CITY OF WEST COVINA

 

CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY

 

Tuesday June 06, 2017, 7:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1444 W. GARVEY AVENUE SOUTH

WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA 91790

 

Mayor Corey Warshaw

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Spence

Councilman Lloyd Johnson

Councilmember James Toma

Councilman Tony Wu

 

Please turn off all cell phones and other electronic devices prior to entering the Council Chambers

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

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 Thursday.  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.

 

AGENDA MATERIAL

Agenda material is available for review at the City Clerk's Office, Room 317 in City Hall, 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South, West Covina and at www.westcovina.orgAny writings or documents regarding any item on this agenda, not exempt from public disclosure, provided to a majority of the City Council that is distributed less than 72 hours before the meeting, will be made available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 317 of City Hall located at 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South, West Covina, during normal business hours.

 

NOTICE

The City Council will regularly convene on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The West Covina Community Development Commission, West Covina Public Financing Authority and the West Covina Community Services Foundation are agencies on which the City Council serves as members. Agendas may contain items for these boards, as necessary.

RULES OF DECORUM

Excerpts from the West Covina Municipal Code and Penal Code pertaining to the Rules of Decorum will be found at the end of agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

CITY OF WEST COVINA

CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY

 

 

 

INVOCATION

 

 

Led by Reverend Nobuko Miyoshi from the West Covina Buddhist Temple

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

Led by Councilman Lloyd Johnson

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

REPORTING OUT FROM CLOSED SESSION

 

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Recognition of Edgewood High School Academic Decathlon Team National Champions

 

 

Recognition of Edgewood High School for being Awarded the Gold Distinguished Award for Academics

 

 

Recognition of Edgewood High School Boys Swim Team League Champions

 

 

Recognition of Edgewood High School Girls Softball League Champions

 

 

Proclamation proclaiming the United States Army 242nd Birthday

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - Five (5) minutes per speaker

Please step forward to the podium and state your name and city of residence for the record when recognized by the Mayor.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed under CONSENT CALENDAR are considered to be routine and can be acted on by one roll call vote.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the City Council/Community Development Commission request specific items to be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion or action.

 

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES (receive & file)

 

1)

-February 21, 2017 Regular Closed Session Meeting Minutes

-February 21, 2017 Regular City Council/Public Financing Authority Meeting

 Minutes

-March 7, 2017 Regular Closed Session Meeting Minutes

-March 7, 2017 Regular City Council/Successor Agency/Housing Authority Meeting

 Minutes

-March 20, 2017 Special Closed Session Meeting Minutes

 

COMMISSION SUMMARY OF ACTIONS (receive & file)

 

2)

Summary of Actions for the Community and Senior Services Commission Meetings

               

It is recommended that the City Council receive and file the Summary of Actions for the Community and Senior Services Commission Meetings of January 10, 2017, and March 14, 2017.

 

CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY

 

3)

Government Tort Claim Denials

 

It is recommended that the City Council deny the following Government Tort Claims and the claimants be notified:

 

Anabel Gonzalez vs. The City of West Covina

Roberto Villatoro vs. The City of West Covina

 

ORDINANCES FOR ADOPTION

 

4)

Ordinance No. 2318 Amending Sections 2-50 and 2-51 Regarding Rules of Decorum

 

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following ordinance:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2318 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING WEST COVINA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 2-50 ("DECORUM-REQUIRED") AND 2-51 ("SAME-ENFORCEMENT OF DECORUM") OF CHAPTER 2 ("ADMINISTRATION"), ARTICLE II ("CITY COUNCIL"), DIVISION 2 ("MEETINGS AND RULES OF PROCEDURE")

 

TRAFFIC COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES (accept & file)

 

5)

May 17, 2017 Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes

 

It is recommended that the City Council receive and file the minutes of the Traffic Committee meeting held on May 17, 2017.

 

INVESTMENT REPORT (receive & file)

 

6)

City Investment Report for the Month Ended April 30, 2017

 

It is recommended that the City Council receive and file the Investment Report for the month ended April 30, 2017.

 

7)

Successor Agency Investment Report for the Month Ended April 30, 2017

 

It is recommended that the Chair and Board Members of the Successor Agency to the former West Covina Redevelopment Agency, receive and file the Investment Report for the month ended April 30, 2017.

 

CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE

 

8)

San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network

 

It is recommended that the City Council take the following actions:

 

1) Support the San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network; and

2) Authorize City staff to partner with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, the County of Los Angeles, and other entities in the funding, design, construction, and development of the San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network through West Covina.

