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City Council – February 5, 2024

Feb 5 2024

AGENDA

SAN RAFAEL CITY COUNCIL – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2024

REGULAR MEETING AT 6:00 P.M.
San Rafael City Council Chambers
1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

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This meeting will be held in-person. This meeting is being streamed to YouTube at www.youtube.com/cityofsanrafael.

How to participate in the meeting:

* You are welcome to come to the meeting and provide public comment in person. Each speaker will have 2-minutes to provide public comment.
* Submit your comments by email to city.clerk@cityofsanrafael.org by 4:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

If you experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please contact city.clerk@cityofsanrafael.org.

OPEN SESSION – THIRD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM – 5:00 PM
1. Mayor Kate to announce Closed Session items.

CLOSED SESSION – THIRD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM – 5:00 PM
2. Closed Session:

a. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Initiation of litigation (Paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9): 1 potential case

b. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL–EXISTING LITIGATION
Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9: 1 case
Shaleeta Boyd, et al. v. City of San Rafael, et al. (U.S. District Court, N.D. Cal., Case No. 23-cv-04085-EMC)

CITY MANAGER AND COUNCILMEMBER REPORTS:
(including AB 1234 Reports on Meetings and Conferences Attended at City Expense)
3. City Manager and Councilmember Reports:

CONSENT CALENDAR:
The opportunity for public comment on consent calendar items will occur prior to the City Council’s vote on the Consent Calendar. The City Council may approve the entire consent calendar with one action. In the alternative, items on the Consent Calendar may be removed by any City Council or staff member, for separate discussion and vote.

4. Consent Calendar Items:

a. Approval of Minutes
Approve Minutes of the Special and Regular City Council Meetings of January 16, 2024 (CC)
Recommended Action – Approve minutes as submitted
Minutes (Special)
Minutes (Regular)

b. San Rafael Residential Parking Permit Program
Authorize the City Manager to Negotiate and Enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Dixon Resources Unlimited for the Development of a Residential Parking Permit Program in the Amount Not to Exceed $150,000 with the Authority to Amend this Agreement up to an Additional $75,000 for Additional Phases of Work and Appropriate $225,000 to the Parking Division’s Fiscal Year 2023-24 Contractual Services Budget (CM)
Recommended Action – Authorize City Manager to execute agreement, with the authority to amend this agreement up to an additional $75,000 for additional phases of work and appropriate $225,000 to the Parking Division’s Fiscal Year 2023-24 Contractual Services Budget
Staff Report

c. Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District Advisory Board Appointments
Resolution Appointing Downtown Business Improvement District Advisory Board Members (ED)
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution
Staff Report

d. City Quarterly Investment Report
Acceptance of City of San Rafael Quarterly Investment Report for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2023 (Fin)
Recommended Action – Accept report
Staff Report
Correspondence

e. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Oil Response Trailer Grant
Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Funding Agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Designating a Representative for the Oil Response Trailer Project and Appropriating Funding for the Project (FD)
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution
Staff Report

f. Report On Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Fire Prevention Inspections of Certain Occupancies
Resolution Acknowledging Receipt of a Report Made by the Fire Chief Regarding the 2023 Annual Fire Prevention Inspection of Certain Occupancies Pursuant to Sections 13146.2 and 13146.3 of the California Health and Safety Code (FD)
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution
Staff Report

g. Replacement of Structural Firefighting Turnouts
Authorize the City Manager to Purchase Twenty-Six Sets of Structural Firefighting Turnouts from Allstar Fire Equipment Inc., in an Amount Not to Exceed $123,511 (FD)
Recommended Action – Authorize the City Manager to purchase twenty-six sets of structural firefighting turnouts from Allstar Fire Equipment Inc., in an amount not to exceed $123,511
Staff Report

h. Crosswalk Funding Agreements
Resolutions Related to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Funding Agreements (PW)

i. Resolution Accepting and Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Funding Agreement with MTC for $38,000 in TDA Funds for the Crosswalk Safety Improvement Project
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution

ii. Resolution Approving and Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Funding Agreement with MTC for $25,000 in TDA Funds for the Francisco Boulevard East Mid-Block Crossing Enhancement Project
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution
Staff Report

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
5. Special Presentations:

a. Proclamation Supporting Black History Month (HR)
Proclamation

PUBLIC HEARINGS
6. Public Hearings:

a. Gender-Neutral Language Amendments to Municipal Code
Introduction of an Ordinance Amending the San Rafael Municipal Code in its Entirety to Replace Gender-Specific Language with Gender-Neutral Language (CC)
Recommended Action – Introduce an Ordinance amending the San Rafael Municipal Code in its entirety to replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language, waive further reading of the ordinance, and refer to it by title only
Staff Report
Correspondence

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS:
7. Other Agenda Items:

a. Police Advisory and Accountability Committee Bylaws
Resolution Establishing the Bylaws for the Police Advisory and Accountability Committee (PD)
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution
Staff Report
Correspondence

OPEN TIME FOR PUBLIC EXPRESSION
The public is welcome to address the City Council at this time on matters not on the agenda that are within its jurisdiction. Please be advised that pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2, the City Council is not permitted to discuss or take action on any matter not on the agenda unless it determines that an emergency exists, or that there is a need to take immediate action which arose following posting of the agenda. Comments may be no longer than two minutes and should be respectful to the community.
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence

SAN RAFAEL SUCCESSOR AGENCY:
1. Consent Calendar:

a. Successor Agency Quarterly Investment Report
Acceptance of Successor Agency Quarterly Investment Report for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2023 (Fin)
Recommended Action – Accept report
Staff Report

ADJOURNMENT:

Any records relating to an agenda item, received by a majority or more of the Council less than 72 hours before the meeting, shall be available for inspection online and at City Hall, 1400 Fifth Avenue, and placed with other agenda-related materials on the table in front of the Council Chamber prior to the meeting. Sign Language interpreters may be requested by calling (415) 485-3066 (voice), emailing city.clerk@cityofsanrafael.org or using the California Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing “711”, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Copies of documents are available in accessible formats upon request. To request Spanish language interpretation, please submit an online form at https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/request-for-interpretation/.

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Lindsay Lara,
City Clerk

1400 Fifth Ave., Rm. 209
San Rafael, CA 94901
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