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Council Meeting Closed Session at 5:00 P.M. and Regular Session at 6:00 P.M.

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July 10, 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 regularly scheduled meeting. Regular meetings are scheduled on the second and fourh 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 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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CITY OF NOVATO
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, California 94945
415.899.8900 main
415.899.8213 fax
www.novato.org
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NOVATO CITY COUNCIL

CLOSED SESSION MEETING

to be held at the

CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

922 MACHIN AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR

BAGET CONFERENCE ROOM

July 10, 2018
5:00 P.M.

A G E N D A

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 – Anticipated Litigation Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to paragraph 2 of subdivision (d) of section 54956.9
One potential case

 

2. Public Employee Performance Evaluation

California Government Code Section 54957

Title: City Attorney

 

C. ADJOURNMENT OF CLOSED SESSION MEETING

                       

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL 

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

901 SHERMAN AVENUE

July 10, 2018
 6:00 P.M.

A G E N D A

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

1. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation recognizing July as Parks and Recreation Month

2. Presentation – Recognizing the Fourth of July Parade Winner

 

D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA

6:15 P.M. (Time is approximate)

E. REPORTS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL & CITY MANAGER 1. City Manager and City Council Reports

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 Mayor Pro Tempore Drew

Discussion of adopting open budgeting. Staff could present various options including Open Data choices or other modules to achieve open budgeting which would work with our New World accounting system. The Council could alternatively create a set of budget principles which would manually achieve the same end as an open data module

3. Proposed Agenda Item from Councilmember Pat Eklund

Discuss at a City Council Meeting in September or October 2018 exploring options to relocate the Novato History Museum to the Simmons Hus at 900 Sherman Avenue and/or another city-owned building to provide an ADA accessible building with more museum space and adequate parking

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.

6:50 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Accept the City of Novato’s response to the 2018 Grand Jury Report, “Homelessness in Marin: A Progress Report”

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section

I. PUBLIC HEARINGS

No items are listed for this section

6:55 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

J. GENERAL BUSINESS

2. Consider and possibly take action to adopt a resolution to: 1) Approve a funding strategy in the amount of $5,214,000 for Phase 2 of the Downtown Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Station, 2) Authorize preparation of funding agreements between the City of Novato, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTC), SMART, and/or Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), and 3) Authorize expenditure of $500,000 from the “City Owned Property” Fund #112

3. Consider and possibly take action to authorize the City Manager to proceed with a Requests for Proposal (RFP) process for the renovation and reuse of the City-owned Historic Train Depot and Site, Marin County Assessor’s Parcel Number 153-057-22, located at 695 Grant Avenue

4. Receive a presentation on the Cannabis Community Outreach Plan

5. Consider, and possibly take action to approve the date and time for the special City Council training organized by Staff for July 24 at 4:30 p.m. to be held at City Hall in the Womack Conference Room

K. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS (CCB’s) APPOINTMENTS

This section is used by the City Council to make appointments to fill vacancy/vacancies on their Commissions, Committees and Boards.

No items are listed for this section.

L. WORK STUDY SESSION

No items are listed for this section.

10:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

M. ADJOURNMENT

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on July 5, 2018, I caused to be posted the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the July 10, 2018 special and regular meetings 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.

/Terrie Gillen/
Terrie Gillen, City Clerk

 

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