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									                             CITY OF SANTA CLARITA
                                  CITY COUNCIL
                          MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
                                     6:00 P.M.
                          MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
                                     7:00 P.M.
                               DECEMBER 10, 2002

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Ferry called to order the special meeting of the City Council at 6:10 p.m.

ROLL CALL
All Councilmembers were present.

NATIONAL ANTHEM
Corey Ruffner sang the National Anthem.

FLAG SALUTE
Major Colin Smyth led the flag salute.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Addressing the Council was Allan Cameron regarding the outgoing Mayor.

REMARKS BY OUTGOING MAYOR
Mayor Ferry commented on his year as Mayor and introduced his sons Nick and Jake.

OUTGOING MAYOR MAKES PRESENTATION TO COUNCILMEMBERS AND STAFF
Mayor Ferry presented City badges to department directors, the City Manager and
Councilmembers.

PRESENTATION TO OUTGOING MAYOR
Addressing the Council and making comments to the outgoing Mayor was Mayor Pro-Tem
Cameron Smyth; Linda Lambourne representing Congressman Buck McKeon; Fred Trueblood
representing State Assemblyman Keith Richman; Millie Jones representing Los Angeles
County Supervisor Mike Antonovich; Patti Kelly representing State Senators Pete Knight and
Tom McClintock; Rick Winsman representing SCV Chamber of Commerce; Penny Upton
representing SafeRides; Bruce Fortine representing College of the Canyons; Pat Hanrion
representing William S. Hart Union School District; Dr. Paul Priesz representing Valencia
High School ASB; Teresa Todd representing Sulphur Springs Union Elementary School
District; Rose Diaz representing Saugus Union Elementary School District; Judy Umeck
representing SCV Trustees Association; Tyler Johnstone representing Saugus High School
ASB; Laurie Ender representing Hart School Bond Committee; Steve Lepore representing SCV
Youth Project; Ken Underwood representing Hart Baseball; Don Fleming representing SCV
Auto Dealers Association; Bill Cooper representing Blue Ribbon Task Force on Alcohol and
Drugs; Brad Berens representing SCV Committee on Aging; Peter Kavounas representing
Castaic Lake Water Agency; Arthur Sohikian and Connie Worden Roberts representing SCV
Transportation Alliance; Ken Graska representing ATC Transit; Laura Sanders representing
Newhall Elementary School; Rosa Hernandez representing Latino Community Action Network;
Tim Ben Boydston representing Canyon Theatre Guild; Barbara Barick representing
Republican Headquarters; and City Manager Ken Pulskamp representing the City.
OUTGOING MAYOR TURNS GAVEL OVER TO CITY CLERK
Mayor Ferry gave the gavel to Sharon Dawson, City Clerk.

CITY CLERK OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR MAYOR FOR 2003
Sharon Dawson, City Clerk, opened nominations for the office of Mayor.

      Motion by Weste, second by Kellar, to nominate Cameron Smyth as Mayor.

Hearing no further nominations, the nomination period was closed.

      On voice vote, motion carried by unanimous vote.

CITY CLERK SWEARS IN NEW MAYOR
Sharon Dawson, City Clerk, administered the oath of office to Mayor Cameron Smyth.

CITY CLERK TURNS GAVEL OVER TO NEW MAYOR
Sharon Dawson, City Clerk, presented the gavel to Mayor Smyth.

NEW MAYOR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR MAYOR PRO TEM
Mayor Smyth opened nominations for Mayor Pro Tem.

      Motion by Weste, second by McLean, to nominate Bob Kellar as Mayor Pro
      Tem.

Hearing no further nominations, the nomination period was closed.

      On voice vote, motion carried by unanimous vote.

NEW MAYOR GIVES ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AND GOALS FOR 2003
Mayor Smyth outlined goals for the next year.

PRESENTATION TO NEW MAYOR
Judy Belue presented a picture to Mayor Smyth.

COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmembers made brief comments.

