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Regular meetings of the City Council and the Board of Directors of the Successor Agency of the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Redlands held in the Council Chambers, Civic Center, 35 Cajon Street, on July 7, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.
Present:
Paul Foster, Mayor  
 
Denise Davis, Mayor Pro Tempore  
 
Paul Barich, Council Member  
 
Eddie Tejeda, Council Member  
 
Toni Momberger, Council Member  
Staff:
Charles M. Duggan, Jr., City Manager; Dan McHugh, City Attorney; Robert Dawes, City Treasurer; Jeanne Donaldson, City Clerk; Carl Baker, Public Information Officer; Chris Catren, Police Chief; Danielle Garcia, Management Services/Finance Director; Chris Boatman, Facilities and Community Services Director; Brian Desatnik, Development Services Director; Rudy Chow, Municipal Utilities and Engineering Director; Jim Topoleski, Fire Chief; Janice McConnell, Assistant City Manager
             
This was conducted as a teleconference meeting in the City Council Chambers, Civic Center, 35 Cajon Street, Redlands, California. Mayor Pro Tempore Davis, Council Member Tejeda and Council Member Momberger were present via teleconferencing. All votes during the meetings were conducted by roll call.

In compliance with public health recommendations to limit public gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic and acting as the City of Redlands Emergency Services Director, City Manager Charles M. Duggan Jr., directed meetings of the City Council/Successor Agency of the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Redlands be closed to the public until further notice or until the current local State of Emergency has been lifted. The City Council will continue to meet to conduct essential business. Public comments, up to 250 words and received by 5:00 P.M. the day before the meeting, were read aloud by the City Clerk.

Mayor Foster called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. and a quorum was established.
             
PUBLIC COMMENT

No public comments related to Closed Session agenda items were received prior to 5:00 P.M. the day before the meeting.
             
CLOSED SESSION
             
Conference with real property negotiators - Government Code §54956.8
(Facilities and Community Services Director Boatman)
Property: APNs: 0167-161-04-0000; 0167-161-05-0000; 0167-161-06-0000; 0167-161-07-0000; 0167-161-08-0000
Agency Negotiators: Charles M. Duggan, Jr.; Chris Boatman
Negotiating Party: Joshua Forbey representing Redlands Baseball for Youth
Under Negotiation: Terms of payment and price of Field Rental Agreement
             
Conference with real property negotiators - Government Code §54956.8
(Facilities and Community Services Director Boatman)
Property: APNs: 0167-161-04-0000; 0167-161-05-0000; 0167-161-06-0000; 0167-161-07-0000; 0167-161-08-0000
Agency Negotiators: Charles M. Duggan, Jr.; Chris Boatman
Negotiating Party: Joy Ramirez representing Junior All American Football
Under Negotiation: Terms of payment and price of Field Rental Agreement
             
Conference with labor negotiator - Government Code §54957.6
(City Manager Duggan)
Agency Negotiator: Charles M. Duggan, Jr., Daniel J. McHugh, and/or Janice McConnell depending upon which bargaining unit or unrepresented employee the City is negotiating with to avoid potential conflicts of interest
Employee Organizations: Redlands Association of Department Directors
Redlands Association of Management Employees
Redlands Association of Mid-Management Employees
Redlands Association of Safety Management Employees
Redlands Association of Fire Management Employees
Redlands Police Officers Association
Redlands Professional Firefighters Association
Redlands Civilian Safety Employees
Teamsters Local 1932 Redlands Chapter
Unrepresented Employee: City Manager
City Attorney
             
RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The meeting reconvened at 6:00 P.M. with an invocation by Mayor Foster followed by the pledge of allegiance to the American flag.
             
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

City Attorney McHugh announced that no reportable action was taken during the closed session.
             
PUBLIC COMMENT

All public comments received by 5:00 P.M. the day before the meeting were read into the public record at the meeting. Comments related to specific agenda items are incorporated into the item discussion.
  Residential Marijuana Business - Wendy Vera was concerned with neighbors she claims are running a marijuana business in a residential neighborhood. Her issues include, the business brings traffic into the street, increases parking issues and safety concerns. She wondered why it is still operating in our neighborhood despite being raided. 

