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AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH

Monday NOVEMBER 5, 2007

4:30 P.M. - Room B-8                                                           
6:00 P.M. - Council Chambers
Civic Center, 2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California 92648

4:00 P.M. - Room B-8
The City Clerk will recess the 4:00 P.M. portion of the Meeting to 4:30 P.M. due to an anticipated lack of quorum.  Council will reconvene in the Council Chambers at that time.

Call City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting to Order

Roll Call         Bohr, Carchio, Cook, Coerper, Green, Hansen, Hardy

Pursuant to the Brown (Open Meetings) Act the City Clerk Announces Late Communications Received by Her Office Which Pertain to Items on the Study Session and Closed Session Portion of the Agenda
(1) The Brown (Open Meetings) Act requires that copies of late communications submitted by City Councilmembers or City Departments are to be made available to the public at the City Council meeting. (2) Late communications submitted by members of the public are to be made available to the public at the City Clerk’s Office the morning after the Council meeting.  (Late Communications are communications regarding agenda items that have been received by the City Clerk’s Office following distribution of the agenda packet.)

Public Comments Regarding 4:00 P.M. Portion of Council Meeting for Study Session and Closed Session Agenda Items

(City Council/Redevelopment Agency)  Study Session on the City of Huntington Beach Housing Element Update  –  The Housing Element is a Citywide plan for housing, including the provision of affordable housing, in the City of Huntington Beach.  It is one of the seven State mandated elements of the General Plan and was last updated in 2000.  Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65588, the Housing Element must be updated for the 2008-2014 planning period. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, November 5, 2007, at 4:00 PM in Room B-8, City Hall – Lower Level, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, the City Council will hold a Study Session on General Plan Amendment No. 07-002, Housing Element Update.

The Housing Element is one of the seven State-mandated elements of the City’s General Plan and must be updated pursuant to California Government Code Section 65588 for the 2008-2014 planning period.  The Housing Element identifies and assesses projected housing needs and provides an inventory of constraints and resources relevant to meeting these needs.  Components of the housing element include: a housing needs assessment with population and household characteristics; identification of constraints to providing housing; an inventory of available sites for the provision of housing for all economic segments of the community; and a statement of goals, policies and programs for meeting the City’s housing needs. 

All interested persons are invited to attend said meeting.  The City Council will not take action on the Housing Element Update at this meeting. A separate public hearing will be scheduled for City Council action subsequent to review of the document by the California State Department of Housing and Community Development.  Questions or comments on the Housing Element Update may be directed to Jennifer Villasenor, Associate Planner, City of Huntington Beach Planning Department, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA  92648.

Call Closed Session of City Council/Redevelopment Agency

Recommended Action: Motion to recess to Closed Session on the following items:

(City Council)  Closed Session  –  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9, the City Council shall recess into closed session to confer with the City Attorney regarding one potential lawsuit.

(City Council)  Closed Session    Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9, the City Council shall recess into Closed Session to confer with the City Attorney regarding the request for issuance of a change order for additional compensation and time extensions received from Vadnais Construction, dated October 15, 2007.  Vadnais was originally issued Cash Contract-1269 for construction of the Warner Avenue Gravity Sewer on July 17, 2006, and has now submitted a request for additional compensation. (Gov’t Code § 54956.9(b)(3)(B).)

(City Council)  Closed Session  –  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, the Council shall recess to Closed Session to meet with its designated labor negotiators:  Penelope Culbreth-Graft, City Administrator; Bob Hall, Deputy City Administrator; Michele Carr, Director of Human Resources; Dan Villella, Finance Director; and Renee Mayne, Chief Negotiator, regarding labor negotiations with MEO, MEA, HBFA, HBPOA, and Non-Associated.

The City Council and the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Huntington Beach will regularly convene in joint session for the purpose of considering the following City Council-Redevelopment Agency Agenda Items.  The Huntington Beach Parking Authority, Civic Improvement Corporation, and the Huntington Beach Public Financing Authority are also agencies on which Council serves as members.  On each Agenda these Agencies may have items scheduled.  When an Agenda Item requires action by any of these Agencies, it will show in parenthesis preceding the item, for example (City Council-Redevelopment Agency).

6:00 P.M. - Council Chambers

Reconvene City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting

The City Attorney Shall Determine If Any Actions Taken By The City Council or Redevelopment Agency In Closed Session Shall Require A Reporting On Those Actions As Required By Law (Government Code §54957.1(a) (3) (B)).