ADJOURN
Mayor Smyth adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

RECEPTION

CITY CLERK’S ANNOUNCEMENT
Geri Bryan, Deputy City Clerk, announced that anyone wishing to address an item on the
agenda should fill out a speaker’s slip and submit it to the City Clerk before the item is
discussed.

INVOCATION
Mayor Smyth introduced Pastor David Kaneversky who led the invocation.


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CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Smyth called to order the regular meeting of the City Council at 8:23 p.m.

ROLL CALL
All Councilmembers were present.

FLAG SALUTE
Mayor Smyth led the flag salute.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS
Councilmember McLean wished everyone a happy holiday and a very happy new year.

Councilmember Kellar thanked Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and Newhall Land
for the Community Tree Lighting ceremony and encouraged the Council to support the
adoption of a resolution regarding the laws that protect criminals who flee to Mexico after
committing murders in the US.

Councilmember Weste wished everyone a very safe, happy holiday.

Mayor Smyth reminded everyone of the 11th annual Saferides Candlelight walk on Saturday,
December 14, 2002, at 6 p.m. beginning at Frontier Toyota on Creekside.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Kellar reported that the committee is very busy with the ongoing battle of
TMC.

Councilmember McLean reported on the Grant Committee meeting on December 11, 2002 and
the many worthy applicants.

AWARDS/RECOGNITION TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY
There were none.

PRESENTATIONS TO THE CITY
There were none.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Addressing the Council at this time was Esther Anne Kelly Payton regarding the homeless
shelter; Cynthia Harris representing the Santa Clarita Oaks Conservancy regarding the Gates
Project; Denise Schumann representing the California Summit HOA regarding the homeless
shelter; Teresa Savaikie regarding the homeless shelter; Fred Starner regarding the oak tree
(sang song); John Steffen regarding the oak tree; Patricia Horanberg regarding Henry Mayo
Hospital; Sarah Jean McElhatton regarding the oak tree; Karin McElhatton regarding the oak
tree; Teri Kanavel representing UE Local 1004 regarding Henry Mayo Hospital; Jay Wambolt
representing California Nurses Association regarding nursing practices; Katherine Squites
regarding River Park project; Caroline Squires regarding River Park project; Jim Allaire
regarding homeless shelter; Tami Gurnett representing Henry Mayo Hospital regarding
California Nurses Association; Douglas Hall regarding Cross Valley Corridor; Norrite May
representing Henry Mayo Hospital regarding nurses; Dennis Conn regarding development,
roads and political corruption; Ken Greaves representing Vista Del Canon Homeowners
Association regarding homeless shelter; Allan Cameron regarding homeless shelter.

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STAFF COMMENTS
Ken Pulskamp, City Manager, advised that the homeless shelter is operated by a private
company; commented on options regarding Gates-King; advised that the oak tree is not in the
City limits, however, the City has written letters stating the Council’s position; advised that
the nurse’s issue is not under the purview of the City Council; and commented on the City’s
support for Canyon Country and the betterment of the community.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS
Councilmember Weste commented on the nurse’s issue.

Councilmember McLean commented on the nurse’s issue and commented on the consideration
of the Gates-King item.

Councilmember Kellar commented on the nurse’s issue and urged the community to support
the hospital.

Mayor Smyth commented on the nurse’s issue and expressed his support for Councilmember
Kellar’s comments.

EXECUTIVE MEETING
This time has been set aside for Councilmembers to review the agenda and obtain any further
information that may be needed.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
    Motion by Ferry, second by Weste, to approve the agenda pulling Items 5 and
    9 from the Consent Calendar.

       On roll call vote:
       Ayes: Kellar, Weste, Ferry, McLean, Smyth
       Noes: None
       Absent: None
       Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    Motion by Ferry, second by Weste, to approve the minutes of the
    November 26, 2002 special and regular meetings and the December 3, 2002
    special meeting minutes as submitted.

