BUSINESS Item No. 16

 BUSINESS Item No. 17

 BUSINESS Item No. 18

One Nation under. 00:00:20
Councilmember Gama. 00:00:33
Here, Councilmember Hernandez here, Council Member Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem McQueen Lashawn here and Mayor Perez here. 00:00:36
The inspiration tonight will be given by councilmember. 00:00:45
Thank you, Mayor Perez. 00:00:48
For me, the best part of being on City Council is when I get to present inspiration. 00:00:50
Always look. 00:00:56
For a person in our community who is inspiring and for today's inspiration, I did not have to look very far. 00:00:57
Which, by the way, has been my experience over the last five years. My morning ritual for the last 20 years is to get. 00:01:04
And a cappuccino coffee on the way to work. 00:01:12
For the last year and a half, many times it was Charlie Neos who had served me coffee at 5:00 AM. 00:01:14
At the beginning of the current semester at Oxnard Union High School District. 00:01:20
Charlie serves me no more. 00:01:24
He has moved on. 00:01:28
We'll get back to that in a moment, but before I do, I want to share with you some of the things. 00:01:30
That I admire about Charlie. 00:01:35
He was. 00:01:37
Added emphasis the resident of the city of Port Wania wine EMI up until recent. 00:01:39
He has a amazing drive for his education. 00:01:44
He participated in independent study. 00:01:47
In the Oxnard Union High School District, he played football at Real Mesa, as did I. Once a Spartan, always a Spartan, There's 00:01:51
the. 00:01:55
Real Mesa principle right there. 00:01:59
He always provided excellent customer service at Anna Cappuc. 00:02:02
Is 4 letter, last name contains 2 vowels and two consonants like mine. Why is Charlie by inspiration? Charlie is my inspiration 00:02:05
because he is in Arizona attending college right now. 00:02:11
On a scholarship, and he hasn't even graduated from high school yet. 00:02:16
How's that possible? You might. 00:02:20
It's possible because he has an education drive like no one else, and he propelled himself through independent study and earned 00:02:22
enough credits to graduate early. 00:02:27
Because he has earned enough credits to satisfy graduation. 00:02:31
Eddie is a good football player. He's been provided a scholarship to play football in Arizona. 00:02:36
So rather than attend the last Semes. 00:02:41
His high school career, he's in Arizona. 00:02:45
Preparing to play football and furthering his education. 00:02:48
I'm pretty sure not too many elementary school kids are watching this meeting right now, but I want our community to know about 00:02:52
Charlie and his accomplishments. His accomplishments are very inspiring, especially for younger kids who may be struggling with 00:02:57
their education at this time. 00:03:01
If you don't have any kids struggling, tell them about charging Charlie. Tell them to work hard and focus on today, just like 00:03:06
Charlie did. 00:03:09
Now Charlie lives in a dorm and is separated from his large family. 00:03:13
I talked to him the other day and I was telling him that we're all here. 00:03:17
Waiting for his return in four. 00:03:21
And I know that he might get. 00:03:24
Homesick. 00:03:27
I hope it helps them to know that we're thinking about him and that he's an inspiration to all the young kids in our community. 00:03:29
The next four years will fly by, and when he returns, not too much will have changed, except perhaps the color of my hair. 00:03:36
Charlie was going to try and call in. I don't know if he. 00:03:44
I don't think he's made it on. Oh no, anyways. 00:03:48
He is a great inspiration for the youth of our community and I'm really proud of Real Mesa High School, Middle School Middle 00:03:52
College Principal Mark Contreras and the district for giving him the opportunity to excel at his own pace and his own pace. 00:03:59
Very fast. So that's my inspiration. Thank you. 00:04:06
Thank you, Councilmember Gama. 00:04:10
We will now hear public. 00:04:15
Public comments not pertaining to items on the agenda. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. This process will be the same for 00:04:17
comments pertaining to each agenda item. 00:04:21
Madam Clerk, does anyone have any public comments? 00:04:26
We have three in person public comments, first with Tom Fiala, followed by Becky Burning. 00:04:29
Good evening, Miss City Council. I'm Tom Yell and I'm representing the VFW and I just wanted to let everyone know I've already let 00:04:41
the Police Department know. Fire department know This weekend we're having a memorial for one of our. 00:04:48
Members who passed away earlier last year. 00:04:54
And she was a she. She was a 39 year veteran of the Air Force and we are doing a memorial which includes a bugler. 00:04:58
And a 21 gun volley. So we're going to shoot guns. We're not going to do them. We actually have the county of the Ventura County 00:05:07
color guard coming by and they're going to do the 21 gun salute for her. But I know how everyone is in the city of Port Hueneme. 00:05:15
When you hear gunshots, everybody loses their mind. So it's just us. 00:05:23
It'll be between 1:30 and 2:30 on Saturday. I've already let the police know and the fire department know, so just if you hear 00:05:31
gunshots. 00:05:35
Not any problem, it's just us fooling around at the VFW, so I just want to let you all know. 00:05:39
Fooling around. 00:05:46
Good evening Mayor, Mayor. 00:05:54
Council members. 00:05:57
I'm here representing the Roku P outdoors tonight. 00:05:59
If you've been following us on Facebook. 00:06:05
You know, we have a fishing tournament coming up. 00:06:09
End of. 00:06:14
It's a $10 monthly donation on our. 00:06:15
To enter into the competition. 00:06:20
We are also in May having a fundraiser. 00:06:23
And this Sunday is our family fish day out at the. 00:06:29
Peers, so anyone? 00:06:34
Show up. We furnish everything. 00:06:37
Thank you. Thank. 00:06:39
Joan Thart. 00:06:42
Good evening, Honorable, Mayor, Mayor, Pro Tem, council Staff and public. 00:06:49
My name is Joan Tharp and I'm a resident of Port Wayne Amy for over 30 years. 00:06:54
Tonight, I urge the city to develop a concrete plan to address sea level rise. While the 2045 General Plan includes climate action 00:07:00
and specifically mentioned sea level rise, is it a blueprint with no specific solutions? 00:07:06
Quoting from Table cap to adaptive capacity by climate impact sea level rise. 00:07:14
The city has a beach replenishment program and a variety of policies around flood control. 00:07:19
These efforts do not focus on the locations most at risk. 00:07:25
Of sea level rise and there are no policies surrounding possible relocation if necessary. 00:07:28
I recently completed California Against the Sea by Rosanna Shaw. 00:07:34
An essential read for all leaders responsible for coastal municipalities, Shaw outlines the impacts of rising ocean levels on 00:07:40
coastal cities and provides valuable resources and solutions. 00:07:46
In one chapter, she quotes Christina Hill, who teaches Sea level. 00:07:53
Adaptation at UC Berkeley, climate change really means water is going to come from 4:00 directions. 00:07:57
It's going to come from this extreme rain from. 00:08:03
It's going to come in from the sides, from rivers or channel. 00:08:06
It's going to come from the ocean in the way of salt water coming. 00:08:10
And it's going to come up from below. Sea level arises a lot more complicated than just waves breaking over sea walls and beaches 00:08:14
disappearing. 00:08:18
Imagine the groundwater benefit. 00:08:22
Beneath your feet. As the ocean moves inland, it pushes up the trapped water until it breaks up on the surface. 00:08:24
We've way underestimated the flooding problem, Hill says, noting that many communities will be hit with rising ground lauded long 00:08:31
before any waves crash onto the shore. 00:08:35
Port Hueneme has been challenged from three of the four directions this year, and in 2013 the State Coastal Conservancy dispersed 00:08:40
$2,000,000 of emergency shoreline stabilization. 00:08:45
When erosion threatens Surfside Drive and other infrastructures after an interruption in sand replenishment. 00:08:52
I fear the city has a false sense of security and relying on the biannual sand replenishment to protect infrastructure from sea 00:08:59
level rise. 00:09:03
Addressing the challenges posed by rising groundwater flooding channel. 00:09:07
And torrential rains requires careful planning. Similarly, combating the threat of beach erosion is essential. When he's ample 00:09:11
beach space, post replenishment presents a unique opportunity to establish a dune ecosystem. 00:09:18
For erosion protection, while sand replenishment remains viable, the City should capitalize on this opportunity to construct a 00:09:25
sand dune system, recognizing that its viability may not always be assured. 00:09:32
I urge the city to prioritize planning for future emergencies stemming from climate change and sea level. 00:09:38
Thank you for your consideration. 00:09:44
That concludes general public. 00:09:48
And no written comments. 00:09:50
No, thank you. 00:09:52
We will now move on to the agenda approval for City Council. May I have a motion and. 00:09:54
So moved. 00:10:01
2nd Thank you. 00:10:03
Madam Clerk, please take. 00:10:05
All in favor, aye. 00:10:07
All opposed. 00:10:09
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 00:10:11
Do any members of council have any conflicts of interest to disclose for any item on the agenda? 00:10:16
Not seeing any, we will move on to presentations we have for tonight. 00:10:24
The first one will be to introduce and. 00:10:29
A new employee or two new employees Human resources risk. 00:10:31
Manager Frank Lee and police Officer Richard Gutierrez. 00:10:36
Thank you, Mayor. And I'm going to start with introducing one and then we're going to ask the Chief to to introduce our new police 00:10:42
officer. But to start, I want to introduce our new human resources and risk manager, frankly. 00:10:48
I previewed at the last council meeting, I talked a little bit about him starting because that was his first day, but we wanted to 00:10:54
to bring him out and introduce him to everybody and. 00:10:59
And let people know about our new Human Resources Risk manager. 00:11:06
Position our our new person. 00:11:12
So Frank, I'm going to ask him to come up as I give a little bit of background. Frank most recently served as the division manager 00:11:16
for in the in the human resources department for the City of Palo Alto and he brings experience from several public agencies such 00:11:22
as the Department of Homeland Security. 00:11:28
The California Department of Public Health and he also served in the US Army. So we're happy to have Frank come in and this is a 00:11:35
critical, critical position that we had a vacancy. 00:11:40
For several months. And so we're really excited to have Frank and we wanted to introduce them and give him an opportunity to say a 00:11:47
few words. 00:11:50
Thank you very much. Good evening, Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem Council. 00:11:55
It's my honor to serve as HR Risk Manager for the City of Port Anime Prior to joining the city. My 20 years of HR experience spans 00:11:59
from the US Army corporate recruiting. 00:12:04
Personnel audits with the California Department of Public Health. 00:12:10
Investigation Analysis with the Department of Homeland Security and more recently I served as the served as an Analyst, Business 00:12:13
Partner, Manager, Division Manager in the City of Palo Alto, Human Resources Department for a little over 10 years. 00:12:20
Under the leadership of city manager Vega, deputy city manager. 00:12:28
I will focus on the city's graded assets, greatest assets, which is the employees. 00:12:32
I've had a chance to visit a few city locations and met the great people of this organization. 00:12:37
And I look forward to meeting all the employees that helped help move the city forward. Thank you very much. 00:12:41
Thank you. Welcome. Thank you very. 00:12:47
Thank you. Thank. 00:12:50
And next I want to introduce Chief Federico to introduce our newest police Officer. 00:12:52
Thank you everyone. Tonight I'm here to introduce. 00:13:04
Our newest hired officer, Richard Gutierrez. 00:13:07
Richard was born in Santa Barbara and was raised in Vent. 00:13:11
He served for after high school, he served four years in the US. 00:13:16
Did you guys swap Army stories when you were in orientation together? 00:13:20
Four years in the US Army in infantry, deployed to Afghanistan and left as a specialist. 00:13:25
After his time in the army, he attended the Golden West Police Academy in Huntington Beach, CA. 00:13:33
And upon completing that. 00:13:41
He worked for a short time at the Oxnard Police Department. 00:13:43
In a time where it's competitive to get good people, compassionate officers. 00:13:48
I'm glad we were able to get him. 00:13:52
To port Wayne MPD he. 00:13:54
Very he's been. 00:13:57
Humble and happy to be here. And he's very reserved, which is why he has such a short bio compared to some of the others. But he 00:14:00
has become so well liked already in his first few weeks, so we appreciate having him here. Richard, would you like to? 00:14:07
Say a few things. 00:14:14
Just want to say good evening everyone. First off I want to thank the city of Port Hueneme. 00:14:17
City of or the Police Department for giving me the opportunity to serve the community. Seems like they're very close knit 00:14:23
department along with the community seems to be very friendly. I look forward to my future with the department in the city. 00:14:30
I'd like to also thank my parents, Juan and Laurie Guitarist, for their support. 00:14:38
Throughout this whole. 00:14:43
I think that's about it for me. Welcome, welcome. Thank you. 00:14:45
We will. We will now do his swearing in. 00:14:50
With Georgiana and then there'll be a badge pinning right after that. 00:14:54
I Richard Gutierrez. 00:15:07
Do solemnly. 00:15:09
That I will support and. 00:15:11
The Constitution of the United States. 00:15:14
And the Constitution of the State of California. 00:15:18
Against all enemies. 00:15:21
Foreign and domestic. 00:15:23
That I will bear true faith and allegiance. 00:15:26
To the Constitution of the United States. 00:15:30
And to the Constitution, Constitution of the State of. 00:15:34
That I take this obligation freely. 00:15:39
Without any mental reservation. 00:15:43
Or purpose of evasion. 00:15:46
And I will. 00:15:49
Well and faithfully. 00:15:50
Discharge the DUT. 00:15:52
Upon which I'm about to enter. 00:15:55
Thank you. 00:15:57
Would any council like to make any comments? I know we didn't get a chance to say anything to Mr. Lee or to Officer Gutierrez. 00:17:01
