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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/12/2021 12:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Hybrid Meeting -See Agenda for Participation Information
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21-0826 12.1Closed Session - LaborCC- Closed SessionCONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54957.6) Agency Designated Representatives: Jan Mazyck, Chief Financial Officer, Amy Reeve, Human Resources Director, Jeremia Mills, Employee Relations Manager and Jeff Berk, Chief Assistant City Attorney. Employee Organizations: Santa Rosa Firefighters Association - Local 1401 (representing City Employee Unit 2); Operating Engineers Local 3, Maintenance and Utility System Operators (Employee Units 3 and 16); Santa Rosa City Employees Association (Employee Units 4, 6, 7); Santa Rosa Police Officers Association, (Employee Unit 5); Service Employees International Union Local 1021, (Employee Units 8 and 14); Public Safety Management Association (Employee Unit 9); Executive Management (Employee Unit 10); Middle Management (Employee Unit 11); Confidential (Employee Unit 12); Mechanics (Employee Unit 13); City Attorney (Employee Unit 15); Santa Rosa City Attorneys’ Association (Employee Unit 17), Santa Rosa Management Association (Employee Unit 18).   Not available Not available
21-0903 13.1Redistricting Kick-off and ProcessCC- Study SessionREDISTRICTING PROCESS: DECENNIAL REVIEW OF COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT BOUNDARIES The Fair and Inclusive Redistricting for Municipalities and Political Subdivisions (FAIR MAPS) Act, requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process. Cities with district-based elections are required to update (“redistrict”) the district boundaries every ten years, following the receipt of updated population data from each federal decennial census. Santa Rosa is required to redistrict the Council district boundaries prior to the next City Council election in 2022. Santa Rosa has contracted with Redistricting Partners, LLC, to assist the City in the redistricting process, including working within existing state and federal voting rights laws, the Fair Maps Act and new California statutes on redistricting for cities, and utilizing traditional redistricting criteria, borne out of state and local laws, caselaw, and best practices. Redistricting Partners will work with the City to facilitate the process in a collaborative, open and transparent manner. In this study session,    Not available Not available
21-0874 13.2Transit Integration and Efficiency Study (TIES)CC- Study SessionSONOMA COUNTY TRANSIT INTEGRATION AND EFFICIENCY STUDY/FUTURE OF TRANSIT PROCESS Transit Division staff will provide an overview of recent efforts to improve integration of the local bus systems in Sonoma County (Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit, and Petaluma Transit) in order to improve the customer experience, promote ridership growth, and support recovery from the pandemic. Staff will discuss accomplishments to date as well as planned upcoming integration activities to be conducted under the auspices of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority’s Future of Transit Ad Hoc Committee in coordination with regional transit integration efforts led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.   Not available Not available
21-0865 16.1Domestic Violence Awareness MonthCC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH   Not available Not available
21-0925 16.2National Hispanic-Latino Heritage MonthCC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - NATIONAL HISPANIC-LATINO HERITAGE MONTH   Not available Not available
21-0887 17.1COVID-19 RESPONSECC- Staff BriefingCOVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE This will be a standing item on the agenda. No action will be taken except for possible direction to staff.   Not available Not available
21-0777 17.2COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PLAN UPDATECC- Staff BriefingCOMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PLAN UPDATE This will be a standing item on the agenda. No action will be taken except for possible direction to staff.   Not available Not available
21-0770 17.3Glass Fire Recovery UpdateCC- Staff BriefingGLASS FIRE RECOVERY UPDATE This will be a standing item on the agenda. No action will be taken except for possible direction to staff.   Not available Not available
21-0905 17.4HCV Program Waiting List UpdateCC- Staff BriefingHOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM WAITING LIST UPDATE Staff will provide council with an update on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. No action will be taken.   Not available Not available
21-0868 18.1September 2021 Litigation ReportCC- CMO/CAO ReportREPORT OF SETTLEMENTS AND ACTIVE LITIGATION The City Attorney will report on settlements over $50,000 through September 2021 as well as provide a summary of pending litigation against the City.   Not available Not available
