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 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 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


Boy Scout Merit Badge Certificate to Stevie Burgueno

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. 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 only.

B. City of Lemon Grove Payment Demands
Reference:  Molly Brennan, Finance Manager
Recommendation:  Ratify Demands

C. Community Advisory Commission Status Update
Reference:  Miranda Evans, Management Analyst
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution appointing Angeles Nelson to a three-year term, appointing Tom Clabby as a Commissioner with a one-year term and permitting staff to contact 2017 former Commission applicants to participate in the ad hoc committee.

2. Participation in the Pension Rate Stabilization Program to Pre-Fund Pension Obligations

Reference: Lydia Romero, City Manager, Mike James, Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director, and Molly Brennan, Finance Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing participation in the Pension Rate Stabilization Program administered by Public Agency Retirement Services to pre-fund pension obligations.  

Reference:  David De Vries, Development Services Director
Recommendation: Discuss and advise on the alternatives for separation findings for discretionary permits. 
Reference: Lydia Romero, City Manager; James P. Lough, City Attorney; and Molly Brennan, Finance Manager
Recommendation: i) Adopt Resolution Amending the Resolution requesting consolidation of the 2018 General Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election, allowing Rebuttal Arguments, and an Impartial Analysis by the City Attorney; ii) Introduce, by Title, an Ordinance Establishing a .5% Transaction and Use Tax, subject to a vote of the People, with an Oversight Board and Annual Independent Audit for a period of twenty years (Four-Fifths Vote Required); and iii) Introduce, by Title an Ordinance Raising Business License Taxes and Establishing a 5% Gross Receipts Tax on Marijuana Businesses (Four-Fifths Vote Required). 


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.) 

City Manager and Department Director Reports (Non-Action Items)

Closed Session



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