CITY OF GRAND TERRACE
AUGUST 11, 20056:00 PM
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
GRAND TERRACE CIVIC CENTER
22795 Barton Road
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* Call to Order -*
Invocation - Pastor Rick Doucette, Calvary, The Brook*
Pledge of Allegiance - *
Roll Call -
CONVENE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
1. Approval of 07-14-2005 Minutes
Put the Minutes on the WEB
2. Report on Close of Escrow (21974 De Berry Street)
This is a purchase or sale required by the OAC Development Plan and the Zoning Changes and restrictions placed upon Private Property. No other buyer would purchase the land based upon the City's Zoning and Planning, thus limiting the owner and future owner's right to full enjoyment and use of their property. Remember 20% of CRA funds must be used for Low and Moderate Homes. The more spent on "Projects" not related to Housing increases the amount that has to be spent on Housing. These are interdependent events and costs to the Citizens. This property is not being purchased for the building of a school, park, or road. It will be resold to a Developer of the OAC ilk. To the Seller, if this sale is what you want, so be it. The citizens are not well served by this situation on many levels.
Added Emailed Comments to the Above Sale
This is a purchase or sale required by the OAC Development Plan and the Zoning Changes and restrictions placed upon Private Property. No other buyer would purchase the land based upon the City's Zoning and Planning, thus limiting the owner and future owner's right to full enjoyment and use of their property. Actually there were two buyers and several interested parties on the property however, one fell through due to the buyer not being able to obtain financing due to the current commercial zoning and the other fell through due to the city not allowing the buyer to utilize the property as zoned. He owned a trucking firm with 18 rigs! Remember 20% of CRA funds must be used for Low and Moderate Homes. The more spent on "Projects" not related to Housing increases the amount that has to be spent on Housing. These are interdependent events and costs to the Citizens. This property is not being purchased for the building of a school, park, or road. It will be resold to a Developer of the OAC ilk. To the Seller, if this sale is what you want, so be it.This sale was wanted by the seller for a few years now...unfortunatly the city has run another long time resident...out of the city! It was extremely sad to see that the city could careless about the cititizens particularlly those who had generations of history here, the sellers were treated very poorly by the city! No respect shown by the city to those of us who have continued to support GT! At least the seller will be able to enjoy a few years of retirement without this mess hanging over their head! The citizens are not well served by this situation on many levels.
ADJOURN COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
1. Items to Delete
2. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
A. Proclamation - Southern California Association of Governments - 40 Years of Service
B. Certificate - New Citizen Ptrol Member - Mary Denelle Bubier
3. CONSENT CALENDAR
The following Consent Calendar items are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. They will be acted upon by the Council at one time without discussion. Any Council Member, Staff Member, or Citizen may request removal of an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion.
A. Approve Check Registers Dated August 11, 2005
Who got paid for what?
Why is this not on the Web Site?
B. Waive Full Reading of Ordinances on Agenda
NO: NOT NOW NOT NEVER
C. Approval of 07-14-2005 and 07-26-2005 Minutes
NO: Read the Minutes Publicly
D. Resolution to Direct Collection of Delinquent Sewer User Fees on Tax Roll 2005-2006
If you didn't pay to flush: You could lose your home. Not that the city lets you have an out house or alternative system.
E. Travel Authorization - Council and City Manager
NO, NO, NO. Unless they are going to Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria not to a Hilton.
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
This is the opportunity for members of the public to comment on any items not appearing on the regular agenda. Because of restrictions contained in California Law, the City Council is prohibited from discussing or acting on any item not on the agenda. The Mayor may request a brief response from staff to questions raised during public comment.
Remember: You have 3 Minutes to Speak on each topic on the agenda and three minutes during the "Public Comment". Be ready with notes. Focus your comments. If your concerns are not spoken at the podium and an item is passed you may lose your right to seek legal recourse. When asked to summarize you are not time restricted.
5. ORAL REPORTS -
A. Committee Reports
1. Historical and Cultural Activities Committee
a. Minutes of 06-06-2005
Is there a full financial disclosure available for contributions made to this committee, a donors list with amount donated, and a full accounting for expenses and who is paid out of these funds? Post these documents on the Web.
2. Emergency Operations Committee
a. Minutes of 07-05-2005
Post these documents on the Web
B. Council Reports
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. GPA-05-01, SP-05-01, SA-05-14, E-05-16 - a Proposal to Develop 120 Units of Multi-family Senior Housing, a 6,500 Community Senior Center, and a Four Acre Passive Park
NO: Where are the Financials, and Contractual Agreements Disclosed?
