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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
26135 MUREAU ROAD, CALABASAS
www.cityofcalabasas.com

THE STARTING TIMES LISTED FOR EACH AGENDA ITEM SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A GUIDELINE ONLY. THE CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE ORDER OF DISCUSSION IN ORDER TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE MEETING. IF YOU WISH TO ASSURE YOURSELF OF HEARING A PARTICULAR DISCUSSION, PLEASE ATTEND THE ENTIRE MEETING.

CLOSED SESSION - 6:30 P.M.

The City Council will convene and adjourn into closed session to confer with legal counsel regarding the following:

1. Personnel Matter, pursuant to Government Code, Section 54957:
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, Title: City Manager.

2. Real property negotiations, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8.
Agency Negotiator: Maureen Tamuri, Community Development Director.
Negotiating parties: City of Calabasas and Currey-Riach / RCS Development.
Instruction: Discussion regarding negotiations on lot located on southwest corner of Lost Hills and Calabasas Hills Roads.
Identity of property: Assessors Parcel Number 2063-043-015.

3. Pending litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54946.9(a): Calabasas Ridge HOA v. Gordon, LC 079145; Smith v. City of Calabasas, BS 106644; Cooper v. Calabasas Park Estates Owners Association, BC 323695; Toby Keeler & Elizabeth Stephens v. City of Calabasas, BS 109503; Parks v. City of Calabasas, BC 382012.

OPENING MATTERS - 7:30 P.M.

Call to Order/Roll Call of Councilmembers
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda

ANNOUNCEMENTS/INTRODUCTIONS – 7:35 P.M.

  • Introduction of Annemarie Flaherty, new Executive Director of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center.

  • Presentation by Rudy Gonzales of Southern California Edison – “State of the Utility System”.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - PUBLIC COMMENT – 7:45 P.M.

CONSENT ITEMS – 7:50 P.M.

1. Approval of the minutes for the January 2, 2008 City Council meeting.

Item 1 - Minutes

2. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2008-242, amending Chapter 3.40 of the Calabasas Municipal Code relating to the Purchasing System.

Item 2 - Staff Report

3. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2008-239, restricting smoking in multi-family rental housing.

Item 3 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Ordinance No. 2008-239

4. Recommendation to award a professional services agreement for City Prosecutor services to Dapeer, Rosenblit & Litvak, LLP, in the amount of $250,000.

Item 4 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Dapeer, Rosenblit and Litvak Agreement

5. Recommendation to approve Amendment #2 to the professional services agreement for as-needed specialty inspection and testing services in the amount of $75,000 to Twinings Laboratories of Southern California.

Item 5 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Twining Laboratories Request for Amendment 12/10/2007
Exhibit B - Amendment #2 to Twining Laboratories

6. Recommendation to rescind the contract originally awarded to VanderGeest Landscape Care for Specification No. 07-08-06, landscape maintenance of public works street medians and certain sidewalk and parkway areas within the City of Calabasas; and to award the contract to the next lowest responsive bidder,Valleycrest Landscape Maintenance.

Item 6 - Staff Report
Attachment A - VanderGeest Landscape Letter of Withdrawal
Attachment B - City Letter Accepting Withdrawal of Contractor's Bid
Attachment C - Bid Comparison/Analysis
Attachment D - ValleyCrest Completed Bid Schedules
Attachment E - ValleyCrest Completed Unit Price List

7. Recommendation to rescind the contract originally awarded to VanderGeest Landscape Care for Specification No. 07-08-07, landscape maintenance of City parks within the City of Calabasas; and to award the contract to the next lowest responsive bidder, Venco Western Landscape, Inc.

Item 7 - Staff Report
Attachment A - VanderGeest Landscape Letter of Withdrawal
Attachment B - City Letter Accepting Withdrawal of VanderGeest Bid
Attachment C - Bid Comparison/Analysis
Attachment D - Venco Western, Inc. Completed Bid Schedules
Attachment E - Venco Western, Inc. Completed Unit Price List

PUBLIC HEARINGS – 8:00 P.M.

8. Recommendation to continue the public hearing for the introduction of Ordinance 2008-243, prohibiting the operation of mobile car wash businesses in the City of Calabasas.

Item 8 - Staff Report

9. Review and approval of projects for the 34th Program Year (2008-2009) – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding; and adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1112, approving the CDBG 34th Program Year (2008-2009).

Item 9 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2008-1112

10. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1111, repealing Resolution No. 2004-906 and establishing diversion goals, rates, fees, surcharges, and permit renewal parameters for the collection, transportation and disposal of municipal solid waste, and recyclable material within the City of Calabasas.

Item 10 - Staff Report
Attachment 1 - Resolution No. 2008-1111
Attachment 2 - Resolution No. 2004-906

11. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1110, approving a street name change from Park Centre to Civic Center Way.

Item 11 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2008-1110

12. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1115, approving the removal of one heritage oak tree and one non-heritage oak tree and encroachment into the protected zone of three non-heritage oak trees in order to construct a seventy-five unit affordable senior housing development for households earning between thirty and sixty percent of the Area Median Income, with a subterranean parking garage at 4803 El Canon Avenue, in the Commercial, Old Town (CT) zoning district.

Item 12 - Staff Report
Attachment A - City Council Resolution No. 2008-1115
Attachment B - Planning Commission Staff Report
Attachment C - Final MND
Attachment D - Oak Tree Report dated December 20, 2007
Attachment E - Planning Commission Resolution No. 08-407
Attachment F - Planning Commission Resolution No. 08-408
Attachment G - Site Plans and Elevations

CITY COUNCIL BREAK – 9:15 P.M.

NEW BUSINESS – 9:30 P.M.

13. Consideration of a request by Thomas Safran Associates Inc. for $750,000 from the affordable housing trust fund for a seventy-five unit affordable senior housing development for households earning between thirty and sixty percent of the Area Median Income at 4803 El Canon Ave.

Item 13 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Project Pro Forma
Attachment B - Financial Gap Analysis Prepared by Keyser Marston Associates

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – 10:00 P.M.

14. Discussion of Lobbyist Action Plan for 101 Freeway Interchange at Lost Hills Road to Secure Federal Funding for Construction of the Bridge

Item 14 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Action Plan Prepared by the Lobbyist

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS – 10:30 P.M.

15. Check Register for the period of December 20, 2007 to January 3, 2008.

Item 15 - Check Register Report

TASK FORCE REPORTS – 10:35 P.M.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT – 10:40 P.M.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – 10:45 P.M.

Future Agenda Items

ADJOURN – 10:50 P.M.

The City Council will adjourn in memory of Linda Bloom and Marilyn Ginsberg.

 
 

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