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SAUSALITO CITY COUNCIL
5:30 P.M. in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS at 420 LITHO STREET, SAUSALITO, CA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007


Note that the City Council may, at its discretion, consider agenda items out of the order in which they are listed. The public may comment on any item on the agenda that has not previously been subject to public comment. To give everyone an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of different points of view, Council requests that members of the audience who speak: 1) Always address the Chair; 2) State his/her name; 3) State views succinctly; and 4) Limit presentations to three (3) minutes.

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5:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL, 420 LITHO STREET 

    A. Mayor Kelly calls the meeting to order 
    B. Mayor Kelly announces Closed Session items 
    C. PUBLIC COMMENT on Closed Session items 
    D. City Council adjourns to CLOSED SESSION in the CONFERENCE ROOM at City Hall to 
        consider the following: 

        1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR pursuant to CGC § 54956.8 
            Property: 18 Pearl Street, Sausalito 
            Negotiating Parties: Dana and Kent Whitson 
            City Negotiator: City Attorney 
            Under Negotiation: Price and Terms 

        2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR pursuant to CGC § 54956.8 
            Property: Marinship Park and Martin Luther King (MLK) Park 
            Negotiating Parties: Sausalito Art Festival Foundation 
            City Negotiators: City Attorney 
            Under Negotiation: Price and Terms 

        3. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to CGC § 54957.6 
            Agency Negotiator: City Manager 
            Employee Organizations: SEIU 1021 and Sausalito Firefighters Assoc. IAFF Local 1775 

        4. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Potential litigation pursuant to subdivision
             (b) of CGC § 54956.9 (One potential case)


7:00 P.M. COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE FOR REGULAR MEETING IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS

BUSINESS MEETING BEGINS (Estimated time: 10 minutes) 

    A. Roll Call 
    B. Pledge of Allegiance 
    C. Closed Session Announcements (if any) 
    D. PUBLIC COMMENT on Closed Session Items 
    E. Approval of Agenda

Item No. 1 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

A. Introduction of New Employees: (City Manager Adam Politzer) 
    • Doug Smith, Administrative Aide in Administration Department 
    • Albert Viana, Administrative Aide in Community Development Department 
    • Anita Wong, Administrative Aide in Parks & Recreation Department

B. Demonstration of New City Website (Technology Manager Rhett Redelings-MacDermott)

Item No. 2 COMMUNICATIONS (Estimated time: 15 minutes)

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS: This is the time for the City Council to hear from citizens regarding matters that are not on the agenda. Comments on matters that are on the agenda shall be made at the time the Council considers those matters. Except in very limited situations, state law precludes the Council from taking action on or engaging in discussions concerning items of business that are not on the agenda. However, the Council may refer matters not on the agenda to City staff or direct that the subject be agendized for a future meeting. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes each.

Item No. 3 MINUTES & ACTION REPORTS OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS (Estimated time: 5 minutes) 

    A. Minutes of City Council Meeting of July 10, 2007
    B. Minutes of City Council Meeting of July 31, 2007 
    C. Action Report of City Council Meeting of September 4, 2007

Item No. 4 CONSENT CALENDAR (Estimated time: 5 minutes)

REMOVAL OF ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR: Matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and non-controversial, require no discussion, are expected to have unanimous Council support, and may be enacted by the Council in one motion in the form listed below. There will be no separate discussion of Consent Calendar items. However, before the Council votes on a motion to adopt the Consent Calendar items, Councilmembers, City staff, or members of the public may request that specific items be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate action. Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be discussed later on the agenda, when public comment will be heard on any item that was removed from the Consent Calendar. 

A. PUBLIC COMMENT: Requests to remove item(s) from the Consent Calendar 
B. Motion to approve the following Consent Calendar items: 

    1. Adopt resolution approving final Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Budget Amendment 
    2. Receive and file Fourth Quarter Treasurer’s Report for April through June 2007 
    3. Approve payment of overtime invoice from the Southern Marin Fire Protection District for 
        the month of July 2007 
    4. Receive and file Minutes of Waste and Recycling Commission meeting of July 5, 2007 
    5. Receive and file Minutes of Parks & Recreation Commission meeting of August 15, 2007

Item No. 5 PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

Item No. 6 BUSINESS ITEMS (Estimated time: 1 hour & 45 minutes)

A. Discussion of the CalPERS Side Fund Unfunded Accrued Actual Liabilities (UAAL) for 
    Employee Pension Funds - Continued from September 4, 2007 (Finance Director Louise Ho
    & Financial Advisor Mark Pressman) 

    1. Oral report and City Council questions 
    2. PUBLIC COMMENT 
    3. City Council discussion and direction

B. Update on Police and Fire Buildings (Assistant to the City Manager Kevin Bryant) 
    1. Oral report and City Council questions 
    2. PUBLIC COMMENT 
    3. City Council discussion and direction

C. Update on Harrison Park Design Process (City Engineer Todd Teachout) 
    1. Oral report and City Council questions 
    2. PUBLIC COMMENT 
    3. City Council discussion and direction

Item No. 7 CITY MANAGER REPORTS, CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS, DISCUSSIONS
REGARDING FUTURE MEETINGS & EVENTS AND COUNCILMEMBER REPORTS


A. City Manager Reports (Adam Politzer) 
    1. City Manager Information for Council 
        a. Oral report 
        b. Council questions 
        c. PUBLIC COMMENT 
        d. Council discussion and direction, if any 

    2. Future Agenda Items 
        a. City Council questions 
        b. PUBLIC COMMENT 
        c. Council discussion and direction, if any 

    3. Receive and File Action Report from Finance Committee Meeting on August 22, 2007 
        a. Oral report and City Council questions 
        b. PUBLIC COMMENT 
        c. City Council discussion and direction 

    4. Receive and File Action Report from Finance Committee Meeting on September 12, 2007 
        a. Oral report and City Council questions 
        b. PUBLIC COMMENT 
        c. City Council discussion and direction 
  
B. City Council Appointments, Council Discussions on Future Meetings & Events, and Councilmember Reports 

    1. City Council Appointments to Chair and Vice Chair positions for the five Business Vision 
        Action Committees (Assistant to the City Manager Kevin Bryant) 
        a. Mayor’s nominations 
        b. Councilmember nominations 
        c. PUBLIC COMMENT 
        d. Roll Call Vote on Nominees 
        e. Announcement of Appointments 

    2. Upcoming City Council Events 
        a. City Council Discussion on Potential Dates on which to Schedule Separate Dinners 
            with the Sausalito School District Board and the Willow Creek Academy Board 
            1. Council discussion 
            2. PUBLIC COMMENT 
            3. Council direction to staff regarding scheduling 
        b. City Council discussion about setting special Council meeting in late September or 
            early October 
            1. Council discussion 
            2. PUBLIC COMMENT 
            3. Council direction to staff regarding scheduling 

    3. Councilmember Reports 
        a. Reports and City Council questions 
        b. PUBLIC COMMENT 
        c. Council discussion and direction, if any

Item No. 8 Adjournment

The next City Council Regular meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2007

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