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CITY OF COTATI April 12, 2005 Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting/Joint Meeting of the City Council And Cotati Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors 201 W. Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931-4217 CALL TO ORDER OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING Mayor Moore called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. ROLL CALL Councilmembers present: Moore, Orchard, Fox, Gilardi, Minnis Staff present: Stubbings, Dorch, Bell, Woltering, Hayes, Stewart, Walter, Woods, Nommsen PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND NOTICE OF WAIVING READING 1. Regular meeting of March 23, 2005 -- Notice of waiving the reading of all ordinances introduced and/or adopted under this agenda It was moved by Gilardi, seconded by Orchard, to approve the minutes of March 23, 2005 and waive the reading of all ordinances introduced and/or adopted under this agenda. Yes: 5 No: 0 ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS Announcements -- Come and join the rescheduled annual Rancho Cotati Little League Parade on Saturday, April 16 th starting from Kotate Park at 9:00 a.m. and ending at Cator Field. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Mayor Lisa Moore. Line the streets and cheer on the over 400 girls and boys from our community. -- A presentation on Laguna Ecology, sponsored by the Community and Environment Commission, will be held Monday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m., the Cotati Room, City Community Center. Learn about the ecology and history of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the unique Cotati reach, which serves as the headwaters of the Laguna. The Cotati Creek Critters, working along with the Cotati Community Commission are restoring and enhancing the creeks in our town. Find out about the exciting possibilities that are available as we form partnerships with local non-profits and government agencies and how you can get involved. -- Rebuilding Together Cotati-Rohnert Park. Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 a.m. Meet at 49er Pet, Rohnert Park. For more information call 588-2219. Mayor Moore called attention to these announcements. -- Police Chief Stewart introduced new Police Officer, Nicolas LaBonte, to Council, staff, and the attending public. Report from Sonoma State University Representative 2. Sonoma State University Representative Substituting for Annette Powell, James J. Reilly reported to Council on various Sonoma State University topics including the news spring break was over, school elections that were held in March and the passage of the increased student fee, SSU’s Student Day of Action on April 20, the City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 2 of 11 18th World of Work/Summer Job Fair, and the newly endowed chairperson for Native American Studies, author and educator, Dr. Greg Sarris Report by Honorary Mayor 3. Melissa Gearing, Technology High School Honorary Mayor Melissa Gearing introduced herself to Council and talked about her interests and hobbies. She said she was especially keen on painting and photography. She also said she wanted to graduate from seminary, and obtain scholarships to help pay for seminary based on her academic performance in high school. Proclamations 4. Honoring Sonoma County’s Volunteers and Declaring the Week of April 17-23, 2005 as National Volunteer Week Mayor Moore asked Councilmember Gilardi to read this proclamation. 5. National Dispatchers Week April 10 – 16, 2005 Mayor Moore asked Councilmember Fox to read this proclamation. CITIZEN BUSINESS George Barich, Cotati, told Council he believed the public should be able to question the Honorary Mayor and the SSU student representative. He said he did not believe the paragraph in the agenda that describes Citizen Business was explained properly. Mr. Barich said he did not appreciate a 3 to 5 minute time limit being imposed on the Citizen Business part of the meeting, and he said Council should give the public the opportunity to speak as long as they wish. Mr. Barich said he wanted to remind Council there is a standing five minute time limit on public time to speak, but at the pleasure of the Mayor the time could be increased if it was a subject that needed clarification or it was in the best interest of the city. Amended at the 4/27/05 City Council meeting. He added you should not have to give your name and address, and the wording of that part of the agenda should be rephrased. Mr. Barich talked about the police facility and the meeting he attended that dealt with the final design of the parking lot. He talked about car ports with solar and photonics to charge electric cars that might be purchased in the future. He said everyone involved in the layout of the parking lot agreed redwood trees should not be planted there because it would block the sunlight. Mr. Barich concluded by saying the trees should be removed and low bushes installed instead. Mark Firestone, Cotati, told Council he had written a letter to the Community Voice about the Northern Gateway, and he said in the letter he made accusations