Police Department Reforms - Shan Garcia pointed out that lots of essential workers, including the Police Department, have faced budget cuts recently, and he urged the City to focus on what really matters, which he stated was to shift attention to the safety & well-being of all human lives, even those struggling. This includes focusing on issues such as, human trafficking, lack of shelters, making an investment in resources to support food & housing insecurity needs and a police force driven by unprejudiced values, not outdated & bias policy.
 
Council Meetings Closed to Public - Joshua David Hall insisted the City Council immediately open up the meetings to the public and allow people to participate directly. He wondered if the virus was a convenient excuse to exclude the public from direct engagement with their representatives.

Olio - Dennis Bell raised concerns regarding items including, requirements for quarantining dogs who have been reported for biting, congestion and traffic associated with the recently approved development project next to Citrus Valley High School, the status of the project to install bike lanes running from Highland to Redlands, traffic and safety issues on State Street, and sightings of numerous people gathered in large groups with no masks and no social distancing.
             
CONSENT CALENDAR
             
Minutes
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, minutes of the regular meeting of June 16, 2020.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Annual Report Library Board of Trustees
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously agreed, by roll call vote, to receive and file the Annual Report from the Library Board of Trustees.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Grant Acceptance
  As public comment, Joshua David Hall spoke against accepting the grant funding, stating more surveillance doesn't mean more safety. With the FY 2019 State Homeland Security Grant, the Police Department will receive funding to be used to acquire Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras to supplement the city’s existing ALPR program. This will allow the program to expand and contribute more data to the regional ALPR system to assist in solving crimes in the City and throughout the region.
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, to accept the FY 2019 State Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $20,451 to be used to acquire Automated License Plate Recognition cameras to supplement the city’s existing program; and approved an additional appropriation of the same to the Police Department.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Agreement Amendment for Assessment/Deployment Study
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Citygate Associates, LLC, extending the term to December 31, 2020, to complete the draft reports for the provision of a department organizational assessment and deployment study culminating in a five-year strategic plan.

 
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Resolution No. 8115 Grant Application CalRecycle HHW
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8115 authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the CalRecycle Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program for the construction of a prefabricated steel canopy at the City's Household Hazardous Waste site.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Consulting Agreement Amendment Water Treatment Plant
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, that the First Amendment is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; and approved the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Carollo Engineers, Inc. to allow for the continued performance of professional services for the tracer study and an operations plan update for the Horace Hinckley Water Treatment Plant.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Agreement Amendment Labor Compliance Review Software
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, the First Amendment to the Agreement with LCPtracker, Inc. is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; and approved the First Amendment to the Agreement with LCPtracker, Inc. to furnish labor compliance software license and related services.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Resolution No. 8110 Levying Special Taxes
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8110 levying special taxes within the City of Redlands Community Facilities District No. 2004-1.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
NPDES Stormwater Permit Renewal
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, that approval of the agreement is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; and approved the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Permit Renewal Participation and Joint Defense Agreement.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Resolution No. 8114 Intent to Vacate Excess ROW
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8114 declaring the City Council's intention to vacate an excess public right-of-way that is 8 feet in width and approximately 200 feet in length on the property addressed as 1765 W. Lugonia Avenue, located north of the intersection of Plum Lane and Idaho Street, and on the south side of W. Lugonia Avenue, at the request of Prakash Bhakta (Applicant) and determining that the proposed vacation is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Resolution No. 8106 Master Lease/Purchase Agreement Backhoe Loader
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, that approval of Resolution No. 8106 for the Master Lease and Purchasing Agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services, Inc. is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061 of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; and approved Resolution No. 8106 for the Master Lease and Purchase Agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services, Inc. for the lease and purchase of a replacement Caterpillar Model 420F2 Backhoe Loader in the amount of $135,972.75.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
SCE Easement
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, that approval of the easement is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; and approved the easement to Southern California Edison over a portion of Community Park in order to allow for the installation of an electrical meter related to a cellular tower within the Park.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Planning Commissioner Appointment
  Mayor Foster recommended the Council approve the appointment of Marc Shaw to serve the remainder of a four-year term on the Planning Commission ending January 6, 2022. Council Member Momberger voiced concerns related to Mr. Shaw's voting record, related to the controversial Harmony development project, while he served on the Highland Planning Commission. She strongly opposed to the project.
  On motion of Mayor Paul Foster, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council failed, by roll call vote, to appoint Marc Shaw to serve on the Planning Commission.
  Vote: 2 - 3 Failed
 
NAY: Mayor Pro Tempore Denise Davis
  Council Member Eddie Tejeda
  Council Member Toni Momberger
             
Human Relations Commissioner Appointment
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously appointed, by roll call vote, Janelle Guerrero to serve a four-year term on the Human Relations Commission ending July 7, 2024.
 