Just like to welcome both of you to our fine city. Look forward to seeing you out and about and doing great things. 00:17:11
Yes, welcome everyone, both Mr. Lee and Officer Gutierrez. 00:17:20
OK. The next presentation will be an update from the Port of Wanami Oxnard Harvard District represent representative or I'm sorry 00:17:33
a port of Whinimi Oxnard Harbor District Representative regarding the shoreside power system. 00:17:41
All right. Well, thank you very much, Mayor Perez and. 00:17:49
Mayor Pro Tem and council members and staff, and as well as the public and neighbors of ours, really wanted to provide a moment to 00:17:52
give you information on what's been happening since. 00:17:57
Storm that so badly affected all of us back at the end of. 00:18:02
And give you an update on what we've been doing. We have been unbelievably busy and in kind of response to this, but wanted to 00:18:06
give you all update, answer questions etc. So I presume can I? 00:18:11
Clipboard. OK, great. All right, well, I'll just begin with a quick update. Just running through information that's probably not 00:18:17
new to any of you, but if we have members of the public watching at home, et. 00:18:23
Love to share our story? We are, of course. 00:18:28
You know the only deep water commercial seaport between LA and San Francisco, we almost process about 16 billion annually in 00:18:32
cargo. We're the number one West Coast US banana port that making up the lion's share of the refrigerated cargo that we move 00:18:37
through the port. 00:18:42
#4 container port in California a number six West Coast California excuse me container port. 00:18:47
And a top ten US port for autos and. 00:18:53
So we have had a tremendous amount of growth in the last 10 years. It's benefited the port, it's benefited the community, it's 00:18:56
benefited Ventura County writ large. 00:19:03
Almost 25,000 people in the community have a job because of the cargo that comes through the port and it has been putting into the 00:19:09
the arm of the county more than $236,000,000 in tax revenues. And as you can see in that line graph at the bottom there, it is the 00:19:16
most robust element of the entire GDP for the county. 00:19:23
So while a lot of the county has struggled post pandemic and even during the pandemic with economic vitality. 00:19:31
The port has been this kind of the strength in that. 00:19:38
Just looking at where these jobs are, we like to point out these are direct jobs. So these are folks that are going to work every 00:19:43
morning directly either inside the gate or just off port at some of the cargo processing facilities. 00:19:49
And about 65% of them all work in both Oxnard and Port Hueneme. So we have a very strong element of local employment. 00:19:55
You know, putting food on the table, providing salaries that provide family supporting jobs. 00:20:04
For us, community is really the the calling card of what we try and do. And and I know that you know, mission statements and 00:20:11
vision statements are a bit of a dime a dozen when it comes to large entities. 00:20:16
But I've never worked in an organization. I've worked in many in my. 00:20:22
That holds as fast and as true and as ethically firm to its commitment to the Community. 00:20:26
We were founded with a vision from the community that traces its origins back into the 1860s. 00:20:31
Of the Bard family and the opportunity for Ventura County and an area geographically so isolated from the rest of the state. 00:20:38
That really shipping was the only opportunity for both outward and inward growth of people, but also goods and commerce. 00:20:46
We continue under that same onus today. 00:20:54
To really provide a location that not only provides work and sustenance to the people who work here, but has those benefits ripple 00:20:57
through into the community. So things like food drives. 00:21:02
Things like the community benefit. 00:21:08
Direct sponsorships of local activities. This is really the the. 00:21:10
Of where the the heart of the port and our Board of Harbor Commissioners lie. And I know all of you are familiar with this, but I 00:21:15
just wanted to touch on that so. 00:21:19
As you can see here, our operating revenues have been continued to be strong have recently exceeded $20 million after. 00:21:24
2021, we do have of course quite a bit of operating expense operating heavy duty machinery and docks and warehouses. 00:21:31
In a salty environment near the coast isn't is a recipe for a lot of work to maintain those facilities, but it's not one that we 00:21:39
shy away from and that we continue to hope for expanded growth and done so with community and sustainability right behind both of 00:21:44
those. 00:21:49
So let's talk a little bit about specifically Short Side power. Short side Power, I'm the environmental manager. Shoot, I didn't 00:21:55
even introduce myself. My name is Giles Pettifor. I am the environmental manager of the Port of. Been there almost seven years. 00:22:01
This is really the meat and potatoes when it comes to our air quality program. That system that you see there, that is. 00:22:08
6 1/2 thousand vault. 00:22:16
That powers a container ship there at the dockside. 00:22:19
That system was built to a cost of approximately $15 million back in 2015. Those are longshore workers there operating that 00:22:22
machinery connecting that vessel in and that vessel will now run off of grid. 00:22:28
It will shut off the diesel auxiliary engines and run in a quiet clean. 00:22:35
Now that system and the retrofit, you can see the cables coming down from the VES. 00:22:40
Are highly specialized equipment. They're incredibly expensive to install in the 1st place they are. 00:22:44
Highly unique too. This is something that a lot of folks don't appreciate. Shore power systems globally are not the standard. 00:22:50
There are very few locations globally where ships have the requirement or the ability to actually plug into shore power. 00:22:57
California is the only state in the country. 00:23:05
Is the only location in the world where plug-in is required and is the operating standard for all the commercial seaports in the 00:23:08
state. 00:23:12
And has been since 2014. This is again another example of California being at the pointy end of the spear on sustainability 00:23:17
issues. 00:23:20
Well, December 21st, I'm sure we all live through this together. This exceeded an order of magnitude of greater than 1000 year 00:23:25
storm event. Now we'll we'll talk to that in a few minutes. 00:23:30
But the reason that that is important is because it has the fingerprints of climate change written all over it and as the previous 00:23:36
speaker. 00:23:39
Alluded to climate change and sea level rise is going to be the one of the biggest challenges of our lifetimes. It is a 00:23:43
generational challenge that is going to affect every single coastal community in the state. 00:23:49
And while many of us have done a lot, there is still tremendous work to be done and the science continues to evolve in this space 00:23:55
and we're going to talk about that in relation to what happened on the 21st in particular. 00:24:01
So Daniel Swain, many of you might know him. He's a big he's sort of a science celebrity, if you will. He has a large following 00:24:07
through social media. He also really speaks truth to power when it comes to the nature of climate change. 00:24:14
For scientists trying to discern hard, complex data. 00:24:21
Because when storm events like this happen, they produce a tremendous amount of data and we're trying to glean through that 00:24:26
quickly to understand what happened. 00:24:30
That's going to relate to part of our response as. 00:24:34
So about 2:15 that morning. 00:24:37
We saw unprecedented volumes of rain coming down region wide. There was a convective cell that means a highly, highly energy dense 00:24:40
pocket of cloud and water. 00:24:46
While clouds are water, so basically water sat over the port and sat over Oxnard for about two hours. That cell was not really 00:24:51
forecasted by the National Weather Service. It wasn't in their original forecast. 00:24:57
But due to how intense, how much energy there was locked in this band of moisture. 00:25:03
They issued a tornado warning that morning because of seeing activity on the eastern side of that that cell. 00:25:08
And it kicked off about 3 inches of rain. 00:25:14
In about 50. 00:25:17
So just to give it some context. 00:25:20
NOAA, the National Oceanic Atmosphere Atmospheric Administration that operates a National Weather Service. 00:25:22
States that 1000 year storm event in the city of Port Hueneme. 00:25:28
Prior to this. 00:25:34
Would have been about an inch and three quarters in one. 00:25:35
We had almost 3 inches of rain in about 55 minutes. 00:25:39
So that gives you an understanding of context for how much water volume came down how quickly. 00:25:43
And that is why we saw this unprecedented level of water moving around the community and causing catastrophic flooding. 00:25:51
From north of the base all the way down to. 00:25:58
So we immediately got folks working. We had a full crew on that night and they were out working. You know, two AMI was getting 00:26:01
text messages. 00:26:05
You can see in that. 00:26:11
I thought I had a pointer. There's a drain in the corner there. You can see all of that. That is a mafia, that, that flat thing in 00:26:12
the middle there. 00:26:15
There's almost 3 feet of standing water right there in that image. 00:26:19
Thankfully, the city did help out. We had a vector truck that was out there in a few hours. We began working on clearing drains, 00:26:23
maintaining drains with the city with our facility staff immediately. 00:26:28
And worked all the way through the night, all the way through the day, all the way through the following night. 00:26:34
But we're not able to really stem the flow of that level of unprecedented water volume. 00:26:38
This is a still from one of our security cams. So this is looking E that's anacapa view in those homes behind us there. This is 00:26:44
the Sun Kiss lot or this is the southeastern corner. That's where the banana festival happens in that parking lot right there. 00:26:51
What you're seeing in that kind of angular again is our shore power. 00:26:59
Infrastructure substation, right? 00:27:03
That is almost 3 feet of water standing right. 00:27:06
Water and high voltage is not a good combination. 00:27:09
And the system unfortunately shorted out at that time. Now that system was built in 2015. 00:27:12
To the state of the science at that time, almost 10 years ago. 00:27:17
In reflection of what was known about anticipated sea level rise, anticipated climate change. 00:27:21
What we have seen through this event is that was not nearly. 00:27:27
But at the time, that was the best of our knowledge and that's a really important conclusion around climate change. 00:27:30
Is that our own understanding of it continues to evolve and our need as stewards of public agencies have to adapt. 00:27:36
And we have to be willing to take on acknowledging that perhaps we didn't get it right or that we need to do more in the future. 00:27:45
So this is this still was was when, you know, after the rain had largely passed. I think that was about 3:00 AM. 00:27:51
You can see that port tractor in the back making a wake through the puddle. 00:27:58
Oh, it's actually a video. OK, Excell. 00:28:02
So there you go. You can see all that water sparkling in the night, unfortunately. 00:28:04
This is on the northern side, so that's the Clara gates. That's Clara St. and the corner with Naval base of Ventura County and 00:28:10
then sort of the northeastern corner of the port right there. 00:28:14
An amazing volume of water not only came down West on Clara St. but also sheet flowed across Naval Base Ventura County right under 00:28:19
the northern side of the port as well. 00:28:24
Again, another short video from one of our security cameras. 00:28:32
Another one showing water coming in from Clara St. Again, this is accumulated debris that some of that you can see all of that 00:28:35
bark. That's bark from adjacent, you know areas. 00:28:41
Neighbors of. 00:28:47
This is the actual shoreside power system itself. The following day you can see arcing and spark and sort of burn marks on the the 00:28:49
infrastructure there as well as water inside this system. 00:28:54
Same thing here, another part of the system, additional scorching marks where you can see that. 00:29:00
So unfortunately when we got engineers out in the following day and the following weeks in SCE, they basically gave us their 00:29:05
professional opinion that this system was beyond repair unfortunately. 00:29:10
Electrical systems have to be incredibly well engineered to be certifiable, and the reason they have to be certified is for 00:29:17
safety. 00:29:20
As we saw in that beginning video, those are our neighbors that are connecting 6 1/2 thousand volts. 00:29:24
Of. 00:29:30
That is no small T. 00:29:31
So ensuring that this system is safe is critical to getting it certified and operating it safely. 00:29:34
So this is, that's the vault, that's the thing that you saw the guys plugging the ship, the connection into. 00:29:40
That is that night. So that's inches of water pouring over the Wharf itself into the vault. There was a ship plugged in at that 00:29:46
time and when the system shorted out. 00:29:51
Obviously that connection was lost, so. 00:29:56
Additional lots of moisture inside the vaults. This is Clara St. This is an. 00:29:58
We feel that that pain for the community of what happened that night being so unprecedented, unprecedented. 00:30:03
And needing, you know, understanding, needing a post mortem on it to be able to respond better as we move forward. 00:30:10
So we had our Board of Harbor Commissioners that the next day they issued an emergency proclamation. 00:30:16
That put us into basically response. 00:30:23
Getting the right folks out to look at the system, begin our process of getting the finances worked out as well as the actual 00:30:26
structural. What do we do about this? How do we re engineer and reconstruct this system that makes such a difference? 00:30:33
Well, here is a tally. This is our initial EST. 00:30:41
So as you can see that grand total is close to 40 million. 00:30:44
That is the reality of building infrastructure in 2024. 00:30:49
There is unprecedented competition for high voltage and medium voltage electrical components. 00:30:52
Every single port in the state of. 00:30:58
And many other heavy duty facilities are in the middle of decarbonizing their operations just like we are here. 00:31:01
We are all in competition for the same Transformers, the same switch gear, the same conduit. 00:31:07
