SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCI L
CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISP O
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1999 - 9 :30 A .M.
COUNCIL HEARING ROOM, 990 PALM STREET
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
TOUR OF THE ADOBES AND CAL POLY ARCHAEOLOGY LA B
The Mayor and all members of the City Council met at 9 :30 a .m . for the purpose of taking a
tour of the following : Rodriguez Adobe located at the end of Brookpine, La Loma Adob e
located at 1590 Lizzie Street, Butron de Canet Adobe located at 466 Dana Street, and th e
archaeological lab located at Cal Poly . All members of the Council were present . Adob e
tour leaders included the following members of the Board of directors of Las Casas d e
Adobe, Betsy Bertrando, Luther Bertrando, Dean Miller and Bob Vessely . Leading the tou r
of the lab was Dr . John Parker, archaeologist . The tour concluded at 12 :00 noon and at that
time a recess was called.
SPECIAL MEETIN G
At 12 :30 p .m ., the Mayor called to order a special meeting for the purpose of considerin g
recommendations by staff regarding Year 2000 compliance and the budget at mid-year .
ROLL CALL :
Present : Council Members John Ewan, Jan Howell Marx, Ken Schwartz, Vice
Mayor Dave Romero, and Mayor Allen K . Settl e
Present : John Dunn, City Administrative Officer; Jeff Jorgensen, City
Attorney ; Lee Price, City Clerk; Ken Hampian, Assistant City
Administrative Officer; Arnold Jonas, Community Developmen t
Director; Bill Statler, Finance Director ; Ann Slate, Human Resources
Director; Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Bob Neumann, Fire Chief ; Joh n
Moss, Utilities Director ; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director; Pau l
LeSage, Parks and Recreation Director ; Wendy George, Assistant t o
the CAO ; and Teri Maa, Information Systems Manage r
Peggy Koteen, Angie King, Hank Alberts, Laura Hutson, Marian Schaeffer and Rache l
Hervey individually urged the Council to terminate the City's lease agreement with the Bo y
Scouts of America (BSA) because of discrimination practices of the BSA .
Bill Mueller, of Los Osos, asked the Council to consider county wide ramifications of Y2k .
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Thursday, February 25, 1999 - 9 :30 a .m .
1. YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE UPDATE . (File No . 704-06)
Finance Director Statler presented the staff report and recommendations . Brief Counci l
questions followed .
Public Comments :
Pat Hodges summarized some of the steps PG&E has taken to prepare for the event an d
address critical systems in the western grid, including a formal inventory and assessmen t
process, remediation and testing, back-up plans and contingency operating systems .
Don Pimentel, Member of the San Luis Obispo County Y2k Action Alliance, spoke i n
support of the City's acquisition of generators as soon as possible .
David Braun said he also supports the purchase of generators at this juncture and is gla d
the City is taking a pro-active state .
Bob Banner proposed that the City participate in community awareness and educatio n
efforts to help get the word out to neighborhoods. He observed that the American Re d
Cross brochure regarding this matter is very informative .
Ruth Holden, Member of the San Luis Obispo County Y2k Action Alliance, commented tha t
preparedness reduces panic.
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ACTION : Moved by RomerolEwan to adopt the Year 2000 Master Plan and approv e
funding in the amount of $207,000 for Y2K disaster preparedness and respons e
resources as part of the mid-year budget review ; motion carried 5 :0 .
2. MID YEAR BUDGET REVIEW 1998-99 . (File No . 410-03)
Finance Director Statler provided the staff report and recommendations . Brief Council
questions followed . There were no comments from the public .
ACTION : Moved by Marx/Schwartz to approve the mid-year budget requests fo r
operating programs and capital improvement plan (CIP) projects totaling $1,147,300 ;
motion carried 5 :0 .
There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mavor Settle adjourned th e
meeting at 2 :15 p .m . to Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at 7:00 p .m . in the Council Chamber, 990 Pal m
Street, San Luis Obispo.
APPROVED BY COUNCIL : 311619 9