MINUTES
 
Regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Redlands held in the Council Chambers, Civic Center, 35 Cajon Street, on June 16, 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; Travis Martinez, Deputy Police Chief; Danielle Garcia, Management Services/Finance Director; Chris Boatman, Facilities and Community Services Director; Brian Foote, Planning Manager; 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 was present via teleconferencing. All votes during the meeting 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 by 5:00 P.M. the day before the meeting.
 
CLOSED SESSION
 
Conference with legal counsel: Existing Litigation - Government Code §54956.9(d)(1)
(City Attorney McHugh)

One Case:
  1. Long v. City of Redlands, et al;, San Bernardino Superior Court Case No. CIVDS 1924676
 
Conference with real property negotiators - Government Code §54956.8
(Facilities and Community Services Director Boatman)
 
Property:                   APN 0170-142-07-0000
Agency Negotiators: Charles M. Duggan, Jr., Chris Boatman
Negotiating Party: Monica Contreras on behalf of Southern California Edison
Under Negotiation: Terms of payment and price for possible purchase of grant of easement over City property
 
Conference with labor negotiator - Government Code §54957.6
(Assistant City Manager McConnell)
 
Agency Negotiator: Charles M. Duggan, Jr., City Manager and Janice McConnell, Assistant City Manager                        
Employee Organization: Redlands Police Officers Association
 
RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
The meeting reconvened at 6:01 P.M. with an invocation by Council Member Tejeda 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.
 
  Police Department Policy Reviews - Nicholas Reksten appreciated the efforts made by the Police Department to build trust and reach out to the community since major protests have been staged across the country. He requested the City continue to provide explanations of policy reviews and urged for action to build a new, more inclusive and community-oriented police department and require all use of force be reported.

Street Vendors - Tim D. questioned whether street vendors selling produce on street corners take away business from legitimate local legal farms, and he wondered if these people are properly trained in food service safety.

Zoning Practices - Brenda Spoelstra urged the Council to assess the zoning map, compare it to census demographic information and ensure the City is allocating resources fairly and planning for all its residents, including the poor. She recommended we take a look at the possible systemic reasons for our City’s demographic breakdowns. 

COVID-19 - Dennis Bell was concerned that too many people were not wearing masks, were not practicing social distancing, and he cited the Saturday Farmers Market as an example where only about half of the shoppers were following the City’s posted guidelines. He stated the economy is structurally damaged with COVID-19 severely impacting the City's finances.  Business activity and the future train will not get the City back to normal. The Redlands Bowl announced its programs will go virtual, and he complained the Bowl Associates are delusional if they think everyone has cable TV or is on social media.
 
CONSENT CALENDAR
 
Minutes   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, the minutes of the regular meeting of June 2, 2020.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force MOU   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, to authorize the Chief of Police to sign the Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Memorandum of Agreement.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution No. 8104 Public Record Destruction   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8104 approving the destruction of certain public records in the Police Department.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution No. 8103 CAL FIRE Wildland Protection   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8103 approving Agreement 3CA04823 with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for wildland protection during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution No. 8105 Fire Department Compensation   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8105 rescinding Resolution No. 7489 to amend the terms and conditions for portal-to-portal compensation for Fire Department personnel responding to emergency incidents as dictated by the California Fire Assistance Agreement.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution Nos. 8107 and 8108 Special Tax Levy   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution Nos. 8107 and 8108 establishing the special tax levy within the City of Redlands Community Facilities District No. 2003-1 (Redlands Business Center) and 2001-1 (Northwest Development Project).
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Water Meters Purchase   
 
  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 this purchase order is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; and authorized a sole source purchase order of Neptune water meters from Ferguson Waterworks in an amount not to exceed $129,705.43.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Ordinance No. 2909 Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously adopted, by roll call vote, Ordinance No. 2909, adding Chapter 8.38 to the Redlands Municipal Code, establishing a process for managing, and uniform standards for acting upon, requests for installation of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
SCE Easement

This item was pulled from the agenda to be presented to the City Council for consideration at a future meeting.
  
