CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE/ROLL CALL
INSPIRATION
PUBLIC COMMENT
AGENDA APPROVAL FOR CITY COUNCIL
PRESENTATIONS
Item 1: Swearing in of Police Officer Chris Tario
CONSENT CALENDAR
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Item 6: Proposed Ordinance Approving the Joint Powers Agreement for Clean Power Alliance of Southern California and Authorizing the Implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program
BUSINESS ITEMS
Item 7: Approval of Community Benefit Fund Projects for FY 2023-2024 R
Item 8: Authorization to Publish Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Construction of the Bubbling Springs Renewal Project
Item 9: Legal Services Agreement with Green de Bortnowsky, LLP, to Continue Services as City Attorney
CITY MANAGER COMMENTS AND REPORTS COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS AND COMMENTS
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
ADJOURNMENT
Welcome everyone. 00:00:15
Council regular meeting. I'm calling this meeting to order. The time is now 6:30 PM. Everyone please stand and join me for the 00:00:17
flag salute. 00:00:22
Ready. Begin. 00:00:32
I pledge allegiance to the flag. 00:00:34
And to the Republic and. 00:00:39
1. 00:00:41
And. 00:00:43
Madam Clerk, can you please take role? 00:00:53
Council member. 00:00:57
Here are our monitors off or Council Member Hernandez here, Councilmember McQueen Lejeune here. 00:00:59
Mayor pro Temporez here and Mayor Martinez. 00:01:06
Tonight's inspiration is going to be given by Councilmember Hernandez. Thank you Mayor, very happy to be here and see everybody 00:01:10
here this evening. I just got back from a trip from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last week and one theme that's been resonating with me 00:01:15
as. 00:01:21
Made the trip and got home with gratitude. Gratitude for a quality of life that we enjoy here in Port Hueneme. So that's the 00:01:27
message that I want to share with everybody today. 00:01:32
And as many of you know who practice gratitude, it helps us feel positive emotions. It helps us relive happy memories and improve 00:01:37
our overall mental health. 00:01:42
It can turn a bummer of a day around. If you're having a bum day, think of something that's that you're grateful for and your day 00:01:48
can can be positive for the rest of the time. 00:01:53
As we enter. 00:02:01
Holiday The Thanksgiving holiday. Some of us practice the tradition of going around the table and asking each family member to 00:02:03
share something that they're feeling grateful for. I think for me, this year it's going to be the birthday of my mom. She 00:02:10
celebrates. She just celebrated her 97th birthday, so I'm very grateful that she's still with us today. 00:02:17
Has William Arthur Ward once said. Feeling gratitude and not expressing that is like wrapping a president, not giving it away. 00:02:27
And as we enter a season designed to celebrate thankfulness and gifts, it seems only appropriate to begin practicing gratitude 00:02:34
every day. So I have one I'd like to share with you this evening. It's Melody Beatty. Some of you may know her. 00:02:40
She was born in Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, where I was born. Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into 00:02:48
acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for 00:02:54
tomorrow. 00:03:00
Thank you. That's my inspiration for tonight. 00:03:06
Thank you Councilmember Hernandez for your inspiration. 00:03:08
We will now hear public comments not pertaining to items on the agenda. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. 00:03:12
This process will be the same for comments pertaining to each other. Agenda item. Madam Clerk, do we have any public comments 00:03:19
tonight? 00:03:22
Yes, we have a public comment from Mary Curtis. 00:03:26
Issue that we have is we're not allowed to post temporary signs. 00:03:41
Announcing special events and we working with the. 00:03:48
City planner found out that it's part of a municipal code because we are kind of in a residential area. 00:03:54
But the banners that we place are not facing the residential area, they're facing the park. We're on the corner of Barden Park. 00:04:02
So we would like the City Council to maybe relook at that and see if there's some kind of. 00:04:11
Change that they can make to that municipal code or some special variance that we could get so we could have a temporary banner 00:04:19
whenever we're having a special Christmas. 00:04:24
A program or a, you know, a summer program, just it. We support Troop 207 of the Boy Scouts. They're here supporting us. 00:04:30
And they like, need to put information out there so people passing by can see that the Boy Scouts are at our facility and that 00:04:39
they're available doing different things, so. 00:04:44
That's that's my request. I don't know where to go from here. I mean, can I get on the agenda? Can I come to a planning meeting? 00:04:51
Yeah. So we were just talking. We are looking at updating our sign list for for the OR sign ordinance for the city. 00:04:58
And so the council can't discuss the item not on the agenda, but as we do that, we will stay in contact with you and then that'll 00:05:06
give when we bring that through the process, there will be opportunities for public comment and and all that stuff. OK. Thank you 00:05:12
very much. We appreciate it. Thank you. 00:05:17
Timothy. 00:05:25
Feedback Survey That survey will be open for two weeks and it closes on Saturday, November 18th. Feel free to stop by the library 00:06:07
For more information to fill out a form or visit our website. 00:06:12
I also want to take this opportunity to let the community know the Friends of the Library is having our annual Holiday fundraising 00:06:19
sale. These are small items costing less than $10 and that event will be taking place on Saturday, December 2nd from 12:00 PM 00:06:25
until 3:00 PM. It's a great opportunity again to support the library and to support the community. So thank you for your time. 00:06:32
Thank you again for your support. 00:06:39
That concludes. 00:06:48
OK, we're going to move on to agenda approval for the council meeting. May have a motion in a second to approve the agenda, so 00:06:49
moved. 00:06:53
2nd. 00:06:57
Madam Clerk, can we please take a vote? 00:06:59
All in favor? Aye. All opposed. Hearing None. Motion passes unanimously. 00:07:01
All right. Are there any members of council that have any conflicts of interest to disclose for anyone item? 00:07:06
Alright, so we're going to move on to our first item, presentation #1, swearing in. 00:07:17
Police officer Chris Tario. 00:07:24
Presented by Police Chief Federico. 00:07:26
Good evening everyone. 00:07:36
First thing I want to say, this is probably our first. 00:07:38
Public appear. 00:07:41
Since the month of November began, So if you not get the message, the Police Department is participating in. 00:07:43
Men's health awareness November. 00:07:48
And it's the first time in my life I'm growing a beard. Normally I just do a mustache for this. 00:07:52
But I got a lot of pressure in the station because all the cool kids were growing their beard, so I. 00:07:57
Go and. 00:08:01
Yeah, I wish I'd done it before. It was all great. 00:08:03
Yeah, Beard's coming. Second thing is inspiration. Tonight was on gratitude. And I do want to say. 00:08:06
I'm grateful. 00:08:13
