• Major City Council Actions of March 4, 2015

    Major actions taken by the Council at its regular meeting on March 4, 2015 include:

     Held second reading and adopted an ordinance enabling the City to use the Design-Build process for the design and construction of the City’s Local Water Project. This holds the potential to improve the quality and timeliness of the project, as the City will not need to go through multiple bid processes, which increases the calendar time devoted to administrative tasks, and increases the risk of conflict between engineering and construction firms.

     Held second reading and adopted an ordinance updating the Municipal Code relating to sidewalk encroachments. This change modernizes the wording and improves consistency with the rest of the Code.

     Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the Municipal Code to reduce the number of votes necessary for an affirmative action by a City board, commission, or committee, when there is a vacancy. This will allow action when the vote is supported by a majority of the filled positions, not a majority of the total positions.

     Authorized participation by the City in the HERO program, which enables residents and businesses to obtain low interest loans for energy efficiency, water efficiency, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure on public and private property throughout the City.

     Held second reading and adopted an ordinance updating and enhancing the Municipal Code with respect to the collection of solid waste, including refuse, recyclables, food wastes, yard wastes, and construction/demolition debris.

     Approved a 10-year sewer collection system financial plan, and projected rates, and directed staff to initiate the process of alerting all residents and businesses, so they can provide their input, as required by Proposition 218. The agenda reports and supporting documents for all of these actions are on the City’s website, at http://www.cityofpacificgrove.org. Details of the actions taken will also be available, upon

    posted to Cedar Street Times on March 6, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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