21-0927 110.2.1Charter Review ChairCC- AppointmentAPPOINTMENT OF CITY CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON It is recommended by the Mayor that Council, by motion, approve his selection of Patti Cisco as Chairperson of the City Charter Review Committee.   Not available Not available
21-0849 112.1Library renewal $150K/year PEG fundsCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - AGREEMENT WITH SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY FOR FUNDING TO ASSIST IN THE CREATION OF VIDEO PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Information Technology Department that the Council, by resolution, approve an Agreement Between the City of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma County Library, for (5) five years, and public, educational, and government (PEG) funding provided by the City to the Library up to a maximum amount of $150,000 per fiscal year to assist in the creation of video public access facilities, in a cumulative amount not to exceed $750,000.   Not available Not available
21-0866 112.2MOU UNIT 2CC- Consent - MotionRESOLUTION - ADOPTION OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, UNIT 2 - FIREFIGHTING, REPRESENTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS (IAFF), LOCAL 1401 EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2024 RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Human Resources Department and the City Manager’s Office that the Council, by resolution, adopt the Memorandum of Understanding for an agreement for, and on behalf of, the employees in the City’s Bargaining Unit 2 - Firefighting, represented by the IAFF Local 1401, and effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.   Not available Not available
21-0854 112.3Administrative Cost Recovery Lien - 4760 Granada DriveCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - ADMINISTRATIVE COST RECOVERY LIEN AGAINST THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4760 GRANADA DRIVE, SANTA ROSA, CA 95409 RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Planning and Economic Development Department that the Council, by resolution, approve the administrative cost recovery lien in the amount of $2,865.31 against the property located at 4760 Granada Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 for violations of the City Code that remain uncorrected by the responsible party, Clayton Anderson and Epifania Anderson, and authorize recording of an administrative cost recovery lien and placing the assessment on the property tax roll for collection.   Not available Not available
21-0869 112.4Clipper Start Pilot Program continuationCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - AUTHORIZATION TO CONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE CLIPPER START LOW-INCOME TRANSIT FARE SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that the Council, by resolution, authorize continued participation in the Clipper START Pilot Program, at a 20% discount rate for adult single ride fares, for the duration of the reimbursement of discounted fees by Metropolitan Transportation Commission under the Clipper START program (MTC) which is currently approved through June 2023 or to a maximum reimbursement of $102,420.   Not available Not available
21-0902 112.5Fiscal Year-End Budget AdjustmentCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - FISCAL YEAR-END 2020-21 BUDGET ADJUSTMENT RELATED TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXPENDITURES INCURRED DURING FISCAL YEAR 2020-21 RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Finance Department that the Council, by resolution, authorize appropriations of $3,847,358.90 from the General Fund reserves, as a part of the fiscal year-end close, to offset unbudgeted expenditures in the COVID-19 and Glass Fire General Fund project accounts in response to emergency events during Fiscal Year 2020-21.   Not available Not available
21-0919 112.6Continued Teleconferenced Public Meetings - AB361CC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - MAKING REQUIRED FINDINGS AND AUTHORIZING THE CONTINUED USE OF TELECONFERENCING FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND ALL THE CITY’S BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES, PURSUANT TO ASSEMBLY BILL 361 (CONTINUED FROM THE SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 REGULAR MEETING) RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the City Attorney that the Council, by resolution, make required findings and authorize the continued use of teleconferencing for public meetings of the City Council and all of the City’s boards, commissions and committees pursuant to Assembly Bill 361.   Not available Not available
21-0823 112.7Extension of Proclamation of Local Emergency - GlassCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - EXTENSION OF PROCLAMATION OF EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY RELATING TO 2020 GLASS FIRE RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the City Attorney’s Office that the Council, by resolution, declare that the proclamation of a state of local emergency within the City of Santa Rosa has been and remains in full force and effect without interruption.   Not available Not available