Not only for my employees at the Police Department, but all their city employees. Anyone who chooses to come work here and do 00:08:14
service in this city. I'm very grateful for them. So much appreciated. 00:08:19
And speaking. 00:08:26
We are grateful for. 00:08:27
Uh. 00:08:30
Officer Chris Tario will be sworn in tonight officially with our city. 00:08:31
With that. 00:08:36
Officer Christopher Tario is a former custody deputy. 00:08:37
With Santa Barbara County Sheriff's. 00:08:40
Is a strong background in law. 00:08:44
He was raised in the heart of California's Central Valley. 00:08:46
Christopher's journey led him to Santa Barbara City College, where he earned a degree in criminal justice. 00:08:50
He was hired earlier this year and intended A rigorous 24 week. 00:08:57
Police. 00:09:02
At the Ventura County. 00:09:04
Criminal Justice Center. 00:09:06
Graduate at the end of September and has been in failed training and additional specialized training for. 00:09:08
Officers here at Port Hueneme PD. He's. 00:09:15
Become very well liked and he's showing us that. 00:09:18
He's meeting our expectations and he's performing incredibly well. 00:09:22
Beyond his professional life, Christopher finds fulfillment in various pursuits. 00:09:27
He's dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 00:09:32
Frequently hitting the. 00:09:35
And enjoys rounds of golf on the green. 00:09:37
However, his heart belongs to his fiancee page. 00:09:41
And they're faithful 4 legged companion pen. 00:09:46
Who's an Aussie doodle? 00:09:50
For all you dog lovers out there, everyone else. 00:09:52
And Penny brings joy to their everyday adventures. 00:09:55
Chris, do you want to come up here? 00:10:01
Want to introduce who you have and say a few words, Sir? 00:10:05
Good evening everyone. Thank you for having me. 00:10:09
I am looking forward to serving this community. 00:10:12
I've been here for about 3 weeks and I love it so far. 00:10:15
My first day on the job was actually at the Touch of Truck event, which was awesome. I mean, it's such a unique department where I 00:10:19
was allowed to do that on my first day. 00:10:23
I'd like to thank everyone for coming out. I have family, friends, classmates from the Academy here. 00:10:27
I'd like to thank everyone and I look forward to my journey here in Port Hueneme. I look forward to meeting everyone. 00:10:34
I like the small town community. I grew up in a town similar to this, so it's fun no getting to know people and recognizing them 00:10:40
by name and. 00:10:44
And it's been fun driving around. 00:10:49
Friendly faces everywhere, nothing but waves and positive positive energy throughout the community. 00:10:51
Um. 00:10:57
I look forward to maybe catching an open gym basketball with with Mr. Martinez. 00:10:58
And. 00:11:06
Yeah, Thank you for having me. Thank you for Commander Albertson for giving the opportunity to join the department. The Chief 00:11:07
wasn't here yet, but as soon as I met Chief, I knew this was the right department to be with as well. I'd like to thank everyone 00:11:11
for coming. 00:11:15
Look forward to. 00:11:19
Journey in the. 00:11:21
Hi, Christopher. Tario, do solemnly swear. 00:11:45
That I will support. 00:11:49
The Constitution of the United States. 00:11:52
And the Constitution of the State of California. 00:11:56
Against all enemies. 00:11:59
Foreign and domestic. 00:12:01
That I will bear true faith and allegiance. 00:12:04
To the Constitution of the United. 00:12:08
And to the Constitution of the State of California. 00:12:12
That I take this obligation. 00:12:16
Without any mental reserv. 00:12:19
Or purpose of? 00:12:22
And I will well and faithfully. 00:12:24
Discharge the duties. 00:12:27
Of which I'm about to enter. 00:12:30
Thank you. 00:12:32
Thank. 00:12:33
And as tradition, there'll be a badge painting which will be done by his fiancee page. 00:12:43
I just want to make one more comment. Most of us when we host the swearing insurance we usually read off and Georgiana is so 00:13:15
impressive that she has mastered the art of this. 00:13:21
Kudos to you Georgiano, for are doing all that from. 00:13:26
Thank you all. 00:13:30
Would anyone like to say a comment? 00:13:42
Welcome to our city and hope to see you out in the waves. Don't don't forget about the beach. Basketball is important. 00:13:47
Thank you. 00:13:54
Coming. 00:13:55
Of a tutorial. Thank you for choosing our city in a day where it's really difficult for agencies. 00:14:02
To find talent and they're pretty much fighting over new officers. You could have chosen any agency to go to and you chose ours 00:14:08
and I think you chose the best one. We have a great community. We have a very favorable to police officer community. Our county is 00:14:14
very favorable to police. 00:14:19
And we have a lot of institutional knowledge here that I hope you'll. 00:14:25
Divulging and invest and learn from what they have to teach you. Many of these um. 00:14:30
Amazing people behind you have spent most of their career in this city and they know it better than anyone. 00:14:36
Learn what you can and thank you for being here. 00:14:43
May God bless you and protect you and keep you safe. 00:14:46
All right, we will now consider items on the consent calendar, which will be enacted in one motion unless a Council member has a 00:14:55
request to remove an item for discussion. 00:15:00
May I have a motion and a second to approve our consent calendar? 00:15:05
Motion. 00:15:10
Madam Clerk, can we please take? 00:15:12
All in favor? Aye. All opposed. 00:15:14
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 00:15:17
We're going to move on to item number six, public hearing proposed ordinance approving the Joint Powers Agreement for Clean Power 00:15:22
Alliance of Southern California and authorizing the implementation of a community choice. 00:15:28
Aggregation program. Madam Clerk, do you have proof of publication as required by law? 00:15:34
And a complete file reports and exhibits. Yes, Mr. 00:15:39
Will staff please present the report? 00:15:44
Yes, thank you, Mayor. 00:15:47
I'll keep it fairly brief. 00:15:50
We've heard this item a few times in the last year at council. We've discussed this item a couple of times back in March. 00:15:52
The city received a presentation from the Clean Power Alliance with information on the program that explains some of the benefits 00:16:02
of participating in the program, such as enhancing local control over power supply and rates and the opportunity to have a 00:16:07
positive environmental impact by Ch. 00:16:12
Power options with higher levels of renewable energies. 00:16:17
In June, the City Council authorized the city to pay a fee for the Clean Power Alliance to conduct a study to be considered for 00:16:21
membership, and so this is now the third time it's come to council with positive news from that study. The Clean Power Alliance 00:16:28
completed that evaluation, and on October 5th, the Clean Power Alliance approved a resolution. 00:16:35
Which authorized them to invite the city to become members of the Clean Power Alliance. 00:16:42
And so after going through that process, we are now at the point where we have a public hearing tonight to consider adopting an 00:16:49
ordinance to implement the Clean, the Clean Power Alliance and the implementation. 00:16:55
Of a community choice aggregation program. 00:17:01
