Minutes - February 18, 2004
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
I. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Ring called the Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
II. FLAG SALUTE
Councilmember Hack led the Flag salute.
III. ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS PRESENT: Bouer, Hack, McLaughlin, Ross, Ring
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Keane; Deputy City Attorney Wohlenberg; City Clerk Condon; Community Development Director Barr; Assistant City Manager Riley
4.1 Pat Krone, Commissioner –
Pat Krone presented the Orange County Human Relations Commission annual report and reported on services provided to residents. Mayor Ring accepted the certificate presented to the City by the Orange County Human Relations Commission.
4.2 South Coast Air Quality Management District Presentation by Councilmember William Craycraft, City of
William Craycraft, fifth district representative to the South Coast Air Quality Management District provided information about air quality accomplishments in the county.
V. CITY PROCLAMATIONS
Moved by Mayor Pro Tem Ross, seconded by Councilmember McLaughlin, and carried unanimously to approve the City Proclamations 5.1 and 5.2.
5.1 Commendation – Viola Cady Krahn – International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame
5.2 Proclamation – “Stop in the Name of Love” Month
VI. CONSENT CALENDAR
City Manager Keane requested Item 6.6 Notice of Completion – Street Light Replacement Project: United Laguna Hills Mutual of Leisure World be removed from the agenda. It will be re-agendized at a future meeting.
Moved by Councilmember Bouer, seconded by Councilmember Hack, and carried unanimously to approve Consent Calendar items 6.1 through 6.7, excluding item 6.6.
6.1 Approved City Council Minutes from the Regular Meeting of
6.2 Approved the reading by title of all ordinances and resolutions. Said ordinances and resolutions that appear on the public agenda shall be determined to have been read by title only and further reading waived.
6.3 Received and File January 2004 monthly Treasurer’s Report and Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2003-04 Treasurer’s Report.
6.4 Approved the
6.5 Notice of Completion - City Hall
A. Accepted project completion of a contract with International Pavement Solutions for partial reconstruction of the City Hall Parking Lot in order to provide for
B. Released contract retention in the amount of $895.63 withheld per government code 35 days following recordation of Notice of Completion with the
C. Exonerated project posted bonds 35 days following recordation of Notice of Completion with the
6.7 Claim for Damages
Denied the claim by Douglas Juhl filed against the City of
VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7.1 Density Bonus
Community Development Director Barr reported that in October 2003 the State Department of Housing and Community Development completed their review of revisions to the City’s Housing Element and certified it to be in compliance with State housing law. The Housing Element contains the City’s policies and commitments to improve and develop housing resources to meet existing and future needs and acknowledges the City’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation and the need to meet this requirement. The RHNA allocation is quantified by the number of units based on income classifications. Of the 113 new units required, 35 of the new residential units would need to be low and very low income units. There are several methods cities may utilize to attain low income housing; among these are re-zoning, density bonuses and inclusionary housing ordinances.
Density Bonus provisions are required by State Law. When a housing developer proposes a housing development within the jurisdiction of the City, the City is required to provide the developer incentives for the development of lower income housing units, subject to certain minimum standards. The proposed Code amendment satisfies both State requirements for residential density bonus and certain of the City’s Housing Element implementation measures.
To qualify for the Density Bonus provisions, a housing developer must propose to construct at least:
* 20 percent of the total units of a housing development for lower income households, as defined in the City’s Housing Element; or
* 10 percent of the total units of a housing development for very low income households, as defined in the City’s Housing Element; or
* 50 percent of the total dwelling units of a housing development for senior citizens or other persons eligible to reside in Senior Citizen Housing as defined in the Code.
Applicants that satisfy any of the above criteria are then eligible for a Density Bonus and at least one concession or incentives.
Community Development Director Barr reported a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project and the public review period extended from
The Public Hearing was opened.
There were no requests to speak.
City Clerk Condon reported the only written comments received were from the Southern California Association of Governments as reported by Community Development Director Barr.
The Public Hearing was closed.
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember McLaughlin, and carried unanimously to approve the first reading of an Ordinance amending the City of
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT CODE (ZONING CODE) BY AMENDING SECTION 18.60.020 AND ADDING RESIDENTIAL DENSITY BONUS STANDARDS TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOW AND VERY LOW INCOME HOUSING UNITS
VIII. CITY COUNCIL
8.1 Advisory Committee Appointments
Moved by Councilmember McLaughlin, seconded by Councilmember Bouer, and carried unanimously to appoint Florice Barnett (McLaughlin) to the Community Services Committee.
