Joanne Mounce

Lodi City Council

Voting History - 2006 

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Following is my voting history for the year shown, as recorded by the City Clerk. Events are shown from the most recent to oldest.

December 20, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hitchcock, Mounce second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-230 approving the AB1234 Expense Reimbursement Policy.

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Mayor Pro Tempore Mounce, Hansen second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-233 implementing the treatment and direct utilization of the surface water supply from the Woodbridge Irrigation District annual 6,000 acre-feet contractual allotment and authorizing solicitation of proposals for technical studies of implementing this option. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Katzakian, Mounce, and Mayor Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Hitchcock second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-234 amending the Electric Utility Department Rules and Regulations Nos. 13, 15, and 16 to recover the full cost of expanding the electric distribution system from new electric load to be effective 60 days after adoption.

November 29, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson, Beckman second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-213 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Joint Funding Agreement with the city of Stockton for the Joint Recycled Water Expanded Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan, appropriating funds in the amount of $50,000, and authorizing appointment of Council Member Mounce to participate on the consultant selection team.

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hansen second, unanimously selected Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson and Council Member Mounce to serve on a financial advisor selection committee

November 15, 2006

MOTION #1 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-209 certifying the final Lodi Annexation EIR (EIR-05-01), adopting Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations, and adopting the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Southwest Gateway Annexation Project.
The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-210 approving and forwarding to San Joaquin Local Area Formation Commission for action the request of Tom Doucette, FCB, for an annexation of the 257.76 project acres, the City initiated annexation for 47.79 contiguous acres, outside of the project area, and the request of two property owners on Harney Lane to annex two acres of land into the corporate limits of the City of Lodi (Southwest Gateway, other annexation areas, and 565 and 603 East Harney Lane). The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #3 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-211 approving the City initiated request for an amendment to the land use element of the General Plan to redesignate the other annexation areas to MDR (Medium Density Residential); and the request of two property owners on Harney Lane for an amendment to the land use element of the General Plan to redesignate 565 and 603 East Harney Lane to PR (Planned Residential). The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #4 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, introduced Ordinance No. 1787 approving the request of Tom Doucette, FCB, for pre-zoning to PD (Planned Development) of 257.76 acres (Southwest Gateway Project) and two parcels on Harney Lane (565 and 603 East Harney Lane); and pre-zoning to R-MD (Medium Density Multifamily Residence) on 47.79 acres (other areas to be annexed). The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #5 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, introduced Ordinance No. 1788 adopting a Development Agreement pertaining to the development of 257.76 acres located on the west side of Lower Sacramento Road between Highway 12-Kettleman Lane and Harney Lane (Southwest Gateway) (Development Agreement GM-05-001), to incorporate the Settlement Agreement between the City of Lodi, FCB, and COG as Exhibit K to the agreement. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #6 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-212 approving the request of Tom Doucette, FCB, for an amendment to the Bicycle Transportation Master Plan to implement the Southwest Gateway Development Plan. The motion carried by the following vote:

(I voted against this piece because the bicycle paths are all not class 1 as promised.)

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

October 18, 2006

MOTION #2:

Mayor Hitchcock made a motion to adopt resolution levying annual (2007) assessment for Downtown Lodi Business Improvement Area No. 1 and confirming the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership (DLBP) 2006-07 Annual Report. The motion died for lack of a second.

MOTION #3:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson made a motion, Mounce second, to approve the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report, with the elimination of the levy of assessment. City Attorney Schwabauer pointed out that it was unnecessary to approve the DLBP Report, as it was previously approved at the regular Council meeting of October 4, 2006.

MOTION #4 / VOTE:

Council Member Mounce made a motion, Johnson second, to adopt a resolution levying annual (2007) assessment, without the proposed 20% increase, and confirming the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report; and further to require the DLBP to have a full audit performed on its financial records in order to address the concerns of the business owners and review the matter in six months to determine whether or not to assess the 20% increase. The motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

Council Member Beckman suggested tabling the item to modify the structure of the organization. City Manager King stated the two camps associated with business improvement districts are the “David Kilborn Model” and “Marco LiMandri Model” and stated the City’s current set up is based on the Kilborn model. Mr. Beckman suggested contacting Marco LiMandri.

MOTION #5:

Council Member Beckman made a motion to direct the City Manager to contact Marco LiMandri regarding the possibility of contracting with him as a consultant to address the issues brought forward by the business owners. The motion died for lack of a second.
City Attorney Schwabauer advised that tabling the matter past September would result in operational difficulties for the DLBP because it would legally exist but there would be no funding.

Council Member Johnson inquired about holding the current level assessment while providing research time for the LiMandri model. City Attorney Schwabauer stated the legal mechanism to do that is to approve the existing assessment and return in six months with a revised assessment, which would require additional procedures.

MOTION #6 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Hitchcock second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-190 levying annual (2007) assessment for Downtown Lodi Business Improvement Area No. 1, as submitted (i.e. including the 20% increase in the assessment), and confirming the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

Further, Council Member Hansen suggested that the DLBP address the issues raised by the property owners and that it review other potential models under which it could be formulated.

October 18, 2006

MOTION #2:

Mayor Hitchcock made a motion to adopt resolution levying annual (2007) assessment for Downtown Lodi Business Improvement Area No. 1 and confirming the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership (DLBP) 2006-07 Annual Report. The motion died for lack of a second.

MOTION #3:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson made a motion, Mounce second, to approve the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report, with the elimination of the levy of assessment. City Attorney Schwabauer pointed out that it was unnecessary to approve the DLBP Report, as it was previously approved at the regular Council meeting of October 4, 2006.