If the city there is a time sensitivity to to this. If the city wants to join at the earliest possible window, which is likely 00:17:05
2025, we would need to introduce the ordinance tonight and adopt it at the next meeting in November. 00:17:12
If we don't aren't able to do that, joining the Clean Power Alliance could be delayed. So for tonight's item. 00:17:20
And to stay on schedule, we are recommending introducing the ordinance, with the second reading scheduled for the next meeting. 00:17:27
Once that's adopted. 00:17:34
There are still two decisions that have to be made, but those can be made at a later date. One would be which council member? Or 00:17:36
it doesn't have to be a council member, but who to appoint as a representative on the Clean Power Alliance board. Each city that 00:17:41
joins gets to have a member on the board. 00:17:47
And then the second would be to select the power level or. 00:17:53
That's probably the, the decision that we would spend the most amount of time considering. 00:17:57
Because depending on which level of tier impacts potential costs recess, recent estimates from the Clean Power Alliance show that 00:18:04
the leaner, clean level of of power could result in a saving for most users. 00:18:10
While the 100% clean green power level. 00:18:17
May result in some increased cost to users. 00:18:21
So that decision will be the important one. When we bring that, we'll bring data from the Clean Power Alliance showing those 00:18:24
costs. 00:18:28
But for tonight, we just wanted to raise it as something to start thinking about tonight. We don't have to decide which power 00:18:33
level, we just have to decide whether to join the Clean Power Alliance Community Choice Aggregation program. 00:18:39
So with that, at this time, we recommend introducing the ordinance to move forward with implementing the Clean Power Alliance. 00:18:46
Does Council have any questions for staff? 00:18:54
City manager on page two of seven on paragraph 3. 00:18:59
There's a statement and I just want clarification because it was a little different than what I went away from last time we talked 00:19:04
about. This says the default rate is the rate that Port Hueneme customers would be enrolled in at the start of the CPA transition 00:19:09
unless. 00:19:14
Action is taken by the customer to choose a different. 00:19:19
Or opt out. 00:19:23
And so my question. 00:19:25
Does that mean that every resident would have to take an action to opt out? 00:19:28
To not be part of this. 00:19:34
Any resident who would not want to be part of it would need to take an action to opt out. 00:19:37
And we do have, I think we have Ted and Karen here from CPA. 00:19:43
And so they could correct me if I'm wrong on that, but that's I've been through the process once and that was how I recalled it 00:19:47
being rolled out And is that correct? Yes, So, so they would every the minute the city joins and opts in, all of our residents 00:19:53
join and are opt in at the same level unless they choose to opt out. 00:19:58
So. 00:20:05
Good evening. I'm Ted Bartaki. I'm CEO of Clean Power Alliance. Been through it. 00:20:06
Five times. 00:20:12
So. 00:20:14
There's a a notice period. We send two official notifications prior to enrollment. 00:20:17
And then two notifications after enrollment at anytime a customer can either change their rate. 00:20:23
From what the city decides or opt out? 00:20:32
So they can either opt out or change their rate even before service begins. 00:20:35
Right. So, so the reason I asked the question because it it, it means that our residents will have to take action or they'll 00:20:41
automatically go into the CPA. There was some conversation some. 00:20:46
Verbiage in here about the rates being higher, possibly being higher than possibly what they're currently paying. 00:20:54
So I would be a little concerned about that and just to make sure that it's not our our problem if someone doesn't get the notice. 00:21:01
Or doesn't reply to the notice or isn't contacted properly and we have made the decision that they're going to go to CPA at the 00:21:12
higher rate. So I'm a little concerned about that. So just wanted to voice that. It's definitely a fair concern I think. 00:21:19
When we choose the rate, that'll be something we have to be conscientious of and then also. 00:21:26
Once a rate is chosen, it or and maybe even before. But Clean Power Alliance also starts providing some. 00:21:32
Outreach materials to the residents as well yeah the notices is not the only community outreach that we do. We're in the process 00:21:38
of will be enrolling customers in Santa Paula for example and we were out at the the the Ventura County days there long before the 00:21:45
notices are are are sent but I I. 00:21:51
Absolutely agree with you. 00:21:58
Umm, the rate that you choose, we call it the preferred energy option, which is the rate that someone would go on if they made if 00:22:01
they took no action is other than joining the major policy decision that you will have. 00:22:09
Going forward and you'll want to bring all of those questions. 00:22:18
Thank you. And there's one final question, if you don't mind, City Manager, So there's also some verbiage about the rates, the 00:22:24
lower rates are going to happen. 00:22:29
18 months. 00:22:36
Did I read that properly? 00:22:37
So that the rates would begin when when the we enrolled customers which we currently anticipate would be in October of 2025. So 00:22:40
you make a decision today then we spend a year, well we have to get permission from the PUC and then there's about a year of 00:22:49
preparation work. We have to go get additional power, you have to decide what that. 00:22:58
Preferred energy option is and then beginning in the summer we would start sending those official notifications. Last question. 00:23:07
So are you saying that when we when residents transfer over? 00:23:17
The lowest rate that you're offering will be available for them at that time, yes. 00:23:23
So regardless. 00:23:31
Lean, Clean or 100% Green tier we choose. 00:23:37
Residents are going to experience an increase in. 00:23:42
That's that's at the current rates that's not the case the lean. Currently the lean power rate is 1 to 2% cheaper than Edison. So 00:23:45
if you wanted to as. 00:23:52
Council choose a preferred energy option of lean that would result in a rate decrease or bill decrease for four people. I'm 00:23:58
looking at page 7 on our agenda and it has the three broken out and it appears that each one of them shows an increase the lean 00:24:05
power 3.3. 00:24:11
Clean Power 4.4. 00:24:18
And 100% Green 8.8%. I think that's because those include St. Lights, which residents? 00:24:19
Don't necessarily don't pay the bulk of those costs this the city would pay those costs. 00:24:27
But so the adding the street lights. 00:24:33
Increases it from. 00:24:38
1 to 2% reduction to a 3% increase. 00:24:40
But the the residents wouldn't be impacted by that. That'd be potentially our cost. 00:24:43
OK. 00:24:49
So St. lights are are the one rate 11 of the very few rates where we are currently not competitive with Edison. We don't have a 00:24:50
lower rate St. lights. 00:24:55
About half of our cities who because of this, this is a structural issue about cross subsidization, cross subsidization in in 00:25:00
rates, about half of our member agencies end up opting out. 00:25:08
Those streetlights, because of the increased cost, some keep them in because they want to pursue the high levels of renewable 00:25:15
