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HomeMy Public PortalAbout2023-04-11 Item 3MILLBRAE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES City of Millbrae Mission Statement: “Enhancing the quality of life in our shared community, providing great services, encouraging community engagement, fostering economic growth, and embracing cultural diversity in a safe environment.” JANUARY 24, 2023 7:00 PM In Person Meeting Location: Millbrae Council Chambers 621 Magnolia Avenue Millbrae, California Teleconference via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81399368182 For dial-in comments, call 1-669-444-9171 Meeting ID: 813 9936 8182 Consistent with Government Code Section 54953(e), allows local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconference and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body or state body to avoid public gatherings and has suspended all contrary provisions of the Brown Act. This meeting was held both in-person and virtually. CALL TO ORDER MILLBRAE CITY COUNCIL Video Time: 1:03:54 Mayor Ann Schneider called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. ROLL CALL: Mayor Ann Schneider, Vice Mayor Goodman, Councilmember Anders Fung, Angelina Cahalan and Gina Papan. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S. FLAG Mayor Schneider asked for a moment of silence in memory of fellow Californians who lost their lives or injured in the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay tragedies. Millbrae Bureau Chief Eammon Allen provided a public safety update regarding the upcoming Millbrae Lunar New Year Festival. 1. CEREMONIAL/PRESENTATION Video Time: 1:10:21 • Proclamation Proclaiming February 2023 as Black History Month Mayor Schneider invited Councilmember Fung to read the Proclamation. Proclamation received by Celeste Pasamonte Henry and Genevieve Pasamonte Henry. • Commendation to Cecelia Perez for the winning 75th Anniversary logo design Mayor Schneider invited Councilmember Gina Papan to read the commendation. Commendation received by Millbrae Resident and Graphic Designer Cecelia Perez • SeeClickFix Presentation Public Information Officer Justine Bleeker and SeeClickFix Consultant Brian McCormick presented the presentation on new software to contact the City regarding issues such as potholes. 2. AGENDA OVERVIEW/STAFF BRIEFING Video Time: 1:37:07 • Calendar of events – INFORMATIONAL • Report of bills and claims – INFORMATIONAL • Report out from January 24, 2023 Closed Session City Manager Tom Williams reviewed the agenda items, updated the Council on upcoming events in the City:  Wished everyone a Happy Lunar New Year  Announced the 75th Anniversary Kick-off Event was a success CITY COUNCIL January 24, 2023  Great community turn out at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, where two oak trees were planted at Central Park  Worked with San Mateo Daily Journal to host a Senior Showcase event at the Recreation Center, attendees came from around the region.  Stay up to date with the City by signing up for our digital bi-weekly newsletter  Lunar New Year Festival on Broadway on January 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  Millbrae Goes to the Movies in the Millbrae Recreation Center Great Hall on February 10 at 6:30 pm  Introduced the New Community Development Director Andrew Mogensen The City Council agreed to move agenda Items 11 and 12 after Consent Calendar consideration. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Video Time: 1:45:08 • Special meeting minutes of November 22, 2022 – ACTION • Special meeting minutes of December 1, 2022 – ACTION Motion by Papan/Fung to approve the two sets of meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried 5-0 by roll call vote. 4. ORAL REPORT FROM CITY COMMITTEE/COMMISSION CHAIRS Video Time: 1:46:00 • Adoption of Youth Advisory Committee Work Plan for Calendar Year 2023 – ACTION Youth Advisory Committee Chair Friedrich Plankensteiner presented the presentation. Council asked questions of Committee Member and Staff. There was no public comment regarding this item. Motion Fung/Cahalan to approve the Youth Advisory Committee Work Plan. Motion passed by 5-0 roll call vote. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION Video Time: 1:57:00 The following members of the public spoke: • Alice Kuang - Translated from Cantonese Happy New Year. Tonight, I will speak in Cantonese, since my Cantonese is better than English. Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year. I would like to share a little of the Chinese 5,000 years of history and culture on how we teach individual, family, and social responsibility through proverbs. To love wife, you must first respect your mother-in-law. Respect teacher and work with them to bring up the kids. Parent’s debt, kids are response to repay. • Lillian Lee - Translated from Cantonese My name is Lillian Lee. I have been Millbrae resident for many years. I started here as a home maker and now I am starting a small business. We need language assistance, to help with communications with schools and governmental processes, such as starting a new business in the City. It can be on a website, where new immigrants and residents who do not understand English well can have a place to request help. • Yan (Last Name Unknown) - Translated from Cantonese I am a new resident who moved from San Francisco. I am worried that Millbrae turning into San Francisco with homeless and drug addict issues. I have two children. I do not want my children to be afraid. I hope the City Council do not allow Millbrae to turn into San Francisco. • Ken Wong CONSENT CALENDAR Video Time: 2:11:10 5. Receive and File Monthly General Fund Financial Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2022 – INFORMATIONAL CITY COUNCIL January 24, 2023 6. Resolution No. 23-08 Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with CivicPlus for a New City Website – ACTION 7. Resolution No. 23-09 Accepting the Skatepark Renovation and Fitness Court Development on Lower Spur Trail Project as Complete and Authorizing Filing of Notice of Completion – ACTION Motion by Papan/Fung to approve the Consent Calendar. Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. The City Council agreed to move agenda Items 11 and 12 after Consent Calendar consideration. EXISTING BUSINESS 11. Updated Recommendation from the City Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Social Equity and Cultural Inclusion – ACTION Video Time: 2:12:36 City Council Social Equity and Cultural Inclusion Ad Hoc Subcommittee Members Councilmembers Papan and Fung presented the report. The following members of the public spoke: • Dean Lan • Steve Henderson • Freeman Peng • Adriene Fung • Joy Pasamonte Henry • Gina Miranda • Margaret Ng • Jacob Wang • Alice Kuang • Oded Korczyn • Nathan Chan • Michael Kelly • Tamiko Katsumoto • Jean Wong The City Council received comments via electronic mail on this item before the meeting from: • Amy Lauer The council asked questions of staff. Council discussion ensued. Motion by Goodman/Cahalan to direct the current City Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Social Equity and Cultural Inclusion members with a limited time to (1) form a committee focusing the makeup and charge for the Social and Equity Cultural Inconclusion Committee focusing on five core areas: racial, gender, economic, environmental justice, and abilities, and (2) research social equity focused consultation firms and other agencies that have similar program in place. Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. 12. Discuss and appoint Councilmembers to serve on Social Equity and Cultural Inclusion Council Ad Hoc Subcommittees for the calendar year 2023 – ACTION Video Time: 3:53:35 The following members of the public spoke: • Jean Wong • Alice Kuang • Michael Kelly Motion by Papan/Goodman to reappoint the current City Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Social Equity and Cultural Inclusion members, Councilmembers Gina Papan and Anders Fung, for a limited time frame. Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. PUBLIC HEARING Video Time: 4:02:01 8. Consideration of 1) a Resolution overriding the San Mateo City/County Association of Governments San Mateo County Airport Land Use Commission’s determination of inconsistency with the policies of the Comprehensive Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Environs of San Francisco CITY COUNCIL January 24, 2023 International Airport regarding the zoning text amendment to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan to allow, with a Conditional Use Permit, hazardous uses classified as "Biosafety Level 2" uses in a portion of the Transit Oriented Development Zone located north of Millbrae Avenue, south of the MSASP boundary, east of El Camino Real and west of the railroad, within the Comprehensive Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Environs of San Francisco International Airport Safety Compatibility Zone 2 and 2) a Resolution adopting a text amendment to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan to allow with a Conditional Use Permit, hazardous uses classified as "Biosafety Level 2" uses in a portion of the Transit Oriented Development Zone located north of Millbrae Avenue, south of the MSASP boundary, east of El Camino Real and west of the railroad, within the Comprehensive Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Environs of San Francisco International Airport Safety Compatibility Zone 2 and making certain findings under the California Environmental Quality Act – ACTION Mayor Schneider opened the Public Hearing. Planning Manager Roscoe Mata presented the staff report. There was no public comment regarding this item. Motion by Papan/Fung to close the Public Hearing. Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. Mayor Schneider stated for the record in reviewing the Caltrans letter, the Airport Land Use, SFO, and Caltrans tend to cite public health and safety concerns but every expansion they historically has not taken into the health impacts of their operations on our people, on our land, on our animals. It is a bit self-serving that they send us a letter like this, when they've got planes taking over us and we do not have insulation programs and they have nothing to stop the particulate pollution. Motion by Papan/Goodman to adopt 1) Resolution No. 23-10 overriding the San Mateo City/County Association of Governments San Mateo County Airport Land Use Commission’s determination of inconsistency with the policies of the Comprehensive Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Environs of San Francisco International Airport regarding the zoning text amendment to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan to allow, with a Conditional Use Permit, hazardous uses classified as "Biosafety Level 2" uses in a portion of the Transit Oriented Development Zone located north of Millbrae Avenue, south of the MSASP boundary, east of El Camino Real and west of the railroad, within the Comprehensive Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Environs of San Francisco International Airport Safety Compatibility Zone 2; and 2) Resolution No. 23-11 adopting a text amendment to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan to allow with a Conditional Use Permit, hazardous uses classified as "Biosafety Level 2" uses in a portion of the Transit Oriented Development Zone located north of Millbrae Avenue, south of the MSASP boundary, east of El Camino Real and west of the railroad, within the Comprehensive Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Environs of San Francisco International Airport Safety Compatibility Zone 2 and making certain findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. EXISTING BUSINESS Video Time: 4:15:20 9. Resolution Authorizing the Expenditure of $98,198 from the Sewer Modernization Program (Fund 661) for the Closeout of the Construction of the Sewer Trunk Main Replacement in Aviador Avenue – ACTION Consultant Harry Burrowes presented the presentation. The council asked questions of staff. There was no public comment regarding this item. CITY COUNCIL January 24, 2023 Motion by Goodman/Cahalan to adopt Resolution No. 23-12 Authorizing the Expenditure of $98,198 from the Sewer Modernization Program (Fund 661) for the Closeout of the Construction of the Sewer Trunk Main Replacement in Aviador Avenue. Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. 10. Self-Help for the Elderly Quarterly Update – INFORMATIONAL Video Time: 4:27:21 Self-Help for the Elderly Winnie Yu, Director of Programs & Administration and Alexandra Ng, Program Coordinator presented the staff report. The following members of the public spoke: • Jean Wong The Council spoke on the program and received the informational report. 11. Updated Recommendation from the City Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Social Equity and Cultural Inclusion – ACTION (Item heard after Consent Calendar) 12. Discuss and appoint Councilmembers to serve on Social Equity and Cultural Inclusion Council Ad Hoc Subcommittees for the calendar year 2023 – ACTION (Item heard after Consent Calendar) NEW BUSINESS Video Time: 4:39:37 13. Resolutions to Authorize Staff to Submit a Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Priority Development Area Grant Applications (1) for an Amendment to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) to Create Development Standards for a Single Integrated Multi-Modal Station to Serve the Needs of California High Speed Rail (HSR), Caltrain, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and (2) to Implement the El Camino Real Streetscape Plan of the Downtown and El Camino Real Specific Plan (DT&ECR) – ACTION Planning Manager Roscoe Mata presented the staff report. There was no public comment regarding this item. Motion by Fung/Papan to adopt Resolutions to Authorize Staff to Submit a Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Priority Development Area Grant Applications (Resolution No. 23-13) for an Amendment to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) to Create Development Standards for a Single Integrated Multi-Modal Station to Serve the Needs of California High Speed Rail (HSR), Caltrain, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART); and (Resolution No. 23-14) to Implement the El Camino Real Streetscape Plan of the Downtown and El Camino Real Specific Plan (DT&ECR). Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. Motion by Papan/Goodman to extend the City Council meeting to 11:15 p.m. Motion passed by 5-0 by roll call vote. 14. Update on Brown Act Remote Meeting Exceptions and Potential Legislative Positions Related to Remote Meeting Exceptions - INFORMATIONAL Video Time: 4:52:07 Hanson Bridgett Associate Attorney Julian Viksman presented the staff report. The following members of the public spoke: • Nathan Chan The council asked questions of staff. Council discussion ensued. CITY COUNCIL January 24, 2023 The Council received the informational report and supports a letter to the Legislature regarding AB 2449 amendment request. COUNCIL COMMENTS Video Time: 5:06:38 Mayor Schneider:  Attended the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BASCWA) and BASCWA Finance Authority meetings  San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services Council and Mayor Civic Coordinating Council are meeting on this Thursday  There are two openings on C/CAG Congestion Management and Environmental Quality Committee  Spoke on the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay tragedies. Vice Mayor Goodman:  Attended the CalCities New Mayor and Councilmember Academy last week  Attended Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events in San Francisco and Millbrae  To address issues of equity, it must be done with love and in a respectful manner, not through bias and hate. Councilmember Fung:  Youth Advisory Committee presented their workplan tonight  Will be attending the HEART Board and PCE meetings this week  Thanked the Millbrae Cultural Committee for hosting the Lunar New Year Festival  Spoke on Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay tragedies. Councilmember Cahalan:  The 75th Anniversary celebration was wonderful in the new Millbrae Recreation Center  Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service received great participation.  Attended the vibrant Senior Showcase event  Park and Recreation Commission is working on the east side park renovation. Councilmember Papan:  Enjoyed the 75th Anniversary celebration and thanked the public for attending the event  The Senior Advisory Committee continued their meeting  Attended the Caltrain Local Policy Group meeting  Would like to close the meeting in memory of Patricia Kohtz, a long time Millbrae resident  Spoke on the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay tragedies. CLOSED SESSION NONE ADJOURN CITY COUNCIL Video Time: 5:17:14 Adjourned to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 11:15 p.m. in memory of Patricia Kohtz, a long time Millbrae resident. The video recording of the meeting is available on Millbrae Community Television YouTube website. You can click on the link below to view the recording of the entire meeting. https://www.youtube.com/live/TwjjRloAwIA Minutes approved on ____________, 2023. CITY COUNCIL January 24, 2023 BY: APPROVED: Elaine Tran City Clerk Ann Schneider Mayor