 
Annual Report Citrus Preservation Commission   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, to receive and file the Annual Report from the Citrus Preservation Commission.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Plexiglass Enclosures Purchase   
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, a sole source purchase of plexiglass enclosures at various locations within City facilities from C-shields in the amount of $50,000; and approved an additional appropriation of the same.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS

With the City Council Chamber currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public comments or written comments associated with Public Hearings are requested to be submitted to the City Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020. Comments received be the deadline were read into the record during the public hearing process.
 
Resolution Nos. 8093 AND 8094 - CFD Annexation No. 22   
 
  Mayor Foster opened the hearing and called upon Municipal Utilities and Engineering Director Chow for a report on a request from Alabama Park Owner, LLC, to annex territory (Parcel Map No. 19981) to Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2004-1, Annexation No. 22, for purposes of performing maintenance of parkways within and adjacent to the parcel map. City Clerk Donaldson agreed to hold the special election within the annexing territory on June 16, 2020. With no further comments, Mayor Foster closed the public hearing. City Clerk Donaldson conducted the special election and announced the results, which determined the required two-thirds of the votes cast (8-0) were in favor of levying the tax.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Toni Momberger, the City Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 8093, calling a special election of the question of levying the special taxes within the territory to be annexed to the CFD No. 2004-1; and on motion of Council Member Tejeda, seconded by Mayor Pro Tempore Davis, the City Council approved Resolution No. 8094, declaring the voting results were in favor of levying the tax, and therefore, the territory will be annexed to the CFD No. 2004-1.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution No. 8102 Weed Abatement Proceedings   
 
  Mayor Foster opened the Public Hearing and called upon Fire Chief Topoleski, who provided background on the Council action of May 19, 2020 declaring weeds to be a public nuisance, and he detailed a report of Resolution No. 8102, overruling objections and proceeding with abatement of subject properties. Upon no further comments, Mayor Foster closed the Public Hearing.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 8102, overruling objections and proceeding with abatement of subject properties.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Griffin Residential, LLC,  Applicant   
 
  Mayor Foster opened the public hearing and called upon Loralee Farris, of Development Services, for an overview of the project to develop 37.2 acres of land located on the west side of Texas Street, north side of San Bernardino Avenue, and south side of Pioneer Avenue. The project applicant, Griffin Residential, LLC, proposes to amend the existing General Plan designation from Commercial to Low Density Residential and construct 207 single family one-story and two-story homes, new interior streets to serve the project, private recreational open space areas and on-site amenities, landscape and lighting, and related improvements including drainage basins and public/private utility connections. The applicant's representative, Jed Solomon, addressed the Council, thanking City staff for their diligence throughout the almost 2-year process for approval. He pointed out the developer has worked closely with staff, surrounding neighbors and other relevant stakeholders as they've worked towards creating a project that is well-thought-out and filled with amenities.

