006-250 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM APPROVING THAT CERTAIN DISPOSITION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (290 SOUTH ANAHEIM BOULEVARD) WITH CIM URBAN REAL ESTATE FUND, LP AND MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
Elisa Stipkovich, Community Development Director, provided a brief staff report indicating the Disposition and Development Agreement was recommended for approval to allow CIM Urban Real Estate a long-term ground lease on the Willdan property adjacent to City Hall. She added CIM would be required to rehabilitate the building to accommodate a culinary school and a 132-room boutique hotel and at the end of 55 years, the property would refer back to the Agency, if CIM did not exercise their option to purchase. She recommended both the Council and the Agency enter into the agreement.
Mayor Pringle opened the public hearing for comment and invited the applicant to speak.
Mary Anderson, CIM Group, stated the project was a two phased proposal, starting with the culinary school which was anticipated to take one year and ending after five years from this date with the completion of the hotel, a contributing factor to the critical mass of the revitalized retail area.
With no other public comments offered, Mayor Pringle closed the hearing.
Council Member Kring voiced her appreciation for the culinary school program and indicated her support for the project. Mayor Pringle thanked City staff for negotiating this deal and CIM for their continued interest in the City. He added the CIM Group, whose background included the revitalization of Old Town Pasadena area and downtown Sacramento, would attract that same kind of energy and excitement to Anaheim, bringing jobs, students and more residents living in apartment buildings near City Hall and engaging in a variety of civic activities.
Council Member Hernandez remarked the culinary institute would be an asset to the community in providing training for individuals working in the resort area and moved to approve Resolution No. 2006-250 of the City Council of the City of Anaheim approving a Disposition and Development Agreement with CIM Urban Real Estate Fund and making certain findings; seconded by Agency Member Kring. Roll call vote: Ayes - 5; Mayor Pringle, Agency Members: Galloway, Hernandez, Kring and Sidhu. Noes - 0. Motion carried.
CONSENT CALENDAR: Council Member Galloway removed Item 21 for further discussion, Council Member Hernandez pulled Item 25 and Mayor Pringle removed Item 30. Council Member Kring stated she would be recorded as an abstention vote on Item 37. Council Member Sidhu waived reading in full of all ordinances and resolutions and to approve the balance of the consent calendar in accordance with the reports, certifications and recommendations furnished each Council Member and as listed on the Consent Calendar; seconded by Council Member Kring. Roll Call vote: Ayes - 5; Mayor Pringle, Council Members: Galloway, Hernandez, Kring and Sidhu. Noes - 0. Motion Carried
7. Reject certain claims filed against the City.
8. Receive and file meeting minutes of the Public Utilities Board meeting of October 26, 2006 and the November 2006 Investment Portfolio Report.
9. Approve the engineering services agreement with CNC Engineering for the Master Plan of Storm Drainage for Anaheim-Barber City Channel and Stanton Channel Tributary Areas study in an amount not to exceed $130,000.
10. Approve the Subdivision Agreement for Parcel Map No. 2005-259, located at 601 South Western Avenue.
11. Award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Pouk & Steinle, Inc., in the amount of $6,825,640, for the Direct Buried Cable Replacement Phase V project, and approve and authorize the Finance Director to execute the Escrow Agreement pertaining to contract retentions.
12. Award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Sialic Contractors Corporation DBA Shawnan, Inc., in the amount of $1,886,263, for the State College Boulevard Median and Landscape Beautification Improvements from South Street to Broadway, Phase 4B Project, and approve and authorize the Finance Director to execute the Escrow Agreement pertaining to contract retentions.
13. Execute the agreement with David Taussig & Associates, Inc., for special tax assessment services involving the Community Facilities District formation for the Platinum Triangle Area, in an amount not to exceed $70,000.
14. Waive the sealed bid requirement of Council Policy 306 and authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue a blanket purchase order to ProForce Law Enforcement, for X-26 Tasers and related equipment for the Police Department, in a not-to-exceed amount of $100,000 for a period of one year.