MOTION #4 / VOTE:

Council Member Mounce made a motion, Johnson second, to adopt a resolution levying annual (2007) assessment, without the proposed 20% increase, and confirming the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report; and further to require the DLBP to have a full audit performed on its financial records in order to address the concerns of the business owners and review the matter in six months to determine whether or not to assess the 20% increase. The motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

Council Member Beckman suggested tabling the item to modify the structure of the organization. City Manager King stated the two camps associated with business improvement districts are the “David Kilborn Model” and “Marco LiMandri Model” and stated the City’s current set up is based on the Kilborn model. Mr. Beckman suggested contacting Marco LiMandri.

MOTION #5:

Council Member Beckman made a motion to direct the City Manager to contact Marco LiMandri regarding the possibility of contracting with him as a consultant to address the issues brought forward by the business owners. The motion died for lack of a second.
City Attorney Schwabauer advised that tabling the matter past September would result in operational difficulties for the DLBP because it would legally exist but there would be no funding.

Council Member Johnson inquired about holding the current level assessment while providing research time for the LiMandri model. City Attorney Schwabauer stated the legal mechanism to do that is to approve the existing assessment and return in six months with a revised assessment, which would require additional procedures.

MOTION #6 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Hitchcock second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-190 levying annual (2007) assessment for Downtown Lodi Business Improvement Area No. 1, as submitted (i.e. including the 20% increase in the assessment), and confirming the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

Further, Council Member Hansen suggested that the DLBP address the issues raised by the property owners and that it review other potential models under which it could be formulated.

October 18, 2006

MOTION #2:

Mayor Hitchcock made a motion to adopt resolution levying annual (2007) assessment for Downtown Lodi Business Improvement Area No. 1 and confirming the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership (DLBP) 2006-07 Annual Report. The motion died for lack of a second.

MOTION #3:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson made a motion, Mounce second, to approve the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report, with the elimination of the levy of assessment. City Attorney Schwabauer pointed out that it was unnecessary to approve the DLBP Report, as it was previously approved at the regular Council meeting of October 4, 2006.

MOTION #4 / VOTE:

Council Member Mounce made a motion, Johnson second, to adopt a resolution levying annual (2007) assessment, without the proposed 20% increase, and confirming the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report; and further to require the DLBP to have a full audit performed on its financial records in order to address the concerns of the business owners and review the matter in six months to determine whether or not to assess the 20% increase. The motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

Council Member Beckman suggested tabling the item to modify the structure of the organization. City Manager King stated the two camps associated with business improvement districts are the “David Kilborn Model” and “Marco LiMandri Model” and stated the City’s current set up is based on the Kilborn model. Mr. Beckman suggested contacting Marco LiMandri.

MOTION #5:

Council Member Beckman made a motion to direct the City Manager to contact Marco LiMandri regarding the possibility of contracting with him as a consultant to address the issues brought forward by the business owners. The motion died for lack of a second.
City Attorney Schwabauer advised that tabling the matter past September would result in operational difficulties for the DLBP because it would legally exist but there would be no funding.

Council Member Johnson inquired about holding the current level assessment while providing research time for the LiMandri model. City Attorney Schwabauer stated the legal mechanism to do that is to approve the existing assessment and return in six months with a revised assessment, which would require additional procedures.

MOTION #6 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Hitchcock second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-190 levying annual (2007) assessment for Downtown Lodi Business Improvement Area No. 1, as submitted (i.e. including the 20% increase in the assessment), and confirming the DLBP 2006-07 Annual Report. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

Further, Council Member Hansen suggested that the DLBP address the issues raised by the property owners and that it review other potential models under which it could be formulated.

October 4, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Hansen second, unanimously accepted donations from citizens, businesses, and service clubs to be used for various park amenities and improvements to Lodi Lake Park and other locations in honor of Lodi’s Centennial celebration.

MOTION #1:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hitchcock second, to allow the two trees behind the property at 1823 Blackbird Court to be removed and replaced at the property owner’s expense.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock stated that she did not want to set a precedent by having the City pay to remove healthy trees.

Council Member Hansen stated he would not support the motion, as this comes down to a degree of opinion as to how much of a nuisance this is, and he would instead support a compromise of sharing the cost.

Council Member Mounce believed the City should remove and replace the trees with the costs shared between the property owner and the City.

VOTE:

The motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Johnson second, authorized the removal and replacement of the two trees behind the property at 1823 Blackbird Court with a compromise of sharing the cost equally. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Beckman and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

October 4, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Hansen second, unanimously accepted donations from citizens, businesses, and service clubs to be used for various park amenities and improvements to Lodi Lake Park and other locations in honor of Lodi’s Centennial celebration.

MOTION #1:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hitchcock second, to allow the two trees behind the property at 1823 Blackbird Court to be removed and replaced at the property owner’s expense.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock stated that she did not want to set a precedent by having the City pay to remove healthy trees.

Council Member Hansen stated he would not support the motion, as this comes down to a degree of opinion as to how much of a nuisance this is, and he would instead support a compromise of sharing the cost.

Council Member Mounce believed the City should remove and replace the trees with the costs shared between the property owner and the City.

