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SAUSALITO CITY COUNCIL AGENDA (pdf)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008

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

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

A. Mayor Belser calls the meeting to order and requests that Roll Call be taken
B. Mayor Belser announces Closed Session items
C. PUBLIC COMMENT on Closed Session items
D. City Council adjourns to CLOSED SESSION to consider the following:

1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of CGC § 54956.9
Sausalito v. Alta Mira Treatment Program

2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR pursuant to CGC § 54956.8 Property: Sausalito Marine Properties; Foot of Locust Street     Negotiating Parties: Zacks Inc. dba Sausalito Marine 
City Negotiator: City Manager and City Attorney 
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Anticipated 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 PRESENTATION

A. Introduction of new Parks and Recreation Director Michael Langford
B. Presentation of Proclamation to Captain Bouchard, FF/Engineer Blount, FF Frazier and PM Moran for outstanding service at the Witch Fire

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 ACTION MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING (Estimated time: 5 minutes)

A. Approval of Action Minutes from the December 11, 2007 Regular City Council Meeting
B. Approval of Action Minutes from the December 18, 2007 Special City Council Meeting

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) Receive and file notes taken at the OMIT Committee meeting of December 19, 2007
2) Receive and file notes taken at the Finance Committee meeting of December 17,     2007
3) Receive and file notes taken at the Sausalito Public Safety Facilities meeting of November 12, 2007 and November 26, 2007
4) Receive and file notes taken at the Sustainability Commission meeting of December 6, 2007
5) Adopt resolution accepting the public improvements associated with the 16 Gordon
Subdivision, and authorizing the release of performance securities in accordance 
with terms of the Subdivision Agreement and provisions of the Subdivision Map Act
6) Transportation Authority of Marin – Sausalito Bike Plan Update; appoint volunteer 
members to the Sausalito Pedestrian and Bicycle Task Force

Item No. 5 PUBLIC HEARINGS (Estimated time: 1 hour 30 minutes) 

A. On the appeal filed by Gary T. Ragghianti on behalf of Robert W. Simpson and Valerie S. Fox, contesting the Planning Commission denial of a condo conversion application including conditional use permit and tentative map, and conditional use permit and encroachment permit to allow tandem parking to encroach into the public right-of-way at 108-110 Edwards Avenue (AP # 065-293-23) (Contract Planner Lorraine Weiss)     
(and attachment to staff report)

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

B. On the appeal filed by Don Olsen, on behalf of Michael Staninec, contesting the denial, without prejudice, of a variance application requesting a design review permit and variance for a proposed stairway and addition within a required side yard setback and an existing garage located within a required side and rear yard setback at 103 Bonita Street (AP # 065-082-04) (Interim Community Development Director Diane Henderson)   
(and attachment to staff report)

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

Item No. 6 BUSINESS ITEMS (Estimated time: 30 minutes)

A. Update on the Amgen Tour of California bike race including: 1) Approve agreement by and between the City of Sausalito and the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce regarding the 2008 Amgen Tour of California (and attachment); 2) Approve contract for catering of the Amgen Tour of California gala event (and attachents #1, #2, #3); 3) Approve contract for tent productions at the Amgen Tour of California events (and attachments #1, #2, #3) (City Attorney Mary Wagner, Special Events Coordinator Jeanne Friedel and Jeff Scharosch)

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

B. Set date for special meeting to conduct interviews for ten to twelve applicants for positions on the Arts Commission, Sustainability Commission, Historic Landmarks Board and Library Board (Administrative Services Manager Dale Vaughn)

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, COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND COUNCILMEMBER REPORTS

A. City Manager Reports

1. City Manager Information for Council

a. Oral report and Council questions
b. PUBLIC COMMENT
c. Council discussion and direction, if any

2. Future Agenda Items

a. Follow-up Log
b. City Council questions
c. PUBLIC COMMENT
d. Council discussion and direction, if any

B. City Council Reports

1. Council Committee Assignments

a. Assignments presented by the Mayor
b. Council discussion

2. 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 January 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm.



How to obtain City Council Agendas
Posted Agendas: Agendas are posted the Friday prior to the City Council meeting date at the entrance to the City Hall at 420 Litho Street.
View on the Internet: Click for the Link: http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/business/council/index.htm
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Clerk’s Office: Go to the Administration counter at the City Hall at 420 Litho Street, Sausalito.
Council Meetings: Agendas are available for the public at every City Council meeting.

Council Meetings: A complete agenda packet is available for review at each City Council meeting.

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