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LA HABRA
CITY COUNCIL

ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING 5:30 P.M
&
REGULAR MEETING 6:30 P.M.
&
REGULAR JOINT MEETING WITH THE
SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
OF THE CITY OF LA HABRA,
LA HABRA CIVIC IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY,
CITY OF LA HABRA HOUSING AUTHORITY,
AND LA HABRA UTILITY AUTHORITY

 
MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021
 

COUNCIL CHAMBER
100 EAST LA HABRA BOULEVARD
LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA  90631

 
             
The Regular Meeting of the City Council and the Regular Joint Meeting with the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of La Habra, La Habra Civic Improvement Authority, City of La Habra Housing Authority, and La Habra Utility Authority for March 15, 2021, will be conducted in person at the City of La Habra Council Chamber, located at 100 East La Habra Boulevard, La Habra, California. The City Hall atrium will be open for limited seating for the public to ensure proper social distancing and the wearing of masks or appropriate face covering is required.

Please be advised that in order to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting contact that could spread the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council Chamber will be open for one speaker at a time during the Regular Meeting of the City Council meeting and the Regular Joint Meeting with the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of La Habra, La Habra Civic Improvement Authority, City of La Habra Housing Authority, and La Habra Utility Authority when the Mayor or Chair opens public comment periods. Staff will be available to assist those who wish to speak. We encourage the public to also participate in the Regular Meetings by submitting written comments via email to cc@lahabraca.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Your patience with these changes is appreciated as the City adjusts to new ways of conducting business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 


ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING 5:30 P.M.:

CALL TO ORDER:  Council Chamber, Closed Session Room 112c

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC FOR CLOSED SESSION MATTERS:

CLOSED SESSION:
1.  Conference with Labor Negotiator per Government Code Section 54957.6 - Agency Representative:  Jim Sadro, City Manager; Employee Organizations:  Police Sworn Employees, Police Civilian Employees, La Habra Municipal Employees Association, General Services Employees, Professional Employees, and Management and Executive Management Groups.

ADJOURNMENT:

REGULAR MEETING 6:30 P.M.:
 
CALL TO ORDER:
 
Council Chamber
INVOCATION:
 
City Attorney/Legal Counsel Jones
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
 
Mayor/Director Espinoza
ROLL CALL: Mayor/Director Espinoza
Mayor Pro Tem/Director Medrano
Councilmember/Director Gomez
Councilmember/Director Shaw
Councilmember/Director Simonian
 
CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT:

PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS: 
None at this time.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS: When addressing the La Habra City Council, please complete a Speaker’s Card before leaving the Council Chamber.
 
General Public Comments shall be received at the beginning of the governing body meeting and limited to three (3) minutes per individual, with a total time limit of 30 minutes for all public comments, unless otherwise modified by the Mayor or Chair.  Speaking time may not be granted and/or loaned to another individual for purposes of extending available speaking time, and comments must be kept brief, non-repetitive, and professional in nature.

The general Public Comment portion of the meeting allows the public to address any item of City business not appearing on the scheduled agenda. Per Government Code Section 54954.3(a), such comments shall not be responded to by the governing body during the meeting.
 
CONSENT CALENDAR:
 
All matters on Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion unless a Councilmember, City staff member, or member of the audience requests separate action or removal of an item. Removed items will be considered following the Consent Calendar portion of this agenda. Public comment shall be limited to three (3) minutes per individual, with a total time limit of 30 minutes per item that has been removed for separate discussion, unless otherwise modified by the Mayor. Speaking time may not be granted and/or loaned to another individual for purposes of extending available speaking time, and comments must be kept brief, non-repetitive, and professional in nature.
 
CITY COUNCIL, AGENCY & AUTHORITIES:
 
1.   PROCEDURAL WAIVER: Waive reading in full of resolutions and ordinances and approval and adoption of same by reading title only.
 