Roll Call         Bohr, Carchio, Cook, Coerper, Green, Hansen, Hardy

Pledge of Allegiance/Flag Salute – To be announced by Mayor Coerper

In permitting a nonsectarian invocation, the City does not intend to proselytize or advance any faith or belief.  Neither the City nor the City Council endorses any particular religious belief or form of invocation.

Invocation – To be announced by Mayor Coerper

Hello and welcome to the Huntington Beach City Council meeting.  If you would like to address the Council, please fill out the pink public comment sheet attached to the agenda.  After completing the form, hand it to the Sergeant at Arms and he will give it to the City Clerk.  As a courtesy to those in attendance, I would ask that cellphones and pagers be turned off or set in their silent mode.  Thank you.

Pursuant to the Brown (Open Meetings) Act the City Clerk Announces Late Communications Received by Her Office Which Pertain to Items on the Agenda
(1) The Brown (Open Meetings) Act requires that copies of late communications submitted by City Councilmembers or City Departments are to be made available to the public at the City Council meeting. (2) Late communications submitted by members of the public are to be made available to the public at the City Clerk’s Office the morning after the Council meeting.  (Late Communications are communications regarding agenda items that have been received by the City Clerk’s office following distribution of the agenda packet.)

Presentation – Mayor Coerper to invite Eagle Scout Chad Scheaffer to the podium to accept a proclamation for his outstanding achievement.

Presentation – Mayor Coerper to call on Fire Chief Duane Olson to accept checks for $16,360 and $12,000 from Commercial Underwriter Michele Bair and Vice President Ric Victores of Fireman’s Fund to be used for the purchase of emergency air bottles and fire hose.

Presentation –  Mayor Coerper to call on Fire Chief Duane Olson to announce that the Huntington Beach Fire Department received the 2006 Life Safety Achievement Award from the Residential Fire Safety Institute.

Presentation – Mayor Coerper to call on Huntington Beach Municipal Employees Association representative Judy Demers to present a check to a worthy organization.

Presentation – Mayor Coerper to call on Human Relations Task Force Chair Alan Chancellor to announce November as Native American Indian Month.

Presentation – Mayor Coerper to call on Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center Dean/Director Chief Ron Lowenberg to receive a proclamation for the college’s new program called the Returning Combat Veterans Scholarship Program.

B. PUBLIC COMMENTS

This is the time of the meeting for the Council to receive comments from the public regarding items of interest or agenda items OTHER than Public Hearings.  Generally, Council will not enter into a dialogue during this period.

Pursuant to the Brown (Open Meeting) Act, the City Council may not discuss items unless they are on our agenda. So if you are speaking on an item not on the agenda, we cannot discuss the issue with you at this meeting. However, if you wish to meet with any of us please call the Council's Secretary at 714-536-5553. Thank you for taking the time to come to the council meeting to address the Council.  Councilmembers strive to treat members of the public with respect, and we ask that you also express your concerns and opinions in a civil and respectful manner.

Each speaker is allowed 3 minutes and time may not be donated to others.  No action can be taken by Council/Agency on this date unless the item is agendized.

Complete the attached pink form and give to the Sergeant at Arms (the Police Officer located near the speakers’ podium).

C-1.  Council Committee/Appointments/Liaison Reports and All AB 1234

Disclosure Reporting

(This is the opportunity for Councilmembers to make announcements regarding Council committees, appointments or liaison reports and all individuals as appropriate to disclose any conferences, training, seminars, etc. attended at the agency’s expense, per Government Code §53232.3 (d))

Lists of the conferences, training, seminars, and other activities generally attended by the City Council, City Administrator, City Attorney, City Clerk, and City Treasurer are included as appendices to the City Budget on pages 321 through 325.  The budget is available on the city’s website at www.surfcity-hb.orgExceptions to these lists have been submitted as a report to the City Clerk for inclusion in the record of this meeting.

C-2.     City Administrator’s Report

C-3.     City Treasurer’s Report

C-3a. (City Council)  Review and Accept Shari L. Freidenrich, City Treasurer’s September 2007 Investment Summary Report Titled City of Huntington Beach Summary of City Investment Portfolio, Bond Proceeds, and Deferred Compensation Activity for September 2007  

Communication from City Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich transmitting the Monthly Investment Report and Summary of Investments for September 2007.

Recommended Action: Motion to: Review and accept the Monthly Investment Report.  Following review of the report, by motion of Council, accept the Monthly Investment Report entitled Summary of Investment Portfolio, Bond Proceeds, and Deferred Compensation Activity for September 2007, pursuant to Section 17.0 of the Investment Policy of the City of Huntington Beach.