NO: What are the Move in Requirements for Intended Residents?
NO: Three Story Buildings in the Area
NO: insufficient Public Transportation to Doctors, and Hospitals
NO: Insufficient Plan for Green Building: Energy Efficient
NO: Back Up Generator for Elevators and Refrigeration and Life Support
NO: Sufficient Parking for Full Resident and Park Participation
NO: Sufficient Operational Plan, Contract, and Financial Disclosure
NO: Compensation to Current Homeowners on Brentwood for the loss of View, and Breeze
NO: Competitive Bids or Proper Contract Management Used in Selection of Proposal, Development Plan and Financing Options.
NO: Senior Only Provision Unlawful if no other housing to be provided for non Senior Population.
NO: Full Financial Disclosure of the "Developer's Financial Disclosure" they are a Not for Profit, not a Charity. Don't be Fooled.
NO: This housing project will only provide 12 units for which current Seniors would 'Qualify' without selling their homes, and being reduced to only their social security incomes.
NO: This location is NOT WHERE THE PLAN WAS. MOVE it to Near "The Terrace" and build a nice Town Center with appropriate businesses.
Why are a few Seniors being Cookied and Soda-ed when this is a PUBLIC issue and concern. This decision is not for the benefit for a few, nor will its costs long and short term, be shared by a few. The "Developer" should not be able to use a Public Building to Entertain its supporters, or delegations with the aid and support of City Employees, and Staff.
An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Grand Terrace Approving SP-05-01 (Blue Mountain Senior Villas Specific Plan) and Environmental Assessment E-05-16
No Ordinance should be written specifically for one project or citizen this is bad civic practice. The Ordinance becomes local law and can be applied to others at the whim of the city council or city manager.
An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Grand Terrace, State of California, Approving General Plan Amendment Case No. GP-05-01 for an Amendment to the City General Plan - Community Development Element to Add a New Land Use Designation of Medium High Density Residential
NO: This Plan has already been rejected if it is applied for without making provisions for Low and Moderate Housing for All Citizens groups not simply Seniors. NO: This is located in an area where 3 story building is not complementary to other land uses in the area. NO: environmental Concerns are not addressed or included in the "Plan" of Medium High Density Residential Designation, "Green Building".
B. Street Cuty Policy and an Ordinance ot the City Council of the City of Grand Terrace, California Establishing Fines for Failure to Obtain a Street Cut Permit and FAilure to Perform Street Cut Construction in Accordance to the Spcifications as Described in the Specifications for Construction within the Public Right of Way
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - None
A: Policy and Procedure and Practice Committee: Define Role and Function of GT Mayor and Council Member.
B: Air Conditioning Contract
C: Contract Bidding Practice Review
D: review of Fireworks Sales
E: Audit of GT Days Finances and GT City Employee's Time Spent
F: Revision of all Codes and Ordinances 400 Pages in Library
G: Rental Inspection Fees: Pending Decision for Future Evaluation
These are some of the items not finished and not listed on the to do list. Don't forget these things, least they be done at a time of low interest.
8. NEW BUSINESS
A. Measure I Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2005-2010
Put this Plan on the WEB>>>> SO all can READ it.
B. Redlining 350 Ft. of Curbing for a School Bus Stop and Adjacent Corner at 22111 Newport Avenue
School Buses can Double Park, in order to let students off. To remove the use of parking 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the use of a school bus stop, an event which takes less than 10 minutes each day is an abuse of the expected rights of the property owner who's property is affected. Is the city going to provide compensation for the natural devaluation to the ajoining property which is affected by this "Improvement"?. Encourage a no vote on this. THIS WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO NO PARKING ON THE STREETS ANYWHERE IN GRAND TERRACE. BE AWARE OF THE RED CURB BEING THE FIRST SOLUTION USED BY THE CITY. Mt. Vernon, Barton Road, are your examples. Then the Street Sweeper, (which is so great that weeds grow in curbs which were previously maintained by home owners). NO TO RED CURBS.
STOP FOR STUDENTs and SCHOOL BUSSES
C. Designation of Voting Delegates for 2005 League of California Cities Annual Conference
NONE: Don't send a Delegate to the Conference spend the money on YOUTH, not on learning more ways to abuse Citizens.
9. CLOSED SESSION - None
THE NEXT CRA/CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2005 AT 6:00 P.M.
AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS FOR THE 08-25-2005 MEETING MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE BY NOON 08-18-2005.
Notes in Red provided by GrandpaTerrace