So those lead times are making the costs go up and they're making times take a little bit longer unfortunately. 00:31:13
But this is all with an eye. 00:31:18
Getting a system reconstructed. 00:31:20
So this is a quick timeline. I have been in meetings almost every single day since this storm event. 00:31:23
Talking to elected officials, talking to responders, talking to other ports, Talking to policy people about how we respond. 00:31:29
And how do we build a system that works as well, operates as quickly as possible? 00:31:37
So you can see there, obviously the finances of this with that $40 million price tag are critical for the success of being able to 00:31:43
do this as quickly as possible. 00:31:46
We've been talking to FEMA, we've been talking to the state. 00:31:50
We are in the understanding right that that right now the the dollar amount will not trigger FEMA reimbursement, but Cal OES seems 00:31:53
very likely to be an option. 00:31:58
We've been in constant communication with them, Austin Yang, who's from our port staff, our Director of Finance here and and. 00:32:03
He has been having a number of these conversations within all of the insurance folks, but also the state about. 00:32:10
How we pay for this? How we get this all moving. 00:32:15
Obviously conversations with state regulatory bodies like CARB have been essential, but we've also had conversations with state 00:32:18
Assembly Member Bennett and State Senator Limon on this situation. 00:32:23
As well as federal Representative Brownlee as well. 00:32:28
So we are going to need help. We're talking to everybody. We're sharing the story, we're explaining what we're doing about this 00:32:32
well. 00:32:35
We are estimating probably a year and a half. 00:32:39
To completion for a rebuild on a new system based on lead times on pieces of specialized hand built high voltage electrical 00:32:42
infrastructure. 00:32:46
In the meantime, we are looking at all of our options as far as emission control. 00:32:52
We are fully aware of the difference that these systems have made in local air quality. 00:32:56
As the environmental manager, this is my job. I have to enumerate this. I have to quantify this every year and I appreciate those. 00:33:01
That benefit and how that is now an expectation and and really should be. 00:33:07
What we have on the bottom of this slide here are a number of companies. So there is a fairly new technology that's been pioneered 00:33:12
down in the San Pedro reports. 00:33:16
That is functionally a floating emissions capture bar. 00:33:20
This is what it looks like. This is down in Long Beach I. 00:33:25
It is functionally a concrete injection arm that they would use for doing construction that's been modified to function like a 00:33:29
giant Doctor Susie and Shop Vac. 00:33:34
And literally suck the emissions out of the stacks of the ships and then physically and chemically filter them on board that barge 00:33:40
right there. 00:33:43
We were in the works, have been in the works to get one of these systems for more than five years. 00:33:48
I've been having conversations with these companies going back more than five years trying to. 00:33:53
One of these systems dedicated and paid for for whining. 00:33:58
The challenge has been this is brand new technology. 00:34:03
These have never worked on some of the categories of vessels that we have here. 00:34:05
We are not afraid of a challenge we always rise to. 00:34:10
So we are in direct communication with these companies as well as with the state, because the state will be critical in helping to 00:34:13
fund this. 00:34:17
About how quickly we could get one of those systems out here. 00:34:22
To have it operating on our refrigerated container vessels. 00:34:25
In the meantime as they don't have short power, so that is our short term desire is around getting one of these systems up here. 00:34:28
There are a few of these in construction right now. 00:34:33
Because of January 1st, 2025, the auto carrier vessels, the Roro ships that you've seen out there. 00:34:39
Those are going to be mandated by state law to have emissions control starting January 1st, so we've been planning on having one 00:34:45
of these for the railroad ships. 00:34:49
January. 00:34:53
We would like to get one or possibly more if they're available prior to. 00:34:54
This is why I'm on the phone all day, every day and these calls with people talking about how quickly we can get some of these 00:34:59
things built. 00:35:02
This is a photograph from Gosh, that was early January. 00:35:06
There are a lot of elected officials in that. There's a lot of our trade brothers and. 00:35:11
There's a lot of community support and a lot of love neck meat in that photograph showing the importance of the port. 00:35:15
So what we want to say is that we are going to do this. We're going to do it right. 00:35:20
We are going to answer questions around how it happened, but we're also going to. 00:35:26
Remember, if I have the slide in here, yes, OK. So we have a lot related to sustainability. This is what I'm normally talking 00:35:32
about. So this is my comfort zone in here. 00:35:36
We've been doing a three-year study on decarbonize, decarbonizing the port of. 00:35:41
And what you can see in this graphic here is a timeline across the top. 00:35:46
We have been looking at energy on port and trying to understand how we could decarbonize and what we can see there is 2030. 00:35:51
Being a targeted date for full 0 emission operations. 00:35:58
Because of the Storm event, we're not going to change that date. We're not going to shy away from that. 00:36:02
We are going to be installing substantially more infrastructure in addition to shore power for cargo handling equipment. The 00:36:06
cranes themselves, we're going to be building a second shore power system. I'm not sure if the community appreciated this, but. 00:36:13
The South terminal, the refrigerated container vessels, that's the one that broke the reefer ships, the banana ships, the North 00:36:21
Terminal. 00:36:24
Auto carrier side, we've been planning to build a shore power system on that side for again for more than five years. It's like a 00:36:27
90% design state on that one, that one's fully funded. 00:36:32
That one. 00:36:37
Is a different voltage stand. 00:36:40
So there's a little bit of in the weeds nuances there, but these are all in queue and this is the commitment that we are making 00:36:42
that we are going to continue to that transition to 0 emissions. 00:36:47
And we want to deliver on that 2030 date. 00:36:52
I think that's it for my slides. I'm happy to answer any questions if you all have any, but thank you for your time. I apologize 00:36:55
for talking a little bit at length about this. This is near and dear to what we do and. 00:37:01
Is something that's really important to us. 00:37:07
Lastly, we do have community air quality monitoring equipment, both at Haycocks Elementary and South Winds and South Oxnard. 00:37:09
And we have a monitor up on our Harbor Master building that's been having a few issues with power because of the storm events. 00:37:17
We're going to be building a website. It's close to completion. We're doing language just to make sure all the the English and 00:37:22
Spanish translations work. 00:37:26
To enable the community to see near real time data from those. 00:37:30
I won't go into bore you with all the technical science around those right now, but those show a specific kind of air pollutant 00:37:35
that is related to fossil fuel combustion. 00:37:39
So happy to come back and explain all that to you at another time and even show you some examples of the data. 00:37:45
The one at Haycocks has been up there for more than four years now, so we have a very good understanding of functioning air 00:37:50
quality along the Oxnard coastline. 00:37:53
Thank you, this council. Have any questions or comments? 00:37:57
Thank you for all that information. 00:38:02
I was really surprised to learn a couple. Was it last year during the. 00:38:05
Process when we ran out of air pollution credits. 00:38:09
And we got involved. We actually had to stop the dredge. 00:38:13
And it was said to me that the the port of wine EMI is the. 00:38:18
Emission producer in the county of Ventura is that. 00:38:23
It depends on the constituent you're talking about. So. 00:38:27
The the port for. 00:38:31
Like a single source like a location of geographic location, is that? 00:38:35
The largest actual emitter of pollutants in the county is the one-on-one freeway. 00:38:39
The number of truck trips, the number of pieces of machinery, etc. If you look at the state as a whole, this is a good analog to 00:38:45
your to your your your question, Councilmember Gama. 00:38:50
In the state of California writ large. 00:38:56
40% of statewide emissions, excuse me, come from transportation. Only about 10% of that is from heavy duty. 00:38:58
30% of statewide emissions come from light duty vehicles. 00:39:06
And that's a nuance that most of the public doesn't fully appreciate, because we tend to think of planes and ships as big 00:39:09
polluters. Ships contribute about 1% of state GHG, so that's greenhouse gas emission. 00:39:15
Light duty vehicles, again, almost 30%. 00:39:21
So in Ventura County, that same sort of reflection happens. You've got a huge freeway that has 10s of thousands of light duty and 00:39:24
heavy duty trips on it, moving back and forward every day. 00:39:29
If you look at our monitoring data from the Haycock system. 00:39:35
When we see the worst air quality in the Oxnard region. 00:39:39
Is when we have light winds from the north, typically during the winter. 00:39:43
When you get a low sort of push from the north and it's pushing emissions from 101 down toward the monitor. 00:39:48
Those. 00:39:53
Particulate readings that we see other than wildfire. Wildfire is a whole. Nother conversation blows all the rest of that out of 00:39:55
the water. 00:39:59
Yeah, I. 00:40:02
Really surprised the other. 00:40:04
To ship was coming in and the emissions were coming right down. 00:40:06
Down my street. And so sometimes the wind works against us. Yeah. And those are really ephemeral. I mean that the important thing 00:40:10
that we say when when you look at why shore power is so beneficial is because. 00:40:15
When a ship comes in and leaves, you will get pollution from it, just like starting a cold engine. The engines in those ships are 00:40:21
about the size of a condominium. 00:40:25
They are massive, massive pieces of machinery and the cylinders heads are, you know, 810 feet across. 00:40:29
They use a huge amount of energy, they produce a very large volume of emissions. 00:40:36
Sometimes it's smoky when the engines are cold starting and you know leaving and. 00:40:41
But it's that interim time of sitting at the dock that's so. 00:40:46
Then one other question. So DEF, are the ships have to use DEF coming in, correct? No, the ships are not running on diesel. 00:40:50
They're running on a different sort of petroleum distillate that's made specifically for California, California. 00:40:56
Has a fuel cleanliness requirement that exceeds the only recently adopted international global standard for. 00:41:04
Marine oil basically by about a factor of almost 50. It's I think it's like 37 or something. So the California has what they call 00:41:14
an emissions control area and when you're within state waters 3 miles, you have to switch over to the cleanest of the clean fuels. 00:41:21
So when those ships are sitting there, they are burning the literally the cleanest fuels you can buy for a ship and they cost a, 00:41:28
you know a very significant amount. But that's that doesn't that's kind of neither here nor there. 00:41:35
But it is important because those fuels have to get distilled just for ships that are coming within 3 miles of the shoreline and 00:41:42
coming to the dock in California. 00:41:47
Nowhere else in the world do ships operate at birth with as clean of a. 00:41:52
And again, that's another example of Calif. 00:41:57
You know, being at the pointy end of the spear on on maritime stuff. 00:41:59
Thank you. There's a lot to this. I'm sure there's a lot. I mean it's that's one of the the conversation pieces that that you 00:42:03
know, we're not trying to shirk any responsibility in the space, but we're trying to reflect the incredible complexity of it. I 00:42:07
just remember the last point I did want to make though. 00:42:12
We are starting February, March 1st, we're starting Climate Action Adaptation Plan. 00:42:16
That is a sea level rise exercise, by and large, but it brings in clean air and it brings in adaptation. 00:42:22
One of the elements in the conversations we've been having with both the state as well as a lot of academics I was talking to. 00:42:28
Meteorologists from Scripps Institute of Oceanography just a few weeks ago about the storm event after the fact. 00:42:35
And they were explaining how for a lot of jurisdictions, coastal jurisdictions particularly. 00:42:41
Bayer is a little bit further ahead of us on. 00:42:46
They're realizing that their precipitation. 00:42:49
What the previous speaker spoke to water coming from four sides, most of the jurisdictions in the state. 00:42:52
Are using numbers. If they've done their sea level rise or flooding risks, they're using data that's now out of date. 00:42:58
They don't yet have a model. They don't yet have a number to understand what this actual atmospheric river. 00:43:04
Climate change driven precipitation event is going to look like in the future. It's literally how new the science on this is. 00:43:11
So we're going to be trying to do that locally and we'd be happy to share that with, you know, your staff and. 00:43:18
As you prepare or look at your LCP or some of these questions. 00:43:23
This is the kind of stuff where we're, you know, going to be talking to the county, going to be talking to local cities on these 00:43:27
conversations because. 00:43:30
We're right again at that, that kind of bleeding edge of some of the science right now. So I'll leave it at that. But thank you 00:43:33
very much for your time and happy to answer any other questions if anybody has one. 00:43:38
I just want to say thank you, Mr. Metaphor. I attended the climate workshop that. 00:43:42
You helped that you spoke at last week. Yes, wonderful workshop, it was terrific. And I'm so proud of the port for the leadership 00:43:47
that you're demonstrating in the area of climate change. 00:43:53
And taking mitigative measures and look forward to hearing more from you. Yeah. Thank you. 00:43:59
If I could just quickly, yeah, thank you for doing the presentation. 00:44:07
There were a lot of sort of immediate, urgent things we responded to with the storm and all those factors you talked about, but 00:44:14
