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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/26/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Hybrid Meeting -See Agenda for Participation Information
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21-0853 12.1Closed Session - RE Lease (Library)CC- Closed SessionCONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR (Government Code Section 54956.8) Negotiation of Library Lease at the Following Properties: 211 E Street and 150 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, CA. Agency Negotiator: Jason Nutt, Assistant City Manager Negotiating Parties: Sonoma County Library, a joint powers authority   Not available Not available
21-0944 12.2Closed Session - LaborCC- Closed SessionCONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54957.6) Agency Designated Representatives: Alan Alton, Acting 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
21-0942 13.1Water Demand Offset Policy and FeesCC- Study SessionWATER DEMAND OFFSET POLICY AND FEES It is recommended by Santa Rosa Water that the City Council hold a Study Session to receive information, ask questions, discuss, and provide comment regarding the proposed Water Demand Offset Policy and Water Demand Offset Fee Study, which have been developed to implement the requirement in the City’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan that during water shortage emergencies that require water allocations (water rationing) new construction must offset water demand.   Not available Not available
21-0939 13.2One-Time MoniesCC- Study SessionONE-TIME MONIES The City has $7 million remaining of PG&E settlement funds that remain unobligated. In addition, the City must develop a spending plan for $34,367,436 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, which will be allocated to the City in two equal tranches of $17,183,718. The first tranche was received in May 2021, and the second tranche is expected in May 2022. At a Study Session on July 13, 2021, the City Council provided staff with a list of projects that may be funded through either ARPA funds, or PG&E settlement funds. In addition, City staff identified projects which may also be considered for funding. In total, approximately $171.5 million of projects were identified. A working group of eight City employees met to review the projects, and determine their respective rankings based on sustainability, economic, and equity considerations/factors.   Not available Not available
21-0888 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
21-0757 17.2SEED COLLABORATIVE EQUITY PLAN UPDATECC- Staff BriefingSEED COLLABORATIVE EQUITY PLAN UPDATE Update related to the equity work being performed by Seed Collaborative. The consultant will provide a status update on current progress.   Not available Not available
21-0958 111.17/20/21 Special Mtg Draft MinutesCC- MinutesJuly 20, 2021, Special Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-0959 111.27/20/21 Regular Mtg Draft MinutesCC- MinutesJuly 20, 2021, Regular Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-0965 111.38/3/21 Special Mtg Draft MinutesCC- MinutesAugust 3, 2021, Special Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-0966 111.48/3/21 Regular Meeting Draft MinutesCC- MinutesAugust 3, 2021, Regular Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-0977 111.58/17/2021 Regular Mtg Draft MinutesCC- MinutesAugust 17, 2021, Regular Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-0931 112.1CC PrioritiesCC- Consent - MotionMOTION - CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the City Manager that the Council, by motion: 1) adopt the final report for the City of Santa Rosa City Council Priority Setting Workshop, held on August 24, 2021; and 2) update the list of priorities for the next 6-9 months.   Not available Not available
21-0852 112.2ECS Imaging - Laserfiche contractCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NUMBER F002374 WITH ECS IMAGING, INC. FOR LASERFICHE RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Information Technology Department that the Council, by resolution, approve a 5-year Agreement with ECS Imaging, Inc., Riverside, CA, for continued services in the amount of $110,590.10, plus a $20,000 contingency, for a total not to exceed $130,590.10 for the City’s Laserfiche system.   Not available Not available
21-0918 112.3PSA with Meyer Studio Land Architects, Inc.CC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MEYER STUDIO LAND ARCHITECTS, INC. A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, TO PROVIDE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES AND TO PREPARE A MASTER PLAN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS FOR FREMONT NEIGHBORHOOD PARK RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that the Council, by resolution, approve a Professional Services Agreement through October 1, 2023, between the City of Santa Rosa and Meyer Studio Land Architects, Inc, of Berkeley, California, to provide landscape architectural design, engineering and construction services and to prepare a Master Plan for Fremont Neighborhood Park in an amount not to exceed $474,986.   Not available Not available
21-0921 112.4Speed Limits on Sonoma Ave, Thomas Lake Harris Drive, and West Steele LaneCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - SPEED LIMITS ON SONOMA AVENUE, THOMAS LAKE HARRIS DRIVE, AND WEST STEELE LANE RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that the Council, by resolution, establish a speed limit of 25 miles per hour on Sonoma Avenue from South A Street to Santa Rosa Avenue, establish a speed limit of 30 miles per hour on Thomas Lake Harris Drive from Fountaingrove Parkway (west) to Fountaingrove Parkway (east), and establish a speed limit of 30 miles per hour on West Steele Lane from Coffey Lane to Guerneville Road.   Not available Not available
21-0922 112.5Approval of Master Agreement, Administering Agency-State Agreement for Federal-Aid ProjectsCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - APPROVAL OF MASTER AGREEMENT, ADMINISTERING AGENCY-STATE AGREEMENT FOR FEDERAL-AID PROJECTS RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that Council, by resolution: 1) approve the Master Agreement Administering Agency-State Agreement for State-Funded Projects with the California Department of Transportation in order to obtain federal-aid funds for construction of eligible transportation projects; and 2) authorize the Director of Transportation and Public Works to execute Program Supplement Agreements for specific projects.   Not available Not available
21-0923 112.6Approval of Second Amendment to Cooperative Agreement between the State of California and the City for the Hearn Ave Interchange at Hwy 101 ProjectCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - APPROVAL OF SECOND AMENDMENT TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA FOR THE HEARN AVENUE INTERCHANGE AT HIGHWAY 101 PROJECT RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that Council, by resolution, approve and delegate authority to the City Manager or designee to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Cooperative Agreement No. 04-2600 (04-2600-A2) between the State of California and the City of Santa Rosa for Quality Management Assessment of the preparation of the project plans, specifications, and estimate; right-of-way support; and right-of-way acquisition for the Hearn Avenue Interchange at Highway 101 Project.   Not available Not available
