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Minutes - April 23, 2007

CITY OF DALY CITY

MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING - CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 23, 2007

 

            The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gomez at 7:00 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Present:

 

                           Maggie Gomez, Mayor

                           Judith A. Christensen

                           Carol L. Klatt

                           Sal Torres

 

                           Councilmembers Absent:

 

                           Michael P. Guingona

 

                           Staff Present:

 

                           Patricia E. Martel, City Manager

                           Kerry E. Burns, Assistant City Manager

                           Rose L. Zimmerman, City Attorney

                           Maria E. Cortes, City Clerk

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

Mosquito Abatement – West Nile Virus Awareness Week – April 23-29, 2007

 

            Mayor Gomez presented a proclamation proclaiming April 23-29, 2007, as Mosquito Abatement and West Nile Virus Awareness Week to Christine Fuller, Daly City Trustee for the San Mateo County Mosquito District.  Ms. Fuller thanked the Council.

 

Heroism Award Honoring Firefighters

 

            Mayor Gomez presented a Certificate of Commendation to Frank Panacci, Patrick Svoboda and David Riessen in recognition of receiving an Area Wide Fire Heroism Award from the Peninsula Council of Lions Clubs.  Firefighters thanked the Council and introduced their family.

 

            Mayor Gomez introduced Joel Abelson, President of Local 1879.  Mr. Abelson thanked the Council for honoring these three individuals this evening.

 

            The Council expressed their appreciation in honor of their heroism in saving another life.

 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

            There were no reports.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Christensen and carried to approve the minutes of February 26, 2007 and March 12, 2007.  Councilmember Torres abstained on the minutes of February 26, 2007.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

            Mayor Gomez announced that Item No. 30, Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles would be taken out of order.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Christensen and carried to approve the agenda, as amended.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

Quarterly Cash and Investment Report

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Accepting Notice of Completion for Carter Street Storm Drain at Saddleback Drive

 

            Resolution No. 07-71, >Accepting Completion of Certain Project in the Department of Public Works (Carter Street Storm Drain at Saddleback Drive)

 

Approving the City’s Request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for the Allocation of Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Funding for Pedestrian/Bicycle Projects

 

            Resolution No. 07-72, Request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the Allocation of Fiscal Year 2007/08 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle Project Funding

 

Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with the Jefferson Elementary School District to Provide Lunches for the City of Daly City Parks and Recreation Department Summer Recreation Program Sites

 

            Resolution No. 07-73, Authorizing Execution of Agreement with the Jefferson Elementary School District Re:  Summer Food Service Program for Children

 

Accepting and Appropriating Additional Grant Funds in the Amount of $2,387 from the San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services for Nutrition, Disease Prevention, Family Caregiver Support, and General Program Support for the Period 7/1/06-6/30/07

 

            Resolution No. 07-74, Accepting Amendment of a Grant from the San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services Department and Authorize Appropriation of Grant Funds (Congregate Nutrition, Disease Prevention, Family Caregiver Support and General Program)

 

Setting Time and Place of Public Hearing – re: Water Rate Charges for Fiscal Year 2007/08

 

            Resolution No. 07-75, Setting Time and Place of Public Hearing Re: Consideration of Water Rate Increase, >Hearing 6/25/07 – 7:00 P.M.

 

Setting Time and Place of Public Hearing – re: Establishing the Services and Assessments for Linda Vista Area of Benefit for Fiscal Year 2007-2008

 

            Resolution No. 07-76, Setting Time and Place of Public Hearing Re: Approve Engineer’s Report and to Establish the Annual Benefit Assessments for the Linda Vista Area for Fiscal Year 2007-2008, >Hearing 6/11/07- 7:00 P.M.

 

Accepting and Appropriating Grant Funds in the Amount of $30,000 from the Woodlawn Foundation for Daly City A.C.C.E.S.S. Program

 

            Resolution No. 07-77, Approving Receipt of Funds from Woodlawn Foundation for the Daly City A.C.C.E.S.S. Program and Authorizing Appropriation of Funds to the Senior Services Budget

 

CHECK REGISTERS:

 

            Check Registers for the Month of March 2007

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried to approve and adopt the Consent Agenda.

 

            The following item was taken out of order.

 

AWARD/REJECTION OF BIDS/CONTRACTS:

 

Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles

 

            Chief of Police Gary McLane recommended that the City Council accept all bids and award a contract to the low bidder, San Jose Harley Davidson, for four 2007 Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles in the amount of $66,703.65.

 

            Chief McLane stated that we are the grant administrators for a County wide traffic safety grant.  There is about $600,000 in funding in that grant for safety equipment.  This purchase is for four Harley Davidson police motorcycles that will be divided among three different agencies, the San Mateo County Sheriff, San Carlos Police Department and the Millbrae Police Department.

 

            Discussion ensued with Chief McLane answering the City Council’s questions.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-78, Authorizing Purchase of Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

Consideration of the City’s HUD Consolidated One-Year Action Plan Under the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs for Fiscal Year 2007-2008

 

            Housing and Community Development Supervisor Betsy ZoBell requested that the City Council conduct a public hearing on the >One-Year HUD Action Plan for Fiscal-Year 2007-08 and adopt a resolution approving the plan.

