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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/16/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Hybrid Meeting - See Agenda for Participation Information
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21-0971 13.12050 General Plan Housing Element UpdateCC- Study Session2050 GENERAL PLAN HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE Study Session to review and provide input on the 2050 General Plan Housing Update Report. PlaceWorks, the lead General Plan update consultant, is contracted to prepare a Housing Element consistent with State housing law including a housing needs assessment, evaluation of the existing housing element, housing site inventory analysis, potential and actual government constraints analysis, analysis of the Growth Management Ordinance, and housing implementation goals, policies, and programs to support housing production, housing affordability, and homelessness among other topics. Outcomes and policy direction from the Affordable Housing and Anti-Displacement Strategies will be incorporated into the Housing Element as appropriate. The housing element will be completed in conjunction with the general plan so that it will be reviewed in concert with the other elements of the general plan in the fall of 2022 and submitted to the State Housing and Community Development Department by the January 2023 deadline.   Not available Not available
21-0990 13.2EQUITY PRIORITY COMMUNITIES’ WORK PLANCC- Study SessionEQUITY PRIORITY COMMUNITIES’ WORK PLAN The objective of the Equity Priority Communities’ Empowerment and Outreach Work Plan is to inform, consult, provide opportunities to participate, and empower every resident of Santa Rosa to be part of the decision-making processes related to the General Plan Update, known as Santa Rosa Forward. The Work Plan will focus on vulnerable, underrepresented, and historically marginalized populations and areas with significant concentrations of low-income households and people of color - defined as “Santa Rosa Equity Priority Communities,” based on Plan Bay Area 2050 (Metropolitan Transportation Commission). The City of Santa Rosa will partner and collaborate with diverse local organizations and residents, adjust the Community Involvement Strategy (CIS) to make it more inclusive, and use place-based outreach methods to meet Santa Rosa’s residents where they are. Funds from the Healthy City Grant granted by Kaiser Permanente will be used to provide resources to residents, groups of residents, or organizations who are part of or who are working wit   Not available Not available
21-1012 13.3Santa Rosa Creek Flood StudyCC- Study SessionSANTA ROSA CREEK FLOOD STUDY AND FEMA MAP REVISION It is recommended by Santa Rosa Water and the Planning and Economic Development Department that Council hold a Study Session to receive information, ask questions, discuss, and provide feedback to staff regarding the Santa Rosa Creek Flood Study and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map revision. The City is in the process of engaging with FEMA to update flood hazard maps for Santa Rosa Creek and its key tributaries so that FEMA can generate new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and update Flood Insurance Studies for the study area. The City will evaluate implications of map updates on local property owners, lead stakeholder engagement efforts, communicate findings, and assist the public in understanding National Flood Insurance Program requirements and options.   Not available Not available
21-1022 16.1National Native American Heritage MonthCC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH   Not available Not available
21-1081 16.2National Apprenticeship Week ProclamationCC- ProclamationPROCLAMATION - NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK   Not available Not available
21-0890 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
21-0992 18.1October 2021 Litigation ReportCC- CMO/CAO ReportREPORT OF SETTLEMENTS AND ACTIVE LITIGATION The City Attorney will report on settlements over $50,000 through October 2021 as well as provide a summary of pending litigation against the City.   Not available Not available
21-1040 111.1Oct 6, 2021 Special Mtg Draft MinutesCC- MinutesOctober 6, 2021, Special Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-1041 111.2Oct 19, 2021 Special Mtg MinutesCC- MinutesOctober 19, 2021, Special Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-1042 111.3Oct 20, 2021, Special Mtg MinutesCC- MinutesOctober 20, 2021, Special Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-1043 111.4Oct 29, 2021, Special Mtg MinutesCC- MinutesOctober 29, 2021, Special Meeting.   Not available Not available
21-1005 112.1HOMEKEY GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE CITY TO BE A CO-APPLICANT IN TWO PROJECTSCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - SUBMITTAL OF TWO APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT’S HOMEKEY GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE CITY TO BE A CO-APPLICANT IN TWO PROJECTS: 1) CARITAS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $11.36 MILLION AND 2) ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COMMONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7.6 MILLION RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Housing and Community Services Department that the Council, by two resolutions: 1) approve the submittal of a grant co-application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Homekey Grant program with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa for Caritas Center in an amount not to exceed $11.36 million for Caritas Center; and 2) approve the submittal of a grant co-application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Homekey Grant program in an amount not to exceed $7.6 million for St. Vincent de Paul Commons.   Not available Not available
21-1011 112.2Amend FY 21-22 Adopted Budget to establish FSA reserveCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 ADOPTED BUDGET TO APPROPRIATE FUND BALANCE TO ESTABLISH FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT RESERVE RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Human Resources Department that the Council, by resolution, amend the Fiscal Year 2021-22 adopted budget to appropriate $77,000 from the General Fund reserves to establish an account from which to pay Flexible Spending Account claims.   Not available Not available
