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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
I. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Ross called the Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
II. FLAG SALUTE
Councilmember Ring led the flag salute.
III. ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS PRESENT: Hack, Ring, Robbins, Ross
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Keane; Assistant City Attorney McEwen; City Clerk Condon; Assistant City Manager Reilly; Community Development Director Barr; Community Services Manager Foley; City Traffic Engineer Otterson
City Manager Keane requested that Cathryn DeYoung, Mayor Pro Tem from Laguna Niguel, be able to speak under Presentations, rather than Public Comments. The consensus of Council was to allow her to speak.
4.1 Pat Krone, Commissioner –
Pat Krone presented the Orange County Human Relations Commission annual report, reported on services provided to residents, and presented a certificate to Council.
Laguna Niguel Mayor Pro Tem DeYoung discussed the Orange County/Riverside Major Investment Study.
V. CITY PROCLAMATIONS
Moved by Councilmember Ring, seconded by Councilmember Robbins and carried unanimously to approve Proclamations 5.1 – 5.6.
5.1 Commendation – Robert Suess – 100th Birthday
5.2 Commendation - Margie Cleman - 101st Birthday
5.3 Commendation – Babe
5.4 Commendation – John and Sharon Bennett
5.5 Proclamation – Breast Cancer Awareness Day
5.6 Proclamation – Senior Safe Mobility Day
VI. CONSENT CALENDAR
Moved by Councilmember Ring, seconded by Councilmember Robbins and carried unanimously to approve Consent Calendar items 6.1 through 6.6.
6.1 Approved the 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 appeared on the public agenda were determined to have been read by title only and further reading waived.
6.3 Treasurer’s Report
Received and Filed the September 2005 monthly Treasurer’s Report.
6.4 Warrant Register
6.5 Laguna Woods Municipal Code
Adopted Ordinance No. 05-02 establishing the Laguna Woods Municipal Code entitled:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
6.6 Amendment No. 8 to Agreement No. C-0-0936 between the
Approved Amendment No. 8 to Agreement No. C-0-0936, which is an agreement between the Orange County Transportation Authority and City of
VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7.1 Mayer Corporation Senior Condominium Project (GPA05-01, ZC05-01, UP-243, SP-242, TM16835)
Community Development Director Barr reported the applicant, The Robert Mayer Corporation, requested approval of a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Use Permit, Site Development Permit and Tract Map to allow development of a 134-unit age-restricted residential project at 23522 Paseo de Valencia, the former
Community Development Director Barr advised that the property had an existing General Plan Land Use Designation of Commercial. A General Plan Amendment is required to change the land use designation to a residential category. The proposed High Density Residential land use designation will allow for 13 to 35 units and an average population density of 42 persons per acre. The General Plan Amendment will support the City’s General Plan Housing Element goals and would help meet the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) requirement.
The applicant has requested a zone change from Professional and Administrative Office to Residential Multifamily (RMF). The applicant is proposing to a change of only the 3.054 acres of the property required for the proposed housing development. The zoning designation of the remaining 0.130 acres will remain unchanged.
The applicant is seeking to construct 134 condominiums. The Residential Multifamily (RMF) district on the subject property and the construction of condominiums require approval of a Conditional Use Permit. The applicant is seeking a density bonus to allow additional units and development incentives in exchange for providing affordable units. Prior to the
Community Development Director Barr discussed the proposed site development plan. The project consisted of 134 residential units within 2 primary building structures, 268 spaces of subterranean parking assigned to the dwelling units and an additional 33 guest spaces for a total of 301 onsite parking spaces, including handicapped accessible spaces. The building height will not exceed 46 feet.
A Tentative Tract Map is required for the subdivision of the property into two separate parcels and for the purposes of a condominium map. There are several easements associated with the map which allow access to the property from Paseo de Valencia, a golf cart path for access of the Leisure World residents to the
Community Development Director Barr advised the City would recover application processing expenses through the collection of established permit fees. Community Development Director Barr reviewed the report which looked at impacts to the following areas: the City’s General Fund, the City’s Special Funds, The Orange County Fire Authority and
The project is required to dedicate park land or pay fees in lieu. Since dedication of land is not feasible, an in lieu fee is proposed. Based on the proposed residential density, the required park fee is $4,700 per unit; a total of $629,800. The applicant submitted a list of site amenities for consideration of a park fee credit. Staff re
A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND05-02) for this project was prepared and available from
The Planning Advisory Committee reviewed the project at the September 8, and
Larry Brose, Mayer Corporation, provided a power point presentation about the proposed project and answered questions.
Mike Curtis, resident, showed a brief power point presentation and stated his opposition to the project.
Libby Marks, resident, stated her support for the project.