it's sort of surprised me over the last. 00:44:18
Month that it seems like the attention from a lot of our community has shifted to the shoreside power system issue. 00:44:22
And so it's been a bigger topic than I had anticipated kind of coming out of the starter. 00:44:30
So for me, just because we're getting a lot of questions and we're going to try to respond to those and try to make sure we 00:44:36
connect them. I wanted to make sure, make sure I just. 00:44:40
Kind of have an understanding and maybe the question that I anticipate some people would ask is. 00:44:45
So from the presentation. 00:44:51
Is it fair to say the estimate to get the system back up was about 18 months approximately? We're still working on those numbers 00:44:54
because of. 00:44:58
The nature of we're literally redesigning this as we're moving forward with conversations about how we pay for it, so. 00:45:02
And then the. 00:45:09
Is one option that's being looked into. 00:45:11
And I think one of the notes said potentially as early as 2025, but but not for certain yet. We're hoping to have one sooner than 00:45:14
that. We're again in that conversation because these systems are. 00:45:21
Planets align. 00:45:58
But we're optimistic. 00:45:59
And then just the last thing would be, I think some of the speakers, some of the people who've come to the city and asked 00:46:01
questions about it. 00:46:05
Some of the people who come to our past meetings to ask about it, they had asked essentially if there'd be a contact at the port 00:46:08
that they could talk to and kind of get updates on it and. 00:46:13
I I'm wondering if we can connect and try to get that information to give to those residents so that they can absolutely hear it 00:46:20
directly from you. Yeah, I've had a number of conversations with a few of them directly. I'm always happy to talk to anybody. 00:46:26
We are redesigning our website ironically prior to this happening, and we're going to have a page on the new website when that 00:46:32
comes up that'll be specifically a dashboard or a status update that'll get updated regularly on what's happening with this. 00:46:38
So we do intend to, you know, kind of have a landing page, if you will, for what's happening with this as things develop. 00:46:45
Thank you. OK. Thank you so much. 00:46:51
We're going to move on to the third presentation, which is an overview of the Regional defense partnership, or RDP, presented by 00:46:55
RDP representatives. 00:46:59
Good evening. 00:47:06
Thank you. 00:47:08
Mayor Pro Tem, council members and City manager and staff. 00:47:10
I would like to introduce someone that's with me, Charlotte Craven. She many of you may know her. She was in the City Council of 00:47:14
Camarillo for many years and she's my treasure and has been our treasure. 00:47:19
Almost from the beginning. 00:47:24
Yeah. And so thank you for allowing us to have this time to come talk to you. 00:47:27
I'm going to start because I don't want to. 00:47:33
Before I get into the presentation. 00:47:38
This city has been the. 00:47:41
Most long. 00:47:43
City to SP. 00:47:48
With the addition of You've never missed a trip on our lobbying trips to Washington and all 20 something. 00:47:50
I could count on Portland, Amy, having electeds there, and that means so much on these trips to have those people with us. 00:47:58
When we go into all the deputy secretaries of defense and all of those offices, and often to the press over to the. 00:48:06
West Wing area and talk to people or Navy headquarters. 00:48:15
And they see these elected people. 00:48:20
And we have these. 00:48:23
And they see a room full of electives, and they say you mean all of you agree. We never get something that everybody like that 00:48:25
agrees upon, and it means so much. 00:48:29
To have these electeds there. 00:48:34
Supporting the Navy and supporting these issues. So thank you Portland. 00:48:38
Next slide please. 00:48:45
Mr. Fisher, you have the oh, I'm sorry I didn't. I didn't get trained. 00:48:48
OK, what is R? 00:48:54
Well, we're the base support group. 00:48:56
Many people think, well, why do you have a base support group? One of the kids, the base just do their own thing. Well, you've got 00:49:00
to remember that the military can't lobby. 00:49:04
For issues, they can have all kinds of issues, but they can't go lobby for them. They can't make things happen. 00:49:09
And so. 00:49:15
We learned a big. 00:49:16
If you look at the history of R. 00:49:19
There was number base support group here and we had taken for granted that the base would always be here. 00:49:22
And that there would always that no one would shut down Point Magoo, no one would shut down the range, no one would shut down any 00:49:28
of this. 00:49:32
Well, we got a rude. 00:49:36
We got put on Base Realignment and Closure act back in the 90s, ninety 5. 00:49:38
And. 00:49:44
Period. 00:49:46
And. 00:49:49
That woke. 00:49:50
So at that point we went to work on the BRAC and I wasn't involved. Obviously. At that time I was still the civil servant, just a 00:49:52
little bit about my background. I was Director of Engineering for the Navy Lab Naval Surface Warfare Center before I. 00:49:58
Retired and took on helping in the RDP organization. 00:50:05
And actually came aboard just about the time we were really forming it. 00:50:11
But if you look at that. 00:50:16
What we what it did was in a wake up call that basically. 00:50:19
We need a base support group. We don't want to get into this position again. And when I get into the presentation, you show the 00:50:23
benefits of the base and all the things that are happening. And many of you know this, you'll see. 00:50:29
The value that we have. 00:50:35
But it was decided at that point that we needed to continue an organization. 00:50:37
That would be there to help grow the base, help support the base, help bring in new programs, help get military construction that 00:50:42
it's very difficult to get for places like laboratories. 00:50:47
ETC. So with. 00:50:53
Is why we exist. 00:50:56
So our membership is made-up of two county supervisors, one representative from each of our supporting. 00:50:59
We have elected in federal to state officials that come. We have most of. 00:51:07
A college district, etc. The school. 00:51:13
We have a forum for all of the things that impact the base and net the base impacts. 00:51:17
And they all are members of our organization. 00:51:22
If you look at our total membership, it's approximately 255 or 35 people. There are no. 00:51:25
Dues to belong, any citizen can become a member of the organization and support. 00:51:33
The partnerships are with the main commands at the base. 00:51:40
This is one of the things we set out to do when we had the BRAC was rebuild the base or build up the base so it was so important 00:51:44
you could never put it on the list. 00:51:49
You that little bumper sticker down there, Examples where there's 100. 00:51:54
On this space. At this point, people don't realize what we have going here. 00:51:59
But between the Wyoming side, at the Point Magoo site, we have 100 commands. 00:52:04
We set out. 00:52:10
A number of years ago RDP to build it to this. 00:52:12
In the last. 00:52:16
10 years we've brought from 70 commands to 100 commands. 00:52:18
And we've just about. 00:52:24
All the spots that are available, but that's a good story. 00:52:27
When you look at shutting something down, what are you going to do with 100 commands? 00:52:31
You got 100 commands, you're going to have to move. 00:52:35
And so that was one of our. 00:52:38
And we're still working on that. We've not only brought in 100 commands, we've also brought in some of. 00:52:41
These leading. 00:52:47
That are the. 00:52:50
Of. 00:52:53
We brought and become the center of all the unmanned work. That's both. 00:52:54
Under. 00:52:59
And surface unmanned vehicles, this is now the center. And that's because the lobbying that RDP did. 00:53:01
To go out. 00:53:08
Commence those programs. They ought to come. 00:53:11
And that this is the place that they would get the best. 00:53:13
Now, we couldn't have done that if we didn't have. 00:53:17
Set of warfare centers here that were able to take and and bring that work under and do a good job. 00:53:21
But it's the effort we put into. 00:53:27
Convincing those people to bring those projects here, that's. 00:53:30
That's made us. 00:53:33
We're A501C4 organization. Our office is located in Oxnard. 00:53:37
And we get financial support from the county and six. 00:53:42
You've been you've been with us from the beginning. 00:53:46
And I I look back on some great trips over the time and look at some of the council members that I've got to meet. 00:53:50
And starting with Tony Polante, I imagine most of you know Tony and. 00:53:57
And John Sharkey is an example, but I did want to make we have had some of the best talent from this. 00:54:03
Group that. 00:54:12
Not only do they get involved and and. 00:54:14
Learned. 00:54:18
But when we get, they get so good that when I when we go to Washington. 00:54:20
They're up, they're just defending the issues as well as we do often and it's just a pleasure to see. 00:54:25
Not only how talented they are, but how involved they are. And Laura and Martha. 00:54:32
It got another winners here. They've already contributed so much. 00:54:38
And of course, both of them were on our trip last year. I would really appreciate. 00:54:43
Our general meetings are held monthly. 00:54:50
We usually hold them over at the county center. They're on the first Thursdays of the month, 7:30 in the morning. 00:54:54
And anybody is welcome to attend at anytime. 00:54:59
And that's. 00:55:03
Most of the major commands are represented there every time. 00:55:05
Cal State's their Community College districts, their water district, all the people that have something to do with. 00:55:11
The base and base support and exchange of information. 00:55:19
And so, but any anybody is welcome to. 00:55:22
Our strategic committee and Laura's own our strategic committee currently as well as many and I'll show that in a minute. 00:55:27
But we all they also hold monthly meetings and that's. 00:55:36
That's where all the issue papers get written. That's where all the strategic planning for what should we do for the. 00:55:40
How should we? What should we put priority on ET? 00:55:47
And to determine what those issues are, we do an annual visit to each command and in fact we're in that process currently. 00:55:53
And we just visited Dearborn Command Group today. 00:56:01
And we visited Surface Warfare Center and we'll be we'll be at all the major commands. 00:56:05
And we're getting ready for our annual lobbying trip. 00:56:11
So what we do is go to them and they basically just open up to us because they know. 00:56:14
They become our issues. We're not going to ever get them in the middle of it, but they tell us what's getting in the way of doing 00:56:20
business here. 00:56:23
What's getting in the way of them being able to accomplish their? 00:56:27
And what things that they need that they just can't get through the. 00:56:30
And we decide which one of those are most important and take those owners. 00:56:35
We've been very. 00:56:40
And accomplishing that. And I'll talk more about that in a moment. 00:56:42
So what's the goals of the? 00:56:47
Basically to become that group that is actively supporting the base. 00:56:51
Determining the needs for the base, doing what the base can't do for itself, what the commands can't do for themselves. 00:56:56
And making. 00:57:03
Able to be more. 00:57:05
In the in. 00:57:08
And take the burden of the politics off of. 00:57:10
Because they can't work those anyway and foster a very favorable position for the base in the whole political system and we've 00:57:13
been very successful with that. 00:57:18
Develop strong congressional connections. Work with our state and regional partners. 00:57:24
And doing that I recently, three years ago, I formed a group in the in the state of California called California Defense 00:57:30
Communities. 00:57:35
Which now we have a group that is a group of groups like us. We have San Diego, we have Bill, we Travis, we have all of the 00:57:40
Monterey. All of them are members of this new organization that we form. So we can. 00:57:47
Pool our resources together to. 00:57:53
All of California's defense industry. 00:57:57
And we just got that formed about. 00:58:00
It's going on. 00:58:02
Go actually got the signing in the governor's office. 00:58:04
This is the quick look at the organization. You can see that the board. 00:58:10
And board members. Again, each city has a board member that is sponsoring US. County has two. 00:58:17
Board members and we have a strategic committee and you can see. 00:58:26
Laura. 00:58:32
Laura is. 00:58:35
Strategic Committee and Martha's on our board. 00:58:37
This is the impact of NBBC. 00:58:44
It's over $4 billion, almost $5 billion. It's 24,000 people employed. 00:58:49
And and we have 4000 active duty. 00:58:56
And that's going to grow considerably over the next. 00:59:00
By 27. 00:59:04
At least 800 more active duty people here. 00:59:06
We've grown it to 100 command. 00:59:13
And we've reached this just said that 4.6 billion that's some of the recent things that we have accomplished is working these 00:59:15
issues to grow the. 00:59:20
Which brought that in economic level. 00:59:25
They're the largest employer of professional jobs. If you want to, if you want the high paying jobs. 00:59:29
Most of them are on the base. That's where all the scientists are hired. That's where all the engineers are hard. So when we talk 00:59:36
about. 00:59:39
The employment of the base. You're talking primarily professional jobs, very high paying jobs and. 00:59:43
And a large contribution to a community by those people. 00:59:49
We recently worked on some time ago with the Coast Guard relocating to Point Magoo and you know that's happened by now and we're 00:59:57
supporting the getting their new facility to make. 01:00:04
Viable at point. 01:00:13
We have. We worked. 01:00:16
Directed energy for a long time. Directed energy is. 01:00:18
And we worked on with those program. 01:00:22
Prior to them becoming full born programs and. 01:00:27
People back there that the place you want to put this is. 01:00:32
And now we have the. 01:00:36
Directed energy test facility in the Navy and it's located at Point Magoo and we also were able to get. 01:00:38
Part of that. 01:00:47
That will help that testing. 01:00:49
Out on the. 01:00:52
Ireland so we are the centers directed energy now for all tests and evaluation for the Navy because of being able to get that. 01:00:53
For the local. 01:01:04
And and as I said earlier, we became the Center for unmanned program. 01:01:06