21-0924 112.7Fulton Road Widening Project between Guerneville Road and Piner Road - Mitigation Credits Purchase AuthorizationCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - FULTON ROAD WIDENING PROJECT BETWEEN GUERNEVILLE ROAD AND PINER ROAD - MITIGATION CREDITS PURCHASE AUTHORIZATION RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that Council, by resolution: 1) authorize the purchase of mitigation credits for the Fulton Road Widening Project from Guerneville Road to Piner Road; 2) approve Agreements for Sale of California Tiger Salamander Mitigation Credits and/or Preservation Credits with: Davis Preserve, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $420,750 to purchase required mitigation credits for California Tiger Salamander (CTS); Alton Preserve, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $132,750 to purchase required mitigation credits for CTS; Burke’s Goldfield, and Sonoma Sunshine Margaret West Conservation Preserve, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $25,500 to purchase required mitigation credits for CTS and Sebastopol Meadowfoam; and Davis Preserve, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $17,000 to purchase required mitigation credits for CTS and Sebastopol Meadowfoam; and 3) authorize the Director of Transportation and P   Not available Not available
21-0932 112.8Bus and Bus FacilitiesCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - AUTHORIZING THE FILING AND EXECUTION OF AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION BUSES AND BUS FACILITIES PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL FY 2021 AND COMMITTING ANY NECESSARY MATCHING FUNDS RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that the Council, by resolution: 1) authorize the Director of Transportation and Public Works or designee to file and execute a grant application and related documents under the Federal Transit Administration Buses and Bus Facilities Program requesting $4,288,300 in federal funds for battery electric buses and electric bus charging infrastructure; and 2) appropriate necessary matching funds.   Not available Not available
21-0947 112.92022 State Transportation Improvement Program Resolution of Local Support - For Highway 101 Bike/Ped OvercrossingCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - 2022 STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM RESOLUTION OF LOCAL SUPPORT - FOR HIGHWAY 101 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN OVERCROSSING RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that the Council, by resolution: 1) authorize the filing of an application for federal Regional Discretionary grant funds through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for the Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing project in the amount of $3.4 M; 2) authorize the use of non-general funds to match the federal funds being requested; and 3) provide assurances that the City will complete the project and appropriate federal funds into the project.   Not available Not available
21-0904 114.1Trust Agreement and Authorizing filing of Validation Action for Pension Obligation Bond IssuanceCC- ReportREPORT - TRUST AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING FILING OF VALIDATION ACTION FOR PENSION OBLIGATION BOND ISSUANCE BACKGROUND: Staff is proposing that the City of Santa Rosa initiate the process to issue Pension Obligation Bond (“POBs”) in order to take advantage of current favorable borrowing rates and to refund a portion or all of its outstanding CalPERS Unfunded Accrued Liability (“UAL”). While staff has consistently presented the intent of doing a financing that is less than the UAL, for validation purposes only, the practice is to validate the entire amount. As such the information in this report assumes a full funding scenario. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Finance Department that the Council, by resolution: 1) authorize the issuance of one or more series of City of Santa Rosa Pension Obligation Bonds; 2) approve and authorize execution and delivery of an Indenture of Trust (“Indenture”) relating thereto; 3) authorize a validation action related to the Pension Obligation Bonds; and 4) direct staff to return to the City Council for approval of documents related to the    Not available Not available
21-0779 115.1SB 1383 City Code AmendmentsCC- Public HearingPUBLIC HEARING - INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA AMENDING TITLE 9 OF THE SANTA ROSA CITY CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 9-12 REFUSE AND SANITATION AND CHAPTER 9-14 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS BY ADDING PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SENATE BILL 1383 SHORT-LIVED CLIMATE POLLUTANTS: ORGANIC WASTE REDUCTIONS BACKGROUND: California is now experiencing the effects of a climate crisis: hotter summers with record breaking temperatures, even more devastating fire seasons, more extreme droughts, and rising sea levels that erode our coastlines. Scientists tell us that greenhouse gasses related to human activities, like landfilling food and yard waste, causes climate change. To respond to this climate crisis, California is implementing statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery. In September 2016, Governor Edmund Brown Jr. set methane emissions reduction targets for California (SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016) in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. The statewide targets enact policie   Not available Not available
21-0943 115.2Zoning Code Text Amendment - Codification of Zoning Code Interpretations and other Technical CorrectionsCC- Public HearingPUBLIC HEARING - ZONING CODE TEXT AMENDMENT - CODIFICATION OF ZONING CODE INTERPRETATIONS AND OTHER TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS BACKGROUND: The project includes a set of amendments to the Santa Rosa Zoning Code to incorporate Zoning Code Interpretations (Interpretations) that have been issued by the Zoning Administrator since 2011. The Interpretations are clarifying in nature and support approved Zoning Code land uses and regulations. The amendments also include corrections to the Zoning Code that are technical in nature such as: Chapter renaming for clarification purposes, Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance technical corrections, various amendments to Sections implementing the Downtown Station Area Specific Plan, amendments to the definition of supportive housing due to State law, and the addition of a Resilient City Development Measures Code Section that was inadvertently removed. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Planning Commission and the Planning and Economic Development Department that the Council, introduce an ordinance approving amendments to Title 20 of the City Co   Not available Not available
21-0935 116.1Attendance ReportCC- CommunicationQUARTERLY BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES ATTENDANCE REPORT - Provided for information.   Not available Not available
21-0894 120.1Upcoming Meetings ListCC- Upcoming MeetingsUPCOMING MEETINGS LIST   Not available Not available