21-0822 112.8Extension of Proclamation of Local Emergency COVID-19CC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - EXTENSION OF PROCLAMATION OF EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY RELATING TO THE THREAT TO COMMUNITY HEALTH POSED BY COVID-19 RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the City Attorney’s Office that the Council, by resolution, declare that the proclamation of a state of local emergency within the City of Santa Rosa has been and remains in full force and effect without interruption.   Not available Not available
21-0872 112.9EXTENSION OF PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL HOMELESS EMERGENCYCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - EXTENSION OF PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL HOMELESS EMERGENCY RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the City Manager that the Council, by resolution, approve an extension of Resolution No. 28839 which formally proclaimed a local homeless emergency within Santa Rosa.   Not available Not available
21-0946 1*12.10Northcoast RailroadCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - OPPOSITION TO THE APPLICATION OF NORTH COAST RAILROAD COMPANY LLC TO TRANSPORT HIGH VOLUME SHIPMENTS TO THE PORT OF HUMBOLDT BAY THROUGH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND SUPPORT OF THE NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY’S REQUEST TO RAILBANK ITS LINE FROM WILLITS TO HUMBOLDT BAY FOR POTENTIAL FUTURE MULTI-USE TRAIL RECOMMENDATION: At the Mayor’s request, the City Attorney brings to Council 1) by motion, find good cause, under the Early Agenda Policy and the Open Government Ordinance, to consider this item, notwithstanding that the item did not appear on the preliminary agenda; and 2) for its consideration a resolution expressing the City’s opposition to the application of North Coast Railroad Company LLC to acquire and rehabilitate the North Coast Rail Authority’s rail line between Eureka and Willits for the purpose of “high-volume shipments” and expressing the City’s support for the North Coast Railroad Authority’s request to railbank its line from Willits to Humboldt Bay for a potential future multi-use pathway, the Great Redwood Trail.   Not available Not available
21-0778 114.1INRESPONSE PROGRAM AGREEMENTSCC- ReportREPORT - WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BID AND APPROVAL OF TWO AGREEMENTS FOR THE CITY’S INRESPONSE PROGRAM WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES AND BUCKELEW PROGRAMS BACKGROUND: The Police Department contracted with White Bird Clinic, a non-profit organization that runs the Crisis Assistance Helping out on the Streets (CAHOOTS) program in Eugene, Oregon in 2020. With their expertise the department worked with local stakeholders, community members, and our local non-profits to create this comprehensive program which will include a mental health clinician, Fire Department paramedic and homeless outreach specialist who will respond to homeless related incidents and non-violent mental health crises to provide resources and support. This upstream approach is geared toward proactive identification of people at risk of crisis and will provide case management and services to prevent life changing/altering situations. The concept of the inRESPONSE program was first presented to the Public Safety Subcommittee (PSS) in August 2020. The PSS provided support and feedback to the department to move forward with    Not available Not available
21-0069 115.1Urgency Ordinance - Short-Term RentalsCC- Public HearingPUBLIC HEARING - SHORT-TERM RENTALS URGENCY ORDINANCE BACKGROUND: The City does not currently have formally adopted regulations addressing the rental of residential properties for a period of less than 30 calendar days (short-term rentals) as a land use separate and distinct from a residential land use. Unregulated short-term rentals have the potential to pose public safety hazards by impacting the ability of neighborhoods to safely evacuate during emergency events due to excessive parking on narrow streets. There is also a decreased ability to communicate with transient renters who may not be familiar with local warning and alert systems. Unregulated short-term rental activities have also led to increased frequency of complaints related to noise, occupancy, and large events requesting Police, Code Enforcement, and Planning staff response despite a lack of resources or a regulatory framework for enforcement. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide a regulatory framework for short-term rentals in order to preserve the public peace, welfare, health, and safety by providing    Not available Not available
21-0893 120.1Upcoming Meetings ListCC- Upcoming MeetingsUPCOMING MEETINGS LIST   Not available Not available