and allegations about backdoor and disingenuous deals going on at the city. He added that Orrin Thiessen said in front of Mr. Firestone the Northern Gateway deal had been talked about for three years. Mr. Firestone said he wanted the area cleaned up and developed but does not like the course of action the city is taking. He said he did not appreciate certain Councilmembers’ comments to the press about the project, and added that could be a Brown Act violation. Mr. Firestone said he thought some development would be good but right now it is too much, and that the city needs to be more open in what they present to the public. Mayor Moore closed Citizen Business. City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 3 of 11 City Attorney Walter said he had responses to several comments made by speakers in Citizen Business. First, he said Council could control the procedure of City Council meetings, and Council legally can limit Citizen Business to three minutes. He also said Council does have the authority to request speakers’ names and addresses, only not for mere attendance. City Attorney Walter concluded by saying Council was under no obligation to allow the public to ask questions in a non-adjudicated fashion. CITY MANAGER REPORT City Manager Stubbings reported that various city staff members, Councilmembers and Planning Commissioners were going to the Planning Institute in Pasadena from April 13 through 15. She added the Northern Gateway Workshop was on April 19, at 7:00 p.m., to answer questions and talk about the project. COUNCILMEMBER DIRECTION ON FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS There were no items at this meeting. CONSENT CALENDAR 6. Rejection of Claim for Damages Against the City of Cotati – Jill Kreun 7. Approval of Resolution Authorizing the Filing a Grant Application Package for the EPA’s Water Quality Cooperative Agreements Grants 8. Direct City Manager to Create an Administrative Policy Regarding Gifts to Employees and Commissioners and Establishing a Monetary Limit for the Value of Gifts from a Single Source to $50 for all Employees and Commissioners (continued from February 23, 2005) 9. Request Approval for Amplified Music at La Plaza Park on Saturday, June 18, 2005 (Garbage Reincarnation – Scrapture Junk Art Contest) 10. Adoption of Resolution 05-20 Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Amendment to Extend the Expiration of the Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement to January 10, 2006 11. Approval of a $200 Payment to the Climate Protection Campaign to Assist Sonoma County Municipalities in the Community Target Setting Process 12. Approval of Resolution Ratifying the Proposition 50 IRWMP Grant Application 13. Adoption of Resolution No. 05-15, Declaring Weeds in the City of Cotati to be a Public Nuisance and Ordering their Abatement and Further Declaring such Nuisance to be a Seasonal and Recurrent Nuisance Subject to Abatement under Government Code § 39562.1, and Setting a Date for Protest Hearing – Janet orchard excused, her property is on the weed list. 14. Adoption of Resolution No. 05-16, authorizing the City Manager and Assistant City Manager, as directed by the City Manager, to accept certificates of acceptance for interest in real property conveyed to the City of Cotati City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 4 of 11 15. Adoption of Resolution No. 05-17, Accepting an Emergency Vehicle Access Easement for Cotati Station Phase II 16. Approval of Notice of Completion for the Cotati Civic Center Project No. E03/23 It was moved by Gilardi, seconded by Fox, to approve Items # 1-8, 11, 12, 14-16 on the Consent Calendar. Yes: 5 No: 0 It was moved by Gilardi, seconded by Fox, to approve Item # 13 on the Consent Calendar. Yes: 4 No: 0 Abstain: 1 (Orchard – conflict of interest, her property is on the weed list) Item # 9 was pulled from the Consent Calendar due to a scheduling conflict. It was moved by Gilardi, seconded by Fox, to continue Item # 9 to the next City Council meeting. Yes: 5 No: 0 Mayor Moore pulled Item # 10 for further discussion. George Barich, Cotati, said he believed a franchise agreement with Comcast Cable would be a virtual monopoly and Comcast needed to give the Cotati community something in return for the contract. Mr. Barich told Council they needed to read the public access clause because that is an important point of negotiation, and he gave examples where Comcast did not want to give access to the public. Mr. Barich said has asked Council for public access since 1994. He said he did not think Comcast should be given an extension unless they were more accountable. Mr. Barich concluded by saying he believed Council would do the right thing. And that he would be willing to help get public access in any way possible. Mayor Moore closed public comment. City Manager Stubbings said it was an extension for 8 months, which would give the city time to renegotiate the public access. Councilmember Fox wanted to know if the city was negotiating alone or with other cities. Assistant City Manager Dorch said there was a possibility of a cooperative agreement with the city of Sonoma. Councilmember Fox asked how Cotati