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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


A Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers
La Mesa City Hall
8130 Allison Avenue
La Mesa, California



Mark Arapostathis, Mayor
Kristine Alessio, Vice Mayor
Bill Baber, Councilmember
Guy McWhirter, Councilmember
  Colin Parent, Councilmember

 

Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, 8130 Allison Avenue, during normal business hours.

The City of La Mesa encourages the participation of disabled individuals in the services, activities and programs provided by the City. Individuals with disabilities, who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the City Council meetings, should contact the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, Rida Freeman, Human Resources Manager, 48 hours prior to the meeting at 619.667.1175, fax 619.667.1163, or rfreeman@ci.la-mesa.ca.us.

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ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION – COUNCILMEMBER MCWHIRTER

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN REPORTS

 

ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

 

CONFLICT DISCLOSURES

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS - (TOTAL TIME - 15 MINUTES)

NOTE: In accordance with state law, an item not scheduled on the agenda may be brought forward by the general public for comment; however, the City Council will not be able to discuss or take any action on the item at this meeting. If appropriate, the item will be referred to Staff or placed on a future agenda.
 

CONSENT CALENDAR

(Items 1 through 9)

The Consent Calendar includes items previously considered by the Council. Unless discussion is requested by members of the Council or audience, all Consent Calendar items may be approved by one motion.
 

1. APPROVAL OF MOTION TO WAIVE THE READING OF THE TEXT OF ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS AT THIS MEETING

 

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING, LA MESA PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY SPECIAL MEETING, AND CITY OF LA MESA SUCCESSOR AGENCY SPECIAL MEETING HELD TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018

Documents:
  1. ITEM 2.pdf
 

3. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TRANSFER AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FROM THE RISK LIABILITY FUND RESERVES ACCOUNT TO THE CITY ATTORNEY’S PROFESSIONAL AND SPECIALIZED SERVICES ACCOUNT FOR UNEXPECTED LEGAL FEES

Staff Reference: Ms. Garrett
Documents:
  1. ITEM 3.pdf
 

4. APPROVAL FOR COUNCILMEMBER PARENT TO ATTEND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION POLICYMAKERS CONFERENCE – BUILDING LIVABLE COMMUNITIES, IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK ON MARCH 15 – 18, 2018

Staff Reference: Ms. Garrett
Documents:
  1. ITEM 4.pdf
 

5. RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FROM THE GENERAL FUND UNALLOCATED RESERVES; AND TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH DEVELOPING A POTENTIAL CONDITIONAL CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX AND MEASURE U BUSINESS EXCISE TAX FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

Staff Reference: Ms. Waller-Bullock
Documents:
  1. ITEM 5.pdf
 

6. RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING $2,000,000 IN COMMERCIAL PAPER FUNDING TO THE FY18 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) BUDGET

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 6.pdf
 

7. RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE BID AND AWARDING A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR BID NO. 18-10, VISTA LA MESA PARK IMPROVEMENTS TO MIRAMAR GENERAL ENGINEERING

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 7.pdf
 

8. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF) TO FUND COLLIER PARK PHASE II IMPROVEMENTS, AND IF AWARDED, ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT

Staff Reference: Ms. Richardson
Documents:
  1. ITEM 8.pdf
 

9. RESOLUTION APPROVING AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE 17 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT (AFG) PROGRAM TO FUND A WELLNESS AND FITNESS PROGRAM, AND IF AWARDED, ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT

Staff Reference: Chief Stowell
Documents:
  1. ITEM 9.pdf
 

STAFF REPORTS

 

10. CONSIDERATION OF RECLASSIFYING SELECT AD HOC COMMITTEES AS STANDING COMMITTEES

Staff recommends the Mayor and Council receive the report and provide direction as appropriate.

Staff Reference: Ms. Garrett
Documents:
  1. ITEM 10.pdf
 

11. CONSIDERATION OF A LOCATION AND DESIGN STYLE FOR THE PROPOSED DOWNTOWN GATEWAY SIGN

Staff recommends the Mayor and Council provide direction regarding visual style and location of the proposed Downtown Gateway Sign.

Staff Reference: Mr. Leja
Documents:
  1. ITEM 11.pdf
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS (3 MINUTE LIMIT)

 

AB 1234 REPORTS (GC 53232.3(d))

 

COUNCIL INITIATED

 

12. CONSIDERATION OF CREATING A COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND MANAGE THE ENFORCEMENT OF MARIJUANA LAWS AND RELATED REVENUE MEASURES – COUNCILMEMBER BABER AND COUNCILMEMBER PARENT

Documents:
  1. ITEM 12.pdf
 

CITY ATTORNEY REMARKS

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

PLEASE NOTE:

There will be two Town Hall meetings on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at La Mesa Arts Academy, 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa and on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Northmont Elementary School, 9405 Gregory Street, La Mesa. These two Town Hall meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak in an open forum to the City Council on issues and concerns pertaining to La Mesa and its future.