Minutes - January 14, 2008

CITY OF DALY CITY

MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING - CITY COUNCIL

JANUARY 14, 2008

 

            The meeting was called to order by Mayor Klatt at 7:03 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Present:

 

                           Carol L. Klatt, Mayor

                           Judith A. Christensen

                           Maggie Gomez

                           Michael P. Guingona

                           Sal Torres

 

                           Staff Present:

 

                           Patricia E. Martel, City Manager

                           Kerry E. Burns, Assistant City Manager

                           Rose L. Zimmerman, City Attorney

                           Maria E. Cortes, City Clerk

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

Commending Anti-Graffiti Committee

 

            Mayor Klatt presented Certificates of Commendation to Bob Murray, Raymond Keenan and Sharon Keenan in recognition of their faithful service to the residents of Daly City as members of the Daly City Anti-Graffiti Committee.

 

            The Council expressed appreciation for their outstanding service as volunteers in Daly City.

 

8th Annual Daly City Holiday Decoration Contest

 

            Marian Mann stated the 8th Annual Daly City Holiday Decoration Contest was a success with eighteen of the twenty-one homeowner associations in Daly City participating.  The winners of each association will be given their awards by the City Council, Mike Leong, General Manager of Serra Bowl and a representative from each homeowner association.

 

            Mayor Klatt presented awards to the following: Bayshore Residents Association, Maria Jannette and Marcos Gatchalian; Crocker Neighborhood Association, Salvador Guevarra; Cypress Point Homeowners Association, Navarro Prado and Franciscan Mobile Homeowners Association, Sonny Quiniquini.

 

            Councilmember Gomez presented awards to the following: Hillside Homeowners Improvement Association, Alejo and Zeneida Devicais; John Daly Resident Association, Mr. and Mrs. James Forslund and Midway Village Residents Association, Patricia Magee.

 

            Councilmember Guingona presented awards to the following: Original Daly City Protective Association, Pedro and Josefina Rios; Saddleback Homeowners Association, Dianna Moore and St. Francis Heights Homeowners Association, Jessie and Charito Ticzon.

 

            Councilmember Christensen presented awards to the following: Serramonte Homeowners Association, Gaskt Ofrelio; Serravista Homeowners Association, Joseph and Emma Mercado; Skyline-Palisades Resident Association, Eduardo and Avelina Pandes and Southern Hills Homeowners Association, Victor and Lia Rivadeneyra.

 

            Councilmember Torres presented awards to the following: Summit Ridge Homeowners Association, Fe Abecendario; Westlake Knolls Homeowners Association, Marian Caruso; Village in the Park Homeowners Association, Rebecca Price and Ravilla Court, Henry and Maria Montorio.

 

            Mayor Klatt thanked all the winners for participating in the contest and also thanked Mike Leong, General Manager of Serra Bowl who has been very supportive of our community for many years.

 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

            There were no reports.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Regular Meetings of October 22, 2007 and November 26, 2007 and Special Meeting of December 3, 2007

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Guingona, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried to approve the minutes of October 22, 2007, November 26, 2007 and December 3, 2007.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Guingona and carried to approve the agenda.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Setting Time and Place of Public Hearing – re: General Plan Amendment GPA07-1, Major Subdivision SUB07-1, Use Permit UP07-3 and Environmental Assessment for New Construction of an Affordable Residential Development Consisting of 36 Condominium Units Over Podium Parking at 7555 Mission Street

 

            Resolution No. 08-1, Setting Time and Place of Public Hearing Regarding General Plan Amendment (GPA07-1) Major Subdivision (SUB07-1) Use Permit (UP07-3), and Environmental Assessment (7555 Mission Street, Daly City, California), Hearing 2/11/08 – 7:00 P.M.

 

Resolution to Summarily Vacate the Roadway Slope Easement Along the North Property Line of Westlake Center

 

            Resolution No. 08-2, Vacating the Roadway Slope Easement along the North Property Line of Westlake Center

 

Resolution to Summarily Vacate and Abandon the Existing Easement and Accept the Grant of New City Utility Easements at Benjamin Franklin and Pollicita Middle Schools

 

            Resolution No. 08-3, Summarily Vacating the Water Main Easements at Benjamin Franklin and Pollicita Middle Schools and Accepting Grant of New City Utility Easements

 

CHECK REGISTERS:

 

            Check Registers for the Month of December 2007

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Accepting and Appropriating AB 1546 Program Funds for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Projects

 

            Interim Director of Public Works Patrick Sweetland, recommended that the City Council accept the Countywide Traffic Congestion Management Program funds and appropriate funds in the City’s Capital Improvement Program budget for Fiscal Year 2007-08 to replace older traffic signal controllers with newer equipment more capable of signal coordination or replacement of existing traffic signal with video detection.  The City was awarded $195,000 to upgrade the traffic controllers and cabinets at thirteen high traffic volume intersections.