could work collaboratively, and Assistant City Manager Dorch said the important thing was the timing. Councilmember Minnis asked who owned the cable, to which Assistant City Manager Dorch answered it was privately owned. Council ultimately agreed to extend the agreement and to look carefully at re-negotiating the contract. It was moved by Fox, seconded by Gilardi, to approve Item # 10 on the Consent Calendar. Yes: 5 No: 0 REGULAR AGENDA 17. Receive and File Implemented Strategies to Increase Officer Productivity and Availability for Priority Assignments Including Traffic Enforcement Chief Stewart gave the staff report to Council. City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 5 of 11 Mayor Moore opened public comment. George Barich, Cotati, stated he would like to see the issue of volunteers looked at by Council. Mark Firestone, Cotati, said he agreed about using volunteers, and said there is no reason it could not be done in Cotati. Mr. Firestone wanted to know if the changes took place, how the police would handle dog barking because he said it was a nuisance. Mayor Moore closed public comment. Chief Stewart said the police would still respond to barking dogs. He reported training volunteers was in the budget, and he hoped to have a volunteer program up and running in the next four or five months. Mayor Moore asked for a future update for Council on the volunteer issue. 18. Award of Contract to Miller Concrete to Construct the Myrtle Avenue Traffic Island in the Amount of $16,293.00 Assistant City Manager Dorch gave the staff report for this item. Mayor Moore opened public comment. Mark Firestone, Cotati, asked if the $16,293 included landscaping, which it does not. He said he thought it seemed like a lot of money for construction with or without landscaping. He added he did not believe the traffic island would do anything about the traffic. He said he would like to see the $16,293 put aside for a real solution to the traffic problem. Mayor Moore closed public comment. Assistant City Manager Dorch gave additional information to Council regarding the landscaping. Councilmember Fox asked Assistant City Manager Dorch to tell the public what the island would do, to which Assistant City Manager Dorch replied it would keep people from cutting through Benson Lane to East Cotati Avenue, and that he thought it to be a useful deterrent to moderate traffic. Councilmember Fox asked if there was an extension on the proposal, to which Assistant City Manager Dorch answered the bid came in April 5, 2005, so there was additional time. Councilmember Gilardi voiced her concern about students crossing the street in that area and Councilmember Minnis said she thought it would help with pedestrian safety on Myrtle, but not help with the automobile traffic. It was moved by Orchard, seconded by Gilardi, to approve Item #18. Yes: 5 No: 0 19. Provide Direction Regarding the Creation and Implementation of a “Change for Kids Program” for the Purpose of Expanding Existing Recreation Programs for Children in Cotati Finance Director Hayes presented Council with the staff report. Mayor Moore asked about rounding up part of the program, to which Finance Director Hayes replied it was built into the software. City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 6 of 11 Mayor Moore opened and closed public comment. Councilmembers were asked if they wanted more research or more data on the program. They replied they wanted to know about any hidden costs, such as staff and/or advertising costs, to which Finance Director Hayes rejoined those costs would not be significant. Council agreed to pursue this item, and requested a staff report at a future Council meeting after the software was implemented. Mayor Moore recessed the meeting at 8:22 p.m. and reconvened the meeting at 8:45 p.m. 20. Consideration of Creating a Planning Department Subcommittee City Manager Stubbings gave the staff report for this item. Mayor Moore opened and closed public comment. Vice Mayor Orchard said she wanted to know what the subcommittee would do. Councilmember Minnis replied that when she attended Candidate’s Night, there were issues raised concerning the Planning Department, and she was interested in how to better serve the community when dealing with the Planning Department. Vice Mayor Orchard questioned why departmental or personnel issues would not be better dealt with by the City Manager. Councilmember Minnis said it would be a fact finding committee to come up with ways to improve the Planning Department. City Manager Stubbings reported on different strategies she and staff have used to improve the level of service. She added the Planning Department had to respond to complaints on a regular basis because there can bad news associated with permits and timelines and contractors. City Manager Stubbings said there was emphasis on how the Planning Department communicates with its constituents. She added they were making efforts to adjust workload for faster response time, and that much more will come up during the budget process. City Manager Stubbings concluded by saying there was a conscientious effort to make things better in the Planning Department. Councilmember