       On roll call vote:
       Ayes: Weste, Ferry, McLean, Kellar, Smyth
       Noes: None
       Absent: None
       Motion carried.

RECESS TO SANTA CLARITA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Mayor Smyth recessed the meeting to the Redevelopment Agency meeting at 9:30 p.m.

RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Mayor Smyth reconvened the meeting of the City Council at 9:37 p.m.


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ITEM 1
CONSENT CALENDAR
READING OF ORDINANCE TITLES
Government Code Section 36934 requires that all ordinances be read in full prior to Council
taking action on the ordinance. By listing the ordinance title on the Council meeting agenda,
Council may determine that the title has been read. Determine that the titles to all
ordinances, which appear on this public agenda, have been read and waive further reading.

ITEM 2
CONSENT CALENDAR
AWARD OF THE WHITES CANYON BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT CONTRACT FOR
DESIGN SERVICES TO DAVID EVANS AND ASSOCIATES
The City of Santa Clarita is preparing to provide enhancements to the sidewalls, sidewalk, and
landscaping along Whites Canyon Road between Soledad Canyon Road and Nadal Street.
Approve and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute a contract with David Evans
and Associates, subject to City Attorney approval, for design services associated with the
Whites Canyon Beautification project.

ITEM 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
RENEWAL OF CITIZEN'S OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY GRANT
This request to accept grant funds for the Citizen's Option for Public Safety Grant and continue
funding juvenile crime efforts at the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station. Approve the request from
the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Santa Clarita Station, to use the Citizen's
Option for Public Safety Funds, under Assembly Bill 3229, to continue the City's Youth
Intervention Team. Establish estimated revenue of $314,433 in Account No. 211-5211,
Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund. Appropriate $1,500 to Account No. 7441-7011
for Grant Administration, $2,000 to Account No. 7441-7302 for Travel and Training, and
$310,933 to Account No. 7441-8110 for program implementation. Authorize the City Manager
or designee to execute any contracts, agreements, or change orders arising out of this program.

ITEM 4
CONSENT CALENDAR
MTA CALL FOR PROJECTS GRANT FUNDING - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING
EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS FOR EXPANSION BUSES
Through the 2001 MTA Call for Projects, seven local transit buses and four commuter buses
were programmed for grant funds in the amount of $2,770,000 starting in Fiscal Year
2003/2004. The next step in the grant award process is to enter into a Letter of Agreement
(LOA) for federal funds allocated by the MTA. The LOA specifies how the grant funds will flow
to the City and defines the proposed scope of work and schedule for purchasing the new buses.
Adopt Resolution No. 02-169 authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute on behalf
of the City all Letters of Agreement, Memorandums of Understanding, and any other necessary
grant documents with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for grant funds awarded to
the City in Fiscal Year 2003/2004, subject to City Attorney approval.

ITEM 5
CONSENT CALENDAR
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (MTA) 2003 CALL FOR PROJECTS
APPLICATIONS
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is required by federal
and state statutes to prepare a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Los Angeles
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County. To take advantage of the flexibility of various funding sources, the MTA has developed
a single unified process, which allows each applicant to apply for specific regionally significant
projects of interest to the applicant agency without regard to funding source. Approve the MTA
2003 Call for Projects List of Candidate Projects and direct staff to submit completed grant
applications to the MTA by the January 31, 2003 deadline.

Councilmember Weste commented on the timing for the next Call for Projects List.

ITEM 6
CONSENT CALENDAR
TRACT MAP NO. 42670-03 (SANTA CLARITA BUSINESS PARK) - APPROVAL OF FINAL
MAP AND ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS OF DEDICATION
Approval of Tract Map No. 42670-03 (Santa Clarita Business Park) consisting of approximately
22.9 acres, located at the southwest corner of Golden Valley Road and Centre Pointe Parkway,
and owned by Spirit Properties, Ltd., a California Corporation. Approve Tract Map
No. 42670-03 (Santa Clarita Business Park); accept on behalf of the public the offers of
dedication, the easements and the right to restrict ingress and egress; make certain findings;
instruct the City Treasurer to endorse the Special Assessment Certificate on the face of the
map; instruct the City Clerk to endorse the Certificate on the face of the map; instruct the City
Manager and the City Clerk to endorse the document transferring ownership of non-
developable fragment of land from the City to Spirit Properties; instruct the City Engineer to
endorse the Agreement for Subdivision Improvements.