Due to some work that we've done over the last 10 years of working and going in and finding out which programmers were coming and 01:01:10
convincing the people, this is the place you want. 01:01:14
Put those program. 01:01:19
And. 01:01:22
One again, when do you When do you need a plate group? 01:01:24
Well, if you know anything about how the Navy works and how the military works, military construction to get new labs, etcetera. 01:01:29
Very difficult for labor. 01:01:37
Most of that money gets prioritized to the fleet and to the operational units, almost all of the milk cons that we've been able 01:01:39
to. 01:01:43
That the base desperate, I mean desperately needed. 01:01:47
To do their work, we had. 01:01:52
Through plus UPS, which we lobbied for. 01:01:55
And we had. 01:01:58
Senators and great positions and great congressmen and great. 01:02:00
And we've gotten almost every new lab that's on that base through Plus. 01:02:04
Through the lobby work that we. 01:02:10
Some issue examples that we see happening now. We have a huge electrical problem. We have a base that was built in the 50s. 01:02:16
Nothing's been done. You can't get the infrastructure money to fix the electrical system. 01:02:22
That's one of our primary issues now is trying to find the money for. 01:02:28
How we can? 01:02:31
What approach we can use? 01:02:34
We've we've already made one visit to Washington on this issue. We've got some ideas. We're working with Naval base Ventura County 01:02:36
now and some possibilities that we might be able to. 01:02:41
Used to move in that direction, but it's a very critical issue for the base. Right now is. 01:02:47
Is the age of the electrical power and the electrical grid. 01:02:53
And that's one of the issues we're working. 01:02:57
The other one is we've got 800 sailors coming here on a new program called MQ 25 Stingray, which we worked the lobby to get here. 01:03:01
And and have that program come here. It's a very important program. It's one of the new unmanned programs. 01:03:09
It's one of the young men. It's the unmanned program that. 01:03:15
Refuge, the aircraft and flight. You don't have to. You can send this unmanned aircraft up and it will connect with the planes and 01:03:19
refuel them. Very important program. 01:03:24
And since we got the program here and when it comes on board, we're going to have that. 01:03:30
Additional growth and we're working on trying to get funding and resources to meet that growth welcome. 01:03:35
And I won't read all of those, but there's a lot of issues. The bottom one is is turned into very big issue. You've all heard 01:03:44
about skiffs, I think. 01:03:49
And security information, all of those requirements and a number of things have happened have been toughened. 01:03:54
And there are now much and now none of our facilities Loc. 01:04:00
I. 01:04:05
We have 1 area. 01:04:06
But most of our facilities locally don't meet this gift requirements. 01:04:08
And they do work in that arena. So that's a big issue that we're taking on to try to get the funding to improve. 01:04:12
So their skill facilities are. 01:04:18
The standards of the current stand. 01:04:22
That's just some examples. Well, what are some of our future challenges? Well, we're. 01:04:25
Getting ready and making sure we don't get back, though we don't know if there would be another brack. But you never know what the 01:04:30
politics are. You never know what's going to happen. We're trying to continue to grow and make sure NBV. 01:04:36
Is so so. 01:04:42
Important and so. 01:04:45
Full of activity that you couldn't break it anyway, so we we continue to build on that. 01:04:47
And you can never let down because the new programs, programs come, programs go. 01:04:53
What we're trying to do is make sure that we get the programs of importance here. 01:04:58
So when the old program grows up goes that was important, we've got the new program coming in. 01:05:02
And and you This doesn't just happen. You've got to. 01:05:09
I was Director of Engineering for Surface Wi-Fi Center for many years. 01:05:13
I had to work hard to keep programs. 01:05:17
From that standpoint too. 01:05:20
Never given that you're going to get a program. 01:05:23
It's someone has been out. 01:05:26
And talking to people and convincing them you should put the. 01:05:28
Wherever. And so it's a constant battle. It's. 01:05:32
We have to continually do if we want to see the will of the future to be here and right now we've taken, we've already received. 01:05:35
Three of the major things that are the future due to this, due to the effort that we've done. 01:05:44
That's just a few of the things that have happened. Many of you may not know, but. 01:05:51
In the Tony Valenti days when he was here. 01:05:57
We got word that the Air National Guard said they were going to probably not be. 01:06:01
In four or five years because they weren't getting the modern aircraft till six or seven years. 01:06:07
Later and so we took that. 01:06:13
And luckily, at that time we had people in all the right positions in Washington. 01:06:18
And we've done something that's never been done before. Nobody's ever done accomplished this kind. We got them 8. 01:06:24
C130 J's, which is the aircraft they needed to stay alive. 01:06:33
And we got those as. 01:06:37
They weren't in the They didn't have a contract form we weren't going to get. 01:06:39
But we got them added. 01:06:43
The budget and added to the production line. 01:06:46
Due to having the right people in the right positions and lobbying for, I think it was three to four years, but we finally made it 01:06:49
happen. 01:06:53
And that would not have happened without the work RDP did. 01:06:58
That's just one example. We've gotten over $120 million and plus is up plus up for military construction. That's got their new 01:07:03
labs, if you go and look at any new lab. 01:07:07
You know it's it's due to that. 01:07:13
And. 01:07:18
With that, any questions? 01:07:21
Did I hear that you said that we have a directed energy test facility, Does that mean lasers like yes, yes, we it's located at 01:07:27
Point Magoo? 01:07:31
And we have a big lab. 01:07:36
And because of the sensitivity of that program, this whole lab is almost a skill when I said we only have one area. 01:07:40
This whole building, it's a huge building. Is is almost. 01:07:48
It's up to skiff standards because of the nature of that program. 01:07:51
We. 01:07:55
The other end of. 01:07:56
We got equipment and it's construction on Sand Neck Island, so. 01:07:59
Do some of that testing across the sea into sending. 01:08:04
We need. You need a. 01:08:07
And the mountain there and everything. 01:08:09
Yeah, we. 01:08:12
Thank you. 01:08:14
Only place is that anybody has to do this. 01:08:16
The only. 01:08:19
Thank you, Jean, so much for coming out tonight. And you too, Charlotte. 01:08:22
And husband, thanks for being here tonight and providing this a good overview of what RDP does. 01:08:26
Just for the benefit of our audience, can you tell them what skiff is, what it stands for? 01:08:33
That's a secure, compartmentalized facility. 01:08:40
What that's what that means is there are programs with various clearance requirements. 01:08:44
Now you can go up to the secret. 01:08:50
Or even Top Secret. 01:08:53
But you get into certain areas that are so secret, they call it compartmentalized. 01:08:56
And and that's one of the big things in our country right now, some of those documents. 01:09:01
Those doc. 01:09:06
You can't take a document out of the. 01:09:08
You can't take a note out of the building that you've taken. All your files have to stay there, it is so secret. 01:09:12
What you're working? 01:09:18
That you have to do it in a room and this room has to be built in a certain way. 01:09:20
That no communication can get in or out of the. 01:09:26
And it deals. 01:09:31
Things that we're working. 01:09:33
And and and it just scares me to death when I hear that certain documents got. 01:09:35
Because if you realized what? 01:09:41
What these documents? 01:09:43
Anyone of those? 01:09:47
Do so much damage to us and. 01:09:49
And some programs that we're working on that are far ahead of the enemy in technology. 01:09:52
They could gain all of that information that we spent 15 years developing. 01:09:59
Just went by getting some of these documents. 01:10:04
And it's it's the only, it's a room where we can work on those kind of. 01:10:07
Program. 01:10:13
Disclosure or any information leaking out would be devastating. 01:10:15
And that's what you do. We call it a. 01:10:20
It's a it's a it's a secure facility for handling compartmentalized information. Thank you. 01:10:24
Any further questions or comments? Thank you so much for coming here today. Thank you for having us. Thank you. See you soon. 01:10:32
Our final presentation will be the Public Works annual project update given by City Manager Vega. 01:10:40
And I'm actually going to turn it over to but also make an announcement that we've appointed a new official as of I think it's 01:10:47
today, Public works Director for the City of Port Hueneme. And we don't have to look very far. It's an internal employee who has 01:10:54
27 years of service with the city. 01:11:01
And so to mark the start of his time as our official public works director, he's going to give us a public works update for the 01:11:09
coming year. So with that. 01:11:15
Fred Camarillo, congratulations. Thank you. 01:11:22
Good evening Mayor, Mayor, Pro Tem, council staff, and those of you in the audience. 01:11:25
First off, I'd like to also thank James for having the confidence. 01:11:32
Select. 01:11:38
I know when James first got here, there was a lot of. 01:11:39
Changes happening not just within our department, but throughout. 01:11:44
And I remember speaking to James when he first got here and I. 01:11:49
That you know our. 01:11:52
Stood with whatever his decision was. 01:11:56
We wanted him to be comfortable with whatever his decision was, with who he was going to select as someone that is going to lead 01:12:00
one of the departments. 01:12:05
That he was going to manage so. 01:12:10
I'm just thankful for the. 01:12:14
He recogn. 01:12:17
That he had confidence in what he saw on me. It was it was a long process. It's been seven months since he first got here. 01:12:20
I did the interim position, so I know it probably wasn't an easy decision for him. 01:12:28
But I appreciate it because you you left out you said not it. What's the what's the next thing you said but but we we. 01:12:34
Thank you. 01:12:42
What we have tonight is not just an update on projects, but an update of things that have been going on. 01:12:45
Since our last update which was in May of 2022. 01:12:52
So these are going to cover things that have gone on between May of 2022 up to today. 01:12:56
So on this first slide here you see a few things. 01:13:05
Resurfacing of streets, striping of our streets. 01:13:09
We had a Pleasant Valley Rd. from San Pedro to J. 01:13:14
We also had Ventura Rd. from Surfside to Pleasant. 01:13:18
Which was 5.8 line miles. We had a contractor do 33,000 feet of striping. 01:13:22
And our own crews handled approximately 140 pavement markings. The legend you see? Stop. 01:13:30
On arrows, the turn arrows, all that you see on the streets. 01:13:39
And the resurfacing was. 01:13:43
Over a half a million square feet of resurfacing, that was done. 01:13:46
During. 01:13:50
Right there you can see some other things that we did, the beach parking lot restriping, we did that prior. 01:13:54
To our beach. 01:14:00
Also doing some work there in winding Bay doing rest. 01:14:04
The legend that. 01:14:09
Keep clear right? There was part of we had had some incidents up on Channel Islands Blvd. 01:14:10
I'm sure you remember because that. 01:14:16
Big topic. 01:14:19
A little bit. We had a traffic engineer do a study and make recommendations of what we could do to go ahead and try. 01:14:21
Help alleviate some of the problems that were happening. 01:14:28
The recommendation was to put that. 01:14:31
To keep clear because. 01:14:34
He found was. 01:14:36
People were. 01:14:38
Trying to drive past. 01:14:40
With other traffic on coming and not seeing them. 01:14:42
That set the limit for people to go ahead and stop. 01:14:45
And leave that open. 01:14:49
There you see some sidewalk repair that we've done. We previously also mentioned new bus shelters that were placed. 01:14:54
The Scott St. sidewalk that was. 01:15:03
Also with the new curb ramps with the. 01:15:06
The 88. 01:15:10
Sidewalk there, pothole repair that was done. 01:15:13
The sidewalks, we had 31 sidewalk repairs. That was about $95,000. 01:15:19
To repair those 43 sections of payment or pothole repairs, that was about $200,000. 01:15:25
Work that. 01:15:32
We also had. 01:15:36
The There were some other improvements that were made to some of the bus stops where we had lighting installed, so it would make 01:15:39
it easy for people to see them in the at night. 01:15:44
So that was part of those bus stop repairs as well. 01:15:49
Here you see the I know you've all noticed the yellow reflective. 01:15:56
Stuff on the on the traffic signals. 01:16:03
That's a safety item to help people recognize the the signal from further away. 01:16:06
We've also done other signal upgrades with controllers, battery backup systems. We haven't fully completed all that stuff, but 01:16:12
it's all in the works. 01:16:16
To upgrade existing equipment. 01:16:21
Picture there, fixing the storm drain that's on the bubbling springs corridor. We found a line that was. 01:16:25
Starting to fall apart? 01:16:32
So we made the repair for that, so we didn't end up having any further damage went up on that line. 01:16:34
On the bottom left there you see the speed cushions, which you also are all very aware of. People request those all the time. 01:16:40
We've since 2022 we've had 19 placements on 7 different streets. 01:16:49
And a placement is reconsider. 01:16:56
Because it goes from side to side and both. 01:16:59
Travel directions. 01:17:01
So nineteen of those have been. 01:17:03
And all that was done by our streets. 01:17:06
As we've already heard a couple of times tonight, referring back to the storm. 01:17:11
Here's some pictures of what we were doing in preparation for the storm, during the storm, after the storm. 01:17:15
We had. 01:17:23
Constant contact with local agencies. We talked with the. 01:17:25
With the port. 01:17:29
With some of our projects like Surfside Motel who had an active construction. 01:17:32
Going on making sure that things were in. 01:17:36
To try and minimize any damage that may be done. 01:17:39
But some statistics out of that we have about 5000 sandbags that we've given out. 01:17:43
387 tons of debris has been hauled away that was specifically from the storm because we've tracked that separately. 01:17:51
