City Council Closed Session at 5pm - Open Session begins at 6pm
- Date: 03/13/2018 6:00 PM
- Location: Novato City Hall
901 Sherman Ave
Novato, California 94945
March 13, 2018
The City Council welcomes you to attend its meetings which are regularly scheduled on most Tuesdays 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 5:00p.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 Council Chambers is equipped with a Hearing Loop (aka "T-Loop"), under the raised ceiling in the middle of the room. In addition, assistive listening receivers are available for checkout at the meeting 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.
|CITY OF NOVATO
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, California 94945
NOVATO CITY COUNCIL
CLOSED SESSION MEETING
to be held at
CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
BAGET CONFERENCE ROOM
March 13, 2018
A. CALL TO ORDER
1. Public Comment at 922 Machin Avenue
2. Recess to Closed Session
B. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation
(Paragraph (1) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9)
Name of Cases:
Volpe Company, Inc. v. Sausal Corporation, City of Novato, et al. - Sausal Corporation. v. City of Novato, et al.; - City of Novato v. Sausal Corporation, et al..; and Sausal Corporation v. Various Sub-contractors
Marin County Superior Court
Case No.: CIV 1402511
Name of Case:
Granucci v. City of Novato
Marin County Superior Court
Case No.: CIV 1602132
2. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation
(Paragraph (2) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9)
One potential case
C. ADJOURNMENT OF CLOSED SESSION MEETING
NOVATO CITY COUNCIL MEETING
to be held at
NOVATO CITY HALL
901 SHERMAN AVENUE
March 13, 2018
A G E N D A
A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL
B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT
The City Council met in closed session to discuss Item B as listed on the Closed Session Agenda.
C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS
1. Ceremonial Matter: Proclamation recognizing and celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Margaret Todd Senior Center
2. Presentation: Introduction of new Fire Chief Bill Tyler
3. Presentation: NUSD Local Control and Accountability Plan by Superintendent Jim Hogeboom and Julia Kempkey
D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA
6:25 P.M. (Time is approximate)
E. REPORTS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL & CITY MANAGER
1. Councilmember and City Manager Reports
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.
Discussion of minority rights of councilmembers with view to possibly adding a section in the Council Policy Manual as a second step
Discuss at a City Council meeting (along with the downtown parking study or in April/May 2018) policy issues associated with the use of parking spaces along Grant Avenue for 'parklets', decide whether to establish standards, procedures and design guidelines and explore incentives.
Adopt a resolution of support for Not In Our Town, a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not In Our Town organized a screening at College of Marin in February and is looking at bringing a screening to Novato.
6:45 P.M. (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.
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, so that the City Council does not have to read the ordinance in its entirety.)
H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS
No items are listed for this section
7:00 P.M. (Time is approximate)
I. PUBLIC HEARINGS
6. Hold a public hearing and consider adopting a resolution recommending Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the 2018-19 fiscal year to the Marin County Board of Supervisors for the Novato Planning Area
J. GENERAL BUSINESS
7. Consider reviewing and evaluating five (5) possible options to strategically plan for the City's increasing unfunded accrued pension liabilities from the CalPERS Miscellaneous Plan, Tier 1 Safety Plan, Tier 2 Safety Plan, and Safety Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) Safety Plan, directing staff to create an Irrevocable Supplemental (115) Pension Trust and providing direction to staff as to which additional option(s) to pursue further research and analysis
9:00 P.M. (Time is approximate)
K. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS (CCB's) APPOINTMENTS
10. Consider making appointments to the following Boards, Commissions, and Committees: Marin County Aviation Commission; Economic Development Advisory Commission; Housing, Zoning, and Building Codes Appeals Board; and Novato Streetscape Committee
9:30 P.M. (Time is approximate)
L. WORK STUDY SESSION
10:30 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING
I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on March 8, 2018, I caused to be posted the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the March 13, 2018 meeting of the City Council of the City of Novato, California, on the City Community Service Board in the Police Department and on the City's website at www.novato.org.
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