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					MURRIETA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES                                     FEBRUARY 1, 2002
26442 BECKMAN COURT, MURRIETA, CA                                 9:00 A.M. SPECIAL MEETING

Prior to the meeting being called to order and while waiting for a quorum, Mayor Ostling presented
City Manager Stephen Mandoki with his ten-year pin and candy bouquet in recognition of his ten
years of service to the community.

Mayor Ostling called the special meeting to order at 9:24 a.m. Present were: van Haaster, Youens
and Ostling. Seyarto joined the meeting at 9:30 a.m. Absent: Enochs.

1.     REVIEW OF PRIOR GOALS & PROJECTS

City Manager Stephen Mandoki reviewed the prior goals. The City Council modified some existing
goals and determined the timeframe. That review produced the following revisions:

                                            6-Month Goals

1.     DSL connections and funding options                        Moved to on-going goals

2.     Fiber optic technology map                                 Moved to on-going goals

3.     Involvement of developers and property owners in           Leave on 6-month goals
       multi-species plan                                         (February 19, 2002 agenda)
       (look at joining MOU with Corona, Riverside, Moreno
       Valley and look at City sphere in County General Plan)

4.     Construction projects updates                              Moved to on-going goals
       (regular updates in newspaper with eye-catching format)

5.     County redistricting process                               Completed, so remove

6.     Develop pictorial history of Commissions and               Leave on 6-month goals
       historical timeline of Council decisions
       (include $1000 in mid-year budget)

7.     Utilize web site for community service projects            Moved to on-going goals
       for volunteers

8.     Policy on enforcement of encroachment permits              Leave on 6-month goals
                                                                  (February 19, 2002 agenda)

9.     Transition of shorter web e-mail address                   Completed, so remove

10.    Develop community plan for energy crisis                   Completed, so remove

11.    Implement Parks Master Plan policy by taking               Moved to on-going goals
       a more active role in creating fields and parkland
       to reduce current deficit, including joint use with
       sports leagues. Also schedule for Los Alamos
       Regional Sports Park development timetable
       and funding.

12.    City Council team building session after election,         Leave on 6-month goals
       funding 2001-2002

13.    Develop process for financial disaster plans, i.e.         Leave on 6-month goals
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        VLF, other vulnerabilities                                (February 19, 2002 agenda)

14.     Access to real audio Council meetings and Council         Completed, so remove
        agendas from home page

15.     Determine the resources and costs associated with         Leave on 6-month goals
        implementing the cost for neighborhood watch
        (issue is staff in the budget)

16.     Determine the condition of current police facility        Moved to on-going for future
        and explore alternative uses for it, including but not    site use
        limited to a bookstore, senior citizen center, use
        by Fire Dept.
        (determined office use only)

17.     Invite Temecula City Council to 6:00 p.m. workshop        Leave on 6-month goals
        by September to discuss the possibility of joining
        them in litigation against Riverside County due to
        traffic impacts from development in the County

18.     Explore the possibility of requiring as part of the       Leave on 6-month goals
        disclosure on home sales, information about the           (March agenda)
        City’s General Plan, circulation plan and population
        figures at build out
        (provide estimate of cost for General Plan on
        display, include # for questions, develop
        brochure for resales and provide to real estate
        and escrow agents)

19.     Explore the possibilities and alternatives for use of     Leave on 6-month goals
        20% set-aside of redevelopment funds for affordable
        housing
        (issue bonds in June and projects thereafter)

20.     Blue Ribbon Committee to determine the appropriate        Completed, so remove
        location for apartments. This committee shall develop
        a strategy and criteria for multiple family.

21.     Pros and cons of gated communities                        Leave on 6-month goals
                                                                  (February 19, 2002 agenda)

22.     Develop an alternative traffic circulation plan for the   Leave on 6-month goals
        high school during road improvements and road
        closures in downtown and supply info to school to
        disseminate to students

                                             12-Month Goals

1.      City Hall programming                                     Move to 6-month goals

2.      Issuance of building permits on line                      Move to 6-month goals

3.      Monitor legislation sponsored by League of                Move to 6-month goals
        Cities regarding EMS ambulance response time
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                                              On-Going Goals

1.        Acceptable staffing levels and funding options          Leave on on-going goals

2.        Riverside County Integrated Plan (RCIP) and             Leave on on-going goals
          participation in WRCOG, TUMF and Measure A
          reauthorization

3.        Computer reimbursement program                          Remove

4.        Examine the feasibility of refinancing certificates     Leave on on-going goals
          of participation for MHSR

Action:          By consensus Council recessed at 10:30 a.m. and reconvened at 10:42 a.m.