VOTE:

The motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Johnson second, authorized the removal and replacement of the two trees behind the property at 1823 Blackbird Court with a compromise of sharing the cost equally. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Beckman and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

August 30, 2006

MOTION #1:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Johnson second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-162 certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (06-EIR-01), adopting the findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations, and adopting the Mitigation Monitoring Program prepared for the Reynolds Ranch project.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce stated she supports the reuse of the historical Morris-Skinner Ranch House and the water tower, the jobs this will bring to Lodi, the developer’s willingness to relocate the Moose Lodge and its members, and the high-density housing. She, unfortunately, could not support the project because the agricultural mitigation was not sufficient and because she believed there was inefficient water supply for the project.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Johnson second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-163 approving a General Plan amendment for development of an office building, retail commercial uses, 1,084 dwelling units, and associated public facilities (Reynolds Ranch project) on 220 acres located on the south side of Harney Lane between State Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad to the west. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #3 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hansen second, introduced Ordinance No. 1784 re-classifying 220 acres located on the south side of Harney Lane between State Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad to the west (Reynolds Ranch) from San Joaquin County AG-40 (Agriculture, General, minimum 40 acres) zone to City of Lodi PD (Planned Development) zone, which includes designations specific to housing, commercial, office, and public/quasi-public (zone change 06-Z-02). The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #4 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hansen second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-164 approving the request of Dale Gillespie, on behalf of San Joaquin Valley Land Company LLC, for an annexation to allow general development plan approval for development of an office building, retail commercial uses, 1,084 dwelling units, and associated public facilities (Reynolds Ranch Project) on 220 acres located on the south side of Harney Lane between State Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad to the west. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #5:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Johnson second, to introduce Ordinance No. 1785 adopting a Development Agreement pertaining to the development of 220 acres located on the south side of Harney Lane between State Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad to the west (Reynolds Ranch) (Development Agreement
06-GM-01), which incorporates the Settlement Agreement between the City of Lodi, San Joaquin Valley Land Company, and Citizens for Open Government.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Hansen expressed support for the east side rehabilitation program and stated he would be willing to look at options on how to structure the program.
Council Member Mounce reiterated her desire that all income received as part of the development agreement be deposited into restricted accounts in order to protect those funds. She suggested the money be set aside in a certificate of deposit that would gain interest. She stressed that she would like to see the east side rehabilitation project be for structural improvements in order to change the deficient housing stock on the east side and that this language become a permanent requirement in future development agreements. She further hoped this program would address the need for low-interest loans to homeowners that would create a revolving pot of funds for long-term changes on the east side, similar to that of the Community Development Block Grant funding program for economic development.

City Manager King suggested that, if so desired, Council could make a subsequent motion following approval of the development agreement to prohibit the expenditure of these funds for the first year. He pointed out that Council would also, as required by law, annually review the status of the development agreement.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

August 16, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-159 awarding the contract for upgrades to Carnegie Forum audio/visual presentation equipment to Anderson Audio Visual, of Sacramento, in the amount of $18,713.75. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hansen second, to set public hearing for September 6, 2006, to consider two appeals of the Planning Commission’s site and architectural plan approval for the Vineyard Christian Middle School located at 2301 West Lodi Avenue (Appellants: Vineyard Christian Middle School and David Johnson et al., regarding File #06-SP-06).

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce expressed her disappointment and added she would not expect others to postpone their City business.
Mayor Hitchcock stated she would not support the motion as she believed Council needs to respect requests from Council Members, as well as from appellants, in setting a date that works well.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson made a motion, Beckman second, to not move forward with a growth moratorium.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock stated that the City may not feel the effects of growth tomorrow, but it would in the future once the proposed 4,000 homes were in place. She questioned if the City was superseding the Growth Management Ordinance by developing outside of the established priority areas, to which Mr. Schwabauer replied in the affirmative.
Council Member Mounce reported that she received information recently that the city of Stockton is number one in California on the number of foreclosures on new homes purchased in the last one to two years. She believed that a 45-day break to reassess and consider the direction of the City was reasonable and stated she would be supportive of a temporary growth moratorium.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION / VOTE:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson made a motion, Beckman second, to introduce Ordinance No. 1783 amending Lodi Municipal Code Title 5 – Permits and Regulations – by adding Chapter 5.25, “Pedicabs.” The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

August 2, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Mounce second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-150 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the World of Wonders Science Museum for an option to lease and a subsequent lease of retail space in the Lodi Station Parking Structure.

MOTION:

Council Member Hansen made a motion, Beckman second, to authorize the City Manager to negotiate a land lease with the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin for construction of a Family Resource Center at Blakely Park and further to approve 40 hours in-kind project management assistance from the Public Works Department prior to execution of the lease.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock stated that this is a neighborhood park, which is intended to meet the needs of the neighborhood, and Council heard from residents in the area expressing support for CPF in order to address its safety concerns and because of its convenient location and valuable services. CPF is asking for space and in-kind services, not for the City to construct the building, and Mayor Hitchcock supported the request.

VOTE:

The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #1:

Council Member Hansen made a motion, Beckman second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-151 amending Traffic Resolution 97-148 by approving speed limit modifications as follows:

  • Increase Century Boulevard between Hutchins Street and Church Street from 25 to 30 miles per hour;

  • Increase Kettleman Lane between Beckman Road and east City limits from 40 to 45 miles per hour;

  • Reduce Century Boulevard between west City limits and Ham Lane from 45 to 40 miles per hour; and

  • Reduce Loma Drive between Elm Street and Lockeford Street from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce requested that the motion be split into two votes as she was not in favor of increasing the speed limits. She felt that 85% of the drivers were not abiding by the current speeds and they were being rewarded by changing the speed limit.

AMENDED MOTION #1 / VOTE:

Council Member Hansen amended his motion, Beckman second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-151 amending Traffic Resolution 97-148 by approving speed limit modifications as follows:

  • Increase Century Boulevard between Hutchins Street and Church Street from 25 to 30 miles per hour; and

  • Increase Kettleman Lane between Beckman Road and east City limits from 40 to 45 miles per hour.

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-152 amending Traffic Resolution 97-148 by approving speed limit modifications as follows:

  • Reduce Century Boulevard between west City limits and Ham Lane from 45 to 40 miles per hour; and

  • Reduce Loma Drive between Elm Street and Lockeford Street from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

July 19, 2006, 2006

MOTION:

Council Member Hansen made a motion, Mounce second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-140 authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office for Alternative Work Program for general maintenance within the City Parks and Recreation Facilities and Public Works Street Division for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson added for the public’s information that the contract states no persons convicted of sex offenses, weapons crimes in the last two years, drug offenses in the last ten years, child or spousal abuse, crimes of violence, or workers compensation fraud would be participating in this program. He expressed support for this program and was pleased to see that it is a joint venture of Parks and Recreation and Public Works.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by a unanimous vote.

