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City Council
Regular Meeting
2/14/2017 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers

23920 Valencia Blvd. 1st Floor   Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Joint Meeting with
Board of Library Trustees
Invocation
Kellar
Call to Order
Roll Call
Roll Call
Flag Salute
Executive Meeting
Approval of Agenda
Awards and Recognitions
Healthy Heart Month Proclamation
Public Participation
Staff Comments
Committee Reports/Councilmember Comments
Consent Calendar
1. Minutes of Jan 24, 2017 6:00 PM
2. READING OF ORDINANCE TITLES

Government Code Section 36934 requires that all ordinances be read in full prior to Council taking action on the ordinance.  By listing the ordinance title on the Council agenda, Council may determine that the title has been read.
 

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
3. STATE LEGISLATION: SENATE BILL 146

On December 8, 2016, Senator Scott Wilk (R-21) introduced Senate Bill 57, relating to water resources.  On or after February 17, 2017, the contents of Senate Bill 57 will be amended into Senate Bill 146. The bill would require that if the State Water Resources Control Board has not made a final determination on an application to appropriate water within 25 years from the filing date of the application, then the board would need to issue a new notice and prove an opportunity for protests.  Senate Bill 146 would relate to CEMEX’s Soledad Canyon mining project proposal in the event that the Bureau of Land Management’s termination of two contracts with CEMEX is ultimately not upheld and the project is allowed to move forward.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
a. SB 57, As Introduced 12-08-16
4. DRAINAGE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT AREA RESOLUTION INITIATING PROCEEDINGS, APPROVING AN ENGINEER’S REPORT, AND TAKING OTHER ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH TRACT 71564 (GOLDEN VALLEY RANCH)

Pursuant to Conditions of Approval for the Golden Valley Ranch project, the property owner shall establish a Drainage Benefit Assessment Area to ensure the continued maintenance of any drainage improvements which are not eligible for transfer to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
a. DBAA 2017-2 (Golden Valley Ranch) NOI Resolution
b. Engineer’s Report DBAA 2017-2 (Golden Valley Ranch) Draft (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File)
5. LMD ZONE 32 (VISTA CANYON RANCH) FORMATION – AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION OF INTENT

Pursuant to Conditions of Approval adopted during the entitlement of the Vista Canyon Ranch development project, the property owner shall annex the property and create a new Zone within Landscape Maintenance District No. 1.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
a. RESOLUTION – Approving Engineer’s Report and Intent to Order Annexations (Vista Canyon 32) Amended
6. PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program allows property owners to enter into voluntary contractual assessments on their property for the purpose of financing energy efficient upgrades to their property. This item will provide the opportunity for commercial properties to participate in PACE programs, in addition to the already available Los Angeles County PACE financing program.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
a. Resolution – CSCDA
b. Resolution – CEDA
c. CSCDA – CaliforniaFIRST
d. CSCDA – Clean Fund
e. CSCDA – Alliance NRG
f. CALED – Figtree
g. Letter of Support – SCVEDC
h. Letter of Support – VIA
i. Letter of Support – Chamber of Commerce
7. AWARD CONTRACTS FOR “AS NEEDED GENERAL CONTRACTOR SERVICES”

Award contracts for “As Needed General Contractor Services”

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
8. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO LIBRARY RULES OF CONDUCT

Introduction and first reading of an ordinance pertaining to Library rules of conduct.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
a. Revised Code of Conduct
b. Ordinance for Library Code of Conduct
9. AWARD CONTRACTS FOR “AS-NEEDED ELECTRICAL SERVICES”

Award contracts to H&S Electric, Taft Electrical, and GFI Electrical for “As-Needed Electrical Services” in an amount not to exceed $150,000 per contract.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
10. CHECK REGISTER NO. 2 FOR THE PERIOD 12/23/16 THROUGH 01/05/17 AND 01/12/17. ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS FOR THE PERIOD 12/26/16 THROUGH 01/06/17.

Check Register No. 2 for the Period 12/23/16 through 1/05/17 and 01/12/17. Electronic Funds Transfers for the Period 12/26/16 through 01/06/17.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
a. Memo – Check Register No. 2
b. Check Register No. 2 (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File)
New Business
11. CITY REPRESENTATION AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SCAG) MEETINGS

In May of each year, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) holds its General Assembly, which is the annual business meeting involving all member jurisdictions within the six-county SCAG region.  The City Council is requested to designate a voting delegate and alternate delegate to participate in the General Assembly.  For the period of May 2017 – May 2019, the Santa Clarita City Council will be eligible to have one of its members serve as the SCAG District 67 Regional Council Member.  The Regional Council is SCAG’s governing board.  The City Council is requested to appoint one of its members to serve as the Regional Council Member representing SCAG District 67 for the term May 2017 – May 2019.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
12. RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING SANTA CLARITA’S COMMITMENT TO A DIVERSE, SUPPORTIVE, AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

The City of Santa Clarita believes that diversity is a critical component of a thriving, successful city, and that commitment to diversity strengthens communities, deepens bonds between neighbors, and underlies the welcoming environment that makes Santa Clarita a great community.

document City Council Agenda Item Agenda Report
a. RESOLUTION
Public Participation II
Staff Comments
Adjournment
In memory of David Shepard and John Forest McCarthy
Future Meetings
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