We. 01:18:00
Also had. 01:18:03
A number of. 01:18:07
People lose things that float it away. We've managed to find everybody that that was missing something and get containers back to 01:18:08
them and get stuff. 01:18:13
Redirected to them so they they had the proper stuff that they. 01:18:17
Go missing somehow. 01:18:21
So we and we still are dealing with requests. We're still getting requests. 01:18:24
Today on getting containers emptied for people that are. 01:18:31
Just now getting contractors that are able to get in and do the work that is needed to be done in order to fix the damage that was 01:18:36
done. 01:18:39
We suspect we'll probably have those calls coming in for a while still, so. 01:18:44
Here we have some things that are are for the water division. 01:18:52
They've done during this time 15 main line valve replacements. 01:18:58
46 service line repairs. 01:19:04
On top of doing. 01:19:07
Their normal duties of their valve exercising program to make sure that if and when we need to shut something down, it does. So we 01:19:09
can do work on a line that that needs repair. 01:19:14
We also have water sampling. 01:19:21
Drought information, lots of information that goes out. 01:19:26
By our water. 01:19:30
And then you have a on the left there where it says PHW a low flow bypass. 01:19:31
That was a project because our water crew runs the Port Wayne Amy Water Agency. 01:19:37
A couple things they did there that they finished up. That is the bypass. 01:19:43
That uh. 01:19:48
We have. 01:19:51
Estimate that this is going to allow us to use more ground. 01:19:53
Which is at a much cheaper rate than state imported. 01:19:58
So the estimate is that 60 acre feet will. 01:20:02
Purchased by being able to use this new system. 01:20:09
Savings of about $60,000 annually. 01:20:13
In addition to that, we also have a take what's called take or pay where if we don't use a certain amount of water. 01:20:17
Then we also get penalized. 01:20:23
By being able to use the groundwater, we're also this particular project will also help us. 01:20:26
Save about an estimated $23,000. 01:20:33
Penalties So. 01:20:37
Originally this was going to be something that we put out. 01:20:39
For a consultant to design but. 01:20:42
And House engineering group said they could do it and they did, which see probably had about another 40 to $50,000 by being able 01:20:46
to do that. 01:20:51
In house. 01:20:57
Here, I know we brought this. 01:21:02
Previously we had, we had noticed a sinkhole that was a. 01:21:05
Developing in the area behind. 01:21:09
The Mary's Market shopping. 01:21:12
So we we made that repair. We found the line, faint, but you can see it on the right hand side. There's a red line running through 01:21:16
two houses right there. 01:21:20
That line was connected to where the sinkhole was, so that's where we found the failure. So we were able to go ahead and get that 01:21:25
corrected. 01:21:29
And then while we were originally set to just do the line that was running behind there, we also found that the that red line. 01:21:35
Was also in need of repair, so while. 01:21:42
The contractor there, we decided to go ahead and make the repair to that line as well. 01:21:46
So we didn't have any. 01:21:51
Further and then have to go back into the same area. 01:21:54
Our wastewater crew here, you see some pictures up there we've done. 01:22:00
Some pump rebuilding. 01:22:06
Unfortunately that one station there that had been done got completely flooded during the December event, so. 01:22:09
Gonna have to redo a lot of work that was previously done there. 01:22:16
The sewer line cleaning, which is something that happens all the time and maybe a lot of people don't think about it, but. 01:22:21
An important thing to remember about that when you see that truck out there doing their work, these guys have done their job so 01:22:28
well, we haven't had. 01:22:32
A sewer spill in a few years? 01:22:36
So I. 01:22:39
Those are things that a lot of agencies get. 01:22:42
We're fortunate. 01:22:45
Our crews go out there and we've. 01:22:47
The ability to prevent those from happening. 01:22:50
You'll also see there some lift. 01:22:54
Maintenance that was going on at Seaview. 01:22:57
That one is. 01:23:01
Something that it's. 01:23:03
Thing that happens with our stations we get, we pull pumps to make sure. 01:23:06
Parts are fine. Tear them apart. Do all that. 01:23:11
We don't have problems when those stations are needed to run, they're they're very well taken care of. 01:23:14
It's not on there, but the wastewater group also does stormwater inspections. 01:23:22
This during this time period they've done over 1000 inspections. 01:23:29
And that's not counting anything that. 01:23:34
Prior, just prior to, or during a storm. 01:23:38
That's just normal. 01:23:42
Maintenance. That's stuff that we do to make sure we don't have problems. 01:23:43
They've also. 01:23:48
Over 100 Flood Control Station work orders are pump. 01:23:50
To make sure that they work when. 01:23:55
And also 400. 01:23:58
Lift station, sewer lift station work. 01:24:01
With doing work similar to what's shown in those pictures. 01:24:04
Umm. 01:24:08
The organics, I know that's been something that's been going on for. 01:24:12
We've had, we've delivered 2500 cart. 01:24:17
There are. 01:24:22
HOA. 01:24:26
We are still working with to get something out delivered. 01:24:27
We've got carts also on order, some that had already known what they wanted and requested. 01:24:32
A certain size, we were waiting till we heard from them, so we didn't buy a bunch of stuff and only to know that was just going to 01:24:38
be sitting there and wasn't going to be used. 01:24:41
So we do have carts that are currently ordered they. 01:24:45
Shortly and then once we do, then we can start getting those out. We also have our. 01:24:49
Commercial locations that we're going to be getting the carts out. 01:24:55
Those will be delivered March 1st, with the first service for those being March 4th. 01:25:00
And all of this information has been communicated by our staff to Cal Recycle, which is the state agency that overseas and 01:25:06
regulates all this stuff. 01:25:10
So that's they're made aware of where we stand. 01:25:15
Um, and. 01:25:21
Working with us and. 01:25:24
Have an update of where we stand. 01:25:28
The carts and the organics program in general. 01:25:30
Umm. 01:25:34
Our Landscaping division. 01:25:37
Lots of stuff they have. There's 5080 acres of Wyoming beach. They take care of all the sand. 01:25:40
They do all the the different mitigations, especially when we have special events like with the Alaska Memorial. Recently we had 01:25:48
that. 01:25:51
To make sure that things. 01:25:54
Pristine We have 59 acres of open space they maintain. 01:25:57
They have done a lot of work on the Bubbling Springs Creek corridor that's independent of the actual Creek clearing that's been 01:26:03
going on. 01:26:08
Which is 1.7 miles of the Creek corridor. 01:26:14
They also maintain all the irrigation for the parkways, the medians, everything in the. 01:26:20
There's so there's. 01:26:27
A lot that's going on for them responding to wind events, rain. 01:26:29
So they have their hands full. 01:26:34
The Creek clearing. 01:26:37
We've had 540 tons of the cattail and bulrush removed from the Creek since it began. 01:26:41
They're done for the year at this point. 01:26:50
We'll be looking to go back again. 01:26:53
Next year. 01:26:56
Park Project The Bubbling Springs Park project. 01:27:00
Prevent us from getting up into that area while that project is going on, but. 01:27:03
We can work on other areas down. 01:27:09
And when the park gets completed then we'll be able to. 01:27:12
And see what's happened during that year. 01:27:15
It's not. 01:27:19
The engineering group. Just some examples of some of the stuff. 01:27:23
That they do, they work on, they've. 01:27:28
In house, they do plan checks. There's 14 projects. 01:27:30
During this time that our engineering group has gone through and plan checked just to give some examples. 01:27:35
The couple of our HOA's have wanted vehicle access gates, the bungalows. 01:27:42
And Harbor Lights. So they've they've done the plan checking and work with. 01:27:48
The Surfside Motel project that they've submitted in multiple phases, so that plant check has been going on the whole time they've 01:27:54
been doing that. There's been some port warehouse. 01:28:00
Grading that was going on, that was done and plan checked for them. 01:28:06
The grocery. 01:28:12
The beach swing set. 01:28:15
Is going to be in another slide and I'll mention in a. 01:28:18
And our Pleasant Valley Storm Drain project. 01:28:23
Part of that line that I showed you earlier where we saw the sinkhole that was developed. 01:28:27
This slide here is as you remember we went out to bid. We selected a tree contractor they. 01:28:34
Been on board for a while now. 01:28:43
They've been able to go through the entire city. 01:28:45
And categorize and ins. 01:28:50
All of our trees, so you can see in those graphs. 01:28:54
What they found as far as what we have out. 01:28:58
How many different species? 01:29:01
Stumps that have been out there. Total trees. 01:29:03
And it comes with a software. 01:29:07
That we have access to which. 01:29:11
Really, really helpful in being able to do things that can identify. 01:29:13
Areas they've created districts for us, so we. 01:29:19
What it is? We know when the cycles are, and as they're doing it, they're updating things. 01:29:23
Live. So when something's done, they're entering at that point. So if we get questions from the public, hey, when does this 01:29:28
happen? When is this happen? It's something that we can go back to. 01:29:33
In that system and be able to give them all the information of. 01:29:38
What that is? 01:29:43
Has been done. 01:29:45
On top of that, there's been 825 trees already trimmed and 70 dead trees have been removed. 01:29:49
Our fleet garage. They maintain all of the city's equipment, all the fleet. 01:29:58
They are responsible for doing things on commercial vehicles which. 01:30:06
Is reportable to the state that they can come out and check. A CHP comes out periodically and does inspections of all of our 01:30:10
records. 01:30:14
They're responsible for making sure that those inspections are all done and that the vehicles are properly maintained. 01:30:18
All of the other vehicles. 01:30:25
As well. 01:30:27
In this time frame, they've completed over 1300 different preventative or corrective maintenance work orders. 01:30:28
And they keep. 01:30:37
There's two of them. They're constantly challenged with trying to keep up with all the work, but they do a great job doing it. 01:30:42
This slide here has a couple of things on there that I know that you council members have requested. 01:30:51
In the. 01:30:58
The flagpole replacement that was completed. 01:31:00
And in the picture there, you can see the posts that are kind of knocked over sideways there. That was when the accident happened. 01:31:03
Those have since been replaced or. 01:31:09
Just last week. 01:31:13
So that's all. That whole thing has been done and taken care of. It took a while to get that poll, but. 01:31:16
We did get it and it is fixed and it's up. 01:31:22
And the damage that was done for that accident has been completed. 01:31:25
The fire pits we've got. 01:31:31
Fortunately we've had a lot of rain, so I don't know how many people have had a chance to go out and really use them yet, but. 01:31:35
They're. 01:31:40
We've got notices up. Hopefully the public is paying attention and knows not to throw anything hot into the trash cans and. 01:31:43
We put there that they should be extinguished with. 01:31:51
Do all that just so we can make sure that they. 01:31:55
Their best understanding how to make sure that we keep. 01:32:00
And use for a long time. 01:32:04
The beach swing set, which is another thing. I know this just was asked. I believe it was last meeting. 01:32:07
The design has been completed, which was done in. 01:32:14
The survey for the site has been done. 01:32:18
We're hoping to get the bids out for the concrete work for the construction of that here very shortly. 01:32:22
And. 01:32:29
The surfacing on that concrete, the contractor that will put the protective surfacing on top of that has already been identified, 01:32:32
but obviously the concrete work has to be completed before. 01:32:36
That goes on. 01:32:42
And then? 01:32:44
The Cross Track St. lights there. Everything that has been our responsibility to get done is done right now we're waiting for. 01:32:46
Edison. 01:32:53
Their contractor to order the poles that they require and then get them out there so that. 01:32:55
Be. 01:33:01
As we've heard a few times before, Edison works on their own timeline sometimes so. 01:33:04
Can't really give an estimate because we're at their mercy because they don't give us one. 01:33:09
And on top of all those things I've already told you about, there's. 01:33:16
Our public works department is involved in all of these different events, not. 01:33:21
And showing up and manning our public works booth or any of that. But also we. 01:33:26
Are part of making sure that we have all the proper containers for trash collection and service all that. 01:33:34
For the beach festival. 01:33:41
The vendors that need water or water division goes out, flushes, tests and. 01:33:43
Gets the water line prepared for them to be able to use. 01:33:48
We give out tons of information about all the different things that are going. 01:33:52
To try and let the public know what it is we're doing, what to expect, how they can do things, who they should call. 01:33:57
So there's a lot of stuff that goes. 01:34:06
As you can see there too with the tree lighting ceremony the guys went over to. 01:34:09
The port with recreations. 01:34:16
Help. They had it all set up. 01:34:19
They got us on there and we came back and. 01:34:21
Filled the trucks up with the crushed ice and then they use the equipment to build the sled and set it all up. 01:34:24
A lot of lot of different things. 01:34:31
Besides just working on sewers and water lines and. 01:34:34
Street lights and stuff like that goes. 01:34:38
There. I'm not going to read through all of these, but you can look and see there's these are the things that are in the. 01:34:41
I think the biggest one and. 01:34:51
Not on this slide. 01:34:55
A couple of things that I'll that I will mention, we've got and you've heard this before too. 01:35:00
Talked about the cross base. 01:35:05
We're calling it that still. It's going to be named differently as we get moving forward, but. 01:35:08
It's a project that. 01:35:12
Going into with the Channel Island speech. 01:35:15