Council Member questions centered on traffic impacts, conditions of approval, adding safe crossings for high school students and street and intersection improvements. Council Member Momberger supported the project and listed her positive takeaways, including, proximity to commercial, walking distance to the High School and accessibility to the Santa Ana River Trail nearby. Council Member Tejeda was also in favor of the project for a number of reasons, including, the continuation of the urban forest with shade trees, use of pocket parks, traffic mitigation measures and the future source of revenue it will bring to the City. He requested sidewalks along Texas and improvements be considered for Tennessee Street. Mayor Pro Tempore Davis was pleased to add this to the housing stock. Council Member Barich questioned the socio-economic cost/benefit study results, stated the City should not ignore Measures N and U, and he thought lot sizes were too small and the higher density will exacerbate traffic. Mayor Foster stated this action does not violate Measure U and Measure N with a 4/5 vote. With no further comments, Mayor Foster closed the public hearing.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Mayor Pro Tempore Denise Davis, the City Council approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8095, adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring/Reporting Program prepared for the proposed project consisting a General Plan amendment, Specific Plan amendment, and Subdivision Map; approved Resolution No. 8096, adopting a socio-economic cost/benefit study prepared for the project; approved Resolution No. 8098, amending the General Plan land use designation of 37.2 acres from Commercial to Low Density Residential, with a maximum density up to six (6.0) residential dwelling units per acre; approved Resolution No. 8099, approving the land use re-designation of properties designated as “Urban Reserve” in the Redlands General Plan (as of June 1, 1987) or in active agricultural production (as of November 3, 1986) to permit residential density greater than the Residential Estate (R-E) classification as the same existed as of June 1, 1987; approved Resolution No. 8097, (Specific Plan No. 40, Amendment No. 45), amending the East Valley Corridor Specific Plan (EVCSP) to change the Land Use Map and remove the 37.2-acre project site from the boundaries of the EVCSP; approved Resolution No. 8100 (Specific Plan No. 62), approving the “Heritage Specific Plan” as the new zoning designation for 37.2 acres of land located on the west side of Texas Street, north side of San Bernardino Avenue, and south side of Pioneer Avenue and establishing development standards to accommodate single-family residential development at a density of 5.7 dwelling units per acre. The project proposes to construct 207 single family one-story and two-story homes, new interior streets to serve the project, private recreational open space areas and on-site amenities, landscape and lighting, and related improvements including drainage basins and public/private utility connections; and approved Resolution No. 8101 (Tentative Tract Map No. 20257), to subdivide 37.2 acres into 207 single-family residential lots and seven lettered lots for landscaping, recreational open space, and stormwater basins.
  Vote: 4 - 1 Passed
 
NAY: Council Member Paul Barich
 
COMMUNICATIONS
 
Coalition to Support Local Recovery   
 
  Council Member Toni Momberger introduced her request for Council to consider taking action to join the League of California Cities' Coalition to Support Local Recovery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the League's analysis, California cities are projecting a nearly $7 billion general revenue shortfall over the next two fiscal years. She added the coalition is calling on Governor Newsom to support funding for critical local services through the following actions: provide $7 billion in direct and flexible state funding to support critical local services and allocate CARES Act funding for all cities for COVID-19- related expenditures, and advocate to secure $500 billion in direct and flexible funding from the federal government for all cities nationwide to support critical local services. Joining the Coalition to Support Local Recovery is another action the City has taken to advocate for direct funding from the state to all cities who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
  On motion of Council Member Toni Momberger, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously agreed, by roll call vote, to join the League of California Cities' Coalition to Support Local Recovery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and calling on Governor Newsom to support funding for critical local services.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Community Priorities Survey   
 
  City Manager Duggan provided background of the outreach efforts in 2018 and a community priority survey conducted in March and in May of this year, with a goal of demonstrating the feasibility of a potential sales tax measure for the City. The survey had several research objectives, including, gauging current levels of satisfaction with City services; assessing potential voter interest in ensuring local funding for infrastructure and protection of essential City services like public safety; and to inform a priority ranking of projects and programs to potentially be funded with the proceeds. As public comment, Dennis Bell wondered what criteria was used to choose those to be surveyed, what methodology was used and what questions were asked.

Joy Kummer, of TBWBH Strategies, and Timothy McLarney, of True North Research presented detailed survey results which show there is currently strong support in favor of a sales tax measure among likely November 2020 voters in the City. They pointed out the results are a snapshot in time and do not predict the November election outcome but rather provide the tools for Council to make an informed determination whether it is worth it to put this item before the voters in November. Support was shown to be broad and wide-ranging among different groups within. These results, along with continued efforts on the part of staff and City Council to communicate information on funding needs and the public’s priorities, should contribute to the overall feasibility of a successful ballot measure later this year. Top service priorities identified were addressing homelessness, public works and public safety. In response to Council Member Barich, Ms. Kummer and Dr. McLarney stated that in their experience, adding a "sunset clause" does not necessarily make the tax more acceptable to voters and this language was not included in their survey.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously agreed, by roll call vote, to receive the presentation on the results of a Community Survey conducted by TBWB Strategies and True North Research.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Proposed Ordinance Initiative General Transactions and Use Tax   
 
