CITY OF SANTA CLARITA
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
City Council Chambers
23920 Valencia Blvd. 1 st Floor
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY - No New Business
PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY - No New Business
Public Participation Process
During the Public Participation portion of the meeting, each person
wishing to speak should prepare a presentation of not more than three (3)
minutes. Public Participation speaker's slips must be submitted to the
City Clerk BEFORE this portion of the meeting begins. Anyone wishing to
address an item on the agenda should fill out a speaker's slip and submit
it to the City Clerk BEFORE the Mayor announces the item. Each person
addressing the Council is given three (3) minutes to speak indicated by a
colored light system on the Council dais; a green light appears when the
speaker begins; a yellow light appears when 30 seconds remain and a red
light appears when time has expired. Comments should be complete at this
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you
need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the
City Clerk's Office, (661) 255-4391. Notification 48 hours prior to the
meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure
accessibility to this meeting. (28CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title
INVOCATION - McLean
CALL TO ORDER
AWARDS/RECOGNITION TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY
April 17, 2010 - Arbor Day Proclamation
Anthony LaBerge's Recognition for Service/Dedication to City of Santa
PRESENTATIONS TO THE CITY
Tree City USA Award
Service Staff for Receiving the 2009 Digital Cities Award
California Society of
Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Budget Award
COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS
This time has been set aside for Councilmembers to review the agenda
and obtain any further information that may be needed. Council will also
discuss each individual item during the course of the meeting with the
exception of the Consent Calendar, which may be approved in its entirety
by one motion, unless there is a request to pull an item for discussion.
No action will be taken on public agenda items during the Executive
APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Mayor to inquire whether there are any
changes to the Agenda or if any member of the Council or the public would
like to pull for discussion, any item on the Consent Calendar.
All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered
routine and will be enacted by one motion by the City Council. The
items are not individually discussed by the City Council unless a
request is made by a member of the public or the Council, in which
case, the item(s) will be removed from the Consent Calendar and will
be considered separately.
OF MEETING MINUTES - The minutes of the previous City
Council meetings are submitted for approval.
ACTION: Approve minutes of the March 9, 2010 special and regular
meetings of the City Council.
OF ORDINANCE TITLES - Government Code Section 36934 requires
that all ordinances be read in full prior to Council taking action
on the ordinance. By listing the ordinance title on the Council
agenda, Council may determine that the title has been
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Determine that the titles to all
ordinances which appear on this public agenda have been read, and
waive further reading.
AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A TRANSPORTATION PLANNING GRANT
APPLICATION TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(CALTRANS) - The City of Santa Clarita is eligible to
receive funding through the Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant
Program. As such, the City would like to submit an application on
behalf of the Orangeline Development Authority for community
outreach and participation in association with the proposed
Orangeline High Speed Transit System.
Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to
execute all documents and submit the Transportation Planning Grant
to the California Department of Transportation requesting $240,000
in grant funds by the deadline of April 1, 2010.
RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO FORM A TOURISM MARKETING DISTRICT (TMD) AS A
MEANS TO INCREASE TOURISM ACTIVITY IN THE CITY OF SANTA
CLARITA - As part of the 21-Point Business Plan for
Progress, the Tourism Marketing District would provide an assessment
of 2 percent on the Transient Occupancy Tax assessed by local hotels
on visitors. These funds will be used to market the City of Santa
Clarita as a tourism destination and attract high quality, high
economic impact events to the City.
Adopt "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA
CLARITA DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ESTABLISH A BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT
AREA IN THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA TO BE DESIGNATED AS THE TOURISM
MARKETING DISTRICT ("TMD") AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE OF A HEARING
TO CONSIDER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH AREA."
OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF CELLULAR
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON UTILITY
EASEMENT LOCATED ON CITY OWNED PROPERTY - License agreement
with Royal Street Communications to utilize Southern California
Edison existing tower structures on City-owned parcels along the
south fork of the Santa Clara River for cellular communication
devices to enhance wireless communication.