I think the big thing about that one, it's going to get the same thing done, but more importantly it's saving about $2,000,000. 01:35:19
Doing a different project. 01:35:27
That's going to be there. 01:35:31
We've got, again, a bunch of different things that are on this list as well. 01:35:35
We've got We didn't get it on the list, but I will mention it. 01:35:42
Whining me. 01:35:46
We are going to be doing a reconstruction of Whitney. 01:35:49
It's the worst condition of our roads at this point. 01:35:53
So that's going to be a focus. We've shared that with James and. 01:35:57
So he agrees that we need to move forward with that. 01:36:02
Our underground fuel. 01:36:06
Is another one. We have to have that pulled out by the end of 1925. 01:36:09
And replaced our current system as a single tank system, so. 01:36:15
California's. 01:36:20
Put us on notice. All single tank, single walled tank. 01:36:23
Systems. They have to be out and be replaced with a. 01:36:28
New system, so that'll be that'll involve a lot. We'll have to dig those tanks out. There will be soil testing that we have all 01:36:33
kinds of environmental work that need to be done. 01:36:37
Prior to getting a new system in place, but. 01:36:41
That's another big one that we're going to be working on. 01:36:45
And with. 01:36:48
I'll answer any questions you may have. Thank you so much, Director Camarillo. 01:36:51
We appreciate so much the work, the many hats that all of our departments and agencies wear and so specifically to public works, 01:36:57
you do many things for the city and we appreciate the small staff that you have doing the great work that you do. I definitely 01:37:04
notice a difference when I leave Winemie and come into whining me to a city unnamed I will not mention. 01:37:10
And how different the view is the? 01:37:17
Particularly I. 01:37:20
Pet peeve about the lines that are made on the roads and the the way the streets are lined and so many streets are crooked and 01:37:22
just. I don't know what they're doing. Are they doing it drunk? I mean, But our streets are so, so nicely done and so I appreciate 01:37:28
that. They always look great. Does council have any questions? 01:37:34
Remember our joke? How do you know you're in whining me? The road turns good. 01:37:40
You mentioned Winemi Rd. There's going to be some work on it, I was just wondering. 01:37:47
Do you know what the total cost is for that rehab project of Wine EMI? 01:37:51
I mean just a general estimate. 01:37:55
You have any idea, Charles? I think we had budgeted 2 two point something, two point something million. You said 2.2. 01:37:58
Yeah, that's what we budgeted and. 01:38:06
Well. 01:38:10
That's the answer. 01:38:11
Thank you. 01:38:13
Grants I hope we're looking for. 01:38:15
And congratulations. Thank you. Forward to all the work you're doing. 01:38:18
Thank you. I just had a couple of comments. Congratulations on your appointment, Mr. Camarillo. 01:38:24
Happy that we could hire internally. 01:38:30
And and promote you for the length of time that you've been here, you know, that's that's commendable, I wanted to ask you. 01:38:34
The first, the first thing I want to say is thank you to you and your. 01:38:42
For the storm response I don't know that we've publicly said thank you to to you all but I know that you can all work very hard 01:38:47
every division was was doing something especially your solid waste division. Thank you so much for all the hard work I. 01:38:53
And working on holidays and everything that was just and around the holidays that was really special. So thank you. 01:39:01
When you talked about the beach, do you do we regularly rake the sand on the beach? 01:39:10
Or is it only done for special events? No, it's done at other times, but once we get into the summer season, it's done more often. 01:39:18
I just heard some, I was reading some material and they said Sandra. 01:39:27
Actually, umm. 01:39:31
Doesn't help with sea level rise, so. 01:39:33
I don't know if you've heard that, but it's just something that. 01:39:36
We'll probably learn more about as we start getting into our climate action planning. Yeah. And for us, it's not. 01:39:40
That's it's more for. 01:39:46
Pulling all of the stuff that's inside and underneath that you don't see. 01:39:48
Sanitize the. 01:39:52
And then how many plan checkers do we have working in your plan check unit? 01:39:56
The engineering group is 3 people. 01:40:02
And do we have? 01:40:08
Evie vehicles in our public works fleet, we do not. 01:40:11
I just heard recently heard that there's some grant funding available reimbursement for. 01:40:16
Vehicles, large trucks that are E. 01:40:20
Yeah. And and on ours, it's something that. 01:40:24
It's dependent upon the size of the fleet and how many you're going to be required to get. 01:40:29
With ours we have some time because you can choose a. 01:40:35
So we're looking just because one of the things that we would also need time to do. 01:40:40
As we move that way is to get the infrastructure in. 01:40:45
Because it's not just like plugging it. 01:40:48
Outlet, so we need to get the infrastructure. 01:40:51
So if you can be able to accomplish that as well to be able to charge the vehicles. 01:40:55
And and then my last question, the vehicle that we used on the port. 01:40:59
Did that come through has a mutual aid request or an automatic aid request? 01:41:05
To position that vehicle there to help them with their flooding. 01:41:10
And it wasn't a direct mutual aid request in that sense. It was. 01:41:14
Our crews realizing that getting in and access to that spot with our equipment was going to. 01:41:22
Our. 01:41:32
It will help theirs too, but. 01:41:33
It was more important to try and prevent. 01:41:36
More from happening and so we did that and. 01:41:40
We have good working, relationship support, maintenance people, so they were more than happy to have us help them with that. 01:41:44
Great, great, good job. OK, Thank you. 01:41:49
Any questions? All right, we're good. OK. Thank you so much again for your report. Thank you. 01:41:54
So that concludes our presentations. We're going to move on to the consent calendar. We will now consider items on the consent 01:42:01
calendar, which will be enacted in one motion unless a council member has a request to remove an item for discussion. 01:42:08
May I have a motion? 01:42:15
I have a item two. I'd like to pull item number 5. 01:42:17
OK. Any other items like to be pulled? 01:42:27
OK, you do motion for. 01:42:32
Move to approve all the items on the consent calendar except for item number 5, second. 01:42:35
All in favor? Aye. All opposed. 01:42:41
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 01:42:45
OK, item number 5, Yes, an item number 5 in the minutes, I would like to respectfully request that the discussion on the RDP 01:42:47
travel that my title be that it reflects my my participation on the strategic planning. 01:42:57
Committee that I'm not listed just as an alternate, but that I'm also. 01:43:07
Have the reference to my. 01:43:13
Participation. 01:43:16
On the strategic planning. 01:43:17
We have Do we need to have a motion to approve? 01:43:19
I would suggest a motion to approve the Minutes with that amendment, correct. 01:43:24
Do you have a motion? 01:43:30
Move to approve the meeting minutes with the said adjustment from Councilmember Hernandez. 01:43:34
We have a second. 01:43:42
I'll second. 01:43:44
All in favor. Aye, all. 01:43:46
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 01:43:50
Thank you. We're going to move on to public. 01:43:53
The first public hearing is. 01:43:59
The only public hearing is the update to the cannabis ordinance. 01:44:04
Madam Clerk, do we have proof of publication as required by law and a complete file of reports and exhibits? Yes, thank you. Will 01:44:08
staff please present the report? 01:44:12
And I'm going to introduce Tony, our Community Development Director, hopefully by the end of the meeting, our Community and 01:44:17
Economic Development Director. 01:44:22
That's in one of the other items, but Tony is going to take us through it. This is we had talked recently about changes to the 01:44:27
cannabis ordinance to try to help. 01:44:31
Our businesses be competitive with the new requirements from Ventura and Oxnard going into effect. 01:44:36
And so this is sort of the return of that item to now implement some of those changes, but I'll let Tony walk through the specific 01:44:42
changes. Great. Thank you and good evening, Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, City Council staff and audience. 01:44:50
So this is a short presentation, it's a summary of what we talked about back at the November 20th. 01:44:58
A City Council meeting where after hearing input from staff as well as the public and members of our. 01:45:05
Cannabis business community. 01:45:11
The City Council directed staff to make a few changes to our cannabis ordinance and those changes. There are three of them. 01:45:13
Were to allow the expanded hours, the dispensaries would be open to the public and that would go from 9:00 AM to 9:00. 01:45:20
To now be 8:00 AM to 10:00. 01:45:27
The second would be allowed to allow freestanding cannabis consumption lounges, as we're aware right now. 01:45:30
We allow a cap of five lounges total. They have to be operated by a dispensary that's already been bidded through our process and 01:45:36
operating here in the city. 01:45:41
But currently they need to be either within that dispensary or located immediately adjacent to it, such as the Skunk House and 01:45:46
Wheelhouse A Skunk Masters and Wheelhouse Dispensaries. 01:45:51
However, we heard from a couple of our dispensaries that they would be interested in opening their own lounges, but they couldn't 01:45:57
based on their current locations either being too small. 01:46:02
Or being, so to speak, landlocked by other businesses so this would allow them to. 01:46:07
Have a freestanding consumption lounge, but it would still have to be operated by, again, an existing dispensary. 01:46:13
We would still have a Kappa 5. 01:46:20
And the freestanding lounges would have to go through the our standard process with the certificate of approval, conditional use 01:46:22
permit and development agreement for that particular location. 01:46:28
And third, the City Council directed us to allow dispensaries to conduct 2 minor temporary uses, such as having a food truck. 01:46:34
Or a vendors tent out in a parking space for instance. 01:46:43
Twice a month without having a special use permit. 01:46:48
After reviewing this and typing up everything, I also realized that maybe the consumption lounges should also be allowed to have 01:46:53
that same. 01:46:57
Minor temporary uses again to allow them to draw customers similarly to what the dispensaries would do. 01:47:01
And having only two consumption lounges open right now and having only 5 total at maximum build out if we get there, that 01:47:08
shouldn't really be an impact on staff or the community. So again, the idea is to allow. 01:47:14
Anything that basically helped us within reason helped the dispensaries and the lounges bring in additional customers, which again 01:47:21
is additional revenues for the city. 01:47:25
So with regard to physical impact, there will be direct fiscal impact from this action. However, it is anticipated that the 01:47:33
additional. 01:47:36
Means to encourage additional traffic and customers and therefore sales. 01:47:41
Will result in additional revenues not only from the sale of the cannabis itself, but also sales taxes that are generated with it. 01:47:45
And so with that, this is the longest part of the presentation. It is recommended that the City Council open the public hearing 01:47:55
and take evidence. 01:47:59
Close the public hearing and consider that evidence. 01:48:03
Then introduce for first reading by title only, waiving further reading of an ordinance entitled An Ordinance of the City Council 01:48:07
of the City, Fort Wayne, Abending Article 3 of Municipal Code. 01:48:12
To supersede Ordinance 784, which comprises Chapter 12. 01:48:18
To implement various laws at the State of California by allowing medicinal and non medicinal and or commercial cannabis 01:48:23
facilities. 01:48:27
Within the City, subject to regulatory parameters that protect public health, safety and welfare. 01:48:30
And make a determination that the project is exempt under sequel and take additional such related action that may be desirable. 01:48:36
Also want to note that. 01:48:44
Decide to move forward with this this evening that staff recommend anticipates that we will be bringing the. 01:48:47
Second reading back there at our next regular meeting, which is March 4th. 01:48:53
And that will also be joined by the related implementing resolution. 01:48:58
Which will also talk to that reduction to 3% for the cultivation fees. So we're going to be discussing that at that point. 01:49:03
So with that, that concludes my presentation and I'm open to any questions that you may have. Thank you. Director Stewart, Does 01:49:12
council have any questions? 01:49:15
I have one and hopefully I'm not. It's not considered off topic, but it is about the lounges themselves. 01:49:21
How are the, what's the current viability of the two that are open? How are they doing in terms of? 01:49:28
Business. 01:49:33
Allowing for. 01:49:35
To open. What does that look like really is do we have enough? 01:49:37
Interest in having additional lounges open. 01:49:41
Well, right now we haven't heard anything negative that they're failing. 01:49:45
And you know, they're still ramping up basically. So both of the lounges are taking separate tax to have different events and 01:49:52
whatnot to attract customers. 01:49:56
Like I said, we had a couple of our existing dispensaries voice interest in opening their own lounges. 01:50:02
Both of these are fairly successful dispensaries, so similar to the current dispensaries that are operating the two lounges we 01:50:08
have. 01:50:12
There's an expectation that they could have again. 01:50:16
Benefit to the to bringing in additional customers not only to their dispensaries but also to the city. So I think keeping the cap 01:50:19
though at the five. 01:50:25
Would be recommended. OK, thank. 01:50:31
So now we're going to open the public hearing and take public comment. The public hearing is now open for public input at 8:20 PM. 01:50:34
Are there any public comments regarding this? 01:50:39
I have not received any public comments. Thank you. 01:50:44
With that, we are going to close the public hearing. Public input has concluded. I will now close the public hearing, the time 01:50:48
being 8/21. 01:50:52
We have before us a recommendation to introduce. 01:50:57