MOTION #1:

Council Member Beckman made a motion to adopt a resolution to affirm the past practice of May 31 closing date for filing applications for residential allocations under the Lodi Growth Management ordinance, and further directed staff to begin processing the applications that were received by May 31 and to return to Council with an amended policy prior to next year. The motion died for lack of a second.

MOTION #2:

Council Member Mounce made a motion, Beckman second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-141 affirming the May 31 closing date for filing applications for residential allocations under the Lodi Growth Management ordinance, thereby not accepting further applications, and directed staff to begin processing the applications that were received by May 31 and to return to Council with a restructured resolution prior to next year.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock stated that she would not support this motion as she was in favor of the hybrid option.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Hansen and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson made a motion, Hansen second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-142 approving a line of credit with Farmers and Merchants Bank for the Lodi Electric Utility in the amount of $3,000,000.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce stated that she would not support this motion due to the errors in the documentation. Mr. Krueger responded that the documentation would be corrected relating to Exhibits A and B and the interest rate language.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #1:

Council Member Hansen made a motion, Beckman second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-143 approving Water Supply Assessment Report for Reynolds Ranch Project.

Council Member Mounce questioned who might challenge this document and how it could be overturned, to which Mr. Hatch answered that any challenge would be associated with the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and development approvals for each of the projects. The action on the water supply assessment reports is required by state law as a precursor to approval of an EIR or development plan.

Mayor Hitchcock stated that she would be voting against this project as it is not currently in the General Plan.

Council Member Mounce believed the numbers did not substantiate the availability of water and stated that she would not support the reports.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-144 approving Water Supply Assessment Report for Westside-Southwest Gateway Project. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

July 5, 2006

MOTION:

Council Member Hansen made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2006-129 authorizing fee adjustments for various Animal Shelter services and approving a shelter spay/neuter voucher program, with a six-month amnesty and educational program to alert the public as to the time period they have to license their animals.

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson asked if Council Member Hansen would modify his motion to extend the amnesty period in order to allow the shelter time to structure and advertise the program, to which Mr. Hansen amended his motion to an eight month amnesty period. Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson seconded the amended motion.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Beckman questioned what residents would be receiving amnesty from, to which Mr. Hansen responded it would be amnesty from the current fees. Based on further discussion, confusion arose as to whether the amnesty would be for all fees or for only the penalties.
Mr. King suggested that the resolution language be amended to reflect an effective date of January or February 2007 so that the current fees are maintained until the resolution takes effect.

Council Member Mounce expressed concern about the penalties for unlicensed animals and believed that many people would not claim their pets in order to avoid paying the fees, which could result in unwanted animals being euthanized.

MOTION AMENDED:

Council Member Hansen amended his motion, Johnson second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-129 authorizing fee adjustments for various Animal Shelter services and approving a shelter spay/neuter voucher program, to be effective February 1, 2007, in order to allow a time period to alert and educate the public as to the time period they have to license their animals.

DISCUSSION:

City Manager King pointed out that the exhibit to the resolution did not include all of the fees included in the staff report and that it would be corrected.

VOTE:

The above amended motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hansen second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-130 establishing low-income discounts for water and sewer services and to adopt Resolution No. 2006-131 ordering that a measure be submitted to the voters at the November 7, 2006, General Municipal Election relating to low-income discounts for water and sewer services.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce expressed concern that the measure would fail and opted for not placing it on the ballot. She believed it was unlikely that it would be challenged.

Mayor Hitchcock encouraged Council Members to join with her in writing a ballot argument in support of the measure.

Council Member Hansen agreed with the concern that the measure may not pass; however, he believed the Council had a responsibility to fulfill its promise of placing it on the ballot as Council directed in 2004.
Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson stated that he supports discounts for senior citizens and low-income citizens citywide and would not support placing the measure on the ballot.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hansen second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-133 adopting the 2006-07 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007, and approving the 2006-07 Appropriations Spending Limit, which incorporates the changes of 1) increasing funding for graffiti abatement officer to $60,000 and 2) eliminating the economic development coordinator position. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Johnson second, to approve the proposed Grape Bowl concept plan, which includes the following elements: 1) design concept (filed); 2) formation of a 501c3 non-profit organization to begin fund-raising efforts; 3) Grape Bowl Ad Hoc Committee will recess for one year; 4) mitigation measures at the Grape Bowl (i.e. repair tripping hazards, provide disabled parking, portable restrooms, wheel chair spaces at lower level, etc.); 5) City to implement a ticket surcharge for the purpose of a Grape Bowl mitigation fund; and 6) Grape Bowl Ad Hoc Committee to reconvene in July 2007 to develop final recommendations to the City.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Beckman questioned if his motion should include a dollar amount for the ticket surcharge, to which Mr. King responded that the amount would be a topic of separate discussion and that staff would further research and discuss the matter with the school district.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Following reading of the title of Ordinance No. 1780 entitled, "An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lodi Imposing a Transactions and Use Tax to be Administered by the State Board of Equalization and Adding Chapter 3.09 to the Lodi Municipal Code," having been introduced at a regular meeting of the Lodi City Council held June 21, 2006, the City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Johnson second, waived reading of the ordinance in full and adopted and ordered it to print by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – None

NOTE: Council Member Beckman abstained from voting on this matter without stating a reason, and in accordance with Lodi Municipal Code Section 2.04.140, his silence was recorded as an affirmative vote.

