City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Lemon Grove Community Center 3146 School Lane,
Lemon Grove, CA

The City Council also sits as the Lemon Grove Housing Authority, Lemon Grove Sanitation District Board, Lemon Grove Roadway Lighting District Board, and Lemon Grove Successor Agency

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Changes to the Agenda


Proclamation - National Public Works Week May 21-27, 2017

Public Comment

(Note: In accordance with State Law, the general public may bring forward an item not scheduled on the agenda; however, the City Council may not take any action at this meeting. If appropriate, the item will be referred to staff or placed on a future agenda.)

1.            Consent Calendar

(Note: The items listed on the Consent Calendar will be enacted in one motion unless removed from the Consent Calendar by Council, staff, or the public. Items that are pulled will be considered at the end of the agenda.)

A. Approval of Meeting Minutes

May 2, 2017 – Regular Meeting
Members present: Vasquez, Arambula, Jones, J. Mendoza, and M. Mendoza

B. City of Lemon Grove Payment Demands
Reference:  Gilbert Rojas, Interim Finance Director
Recommendation:  Ratify Demands

C. Waive Full Text Reading of All Ordinances on the Agenda

Reference:  James P. Lough, City Attorney
Recommendation: Waive the full text reading of all ordinances included in this agenda;
Ordinances shall be introduced and adopted by title

D. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2017 Golden Avenue Street Rehabilitation Project Contract Award

The City Council will consider a resolution awarding the 2017 Golden Avenue Street Rehabilitation Project contract to Ramona Paving & Construction Corp. and establish a project budget not to exceed $179,476.00.

Reference: Malik Tamimi, Management Analyst
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution

E. Fiscal Year 2017-18 City Calendar

The City Council will consider the proposed calendar that would result in City Hall being closed between Monday December 25, 2017 and Thursday December 28, 2017.

Reference: Corinne Russell, HR Manager
Recommendation: Approve Proposed Calendar

F. Acceptance of FY 16-17 State Homeland Security Grant (SHSGP) Funds

The City Council will consider a resolution accepting FY 2016-17 State Homeland Security Grant (SHSG) funds and authorize the City Manager to execute appropriate agreements and/or grant documents.

Reference:  Colin Stowell, Fire Chief
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution

2. Ordinance No. 445 Amending Park Regulations (Chapter 12.20 of the Lemon Grove Municipal Code)

The City Council will consider an ordinance proposing modifications to existing park regulations. Amendments include provisions related to hours of operation, the prohibition of alcohol possession and consumption and the prohibition of smoking marijuana.

Reference:  Miranda Evans, Management Analyst
Recommendation: Waive Further Reading and Introduce Ordinance

3. Public Hearing to Consider Appeal No. AA1-700-0001 Regarding the Denial of Zoning Clearance No. ZC1-700-0006; a Request to Apply for a Conditional Use Permit to Establish a Medical Marijuana Dispensary at 7309 Broadway in the General Commercial Zone

The City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution upholding the Development Services Director’s determination to deny a request to apply for a conditional use permit to establish a medical marijuana dispensary at 7309 Broadway

Reference: David De Vries, Development Services Director and Eric Craig, Associate Planner
Recommendation: Conduct Public Hearing and Adopt Resolution

4. State Legislative Report - Oppose Assembly Bill 805 (Gonzalez Fletcher)  and AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer)

The City Council will consider a resolution in opposition to AB 805 (Gonzalez Fletcher) and AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) as they move through the legislative process.

Reference: Lydia Romero, City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution

City Council Oral Comments and Reports on Meetings Attended at the Expense of the City.

(GC 53232.3 (d) states that members of a legislative body shall provide brief reports on meetings attended at the expense of the local agency at the next regular meeting of the legislative body.)

Department Director Reports (Non-Action Items)



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