CLOSED SESSION @ 3:15 PM SPECIAL MEETING/STUDY SESSION @ 4:00 PM
This meeting is being held virtually
This meeting is being held via teleconference pursuant to Government Code section 54953(e)(1)(B) and in compliance with the Brown Act. Section 54953(e)(1)(B) permits the Town to hold a meeting during a proclaimed state of emergency via teleconference in order to determine whether as a result of the emergency meeting in person would present an imminent risk to attendees' health or safety.
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3:15 PM CLOSED SESSION
PUBLIC COMMENTS – Limited to Closed Session
CLOSED SESSION IN ZOOM MEETING SPACE
ROLL CALL - Hawkins-Manuelian, DeGolia, Widmer, Vice Mayor Lempres, Mayor Lewis
A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION - (Gov. Code section 54956.9): City of Long Beach v. Monsanto Company, et al. (2:16-cv-03493-FMO-AS). Central District Court of California, Western Division, Los Angeles Courthouse. Initiation of litigation pursuant to Gov. Code section 54956.9(d): (one case)
Liability Claims (Gov. Code section 54956.95)
Claimant: (John Garcia)
Agency claimed against: (Town of Atherton)
4:00 PM REGULAR AGENDA
1. ROLL CALL - Hawkins-Manuelian, DeGolia, Widmer, Vice Mayor Lempres, Mayor Lewis
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS – Public comments can be made by teleconference or emailed directly to the City Clerk, Anthony Suber at email@example.com or by text at
(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Council on any item on the Special Meeting Agenda; no other business shall be considered. Each speaker may address the Council once for a limit of three minutes.)
3. REPORT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION by City Attorney, Mona Ebrahimi
4. ADOPT A RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM (MARCH 4, 2020) AS APPLICABLE IN THE TOWN AND AUTHORIZING TELECONFERENCE MEETINGS OF LEGISLATIVE BODIES OF THE TOWN PURSUANT TO THE RALPH M. BROWN ACT
Report: George Rodericks, City Manager
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Council adopt a Resolution to authorize teleconference meetings of legislative bodies of the Town pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act and Assembly Bill 361.
Description: This item involves a Council discussion and action to adopt a Resolution authorizing remote teleconference meetings of legislative bodies of the Town pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act and Assembly Bill 361.
5. FEEDBACK AND DIRECTION REGARDING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Report: Robert Ovadia, Public Works Director
Recommendation: Provide feedback and direction regarding landscape maintenance request for proposal of the Holbrook-Palmer Park and Town’s Civic Center.
Description: This item involves the discussion of landscape maintenance services needs and options. Staff is seeking Council feedback and direction on options.
Public Comments - Maroconi
Public Comments - Robinson
Public Comments - HPPF
6. NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN
Report: Robert Ovadia, Public Works Director
Recommendation: Receive a report on the Neighborhood Traffic Management Action Plan (NTMAP) outreach effort, including potential mitigation measures and feedback received, and provide direction on next steps.
Description: This item involves the review and discussion of the feedback received on the most recent Neighborhood Traffic Management Action Plan Survey and associated potential mitigation measures, as well as additional traffic management measures. The Council will have the opportunity to review and discuss the measures, recommendations from the Transportation Committee and provide feedback regarding traffic calming devices and mitigation measures for inclusion in the Neighborhood Traffic Management Action Plan and regarding the prioritization of devices and measures for implementation through a pilot program.
7. COUNCIL REPORTS/COMMENTS
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.
Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)
TELECONFERENCING AND COVID-19 NOTICE:
The Council is required (1) to post notice and agendas as otherwise provided by the Brown Act and applicable law, (2) allow members of the public to access the meeting via call-in line or internet-based service line, (3) provide details on the agenda on how to access the meeting and give public comment, (4) provide an opportunity to comment pursuant to Government Code section 54954.3 and allow a reasonable amount of time during public comment for a person to register, login, and comment, and (5) monitor the call-in line and/or internet-based service line to ensure no disruption hinders access or ability to comment, if there is, take no action until public access is restored. The Town is not required to provide a location to attend in-person.
The Governor proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic on March 4, 2020. The proclamation remains active and applies statewide. The Council is meeting pursuant to Section 54953(e)(1)(B) to determine if the emergency conditions pose a threat to attendees' health and safety, warranting teleconference meetings. The Council is complying with other public access and participation obligations, as required and to ensure that any member of the public may attend, participate, and watch the City's legislative bodies conduct their business.
Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled City Council meeting.Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)