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Tuesday, August 01, 2006
SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE
WEST COVINA CITY COUNCIL

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Place: City Manager's Conf. Room

AGENDA

Agenda material is available for review at the City Clerk's Office, Room 317 in City Hall, 1444 W. Garvey Avenue, West Covina and at www.westcovina.org The City complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you will need special assistance at Council meetings, please call (626) 939-8433 (voice) or (626) 960-4422 (TTY) from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. Do call at least one day prior to the meeting date to inform us of your particular needs and to determine if accommodation is possible. For sign language interpreter services at Council meetings, please request no less than four working days prior to the meeting.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Herfert, Mayor Pro Tem Touhey
Councilmembers Hernandez, Lane, Sanderson

I PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

II CLOSED SESSION

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
Pursuant to Government Code § 54956 (a)
  • Joshua Kilzi vs City of West Covina
  • Davis vs City of West Covina

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Pursuant to Government Code §54957
Title: City Manager

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by ______ 2nd by ______

to adjourn the meeting at _____ pm.



REGULAR MEETING
OF THE
WEST COVINA CITY COUNCIL

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Council Chambers

AGENDA

Agenda material is available for review at the City Clerk's Office, Room 317 in City Hall, 1444 W. Garvey Avenue, West Covina and at www.westcovina.org The City complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). If you will need special assistance at Council meetings, please call (626) 939-8433 (voice) or (626) 960-4422 (TTY) from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. Do call at least one day prior to the meeting date to inform us of your particular needs and to determine if accommodation is possible. For sign language interpreter services at Council meetings, please request no less than four working days prior to the meeting.

INVOCATION

Pastor Kelly Dupeé
Faith Community Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilmember Hernandez

ROLL CALL

Mayor Herfert, Mayor Pro Tem Touhey
Councilmembers Hernandez, Lane, Sanderson

REPORTING OUT FROM CLOSED SESSION

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

PRESENTATIONS
  • Blue Star Video

  • Resolution of Commendation
    Steve Samaniego, Interim Community Services Director

  • Introduction
    Michele McNeill, Community Services Director

  • Presentation by the American Red Cross
    Jack French, Executive Director of San Gabriel Pomona
    Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross

  • Sportsplex Video

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADDRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
(Per Ordinance No. 2150)
Any person wishing to address the City Council/Community Development Commission on any matter listed on the agenda or on any other matter within their jurisdiction should complete a speaker card that is provided at the entrance to the Council Chambers and submit the card to the City Clerk/Secretary. Each person will be allowed five (5) minutes to address the Governing Bodies under Oral Communications. Any testimony or comments regarding a matter set for a Public Hearing will be heard during the hearing.

A) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - Five (5) minutes
(This is the time set aside to address the City Council/Community Development Commission. Please step forward to the podium and state your name and city of residence for the record when recognized by the Mayor.)

B) UPDATES/REPORTS FROM CONSULTANTS

No reports for this meeting.

C) ITEMS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEETINGS

No reports for this meeting.

D) PUBLIC HEARINGS
1) Public Hearing
West Covina Landscape Maintenance District No. 7
D-1.doc
D-1 Reso1.doc
D-1Reso2.doc
Attachments are available for review in the City Clerk's Office.
  1. Open hearing
  2. Staff presentation
  3. Public testimony
  4. Close hearing
  5. Council discussion
  6. Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Tabulate the ballots this evening to determine if a majority protest against the proposed changed assessment exists.

2. If there is not a majority protest, then adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. ______ - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT AND THE ASSESSMENT CONTAINED IN THAT REPORT FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 7; ORDERING LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPLACEMENT AND APPURTENANCES TO BE MAINTAINED FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2006, AND FIXING ASSESSMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 IN THE AMOUNT OF $266.20 FOR IMPROVED AND UNIMPROVED PARCELS

3. If there is a majority protest against the changed assessment, then adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. ______ - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT AND THE ASSESSMENT CONTAINED IN THAT REPORT FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 7; ORDERING LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPLACEMENT AND APPURTENANCES TO BE MAINTAINED FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2006, AND FIXING ASSESSMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 IN THE AMOUNT OF $292.82 FOR IMPROVED PARCELS AND $87.85 FOR UNIMPROVED PARCELS