ITEM 7
CONSENT CALENDAR
TRACT MAP NO. 42670-04 (SANTA CLARITA BUSINESS PARK) - APPROVAL OF FINAL
MAP AND ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS OF DEDICATION
Approval of Tract Map No. 42670-04 (Santa Clarita Business Park) consisting of approximately
22.4 acres, located north of Centre Pointe Parkway, approximately 1,800 feet west of Golden
Valley Road, and owned by Spirit Properties, Ltd., a California Corporation. Approve Tract
Map No. 42670-04 (Santa Clarita Business Park); accept on behalf of the public the offers of
dedication, the easements and the right to restrict ingress and egress; make certain findings;
instruct the City Treasurer to endorse the Special Assessment Certificate on the face of the
map; instruct the City Clerk to endorse the Certificate on the face of the map; instruct the City
Engineer to endorse the Agreement for Subdivision Improvements.

ITEM 8
CONSENT CALENDAR
TRACT MAP NO. 53114 (SAN FERNANDO ROAD AND VALLE DEL ORO) - APPROVAL OF
FINAL MAP AND ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS OF DEDICATION
Approval of Tract Map No. 53114 (San Fernando Road and Valle del Oro) consisting of
approximately 39.6 acres, located northeasterly of San Fernando Road, northwesterly of Valle
del Oro, and owned by EZ Access Self Storage, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company.
Approve Tract Map No. 53114 (San Fernando Road and Valle del Oro); accept on behalf of the
public the offers of dedication, the easements, the offers of dedication, the right to restrict
ingress and egress, and the right to prohibit construction; make certain findings; instruct the
City Treasurer to endorse the Special Assessment Certificate on the face of the map; instruct
the City Clerk to endorse the Certificate on the face of the map; instruct the City Engineer to
endorse the Agreement for Subdivision Improvements.

ITEM 9
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CONSENT CALENDAR
JUNE 30, 2002 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
The City's independent audit firm, Diehl, Evans and Company, has completed the City's
annual audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2002. Diehl, Evans and Company conducted the
audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Based on the audit performed,
Diehl, Evans & Company issued an unqualified audit opinion letter. Receive Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2002.

Councilmember Kellar commended staff for their efforts.

ITEM 10
CONSENT CALENDAR
2002/2003 MID-YEAR BUDGET ADJUSTMENT, RESOLUTION FOR EMPLOYEE
COMPENSATION AND RESOLUTION AMENDING PERSONNEL RULES
Each year at this time, City staff takes the opportunity to review the City's adopted budget to
determine if any financial adjustments are necessary. As with every year expenditures,
revenues and capital project budgets are reviewed for items that will assist City Departments
in managing their operations to the end of the fiscal year. Adjust 2002/2003 budgeted
expenditures, revenues, and capital projects in the amount specified in the agenda report.
Authorize budget transfers as specified in the agenda report; adopt Resolution No. 02-170
providing for employee compensation, benefits and reclassification; adopt Resolution
No. 02-171 amending personnel rules; and adopt Resolution No. 02-172 amending Position
Classification Plan.

ITEM 11
CONSENT CALENDAR
CHECK REGISTER NOS. 47 AND 48
Approval of the check registers. Adopt Resolution No. 02-173 to approve and ratify for
payment the demands presented in Check Registers 47 and 48.

       Motion by Ferry, second by McLean, to approve the Consent Calendar.