 

            The One-Year Action Plan describes how Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds will be allocated to various activities for the next fiscal year.  The One-Year plan was reviewed and recommended by the CDBG Advisory Committee, comprised of Councilmembers Klatt and Christensen who met with Staff on March 6, 19 and 20.  In additions to meeting with the Committee, several opportunities for public review and input were provided beginning in December and until tonight’s hearing.

 

            Our allocation of block grant funds has been reduced by $6,000 for Fiscal Year 2007-08.  We received a request for block grant funding totaling almost $1.9 million with a total of just over $1.7 million in available funds to allocate.  The public services category request greatly exceeds the total available funds.

 

            Ms. ZoBell summarized >the Committee’s recommendations for specific activities and funding as outlined in the Agenda Report.

 

            In addition to Community Development Block Grant funds, the City will receive a direct allocation of $514,141 in federal HOME funds for Fiscal Year 2007-08.  These funds can be used in a variety of affordable housing activities.  The Committee’s recommendation is that $51,414 of these funds be used for program administration and the remaining $462,727 for affordable housing development.

 

            In response to Councilmember Klatt’s question, Ms. ZoBell explained that La Raza Centro Legal did not submit an application this year.  They have been a recipient for ten years and have done outstanding work for Daly City.  An organizational decision resulted in their withdrawing from San Mateo County.  They have decided to focus more on immigration work.  La Raza was funded around $20,000 every year.>

 

            We had additional discussions with Legal Aid of San Mateo County.  We hope they will expand their activities and fill in some of La Raza’s work.  It is recommended that a portion of the money previously allocated to La Raza, be allocated to Legal Aid of San Mateo County, increasing their grant from $5,000 to $14,000.

 

            Discussion ensued with Staff answering Council’s questions.

 

            Mayor Gomez opened the public hearing.

 

            The following individuals requested funding for their organizations:

 

            Diane Papan, representing John’s Closet

            Cedric Anderson and Christine Rastas, representing Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs), 2121 South El Camino Real, Suite 100-A, San Mateo,

            Tippy Irwin, representing Ombudsman Services, 1700 South Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 200, San Mateo

            Lisa de Geneste, representing CORA, 1633 Bayshore Avenue, Burlingame

            Melissa Platte, representing Mental Health Association Spring Street Shelter, 2686 Spring Street, Redwood City

            Holly Fulghum-Nutters and Patty Rosado, representing Project Read

            Kitty Lopez, representing Samaritan House

            Lois Ward, representing HIP Housing, 364 South Railroad Avenue, San Mateo

            Stacey Hawer, representing Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, 521 E. 5th Avenue, San Mateo

            Rosa Guerra, representing Shelter Network, 50 Hillcrest Drive

            Karla Molina, representing North Peninsula Neighborhood Service Center, Inc., 600 Linden Avenue, South San Francisco

            Ann Sims, representing Bayshore Child Care, 45 Midway Drive, Daly City

            Angela Bruno-Castro, representing Mental Health Association of San Mateo County, Redwood City

            Susan Takalo, representing Second Harvest Food Bank, 531 Vista Mar, Pacifica

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Klatt and carried to close the public hearing.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Klatt and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-79, Approving the City’s HUD One-Year Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008)

 

PUBLIC APPEARANCES/ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

 

            David Beaumont, representing C/CAG Committee, stated that C/CAG has implemented a regional housing jurisdiction agency.  There is a provision in the new housing allocation mythology that will be a real benefit for Daly City.  In the near future, ABAG will return to C/CAG with a request to implement these mythologies.  He said that the cities that want to engage in an exchange of affordable housing between jurisdictions can do trades with other cities.  The cities that are unable to trade will have to be allocated a certain amount.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

Board/Commission Membership-Committee Appointments

 

            There were no appointments.

 

REPORTS:

 

Council Committee

 

            The Council Committees reported on the following:

 

            Design Review Permit DR06-21, 255 San Pedro Road – City Toyota Sign Package (Klatt/Gomez)

            Design Review Permit DR04-1, Templeton Avenue, south of Alexander Avenue, Three New Single Family Dwellings (Gomez/Klatt)

 

City Council

 

            Mayor Gomez and Councilmembers Klatt and Christensen reported on the Progress Seminar on Criminal Justice Local Government Panel, the Transportation Panel and ECO Friendly Green Friendly Panel that they attended.

 

            Councilmember Torres reported on C/CAG’s informational meeting he attended last Thursday, regarding the challenges we face with improving transportation congestion and housing.

 

            Councilmember Christensen asked when the Crown Plaza Hotel/Condominium Project would be coming forward.  City Manager Patricia Martel stated she could not give a date at the present time.  There is no deadline to bring it to the Council.  We are trying to work out some details, if in fact we are to bring it to the Council at all that question still remains.

 

Staff

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:46 P.M. in memory of Merlin Peters, Michael Verducci, David Kinzing and the Virginia Tech students and teachers.

 

 

                                                                                                                  MARIA E. CORTES        

                                                                                                                        City Clerk

 

 

Approved as submitted, this         25th     

 

day of                June                    , 2007.

 

 

               MAGGIE A. GOMEZ            

                        Mayor