 

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

 

            Resolution No. 08-4, Approving Receipt of AB 1546 Program Funds from Countywide Traffic Congestion Management Program and Appropriating Funds for the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Projects

 

Authorizing Submittal of a Grant Application to the Woodlawn Foundation for a $15,000 Grant to Create and Broadcast four Public Service Announcements to Promote the Library’s “Smartest Card” Campaign

 

            Assistant City Manager Kerry Burns reviewed and requested authorization to submit a $15,000 grant to the Woodlawn Foundation for the creation and broadcast of four public service announcements to promote the newest initiative, “Smartest Card” campaign.  The purpose of the “Smartest Card” campaign is to increase the issuance of library cards to Daly City residents by ten percent by the end of 2008.

 

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

 

            Resolution No. 08-5, Authorizing Submittal of Grant Application to the Woodlawn Foundation to Create and Broadcast Four Public Service Announcements

 

PUBLIC APPEARANCES/ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

 

            Marshall Wilson, Public Communications Manager for San Mateo County extended an invitation to everyone to participate in Share Vision 2025 by taking an on-line survey that will help the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to set policies and priorities for our community.

 

            Marian Mann, Daly City, thanked the homeowners association for all their work with the holiday contest.  Ms. Mann also thanked the Council for the support.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

Board/Commission Membership/Committee Appointments

 

            There were no appointments.

 

REPORTS:

 

Council Committee

 

            The Council Committees reported on the following:

 

            Conceptual Review CR07-14, Two Story Rear Addition to Pizza Parlor, 2731 Geneva Avenue (Guingona/Klatt)

 

            Conceptual Review CR07-13, Conversion of Commercial Space in Existing Mixed-Use Building to Residential 1623-1629 Edgeworth Street (Klatt/Guingona)

 

            Conceptual Review CR07-15, Two Residential Duplexes Vacant lots on Edgeworth Street (Guingona/Klatt)

 

            Design Review DR07-7, Southwest Corner Castle and 3rd Avenue Construction of Two New Single Family Residences (Torres/Christensen)

 

City Council

 

            Councilmember Gomez was concerned about the number of shopping carts, mainly from Home Depot, littering the surrounding neighborhood.  She suggested that the Council Subcommittee for the Westlake Shopping Center meet with Kimco soon to see how projects are progressing and operating in the shopping center. We need a more proactive measure regarding the issue of shopping carts taken out of the shopping center.

 

            Councilmember Christensen mentioned that the City of South San Francisco has banned styrofoam containers from restaurants as well as Millbrae and San Francisco.  Councilmember Christensen suggested that Daly City might want to consider banning styrofoam containers from restaurants in Daly City.

 

Staff

 

            There were no reports.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Guingona, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried to recess the meeting to sit in Closed Session.

 

            The meeting reconvened at 11:00 P.M.

 

CLOSED SESSION:

 

From the special meeting/closed session of the Daly City City Council the following report is provided pursuant to California Government Code Section 54957.1 (The Ralph M. Brown Act):

 

A.        Conference with Labor Negotiator:

                        Per Government Code Section 54957.6(b)

 

                        City Negotiator:                        Glenn Berkheimer

                        Employee Organization:            All Bargaining Units/Unrepresented Employees

 

Conference with Labor Negotiator regarding labor negotiations pursuant to section 54957.6 of the Government Code.  Council authorized City negotiators to continue negotiations with all bargaining units.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Guingona, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried to adjourn the meeting in memory of Catherine Roddy, Fuapopo Fuapopo and Diosdado Tugado.

                                                                                                                  MARIA E. CORTES        

                                                                                                                       City Clerk

 

Approved as submitted, this         11th        

 

day of               February                  , 2008.

 

                  CAROL L. KLATT                

                          Mayor