Gilardi commented Planning Departments always seem to have a lot of complaints. She said she thought she saw her role as a Councilmember more as a policy maker, and if there were departmental issues that came up, they should be handled by the City Manager. Councilmember Fox said he would like to see a presentation given to the public on what goes on during an average day in the Planning Department, and that he realized there was misinformation about the Planning Department. He reiterated he wanted to see a presentation, not just from Planning, but from every department, on day to day activities. Vice Mayor Orchard agreed it would be a good idea to present to the public the day to day operations of the various city departments. She said she did not think it was appropriate for the Council to micromanage departments and that City Manager Stubbings should be left to do her job. Vice Mayor Orchard added Planning Director Woltering had made changes to better the Planning Department, and said she did not think a subcommittee was appropriate. Mayor Moore said she had concerns about a subcommittee because fact finding could turn into personnel issues, and added she thought it was good timing to get further information with the upcoming budget planning. Mayor Moore concluded by saying there might be another way to gathering information about the Planning Department without using a citizen check-in sheet, and that she was not in favor of a Planning Subcommittee. City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 7 of 11 It was moved by Gilardi, seconded by Orchard, to forgo the creation of a Planning Subcommittee. Yes: 4 No: 1 (Minnis) 21. Discussion on City Council Interest in Pursuing Alternatives to Current Method of Delivering Law Enforcement and/or Fire Protection Services to City of Cotati City Manager Stubbings introduced Police Chief Stewart, who gave the staff report to Council. Councilmember Minnis reported the Mayor of Sonoma told her that city saved over one million dollars a year, and then Councilmember Minnis said she did not think the financial numbers presented in the staff report accurately reflected savings to the city of Cotati. She also said she did not want officers to lose their jobs, and the police officers in Sonoma were hired by the Sheriff’s department. She stated there would be a savings on legal costs to the city of Cotati. Councilmember Minnis said the point of this agenda item was not for someone to lose their job but to make service more efficient, and this was merely an option. She continued by saying the city would not lose control of the police department, that it was only an option to look at alternatives, and that it would irresponsible to not look at options. Councilmember Minnis concluded by saying the sheriff’s department would be willing to give a presentation to Council if they were asked. Chief Stewart offered some clarification to the staff report financial numbers and said the savings in the city of Sonoma was due, in large part, as a result of downsizing staff. He added Police Chiefs meet each year to discuss ways to pool their resources and he also meets regularly with the City Manager, always evaluating the Police Department to make sure it is an efficient operation for the citizens of Cotati, which he said he believed it was. Mayor Moore opened public comment. Mark Firestone, Cotati, told Council his language was protected under the First Amendment. He then said the issue was not just the police but fire services as well, and the agenda item was not just about outsourcing but was also weighing the option of combining resources with Rohnert Park. Mr. Firestone explained why he was not wearing a sticker that evening, saying he supported the Cotati Police Department. Mr. Firestone said he believed the issue was politicized before it even made it to the agenda. He said his point – and Councilmember Minnis’ point – was not people losing their jobs, and it was important not to lose sight of what the agenda item was really about. Christina Karakozoff, Cotati, said she felt Chief Stewart ran the Police Department frugally and well. She said she was a board member with Rancho Adobe Fire Department and gave some examples of sharing resources with other districts and how it did not work. She asked when you have a good thing going, why change it. She concluded by saying she did not want Council to go any further with this issue. George Barich, Cotati, said the issue had nothing to do with Chief Stewart, but with the money it takes to run a good department as a small city. Mr. Barich said he wondered if the information in the staff report to Council was objective. He pointed out questions about duplicating services, unique services offered, levels of management the city can’t afford, and the police dog program. He said a cost benefit analysis needed to be done on this issue, and suggested hiring a consultant to look at the matter objectively. Mr. Barich maintains consolidation may well be imminent to City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 8 of 11 survival, and that manpower shortages can come about at anytime. He concluded by saying he wondered if the Cotati