15. Waive the sealed bid requirement of Council Policy 306 and authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue master agreements and purchase orders to LaserFiche and their affiliated companies, as necessary for products and services required for document management and archiving of the City’s records.
16. Accept the bid of Galls, an Aramark Company, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $150,600 (including tax) for the purchase of uniforms for the Fire Department for a period of one-year with three one-year options to renew and authorize the Purchasing Agent to exercise the renewal options, all in accordance with Bid #6822.
17. Accept the bid of Marina Landscape, Incorporated, in an amount not to exceed $50,160 for landscape service of the Civic Center and the Maintenance Facility properties for a two-year period with three one-year optional renewals, and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute renewal options, all in accordance with Bid #6815.
18. Accept the low bid from Globe Electric Company, Incorporated, of $116,576 plus tax, for four 60-ton air-cooled water chillers as replacement chillers for two City buildings, all in accordance with Bid #6852.
19. Approve Amendment No. 13 to an agreement with Taormina Industries Incorporated to haul tree waste for recycling purposes with a proposed minimal increase of $91.48 to $91.49 for transport charges per container.
20.Authorize the Director of Community Services to sign a Right of Entry Permit to allow contractors and/or other representatives of AquaDuks Swim School to come upon City property at the northeast corner of Nohl Ranch Road and Serrano Avenue to investigate the stability of the slope and perform other environmental testing.
22. Approve the first amendment to the existing agreement with Allison and Partners for Ready OC, an emergency preparedness public awareness campaign.
23. Approve and authorize the Police Chief to execute a Lease Addendum with Mobile Modular Management Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $11,000, for a period of one year, for a modular unit currently used as the Police Activities League Center.
24. Increase the Fire Department’s FY 06/07 budget in the amount of $77,800 for the purchase of work uniforms.
26. Approve the 2007 Investment Policy.
27. Approve Agreement No. 12-UT-937 between the State of California acting by and through the Department of Transportation and the City of Anaheim for the removal and relocation of electrical facilities to accommodate the CalTrans freeway grade separation project on State Route 90 (Imperial Highway) at Orangethorpe Avenue.
28. Approve and authorize the Public Utilities General Manager to execute a Joint Trench Master Agreement to facilitate joint trench construction and cost sharing for work in the Underground Conversion Program.
29. Approve and authorize the Public Utilities General Manager to execute an amendment to an agreement with Frey Environmental, Inc., to extend the term of the agreement for up to three years at a cost of $242,000 per year to continue environmental consulting services for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater at the former gasoline station located at 3270 W. Lincoln Avenue.
31.Review the need for continuing the local emergency heretofore proclaimed by the Director of Emergency Services as ratified by previous action of the City Council concerning land movement and property damage in the vicinity of 357, 365 and 373 Ramsgate Drive and the Hidden Grove Lane/Fox Glen Drive area in the City of Anaheim, and, by motion, determine that the need for continuing the local emergency exists.
- RESOLUTION NO. 2006-251 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2000R-122 WHICH ESTABLISHED RATES OF COMPENSATION FOR JOB CLASSIFICATIONS DESIGNATED AS EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT.
RESOLUTION NO. ____2006-252___ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2000R-123 WHICH ESTABLISHED RATES OF COMPENSATION FOR JOB CLASSIFICATIONS DESIGNATED AS ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT.
RESOLUTION NO. ___2006-253___A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2000R-124 WHICH ESTABLISHED RATES OF COMPENSATION FOR JOB CLASSIFICATIONS DESIGNATED AS MIDDLE MANAGEMENT.
33. RESOLUTION NO. ___2006-254___ RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM RESCINDING PREVIOUS RESOLUTION NO. 2006-167 REGARDING PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1680 AND 1696 WEST KATELLA AVENUE AND 1818 SOUTH EUCLID STREET (NINTH STREET TO HUMOR DRIVE PROJECT-R/W ACQ2004-00204, R/W ACQ2004-00206 AND R/W ACQ2004-00205).