energy. But as a city, you also will be a customer. 00:25:21
And you also have those same rights to change your rate or opt out at anytime. 00:25:28
Do we know how much our street lights cost us a month? I'm just curious. I don't have that readily available, but we could provide 00:25:34
that. 00:25:38
We can provide it. 00:25:43
We'll have an item to discuss the rates, we'll make sure we include all the rate information at that time for for now, we wanted 00:25:45
to just highlight that. 00:25:48
The lean power would potentially be a decrease, the others might be an increase. So we probably want to be aware of that and start 00:25:53
thinking about that. 00:25:56
OK, it's. 00:26:02
Little little confusing to try and become an expert. 00:26:03
On the in a very short amount of time, but I do see a lot. 00:26:08
Critique from both sides, some saying that, yeah, solar is great. 00:26:13
You know, it has a footprint. The carbon footprint obviously is way less than natural gas or oil. 00:26:19
So. 00:26:27
US. 00:26:28
Exactly how? 00:26:29
This is more than feeling good. This is actually something that's going to work. 00:26:32
Sure, be happy to. So we procure our sources of energy. Our renewable sources of energy are from not just solar but also wind. 00:26:38
Geothermal, biomass, small hydroelectric. So we have a diverse portfolio. One of the things that happens is because we have among 00:26:48
our customers such a demand for renewable energy, we go out and procure a new sources of renewable energy that causes those to be 00:26:55
built. 00:27:02
And those projects range. So last week at our Board of Directors, we contracted for a slice of the largest renewable energy 00:27:10
project to be built in the United States. 00:27:16
It's a big wind farm in New Mexico with a transmission line coming straight to California that's on the big scale. On the small 00:27:23
scale, we've we've got 13 projects for rooftop solar on warehouses, many of them owned by the big logistics firm Prologis that you 00:27:29
know, provide. 00:27:36
Renewable energy to our customers. 00:27:43
So it's a wide type of of projects, right? Variety of projects, wide variety of sources. 00:27:46
A number of different areas, but essentially we because we have such this large demand we are the the Clean Power Alliance is 00:27:52
actively. 00:27:56
Causing. 00:28:02
Construction of new renewable energy sources across the Western United States. 00:28:04
So I understand that carbon is the focus of this. 00:28:08
What about wildlife concerns them? I know driving out to Vegas you see the the mirror farm and and you know that that we do not 00:28:12
contract with that project but we do have a so all of our projects go through both. 00:28:19
Economic quantitative value screening, as well as four qualitative criteria, one of which is environmental stewardship, where we 00:28:27
have. 00:28:32
An Mou with The Nature Conservancy who screens our project. So we actually going to the environmental community who's concerned 00:28:40
about wildlife and other impact of sensitive habitat to have them screen our projects. If they screen a project low, we do not. 00:28:47
Sign up. 00:28:55
The other three criteria are benefits to disadvantaged communities, project location. We would like to have as many projects in 00:28:57
our area as possible and workforce development which. 00:29:03
Pursues project labor agreements and other items that would engage a union workforce. Is it true that wind is kind of dangerous 00:29:10
for birds? 00:29:14
The there is more bird mortality in wind projects. There's a whole host of mitigation measures. 00:29:20
The most interesting one I I think for areas where there's condors, where the, the, the, the. 00:29:31
There's radar that detects when the condors are coming and will shut the turbine down. 00:29:39
Automatically if they get inside a radius. So I can't say that no birds die, I mean that's that is there is impact there. Our most 00:29:46
recent project for example the this New Mexico wind project did was endorsed by the National Audubon Society for its mitigation 00:29:53
efforts in in the avian area. 00:29:59
Thank you. 00:30:07
So I do also have a concern about the opt in, opt out issue specifically for our residents that are on what single incomes, fixed 00:30:09
incomes disabled? How easy is the option to opt out? So the option to opt out is very easy it takes. 00:30:18
3 to 5 minutes on the on the web and about that time in our call center, we have a call center in Irwindale with about 60 call 00:30:27
center agents. It's got very low wait times. One thing for folks who are already on care fair or medical baseline which is the 00:30:34
automatic discount program that Edison has that status would automatically port over and those customers who are already getting 00:30:42
the the. 00:30:49
Discount will continue to receive that seamlessly. 00:30:57
So folks who want to opt out have that option, but they'll also continue to receive that care fair medical baseline, regardless of 00:31:01
what their choice is. 00:31:06
Thank you. 00:31:11
I forgot to ask about transmission. So do you leave the transmission line? How does that work? Yeah, there's. So when a customer 00:31:14
is a Clean Power Alliance customer, they don't stop being a customer of Edison. 00:31:21
So they remain a customer of Edison for the lines and the wires. So there's a delivery charge on the bill and a generation charge 00:31:28
on the bill. The delivery charges for those lines and wires, the transmission at a customer, whether they're getting their 00:31:35
electrons or their generation from Clean Power Alliance or from Edison. 00:31:42
Pay the exact same amount for the lines and the wires and where we compete is on the generation and we're competing on price and 00:31:49
we're competing on environmental footprint. 00:31:54
Are there any more questions? 00:32:01
All right, so I'm going to open up the public. 00:32:05
Just one second. I did you. I'm sorry, you didn't hear me. 00:32:08
Can you tell me a little bit about the says? 00:32:12
Angie is it? 00:32:15
ENGIE project. 00:32:17
Yeah. And that's our contract. Yeah, that's city specific. So I can speak to that. We we joined an Ng project which had AI think 00:32:20
it's a five year period. 00:32:25
Where? 00:32:31
Working with Ng on kind of energy conservation. 00:32:33
And. 00:32:37
We realized. 00:32:39
Or we believe that could be an issue with the. 00:32:40
They mentioned that the city could opt in or out or at any AT. 00:32:46
One of the things we're going to look into is whether. 00:32:50
How that impacts us and whether we would need to time our opting in based on that agreement which? 00:32:53
Is currently set to end in April 30th, 2026. So it's not a huge, you know, it's like a six month period or so. 00:32:59
But. 00:33:07
That's something we've kind of flagged it as an issue that we may have that might impact our timeline. 00:33:08
But we're going to get more information on that, bring that back when we bring back the rate information. So thank you. 00:33:14
Are there any other questions? 00:33:21
OK, I'm going to open up the public hearing. 00:33:24
At 703. 00:33:27
Are there any public comments regarding this item? 00:33:30
Yes, Mr. Mayor, our first one is from Angus Simmons and that would be followed by Ferris Bach Stack, sorry. 00:33:33