officers were looking at more attractive pay at different departments. Mayor Moore reminded the public that Council had no authority over the Rancho Adobe Fire District. Linda Farario, Cotati, told Council she had been in a traffic accident the week before, and she felt the main concern of the responding Highway Patrol Officers was getting the traffic flow back to normal, whereas the Cotati officer was concerned for her well being. She said she believed they should be paid more money for the job they do. Brenda Farario, reported he husband was a retired police officer, and they chose to live in Cotati because of its small city values. She said she worked with the Cotati police and found them to be concerned and caring, and she said there was a need to pay them a competitive salary. Jim Keirnan, Cotati, told Council the Sonoma police officers were offered the opportunity to become Sheriff Deputies, but their hire was not automatic. He said this issue has been asked before and already answered, and added every time there a new Councilmember was elected, this issue was revisited. Mr. Keirnan stated hiring a consultant means you’ll get information back based on who hired the consultant. He said the reason the city of Sonoma saved money was because they downsized staff. He concluded by saying he didn’t think the people of Cotati really wanted to rely on the Sheriff’s Department, and he maintained the demoralizing aspect of this issue would be what would cause Cotati Police Officers to look for other jobs. Matt Stapleton, Cotati, said he did not think Councilmember Minnis’ opening comments were accurate. He gave information on his law enforcement background, and told Council what type of law enforcement he wanted in Cotati. He reported on the level of service given by the Cotati police staff and said Cotati would not get that from the Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Stapleton said this was a morale issue that kept coming up time and time again, and added that salary wasn’t everything to law enforcement officers. Doug Anderson, Cotati business owner, said he dealt with the Cotati Police through his business. He said he also had businesses in Santa Rosa and if he gets a call about a problem in Cotati, he is a bit relieved because of how responsive the officers are. He gave some further examples of the good service received from the Cotati Police Department. He said this is one of the reasons they have continued doing business in Cotati for eighteen years. Earnest Heady, Cotati, said he thought it was a good idea to look at the issue to see if money could be saved. He said he wanted to know what the difference was in the square mileage between the cities of Cotati and Sonoma. Mr. Heady said he saw the police profiling motorcycle riders which lost customers at his place of business, but things were getting better. He offered some suggestions on alternatives that would give the citizens the most protection from the Police Department. Kim Kiernan, Cotati dispatcher, said she previously worked as a dispatcher for the Sheriff’s Department. She talked about the teamwork they had together in Cotati, as well as knowing many of the citizens. She asked Council if they could think of any other law enforcement agency in City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 9 of 11 Sonoma County where they do that. Ms. Keirnan added you received professionalism and personal interaction with the Cotati staff which makes for a better level of service. Shirley Span, Cotati business owner, said she had great experiences with the Cotati Police Department, and added it was not an area that Council should cut back. Louise Peterson, Cotati business owner, said she lived in the Sheriff’s jurisdiction and would not call the Sheriff because it would take too long. She reported on problems with different fire and safety entities that have merged and said merged agencies are not always the answer. She concluded by saying her daughter, Amy Fox, agreed with her views. Chris Diaz, Cotati Police Officer, said he did not like seeing people leave the Police Department, said he doesn’t like the morale issue, said he likes the small city atmosphere, and asked Council to make some decisions and get on with it. Lloyd Draper, Cotati, told Council 40 years ago, before Cotati was unincorporated, they were under the sheriff’s jurisdiction and since the response time was not good, they hired police officers. He said he realized having good police officers is not cheap, and added he was happy with the current Police Department. Henry Fuhs, Cotati, recounted when he moved here, he read in the newspaper that Cotati was rated low when it came to safety, but he found that the opposite to be true, a very safe city with good police service. He said he hoped with the increased sales revenue, it would enable increased police salaries. John Ford, Cotati business owner, said they have received great response time from the Police Department. He said if a consultant would come in, they will bring information based on who hired them, and he said he agreed about how this affected morale, and added the department should stay as it is. Jason Yarnall, Cotati Police