21-0989 112.3Termination Glass Fire Proclamation of EmergencyCC- Consent - ResolutionRESOLUTION - TERMINATION OF PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO THE 2020 GLASS FIRE RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the City Attorney’s Office that the Council, by resolution, terminate the Proclamation of Existence of a Local Emergency, first proclaimed on September 27, 2020 and extended since that time relating to the 2020 Glass Fire.   Not available Not available
21-1039 112.4Ordinance 2nd Read - Density Bonus Ord AmendmentCC- Consent - OrdinanceORDINANCE ADOPTION - ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA TO AMEND CITY ZONING CODE CHAPTER 20-31, DENSITY BONUS AND OTHER DEVELOPER INCENTIVES TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65915, DENSITY BONUSES AND OTHER INCENTIVES - FILE NUMBER REZ21-003 RECOMMENDATION: This ordinance, introduced at the November 9, 2021, Regular Meeting by a 6-0-1 vote (Council Member Tibbetts absent) to amend City Zoning Code Chapter 20-31, Density Bonus and Other Developer Incentives, to be consistent with State Government Code Section 65915, Density Bonuses and Other Incentives.   Not available Not available
21-0980 114.1Declaring Racism a Public and HumanRrights Crisis in Santa RosaCC- ReportREPORT - DECLARING RACISM A PUBLIC AND HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS IN SANTA ROSA BACKGROUND: On May 5, 2021, staff from the Office of Community Engagement presented the Community Empowerment Plan Listening Sessions Report to the City Council. Included in the report were community feedback, input and recommendations that focused on systemic racism in Santa Rosa. One of the community recommendations was declaring racism as a public health crisis in Santa Rosa. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Office of Community Engagement that the City Council, by resolution, declare racism as a public health and human rights crisis in Santa Rosa.   Not available Not available
21-1008 114.2PARKS MEASURE PRIORITY PLAN UPDATECC- ReportREPORT - PARKS MEASURE PRIORITY PLAN UPDATE BACKGROUND: The purpose of the Parks Measure Priority Plan is to provide a strategy for prioritizing funding received from Sonoma County Parks for All Tax Measure M, known as the Parks Measure. The update will add a strategy to the Parks Measure Priority Plan received from recent city-wide outreach conducted for utilization of funds received in years 3-10 of the Parks Measure. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department and the Planning and Economic Development Department that Council, by resolution, approve the Parks Measure Priority Plan update for Parks Measure funds received in years 3-10.   Not available Not available
21-0938 115.1Stony Point Flats Apartments AppealCC- Public HearingPUBLIC HEARING - STONY POINT FLATS APARTMENTS APPEAL BACKGROUND: Appeal of Design Review Board’s September 2, 2021, decisions to adopt an Addendum to the certified Roseland Area/Sebastopol Road Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report and approve Minor Design Review for Stony Point Flats Apartments, a 50-unit, Multi-family affordable housing project located at 2268 Stony Point Road. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Planning and Economic Development Department that the Council, by resolution, deny the appeal and uphold the Design Review Board’s action adopting an Addendum to the certified Roseland Area/Sebastopol Road Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report and approving Minor Design Review for Stony Point Flats Apartments, a 2- and 3-story, 50-unit, Multi-family affordable housing project located at 2268 Stony Point Road.   Not available Not available
21-1004 115.2City Code Title 14 ModificationCC- Public HearingPUBLIC HEARING - MODIFICATION OF CITY CODE TITLE 14 (POTABLE WATER AND RECYCLED WATER), MODIFYING SUBSECTION (B) AND DELETING SUBSECTION (G) OF SECTION 14-04.010 (DEFINITIONS) AND MODIFYING SECTION 14-04.140 (BILLS GENERALLY) BACKGROUND: With the implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Water Billing is able to create more consistent billing periods for water and sewer customers. Billing periods are currently between 28 to 35 days. In order to modify the meter read schedules to transition from billing periods of 28 to 35 days to billing periods of 28 to 32 days, some customers will require a 13th bill in 2021. City Code Section 14-04.140 currently states that bills are rendered 12 times per calendar year, and the City Code sections must be modified to accomplish this modification to the billing periods. Affected customers will still have a full billing period of no less than 28 days, they will just receive a bill in the last week of 2021 creating 13 bills for the calendar year. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Board of Public Utilities, the Finance Depa   Not available Not available
21-1010 115.3TEFRA PUBLIC HEARING AND ISSUANCE OF BONDS - AURORA SANTA ROSA HOSPITALCC- Public HearingPUBLIC HEARING - TEFRA PUBLIC HEARING AND ISSUANCE OF BONDS BY THE CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY IN AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $430 MILLION FOR AURORA SANTA ROSA HOSPITAL, AN MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY - LOCATED AT 1265 THROUGH 1287 FULTON ROAD AND 2598 GUERNEVILLE ROAD BACKGROUND: The issuance of tax exempt, private activity bonds must be approved by the jurisdiction where the project is located following a public hearing. QCF/I, Inc., a 501(c)(3), a nonprofit healthcare organization (“Borrower”) has selected the California Municipal Finance Authority (“CMFA”), a joint-powers authority of which the City is an additional member, to be the issuer of revenue bonds for Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, a mental health facility, located at 1265 through 1287 Fulton Road and 2598 Guerneville Road (the “Project”), in an aggregate amount not to exceed $430 million, and has requested that the City Council conduct a public hearing in accordance with the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1983 (“TEFRA”). A public hearing is required to provide a reasonable opportunity for i   Not available Not available
21-0896 120.1Upcoming Meetings ListCC- Upcoming MeetingsUPCOMING MEETINGS LIST   Not available Not available