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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/31/2016 5:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Room 7 Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available Spanish Agenda: Not available  
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16-0589 13.1 CC- Mayor/Council Member ReportCOUNCIL GUIDE TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BASICS, PART II - COMMUNICATIONS PLAN This presentation is intended to provide a high level overview of the Citys modes and methods of communication, especially during a crisis or disaster. This is a basic orientation to help Council and the Mayor understand the roles and responsibilities City staff play in communicating with the public, City Council and City of Santa Rosa employees.adopted  Action details Not available
16-0592 16.1 CC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - DESMOID TUMOR AWARENESS MONTHadopted  Action details Not available
16-0594 16.2 CC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - EMPLOYEE FUND DRIVE MONTHadopted  Action details Not available
16-0596 16.3 CC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - POLLUTION PREVENTION WEEK AND CREEK WEEKadopted  Action details Not available
16-0598 16.4 CC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE 25TH ANNIVERSARYadopted  Action details Not available
16-0537 110.2 CC- Mayor/Council Member Report1 In order to vote at the Annual Business Meeting at the League of California Cities 2016 Annual Conference, each member City must designate a voting delegate and up to two alternate delegates This years conference will be held in Long Beach from Wednesday, October 5 through Friday October 7 The delegates must be designated by the City Council, and the voting delegate and alternates must be registered to attend the conferenceadopted  Action details Not available
16-0539 110.3 CC- Matters from Council1 REQUEST FOR AGENDA ITEM REGARDING THE COST OF USING PARATRANSIT FOR BUS ROUTES BACKGROUND: At the August 16, 2016, City Council meeting, Council Member Combs requested a future agenda item to discuss the costs of using Paratransit for individuals who no longer have access to a bus route due to changes in service from Reimagining CityBus Council Member Coursey concurred with the requestadopted  Action details Not available
16-0540 112.1 CC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - REJECT ALL BIDS - NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS INITIATIVE OVERLAY 2016 RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that the Council, by resolution, reject all bids for Construction Contract No. C02070 for the Neighborhood Streets Initiative Overlay 2016.adopted  Action details Not available
16-0546 112.2 CC- Consent - OrdinanceORDINANCE ADOPTION - ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RECOMMENDATION: This ordinance, introduced at the August 2, 2016, Regular Meeting by a 6-0-1 vote (Council Member Carlstrom absent), approves an amendment to the City of Santa Rosas contract with the California Public Employees Retirement System.adopted  Action details Not available
16-0548 114.1 CC- ReportREPORT - ORDINANCE ADOPTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA ADDING CHAPTER 6-90 TO THE SANTA ROSA MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING, AS TO CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS IN THE CITY, (A) RENT STABILIZATION, LIMITATIONS ON THE TERMINATION OF TENANCIES AND THE PAYMENT OF RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REPEALING IN THEIR ENTIRETY ORDINANCE NUMBERS 4067, 4069, AND 4070 BACKGROUND: This ordinance, introduced at the August 16, 2016, Regular Meeting by a 4-2-1vote (Vice Mayor Schwedhelm, Council Member Olivares voting no; Mayor Sawyer abstained/recused), adds Chapter 6-90 to the Santa Rosa municipal code concerning, as to certain residential rental units in the city, (a) rent stabilization, limitations on the termination of tenancies and the payment of relocation assistance and repealing in their entirety ordinance numbers 4067, 4069 and 4070. RECOMMENDATION: It Is recommended that the Council adopt an ordinance adding Chapter 6-90 to the Santa Rosa municipal code concerning, as to certain readopted  Action details Not available
16-0554 114.2 CC- ReportREPORT - CITY OF SANTA ROSA RENT STABILIZATION AND OTHER TENANT PROTECTIONS ORDINANCE PROGRAM STAFFING, COST AND FEE ESTIMATE BACKGROUND: Given the increased housing cost burden faced by many City of Santa Rosa residents, in which rental increases threaten the public health, safety, and welfare of the Citys residents, the Council has initiated a program to implement Rent Stabilization and Just Cause for Eviction policies in Santa Rosa. This direction followed an extensive review of rent stabilization programs in California, including options for the implementation of Mediation/Arbitration, Just Cause for Eviction, and Rent Stabilization in Santa Rosa. On May 3, 2016, the Council provided direction for a rent stabilization/just cause for eviction ordinance and directed staff to proceed with the ordinance. Per the direction of the Council, staff has prepared a Rent Stabilization/Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance for Council consideration. On August 16, 2016, the Council voted to adoadopted  Action details Not available