2.   APPROVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES Click to View
 
 
That the City Council approve City Council Meeting Minutes of:
  • August 17, 2020
  • January 4, 2021
 
3.   RECEIVE AND FILE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Click to View
 
 
That the City Council receive and file the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of:
  • January 11, 2021
  • January 25, 2021
 
4.   APPROVE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Click to View
 
 
That the City Council approve Community Services Commission Meeting Minutes of:
  • July 8, 2020
  • August 12, 2020
  • September 9, 2020
  • October 14, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • December 9, 2020
  • January 13, 2021
 
5.   APPROVE THE CITY'S EXCESS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE POLICY RENEWAL WITH SAFETY NATIONAL CASUALTY FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM FROM MARCH 20, 2021 THROUGH MARCH 20, 2022 Click to View
 
 
That the City Council authorize the City Manager to renew the City’s excess Workers’ Compensation reinsurance with Safety National Casualty with a policy limit of $50 million and a Self-Insured Retention (SIR), or deductible, of $1 million per claim for all employees at an annual premium cost of $187,988 for the period of March 20, 2021 through March 20, 2022.
 
6.   APPROVE THE SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1832 ENTITLED:  AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA HABRA, COUNTY OF ORANGE, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONE CHANGE 21-01 AMENDING LA HABRA MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 18 ("ZONING"), CHAPTER 18.22 ("COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITY") TO MODIFY EXISTING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS Click to View
 
7.   APPROVE THE LA HABRA HOST LIONS CLUB LEASE AGREEMENT Click to View
 
 
That the City Council approve and authorize the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the La Habra Host Lions Club for the use of the City-owned Veteran's Hall, located at 209 North Orange Street for a period of one year from March 15, 2021 through March 14, 2022, with the option of five additional one-year renewals.
 
8.   WARRANTS:  APPROVE NOS. 00129018 THROUGH 00129226 TOTALING $694,001.07; AND
WIRE TRANSFERS: APPROVE WIRE TRANSFER DATES 3/31/21 TOTALING $335,779.77
Click to View
 
 
Approve Nos.00129018 through 00129226 totaling $694,001.07; and
Approve Wire Transfers Dates 3/31/21 totaling $335,779.77.
 
SUCCESSOR AGENCY:
 
1.   APPROVE SUCCESSOR AGENCY MEETING MINUTES Click to View
 
 
That the Successor Agency approve Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of La Habra Meeting Minutes of:
  • January 4, 2021
  • January 19, 2021
  • February 1, 2021
  • February 16, 2021
  • March 1, 2021
 
CIVIC IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY:
 
1.   APPROVE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY MEETING MINUTES Click to View
 
 
That the Civic Improvement Authority approve the La Habra Civic Improvement Authority Meeting Minutes of:
  • January 4, 2021
  • January 19, 2021
  • February 1, 2021
  • February 16, 2021
  • March 1, 2021
 
HOUSING AUTHORITY:
 
1.   APPROVE HOUSING AUTHORITY MEETING MINUTES Click to View
 
 
That the Housing Authority approve the City of La Habra Housing Authority Meeting Minutes of:
  • January 4, 2021
  • January 19, 2021
  • February 1, 2021
  • February 16, 2021
 
UTILITY AUTHORITY:
 
1.   APPROVE UTILITY AUTHORITY MEETING MINUTES Click to View
 
 
That the Utility Authority approve La Habra Utility Authority Meeting Minutes of:
  • January 4, 2021
  • January 19, 2021
  • February 1, 2021
  • February 16, 2021
  • March 1, 2021
 
CITY COUNCIL, AGENCY & AUTHORITIES:
 
1.   RECEIVE AND FILE THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 AUDITED ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS Click to View
 
 
That the City Council, Agency and Authorities:
 
A. Receive and file the audited Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the City of La Habra; and

B. Receive and file the audited Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Financial Report for the La Habra Utility Authority.
 
CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS REMOVED FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION:
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
Public comments shall be limited to five (5) minutes per individual, with a total time limit of 60 minutes for all public comments, for each individual Public Hearing item on the agenda, unless otherwise modified by the Mayor or Chair.  Comments must be kept brief, non-repetitive, and professional in nature.
 
CITY COUNCIL:
 
1.   DULY NOTICED PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ZONE CHANGE 20-03 AMENDING TITLE 18 ("ZONING") OF THE LA HABRA MUNICIPAL CODE (LHMC) BY ADDING CHAPTER 18.82 (“INCLUSIONARY HOUSING UNITS”) Click to View
 
 
That the City Council:

APPROVE FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. ______ ENTITLED: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA HABRA APPROVING ZONE CHANGE 20-03 AMENDING TITLE 18 ("ZONING") OF THE LA HABRA MUNICIPAL CODE (LHMC) BY ADDING CHAPTER 18.82 ("INCLUSIONARY HOUSING UNITS") AS PER EXHIBIT “A”.

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA):
The proposed amendments are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA guidelines.

On January 21, 2014, the City Council certified Environmental Impact Report 13-01 associated with the La Habra General Plan 2035, the 2014-2021 Housing Element Update, and the La Habra Climate Action Plan (CAP).  The proposed action fulfills one of the stated goals of the La Habra General Plan 2035.  The goals and policies discussed within this report were analyzed as part of the approved EIR and therefore no additional CEQA review is required.  Any future improvement of potential development sites, subject to this proposal, will be required to be reviewed pursuant to the CEQA requirements at such time as development is considered.
 
CONSIDERATION ITEMS:
 
Any member of the audience may request to address the La Habra City Council on any Consideration Item, prior to the La Habra City Council taking a final vote on the item.  Public comment shall be limited to three (3) minutes per individual, with a total time limit of 30 minutes per Consideration Item, unless otherwise modified by the Mayor or Chair. Speaking time may not be granted and/or loaned to another individual for purposes of extending available speaking time, and comments must be kept brief, non-repetitive, and professional in nature.
 
CITY COUNCIL:
 
1.   CONSIDER THE ANNUAL REPORT ON THE CITY OF LA HABRA GENERAL PLAN FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020 Click to View
 
 
That the City Council receive and file the Annual Report on the City of La Habra General Plan accomplishments for calendar year 2020, and authorize the Director of Community and Economic Development to forward the document to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the Department of Housing and Community Development per Government Code Section 65400(b)(1).
 
2.   CONSIDER FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 MID-YEAR BUDGET UPDATE Click to View
 
 
That the City Council:

A.  Receive and file the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Mid-Year Budget Update; and

B.  Approve the recruitment of a Senior Civil Engineer position in the Public Works Department; and

C.  Approve the recruitment of a Police Sergeant, Police Corporal, Police Officer, Community Services Officer II, Crime Analyst, Communication Operator, and two Police Trainee positions in the Police Department; and

D.  Approve the reclassification of a Community Service Officer in the Police Department to a Court Liaison Specialist at pay range P19.
 
MAYOR'S COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Click to View
 
COMMENTS FROM STAFF:
 
COMMENTS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS/DIRECTORS:
 
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned to Monday, April 5, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Closed Session Room 112c, 100 East La Habra Boulevard, followed by the Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber.
 
      Except as otherwise provided by law, no action shall be taken on any item not appearing in the foregoing agenda. A copy of the full agenda packet is available for public review at the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, and on the City's webpage at http://www.lahabraca.gov/
       Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council/Authority/Agency after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office at 110 East La Habra Boulevard, La Habra, during normal business hours
      In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, should you require a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services to participate in the meeting due to a disability, please contact the City Clerk's Office at least ninety-six (96) hours in advance of the meeting at (562) 383-4030.
      DECLARATION: This agenda was posted on the bulletin boards outside the south entrance of City Hall and the Council Chamber, where completely accessible to the public, at least 72 hours in advance of the City Council Meeting.
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Laurie Swindell, CMC, City Clerk/Secretary
 

    

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