Motion by ____________ 2nd by ____________
to waive further reading of the resolution, read by title only and

adopt _____ disapprove _____ hold over _____

E) CONSENT CALENDAR

1) City Council Meeting Minutes (receive & file)

Special Meeting of June 6, 2006
smin 06-06-06.doc

Regular Meeting of June 6, 2006
min06-06-06.doc

Special Meeting of June 20, 2006
smin 06-20-06.doc

2) Commission Summary of Actions (receive & file)

a) Community Services 05/09/06 & 07/11/06
E-2a 5.9.06.doc
E-2a 7.11.06.doc

b) Human Resources 06/14/06
E-2b.doc

c) Planning Commission 07/06/06, 07/11/06 & 07/24/06
E-2c 7.6.06.doc
E-2c 7.11.06.doc
E-2c 7.24.06.doc

d) Senior Commission 06/08/06 & 07/13/06
E-2d 6.8.06.doc
E-2d 7.13.06.doc

3) Claims Against the City (deny & notify claimant)

Government Tort Claim Denials
It is recommended that the following Government Tort Claims be denied and the claimants and/or their respective attorneys be so notified.
E-3.doc
  • Sheryl Greenwood vs. City of West Covina
  • Jessica Ibarra vs. City of West Covina
  • Mark Rubalcava vs. City of West Covina

4) Award of Bid

a) Award of Bid for Valinda Avenue and Vine Avenue Traffic Signal Modification - Protected Left-turn for Valinda Avenue by Split Phase (Project No. TP-04507)
It is recommended that the City Council accept the bid of Christopher R. Morales, Inc., in the amount of $11,989 as submitted at the bid opening on July 25, 2006, and authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer and City Clerk to execute the contract.
E-4a.doc

b) Award of Bid for Slope Repair on City Open Space Behind Hooper Drive (Project Nos. SP-06409 and SP-07107)
It is recommended that the City Council take the following actions:
E-4b.doc

Attachments are available for review in the City Clerk's Office.
  1. Appropriate $60,000 from unappropriated uninsured loss funds to Account No. 360.81.8744.7200.

  2. Accept the bid of Remedial Civil Contractor, Inc., in the amount of $136,000 as submitted at the bid opening on July 18, 2006, and authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer and City Clerk to execute an agreement with Remedial Civil Contractor, Inc. of Montrose, California, for the work to be done.

5) Traffic Committee Minutes (accept & file)

1. Traffic Committee Minutes - Meeting of June 20, 2006
E-51_June TC 2006 Minutes.doc
E-51_Traffic Committee Minutes_June 20, 2006.doc

I. Request of Loe Le, Property Owner of Badillo Center
That parking adjacent to the Badillo Shopping Center located at 1901 W. Badillo Street be limited to two hours be implemented.

Traffic Committee Recommendation:
That parking adjacent to the Badillo Shopping Center located at 1901 W. Badillo Street be limited to two hours between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. be implemented.

II. Request of Patrice Kelly, West Covina Resident
That the centerline painted stripe on Bubbling Well Road from Merced Avenue to Michelle Street and on Michelle Street from Bubbling Well Road to Merced Avenue be removed.

Traffic Committee Recommendation:
That painted centerline stripe be removed along the straight sections of Bubbling Well Road from Merced Avenue to Michelle Street and on Michelle Street from Bubbling Well Road to Merced Avenue. Maintain the striping within the curved knuckle at Bubbling Well Road and Michelle Street and 50 feet of striping at the intersections with stop control.

III. Request of Jose Diaz, West Covina Resident
That parking on the south side of Merced Avenue from 2218 W. Merced Avenue to Willow Avenue be restricted to permit only parking.

Traffic Committee Recommendation:
That parking on Cameron Avenue, on the north side of Merced Avenue from 2224 W. Merced Avenue to Willow Avenue, be restricted to permit only parking.

IV. Request of Jerry Graham and of Ed Scheilder, West Covina Residents
Review warrants for the installation of a multi-way stop at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Willow Avenue.