Police Chief Dan Higginbotham discussed item #15 from the 6-month goals. He covered the crime-
free multi-housing program, business watch program and citizens academy. He reported two
additional sworn positions would be required. By consensus Council Members indicated the item
should be included for consideration, along with other proposals, in the 2002-2003 budget.

2.        DISCUSSION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS:

          A. Beautification/Clean-up:
                Newspaper racks, Trash in freeway corridors, Off-ramps and Streets, Vehicle Sales
                on vacant lots, Weekend clutter (van Haaster)

Stephen Mandoki, City Manager, reported on the above items. Chief Higginbotham indicated that
vehicle sales on vacant lots have been discussed with the property owners and they have been
advised to put up signs prohibiting vehicle sales and that citations would follow.

By consensus Council added the following 6-month goals:
      Elimination/regulations for newspaper racks
      An adopt a highway contract for trash removal along the freeway corridors with costs in
          budget
      Reduction of weekend clutter with cost for additional code enforcement in budget

          B. Economic Development:
                Murrieta Hot Springs Triangle (up to Los Alamos Road), Project Status of Washington
                Avenue (van Haaster)

Jim Miller, Environmental and Transportation Planning Manager, and Ken Seumalo, Engineering
Manager, discussed the Washington Avenue improvements. They reported the project would be
completed in 12-14 months.

By consensus Council added the following on-going goals:
      Plan for implementation and marketing of extended triangle (200 acres) as an office area and
         include in prioritization of CIP
      Pursue letter/claim by the City Attorney against Korve Engineering (Washington Ave.
         improvement project); additional cost of $800,000 in mid-year budget adjustments

          C. Annexation Area:
                General Plan Study and review of annexed area (van Haaster)

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Ernest Perea, Planning Manager, shared zone changes are prohibited for two years unless there are
extenuating circumstances, so it was advised to include the area with the next General Plan review.

By consensus Council directed staff to include the cost figure for a welcome packet (along with an
invitation to the birthday celebration) in the mid-year budget review on February 19, 2002 and further
to establish an on-going goal for a General Plan review of the annexation area.

          D. Public Safety Staffing for Annexed Area (Ostling)

Mayor Ostling proposed and obtained consensus to consider ten additional officers, two cars, plus
support personnel for the annexation area in the mid-year budget and adding the item as a 6-month
goal.

          E. Alternative Uses for Existing Police Station property once it is vacated (Ostling)

Mayor Ostling proposed developing the lot next to the existing police facility as an exercise station
with donated materials; and he obtained consensus to include it as a 6-month goal.

          F. Emergency Operations Bus (Ostling)
               Funding of necessary improvements

Mayor Ostling obtained consensus to add a 6-month goal and a 2002-2003 budget item for
consideration of funds to refurbish a bus to use for emergency operations.

          G. Cal Oaks & I-15 Traffic (van Haaster)

Council consensus was to include a 12-month goal for additional turn lanes at California Oaks & I-
15, include progress in newspaper advertisements and to include the loops in the 2004-2005 CIP
budget.

          H. Traffic around High School – alternative circulation (van Haaster)

By consensus Council agreed on a 6-month goal for staff to meet with School District officials,
consider one-way traffic, study options and bring them back to Council for two public meetings.

          I.   Councilmember assignments to outside organizations (Seyarto)

Council agreed by consensus for the Council Member to notify the City Clerk if he is unable to attend
a meeting, and the City Clerk will notify the alternate.

Action:           By consensus Council recessed at 12:35 p.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

4B.       Flat Fee for Business License - economic development

Teri Ferro, Finance Director, proposed going to a flat fee for business licenses. By consensus
Council established a 6-month goal to obtain input from the Chamber of Commerce and Community
Steering Committee on the flat fee business license and place the matter on a future agenda.

Richard Mannex, American Service Group, distributed a handout on current and past issues.

3.        DISCUSSION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FROM COMMISSIONERS:

Stephen Mandoki, City Manager, briefly review the following items from Commissions.