  City Manager Duggan presented an overview of the need to consider adding an ordinance initiative to the November 3, 2020 ballot. The measure requests qualified voters of the City of Redlands determine whether to enact a One-Cent General Transactions and Use Tax. Balanced budgets have long been prepared and adopted resulting in the reduction of over 60% of general fund debt over the past ten years. However, unmet funding needs have persisted. Compounding these fiscal pressures is the economic outlook resulting as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a significant and immediate impact on the City’s revenue stream, with a loss in revenues projected at $5.6 million for the current fiscal year and $6.3 million in FY 2020-21, when compared to pre-COVID projections for FY 2019-20. In order for the City to maintain the level of service to the public during the economic impacts of the pandemic and, in order to work towards funding deferred capital needs, additional revenues will be necessary, in conjunction with cost containment strategies. Potential revenue-raising strategies include the ordinance initiative.

As public comment, Noel Victor expressed support of the sales tax measure since it would provide additional revenue to fund the Police and Smiley Library. Paul Murphy, Patricia Moore, Shaughn Curran, Greg Brittain, Joshua David Hall, Cynthia Blymiller and Dennis Bell all opposed the one cent tax measure for reasons including, mistrust of the use of revenue with concerns the government is wasteful and the City is already top heavy with too many management employees. Rather than raise taxes, they suggested funding goals be reprioritized, initiating golden handshakes where appropriate, hiring a full time grant writer, utilizing volunteers more effectively and privatizing the Animal Shelter. 

Council Members offered their perspectives of the initiative with each one voicing their support of the measure. They did request the language be reworked and revised before the next reading on July 7, 2020. City Manager Duggan added that information detailing how much the average cost might be per person will be provided at the next meeting, and he suggested the City work towards developing a comprehensive plan to address homeless issues, since respondents clearly identified this as a top priority in the survey.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Toni Momberger, the City Council unanimously introduced, by roll call vote, Ordinance No. 2913, with second reading proposed for July 7, 2020, adding Chapter 3.18 to the Redlands Municipal Code, enacting a One-Cent General Transactions and Use Tax for possible submission to the voters of the City of Redlands for the November 2020 General Election; and approved the first review of a Resolution placing the sales tax ordinance on the November 2020 General Election ballot.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution No. 8090 Salary Schedule   
 
  Assistant City Manager McConnell reviewed Resolution No. 8090, establishing a Salary Schedule and Compensation Plan. She summarized the relevant changes made in light of the increased general fund support as approved by the Library Board of Trustees at its meeting of June 9, 2020. Staff recommended the City Council authorize an additional appropriation in the amount of $319,000 to provide budget authority to restore various positions in the Library that were not approved in the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Budget adopted on June 2, 2020. The additional appropriation of $319,000 would provide for the restoration of various positions in the Library that were not approved in the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Budget adopted on June 2, 2020. Ms. McConnell pointed out this appropriation is a one-time source of funding that applies only to the upcoming fiscal year. It is not a permanent funding source.

As public comment, Charles R. Redden urged Council to cancel the 3% pay raise for non-safety employees and use the $520,000 to restore cuts made in City departments. V. Ramirez suggested the City consider lifetime medical benefits be replaced by Medicare when employees reach the age of sixty-five. 
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8090, establishing a Salary Schedule and Compensation Plan for City Employees; and authorized an additional appropriation in the amount of $319,000.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Side Letter RPOA
 
  Assistant City Manager McConnell offered details of a side letter of agreement with the Redlands Police Officers Association (RPOA), relating to changes required to maintain regulatory and legal compliance regarding the sale of sick and vacation leave and contributions to the City's 401(a) plan.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Toni Momberger, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, a Side Letter of Agreement between the City of Redlands and the Redlands Police Officers Association.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Public Safety Program Funds   
 
  Deputy Police Chief Martinez summarized the Citizens' Option for Public Safety Program (COPS), which provides funding for the purpose of ensuring public safety. The City must establish a separate Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund (SLESF) for deposit of these funds for FY 20/21. SLESF funds of $351,202, will be used for the following: one full time Community Service Officer, one full time Property and Evidence Technician, one thousand hours for background investigations, along with certain services, supplies and fixed assets.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, the use of the state's Fiscal Year 20/21 Citizens' Option for Public Safety Program (COPS) Funds for the purpose of ensuring public safety. The City will establish an interest bearing account to receive SLESF funds of $351,202 for FY 20/21. The funds will be distributed as detailed in the staff report.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
CONFIRE Membership   
 
