April 23 2019 council actions

A. Planning Commission appointment: Appoint an individual to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

B. PUBLIC HEARING. Ordinance No. 2019-457: Storm Drainage Fee: Conduct a public hearing and receive written protests for the proposed Storm Drainage Fee; introduce and waive further reading of Ordinance No. 2019-457 adding Chapter 3.52, Storm Drainage Fee to the Los Altos Municipal Code and directing the City Clerk to submit the Storm Drainage Fee to the affected property owners in a mail ballot proceeding in accordance with Article XIII-D of the State Constitution, Section 53755.5 of the Government Code and City of Los Altos Resolution No. 2018-40 Interim Engineering Services Director Fairman and Jerry Bradshaw of SCI Consulting Group presented the report.

Mayor Lee Eng opened the public hearing.

Public Comment: The following individuals provided public comment: Los Altos residents Tami Mulcahy, Roberta Phillips, Michael Thomas, Don Weiden, Robert Greenfield, Jon Baer, Anthony Del Gaudio, Jason Wang, Gary Stoy and Mark (no last name given).

Mayor Lee Eng closed the public hearing.

Deputy City Manager/City Clerk Maginot reported that the City had received 96 written protest letters.

Mayor Lee Eng and Councilmember Enander expressed concerns over establishing a property-related fee for residents.

Action: Upon a motion by Councilmember Bruins, seconded by Councilmember Fligor, the Council introduced and waived further reading of Ordinance No. 2019-457 adding Chapter 3.52, Storm Drainage Fee to the Los Altos Municipal Code and directing the City Clerk to submit the Storm Drainage Fee to the affected property owners in a mail ballot proceeding in accordance with Article XIII-D of the State Constitution, Section 53755.5 of the Government Code and City of Los Altos Resolution No. 2018-40 and directed staff to conduct extensive public outreach regarding the mailing of the ballots, by the following vote:

AYES: Bruins, Fligor and Pepper; NOES: Enander and Lee Eng ABSTAIN: None; ABSENT: None.