June 27, 2006

MOTION/ VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hansen second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-125 authorizing the continuation of expenditures from July 1, 2006 through July 6, 2006. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

June 21, 2006

MOTION:

Council Member Mounce made a motion, Hitchcock second, to introduce Ordinance No. 1780 imposing a transactions and use tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization and adding Chapter 3.09 to the Lodi Municipal Code to be effective April 1, 2007, if approved by the voters at the November 7, 2006, General Municipal Election.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock clarified that the City Council is not voting for or against the Fire and Facilities Sales Tax initiative; it is only voting to introduce the ordinance as required by the BOE.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by a unanimous vote.

NOTE: Council Member Beckman abstained from voting on this matter without stating a reason, and in accordance with Lodi Municipal Code Section 2.04.140, his silence was recorded as an affirmative vote.

MOTION #1:

Council Member Hansen made a motion, Johnson second, to adopt a resolution implementing the treatment and direct utilization of the surface water supply from the Woodbridge Irrigation District contractual allotment and authorizing solicitation of proposals for technical studies of implementing this option.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock stated that her decision comes down to cost and she expressed concern that, due to the City’s current financial position, it would fall onto the ratepayers. She was in favor of pursuing a lease for a groundwater recharge project.

Council Member Beckman stated that cost is incredibly important and he would not support a water treatment plant. When the WID water agreement came before Council, he reluctantly voted in favor of it, but only because it would go toward recharge. Had he known the City would not be recharging the water and that it would instead build a water treatment plant on a 40-year agreement in addition to paying $200 an acre foot for water, he would not have supported the agreement.

Council Member Mounce stated that she supported the treat and drink option; however, she expressed concern about funding this from the water fund, particularly with the water rate reduction initiative on the November ballot, and she could not support this until the outcome of Measure H is known.

VOTE:

The above motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Beckman, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

Council Member Hitchcock made a motion, Beckman second, to implement utilization of the surface water supply from the Woodbridge Irrigation District contractual allotment for groundwater recharge. The motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #3:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hitchcock second, to direct staff to study groundwater recharge proposals and return to Council with direction and/or information to pursue recharge.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Hansen stated that he would be voting against the motion. He agreed with Council Member Mounce’s comment that Council wait until the outcome of the water rate reduction initiative on the November ballot.

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson suggested that Council put a definitive timeline on this to ensure it comes back to Council as the City is wasting an asset by not utilizing the $1.2 million of water each year.

VOTE:

The above motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

City Manager King made the following suggestions, which would gather further information for both the recharge and treat and drink options:

  • Staff begin the process of identifying sites that would accommodate recharge;
  • Proceed in developing whether it is a treat and drink or recharge method;
  • Prepare a model of financing that would show how the City would pay for recharge and recovery of water, as well as a treatment facility; and
  • Schedule this matter to come back before Council following the November election.

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson added that he would like staff to pursue the possibility of a joint venture that could help with the costs.
Mayor Hitchcock stated that she was not interested in a joint project; however, she expressed support for receiving the financing information.

June 7, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-108 implementing previously-authorized Consumer Price Index-based water and wastewater rates. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #1 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-109 accepting the Certificate of Sufficiency of Petition for the Water Rate Reduction Initiative submitted by Jane Lea and Dawn Squires. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #2:

Council Member Mounce made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2006-110 placing the measure on the ballot for the November 7, 2006, General Municipal Election. Council Member Beckman asked if the motion would include ordering the analysis, to which Ms. Mounce replied in the affirmative. Council Member Beckman seconded the motion.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Hansen questioned if ordering the reports would still allow for the measure to be on the November ballot, to which Ms. Perrin replied in the affirmative.

City Manager King suggested that Council order the item to be placed on the ballot and then direct staff to prepare reports on the impacts.

MOTION AMENDED:

Council Member Mounce amended the motion, Beckman second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-110 placing the measure on the ballot for the November 7, 2006, General Municipal Election and further ordering a report on the initiative’s effect on municipal operations.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson clarified that the reports would not have an affect on placing the measure on the ballot.

Council Member Hansen reiterated a previous request of his to receive a report on the impact of this measure on the budget if it is passed.
City Manager King replied that the Council has two choices from where to take the money should the measure pass: from the water and wastewater infrastructure replacement fund or out of the general fund either proportionately across all departments or targeting particular departments.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-111 setting priorities for filing written arguments regarding the Fire and Facilities Sales Tax and Water Rate Reduction measures scheduled for the November 7, 2006, General Municipal Election and directing the City Attorney to prepare an impartial analysis. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

May 17, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hansen second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-93 amending Traffic Resolution 97-148 by approving the speed limit modifications, which reduces the speed limit from 35 to 30 miles per hour on Brandywine Drive and increases the speed limit from 40 to 45 miles per hour on Pine Street from Guild Avenue to east City limits. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hitchcock second, directed staff to bring this matter back to Council as soon as possible with the site and architectural plans that have been prepared by the Community Partnership for Families for the proposed Family Resource Center and that staff return with information related to vandalism and police reports associated with the public restrooms at Blakely Park. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Mounce second, unanimously directed the City Manager to enter into negotiations with the Lodi Science Museum and/or other alternative actions as deemed necessary regarding leasing Downtown Lodi Parking Garage retail space.

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Mounce second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-94 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Dyett & Bhatia in the amount of $920,020 for contract services related to the preparation of the General Plan update.

May 3, 2006

MOTION/ VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hansen second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-78 amending Public Works Department engineering fees for various development services; amending Community Improvement fees for administrative procedures; and amending Planning fees to add pre-development review and hourly charges.

