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October 9, 2018

 

Novato City Hall Council Chamber Josh Fryday Mayor
901 Sherman Ave Pam Drew Mayor Pro Tem
Novato, CA 94945 Denise Athas Councilmember
City Phone: (415) 899-8900 Pat Eklund Councilmember
City Fax: (415) 899-8213 Eric Lucan Councilmember
City Website: www.novato.org Regan M. Candelario City Manager
Terrie Gillen City Clerk
Jeffrey A. Walter City Attorney

 

The City Council welcomes you to attend its meetings which are regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Please check the Calendar at www.novato.org for exact dates. Your interest is encouraged and appreciated. For information about Public Comment periods and protocols, please see more information below. Agendas and supporting materials are available on the Council’s website listed above, and are available for public review at the following location:

City Offices: 922 Machin Avenue, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The agenda is divided into three main sections, and includes other categories covering routine business.  All references to “City Council” include those other agencies which may be listed at the top of the Agenda.  The City Council may discuss and/or take action on any or all of the items listed on the agenda.

CONSENT CALENDAR: All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by a single vote of the Council. There will be no separate discussion unless specific items are removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and action. Any Councilmember may remove an item from the Consent Calendar and place it under General Business for discussion.

GENERAL BUSINESS: These items include significant and administrative actions of special interest and will usually include a staff presentation and discussion by the Council.  They will be acted upon by a separate vote.

PUBLIC HEARINGS: Public Hearings are announced and advertised in advance to allow interested persons to make comments for, against, or otherwise, regarding a proposed project or decision. Anyone who challenges any hearing matter in court may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described herein, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.

ADDENDUM: If urgent matters arise after the publication of the regular agenda, there will be an addendum. It will be posted at the above referenced locations by Friday at 5:00 p.m. the week before the meeting.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Materials that are submitted to members of the City Council after the agenda packet has been distributed are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office, located at 922 Machin Avenue, during normal business hours. Such materials shall also be made available on the City of Novato website at www.novato.org, when practical and provided that City staff is able to post those documents prior to the meeting.  A binder is available for the public at the meeting to view any distributed materials. Also, when non-confidential written materials are distributed to members of the City Council during a public meeting by staff or a member of the City Council, copies shall be made available to members of the public following that meeting.

DISABLED ACCOMMODATION: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk at (415) 899-8900. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodation to help insure accessibility to this meeting. Please note that live captioning is provided on the main screen in Council Chambers and closed captioning is available on TV, live internet streaming, and recorded internet & TV replays. The Council Chambers is also equipped with a Hearing Loop (aka "T-Coil"), focused under the large raised ceiling in the middle of the room. In addition, assistive listening receivers are available for checkout from the City Clerk.

APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES: The Council may establish and make appointments to a Council committee (made up of two Councilmembers) with respect to any item appearing on this agenda.

PUBLIC COMMENT: All members of the public wishing to address the City Council are requested to submit a speaker card in advance to the City Clerk. The Mayor will call the names of speakers from the cards. In addition to receiving comment from the public during the Public Comment period, the Mayor will recognize persons from the audience who wish to address the City Council on a particular agenda item, at the time that item is considered by the City Council. There is a three minute time limit to speak although the Mayor may shorten the time based on the number of speakers. A speaker may not yield his or her time to another speaker. For issues raised during Public Comments that are not on the published agenda, no action can legally be taken. The City Council may direct that the item be referred to the City Manager for action or may schedule the item on a subsequent agenda.

The Mayor has the authority to rule any speaker out of order, including speakers during the Public Comment period, if the subject raised is not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council, or during a public hearing or a general business item if the speaker is not presenting testimony or evidence relevant to the matter or if the speaker becomes disruptive to the proceedings and conduct of the meeting.

The Mayor also has the authority to order any person who willfully interrupts the meeting to be removed from the room. All persons are expected to conduct themselves with civility and courtesy at all times. All persons giving comments shall speak directly to the Council and address issues, not individuals. Personal attacks, cursing and outbursts from the audience in support or opposition to a speaker are not tolerated in order to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome to speak.

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NOVATO CITY COUNCIL

CLOSED SESSION MEETING

to be held at

CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
BAGET CONFERENCE ROOM

     October 9, 2018      
5:00 P.M.

