February 13, 2018 > San Leandro City Council
San Leandro City Council
February 5, 2018
? Several people spoke in defense of Rose Johnson, CEO and Founder of the Davis Street Family Resource Center, who recently filed a complaint of sexual misconduct against San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata. Many were disappointed with the slow reaction of council and urged that Zapata be terminated.
? Mr. Marty Burn asked for a crosswalk to be installed at the intersection of Joaquin and Grand/MacArthur Blvd., citing excessive speeds of drivers.
? Minutes for January 16, 2018 Meeting
? Highlights of the Facilities and Transportation Committee Meeting of December 6, 2017.
? Highlights from Rules Committee Meeting January 22, 2018
? Motion nominating Dylan Boldt as District 6 Representative to the Board of Zoning Adjustments.
? Motion naming the Surlene Grant Community Room in the South Offices Facility.
? Resolution to approve a second amendment to the License Agreement between the City of San Leandro and San Leandro Dark Fiber LLC.
? Resolution to approve an Annual Maintenance Agreement with Tyler Technologies for the Eden Financial System.
? Resolution to approve the Annual Maintenance and Support Renewal with Tyler Technologies, Inc for the Eden Financial System (for the amount of $62,400.20).
Calendar approved 7-0.
? Recreation and Human Services Update. Staff reported on current and new programs, including the opening of the San Leandro Family Aquatic Center and the re-opening of Chabot Park. Discussion focused on a recent human services gap analysis that identified areas where improvements could be made to better serve vulnerable populations. An innovative mental health service was also discussed to help free up police/fire resources.
? Updates to the Zoning Code. Staff proposed a comprehensive update to the Zoning Code to clean up inconsistencies, make more user-friendly, and to comply with new State and Federal laws. Public comments were concerned that the maximum allowed height in P-Districts was too high. They also wanted more community involvement. Council comments showed concern for cost and confusion regarding the wording with regard to heights proposed by Planning Department. A motion was made to address small changes immediately (P-Zone, ADU?s, clarifications to text) and to bring back the idea of a comprehensive update at a later date. Motion passed 4-3 (Nay: Lee, Hernandez, Thomas).
? Amendments to the City of San Leandro Budget for fiscal year 2017-18. Motion passed 7-0.
Report on Closed Session
? Council voted 6-0 to provide direction and approval but refrain from seeking appellate review of existing litigation between Heron Bay Homeowners Association and the City of San Leandro.
City Council Reports:
? Councilmember Hernandez reported that he and Councilmember Lopez recently attended League of Cities Community Services Committee discussion. Upcoming issues include giving City Managers a 2/3 vote, repealing SB1, and a guide to housing law.
? Councilmember Lopez also reported on League of Cities Community Services Committee. She was proud of Councilmember Hernandez for making the primary motion that was adopted by the committee. Focus of policy will be on homelessness, children?s services, and libraries.
? Councilmember Lopez reported on work by committee on the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, SB5, a general obligation bond that will appear on the June ballot. She hopes San Leandro will endorse and pass a resolution in support.
? Councilmember Thomas reported on moderating a meeting at the League of Cities which included Senators Skinner and Wakoski and Assemblymembers Quirk, Thurmond, and Grayson. They discussed housing and transportation.
? Mayor Cutter talked about recent ACTC meeting where they discussed SB1 and the need for cities to get more involved in protecting it. She was also elected vice-chair.
? Mayor Cutter attended Bay Area Business Roundtable with Bernard Ashcroft and Mayor Halliday. Two awards were given.
? Mayor Cutter reported on US Conference of Mayors. As chair of the Women Mayors Leadership Alliance, she introduced Senator Heitkamp and moderated a panel of four mayors from Minnesota, Utah, Washington, and Oakland on the subject of #metoo.
? Mayor Cutter announced that as part of the personnel committee of EBDA they are in the process of hiring a new general manager and all three candidates are women.
Council Requests to Schedule Agenda Items:
? Councilmember Thomas asked to give direction to staff to look at a possible lobbying ordinance for the City of San Leandro. Motion passed 6-1 (Nay: Cutter).
Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter Aye, 1 Nay
Vice Mayor Deborah Cox Aye
Lee Thomas Aye, 1 Nay
Ed Hernandez Aye, 1 Nay
Benny Lee (via phone) Aye, 1 Nay
Corina N. Lopez Aye
Pete Ballew Aye