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Council Meeting Closed Session begins at 5:30 PM and Regular Meeting begins at 6 PM

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January 15, 2019

 

Novato City Hall Council Chamber Eric Lucan Mayor
901 Sherman Ave Denise Athas Mayor Pro Tem
Novato, CA 94945 Pam Drew Councilmember
City Phone: (415) 899-8900 Pat Eklund Councilmember
City Fax: (415) 899-8213 Josh Fryday 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 5:00p.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

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

     January 15, 2019       
5:30 p.m.

 

A. CALL TO ORDER

1. Public Comment at 922 Machin Avenue

2. Recess to Closed Session

B. CLOSED SESSION ITEM

1. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

(California Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager

C. ADJOURNMENT OF CLOSED SESSION MEETING


CITY COUNCIL MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE

January 15, 2019
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. Presentation of new and promoted City of Novato employees

 

D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA 

6:30 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 Denise Athas

Discuss for consideration and possibly take action to adopt a city resolution, like Marin County Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 2017-25 “To ensure family unity, community security, dignity and due process for all residents of Marin County” and Senator Kevin DeLeon’s Senate Bill 54 - The California Values Act.

3. Proposed Agenda Item from Councilmember Pam Drew

Discussion of creating a Comprehensive Complaints Procedure that the public can access if filing a complaint against staff, the Council, and/or the City.

4. Proposed Agenda Item from Councilmember Pat Eklund

Conduct a work study session at a City Council meeting on accelerating the minimum wage increases city-wide; after which schedule a subsequent Council meeting to consider an ordinance that accelerates the minimum wage increases city-wide to $12.75 on July 1, 2019, and to $15 on July 1, 2020.

6:50 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.

7:00 PM (Time is approximate.)

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approve the minutes of the October 30, 2018 City Council meeting

2. Approve the minutes of the November 13, 2018 Joint City Council / Novato Unified School District meeting

3. Approve the minutes of the November 27, 2018 City Council meeting

4. Approve the minutes of the December 4, 2018 City Council meeting

5. Approve the minutes of the December 11, 2018 City Council special meeting

6. Approve the minutes of the December 11, 2018 City Council meeting

7. Approve the minutes of the December 18, 2018 City Council special meeting

8. Adopt an ordinance amending Appendix A to Section 2-21.1 of the Novato Municipal Code, relating to the Conflict of Interest Code, to add the titles of four specific employee positions (Assistant City Manager (Category A), Senior Management Analyst/ Economic Development (Category C), Management Analyst II (Category C), and Assistant City Clerk (Category A)), and designate reporting responsibilities pertinent to the duties of each of these positions

9. Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute Program Supplement No. F016 to Administering Agency – State Master Agreement for Federal-Aid Projects No. 04-5361F15 for the Measure A Group 10 Pavement Rehabilitation Project at Nave Drive, CIP No. 18-001; Federal –Aid Project No. STPL-5361(O28)

10. Accept the work for the Marin Valley Mobile Country Club Clubhouse Exterior and Pool Facility Improvements as complete and authorize the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion

11. Adopt the Strategic Plan for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section

6:55 PM (Time is approximate.)

I. PUBLIC HEARINGS

12. Conduct a public hearing and consider amending section 14-20 (Unlawful Camping) of Chapter XIV of the Municipal Code to limit enforcement and applicability to only voluntary camping activities

7:15 PM (Time is approximate.)

J. GENERAL BUSINESS

13. Consider and receive the 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and 2018 Climate Change Action Plan Implementation and Sustainability Program Status Report

14. Consider and receive public input on proposals received in response to the request for proposals related to the City-owned Hamilton commissary site at 802 state access road, APN 157-970-03, and Christmas Tree Hill, APN 157-720-02, and direct staff to execute an exclusive right to negotiate with one team, approved as to form and content by the City Attorney and City Manager

(J-14 will continue immediately following the Closed Session.)

- Adjourn to Closed Session Meeting

- Convene Closed Session Meeting in Council Chambers (back room of the Council Chambers)

CLOSED SESSION MEETING

K. CONVENE CLOSED SESSION

L. CLOSED SESSION ITEM

1. Conference with Real Property Negotiators

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

 

Property Location: 802 State Access Road, APN 157-970-03, “Commissary Parcel” and Christmas Tree Hill, APN 157-720-02

Agency Negotiator: City of Novato Regan M. Candelario, Veronica Nebb, Peggy Flynn, Scott Ward

Negotiating Parties: EAH Housing (Mary Murtagh, Welton Jordan, and Scott Johnson), and City Ventures (Patrick Hendry and Samantha Hauser)

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION TO RECONVENE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

M. RECONVENE OPEN SESSION

N. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

O. CONTINUATION OF ITEM J-14

P. 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.

Q. WORK STUDY SESSION

No items are listed for this section.

9:00 PM(Time is approximate.)
R. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on January 10, 2019, the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the January 15, 2019 meeting of the Novato City Council meeting of the City of Novato, California, was posted on the City Community Service Board in the Police Department and on the City's website atwww.novato.org.

/Terrie Gillen/
Terrie Gillen, City Clerk

 

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