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        A. Development of Los Alamos Hills Park (Comm Servs)

        B. Development of a Senior Center (Comm. Servs)

        C. Steering Committee raised the following items (1) disaster preparedness and (2) use of
           20% set aside funds

        D. Codify Development Code for internet access (PC) – included in mid-year budget
           adjustments.

        E. Coordination with County over development in unincorporated areas (PC)

        F. Increased Code Enforcement activity (PC)
           Education program (Public Safety)

        G. City Entry Enhancements on Freeways (PC) – include City signage in CIP

        H. Crime Free Multi-Housing program (Public Safety)

4.      DISCUSSION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FROM STAFF:

        A. Disaster Awareness Campaign
              Develop and prepare literature for publication & placement on WEB site
              Establish a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Fire Chief Phil Armentrout discussed the SIMS program and CERT teams. By consensus Council
agreed to add the item as a 12-month goal and include in the 2002-2003 budget for consideration.

        B. discussed earlier in meeting

        C. Review and re-evaluate existing and proposed CIP projects

Council agreed by consensus to include review of the CIP projects as a 6-month goal.

        D. Sales Tax Reimbursement Policy

By consensus Council agreed to add a sales tax reimbursement policy as a 6-month goal. (February
19, 2002 consent item)

        E. Future Senior Center
              Partnership with the County of Riverside

Assistant City Manager Lori Moss summarized the figures for a senior citizen center. A 12-month
goal was agreed upon by Council consensus to come back with funding options from future years 3
and 4 of CDBG.

        F. Freeway Enhancement Overlay Zone for I-15 and I-215 Freeways

Ernest Perea, Planning Manager, discussed the concept for freeway enhancement overlay zones.
By consensus Council agreed to add the item as a 6-month goal.

        G. Fire Station #4 to service northern portions of City (2004-2005)


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Chief Armentrout talked about the future need for a fire station in the northern part of the City.
Council agreed by consensus to approach the County for cooperation and to include it as an on-
going goal.

          H. Sewer Main and lateral stubs on Washington Avenue (facilitate future development)

Jim Miller, Environmental and Transportation Planning Manager, indicated the lateral stubs are
included in the project.

          I.   Fiscal impact analysis module on commercial/industrial absorption

By Council consensus the item was added as a 6-month goal.

          J. Landscaping Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Jefferson Avenue

By consensus Council agreed to include options for funding landscaping on Murrieta Hot Springs
Road and Jefferson Avenue as a 6-month goal with the possibility of funds from economic
development for business retention.

The following brief announcements or reports were added to the agenda with no discussion or action
taken.

          K. Library Grant - Diane Satchwell reported Murrieta should be at the top of the need
             category for the library 65% grant, although only 25% of the applicants will receive an
             award. She said the award will be made late this year or early next year and construction
             must be completed in about a year.

          L. Skateboard Park – Jim Holston announced a grant was received from Proposition 12 for
             the skateboard park so $190,000 in monies could go toward Los Alamos park.

          M. Council Member Comments – Council Member van Haaster inquired when the Town Hall
             Foundation will be meeting. He also proposed an auto subscription be available for
             minutes and agendas in the next 6 months. He also suggested holding transition
             meetings with Supervisor Venable regarding the annexation area and a workshop be
             held in March or April.

The finalized list of GOALS is attached.

ADJOURNMENT

Action:           The meeting was unanimously adjourned at 2:42 p.m.


                                                        _____________________________
                                                        A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                        City Clerk




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                                             6-Month Goals

1.      Involvement of developers and property owners in          Leave on 6-month goals
        multi-species plan                                        (February 19, 2002 agenda)
        (look at joining MOU with Corona, Riverside, Moreno
        Valley and look at City sphere in County General Plan)

2.      Develop pictorial history of Commissions and              Leave on 6-month goals
        historical timeline of Council decisions
        (include $1000 in mid-year budget)

3.      Policy on enforcement of encroachment permits             Leave on 6-month goals
                                                                  (February 19, 2002 agenda)

4.      City Council team building session after election,        Leave on 6-month goals
        funding 2001-2002

5.      Develop process for financial disaster plans, i.e.        Leave on 6-month goals
        VLF, other vulnerabilities                                (February 19, 2002 agenda)

6.      Determine the resources and costs associated with         Leave on 6-month goals
        implementing the cost for neighborhood watch
        (issue is staff in the budget)

7.      Invite Temecula City Council to 6:00 p.m. workshop        Leave on 6-month goals
        by September to discuss the possibility of joining
        them in litigation against Riverside County due to
        traffic impacts from development in the County

8.      Explore the possibility of requiring as part of the       Leave on 6-month goals
        disclosure on home sales, information about the           (March agenda)
        City’s General Plan, circulation plan and population
        figures at build out
        (provide estimate of cost for General Plan on
        display, include # for questions, develop
        brochure for resales and provide to real estate
        and escrow agents)