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Resolution No. 8119 CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8119 authorizing the City Manager/Director of Emergency Services, or his designee, to execute agreements, certifications and other related documents with the State of California Department of Finance for receipt of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding and associated exemption under the California Environmental Quality Act.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
COMMUNICATIONS
             
Resolution No. 8065 Local Emergency Report
  Fire Chief Topoleski reported on the actions taken since the City Council adopted the Emergency Resolution No. 8065 on March 17, 2020, proclaiming the existence of a local emergency in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). City's Emergency Operations Center was activated to a Level III. Additionally, several measures were put in place to adhere to California Department of Public Health and to keep employees and residents safe. Some of these measures include: 
  • The closing of public counters at City Hall
  • Temporary closure of the Library, Household Hazardous Waste site, and Community Centers
  • Temporary suspension of programs, recreational activities, trainings and classes
  • Cancellation of many citywide special events and large gatherings
  • Closure of all bars and restaurants reducing their capacity by half and encouraging curbside food service and delivery
  • Virtual meetings including City Council and Planning Commission meetings
  • Cancellation of City advisory boards, commissions and committees, except City Council and Planning Commission meetings.
  • Updated protocols for the use of Personal Protective Equipment for all Fire Department Operations personnel
  • Updated protocols for in-person contact with persons reporting crimes.
With a focus on preparation, planning, prevention, and response, the EOC Team provided for specific roles for the dissemination of consistent and critical information. Finance & Recovery was added in order to focus on tracking personnel and non-personnel expenditures related to COVID-19 in order to seek reimbursement from the state. As of the date of this report, the fiscal impact to the City due to COVID-19 was: Personnel expenses at $13,993 and Non-Personnel (Equipment & Supplies) at $130,085.
             
Resolution No. 8120 Closure of Sectors Enforcement
  City Manager Duggan presented the recent guidance released by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), due to COVID-19, directing counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult. Staff met with the City Council COVID-19 Subcommittee to discuss the new guidance, its impact to City businesses and potential actions that could be taken by the City in response.

Mr. Duggan summarized Resolution No. 8120 which would authorize the City's Emergency Organization to take action to supplement the local enforcement of the CDPH's Guidance, and CDPH County Order, by the Governor's "Strike Team" in those instances when, after any State agency efforts and the City's provision of education and information, and verbal and written warnings if necessary, prove to be ineffective in maintaining the protection of the public peace, health and safety.  Any enforcement deemed necessary would be conducted through the City's Code Enforcement Division. 
  On motion of Mayor Paul Foster, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8120 authorizing the City's Emergency Organization to Enforce Certain Directives of the California Department of Public Health specified in its July 1, 2020 "Guidance on Closure of Sectors in Response to COVID-19," and associated exemptions under the California Environmental Quality Act
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
PUBLIC HEARINGS
             
Resolution Nos. 8078 and 8079 Landscape Maintenance & Street Lighting Districts
  Mayor Foster opened the public hearing and called upon Municipal Utilities and Engineering Director Chow for details on a request to implement assessments for Street Lighting Maintenance District No. 1 and Landscape Maintenance District No. 1. With no further comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing.
  On motion of Council Member Paul Barich, seconded by Council Member Eddie Tejeda, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution Nos. 8078 and 8079, approving the Engineer's Reports for Landscape Maintenance District No. 1 and Street Lighting District No. 1 and implementing the assessments for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
NEW BUSINESS
             
One-Cent General Sales Tax Measure Submission to Voters
  City Manager Duggan summarized the current General Fund Budget status and reviewed the economic challenges facing the City. Anticipated deficits for FY 2020-21 are projected to be $5.6 million and $7.7 million in FY 2021-22. He opened the discussion related to the submission of an ordinance proposing a one-cent General Transaction and Use Tax to the Qualified Voters at the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election. On June 16, 2020, City Council received the results of a voter opinion survey that was conducted to gauge community support of a local one-cent sales tax measure. The survey results provided evidence of strong support for a sales tax measure among likely November 2020 voters in the City. He pointed out that despite City Council consistently adopting balanced budgets and building responsible reserve funds, revenues have not kept pace with the growing costs associated with unmet capital and service enhancement needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has further compounded these fiscal pressures and the pandemic has had a significant and immediate impact on the City’s revenue stream. In order for the City to maintain existing service levels to the public and work towards funding deferred capital needs, additional revenues will be necessary, in conjunction with cost containment strategies.