IX. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
City Manager Keane reported the February Vehicle License Fee check was received and included the backfill. She reported on SB 1057 which would provide additional backfill money to hardship communities and which was unanimously approved by the Assembly Budget Committee.
9.1 El Toro Road Tree Relocation Project,
Since no bids were received, Section 20166 of the State Public Contracts Code permits the City Council to award a contract without further complying with bid requirements. Valley Crest Tree Company provided the initial cost estimate for this project and is willing to perform the work according to its estimate.
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember McLaughlin, and carried unanimously to award a contract to Valley Crest Tree Company, in the amount of $43,790, plus authorized change orders not to exceed 15% of the base amount; and authorize the City Manager to execute a contract and approve change orders, subject to approval of the contract as to form by the City Attorney.
9.2 Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program
The Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program will provide transportation via taxi (California Yellow Cab) to doctors appointments, medical tests, out-patient surgery and discharge from emergency room for residents who are 60 years or older and are not qualified for the ACCESS program. Travel will be available within the
Staff worked with
The grant award includes the hiring of a part-time (20-30 hours) staff transportation coordinator. This individual will qualify and enroll program participants, schedule rides, maintain statistical information and prepare required administrative reports. The proposed (and approved) salary for this position is $22 - 25/hour, plus partial benefits. This position will be hired on a one year contract basis. Staff answered questions regarding benefits. Discussion was held on providing trips within the city limits.
Moved by Councilmember Bouer, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Ross, and carried unanimously to
A. Authorize the City Manager to hire a one-year contract part-time Transportation Coordinator to implement and manage the City’s senior non-emergency transportation program.
B. Approve the 2004 senior non-emergency transportation rate schedule as identified on Attachment A.
XI. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Deputy City Attorney Wohlenberg reported everything was fine with the city.
XII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Hack provided an update on the El Toro Reuse and stated several agencies are planning to sue the LAFCO determination.
Mayor Hack discussed the merger between the
12.3 Vector Control District (Councilmember Bouer)
Councilmember Bouer advised they are continuing to search for a new General Manager and that state funding for the fire ant program has been eliminated. The District is asking cities for money. Laguna Woods has been unable to respond due to the budget issues.
12.4 Library Board (Councilmember McLaughlin)
Councilmember McLaughlin reported there was no meeting. She advised the American Library Association has awarded the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award to the Orange County Public Library for 2004. She reported on Fiscal Year 2002-03 accomplishments and use figures.
Mayor Pro Tem Ross reported there will be a meeting on Thursday.
Mayor Ring reported the
Mayor Ring reported they did not have a meeting.
XII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Karen Wood, President of the Leisure World Cat Club, presented Council with proposals to provide shelter services to both dogs and cats.
XIII. CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
May Pro Tem Ross reminded everybody to vote on March 2.
Mayor Ring briefly mentioned a potential initiative being drafted by the League of Cities. Deputy City Attorney Wohlenerg reported it was still in the process and reminded Council to stay within the legal guidelines.
XIV. CLOSED SESSION
There was no closed session.
The meeting was adjourned at A Regular Meeting of the City Council will be held at
SUSAN M. CONDON, City Clerk
ROBERT B. RING, Mayor
TRAVEL ZONES AND PARTICIPANT FEES
Participants must be 60 years or older and not qualified for the ACCESS program, unless a prior approved exception exists.
All trips are outside city limits; travel is available only in
Zone # Area Covered Fee
Base Residential Fees
One up to 5 miles from city limits $ 3.50
Two 6 to 10 miles from city limits $ 5.00
Three 11 to 20 miles from city limits $ 7.00
Four 21 to 25 miles from city hall $10.00
Five 26 or more miles from city hall $15.00
Extremely Low Income Resident Fees
One up to 5 miles from city limits $ 2.50
Two 6 to 10 miles from city limits $ 2.50
Three 11 to 20 miles from city limits $ 3.50
Four 21 to 25 miles from city hall $ 5.00
Five 26 or more miles from city hall $15.00