MOTION #1 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Johnson second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-81 complying with the order of the San Joaquin County Superior Court dated February 10, 2006, to vacate approval of the resolutions regarding the Lodi Shopping Center: a) certification of Environmental Impact Report 03-01 (SC#2003042113); b) approval of Use Permit U-02-12; and c) approval of Tentative Parcel Map 03-P-001. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Beckman

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Johnson second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-82 authorizing the City Manager to execute two agreements to prepare Environmental Impact Report amendments for the Lodi Shopping Center: one with Pacific Municipal Consultants for $72,000 and one with Bay Area Economics for $46,075. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Beckman

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Johnson second, to authorize the City Manager to fill a previously “frozen” Junior/Assistant/Associate Planner position in the Community Development Department.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce pointed out that if there was a backlog of work then the community would grow slower, which she was in favor of.

VOTE:

The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

April 19, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Mounce second, unanimously authorized the Mayor to sign letters of opposition (without the mention of specific legislation) to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce bill, Communications, Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006 (Barton-Rush), and the California State Assembly bill, AB 2987 (Nunez), to prevent the pre-emption of local control of cable television franchises.

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hansen second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-70 upholding the Planning Commission’s decision and approving the request of Lodi Avenue Baptist Church for a Use Permit to allow Vineyard Christian Middle School to locate on church property at 2301 West Lodi Avenue, subject to the conditions as recommended by the planning commission.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce expressed concern regarding parking. She preferred to view finished plans and SPARC review prior to making a decision. She noted that personal property rights also include all the people who own property in the neighborhood surrounding the project.

Council Member Hansen had confidence in the conditional use process and noted that it could be revoked if promises and conditions were not adhered to.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION #1:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hitchcock second, to NOT pursue a water treatment plant and to explore other options.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson and Council Member Mounce indicated support for the water treatment plant option; however, both were willing to wait six weeks for the test results at the Micke Grove property.

Council Member Hansen stated that he wanted Lodi to receive 100% of the benefit from the WID water.

VOTE:

The above motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Mounce second, voted to delay action for six weeks to allow for the Northern San Joaquin Water Conservation District to complete its groundwater recharge studies and directed staff to evaluate and report back to Council with cost estimates for groundwater recharge versus a water treatment plant, cost implications of buying versus leasing property, and an analysis of water chemistry issues at the proposed Micke Grove site for the groundwater recharge project. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Beckman

Absent: Council Members – None

April 5, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Johnson second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-54 in support of Senate Bill 1554 regarding local publicly-owned electric utilities: cost responsibility surcharge (exit fees). The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Beckman

MOTION/ VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Mounce second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-55 to display the National motto, “In God We Trust,” on a plaque in the lobby of Carnegie Forum. The motion carried by the vote shown below:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Beckman

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Hitchcock second, introduced the following ordinances:

  • Ordinance No. 1777 entitled, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lodi Amending Lodi Municipal Code Title 1 – General Provisions – by Creating and Adding Chapter 1.10, ‘Administrative Enforcement Provisions’”; and

  • Ordinance No. 1778 entitled, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lodi Amending Lodi Municipal Code by Repealing Chapter 2.34, ‘Administrative Procedures for Administrative Proceedings,’ In Its Entirety; Repealing and Reenacting Section 3.01.460, Business Tax Certification – ‘Enforcement’; Repealing and Reenacting Section 10.56.020 (J), (K), and (L)-(1), Removal of Vehicles – ‘Removal from Private Property’; Amending Building Code Section 15.04.060, ‘Violation-Misdemeanor,’ by Adding Section (C); Repealing and Reenacting Chapter 15.24, ‘Housing Code,’ Sections 15.24.30 – 15.24.70 and Sections 15.24.090 – 15.24.100; Repealing and Reenacting Sections 15.28.030, 15.28.070, 15.28.080, 15.28.090, 15.28.100, 15.28.120, and 15.28.140, Relating to the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Code; Repealing Sections 15.30.040 – 15.30.220 and Reenacting Sections 15.30.040 – 15.30.060 Relating to Property Maintenance and the Designation of Certain Kinds of Nuisances; and Amending Chapter 15.31, ‘Weed and Refuse Abatement,’ by Adding Sections 15.31.150 – 15.31.170.”

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Beckman

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Mounce second, to introduce the following ordinances, with language amendments to both as shown below:

“(b) If any property taken through eminent domain after the effective date of this Ordinance ceases to be used for the stated public use, within ten years of its original acquisition, the former owner of the property or a beneficiary or an heir, if a beneficiary or heir has been designated for this purpose, shall have the right to reacquire the property at the original purchase price or fair market value of the property, whichever is lesser, before the property may be otherwise sold or transferred.”

  • Ordinance No. 1775 entitled, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lodi Amending Title 15 – Buildings and Construction – of the Lodi Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 15.72 Relating to Eminent Domain”; and

  • Ordinance No. 1776 entitled, “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lodi Amending Title 2 – Personnel and Administration – of the Lodi Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 2.52.020 Relating to Eminent Domain.”

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock warned that if the City invested a lot of money in properties the reacquisition language as proposed would strip the City of its investments.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

March 29, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-47 adopting “Livable, Lovable Lodi” as the official motto of the City of Lodi and directed the City Clerk to create a way to incorporate it into Lodi’s Centennial celebration. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #1:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, second by Mounce, directing staff to research the matter and return with a plan for a display of the City, State, and National mottos to be displayed above the Council dais.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Hitchcock was comfortable with the concept of displaying the National motto in a government building. She did not see it as a religious issue and noted that there was a historical precedence. She was opposed to having a large display of all three mottos on the wall above the Council dais as described by Council Member Beckman.

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson stated that he supported the National motto, though he was uncertain about the appropriateness of its placement in the Council Chamber.

Council Member Mounce explained that she had meant for this proposal to be in celebration of patriotism and the country’s heritage. She preferred that a plaque similar to the example in the staff report (filed) be placed in the lobby of the Carnegie Forum with the statement, “On July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law declaring “In God We Trust” the official motto of the United States. Fifty years later, the City of Lodi officially recognizes the historical significance of our national motto in our country’s affairs.”

