Meeting

This meeting will be held via teleconference only in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 and the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home Order (revised February 18, 2021). All votes taken during this teleconference meeting will be by roll call vote, and the vote will be publicly reported.

HOW TO VIEW THE MEETING: No physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment will be provided. Please view the meeting, which will be live streamed at
https://malibucity.org/video
and https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting.  

HOW TO PARTICIPATE BEFORE THE MEETING: Members of the public are encouraged to submit email correspondence to
citycouncil@malibucity.org before the meeting begins. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE DURING THE MEETING: Members of the public may also speak during the meeting through the Zoom application. You must first sign up to speak before the item you would like to speak on has been called by the Mayor and then you must be present in the Zoom conference to be recognized. 

Please visit
https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting and follow the directions for signing up to speak and downloading the Zoom application.

Malibu City Council
Regular Meeting Agenda
(to be held during COVID-19 emergency)


Monday, March 8, 2021

6:30 PM – REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Various Teleconference Locations
YOU MAY VIEW THIS MEETING LIVE OVER THE INTERNET AT
MALIBUCITY.ORG/VIDEO
Six-thirty p.m. Regular Session
 
Call to Order - Mayor
 
Roll Call - Recording Secretary
 
Pledge of Allegiance
 
Approval of Agenda
 
Report on Posting of Agenda
 
1.
Ceremonial/Presentations
 
A.
Update on School District Separation
 
2.
Written and Oral Communications from the Public
 
A.
Communications from the Public concerning matters which are not on the agenda but for which the City Council has subject matter jurisdiction. City Council may not act on these matters except to refer the matters to staff or schedule the matters for a future agenda.
 
B.
Commission / Committee / City Manager Updates
 
C.
City Council Subcommittee reports / Mayor and Councilmember meeting attendance, reports and inquiries
 
3.
Consent Calendar
 
A.
Previously Discussed Items
 
None.
 
B.
New Items
 
1.
Waive Further Reading

Recommended Action: After the City Attorney has read the title, waive full reading of ordinances considered on this agenda for introduction on first reading and/or second reading and adoption.

Staff Contact: Interim City Attorney Cotti, 456-2489, ext. 228

 
2.
Approve Warrants

Recommended Action: Allow and approve warrant demand numbers 62486-62572 listed on the register from the General Fund and direct the City Manager to pay out the funds to each of the claimants listed in Warrant Register No. 677 in the amount of the warrant appearing opposite their names, for the purposes stated on the respective demands in a total amount of $1,135,155.73. City of Malibu payroll check numbers 5153-5154 and ACH deposits were issued in the amount of $211,677.94.

Staff Contact: Assistant City Manager Soghor, 456-2489, ext. 224

 
3.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Karasch & Associates

Recommended Action: Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Professional Services Agreement with Karasch & Associates for closed captioning services.

Staff Contact: Assistant City Manager Soghor, 456-2489, ext. 224

 
4.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.

Recommended Action: Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Professional Services Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $846,760 of Measure R funds for a total not to exceed $2,777,260 for additional engineering design services for the Pacific Coast Highway Signal Synchronization Project.

Staff Contact: Public Works Director DuBoux, 456-2489, ext. 339

 
5.
Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Moffatt & Nichol

Recommended Action: Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 5 to the Professional Services Agreement with Moffatt & Nichol for professional engineering services to extend the term of the agreement and prepare an additional response regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preliminary Coastal Flood Maps.

Staff Contact: Public Works Director DuBoux, 456-2489, ext. 339

 
6.
Authorization of Judicial Foreclosure for Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility Phase One Assessment District No. 2015-1

Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution No. 21-09 ordering judicial foreclosure of delinquent special assessments relating to the City of Malibu Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility Phase One Assessment District No. 2015-1.

Staff Contact: Assistant City Manager Soghor, 456-2489, ext. 224

 
7.
Office Trailer Rental Lease Extension for Malibu Community Labor Exchange

Recommended Action: Authorize the Mayor to execute the rental lease extension for the office trailer for the Malibu Community Labor Exchange.

Staff Contact: Assistant City Manager Soghor, 456-2489, ext. 224

 
4.
Ordinances and Public Hearings
 
A.
Los Angeles County Fire Code

Recommended Action: 1) Conduct the Public Hearing; and 2) Conduct second reading, unless waived, and adopt Ordinance No. 480 adopting by Reference Title 32 of the Los Angeles County Code, which incorporates the 2019 Edition of the California Fire Code, as amended; adopting local amendments to said code; ratifying the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County’s Building Standards contained in Title 32, as amended; and finding the action exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.

Staff Contact: Environmental Sustainability Director Bundy, 456-2489, ext. 229

 
B.
Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery

Recommended Action: 1) Adopt Resolution 21-08 approving the allocation of $18,602,848 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding and the execution of a grant agreement; 2) Direct staff to work with Department of Housing and Community Development of California staff to complete the required due diligence process and develop the grant agreement; and 3) Bring back the grant agreement to City Council for review and approval.