Barbara Copley, resident,
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember Robbins and carried unanimously to establish a Park Fee Credit of $204,171.15 for onsite Recreational Facilities.
Moved by Councilmember Robbins, seconded by Councilmember Ring and carried 3-1:
Ayes: Councilmembers: Ring, Robbins, Ross
Noes: Councilmembers Hack
Absent: Councilmembers: Bouer
Approved Resolution 05-20 entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION MND-05-02 FOR A SENIOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECT (GPA05-01, ZC05-01, UP-243, SP242, TM16835) LOCATED AT 23522 PASEO DE VALENCIA
Approved Resolution 05-21 entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS,
Introduced and approved the first reading of an Ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A ZONE CHANGE OF A 3.054-ACRE PARCEL ZONED “PROFESSIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE (PA)” TO RESIDENTIAL “MULTIFAMILY (RMF)” LOCATED AT 23522 PASEO DE VALENCIA
Approved Resolution 05-22 entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS,
Approved Resolution 05-23 entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP-243) AND SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (SP-242) FOR A 134 UNIT SENIOR RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT WITH 15 AFFORDABLE UNITS DESIGNATED FOR LOWER INCOME RESIDENTS LOCATED AT 23522 PASEO DE VALENCIA.
VIII. CITY COUNCIL
8.1 Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments
City Clerk Condon advised that three people were re
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember Robbins and carried unanimously to appoint Althea Shef (Ring) to the Community Services Committee, Ron Huber (Bouer) to the Human Relations Committee and Minerva “Mimi” Singer (Ring) to the Water Quality Committee.
IX. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
9.1 2006 Community Services Grant Awards
Community Services Manager Foley advised that a public notice inviting applications for grants was published in the Leisure World News on
The Community Services Committee reviewed applications for grant funding and re
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember Robbins, and carried unanimously to approve the following:
A. Awarded a total of $70,000 in
B. Awarded a total of $75,000 in Community Services grants to South County Senior Services for adult day health care, transportation services and general operations at
9.2 Traffic Control Devices –
Councilmembers Robbins and Hack expressed their opposition to the installation of stop signs at
Councilmember Ring advised he had received calls from residents regarding the danger of the intersection.
Joseph Heller, Marty Rhodes, Mike Curtis, Harry Curtis, Gail Comes, residents, expressed their opposition to the installation of stop signs at the intersection and requested the sheriff continue to issue tickets to people who run the stop signs on Sosiega and to reduce the westbound Santa Maria speed.
Lt. Hogbin, Laguna Woods Police Services Chief, discussed the intersection from a law enforcement view, and advised traffic enforcement could be enhanced.
City Manager Keane advised that staff had been informed that golf carts were crossing the intersection illegally. Without the installation of stop signs the crossing could not be designated as a golf cart crossing and violators would need to be ticketed.
Moved by Councilmember Ring, seconded by Councilmember Robbins, and carried unanimously to return the item to the Transportation Advisory Committee for further review.
X. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
XI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Hack provided an update and advised it should be over shortly.
Councilmember Hack reported that the negotiated agreement had just been released and provided details.
11.3 Vector Control District (Mayor Pro Tem Bouer)
Mayor Pro Tem Bouer was not present.
11.4 Library Board (Councilmember Robbins)
Councilmember Robbins advised no meeting was scheduled.
Mayor Ross provided a brief update on Measure D in the up
Councilmember Ring reported there would not be a meeting.
Councilmember Ring advised that a meeting would be up
11.8 Measure M. Super
Mayor Ross provided a brief update on Measure M.
Councilmember Hack briefly discussed Measure M and
XII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Mary Wall, resident, discussed the noise level on
Mike Curtis, resident, questioned whether the
Lloyd Gomez, resident, re
Ray Barrett, President of United Laguna Hills Mutual, thanked Council for the timing of the meeting, as United had the shortest meeting on record so residents could attend the Council meeting.
XIII. CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Councilmember Ring reported that staff attended an Orange County Housing & Community Services Department meeting and displayed paperwork prepared by County staff which read “City of Laguna Woods Village”. He also reported a list prepared by the County indicated that
Councilmember Ring requested Lieutenant Hogbin discuss the article regarding Laguna Woods being the safest city in
XIV. CLOSED SESSION
14.1 The City Council met in closed session to confer with legal counsel regarding one matter of potential litigation, pursuant to the provisions of Government Code Section 54956.9
14.2 The City Council met in closed session to confer with legal counsel regarding one matter of pending litigation: City of
There was no reportable action on Closed Session items 14.1 and 14.2.
The meeting was adjourned at to a regular meeting at on
SUSAN M. CONDON, City Clerk
Adopted: November 16, 2005
BRENDA B. ROSS, Mayor
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