Honorable Mayor, distinguished members of the council, My name is Angus Simmons, I live in Camarillo and I'm a member of. 00:33:46
Community Advisory Committee of the CPA. 00:33:55
When we were first married, my wife and I did live in Port Hueneme, so I'm one of my favorite things to walk out on the pier. It's 00:33:58
pleasure to be here, and I just wanted to say a few words about the tremendous success of CPA in the last six years since its 00:34:03
inception. 00:34:08
It's already the 4th largest electric supplier in California. 00:34:13
It serves 30 cities and the two counties, Ventura County in Los Angeles County and three more cities, including Santa Paula, are 00:34:18
going to be added to the service in in the spring. 00:34:24
Much of. 00:34:31
Success, I think has been as a result of its governance And you know, one of you if you vote to join would be on the Board of 00:34:35
Directors. And it's, it's totally transparent. I mean any member of your community can attend the meetings, can make comments if 00:34:45
they wish and you know, you have a director and every entity and Clean Power Alliance has an entity. 00:34:55
The community has total visibility on policy, on rate setting, on energy sourcing decisions. I can tell you the DI considerations 00:35:09
are part of permeate the whole set of activities in the staff and on the Board of Directors. I was very impressed by the way the 00:35:19
board dealt with payment arrears during COVID times and the concern that they showed for. 00:35:28
You know, people who are. 00:35:39
Having trouble making payments? 00:35:40
It's something very important. 00:35:44
You know, in the early days of the. 00:35:48
The board exercised prudent management to put money aside for. 00:35:51
Reserves procurement has marked been marked by very high Labor Standards, including more than 20 project labor agreements. 00:35:58
For new infrastructure completed. For CPA funds, For training for the next generation of clean energy employees. 00:36:07
And the CPA is currently in the process of implementing $200 million in local projects and programs in resilience grid management, 00:36:16
local procurement building and. 00:36:23
Transportation and getting that done by 2025. Finally, the last thing I'd like to say is that. 00:36:31
Joining the CPA by many cities has been considered the most important single thing they could do in meeting and making progress. 00:36:39
Climate Action Plans. Thank you and it's a pleasure to speak to you. 00:36:48
Far. 00:36:55
Good evening, honorable Council. My name is Ferris Stack. I am the Policy associate for the Community Environmental Council, a 00:37:03
local environmental nonprofit organization whose mission is to build on the ground momentum to reverse the threats of the climate 00:37:09
crisis. We work throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. 00:37:16
I am here today to urge the Council to join our regional community choice Energy Provider, Clean Power Alliance, or CPA. Community 00:37:23
Choice Energy is the foundation for creating a carbon free economy by taking carbon out of our energy supply. 00:37:31
As a city located in the fastest warming county in the lower 48 states, and with the pollution burden higher than 80% of other 00:37:40
California cities, it's imperative for us to drastically reduce our reliance on carbon emissions. 00:37:47
Community Choice Energy is the most cost effective solution for quickly reducing carbon emissions, and it allows cities to help 00:37:55
California State goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. 00:38:00
Not only do community choice, energy agencies like CPA help California and cities achieve its climate goals, it also provides an 00:38:06
opportunity to advance energy justice, energy democracy and empower community LED decision making. 00:38:14
Unlike investor owned utilities that are private companies operated in large part by shareholders, CCA's are formed by local city 00:38:22
and county governments and are governed by boards of elected officials. 00:38:28
CPA partners with local cities to bring access to 100% clean electricity in Ventura and LA counties. More competition leads to 00:38:35
better prices and services, and that is exactly what has been occurring in our region since CPA has launched. 00:38:42
CPA also allows low income customers in 100% green default cities to access 100% renewable energy at CPA's lower priced clean 00:38:50
energy rate. 00:38:55
Another benefit of CPA is that it reinvests profits right back into the communities it serves. CPA has launched local programming 00:39:01
that includes electric vehicle infrastructure funding, community solar resiliency and grid management, building electrification 00:39:07
assistance, among other programs. We believe that the City of Port Hueneme can benefit immensely from these local programs and 00:39:13
will still have access to SC ES programs. 00:39:19
We urge the city of Porhonimi to join the cities of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and the 00:39:25
County of Ventura, who have been enjoying the choice to freely choose where their energy is coming from. Santa Paula will soon 00:39:31
reap the advantages of CPA, having voted to join CPA at the 100% green default option. 00:39:38
Community Choice Energy gives residents a choice, allows competition for better prices, and offers local programming that Port 00:39:45
Hueneme can benefit from immensely in the transition to a cleaner and greener future. We urge the city Par Hua Nimi to join CPA 00:39:50
and the millions in our region who have made the switch. Thank you. 00:39:56
Luis Mendez. 00:40:05
Many residents are busy working. They don't have time to call and change services. 00:40:51
Umm, Like I said, it just feels like it's being forced. 00:40:55
The infrastructure sounds like it hasn't really been built yet. They're still trying to find their way and guarantee resources if 00:40:59
the demand goes up. So that kind of seems a little bit sketchy to me. I do look that the 5% possible increase that I read in an 00:41:04
article regarding Southern California Edison's existing contracts that they have to fulfill for costs that they have already 00:41:10
committed to that that could carry over to the new CPA. 00:41:15
Customers as well, if that is to increase if it's approved by the Public Utilities. 00:41:22
So like I said, these are concerns. As a resident, you know, I feel that asking us to have to opt out is too much. You know, if we 00:41:26
want the services, we should be able to sign up for it, not vice versa. 00:41:31
Even so, if I were to make a recommendation to the City Council, I would request that you guys do not choose 100% opt in renewable 00:41:37
renewable option because of the cost. You know the city has certain budget issues they'll be addressing early next year with their 00:41:43
economic plan and residents as well that may be financially strapped at this time with inflation and stuff like that. So at least 00:41:48
do not burden us with the highest option. 00:41:54
Is what I'm suggesting. 00:41:59
And the city itself for your guys's budget because you guys incur that cost as well. 00:42:01
That's all. Thank you. 00:42:05
And now I just have some written comments that I'll read. 00:42:09
Dear Mayor, Mayor, Pro Tem, Council members and staff, I am sending this in regard to agenda item number six. I support the City 00:42:12
of Port Hueneme joining the Clean Power Alliance CPA for a number of reasons. 00:42:17