Staff Contact: Assistant City Manager Soghor, 456-2489, ext. 224

 
5.
Old Business
 
None.
 
6.
New Business
 
A.
Proposals for Legal Services Related to the Investigation of Allegations Set Forth in an Affidavit filed by Former Malibu City Councilmember, Jefferson Wagner

Recommended Action: Review the proposals for Legal Services related to the investigation of allegations set forth in the Affidavit of former Malibu City Councilmember Jefferson Wagner and provide direction to staff.

Staff Contact: Interim City Attorney Cotti, 456-2489, ext. 228

 
7.
Council Items
 
A.
Investigation of Allegations in January 16, 2021 Letter from Cannata, O’Toole, Fickes & Olson (Mayor Pierson and Councilmember Farrer)

Recommended Action: At the request of Mayor Pierson and Councilmember Farrer, consider whether to hire an outside firm to investigate the allegations of harassment contained in the January 16, 2021 letter from Cannata, O’Toole, Fickes & Olson.

Staff Contact: Interim City Attorney Cotti, 456-2489, ext. 228

 
B.
Council Policies (Mayor Pro Tem Grisanti and Councilmember Farrer)

Recommended Action: At the request of the City Council Policy Review Ad Hoc Committee, schedule a City Council Special Study Session on Monday, March 22, 2021, to discuss potential changes to the City Council Policies.

Staff Contact: City Manager Feldman, 456-2489, ext. 226

 
Adjournment
Future Meetings
Monday, March 22, 2021 6:30 p.m. Regular City Council Meeting Location to be determined
Monday, April 12, 2021 6:30 p.m. Regular City Council Meeting Location to be determined
Monday, April 26, 2021 6:30 p.m. Regular City Council Meeting Location to be determined

Guide to the City Council Proceedings

As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City is under a state of local emergency, as well as states of emergency that have been declared in the County of Los Angeles, state of California, and a federal emergency declared by the President of the United States.  At the direction of the Governor, starting March 19, 2020, the entire state is subject to stay-at-home orders.  These measures are imposed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. To comply with these emergency measures, the City Council meeting will be open and public but conducted via teleconference only. This way the public, the staff, and the Council will not be physically in the same place.

The Oral Communication portion of the agenda is for members of the public to present items, which are not listed on the agenda but are under the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. No action may be taken under, except to direct staff unless the Council, by a two-thirds vote, determines that there is a need to take immediate action and that need came to the attention of the City after the posting of the agenda. Although no action may be taken, the Council and staff will follow up, at an appropriate time, on those items needing response. Each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes. Members of the public wishing to speak during the meeting must participate through the Zoom application. You must first sign up to speak before the item you would like to speak on has been called by the Mayor and then you must be present in the Zoom conference to be recognized. Please visit https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting and follow the directions for signing up to speak and downloading the Zoom application.

Items in Consent Calendar Section A have already been considered by the Council at a previous meeting where the public was invited to comment, after which a decision was made. These items are not subject to public discussion at this meeting because the vote taken at the previous meeting was final. Resolutions concerning decisions made at previous meetings are for the purpose of memorializing the decision to assure the accuracy of the findings, the prior vote, and any conditions imposed.

Items in Consent Calendar Section B have not been discussed previously by the Council. If discussion is desired, an item may be removed from the Consent Calendar for individual consideration. Councilmembers may indicate a negative or abstaining vote on any individual item by so declaring prior to the vote on the motion to adopt the entire Consent Calendar. Items excluded from the Consent Calendar will be taken up by the Council following the action on the Consent Calendar. The Council first will take up the items for which public speaker requests have been submitted.

For Public Hearings involving zoning matters the appellant and applicant will be given 15 minutes each to present their position to the City Council, including rebuttal time. All other testimony shall follow the rules as set forth under Oral Communication. In order to speak, individuals must visit https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting and follow the directions for signing up to speak and downloading the Zoom application.

Old Business items have appeared on previous agendas but have either been continued or tabled to this meeting with no final action having been taken. Public comment shall follow the rules as set forth under Oral Communication.

Items in New Business are items, which are appearing for the first time for formal action.  Public comment shall follow the rules as set forth under Oral Communication.

City Council Items are items, which individual members of the City Council may bring up for action, to propose future agenda items or to suggest future staff assignments.  No new items will be taken-up after 10:30 p.m. without a two-thirds vote of the City Council.

City Council meetings are aired live and replayed on City of Malibu Government Access Channel 3 and are available on demand on the City’s website at www.malibucity.org/video. Copies of the staff reports or other written documentation relating to each item of business described above are on file in the office of the City Clerk, and available upon request by emailing cityclerk@malibucity.org.

The City Hall phone number is (310) 456-2489. To contact City Hall using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), please call (800) 735-2929 and a California Relay Service operator will assist you. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Environmental Sustainability Director Yolanda Bundy, (310) 456-2489, ext. 229. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADD Title II].

Requests to show an audio or video presentation during a Council meeting should be directed to Alex Montano at (310) 456-2489, ext. 227 or amontano@malibucity.org. Material must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. on the meeting day.