If approved by the voters, the measure would establish a one-cent sales tax, and provide an estimated $10.7 million annually for city services. The impact of the tax would be shared among Redlands residents and non-residents purchasing goods within City limits. The average impact per capita would roughly be $12 a month or $150 per year. City Manager Duggan added that service levels would undergo a serious review and reductions may be required if the measure did not pass. Each Council Member expressed their support of the proposed sales tax since it allows the voters to determine the City's future direction. Mayor Foster reiterated the original intent behind plans for a sales tax proposal was based on enhancing services, but with recent developments, the quality of life residents have come to expect could possibly diminish if the measure does not pass.

As public comment, Norman Miner questioned the language discrepancy used for the proposed tax figure. Section 2 indicates the tax will be one percent (1.0% of gross receipts), yet the language used in the question before voters, Section 3, states that it will be one-cent, and he claimed there is a significant difference between one-cent on sales and one percent on sales. Charles Redden will not support the sales tax increase to fix the budget shortfall while the City gives non-public safety employees a 3% raise for the third year in a row. Dennis Bell questioned how the City determined the annual sales tax estimate of $10 million, voiced concern with ballot language changes that only confuse the public, and he suggested the City consider approving a specific special tax and not a vague general tax. Neal Waner spoke in support of the measure and raised the fact that many citizens appreciate the quality of life experienced in Redlands, including open spaces, unique assets like the Smiley Library and the high level of service from the Police and Fire Departments and the measure will give the public an opportunity to maintain the quality of life they currently enjoy or live with the consequences if they vote no.  Lorin Grow stated that in order to maintain the current services and facilities which benefit residents, the one-cent increase in sales tax is manageable.
  On motion of Mayor Paul Foster, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8111, ordering the submission of an ordinance proposing a One-Cent General Transaction and Use Tax to the qualified voters at the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election; and approved Ordinance No. 2913, adding Chapter 3.18 to the Redlands Municipal Code, enacting a One-Cent General Transactions and Use Tax.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Resolution No. 8116 Appropriations Limit FY 2020-2021
  Management Services / Finance Director Garcia summarized the requirement for an appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. This is an annual recurring housekeeping item.
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8116, establishing an Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Contract Award CIP Water Distribution SCADA System Upgrade
  Municipal Utilities and Engineering Director Chow presented details of the CIP Water Distribution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Upgrade Project. The SCADA system is used to operate the City's potable water system and is need of updates. Four bids were received and after analysis, Baker Electric, Inc. was determined to be the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. The funding source is available through the Enterprise Fund and not the General Fund.
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Mayor Pro Tempore Denise Davis, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, that the Project is categorically exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15301 of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; approved the CIP Water Distribution SCADA System Upgrade plans and specifications; and awarded a contract to Baker Electric, Inc. in the amount of $3,050,609.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Ordinance No. 2910 Food Vehicle Vending
  Facilities and Community Services Director Boatman provided background of Ordinance No. 2910, establishing regulations governing food vehicle vending on public streets, and he explained that on June 2, 2020, Council considered the draft ordinance and requested staff modify the document to address concerns related to compatibility with existing uses. The revised ordinance includes the following changes: Food trucks are prohibited from operating within the downtown area in the interest of public safety and due to a high volume of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. For the purpose of this ordinance, the area is bounded by the following: Colton Avenue/ Orange Street to the north, East State Street/ Redlands Boulevard to the east, West State Street/ Center Street to the west, Vine Street/ Cajon Street to the south; Food trucks are prohibited from operating within the R-1 single family residential district zone; and includes the removal of any reference to food truck operations on private property. Council Member Tejeda recommended Section 10.34.080, listing Prohibited Vending Areas, include Colton Corridor, from 6th Street to Tennessee Street and Orange Street Corridor, from Colton Avenue to Lugonia. Council Members were in support of this addition.
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, the introduction of Ordinance No. 2910, adding Chapter 10.34 to the Redlands Municipal Code to establish regulations governing food vehicle vending on public streets within City limits; and determining that the Ordinance is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; and approved including Colton Avenue Corridor, from 6th Street to Tennessee Street and Orange Street Corridor, from Colton Avenue to Lugonia to Section 10.34.080, Prohibited Vending Areas.
 