PowerPoint presentation titled Treasurer’s Report is included in the agenda packet.

C-3b. (City Council/Redevelopment Agency)  Adopt City Council Resolution No. 2007-75 and Redevelopment Agency Resolution No. 370, Approving and Adopting the Fiscal Year 2007/2008 Statement of Investment Policy

Communication from the City Treasurer informing Council/Agency that pursuant to California Government Code, the Treasurer of the local agency shall render an annual Statement of Investment Policy to the legislative body for acceptance.  The City Treasurer, with the assistance of the Investment Advisory Board, has prepared an updated investment policy.

City Council Recommended Action: Motion to:  Approve and Adopt Resolution No. 2007-75, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach Approving the Statement of Investment Policy for 2007/2008;”

and

Redevelopment Agency Recommended Action:  Motion to:  Approve and Adopt
Resolution No. 370, “A Resolution of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Huntington Beach Approving the Statement of Investment Policy for 2007/2008.”

PowerPoint presentation titled Investment Policy 2007/2008 is included in the agenda packet.

C-4a.   City Attorney’s Report of Litigation Filed 

C-4b.   City Attorney Status Report – Mobile Home Conversion Ordinance

D.  PUBLIC HEARING

Anyone wishing to speak on an OPEN public hearing item is requested to complete the attached pink form and give it to the Sergeant at Arms located near the Speaker’s Podium.

D-1. (City Council)  Public Hearing to Consider Appeal by the Huntington Beach Beer Company of the Revocation of the Entertainment Permit for Huntington Beach Beer Company located at 201 Main Street
Continued from the October 15, 2007 Council Meeting

Communication from the Chief of Police indicating a Settlement Agreement has been reached, and the appeal hearing can be closed.

D-2. (City Council)  Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) No. 07-003 and Approve for Introduction Ordinance No. 3788 Amending Chapters 204 and 212 of the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance (HBZSO) Deleting All References to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Order to be Consistent With Federal Law, Which Considers Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Illegal

More Information

Communication from the Director of Planning transmitting the following

Statement of Issue:
Transmitted for your consideration is Zoning Text Amendment No. 07-003, which is a request to amend Chapters 204 and 212 of the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance (HBZSO) to delete all references to medical marijuana dispensaries.  This zoning text amendment was initiated pursuant to an H-Item from Mayor Coerper, which was approved by the City Council in July 2005.

Both the Planning Commission and Staff recommend approval of the request which will allow the HBZSO to be consistent with federal law, which considers medical marijuana dispensaries illegal.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, the City Council will hold a public hearing on the following planning and zoning item:

ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 07-003 (MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES) 

Applicant:  City of Huntington Beach 

Request:  To amend Chapters 204 and 212 of the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance to delete all references to medical marijuana dispensaries. 

Location:  Industrial Districts Citywide 

Project Planner:  Ricky Ramos

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Item # 1 is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Item # 1 will require a Local Coastal Program Amendment certified by the California Coastal Commission.

ON FILE:  A copy of the proposed request is on file in the Planning Department, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648, for inspection by the public.  A copy of the staff report will be available to interested parties at the City Clerk’s Office on Thursday November 1, 2007.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are invited to attend said hearing and express opinions or submit evidence for or against the application as outlined above.  If you challenge the City Council’s action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing.  If there are any further questions please call the Planning Department at 536-5271 and refer to the above items.  Direct your written communications to the City Clerk.

  1. Staff report
  2. City Council discussion
  3. Open public hearing
  4. Following public input, close public hearing

**PowerPoint presentation titled Zoning Text Amendment No. 07-003 (Medical Marijuana Dispensaries) is included in the agenda packet.

and

**PowerPoint presentation titled Medical Marijuana Dispensaries is included in the agenda packet.

Planning Commission and Staff Recommendation Action:  Motion to:

Approve Zoning Text Amendment No. 07-003 with Findings for Approval and Approve for Introduction Ordinance No. 3788, “An Ordinance of the City of Huntington Beach Amending Chapters 204 and 212 of the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Pertaining to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.”

ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLIC HEARING

D-3 is an Administrative Public Hearing and is required by Huntington Beach Municipal Code Section 1.18.  ONLY affected property owners are entitled to speak at this administrative hearing.  Anyone wishing to speak is requested to complete the attached pink form and give it to the Sergeant at Arms located near the Speaker's Podium.  All other interested parties may speak during the regular Public Comments section of the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. 