     AGENDA      

A. CALL TO ORDER

1. Public Comment at 922 Machin Avenue

2. Recess to Closed Session

B. CLOSED SESSION ITEM 

    1. Public Employee Performance Evaluations

(California Government Code 54957.6)

Title: City Attorney and City Manager

C. ADJOURNMENT OF CLOSED SESSION MEETING


NOVATO CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE

October 9, 2018
6:00 PM

A G E N D A

 

 

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

1. Remembering the One Year Anniversary of the North Bay Fires and recognizing the faith-based organizations for their services and support during that time

2. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation given to the Rotary Club of Novato in recognition of October 24, 2018 as World Polio Day

D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA

6:20 PM (Time is approximate)

E. REPORTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER & CITY COUNCIL

1. Each Council member and the City Manager have three (3) minutes each to report on any item regarding conferences or meetings, or his/her activities as needed.

2. Proposed Agenda Item from Councilmember Pat Eklund

Place an agenda item on a City Council Meeting in October or November to freeze and/or reduce rents back to where they were on January 1, 2018 at the Novato Arts Center in Hamilton until an evaluation is completed on what are appropriate rents for artists’ studios in Novato.

6:40 PM (Time is approximate)

F. PUBLIC COMMENTS

This comment session is for items not on the agenda or for items listed on the Consent Calendar. See agenda cover page for information about Public Comment periods and associated protocol.

6:50 PM (Time is approximate.)

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Waive reading and authorize introductions and/or adoption of ordinances by title only

This is a standard procedural action to waive any readings of an ordinance on this agenda (I-14), so that the City Council does not have to read the ordinance in its entirety.

2. Approve the minutes of the September 11 City Council special meeting

3. Approve the minutes of the September 18 City Council special meeting

4. Adopt an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Novato repealing and replacing section 2-4b of the municipal code, thereby amending the subpoena provisions of the Novato municipal code

5. Adopt an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Novato adding section 19.34.065 to chapter 19 (zoning) of the Novato municipal code in order to establish regulations for personal cultivation of cannabis indoors only and making related amendments to sections 19.08.030, 19.10.040, 19.12.030, and 19.14.040 of the municipal code and finding that adoption thereof is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA guidelines sections 15061(b)(3), 15301, 15304 and 15305

6. Approve holding a joint meeting between the Novato City Council and the Novato Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Novato Council Chambers, 901 Sherman Avenue

7. Adopt a resolution approving the plans for additional downtown area parking spaces, and finding that the project is exempt from the requirements of CEQA pursuant to section 15301 Existing Facilities – Subsections 15301(c) and 15301(d)

8. Receive and file the 4th Quarter Investment Report ending June 30, 2018

9. Adopt a resolution to 1) accept a $70,000 STEP (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), 2) authorize the Police Department to utilize the grant to continue its education and enforcement of traffic related laws to reduce injury and fatal traffic collision, and 3) amend budget resolution 2018-045 to revise appropriations and revenues to recognize the grant funding from OTS

6:55 PM (Time is approximate.)

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

10. Consider and take action to vote and make appointments to the City of Novato’s Planning Commission, Design Review Commission, and Novato Streetscape Committee

7:05 PM (Time is approximate.)

I. PUBLIC HEARINGS

11. Hold a public hearing on the Residence Inn Development Project; and consider and possibly take action to (1) adopt a resolution adopting a mitigated negative declaration and a mitigation monitoring and reporting program, (2) introduce an ordinance amending the zoning map to rezone the subject property from Commercial Industrial to Planned District, (3) introduce an ordinance approving a master plan, precise development plan, and design review, and (4) adopt a resolution approving a vacation of a relinquishment of abutter’s rights for the development of the Residence Inn – Novato project, a 103-room hotel with an up to 8,000-square-foot commercial building at 7546 Redwood Blvd., APN 143-011-06

12. Hold a public hearing; and consider and possibly take action to 1) adopt an urgency ordinance to extend a temporary moratorium on all commercial cannabis activities, except deliveries, except deliveries of medicinal cannabis and an existing testing laboratory and pharmaceutical company; 2) approving a report on the conditions leading to the adoption of the ordinance; and making findings that the approval of said resolution is exempt under CEQA pursuant to CEQA guidelines section 15061 (b)(3),15308, 15060 (a)(2)

8:10 PM (Time is approximate.)

J. GENERAL BUSINESS

13. Consider, and possibly take action to provide staff direction on the establishment of regulations relating to outdoor dining areas, parklets, and/or outdoor display areas

14. Consideration of request by the Novato Theater for assistance relating to financing for the remaining improvements to the Novato Theater and provide direction to staff regarding financing assistance options including, but not limited to, grant, loan, financial guarantee, or other financing assistance options

10:30 P.M.   (Time is approximate.)
K.        ADJOURNMENT

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on October 4, 2018, the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the October 9, 2018 meeting of the Novato City Council meeting of the City of Novato, California, was posted on the City Community Service Board at the Police Department and on the City's website at www.novato.org.

/Terrie Gillen/
Terrie Gillen, City Clerk

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