  Fire Chief Topoleski reviewed the benefits of the City continuing the Fire Department's membership in the CONFIRE Joint Use Authority for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The primary function of CONFIRE is to provide for a secondary public safety answering point for 9-1-1 services, fire/emergency medical dispatching, and information technology support. Council Member Momberger expressed her enthusiasm for the program.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Toni Momberger, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, the continuation of the Fire Department's membership in the CONFIRE Joint Use Authority for Fiscal Year 2020-2021; and pay associated annual fees in an amount not to exceed $665,531.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Interstate 10 / Alabama Interchange Project SBCTA Amendment   
 
  Municipal Utilities and Engineering Director Chow presented an Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) for the Interstate 10 at Alabama Street Interchange Project. With new estimates provided by SBCTA, City costs for the Project have risen from $1,990,065 million to $2,506,921, an increase of $516,856. The funding source to meet the additional obligation of $516,856, will be appropriated from the Freeway Interchange Fund unrestricted cash balance. He announced the project is already underway with completion expected next year.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Toni Momberger, the City Council unanimously determined, by roll call vote, that this amendment is exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State's guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act; approved Amendment No. 1 to the Cooperative Agreement with San Bernardino County Transportation Authority for the Interstate 10 at Alabama Street Interchange Project in the amount of $516,856; and approved an additional appropriation of the same.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution No. 8081 Annual Purchase Orders   
 
  Facilities and Community Services Director Boatman reported the details of Resolution No. 8081, approving annual purchase orders for the daily operations of the Equipment Maintenance and Solid Waste Divisions of Facilities and Community Services for Fiscal Year 2020-21. The orders include a variety of supplies and services from various suppliers. Funding for these annual purchase orders is included in the Equipment Maintenance and Solid Waste Operating Budget for FY 2020-21 and does not come out of the General Fund.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Mayor Pro Tempore Denise Davis, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8081 approving annual purchase orders for the Facilities and Community Services Department for Fiscal Year 2020-21; and determining that the agreements are exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15301 of the State’s guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
Resolution No. 8112 Temporary Outdoor Dining Venues   
 
  City Manager Duggan introduced a proposal to close limited portions of State Street (between Orange Street and Sixth Street) and Fifth Street (between Redlands Boulevard and Citrus) to allow for restaurants to expand outdoor their dining areas to re-open safely, while ensuring adequate pedestrian access, and promoting public health and safety and meeting physical distancing standards. Although final details are still being worked out with the restaurants and other affected businesses, the conceptual idea is to close the streets at 5:30 p.m. and reopen by 11 p.m. for no more than three days a week, slated to be Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Vehicle traffic would be blocked by vehicles placed at all access points with signs posted on State Street and Fifth Street. The goal would be to begin offering these services by July 2, 2020 and go through Halloween, or until the Governor releases the limits on seating capacity. Mayor Foster and Mayor Pro Tempore Davis coordinated a number of meetings with the downtown business owners and expressed their appreciation for everyone's time and interest in developing this plan, especially Chris Pappino, owner of Caprice Cafe.
 
  On motion of Council Member Eddie Tejeda, seconded by Council Member Paul Barich, the City Council unanimously approved, by roll call vote, Resolution No. 8112, authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and approve agreements with local restaurants for temporary outdoor dining venues within public right-of-way and portions of streets located in the downtown area of the City.
  Vote: 5 - 0 Passed
 
COUNCIL MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
 
There were no Council Member reports presented.
 
ADJOURNMENT
           
The meeting adjourned at 8:26 P.M. in memory of Heroes of Redlands Award recipient Jeffry James Brice, who was recognized for his community involvement in a wide range of activities, including his dedication and service within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America. He will be greatly missed and remembered for being an outstanding and kind person. The next regular meeting of the City of Redlands City Council will be held on July 7, 2020.