D-3. (City Council)  Administrative Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution No. 2007-74 Approving Certification of Special Assessments for Collection of Delinquent Civil Fines for Municipal Code Violations

Communication from the City Attorney transmitting the following

Statement of Issue:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Administrative Public Hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach in the City Council Chambers, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California, 92648 at the hour of 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, on November 5, 2007 to consider the adoption of proposed Resolution entitled “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach Certifying Special Assessment for Collecting Delinquent Civil Fines for Municipal Code Violations.” 

A copy of the proposed Resolution is on file in the City Clerk's Office, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach 92648, for inspection by the public on November 1, 2007.

An administrative hearing is required by the Huntington Beach Municipal Code 1.18.  Only property owners are entitled to speak at an administrative hearing.  All other interested parties may speak at regular public comment at beginning of the meeting.  Written communications to the City Council may also be mailed to the City Clerk.

The public hearing is held pursuant to California Government Code Section 38773.5 and Huntington Beach Municipal Code 1.18.150.

  1. Staff report
  2. City Council discussion
  3. Open administrative hearing
  4. Following input from affected property owners only, close administrative hearing  (The general public may speak during Public Comments)

Recommended Action:  Motion to:

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-74, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach Certifying Special Assessments for Collecting Delinquent Civil Fines for Municipal Code Violations.”

E. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered by the City Council and Redevelopment Agency to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed.

Recommended Action: Approve all items on the Consent Calendar by affirmative roll call vote.

E-1. (City Council/Redevelopment Agency)  Approve Minutes  –  Approve and adopt the minutes of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency regular meeting of October 15, 2007 as written and on file in the Office of the City Clerk.  Submitted by the City Clerk.

E-2. (City Council)  Approve Naming a Two-Acre Park Being Developed as Part of the John Laing Homes Newland Street Residential Project as the “Ralph Bauer Park,” Located Northwest of Newland Street and Hamilton Avenue  –  Approve naming the park northwest of Newland Street and Hamilton Avenue the “Ralph Bauer Park,” as recommended by the Community Services Commission.  Submitted by the Director of Community Services  Funding Source:  Not applicable.

E-3. (City Council)  Adopt Resolution No. 2007-72 Recognizing that the State of California is in a Drought Condition, Establishes Policies and Procedures in Support of Water Conservation, and Identifies the Authority of the City Administrator and Public Works Director to Implement a Voluntary Drought Management Program per Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) Chapter 14.18  –  Adopt Resolution No. 2007-72, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach Establishing Policies and Procedures in Support of Water Conservation.”  Submitted by the Acting Director of Public Works, Operations.  Funding Source:  Not applicable.  Reduced water sales will result in reduced revenue; however, the City’s water rates are designed based on the cost of service.  Therefore, savings realized from avoided water purchases and production offset the loss of sales revenue.

E-4. (City Council)  Approve Amendment No. 1 to Cooperative Projects Program Contract No. CP-0501 with the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) to Extend the Term of the Original Contract an Additional Nine Months Allowing the Completion of the 2006/2007 Sewer Rehabilitation Project Project CC-1252, and Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Agreement  –  Approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Amendment No. 1 to Cooperative Projects Program Contract No. 0501.  Submitted by the Acting Director of Public Works, Engineering.  Funding Source:  No funding required for this action.  The approved grant amount is $201,153.

E-5. (City Council)  Adopt Resolution No. 2007-73 Approving Plans and Specifications for the Construction of the East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel Emergency Project to Place Steel Sheet Pile into the Existing Flood Control Levee Located 3700 Feet Downstream of Graham Street to Graham Street by the Orange County Resources and Development Management Department  –  Adopt Resolution No. 2007-73, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach Approving Plans and Specifications for the Construction of East Garden Grove-Wintersburg Channel Emergency Project from 3700 Feet Downstream of Graham Street to Graham Street by the Orange County Resources and Development Management Department and Funded by the Orange County Flood Control District.”  Submitted by the Acting Director of Public Works, Engineering.  Funding Source:  Not required for this action.