Officer, gave Council his background on how he came to the city of Cotati. He said he wanted to work in Cotati and he reported to Council on what he did during his last shift. Andrew Hutchins, Cotati, said he gathered most of the public agreed on three points 1) the Police Department offered a high level of service 2) people want to retain the small town feel of Cotati and 3) citizens wanted to retain local control of the Police Department, all of which, Mr. Hutchins stated, was happening at present. Mayor Moore closed public comment. Mayor Moore said she wanted to address that the City Council had no jurisdiction over Rancho Adobe Fire District and the city of Rohnert Park would be undergoing long term changes to its fire and safety departments, besides losing the City Manager. Councilmember Gilardi said looking at merging with Rohnert Park would not be appropriate at this time because they were in transition. Vice Mayor Orchard said Rohnert Park had a long term process to deal with and she wanted to know if the issue of merging police services with Rohnert Park was something that Council City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 10 of 11 wanted to pursue. Councilmember Minnis said she wanted to see a presentation by the Sheriff’s Department to keep options open towards making sure they weren’t overlooking a better way to provide service to the community for less money. Councilmember Fox said Council needed some perspective on this issue. He said Cotati was getting a great bang for its buck and that many cities in California who are now contracting police services out are going back to having their own force. He said he can understand why the first budget item looked at is Police Services because the Police Department is a large part of the budget. He said police services are the number one service offered to the community, and while it makes sense fiscally to look at outside services, having that service is something the city was founded on. Councilmember Fox said it was important not to look at it not as a short term fiscal solution, as opposed to a long term service to the citizens of the city. He added he believed the Sheriff’s Department worked on the defensive, while the Cotati Police Department worked proactively. Councilmember Gilardi said she couldn’t imagine getting any higher level of service with fewer officers. She also said she did not appreciate the office hours in the city of Sonoma, noting they were closed on the weekends. Councilmember Gilardi gave an example of the level of service she has received from the Cotati Police Department, and reported a Cotati officer initiated a change here that was adopted across the country. She said the police have always treated her children fairly and she said she believes the police are giving a good example to the children in the community, and that she had no interest in going further with this item. Mayor Moore also reported several incidents of which she was aware the Cotati Police went over and above the call of duty. Mayor Moore said the budget meetings were coming up, and she added Council was fiscally responsible for the Police Department. There was no vote, however, a majority of the Cotati City Council decided to not pursue Item # 21 on the agenda. Mayor Moore recessed the meeting at 10:38 p.m., and reconvened the meeting at 10:49 p.m. JOINT MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS Call to Order The joint meeting was called to order at 10:49 p.m. by Chairperson Moore Roll Call Council/Agency Members present: Moore, Orchard, Fox, Gilardi, Minnis Staff present: Stubbings, Dorch, Bell, Hayes Consent Calendar 22. Approval of Warrants and Audited Claims for March 17th, 2005 – April 6th, 2005 23. Receive and File 2003 – 2004 Audited Financial Statements It was moved by Gilardi, seconded by Fox, to approve the Consent Calendar. Yes: 5 No: 0 Regular Agenda 24. Consider and Determine New Dates for Special Study Sessions/Workshops City Council Minutes April 12, 2005 Page 11 of 11 City Manager Stubbings asked Council to rearrange some dates on their calendar for upcoming study sessions and workshops. City Manager Stubbings noted the two budget meetings on May 4 and 17. She asked that the first budget meeting be changed to May 17, and for Council to choose a date for a second and perhaps a third meeting, remembering the final meeting had to take place by June 13 in order for the budget to be adopted by July 1, 2005. Vice Mayor Orchard asked if the meeting on May 17 could be moved to May 19, which was agreed to by the rest of Council. The meeting dates chosen by the Cotati City Council were: 1. 2. 3. 4. Civic Center meeting: May 4 First budget workshop meeting: May 19 Second budget workshop meeting: May 31 Third budget workshop meeting, if needed: TBA Adjournment of joint meeting; reconvening of regular meeting of City Council The joint meeting was adjourned, and the regular City Council meeting reconvened at 11:00 p.m. CITY COUNCIL REPORTS AND COMMENTS Councilmembers reported briefly on meetings they have attended recently and commented on other topics of interest. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Deputy City Clerk