MOTION WITHDRAWN:

Council Member Mounce withdrew her second, and the motion died for lack of a second.

MOTION #2 / VOTE:

Council Member Mounce made a motion, Hitchcock second, to direct the City Attorney to return with legal analysis on the proposal to place the National motto, “In God We Trust,” in the lobby of the Carnegie Forum.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Hansen mentioned that if Lodi were to vote against the proposal, it would be the only city to do so. He pointed out that Lodi is in violation of a court decision about invocations at City Council meetings. Mr. Hansen recalled that when Council Member Beckman nominated the faith community to receive the 2006 Community Service Award, Mr. Hansen had mentioned to those in attendance at the awards ceremony that he listened to and appreciated the invocations. Mr. Hansen stated that he had struggled with the proposal under consideration, because it led him to further evaluate what the role of government was. He stated that it is not the role of government to tell people what to think, read, or view. As a celebration of history, he would support the proposal to display the National motto. It has been stated that if it is “reduced to a patriotic and historical reference” it makes it defensible, in all probability, in the courts of law. Mr. Hansen did not want the National motto displayed behind the Council dais, however, and stated that as a Council Member he had a responsibility to be open to all who wish to address the Council.

VOTE:

The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson, Mounce second, unanimously directed staff to bring back a proposal to Council that would amend Lodi’s General Plan to expand its sphere of influence to include an area one half mile south of Harney Lane down to one half mile south of Armstrong Road (including the area adjacent to the Micke Grove property) and change the “Residential Urban Reserve” designation to “AG-40 Open Space/Greenbelt.”

March 15, 2006

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Mounce second, to authorize a Memorandum of Understanding with Michael-David Vineyards and Jessie’s Grove Winery to truck industrial effluent to the Lodi industrial wastewater treatment plant in exchange for charging the established industrial rate plus a 50% surcharge and opening a joint Downtown wine tasting room. The above motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION/ VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-44 revising the adopted 2005-06 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005 and ending June 30, 2006. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Mounce second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-45 approving the City Council Protocol Manual. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Mayor Hitchcock

March 1, 2006

MOTION:

Council Member Mounce made a motion, Hitchcock second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-36 approving the projected use of funds for the 2006-07 Federal allocation of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program funds, and further reallocating available funds from previous program years, as recommended.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Beckman stated that, though all of the programs and projects which have requested funding are worthwhile, he could not support federal programs that take tax dollars only to be redistributed later, minus administrative fees.

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson suggested that the Cat Connection funds be reduced to $5,000 with the balance of the funds applied to the Emergency Food Bank “Prime Foods” program.

In reference to the Cat Connection request, Mayor Hitchcock expressed concern that it would fund an ongoing service, rather than expanding or providing a new service. She expressed agreement with Mr. Johnson’s suggestion.

AMENDED MOTION:

Council Member Mounce stated that she did not agree with reducing the Cat Connection’s funding because she felt that its services save taxpayers money; however, she agreed to amend her motion to adopt Resolution No. 2006-36 approving the projected use of funds for the 2006-07 Federal allocation of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program funds, and further reallocating available funds from previous program years, with the amendment of $12,000.50 reallocated from the Emergency Food Bank’s new “Prime Foods” program (versus $7,000.50), and $5,000 reallocated from the Lodi Cat Connection’s spay and neuter programs (versus $10,000).

VOTE:

The above amended motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Beckman

Absent: Council Members – Hansen

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Beckman second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-37 establishing and adjusting rental fees for Parks and Recreation facilities. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Hansen

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Mounce second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-38 establishing and adjusting rental fees for Hutchins Street Square. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – Hansen

Following reading of the title of Ordinance No. 1770 entitled, "An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lodi Amending Lodi Municipal Code Title 12 – Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places – by Adding Chapter 12.03, ‘Sidewalks,’" having been introduced at a regular meeting of the Lodi City Council held February 1, 2006, Mayor Hitchcock made a motion, second by Johnson, to waive reading of the ordinance in full and adopt and order it to print. The motion failed by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Johnson and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Beckman and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – Hansen

Abstain: Council Members – None

February 15, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson, Hitchcock second, introduced Ordinance No. 1772 amending Chapter 13.20, “Electrical Service,” by amending Sections 13.20.175 Schedule MCA, 13.20.190 Schedule EA, 13.20.200 Schedule ED, 13.20.210 Schedule EM, 13.20.220 Schedule MR, 13.20.230 Schedule EL, 13.20.240 Schedule G1, 13.20.250 Schedule G2, 13.20.260 Schedule G3, 13.20.270 Schedule G4, 13.20.280 Schedule G5, and 13.20.310 Schedule I-1 relating to rate schedules; adding Section 13.20.235 Schedule ES, City Facilities Service, and repealing Sections 13.20.202, 13.20.203, and 13.20.204. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Beckman and Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

February 1, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Mounce second, adopted Resolution No. 2006-24 adopting the San Joaquin County Regional Transportation Impact Fee and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Fee Program Operating Agreement. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – None

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – Beckman

MOTION:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hitchcock second, to introduce Ordinance No. 1770 amending Lodi Municipal Code Title 12 – Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places – by adding Chapter 12.03, “Sidewalks,” to place liability on the adjoining property owner as permitted under state law.

DISCUSSION:

Council Member Mounce stated that, as a result of City trees, the sidewalks on the eastside are uneven and in disrepair. She felt that the City had an obligation to repair them all before it asked citizens to correct sidewalk defects and assume liability.

AMENDED MOTION:

The above motion was amended to introduce Ordinance No. 1770 amending Lodi Municipal Code Title 12 – Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places – by adding Chapter 12.03, “Sidewalks,” to place liability on the adjoining property owner as permitted under state law, with the deletion of Section 12.03.040.