34. RESOLUTION NO. ___2006-255 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM ADOPTING THE "COMBINED CENTRAL ANAHEIM AREA MASTER PLAN OF SANITARY SEWERS SEPTEMBER 2006."
35. ORDINANCE NO. 6043 (ADOPTION) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM AMENDING THE ZONING MAP REFERRED TO IN TITLE 18 OF THE ANAHEIM MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO ZONING (RECLASSIFICATION NO. 2005-00163). (Introduced at the November 28, 2006 meeting, Item #32)
36. ORDINANCE NO. 6044 (ADOPTION) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM AMENDING THE ZONING MAP REFERRED TO IN TITLE 18 OF THE ANAHEIM MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO ZONING (RECLASSIFICATION NO. 2006-00181). (Introduced at the November 28, 2006 meeting, Item # 33)
37. Approve the regular City Council meeting minutes of November 13, 2006 and November 28, 2006.
Abstention: Council Member Kring
END OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
- Approve and authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Vendor Agreement between the City of Anaheim and Casa Loma College, Inc.
Ruben Aceves, Workforce Development Manager, reported this item was an amendment to an existing agreement with Casa Loma College to provide occupational skills training for welfare individuals by increasing the subgrant from $100,000 to $500,000 through June 30, 2007. To questions posed by Council Member Galloway as to how excess funds came to the City and how Orange County determined which individuals would be referred and benefit from this training, Mr. Aceves replied the Orange County Board of Supervisors had earmarked $900,000 to be used for workforce funding for 2006/07, however, those funds had not been approved until after June 30, 2006 and the City used $100,000 in carryover funds to jumpstart the program. He added the Orange County Social Services Agency had determined through their screening process that there were 200-250 additional individuals that would benefit from this program. This was done, he reported, by the Social Services Agency annually going through the welfare roles and profiling those individuals who could participate and advance through occupational training. He stated of the $900,000, $550,000 would be used for the CalWorks occupational training, with the remaining funds covering staff and administrative costs of the program. Mayor Pringle asked how administrative costs were spent and Mr. Aceves responded staff was hired to conduct assessments of each County referral, determine profiles, make referrals and job placements and for follow up services. Mayor Pringle confirmed that the Calworks component was entirely administered through the City, not through the County and once the individuals were referred to the One-Stop program, it was the City’s responsibility for case management. Council Member Hernandez reported this was another example of the efforts through Workforce Investment Board to create a viable workforce in the community, especially in the health care delivery system and these dollars would be used to train Calworks participants to find employment in the health care industry. Mr. Aceves reported this was the 3rd year of this program and the Social Services Agency determined whether or not it was successful and had increased Anaheim’s funding from $125,000 the first year, $325,000 in the second year and $900,000 for FY 06/07. He added the funds were being used efficiently and the program had grown accordingly and the City’s program itself had been recognized for continuing efforts to promote job placement in the health field with a placement rate of 89 percent. Mayor Pringle remarked that he was supportive of the program and its efforts and had no hesitation about it but questioned the administrative costs. Elisa Stipkovich interjected a report breaking down administrative and staff expenses would be provided to Council. Mayor Pringle reiterated he was supportive of programs moving people from the welfare roles to jobs and understood that the management of these programs was now part of cities’ functions, however, he felt the administrative costs could be more efficient and asked how the referrals which had been between 200-250 became half that amount during implementation. Mr. Aceves indicated that once the participants were referred to the one-stop program, there were very specific guidelines to be met and after assessing the candidates, their abilities may not have met their profiles and the individuals were referred back to the county for additional support.
Council Member Hernandez moved to approve Item No. 21, seconded by Council Member Galloway. Roll call vote: Ayes - 5; Mayor Pringle, Council Members: Galloway, Hernandez, Kring and Sidhu. Noes - 0. Motion carried.