Approve the License Agreements with Southern California Edison
and Royal Street Communications. Increase estimated revenues for
Fiscal Year 2009-10 by $4,000 in the General Fund, account
100-4012.004 (Franchise Agreements - Other); and appropriate $4,000
one time to expenditure account 14502-5161-002. Approve an ongoing
revenue adjustment in the amount of $12,000 to General Fund account
100-4012.004 (Franchise Agreements - Other). Approve ongoing base
budget adjustment in the amount of $12,000 in expenditure account
14502-5161.002. Authorize the City Manager, or designee, to execute
all documents, subject to City Attorney approval.
ANNUAL OVERLAY AND SLURRY SEAL PROGRAM, PROJECT M0063 - PROJECT
ACCEPTANCE - The Annual Overlay and Slurry Seal project is
an integral part of the City’s pavement management program and adds
pavement and slurry seal asphalt maintenance treatments to selected
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Accept the completion
of the 2008-09 Annual Overlay and Slurry Seal Program, Project
M0063; direct the City Clerk to file the Notice of Completion;
direct staff to release the remaining retention 35 days after the
Notice of Completion is recorded, provided no stop notices have been
filed, as provided by law; and transfer funds in Expenditure
OF 3.6 +/- ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY FOR BOUQUET CANYON CREEK
RESTORATION PROJECT, A PORTION OF ASSESSOR'S PARCEL
2849-003-001 - Consideration of purchase of 3.6 acres of
vacant land for Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the purchase of 3.6
+/- acres of real property for the Bouquet Creek Restoration
project, a portion of Assessor's Parcel 2849-003-001; approve
expenditure up to $26,950 of previously appropriated funds from
Account R4001259-5161.001 for $15,950 and Account R4001601-5161.001
for $11,000 to acquire the property and perform Phase I analysis;
and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents,
subject to City Attorney approval.
GOLDEN VALLEY ROAD BRIDGE WIDENING OVER STATE ROUTE 14, PROJECT
S3028 - AWARD OF DESIGN CONTRACT - The proposed improvements
include widening of existing Golden Valley Road Bridge overcrossing
from two to six lanes to accommodate anticipated increase in
traffic. New traffic signals will be installed at both on- and
off-ramps at Golden Valley Road intersections. These improvements
will considerably increase capacity of the existing interchange and
improve interchange operations.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Award
various professional services contracts for the proposed Golden
Valley Road Bridge Widening Over State Route 14, Project S3028, in
an amount not to exceed $221,000; authorize payment not to exceed
$253,293 to Terramar Retail Centers for reimbursement of design
services from Bridge and Thoroughfare fees previously paid by the
project; authorize a project contingency in the amount of $40,000;
authorize the expenditure up to $75,000 for staff management and
oversight; appropriate funds in the amount of $589,293 from the
Eastside Bridge and Thoroughfare District Fund to Expenditure
Account S3028301-5161.001; and authorize the City Manager or
designee to modify the award in the event other issues of
impossibility of performance arise and execute all documents,
subject to the City Attorney approval.
FIBER INITIATIVE - On February 10, 2010, Google announced
their intentions of identifying a test city to deploy their ultra
high-speed internet system through a competitive selection process.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Direct staff to submit a Request for
Information expressing Santa Clarita's desire to be selected as a
test city for Google's ultra high-speed Internet network.
REGISTER NO. 4 - Approval of the Check
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve and ratify for
payment the demands presented in Check Register No. 4.
This time has been set aside for the public to address the City Council
on items that are NOT on
the agenda. Council will not act upon those
items at this meeting other than to review and return without action or
provide direction to staff. ALL speakers must submit a speaker's slip to
the City Clerk prior to this portion of the meeting and prepare a
presentation not to exceed three (3) minutes. The number of people wishing
to speak will divide the thirty minutes allowed for public input, maximum
time allowed per person will be three (3) minutes.
STAFF COMMENTS (Matters of Public Participation)
- In memory of Ed Redd.
The next regular meeting of the City
Council will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Council
Chamber, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita,
I, Sarah P. Gorman, City Clerk, do hereby certify that I am the duly
appointed and qualified City Clerk for the City of Santa Clarita and that
on March 18, 2010, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the foregoing
agenda was posted at City Hall and the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station.
P. Gorman, Esq.
Santa Clarita, California