Traffic Committee Recommendation:
That a multi-way stop not be installed at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Willow Avenue as they do not meet the State Warrants.

5) Traffic Committee Minutes (accept & file)

2. Traffic Committee Minutes - Meeting of July 18, 2006
E-52_July TC 2006 Minutes.doc
E-52_Traffic Committee Minutes_July 18, 2006.doc

I. Request of Ilene Jackson, West Covina Resident
That parking on Westport Street and Greenleaf Drive from 2605 Altamira Drive to 1845 Greenleaf Drive be restricted to Permit only Parking.

Traffic Committee Recommendation:
That parking on Westport Street and Greenleaf Drive from 2605 Altamira Drive to 1845 Greenleaf Drive on the north side and from 1808 Greenleaf Drive to 2662 Altamira Drive on the south side be restricted to Permit only Parking.

II. Request of Dorothy Wilson, West Covina Resident
That a multi-way stop sign be installed at the intersection of Delvale Street at Lang Avenue.

Traffic Committee Recommendation:
That a stop sign, stop ahead sign, and appropriate pavement messages be installed on southbound Lang Avenue at Delvale Street.

III. Request of Corina Vasquez and Norman Vasquez, West Covina Residents
That traffic conditions and vehicle speeds be reviewed along Workman Avenue from Azusa Avenue to Lark Ellen Avenue.

Traffic Committee Recommendation:
That the installation of multi-way stop sign is not warranted for the intersection of Workman Avenue and Homerest Avenue at this time.

That additional speed limit (R2-4) signs with "Radar Enforced" plate be installed along Workman Avenue.

6) City Treasurer's Report (receive & file)

Treasurer's Reports for the Months of:

7) Miscellaneous - Community Development Commission

a) Exclusive Negotiating Agreement Between the City and Dynamic Business Holding Inc. for the Potential Development of a 2.6 Acre Portion of the Civic Center Property
It is recommended that the City Council review and approve the 150-day Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) between Dynamic Business Holdings, Inc. (Dynamic) for the potential development of a 2.6 acre portion of the Civic Center Property for a mixed-use commercial retail/office development.
E-7a.doc

Attachments are available for review in the City Clerk's Office.

7) Miscellaneous - City Manager's Office

b) WI-FI (Wireless Fidelity) Wireless Internet Program
It is recommended that the City Council direct City staff to send out a Request for Proposals for a citywide broadband wireless network franchise that utilizes City street lights, traffic signals, and buildings as the mounting location for radio antennas in approved areas.
E-7b.doc
E-7b Attach1.doc
E-7b Attach2.doc

c) Authorization to Add a Management Analyst I to the City Manager's Office
It is recommended that the City Council:
E-7c.doc
  1. Authorize adding a Management Analyst I in the City Manager's Office to coordinate the City's public relations efforts; and

  2. Appropriate $35,000 from the General Fund Reserve and $35,000 from the Community Development Commission Reserve to fund the Management Analyst I position.

Miscellaneous - Community Services Department

d) FY 2006-2007 Older Americans Act Senior Nutrition Meals Program Grant Application It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution:
E-7d.doc
E-7d Reso.doc

RESOLUTION NO. ______ - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF A PROPOSAL FOR FY 2006-2007 OLDER AMERICANS ACT COMPETITIVE GRANT FUNDS FOR THE SENIOR NUTRITION MEALS PROGRAM

7) Miscellaneous - City Manager's Office

e) Authorization to Apply to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for Fifth Supervisorial District Excess Funding for Cortez Park Trails Extension Project
It is recommended that the City Council:
E-7e and Reso.doc
  1. Authorize the application to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for Fifth Supervisorial District Excess Funding for the Cortez Park Trails Extension Project. in the amount of $150,000.

  2. Adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. ______ - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT FOR FIFTH SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT EXCESS FUNDING FOR CORTEZ PARK TRAILS EXTENSION PROJECT

7) Miscellaneous - Public Works

f) West Covina Landscape Maintenance District No. 1 - Setting of 2006-2007 Assessment Rate
It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution, which includes a 5.1% rate increase from 10.50 cents to 11.04 cents per 100 dollars of assessed valuation:
E-7f and Attach A.doc
E-7f Reso.doc

Attachments are available for review in the City Clerk's Office.