VOTE:

The above amended motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

January 18, 2006

Council Member Mounce felt that customers who use machinery to sustain their lives do not have the option to conserve electricity and, therefore, should not be penalized for higher use. She reminded listeners about the Fixed Income program, for which a 5% discount is applied, noting that only 98 customers now receive it and stated that the program should be better advertised.

MOTION #1 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-18 approving the MCA level for customers receiving Medical Rider discounts, which would effectuate a 25% discount from the standard residential rate, and authorized the Finance Director to adjust any bills issued to customers receiving the Medical Rider discount to reflect this decision.

“STRAW VOTE” MOTION #2 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, took a “straw vote” to eliminate the All Electric Home rate. The “straw vote” carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Johnson, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Mounce

Absent: Council Members – None

“STRAW VOTE” MOTION #3 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Mounce second, took a “straw vote” to retain the existing G1 and G2 Community Benefits Incentive Discount with approximately the same level of discount applied to each program. The “straw vote” carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Hansen, Johnson, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Beckman

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION #4 / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Mayor Hitchcock, Beckman second, unanimously set a public hearing for February 15, 2006, to establish a permanent rate structure.
Council Member Mounce and Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson felt that the newly hired Electric Utility Director should have an opportunity to review the document and provide input before Council votes on its approval.

MOTION / VOTE:

Council Member Beckman made a motion, Hansen second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-19 approving the policy entitled, “City of Lodi Energy Risk Management Policies.” The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, Mounce, and Mayor Hitchcock

Noes: Council Members – Johnson

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Beckman second, unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2006-20 authorizing the City Manager and Electric Utility Director to procure energy requirements through fiscal year 2007 at an amount not to exceed $39.8 million.

Council Member Mounce did not believe the project was consistent with the current General Plan and preferred that it be updated before any steps are taken in this process. Ms. Mounce reported that she received calls from property owners in the area who were opposed to the project. Ms. Mounce explained that she would vote against the proposal because she did not have enough information from Blue Shield to make a decision and because Blue Shield will not commit to Lodi at this time.

MOTION / VOTE:

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnson made a motion, Beckman second, to adopt Resolution No. 2006-21 authorizing the City Manager to enter into: 1) a Blue Shield/Reynolds Ranch Annexation Application Reimbursement Agreement and 2) a contract with Willdan to provide engineering/planning support services for a General Plan Amendment, Pre-Zoning, Master Plan/Development Plan, Annexation, and Environmental Impact Report for an approximate 220-acre area up to a half mile south of Harney Lane between State Route 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad for a 20-acre Blue Shield office, an approximate 41-acre regional/community shopping center, and approximately 142 acres of residential uses at a variety of densities and types with a potential 10-acre school site, 29 acres of open space, and a 1-acre fire station. The motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Beckman second, unanimously introduced Ordinance 1769 amending Lodi Municipal Code Title 12 – Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places, by adding Article VI, “Waterfowl and Migratory Birds,” to prohibit the feeding of any waterfowl or migratory birds in any public park or on any public lake, and further directed staff to provide a report to Council in six months regarding its impact.

January 4, 2006

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Hansen second, took the following actions by the vote shown below:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Mounce

Noes: Council Members – Johnson and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

Abstain: Council Members – None

  • Following reading of the title of Ordinance No. 1768 entitled, "An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lodi amending Lodi Municipal Code relating to the establishment of wastewater development impact fees by amending Lodi Municipal Code Title 13 – Public Services – Chapter 13.12, ‘Sewer Service,’ by repealing and reenacting Sections 13.12.020 (5) and (45), 13.12.180 (A), and 13.12.190; and further amending Title 15 – Buildings and Construction – Chapter 15.64, ‘Development Impact Mitigation Fees,’ by amending Section 15.64.10 – adding new paragraph (F) and relettering paragraphs (G) and (H) – repealing and reenacting Sections 15.64.030 (A) and 15.64.040, amending Section 15.64.060 – adding paragraph (C) – and repealing and reenacting Section 15.64.070 (B)," having been introduced at a regular meeting of the Lodi City Council held December 21, 2005, waived reading of the ordinance in full and adopted and ordered it to print;

  • Adopted Resolution No. 2006-06 approving the Wastewater Capacity Impact Fees (with a 1% Public Art fee); and

  • Adopted Resolution No. 2006-07 approving the Wastewater Capacity “High Strength Users” service fees.

Mayor Hitchcock believed that the Police/Fire Training Facility would have voter appeal. In addition, she suggested that greenbelt funding be sought to procure easements.
Council Member Mounce expressed agreement with Ms. Hitchcock.

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Beckman, Johnson second, selected the following project nominations for the San Joaquin Council of Governments’ One Voice trip by the vote shown below:

Ayes: Council Members – Beckman, Hansen, and Johnson

Noes: Council Members – Mounce and Mayor Hitchcock

Absent: Council Members – None

Tier 1 project: Highway 99/12 Interchange Improvements

Tier 2 project: Municipal Service Center Vehicle Maintenance Facility

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Hansen, Mounce second, unanimously voted to continue Community Separator/Greenbelt Task Force deliberations, including establishing more detailed requirements for the Greenbelt study area to be included in a Specific Plan for the target area, which could be incorporated into the General Plan update, and further adopted Resolution No. 2006-09 authorizing the City Manager to prepare a Request for Proposal for Council review and report on what additional data would be achieved and how it would benefit the process, and appropriating up to $50,000.

MOTION / VOTE:

The City Council, on motion of Council Member Mounce, Hansen second, unanimously authorized staff to release RFP for professional consulting services to: 1) update Lodi’s 1991 General Plan, 2) complete a new Traffic Model, and 3) update the existing Parks and Recreation Master Plan.