E-6. (City Council/ Redevelopment Agency)  Approve the Sale of a City Owned Parcel Located at 18451 Patterson Lane, APN 157-341-22, in the Amount of $522,500 to the Redevelopment Agency to Utilize for an Affordable Housing Project; Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute and Record the Grant Deed  –  City Council Recommended Action:  Approve the sale of the parcel at 18451 Patterson Lane to the Redevelopment Agency for $522,500 and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the deed from the City to the Redevelopment Agency and send to the County for recordation after the Agency Clerk has affixed the acceptance Certificate of the Redevelopment Agency.  Redevelopment Agency Recommended Action:  Authorize acceptance of the deed by the Redevelopment Agency.  Submitted by the Director of Economic Development/Deputy Executive Director and the Acting Director of Public Works, Engineering.  Funding Source:  Redevelopment Agency Housing Set-Aside Fund, Account 30680301 as budgeted in Fiscal Year 2007/08.

E-7. (City Council)  Approve a Three-Year Professional Services Contract with MuniServices, LLC in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $191,250 for Utility Users Tax Compliance Review, Revenue Recovery, and Consulting Services  –  Approve a three-year Professional Services Contract Between the City of Huntington Beach and Muniservices, LLC for Utility Users Tax Compliance Review, Revenue Recovery and Consulting Services, not-to-exceed $191,250.  Submitted by the Director of Finance.  Funding Source:  Funds are budgeted in the Fiscal Year 2007-08 adopted budget, account 10035206.69365.  Funds for future years will be budgeted accordingly.

E-8. (City Council)  Approve Agreement Between the County of Orange and City of Huntington Beach to Accept and Transfer Funds for the Department of Justice’s Federal Fiscal Year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program; Approve Appropriation of up to $23,023; and, Authorize the Police Chief to Execute the JAG Grant Agreements on the City’s Behalf  –  1) Approve and accept the JAG Grant between the County of Orange and the City of Huntington Beach for federal fiscal year 2007; and,  2) Authorize the Chief of Police to execute on the City’s behalf the Federal 2007 Agreement to Transfer Funds for 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program between the County of Orange and the City of Huntington Beach that are approved as to form by the City Attorney; and,  3) Approve the appropriation of up to $23,023 to be fully reimbursed by the grant from the Department of Justice via the County of Orange.  Submitted by the Chief of Police.  Funding Source:  Grant funds not anticipated in the original Fiscal Year City budget, estimated to be $23,023, will be fully reimbursed by the grant from the Department of Justice.  No other matching or in-kind City funds are required for this grant.  A new business unit will be established for this funding.

E-9. (City Council)  Approve Pacific City’s Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) Submitted by the Developer, Makallon Atlanta Huntington Beach, LLC, and Authorize the Director of Public Works to Accept Future Addendums to the WQMP Prior to Issuance of Precise Grading Permits for Each Subsequent Phase of this Project  –  1) Approve Pacific City’s Water Quality Management Plan; and,  2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to accept future addendums to the Water Quality Management Plan prior to issuance of Precise Grading Permits for each subsequent phase of the project.  Submitted by the Acting Director of Public Works, Engineering.  Funding Source:  Not applicable.

G. Ordinances

G-2.   Ordinances for Introduction   

G-2a. (City Council)  Approve for Introduction Ordinance No. 3787 Amending Title 7 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) by Adding Chapter 7.10 Relating to a Spay, Neuter and Microchip Identification Program for Dogs and Cats

More Information

Communication submitted by the Chief of Police transmitting the following

Statement of Issue:
In April 2007, the City Council passed an “H-Item” directing staff to research the costs and other issues associated with adopting a spay, neuter and microchip ordinance similar to the one in Los Angeles County.  On September 4, 2007, following a staff report, the City council directed staff to draft a Spay, Neuter, and Microchip Identification Ordinance.  The purpose of this ordinance would be to reduce uncontrolled breeding of dogs and cats in the City of Huntington Beach.  Additionally, microchipping provides a reliable method to identify pets for a successful owner reunification process.  Fewer stray and abandoned dogs and cats can improve public safety and reduce the euthanasia of strays picked up in Huntington Beach by Orange County Animal Care Services (OCACS).

Recommended Action:  After City Clerk reads by title, Approve Introduction of Ordinance No. 3787, “An Ordinance of the City of Huntington Beach Amending Title 7 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 7.10 Relating to Spay, Neuter and Microchip for Dogs and Cats” by roll call vote.

G-2b. (City Council)  Approve for Introduction Ordinance Nos. 3789, 3790 and 3791 Amending Various Chapters of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) to Enforce 2007 Construction Codes that Regulate the Health and Safety of the Structures in Huntington Beach and Meet Local Conditions in Addition to the State of California Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Codes Which go Into Effect January 1, 2008; and, Schedule a Public Hearing for December 3, 2007.