 

COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

9)

Long Range Property Management Plan (LRPMP) - Disposition of Agency Parcels (APN's: 8735-002-906, 8735-002-909, 8735-002-910) to the City of West Covina (BKK Site)

 

It is recommended that the City Council, acting as the Successor Agency, adopt the following resolution to sell three Successor Agency assets (APN's: 8735-002-906, 8735-002-909, 8735-002-910) to the City of West Covina:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-59 - A RESOLUTION OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE FORMER WEST COVINA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THREE (3) AGENCY PARCELS (APN's: 8735-002-906, 8735-002-909, 8735-002-910) TO THE CITY OF WEST COVINA

 

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution to purchase three (3) Agency parcels (APN's: 8735-002-906, 8735-002-909, 8735-002-910) to the former West Covina Redevelopment Agency:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-60 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3) PARCELS (APN's: 8735-002-906, 8735-002-909, 8735-002-910) FROM THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE FORMER WEST COVINA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

10)

Long Range Property Management Plan (LRPMP) - Disposition of Agency Asset (APN: 8735-001-912) to Singpoli Group LLC (Singpoli)

 

It is recommended that the City Council, acting as the Successor Agency, take the following actions:

 

1) Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement of the Successor Agency asset (APN: 8735-001-912) to Singpoli Group LLC (Singpoli); and

2) Determine that the Project is Categorically Exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 14 California Code of Regulations, sections 15312 (Surplus Government Property Sales) and 15332 (Infill Development); and

3) Adopt the following resolution approving and authorizing the sale of the property:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-61 - A RESOLUTION OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE FORMER WEST COVINA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF PARCEL (APN: 8735-001-912) TO THE SINGPOLI GROUP LLC

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

11)

Taking a Formal Position Supporting the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) regarding Measure H Funding - Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness

 

It is recommended that the City Council send a formal letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in support of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) regarding Measure H funding - Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness.

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 

12)

Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget Amendment

 

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-57 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JULY 1, 2016 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2017 (Election Bill)

 

13)

Second Amendment to the Accounting Consulting Services Agreement

 

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the City Manager to execute a second amendment to the Lance, Soll & Lunghard, LLP Professional Services Agreement to expand the scope of services of the Financial Consultant to the City Manager, for an amount not to exceed $75,000.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

14)

Authorize the Purchase of Trade-In Hand Guns by West Covina Police Department Officers

 

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-58 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TRADE IN HAND GUNS BY POLICE OFFICERS AND RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS

 

PUBLIC WORKS

 

15)

Lot Line Adjustment No. 193

1116 and 1132 S. Spring Meadow Drive

 

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-56 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT NO. 193 LOCATED AT 1116 AND 1132 S. SPRING MEADOW DRIVE AND DIRECTING THE RECORDATION THEREOF

 

ACTION ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Motion by __________ second by __________

to approve all items listed on the Consent Calendar as presented

 

except:_________________________________________

ROLL CALL: Johnson, Spence, Toma, Wu, Warshaw

 

 

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

HEARINGS

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

16)

West Covina Citywide Lighting and Maintenance District Public Hearing

 

a) Verification

b) Open hearing

c) Staff report

d) Open testimony

e) Council discussion

f) Recommendation:  It is recommended that the City Council take the following actions:

 

1) Conduct the public hearing to receive public input on the proposed assessment for the Citywide Lighting and Maintenance District; and

2) Direct staff to tabulate the ballots this evening to determine if a majority protest against the proposed changed assessment exist; and

3) Adopt either RESOLUTION NO. 2017-52, RESOLUTION NO. 2017-53 or RESOLUTION NO. 2017-54 depending on the vote of the majority protest.

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

adopt __________ disapprove __________ hold over __________

 

17)

West Covina Citywide Sewer Service Charge Public Hearing

 

a) Verification

b) Open hearing

c) Staff report

d) Open testimony

e) Council discussion

f) Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-55 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA, SETTING THE RATE AND AUTHORIZING THE COLLECTION OF THE ANNUAL SEWER SERVICE CHARGE THROUGH THE COUNTY TAX BILL

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

adopt __________ disapprove __________ hold over __________

 

18)

West Covina Landscape Maintenance District No. 4 Public Hearing

 

a) Verification

b) Open hearing

c) Staff report

d) Open testimony

e) Council discussion

f) Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution, which provides for the assessment rates in Landscape Maintenance District No. 4 to be maintained a their current levels:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-49 - 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. 4; ORDERING LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPLACEMENT AND APPURTENANCES TO BE MAINTAINED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

adopt __________ disapprove __________ hold over __________

 

