City Council Meeting Recap
September 5, 2023
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OPENING OF REGULAR MEETING
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
- August 15, 2023 City Council Meeting Minutes
Second Reading / Ordinance No. 15, Series 2023 / Short-Term Rental Regulations
Second Reading / Ordinance No. 16, Series 2023 / Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations
Change Order No. 5 / RN Civil Construction / Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project
Change Order No. 3 / Otak, Inc. / South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project Construction Management Services
CITY COUNCIL / PLANNING COMMISSION JOINT WORKSHOP MEETING
Draft Multimodal Transportation Plan
The City initiated its first comprehensive transportation planning effort, the Multimodal Transportation Plan (MMTP), in the Spring of 2021. Since then, the City has adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan, collected data on existing and future conditions, engaged with the community on key issues, and developed a planning framework and modal plans for driving, walking, bicycling, and transit.
This workshop provided Planning Commission and City Council an opportunity to provide input on the draft MMTP document, including the recently developed implementation plan and corridor profile sections. The full draft is available for review and public comment at lafayetteco.gov/MMTP.
Working with the Unhoused – Services and Resources
Staff presented information regarding the City’s approach to balancing the concerns of some and the rights of others as it pertains to unhoused individuals in our community. Lafayette takes a holistic, human-centered approach to the concerns and will not criminalize an individual for being unhoused. The City will listen to concerns from impacted individuals and work toward proactive solutions; will provide available resources and information when applicable; and will continue to work toward the best solution for all knowing that the City does not have unlimited resources or legal authority to meet every expectation and the legal landscape is constantly changing.
Lafayette will review concerns and complaints on a case-by-case basis and evaluate each to determine whether a code violation or safety hazard exists and handle it via internal procedures. A determination is made whether the concern is on private property or public property and will address the issue based on that designation and offer support from co-responders to provide resources to individuals if they want them.
APPROVED 6-0: Contract / American Civil Constructors, LLC / State Highway 7 & 119th Street Intersection Improvements Project
American Civil Constructors, LLC, responded to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide services for the State Highway 7 and 119th Street Intersection Improvement Project. The funding for this contract is allocated in the 2023 Budget and will be carried forward in the 2024 Budget. This regionally significant intersection experiences severe congestion for many hours of the day. Traffic has been increasing and is anticipated to continue to increase given significant growth in the surrounding communities, including the Willoughby Corner (Lafayette) and Parkdale (Erie) developments currently underway.
Appointments to the Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission
Council approved the following individuals be appointed to serve one-year terms; Abigail Aguirre Garcia, Isa Brady, Josie Briggs, Eliza Ciplet, Eveyln Colin, Emiliano de la Torre-Monge, Cullen Ferron, Dante Flores, Olin Harrison Anguiano, Matthew Hinojosa, Zoya Khan, Ellen Lu, Wyatt Lunz, Fiona Muller, Gael Tec Verde, Diego Colin, Jaden Crawley, Morgan Kirk, Brook Mueller-Scott, Shreya Senthilkumar, Kayla Uselton, Emory Vazquez, and Mason Widman.
City Administrator’s Report
Final Art Night out is this Friday. The Xeriscape project at the Library will begin early next week and last three to four weeks. The Mental Health and Human Services application period closes on Sept. 12. The Open Space Department was awarded an Excellent in Education Award for the Lafayette Birds! Program. The South Boulder Road Multimodal Project will be shifting traffic to the south side of the street this week on a portion of the corridor, with the remaining traffic shift to occur by the end of September.
Lafayette Communities that Care (CTC) 2023 Funding Request
In August, CTC provided a presentation and requested an additional year of funding for this pilot program. Council motioned and approved to allocate public safety tax funding in the amount of $85,000 for an additional year.
Mayor JD Mangat: Centaurus is looking to host a Homecoming Parade in 2024. The City may be able include broader community participation.
Mayor Pro Tem Wong: Acknowledged that Art Night Out has been very successful this year. Saturday is the Brew Fest and will be held in the Morrell Printing parking lot.
Councilor Barnes: There will be a CC4CA opportunity to comment on carbon sequestration.
Councilor Walton: Would like to provide information about the difference between Council Contact Us versus Public Input Forms.
For a complete listing of all agenda items (in English and Spanish) and staff reports visit www.lafayetteco.gov/agendas.