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             
Ordinance No. 2912 and Resolution No. 8109 Open Space/Park Fees & Policies
  Facilities and Community Services Director Boatman explained the Municipal Code includes policies and procedures relating to the approval of development projects within the City, including requirements for residential subdivisions, density limitations and open space requirements. Ordinance No. 2912 would amend the Code relating to open space and park fees and removes the existing provision that allows Council to consider dedication of a private park in lieu of fees, and establishing that the process to consider fee dedication be established by resolution. The ordinance will also update the Code by omitting an antiquated section that pertains to park land dedication that has not been referenced by the City in many years. The process for the City Council to consider requests to dedicate parks is outdated and in need of revision. Resolution No. 8109 would provide a more streamlined approach and establish a formal process for a developer to request dedication. It establishes as a baseline that parks within a proposed development project are to remain private and be maintained by a homeowner association, unless otherwise approved by the City.
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, the introduction of Ordinance No. 2912, amending Chapters 3.32 and 17.15 of the Redlands Municipal Code relating to open space and park fees; and approved Resolution No. 8109, establishing policies and procedures for voluntary open space and park land dedications; and determined that approval of the ordinance and resolution is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
             



Grove High School Lease Agreement
  Mayor Pro Tempore Davis recused herself from discussion and voting on this item due to property ownership within 500 feet of Grove High School. Facilities and Community Services Director Boatman introduced a revised and updated Lease Agreement with Grove High School. The proposed Agreement authorizes the school to install additional fencing and gates to delineate and screen school activities and it assigns responsibility to the school to maintain the fencing in good working order.  The Agreement also authorizes Grove High School to conduct a Farmers Market in the Heritage Park parking lot fronting Orange Avenue every Saturday from the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Per the terms of the Agreement, Grove High School is responsible for removing all trash and debris, and any other associated items from the parking lot at the end of each market. Director Boatman clarified that the Joint Use Agreement currently in place with Grove High School, which is consistent with other agreements with Redlands Unified School District, allows the City to utilize structures on the property for purposes such as community events. This includes the Barton School House.

As public comment, Amber and Doug Claflin, Andrew Christopherson and Drew Blauth spoke in support of approving the lease agreement, and they highlighted a number of benefits the Farmers Market offers, including a hands-on experience for students, allowing them to interact with other students and the public in a social atmosphere to experience agriculture, good food and engaging interactions, a venue to sell the produce and an educational opportunity for students to gain experience with all aspects of running a business. There is a building of community for both students and local residents and it provides unique opportunities to students that allows them to develop important skills. Installation of perimeter fencing would provide security during the school week and be open during non-school hours so the community can continue to enjoy Heritage Park. Dennis Bell opposed the agreement as what he called the "usual taxpayer give-away sweet heart deal". He stated the Council lets too much money slip through the City’s fingers and should be more prudent handling the public’s money.
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, that approval of such Lease Agreement is not subject to additional environmental review pursuant to Section 15162 of the State’s Guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act, and is further exempt from environmental review (as to proposed improvements) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of such Guidelines; and approved the revised and updated Lease Agreement with Grove High School.
  Vote: 4 - 0 Passed
 
Other: Mayor Pro Tempore Denise Davis (RECUSE)
             
COUNCIL MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

There were no Council Member reports presented.
             
ADJOURNMENT

There being no further action required the meeting adjourned at 7:21 P.M. The next regular meeting of the City of Redlands City Council will be held on July 21, 2020.
             
SUCCESSOR AGENCY OF THE FORMER REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF REDLANDS

Chairman Foster called the regular meeting of the Successor Agency Board of Directors to order.
             
PUBLIC COMMENT

No public comments were received by 5:00 P.M. the day before the meeting.
             
Minutes
  On motion of Board Member Barich, seconded by Board Member Tejeda, the minutes of the regular meeting on June 2, 2020 were unanimously approved by roll call vote.

Vote:  5 - 0 Passed
             
ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency adjourned at 7:22 P.M. The next regular meeting of the Agency will be held on September 1, 2020.

    

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