Communication submitted by the Director of Building and Safety transmitting the following

Statement of Issue:
The 2007 construction codes that regulate the health and safety of the structures in our community were adopted by the State of California on July 1, 2007.  State law mandates that these codes be enforced starting January 1, 2008.  In order to amend the codes to meet our local conditions we are required to officially adopt the codes.  Companion codes and ordinances used for the administration of the codes are also included.

1.      Recommended Action:  After City Clerk reads by title, Approve Introduction of
Ordinance No. 3789, “An Ordinance of the City of Huntington Beach Amending Chapter 17.04 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code Titled the Huntington Beach Building Code” by roll call vote.

and

2.      Recommended Action:  After City Clerk reads by title, Approve Introduction of
Ordinance No. 3790, “An Ordinance of the City of Huntington Beach Amending the Huntington Beach Municipal Code Chapter 17.40 – Huntington Beach Mechanical Code, Chapter 17.44 – Huntington Beach Plumbing Code, and Chapter 17.48 – Huntington Beach Electrical Code” by roll call vote.

and

3.      Recommended Action:  After City Clerk reads by title, Approve Introduction of
Ordinance No. 3791, “An Ordinance of the City of Huntington Beach Amending Various Chapters of Title 17 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code Relating to Construction and Structures” by roll call vote.

and

4.      Direct that a Public Hearing be set for the Adoption of Ordinance No. 3789, Ordinance No. 3790, and Ordinance No. 3791 on December 3, 2007.

G-2c. (City Council)  Approve for Introduction Ordinance No. 3792 Amending the Redevelopment Plan for the Huntington Beach Project Area (also known as the Merged Project Area) to Extend by One Year the Plan Effectiveness Deadline, Payment of Indebtedness Deadline, and Tax Increment Receipt Pursuant to California State Legislature No. SB 1045

Communication submitted by the Director of Economic Development transmitting the following

Statement of Issue:
As a component of the Fiscal Year 2003-2004 State budget, the Legislature adopted SB 1045, which required every Redevelopment Agency to make a payment to the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF).  Agencies that paid are permitted to extend, by one year, the time limit on the effectiveness of the plan and the time limit on the receipt of tax increment funds.  In 2003-2004 the Huntington Beach Redevelopment Agency paid into the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF).  By adopting an ordinance, the Huntington Beach Redevelopment Plan is amended to extend these limitations.

Recommended Action:  After City Clerk reads by title, Approve Introduction of Ordinance No. 3792, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach, California, Amending the Redevelopment Plan for the Huntington Beach Project (or also known as Merged Project) Area Extending the Plan Effectiveness Deadline, Repayment of Indebtedness Deadline and Tax Increment Receipt Deadline Pursuant to SB 1045” by roll call vote.

G-2d. (City Council)  Approve for Introduction Ordinance No. 3793 Amending the Southeast Coastal Redevelopment Plan to Extend by One Year the Plan Effectiveness Deadline, Payment of Indebtedness Deadline, and Tax Increment Receipt Pursuant to California State Legislature No. SB 1045

Communication submitted by the Director of Economic Development transmitting the following

Statement of Issue:
As a component of the Fiscal Year 2003-2004 State budget, the Legislature adopted SB 1045, which required every Redevelopment Agency to make a payment to the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF).  Agencies that paid are permitted to extend, by one year, the time limit on the effectiveness of the plan and the time limit on the receipt of tax increment funds.  In 2003-2004 the Huntington Beach Redevelopment Agency paid into the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF).  By adopting this ordinance, the Huntington Beach Redevelopment Plan is amended to extend these limitations.

Recommended Action:  After City Clerk reads by title, Approve Introduction of Ordinance
No. 3793, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach, California, Amending the Redevelopment Plan for the Southeast Coastal Redevelopment Project Area Extending the Plan Effectiveness Deadline, Repayment of Indebtedness Deadline and Tax Increment Receipt Deadline Pursuant to SB 1045” by roll call vote.

Council Comments – (Not Agendized)

At this time Councilmembers may report on items not specifically described on the agenda which are of interest to the community.  No action or discussion may be taken except to provide staff direction to report back or to place the item on a future agenda.

Council/Agency Adjournment to Monday, November 19, 2007, at 4:00 p.m., in Room B-8, Civic Center, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California

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JOAN L. FLYNN, CITY CLERK
City of Huntington Beach
2000 Main Street - Second Floor
Huntington Beach, California 92648
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