For first reading by title only, waiving further reading of an ordinance entitled An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of 01:51:00
Port Hueneme, CA, amended amending Article Three of the Municipal Code to supersede Ordinance 784. 01:51:08
Which comprises Chapter 12 to implement various laws of the State of California by allowing medicinal and non medicinal and or 01:51:15
commercial cannabis facilities within the city subject to regulatory parameters that protect public health, safety and welfare. 01:51:23
Make a determination the project is exhibit under Sequa and finally to take such additional related action that may be desirable. 01:51:31
May you have a motion and a second? 01:51:38
So moved. 01:51:43
2nd. 01:51:45
Thank you. Is there any further discussion on this item? 01:51:47
Seeing none, we take a vote. Please. This will be a roll call vote. So Councilmember. 01:51:52
Yes, Councilmember Martinez. 01:52:01
Yes, Councilmember Hernandez, yes. 01:52:03
Mayor Pro Tem McQueen Lejeune. Yes. And Mayor Perez? Yes. Motion passes unanimously. Thank you. 01:52:06
We will move on to business items. 01:52:13
First business item will be the fiscal year 20/23/24 mid year budget review. Will staff please present the report. 01:52:16
Yes, thank you, Mayor. 01:52:25
I'm going to be introducing our Finance Director, Lupe Sarah to give a presentation. 01:52:27
On the mid year budget, but as she comes up to speak, I just wanted to start off with a short introduction. I think I know it's 01:52:33
later than I think we expected and I apologize for the several presentations. So we try to keep those to a. 01:52:42
Fewer, but we had a couple times sensitive ones and we'll try to keep those briefer in the future. 01:52:50
But I think it works because. 01:52:56
Our finance director and I were talking before the meeting. 01:53:00
We were talking about this. This really tonight is intended to be sort of the check in the analogy I made. And I'm dating myself, 01:53:02
but when I was. 01:53:08
Learning about bank accounts and things like that. They taught it in school and they gave you a checkbook and you had to balance 01:53:14
your checkbook and they told you how important it is. 01:53:19
Every few months to balance your checkbook and make sure that you're not writing more checks than money you're bringing in and you 01:53:24
know the importance of of that. 01:53:28
And tonight, what we were talking about is we're basically here giving a report, talking about we sat down, we balanced our 01:53:33
checkbook, and here's what it's looking like, here's where we're at for the year. 01:53:38
And here's a couple of small adjustments we're proposing and recommending we make to make sure that we keep that checkbook as 01:53:44
balanced as possible. 01:53:48
And so Lupe's gonna go. 01:53:53
Some of the modifications and the adjustments we're recommending and she's going to walk through the mid year budget. So with that 01:53:57
I'm going to hand it over to finance director Lupe Acero. 01:54:03
Good evening. Thank you. Good evening, Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, City Council, members of the public and staff. 01:54:09
Tonight I will be presenting to you the proposed mid year budget adjustments and as City Manager Vega mentioned. 01:54:18
The IT is good practice. 01:54:27
To conduct the meteor review as it provides an opportunity to really take a look at the spending to date. 01:54:31
In this case, we're looking at actuals from July, the beginning of the fiscal year through November. 01:54:38
And really taking a look at what are the actual costs, what are the trends that we're seeing and making proposed adjustments and 01:54:44
that we really sets us up for the next year's budget. So it sets the framework to develop the next year's budget. 01:54:50
The City Council adopted the two year budget last June and that was the fiscal year 20/23/24 and 20/24/25. 01:55:00
Add budget adoption the operating revenue for the general. 01:55:12
Was projected at 26.9 million. 01:55:17
And the expenditures at 26.6, there was a surplus, operating surplus of $356,000. 01:55:21
And then there were appropriations for capital improvement projects of $3,000,000. 01:55:30
And including those appropriations for the. 01:55:36
The deficit in the general fund to fund those projects was two point almost $2.7 million. 01:55:41
And in the past, the city has not or did not have a separate. 01:55:49
Fund for capital projects and so these projects in the past were funded from unassigned fund balance. 01:55:55
Us I'll cover a little bit later. We have adopted a policy and we have funded that reserve. 01:56:03
And we plan to continue to fund it, to be able to fund projects going forward. 01:56:09
Based on the review, like I said, of the five months and in some instances 6 months because we did look at December actuals to 01:56:17
make sure that we were capturing all the costs to date. 01:56:23
The recommendation in this is a summary and I'm going to go through details of each one of these different components. 01:56:28
Were the projected increase in revenues is a net increase of $202,000 to general fund revenues. 01:56:37
An increase in operating expenses of 316,000. 01:56:44
A decrease in general fund capital projects of 285,000. 01:56:49
And a decrease in stormwater CIP of 75,000. 01:56:55
And the reason I listed that separately and why it's important is because in the past, store water, stormwater has its own fund. 01:57:00
But it doesn't receive enough allocation to fund to pay for the cost operating and CIP. So at the end of the year what happens is 01:57:08
there's a transfer from the general fund. 01:57:14
To zero that fund when it's negative and. 01:57:21
And then the last bullet point is salary savings, net salary savings of $380,000. And again, I'll go through that in more detail. 01:57:27
The salary savings are not reflected in the budget because they're one time savings. So these are savings from positions that were 01:57:33
budgeted, but they were unfilled for a number of months. 01:57:39
During the year. 01:57:45
Umm. 01:57:47
Then this next slide, you can see a summary of what the proposed budget is With these adjustments that I just covered, the 01:57:50
operating revenue is proposed at 27.1. 01:57:57
Or an increase of 202,000 from what was adopted in last June. 01:58:03
Operating expenses at 27,000,000 which are $316,000 higher. 01:58:09
Than the adopted budget and you can see the operating surplus is now $83,000 the proposed. 01:58:15
Again, staff reviewed the capital project list as well and taking into consideration the Bubbling Springs project, which is a 01:58:24
priority project, there were some adjustments to the capital projects. 01:58:31
And that brings the general fund deficit with these adjustments to roughly just 1,000,005 deficit. 01:58:39
And we're not including the appropriation for the bubbling springs is $4.8 million, but just. 01:58:48
The adopted budget to the proposed we excluded. 01:58:55
But you'll see on your Schedule B for CIP that the total under general fund is 6.4 million because that includes the following 01:58:59
Springs Park project. 01:59:04
And this light really illustrates. 01:59:12
Reduction in that gap in the general fund from almost $3,000,000 that budget adoption. 01:59:15
The revised budget at 1.7 and the revised budget is any adjustments that have been approved by Council from the time of budget 01:59:23
adoption. So there were some adjustments to CIP in September and they've been a number of adjustments throughout the year 01:59:29
expenditure appropriations. 01:59:35
And then the proposed budget again, it's roughly about $1.5 million short for this fiscal year. 01:59:42
And so here is a more detailed summary of the. 01:59:54
Adjustments to. 02:00:00
The most significant, significant one is the property taxes. So property taxes, we're proposing to increase it. 02:00:02
By over $700,000 in the primary reason for that is that the city dissolved the redevelopment agencies last year and we no longer 02:00:09
contribute to the county redevelopment trust fund. So that was a reduction from our property taxes to fund the obligations from 02:00:16
the redevelopment agencies. 02:00:23
And so going forward, we're not, the city is not going to. 02:00:31
To that trust and therefore the property tax revenue is 100%. Flow through this to the city. 02:00:35
Interest revenue is the next large one and that is our investments are performing better than we projected when we did the budget. 02:00:44
We're seeing about a four or 4 1/2 percent return on investment for the general fund investments. 02:00:52
And we had in the budget 2.75%. So it was a little bit conservative. 02:00:59
And then offsetting the additional revenue? 02:01:05
Is that -910,000 dollars cannabis revenue? The 5%? 02:01:09
And there's two factors that make up that $900,000. One is a reduction in sales. So we're seeing overall sales. 02:01:16
Decreases of about 20%. So that's what we built into this proposed budget, a 20% reduction in sales. 02:01:24
Which is about $510,000 less in revenue from for the city. 02:01:32
And then there's also the second piece, which is the allowance of the excise tax. So we're allowing businesses to redo to deduct 02:01:37
the 15% excise. 02:01:42
So that's it reduced their reportable revenue by. 02:01:46
About 400,000 in in revenue. 02:01:49
Did you say 510,000 on the cannabis revenue because on the slide here it says 900 and 10510 is from just reduction in in sales. 02:01:54
Sales are down about 20. 02:02:04
The remainder is because we're allowing the excise tax deduction. So now they can take a 15% excise tax from the reportable sale. 02:02:07
So thus it reduces the revenue they report to the city. 02:02:13
And the total of that is the 910,000? 02:02:20
Lupe, there was a question, I think, about the property tax item. 02:02:25
And. 02:02:31
When the city decided not to participate in the Redevelopment Agency Trust Fund. 02:02:33
Whether we expected the this adjustment or? 02:02:39
We increase property tax revenue, but not to this extent. So it's a form, it's a complicated formula. Basically the county has a 02:02:44
trust, has a trust fund for all of the cities that participate that have redevelopment agencies because those redevelopment 02:02:51
agencies have obligations that they're funding. 02:02:58
And the county provides the funding, so they collect the tax and then they disburse it to the cities that have obligations. 02:03:06
And then any remaining amounts? 02:03:12
Trust fund come back to the city as residual revenue. So that's how we used to get it before we used to get residual, but it's all 02:03:15
a factor of what the obligations are for the cities in the county. 02:03:21
But to answer the question, we increased it, we'd increase it in. We did not increase it enough. 02:03:27
We are because we're not part. We're not paying that obligation so that. 02:03:37
Those those property tax dollars were being used to pay the bonds. 02:03:41
So this next slide summarizes the expenditure adjustments that are being proposed. And so I just, we took the, we went through 02:03:57
with all of the departments and reviewed their budgets in detail. I have to say the departments were diligent in their spending, 02:04:05
managing their budget this fiscal year and in addition made adjustments based on. 02:04:14
Their trends and changes that they were able to make to their budgets without. 02:04:23
Impacting service levels and and reduce some of the the line items based on again cost trends and expectations and these are the 02:04:29
line items group them by category. 02:04:36
And some of these are maybe spent next fiscal year. So some of them are not just 100% reduction there are gonna take place or 02:04:43
they're gonna be incurred, they may not be incurred this fiscal year. So when we prepare the budget for next year, we'll be adding 02:04:49
those expenses to that budget. 02:04:55
Can you explain the Hideaway HOA maintenance fees reduction of $44,000? Yes, So that is the reduction, expected reduction for the 02:05:02
maintenance for the Hideaway properties. So what we did now because we have a new software, the Tyler Enterprise system, we're 02:05:12
going to separate the HOA fees from the actual maintenance fee. So in the past we group them together. 02:05:22
So it was tougher. 02:05:32
We group the HOA fees that we pay, the actual HOA fee and the maintenance together. 02:05:35
Worse, we did a deep analysis of what those costs are. 02:05:42
And based on what we paid thus far for main. 02:05:48
We're projecting a reduction in maintenance. So it's really not a reduction in HOA fees because those are pretty those are fixed. 02:05:52
It's a reduction in maintenance. 02:05:59
For the. 02:06:02
I'm still a little confused because it does say HOA. Yeah, I know that because of the account has both. 02:06:05
But we're going to be separating that, so then it next budget cycle. 02:06:12
The HOA fees separate and in the maintenance fees separate. 02:06:17
So my understanding is that we own. 02:06:21
Units and we pay HOA fees. 02:06:25
The rest of us pay our own HOA fees, so. 02:06:29
How is the city involved in? 02:06:31
The city also pays main facilities and facilities, does maintenance at the. 02:06:37
At the properties. 02:06:45
That gets charged to. 02:06:47
To this line item as an expense. 02:06:51
I still don't understand. 02:06:56
I can provide more. 02:06:58
I can, I can provide more details exactly on the the specific line item. Yeah, we could provide a summary. I think in a nutshell 02:07:02
there the units are housing or city housing property units, so we do maintenance. 02:07:09
Just like we do on Marvis or any of those units. And so it's just the cost, the anticipated costs of doing that maintenance. 02:07:16
But we can provide us, OK, so the maintenance are the costs above the HOA fees, yes. And so what's confusing, I think Lupe said 02:07:22
this, we'll split it out in the future. 02:07:27
But the line item in the budget, says HOA or maintenance fees. 02:07:33
But the increase that we're talking about is the maintenance costs. Thank you. 02:07:38
And then if I can just highlight on this slide because. 02:07:44
Um, this slide is actually a good example of what's frustrating. Doing a budget and. 02:07:48
And I'll say that because you can see. 02:07:55
That we basically went through budgets and we were looking for nickels and Dimes that we could save. We were cutting. 02:07:59
$5000 contracts, $10,000 supply budgets, you know, things like that. 02:08:04
And we scrounged up $415,000 in savings. 02:08:10
And then you look below and there's $700,000 in new costs and. 02:08:15
Pretty much all of those, except maybe one. 02:08:20
Is just things getting more expensive and I think we're seeing that more and more the cost of business is increasing, the cost to 02:08:23