9.      Explore the possibilities and alternatives for use of     Leave on 6-month goals
        20% set-aside of redevelopment funds for affordable
        housing
        (issue bonds in June and projects thereafter)

10.     Pros and cons of gated communities                        Leave on 6-month goals
                                                                  (February 19, 2002 agenda)

11.     Develop an alternative traffic circulation plan for the   Leave on 6-month goals
        high school during road improvements and road
        closures in downtown and supply info to school to
        disseminate to students

12.     City Hall programming                                     Move to 6-month goals

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13.     Issuance of building permits on line                          Move to 6-month goals

14.     Monitor legislation sponsored by League of                    Move to 6-month goals
        Cities regarding EMS ambulance response time                  (presentation in March)
        (address with lobbyists and legislators, address liability)

15.     Elimination/regulations for newspaper racks                   Add to 6-month goals

16.     An adopt a highway contract for trash removal along           Add to 6-month goals
        the freeway corridors with costs in budget

17.     Reduction of weekend clutter with cost for additional         Add to 6-month goals
        code enforcement in budget

18.     Include cost figure or a welcome packet along                 Add to 6-month goals
        with an invitation to the birthday celebration in
        the mid-year budget review

19.     Considering ten additional officers, two cars, plus           Add to 6-month goals
        support personnel for the annexation area in the
        mid-year budget

20.     Develop the lot next to the existing police facility          Add to 6-month goals
        as an exercise station with donated materials

21.     Refurbish the donated bus to use for emergency                Add to 6-month goals
        operations.

22.     Staff to meet with School District officials, consider        Add to 6-month goals
        one-way traffic, study options and bring them back
        to Council for two public meetings.

23.     Obtain input from the Chamber of Commerce and                 Add to 6-month goals
        Community Steering Committee on the flat fee
        business license

24.     Review of the CIP projects                                    Add to 6-month goals

25.     Sales tax reimbursement policy                                Add to 6-month goals

26.     Freeway enhancement overlay zones                             Add to 6-month goals

27.     Fiscal impact analysis module on commercial/industrial        Add to 6-month goals
        absorption

28.     Options for funding landscaping on Murrieta Hot Springs       Add to 6-month goals
        Road and Jefferson Avenue with the possibility of funds
        from economic development for business retention

29.     Auto subscription be available for minutes and agendas        Add to 6-month goals

30.     Transition meetings with Supervisor Venable regarding         Add to 6-month goals
        the annexation area and a workshop be held in March
        or April.
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                                             12-month goals:

1.      Additional turn lanes at California Oaks & I-15,          Add to 12-month goals
        include progress in newspaper advertisements and
        to include the loops in the 2004-2005 CIP budget

2.      SIMS program and CERT teams                               Add to 12-month goals

3.      Come back with funding options for a senior               Add to 12-month goals
        citizen center from future years 3 and 4 of CDBG

                                             On-going goals

1.      Acceptable staffing levels and funding options            Leave on on-going goals

2.      Riverside County Integrated Plan (RCIP) and               Leave on on-going goals
        participation in WRCOG, TUMF and Measure A
        reauthorization

3.      Examine the feasibility of refinancing certificates       Leave on on-going goals
        of participation for MHSR

4.      DSL connections and funding options                       Moved to on-going goals

5.      Fiber optic technology map                                Moved to on-going goals

6.      Construction projects updates                             Moved to on-going goals
        (regular updates in newspaper with eye-catching format)

7.      Utilize web site for community service projects           Moved to on-going goals
        for volunteers

8.      Implement Parks Master Plan policy by taking              Moved to on-going goals
        a more active role in creating fields and parkland
        to reduce current deficit, including joint use with
        sports leagues. Also schedule for Los Alamos
        Regional Sports Park development time table
        and funding.

9.      Determine the condition of current police facility        Moved to on-going for future
        and explore alternative uses for it, including but not    site use
        limited to a bookstore, senior citizen center, use
        by Fire Dept. (determined office use only)

10.     Plan for implementation and marketing of extended         Add to on-going goals
        triangle (200 acres) as an office area and include
        in prioritization of CIP (with overall plan of steps to
        get to where we want to be)

11.     Pursue letter/claim by the City Attorney against Korve    Add to on-going goals
        Engineering (Washington Ave. improvement project);
        additional cost of $800,000 in mid-year budget adjustments

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12.     General Plan review of the annexation area        Add to on-going goals

13.     Fire station in the northern part of the City,    Add to on-going goals
        approach the County for cooperation




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