As a city in the fastest warming county in the contiguous United States, it is essential for Port Hueneme to take ambitious action 00:42:23
by joining CPA at 100% green power. 00:42:28
Where their energy comes from. This is an opportunity to make sustainability more equitable and accessible for Port Hueneme 00:43:06
residents. By opting into 100% green power income, qualified residents in under resourced communities can access 100% renewable 00:43:12
energy at a lower price clean energy rate. 00:43:18
California rates are typically competitive with SCE community choice. Energy agencies like Clean Power Alliance Reinvent reinvest 00:43:25
profits right back into the communities that they serve. In the future, Port Hueneme could benefit from local programs like a 00:43:31
resilience Center, electric vehicle infrastructure funding, community solar resiliency and grid management, green workforce 00:43:36
development, and more. 00:43:42
Best regards, Joan. 00:43:49
And the next one is dear council members, Climate First, Replacing Oil and Gas. Seafrog is a grassroots environmental nonprofit 00:43:53
dedicated to combating the climate crisis by working to shape the transition from fossil fuels to a carbon free economy in Ventura 00:43:58
County. 00:44:04
We are committed to the establishment of an economy that is sustainable, inclusive and promotes renewable energy. Seafrog strongly 00:44:10
supports the City of Port Wanamis moving forward with joining Clean Power Alliance with the investment in the feasibility study. 00:44:17
This is one of the single largest things the city can do for climate action and will make homes and electric vehicles even more 00:44:25
sustainable. 00:44:28
Moving to green power is a climate forward and exciting way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This will not only help ensure a 00:44:32
comfortable driving future in Port Hueneme, but aligns the city with California statewide goal of 100% clean renewable energy 00:44:38
electricity system by 2045. 00:44:44
As a coastal city in the fastest warming county and the contiguous United States, it is essential Port Whitney moves forward with 00:44:50
green energy. 00:44:54
Port Hueneme would be joining the County of Ventura in the cities of Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi 00:44:58
Valley, Ohio, and the most recently Santa Paula in utilizing efficient and cost effective energy. Clean Power Alliance rates are 00:45:04
typically competitive, allow Port Hueneme residents and businesses to choose where their energy comes from, and offer an 00:45:09
electricity supply alternative to the utility monopoly of Socal Edison, leading to more competition and better prices and 00:45:15
services. 00:45:20
When joining a community choice, energy, local control is often an important factor for jurisdictions. The model of the Clean 00:45:26
Power Alliance ensures the public and local jurisdictions have a choice and equitable representation. 00:45:32
First, providing an alternative to the current electricity monopoly allows communities to take control of purchasing their own 00:45:39
power and make energy decisions locally. 00:45:43
Second, each jurisdiction member has exactly 1 representative on the alliance board, no matter the size of the jurisdiction. 00:45:48
This means that Port Hueneme would have the same voting power on the Clean Power Allowance Alliance board that a larger city like 00:45:55
the City of Los Angeles has. 00:45:59
This is an opportunity to make sustainability more equitable and accessible for Port Hueneme residents. 00:46:04
By opting into 100% green default, low income residents can access 100% renewable energy at a lower price clean energy rate. 00:46:10
Additionally, Clean Power reinvest profits right back into their member communities. 00:46:18
This means Fort Whitney could benefit from local programs in community solar resiliency and grid management. Green Workforce 00:46:23
Development Electric. 00:46:27
Vehicle infrastructure funding and more Seafrog urges the City Council to move forward learning more about Clean Power Alliance 00:46:32
and eventually making the worthwhile investment of $10,000 for a feasibility study to see the positive changes make a meaningful 00:46:38
impact in the short term. Please consider making this bold choice as soon as possible. Thank you for prioritizing the future of 00:46:44
Fort Hueneme by supporting Clean Energy because, as you know, business as usual is detrimental to our client health and economy 00:46:50
with urgency. Haley Ehlers. 00:46:56
And. 00:47:07
Sierra City Manager Vega. We are pleased to report that at our November 15th, 2021 Board meeting at the Oxnard Harbor District 00:47:08
Court of Winemie adopted a resolution to decarbonization with a $200,000 grant from the California Energy Coalition. The Port of 00:47:16
Winemia is fully engaged in developing our blueprint to 0 emissions in partnership with our community partners, 350 Ventura County 00:47:24
Climate Hub Coastal Keepers, Merito Foundation, Real Guppy Outdoors. 00:47:32
Access to clean energy options available through the Clean Power Alliance. CPA has been identified as a strategy to support the 00:47:40
port of Winemi and our partners in this endeavor. 00:47:45
As such, the undersigned hearing encourages the City of Port Hueneme to explore this option and consider joining the Clean Power 00:47:50
Alliance. 00:47:54
According to the CPA, low income customers and 100% green default cities receive 100% renewable energy at CPA's lower price clean 00:48:30
energy rate. Also important to your consideration Community choice. Energy agencies reinvest profits right back into the 00:48:38
communities they serve. The CPA has launched local programming that concludes electric vehicle infrastructure funding, community 00:48:45
solar resiliency and grid management, building electrification, financial and technical assistance, and green workforce. 00:48:53
Development programs, among other programs. 00:49:01
We believe that the City of Port Hueneme and its residents could realize significant benefits based on how the CPA supports 00:49:04
undeserved communities. 00:49:08
As you look at the future energy mix for the City of Port Hueneme, we respectfully request you consider Community Choice Energy to 00:49:12
help the poor, our community, and California meet the goal of carbon neutrality by 2045 and a transition to a cleaner and greener 00:49:20
future. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Kristen Dekus, Jan Dietrich, Merapus Jacobo and Rafael Choa, Rocio Lozano 00:49:27
Knowlton, and Kevin Brown Guppy Policy Team Lead. 00:49:35
Ventura climbing head club, Coastal Clippers. 00:49:42
And Oxnard Harbor District. 00:49:45
Thank you. Madam Clerk, there is a one more question. 00:49:48
What? 00:49:52
I just had a question about the infrastructure issues that we already experienced with Southern California Edison. Does the CPA 00:49:56
add additional? 00:50:00
Drag to that infrastructure. 00:50:05
No, we did not. The the electrons that flow, whether they're put on the grid by CPA or by Edison, have the same amount of. 00:50:13
Of use of that infrastructure. So there's no impact there. Where where Clean Power Alliance does impact reliability in a positive 00:50:24
way is through two ways. We have a very large investment in in energy storage to. 00:50:32
