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MINUTES 2019/01/08CITY COUNCIL,: Mayor Curtis W. Morris Mayor Pro Tem John Ebiner Councilmember Enunett Badar Councilmember Denis Bertone Councilmember Ryan A. Vienna .STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Blaine Michaelis Assistant City Manager Ken Duran Assistant City Manager Community Development Larry Stevens Interim City Attorney Jeff Malawy Director of Parks and Recreation Hector M. Kistemann Director of Public Works Krishna Patel Assistant City Clerk Debra Black Mayor Morris called the meeting to order and led the flag salute at 7:00 p.m. Chris Mackenzie for her service to the Community of San Dimas Mayor Morris invited Captain Andy Berg forward to make the presentation to Chris. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (Members of the audience are invited to address the City Council on any item not on the agenda. Under the provisions of the Brown Act, the legislative body is prohibited from taking or engaging in discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda. However, your concerns may be referred to staff or set for discussion at a later date. If you desire to address the City Council on an item on this agenda, other than a scheduled public hearing item you may do so at this time or asked to be heard when that agenda item is considered. Comments on public hearing items will be considered when that item is scheduled for discussion. The Public Comment period is limited to 30 minutes. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes.) Members of the Audience 1) Isabel Arrastia resident spoke in opposition to the proposed hotel project at Bonita and Cataract and presented a petition with a list of others opposing the project along with their individual comments. City Council Minutes January 8, 2019 Page 2 2) Raymond MacDonald resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 3) Cyndia Williams resident /business owner spoke in support of the hotel project 4) Phil Ebiner resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 5) Vincent resident spoke in opposition of the hotel project 6) Site Manager Plaza Del Rancho thanked City Manager Blaine Michaelis for his help with concerns she has had over the years of managing the property 7) Elaine H. resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 8) Todd Lerner resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 9) Nicole resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 10) C. Acker resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 11) Resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 12) Vanessa resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 13) Jared Smith resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 14) Sandy resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project 15) George resident spoke in opposition to the hotel project City Manager Blaine Michaelis shared that staff will make available on the city's website additional information for the residents on this issue. CONSENT CALENDAR (All items on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion unless a member of the City Council requests separate discussion.) a. Resolutions and Ordinances read by title, further reading waived, passage and adoption recommended as follows: RESOLUTION 2019 -01, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING CERTAIN DEMANDS FOR THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER 2018 AND JANUARY 2019. b. Approval of minutes from the November 27, 2018 City Council Study Session and December 11, 2018 City Council Regular meeting. c. Approval of Resolution 2019 -02, Annual Update of Parking Prohibition on Certain City Streets City Council Minutes January 8, 2019 Page 3 d. Award bid Walnut Creek Trail Phase I Construction Project to the lowest bidder, FS Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $94,000. MOTI ®N: Motion/seconded by Councilmembers Ebiner/Vienna to approve the consent calendar as presented. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (5 ®0) YES: Badar, Berton, Ebiner, Morris, Vienna NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None a. Comments from Captain Andrew Berg regarding public safety concerns Captain Berg provided an update on the recent homicide in the city and previous violent crimes in 2018. Mayor Morris asked the Captain if he had any comments regarding the comments made during oral communication on a prostitution problem. Captain Berg commented that it is no more a problem or evident than in other places. He added that they do not receive complaints regarding this kind of activity and are not aware that it is a current issue; but they do have operations in place to try and identify this kind of activity. Councilmember Ebiner asked if more focus is being given to the downtown core. Captain Berg responded that they are focusing on known gang members and the detectives are working with other agencies to gather information. Councilmember Ebiner made mention that budget talks are upcoming and encouraged the Captain to speak with staff if he is in need of additional support. Captain Berg responded that staff has been supportive and extra patrols have been budgeted for. Councilmember Badar asked for a comparison by cities as to where our policing ability stands. Captain Berg responded the San Dima Station is adequately staff and anyone would want more. San Dimas Station compares favorably to other communities. Councilmember Vienna made mention that crime stats would be helpful to Council in their decision making and determining if this is the most dangerous park in the city. He stated that the camera proposal will provide workable information to help solve crimes. He also stated that City Council Minutes January 8, 2019 Page 4 other communities with issues in parks have implemented a youth activities program or considered assigning a park deputy and that this park does provide a challenge. He thanked staff for response to the graffiti removal. Captain Berg added that cameras could be a good deterrent value. b. Gold Line Update - verbal report Assistant City Manager Larry Stevens provided the Gold Line report. Staff submitted comment letter to the Gold Line Committee on the revisions to the Gold Line Project Public document made available around the first of March Mayor Morris asked if something could be added to the website that describes /defines the wall to be built at Bonita and Eula to give residents an idea of what it would look like. Mr. Stevens replied there is no final rendition but there is something that is representative of what it would look like that could be used. Members of the Audience (Speakers are limited tofive (S) minutes or as may be determined by the Chair.) 1) Isabel Arrastia thanked Council for listening and requested a formal agreement that would allow the city to back out of the project with the developer, staff to reach out to the developer for other ideas, and a resolution stating that there would be no hotel at that location. City Manager The Mayor's call in show will air this Thursday. The Roadys sign is almost finished and an estimated installation date of January 15, 2019. City Attorney Mr. Jeff Malawy introduced himself to the members of the public. Members of the City Council Councilmembers' report on meetings attended at the expense of the local agency. Nothing reported. 1) Approval to recruit for vacancies on the Equestrian and Parks and Recreation Commissions. Consensus to move forward with interview process. City Council Minutes January 8, 2019 Page 5 2) Individual members' comments and updates. Councitmember Vienna reports/comments: Takes community involvement to address graffiti — not only reporting for removal but notifying the police Request to launch an effort with Kosmont to find different development ideas. What is the status of the Exclusive Negotiated Agreement Will draft a resolution that addresses not building a hotel at the Bonita and Cataract location Councilmember Ebiner reports /comments: ® Since being on Council helped to rezone areas of downtown to single family and promoted the revitalization of downtown Councilmember Badar reports /comments: ® Staff and Council have put forth efforts on revitalizing downtown for many years ® Properties in downtown are privately own and the city /developer cannot control what business go in ® Redevelopment funds no longer available to help with a revitalization Councilmember Bertone reports /comments: ® SGVCOG received BEST award ® Metro Gold Line awarded San Dimas $900,000 from Measure M — pedestrian bikeway improvement project on San Dimas Avenue, from Gold Line Station to Loma Vista ® For 20 years the city has hired consultants who tried to get restaurants into the city ® 28 years receiving police report never reflected prostitution activity Mayor Morris • Gold Line wall will block the view of any hotel and will be a vertical barrier that will divide San Dimas • For the 25 years that the City Redevelopment Agency has owned the property tried marketing for all commercial uses • Sales tax revenue is flat, PERS contribution increasing, public safety contract, income flat ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m. The next meeting will be January 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. AJQI- Debra Black, Assistant City Clerk Curtis W. Morris, Mayor