• City Council Actions July 16, 2014

    CITY COUNCIL
    Major actions taken by the Council at its regular meeting on July 16, 2014 include:
     Approved a contract for the development of the City’s Local Coastal Plan, which, among
    other benefits, will allow the City to issue development permits in the coastal zone, rather
    than them having to be issued by the Coastal Commission.
     Withdrew the initiative to void the 2002 Council’s adoption of 3% @ 50 retirement plan
    for public safety personnel, based on the decision of Judge Thomas Wills that the
    proposed initiative was fatally flawed.
     Adopted a resolution calling for a general municipal election on November 4, 2014, in
    order to fill the offices of Mayor and the seats for three Councilmembers.
     Approved first reading of an ordinance to amend the Zoning Code related to occupancy
    requirements for residences in the R-1 Zone that had unpermitted second units existing
    prior to August 5, 1992.
     Adopted the regional Integrated Regional Water Management Plan update, which, among
    other benefits, will allow the City to compete for state grants to assist our community
    cope with the drought.
     Directed the City Manager and Police Chief to continue to strengthen the department by
    maintaining the core patrol functions and staff, while continuing to pursue augmenting
    those capabilities and reducing costs through service sharing, contracts, and other
    agreements with law enforcement agencies in neighboring communities.
     Directed staff to return on August 6, 2014 with a proposed ordinance to ban most types of
    plastic bags and place a 10-cent fee on paper bags.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on July 18, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News

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