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City Council Meeting – December 18, 2023

Dec 18 2023

7:00 pm City Hall

1400 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA, United States,

SAN RAFAEL CITY COUNCIL – MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2023

REGULAR MEETING AT 7:00 P.M.
San Rafael City Council Chambers
1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

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

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

a. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation (Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9): Two potential cases

b. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS – Government Code Section 54957.6
Lead Negotiators: Timothy L. Davis and Allison B. Hernandez (Burke, Williams & Sorensen)
Agency Designated Representatives: Cristine Alilovich, John Stefanski, Angela Robinson Piñon, Paul Navazio, Marissa Sanchez and Sylvia Gonzalez
Employee Organizations: San Rafael Police Mid-Management Association; Public Employee Union, Local 1; San Rafael Firefighters’ Association; San Rafael Police Association; SEIU Local 1021; Western Council of Engineers; San Rafael Fire Chief Officers’ Association; San Rafael Police Mid-Management Association; San Rafael Fire Chief Officers’ Association; Unrepresented Mid-Management; Unrepresented Executive Management

c. 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 December 4, 2023 (CC)
Recommended Action – Approve minutes as submitted
Minutes Special
Minutes Regular

b. Update of Commercial Linkage Fees
Final Adoption of Ordinance 2032: An Ordinance Amending Title 14 of the San Rafael Municipal Code Section 14.16.030 (Affordable Housing Requirement), Adopting a Commercial Linkage Nexus Study, Adopting Updated Commercial Linkage Fees, and Adopting a Commercial Linkage Fee Project List (CD)
Recommended Action – Final Adoption of Ordinance 2032
Staff report

c. On-Call Vegetation Management Service Level Agreements
Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Enter into Service Level Agreements with Seven (7) Responsible and Responsive Contractors for Up to Four (4) Years for On-Call Vegetation Management Services in the Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $3,125,000 Per Fiscal Year, and Authorize a Supplemental FY 2023-24 Budget Appropriation of $1,500,000 of Available Measure C (Fund 242) Funding to Support Wildfire Fuel Reduction Contract Costs to Be Reimbursed by the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (FD)
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution
Staff report

d. Agreement to Participate in Public Provider Ground Emergency Medical Transportation Intergovernmental Transfer Program (PP-GEMT) for CY2024
Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Certification Form for the San Rafael Fire Department to Participate in an Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for Reimbursement of Public Provider Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (PP-GEMT) Services for the Service Period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024, and Transfers to DHCS Not to Exceed $650,000 (FD)
Recommended Action – Authorize the City Manager to execute a certification form for the San Rafael Fire Department to participate in a Medi-Cal Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) program with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for reimbursement of PP-GEMT services for the service period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024, and make transfers not to exceed $650,000
Staff report

e. Peacock Gap Playground Project
Authorize the City Manager to Enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey for Landscape Architectural and Engineering Design Services for the Peacock Gap Park Playground Project in the Amount Not to Exceed $130,000 (PW)
Recommended Action – Authorize the City Manager to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey in the amount not to exceed $130,000 and appropriate funds for the contract
Staff report

PUBLIC HEARINGS:
5. Public Hearings:

a. Marin Sanitary Services Rates for 2024
Resolution Authorizing Maximum Rates to Be Imposed and Collected by Marin Sanitary Service for Refuse and Recyclable Material Collection and Disposal Services to be Effective January 1, 2024, and Determining that the City’s Franchise Fees and Refuse Vehicle Impact Fees are Justified by the City’s Costs of Providing Solid Waste Services, Reasonable Charges for the Use of City Property for Solid Waste Services, and the Costs of Addressing the Impacts of Solid Waste Refuse Vehicles (CM)
Recommended Action – Adopt Resolution
Staff report

b. Design Review Board and Planning Commission Consolidation Discussion
Report on Design Review Board and Planning Commission Consolidation (CC/CD)
Recommended Action – Accept report and provide feedback to staff
Staff report
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS:
6. Other Agenda Items:

a. City Councilmember Appointment to Committees for 2024
Approve City Councilmember Appointment to Committees for 2024 (CM)
Recommended Action – Approve appointments
Appointments

b. Elect Vice Mayor for 2024
Elect Eli Hill as Vice Mayor 2024 (CM)
Recommended Action – Approve appointment

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

SAN RAFAEL SUCCESSOR AGENCY:
1. Consent Calendar: – None.

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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