       On roll call vote:
       Ayes: Kellar, Weste, Ferry, McLean, Smyth
       Noes: None
       Absent: None
       Motion carried.

ITEM 12
PUBLIC HEARING
APPROVAL OF THE CITY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GUIDELINES
Mayor Smyth opened the public hearing.

Geri Bryan, Deputy City Clerk, stated that all notices required have been provided.

Wendy Deats, Assistant Planner II, reported that the City Architectural Design Guidelines is
a document intended to incorporate visual and aesthetic enhancements to private property
improvements. The Design Guidelines will provide guidance for the construction of new
developments, remodels and other private property improvements. These guidelines will
ensure high quality development throughout the City.

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No requests to speak were submitted on this item.

After Council comments, Mayor Smyth closed the public hearing.

       Motion by Weste, second by Kellar, to adopt Resolution No. 02-174 approving
       the City's Architectural Design Guidelines.

       On roll call vote:
       Ayes: Kellar, Weste, Ferry, McLean, Smyth
       Noes: None
       Absent: None
       Motion carried.

ITEM 13
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR THE LAS LOMAS PROJECT AREA
Vince Bertoni, Planning Manager, reported that on November 12, 2002, Council directed staff
to meet with the City's Las Lomas project consultant and return to a future meeting with a
recommendation regarding the proposed Las Lomas development. On November 18, 2002, a
meeting was held with the City Council Development Committee, the City's Las Lomas
consultant and staff to discuss the proposed 555 - acre project in unincorporated Los Angeles
County.

Addressing the Council on this item was Allan Cameron.

       Motion by Ferry, second by McLean, to adopt Resolution No. 02-175 stating the
       City of Santa Clarita should be the lead agency with approval authority for
       any proposed development south of the City of Santa Clarita, east of
       Interstate 5 and west of State Route 14 and forward this resolution to the City
       of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and the Local Agency Formation
       Commission (LAFCO).

       On roll call vote:
       Ayes: Weste, Ferry, McLean, Kellar, Smyth
       Noes: None
       Absent: None
       Motion carried.

ITEM 14
NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTION TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH LAFCO FOR ANNEXATION 2002 - 04
FOR THE PROPOSED SOUTH SANTA CLARITA ANNEXATION, LOCATED OUTSIDE THE
SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE CITY LIMITS GENERALLY EAST OF INTERSTATE 5
AND WEST OF STATE ROUTE 14
Vince Bertoni, Planning Manager, reported that this action authorizes the City Manager or
designee to file an annexation application for the South Santa Clarita Annexation consisting
of approximately 825 acres of inhabited land, including 129 acres of Caltrans right-of-way area.

No requests to speak were submitted on this item.

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        Motion by Weste, second by Ferry, to adopt Resolution No. 02-176 authorizing
        the City Manager or designee, to file an annexation and sphere of influence
        amendment application with the Local Agency Formation Commission
        (LAFCO) for the proposed South Santa Clarita Annexation.

        On roll call vote:
        Ayes: Ferry, McLean, Kellar, Weste, Smyth
        Noes: None
        Absent: None
        Motion carried.

ITEM 15
NEW BUSINESS
TELEVISING STUDY SESSIONS
Councilmember Marsha McLean reported that the City began televising City Council meetings
in the mid-1990's, with an expenditure of over $200,000 to equip the Council Chamber with
lights, cameras, a sound system and other equipment, enabling the City to televise live and
taped meetings held in the Chamber.

Addressing the Council on this item was Allan Cameron.

        Council consensus for staff to return with figures and a graduated scale of
        costs, to work with the cable franchise company, to explore options and to
        keep study sessions in the Century Room.

ADJOURNMENT
Mayor Smyth adjourned the meeting at 10:04 p.m.

FUTURE MEETINGS
Due to the holiday break, no meeting will be held on December 24, 2002.

The City Council Study Session scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. in the
Century Room, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA has been
cancelled.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at
6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa
Clarita, CA.

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                                                       MAYOR
ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK

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