Here locally as well as around the grid to maintain reliability even with the use of renewable power. But also we have a program 00:50:41
where we put solar plus backup batteries on critical facilities owned by our local member agencies. So we're we're about to put a 00:50:48
solar plus storage on the Oxnard Public Works building. 00:50:55
Fire station in Simi Valley, another fire station out by Ohio. Number of places around the the region that are critical. So if the 00:51:04
power goes out, those critical facilities can stay up. 00:51:09
It's been mentioned a couple times reinvestment into the community. Could you give us some examples what that looks like, please? 00:51:19
Absolutely. So I'll I'll mention the one that was in the paper here in in Ventura County. Most recently we funded the largest 00:51:26
investment in electric vehicle charging, publicly available electric vehicle charging in Ventura County, about $4.8 million that 00:51:33
was available to install chargers. That's one reinvestment. 00:51:40
Another. 00:51:49
How does that get distributed equitably amongst the membership? 00:51:52
My understanding is you're going to put. 00:51:57
10 charging stations, Quite expensive, Yeah, so that was. 00:52:00
A first come first serve reservation for customers. 00:52:06
To. 00:52:12
To install those chargers. 00:52:12
Umm, some of our member agencies themselves, some of our local governments, Camarillo and Moorpark for example, used some of that 00:52:14
funding, but also, you know, 7-11 and some of the grocery stores used it. Also a number of multifamily housing. 00:52:22
Projects used it because that is areas where you know folks don't have. 00:52:31
An individual garage where they can put an EV charger, there's needs to be publicly available charging to be equitable in publicly 00:52:36
available areas because not everybody's got a garage, not everybody can put it in their home. So we put a earmarked half of the. 00:52:46
$4.8 million for low income disadvantaged communities. So about $1,000,000 is going into Oxnard in the Oxnard area for example. So 00:52:56
most of our programs have set asides or earmarks for low income customers. 00:53:04
O. 00:53:14
If let's just say 50% of the cars in our city went electric. 00:53:16
What would it look? 00:53:21
I mean how? 00:53:23
How would we? 00:53:24
The charging of those vehicles, Oh, we need, we need a lot more chargers and that's the path that we're on, trying to fund as many 00:53:27
as possible. I think the other thing you would see is that your air would be a lot more clean. 00:53:33
Are there any more public comments? 00:53:42
No more public comments. 00:53:45
Thank. 00:53:47
I will now close the public hearing. The time being is 7:23 PM. We have a recommendation before us introduce the first reading 00:53:50
waiving for the reading and approve an ordinance of the City of Port Hueneme, CA, approving the Joint Powers Agreement for Clean 00:53:56
Power Lines of Southern California and authorizing the implementation of a community choice. 00:54:02
Aggregation program and to make a determination determination that the action. 00:54:08
Is action that is exempt from Sequa may have a motion in a second remove approval. 00:54:14
Yeah, I'm seconding it. 00:54:23
Is there any discussion that you'd like to? 00:54:26
I believe we'll have another opportunity to discuss this at the next November 20th meeting. 00:54:31
When we get into discussing rates. 00:54:37
Right. There's going to be a couple opportunities. November 20th will just be the consent item to for the second reading adoption 00:54:41
of the ordinance and then there will be a later item that's going to be looking at the rates. 00:54:46
All right then. Madam Clerk, can we please take? 00:54:55
Council member Hernandez. Yes, Mayor Martinez. 00:54:59
Council member Gama. 00:55:04
Yes, Councilmember McQueen Lejeune and Mayor Perez and Perez. Yes, motion passes unanimously. 00:55:05
All right, let's move on to item number seven, approval of community Benefit Fund projects year 2023-2024. Will staff please 00:55:13
present the report? 00:55:17
Yes, thank you. 00:55:23
Another item that might look familiar, It's coming to council. 00:55:25
Once before this year, earlier this year to be to have a tentative list approved. That was on July 17th of this year. 00:55:30
The City Council reviewed and approved the initial list of projects, which is included in the staff report on page 2. Table one is 00:55:40
the initial list. 00:55:44
Those projects were then presented at the joint City port meeting and and separately to the port of Winemie at the Airport Board 00:55:50
meeting and some modifications a couple of modifications were proposed. So this list now returning is the revised list on Page 3, 00:55:57
Table 2. 00:56:04
Which is the revised list following that review? 00:56:12
Most notably, there were two items modified. 00:56:17
That review period? First, the City Port Community Events category that had been included. 00:56:23
Was modified from $17,000 to $16,350 was to correct a just a math issue. 00:56:31
But there is some further clarification that the port head. 00:56:42
Or the Committee AG. 00:56:46
That that money would be used as follows, with 5000 of that 16,000 going to the winning beach festival to help pay for the beach 00:56:47
festival. 00:56:53
5000 going to the Ports Banana Festival and the remaining $6350 would go to two additional city events which would be which will 00:56:59
be presented and proposed. 00:57:05
Separately to the Council in coming. 00:57:11
And so one change was to. 00:57:15
Port Event Community Events category. 00:57:18
The second change was. 00:57:21
The Port noted that the community benefit fund does not include criteria for sponsorship of high school sports teams. 00:57:25
And the Port indicated that they have other sponsorship opportunities that are intended for high school sports teams. 00:57:32
So with that information, the committee agreed that high school sports teams would not be included unless an Intel criteria is 00:57:39
established for those to be considered. 00:57:44
So. 00:57:49
Different teams would have the opportunity to apply and be considered fairly. This impacted the request that had been included in 00:57:51
the initial list from the Winemay High School for the Indian Indian Wells Tennis Tournament. 00:57:57
Which was removed under under that decision. 00:58:03
We did go ahead and notify the applicant of that. We notified them that the port had also indicated that they would be able to 00:58:08
apply for a sponsorship opportunity from the port. 00:58:13
And so they've been removed. 00:58:19
The revised project list, so the other than those two changes there were no other changes and so the remaining items. 00:58:20
Remain in place from prior Council approval, so at this time. 00:58:31
We're recommending the approval of the projects as recommended by the City and Port Joint Committee that are included in Table 2, 00:58:36
the revised. 00:58:40
Roject. 00:58:45
Does Council have any questions for staff? 00:58:48
I just wanted some clarification on the items listed. 00:58:53
And let's see. 00:59:01
Where was it? I understand the scholarship allocation that that needs to be vetted out. And and. 00:59:03
The process needs. 00:59:11
Determined as far as how that's going to work, is that correct? Yes. Yeah. There's a few of these projects that scholarships is 1 00:59:13