19)

West Covina Landscape Maintenance District No. 6 Public Hearing

 

a) Verification

b) Open hearing

c) Staff report

d) Open testimony

e) Council discussion

f) Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution, which provides for assessment rates in Landscape Maintenance District No. 6 to be maintained at their current levels:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-50 - 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. 6; ORDERING LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPLACEMENT AND APPURTENANCES TO BE MAINTAINED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

adopt __________ disapprove __________ hold over __________

 

20)

West Covina Landscape Maintenance District No. 7 Public Hearing

 

a) Verification

b) Open hearing

c) Staff report

d) Open testimony

e) Council discussion

f) Recommendation: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the following resolution, which provides for the assessment rates in Landscape Maintenance District No. 7 to be maintained at their current levels:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-51 - 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 THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

adopt __________ disapprove __________ hold over __________

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL REGULAR MATTERS

 

CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

 

21)

Community Participation Plan for the Creation of District Boundaries for District Based City Council Elections

 

It is recommended that the City Council approve the Community Participation Plan regarding the creation of City Council District boundaries for District based City Council elections.

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

to ___________________________________

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

22)

Designated Smoking Areas in Parks

 

It is recommended that the City Council take the following actions:

 

1) Designate no smoking in all parks due to the cost of installation and enforcement issues for designated smoking areas; and

2) Provide staff direction regarding designated smoking sections at the West Covina Civic Center.

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

to ___________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAYOR/COUNCILMEMBERS REPORTS

 

MAYOR PRO TEM MIKE SPENCE

 

23)

Request from Mayor Pro Tem Mike Spence for City Council to take a Formal Position Opposing AB 1455 (Bocanegra) - The California Public Records Act: Exemptions

 

It is recommended that the City Council take a formal position opposing AB 1455 (Bocanegra), as well as, direct staff to send a letter to the author and our local legislators.

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

to ___________________________________

 

24)

Request from Mayor Pro Tem Mike Spence for City Council to take a Formal Position Opposing SB 268 (Mendoza) - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

 

It is recommended that the City Council take a formal position opposing SB 268 (Mendoza), as well as, direct staff to send a letter to the author and our local legislators.

 

Motion by __________ second by __________

to ___________________________________

 

 

AB1234 Conference and Meeting Report (verbal, if any)

(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.)

 

 

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Next Tentative City Council Meeting

 

Closed Session

06/20/2017

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: RULES OF DECORUM

 

The following are excerpts from the West Covina Municipal Code:

 

Sec. 2-48. Manner of addressing council; time limit; persons addressing may be sworn.

(a)         Each person addressing the council shall step up to the rostrum, shall give his or her name and city of residence in an audible tone of voice for the record and unless further time is granted by the council, shall limit his or her address to five (5) minutes.

(b)         The city council may establish a limit on the duration of oral communications.

(c)        All remarks shall be addressed to the council as a body and not to any member thereof. No person, other than the council and the person having the floor, shall be permitted to enter into any discussion, either directly or through a member of the council, without the permission of the presiding officer. No question shall be asked of a councilmember except through the presiding officer.

(d)        The presiding officer may require any person to be sworn as a witness before addressing the council on any subject. Any such person who, having taken an oath that he or she will testify truthfully, willfully and contrary to such oath states as true any material matter which he knows to be false may be held to answer criminally and subject to the penalty prescribed for perjury by the provisions of the Penal Code of the state.

 

Sec. 2-50. Decorum--Required.

(a)        While the council is in session, the members must preserve order and decorum, and a member shall neither, by conversation or otherwise, delay or interrupt the proceedings or the peace of the council nor disturb any member while speaking or refuse to obey the orders of the council or its presiding officer, except as otherwise herein provided.

(b)        Any person making personal, impertinent or slanderous remarks or who shall become boisterous while addressing the council shall be forthwith, by the presiding officer, barred from further audience before the council, unless permission to continue be granted by a majority vote of the council.

 

Sec. 2-52. Persons authorized to be within council area.

No person, except city officials, their representatives and members of the news media shall be permitted within the rail in front of the council chamber without the express consent of the council.

 

The following are excerpts from the Penal Code

 

148(a)    (1)  Every Person who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any public officer, peace officer, or an emergency medical technician, as defined in Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797) of the Health and Safety code, in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office or employment, when no other punishment is prescribed, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

 

403         Every person who, without authority of law, willfully disturbs or breaks up any assembly or meeting that is not unlawful in its character, other than an assembly or meeting referred to in Section 303 of the Penal Code or Section 18340 of the Elections Code, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

 


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