16-0559 114.3 CC- ReportREPORT - APPROVAL OF TOW VENDOR FRANCHISEE LIST FOR POLICE-GENERATED TOWS, AND REVISION OF FRANCHISE FEE BACKGROUND: Prior to 2004, the City contracted with local tow vendors to provide tow services to remove stopped, standing, parked and hazardous vehicles from public streets, roads and private property on a rotating basis. On July 13, 2004, the City of Santa Rosa adopted Ordinance No. 3674 authorizing the City Council to grant franchises to one or more tow operators for police generated tow services. A $30,000 franchise fee was set and split between 11 franchisees, resulting in a fee of $2,727. Resolution No. 26291, approved by Council on June 16, 2005, amended the franchise fee to $50,000 per year, divided among the 11 tow franchise operators, resulting in a fee of $4,500. Currently, there are seven tow operators, resulting in an annual fee of $7,143. Several tow operators have opted out of the program due to the expense of the franchise fee. California Vehicle Code Section adopted  Action details Not available
16-0565 114.4 CC- ReportREPORT - EXTENSION OF PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL HOMELESS EMERGENCY BACKGROUND: On August 9, 2016, pursuant to the authority set forth in California Government Code Sections 8630 thru 8634, Council, by Resolution No. 28839, formally proclaimed a local homeless emergency within Santa Rosa. Section 8630 requires that the Council review the need for continuing the local emergency at least every 30 days until such local emergency is terminated. In light of the continuing conditions of homelessness within the city, staff is recommending that the Council extend the proclamation in full force and effect at this time. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Housing and Community Services Department that the Council, by resolution, approve an extension of Resolution No. 28839 which formally proclaimed a local homeless emergency within Santa Rosa.adopted  Action details Not available
16-0569 114.5 CC- ReportREPORT - COURTHOUSE SQUARE REUNIFICATION PROJECT UPDATE BACKGROUND: This item will update the Council on the progress of the Courthouse Square Reunification project and provide information regarding expenditures for construction, construction management/inspection, and contingency. Council action may be recommended if it appears that additional construction contingency will be needed to complete the project. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation & Public Works Department that Council receive the project status update and provide direction and feedback to staff as needed.adopted  Action details Not available
16-0572 114.6 CC- ReportREPORT - HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION PROHIBITION AND PREVENTION POLICY (This item was continued from the July 26, 2016, Regular Meeting) BACKGROUND: In November 2014, Human Resources staff met and conferred with the bargaining units as required by MMBA (Government Code ยงยง 3500 et seq.) One slight modification was suggested and accepted regarding employee responsibilities. In January 2015, the draft Policy was finalized, capturing additional changes in the law that expanded the definition of "protected persons" to include City volunteers and unpaid City interns; and to reflect a change in reporting procedures if a Council member is involved in a complaint by an employee. The complaint will now be referred to the City Manager for further action. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Human Resources Department that the Council, by resolution, adopt the revised Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Policy.adopted  Action details Not available
16-0578 114.7 CC- ReportREPORT - APPROVAL OF REVISED AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CITY MANAGER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT AND ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SALARY BACKGROUND: On July 26, 2016, the Council approved by resolution a cost of living increase effective July 10, 2016, for the executive management (Unit 10 - Executive Management). On August 9, 2016, the Council adopted Resolution 28840 approving an Amendment No. 1 to Employment Agreement - City Manager. However, Amendment No. 1 did not provide for a 2.5% cost of living increase in the City Managers salary as intended by Council and a revised Amendment No. 1 is being brought forward including the 2.5% cost of living increase in the City Managers salary effective July 10, 2016. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the City Council: (1) by resolution, approve a revised Amendment No. 1 to the City Managers Employment Agreement granting a two and one half percent (2.5%) cost of living adjustment and rescinding Resolution 28840; and (2) introduce an Ordinance Establishing adopted  Action details Not available
16-0585 116.1 CC- CommunicationFINAL MAP - BAY VILLAGE SUBDIVISION. Provided for information.adopted  Action details Not available
16-0587 120.1 CC- Upcoming MeetingsUPCOMING MEETINGS LISTadopted  Action details Not available