RESOLUTION NO. ______ - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, SETTING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY NECESSARY TO BE RAISED FOR WEST COVINA LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 1 AND FIXING THE TAX RATE FOR SAID MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2006

g) West Covina Landscape Maintenance District No. 2 - Setting of 2006-2007 Assessment Rate
It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution, which includes a 2.0% rate increase from 5.82 cents to 5.94 cents per 100 dollars of assessed valuation:
E-7g.doc
E-7g Reso.doc

Attachments are available for review in the City Clerk's Office.

RESOLUTION NO. ______ - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, SETTING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY NECESSARY TO BE RAISED FOR WEST COVINA LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 2 AND FIXING THE TAX RATE FOR SAID MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2006

8) Conference and Meeting Report
(In accordance with AB 1234, Councilmembers shall make a brief report or file a written report on any meeting/event/conference attended at City expense.)

a) Councilmember Hernandez Conference and Meeting Report
It is recommended that the City Council receive and file the report.
E-8a.doc

ACTION ON CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS NUMBER E-1 through E-8a:

Motion by __________ 2nd by __________
o waive further reading of the resolutions and adopt:

and approve all items except ________

ROLL CALL: Hernandez, Lane, Sanderson, Touhey, Herfert

END OF CONSENT

F) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
CDC Agenda

Recess the City Council meeting at ________ pm to convene the CDC. Reconvene the City Council meeting at ________ pm.

G) DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS

CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE

1) Designation of Voting Delegate for League of California Cities Annual Conference
It is recommended that the City Council designate a voting delegate and an alternate for the League of California Cities Annual Conference.
G-1.doc

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________

to _____________________________________

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

2) Graffiti Removal Contract
It is recommended that the City Council direct staff to send out a Request for Proposal.
G-2.doc

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________ to

approve ____ disapprove ____ hold over ____

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

3) Historic Resources Survey
Staff recommends that the City Council:
G-3.doc
  1. Review and accept as complete the draft West Covina Historic Resources Survey prepared by Historic Preservation Partners, and

  2. Provide direction to staff to begin the preparation of an ordinance to establish a voluntary local historic preservation program.

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________

to _____________________________________

H) MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS REPORTS

1) Mayor Steve Herfert
Response to the County of Los Angeles' Proposal to have a Homeless Shelter in West Covina
It is recommended that the City Council direct staff to continue to work with Los Angeles County through the East San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness to identify a mutually acceptable location for a Homeless Stabilization Center to address the nationwide problem of homelessness.
H-1 and Attach1.doc

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________

approve ______ disapprove _____ hold over _____

2) Mayor Herfert and Mayor Pro Tem Touhey - Conference and Meeting Report
It is recommended that the City Council receive and file this report.
H-2.doc

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________

to receive and file.

I) COUNCIL REQUEST FOR REPORTS, STUDIES OR INVESTIGATIONS
(Per City of West Covina Standing Rules 4.f - Requests by Councilmembers for reports, studies, or investigations that are not readily available must be placed on the City Council agenda as items of business and must be approved by a majority of the City Council.)

1) Request from Councilmember Roger Hernandez Requesting the City Council to Research Hiring an In-House City Attorney
It is recommended that the City Council direct staff accordingly.
I-1.doc

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________

to _____________________________________

2) Request from Councilmember Roger Hernandez Requesting the City Council to Consider Adopting a City Council/City Attorney Ethics Policy
It is recommended that the City Council direct staff accordingly.
I-2.doc

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________

to _____________________________________

3) Request from Councilmember Roger Hernandez Requesting the City Council to Research Utilizing Revenues from any Future Redevelopment of the K-Mart Site for Public Safety
It is recommended that the City Council direct staff accordingly.
I-3.doc

Motion by ___________ 2nd by ___________

to _____________________________________

J) COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by ______ 2nd by ______

to adjourn the meeting at _____ pm.

TENTATIVE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

Tuesday 8/15/06 7:00 pm Budget Study Session
Tuesday 9/5/06 7:00 pm Regular Meeting
Tuesday 9/19/06 7:00 pm Budget Study Session