where the funding was approved. But the actual criteria for how it's going to be done, has it been established? OK. So I hope in 00:59:19
the future that when we have projects that are being proposed in that way that that they come with us, come to us already figure 00:59:25
it out so that we know that they're actually a legitimate. 00:59:31
There's some legitimacy to them that they'll actually work. 00:59:38
And the youth music and cultural programs, I understand that's in Lake. 00:59:43
I believe it includes Inlike, but I don't think it was specifically in Lykec and or limited to in Lakec, so I don't know. Does 00:59:49
anybody know what else there was? 00:59:54
To be included in that. 01:00:00
Yeah, 'cause I've never seen it broken down between another organization that was always in the Keck. 01:00:03
Yeah, we can go. There is a. 01:00:09
List with explanation that we could have, we should have included, but we'll provide that to the Council outside of this clarify 01:00:14
that. 01:00:17
I just want to say that I'm really disappointed that the Wyoming high School Indian Wells tennis tournament was removed. 01:00:24
I've read the agreement and it is complicated, hard to understand, but pretty much. 01:00:34
It's wide open. I don't see. 01:00:40
I don't understand that distinction of removing it. 01:00:45
I can. I have a comment on that. It's because there were. 01:00:50
Schools. 01:00:53
Potentially asking for it and it wasn't. There was number process put in place to determine who was going to get what and which 01:00:54
agency we were going to pick. So we need to. 01:00:59
Better create a program so they can actually apply. And it would be fair, yeah. Well, we've contributed to supporting the Windmill 01:01:04
high school athletics in the past, but. 01:01:09
The. 01:01:20
The words community benefit. 01:01:21
Speak very directly to me and I I think over the last five years that we've we've supported. 01:01:24
Groups very much through the use of this and then. 01:01:33
We. 01:01:37
You know, like a sculpture 40,000. 01:01:39
Which I think is important to recognize. 01:01:43
But. 01:01:47
If we could do an accounting maneuver. 01:01:48
Where we were working. 01:01:51
In safe. 01:01:55
That's. 01:01:57
Got that direct, obvious benefit to the community. 01:01:58
And I just have a hard. 01:02:02
Understanding the Benefits of the Community of a SC. 01:02:05
But. 01:02:09
Be that as it may, I just. 01:02:10
Maybe. 01:02:13
Work together to. 01:02:15
Design. 01:02:19
Community benefit. 01:02:22
To touch on that, you are aware that this. 01:02:24
Funding that comes directly from the port, I'm aware of that, and their idea and understanding of what they want to contribute to 01:02:28
the community may differ from ours, but they have. 01:02:32
As much right as we do to decide what they want to do with a portion of their money, they agreed to what we asked for. The next 01:02:38
phase will be a Chumash statue. There's four phases for statue. That's great, but this is how the process is. This is the ports 01:02:44
money and they wanted a statue. 01:02:50
It's a the money is because of a agreement that was reached between the poor. But we have to agree. Both sides have to have an 01:02:58
agreement here and that's they agreed with our side and we agreed with theirs. We have to have a give and take. 01:03:04
And that's the first thing they. 01:03:10
And where next we We asked for a too much statue to put in the city to maybe. 01:03:12
For our heritage, so it has to be a give and take and there may not be everything there that you like and agree to, but. 01:03:18
It was an option that they wanted. 01:03:24
And just to. 01:03:28
Maybe forward-looking the point. 01:03:30
We did talk at the joint port city meeting about. 01:03:33
I think both the city and the. 01:03:36
Thought that in the future this we could do this a little better and we can. 01:03:39
Have like better criteria and an application process and some things like that. So we talked about that at the joint port meeting 01:03:45
and I think both the port and the city. 01:03:50
Felt like that is probably some the steps we need to take. So I think we'll look at how to do it in future years. Yeah, I would 01:03:55
just like to again some of these are obviously benefit to the community and you know. 01:04:02
I was over. 01:04:10
The Ted S team at Winemay High School got to the third round of CIF, which is amazing because we're not known for tennis and so I 01:04:12
took the occasion the last went over there Friday, went over there today, today. Didn't work out so well for them, but they played 01:04:18
their hearts out there and. 01:04:23
You know. 01:04:29
Hope everybody understands in this community is. 01:04:30
That tennis team. 01:04:34
Many of them. Maybe most of them, I don't know. 01:04:37
Have. 01:04:39
South Ox. 01:04:42
It's a $2500. 01:04:46
Or. 01:04:48
20 kids and it literally could change many of their lives. And so it it does again. 01:04:49
It's the lowest amount. 01:04:56
You know. 01:05:00
Dropped off because the port didn't want to support it, I guess. I don't know, but that was not how it was. We just agreed that we 01:05:02
need to establish our credit. I've just given you my Your information is wrong though, so if there's just real quick. 01:05:09
But we're not having a discussion right now. So if if you have a question, we can take questions, but we're not going to discuss 01:05:19
anything right now. 01:05:22
And if you have a question, we're open to hearing any questions that you might have. 01:05:27
So is it? Is there a timeline by which? 01:05:41
Committee will be discussing the criterion, coming up with a criteria or is it just we need a criteria? 01:05:46
Yeah, it was mentioned. 01:05:53
Yeah, We talked about coming up with it and coming up with an application process prior to next year's, which probably means we'd 01:05:55
have to have it done by like March, April. 01:05:59
So we're we're going to start by sending them some sample applications from other agencies who've done similar programs and then 01:06:03
sort of start there so. 01:06:08
Are there any other questions? 01:06:15
I have a question. 01:06:17
Did the port offer? 01:06:20
The tennis team sponsorship. 01:06:24
I did hear that they did offer. Did they? The port encouraged the and. 01:06:28
Suggested we also reach out and encourage and we did encourage the. 01:06:33
Tennis group. 01:06:39
Contact them about a sponsorship opportunity. 01:06:40
And then in our staff report we have. 01:06:44
Several. 01:06:48
Items here which are listed. 01:06:49
Categories Shoreline Production Community Development OPP. 01:06:52
Mystic Endeavors and other projects would use. Does the committee believe that those are? 01:06:57
Criteria. 01:07:05
The port operates under and the the decision making process operates under Is is this criteria here? 01:07:07
That criteria. 01:07:13
The language as it's written in our settlement agreement and so. 01:07:16
Those are the categories that were defined in the settlement agreement. 01:07:21
And. 01:07:25
That's why it was included in the stack. 01:07:27
Thank you. 01:07:30
Are there any other? Does anyone have a question? 01:07:33
More questions? 01:07:36
Are there any public comments regarding this? 01:07:39
We have a public comment from Rich Rollins. 01:07:41
Good evening, City Council. 01:07:55
I feel good about many of the project. 01:07:59
That are been approved by the Community Benefit Fund because I think they directly benefit the Res. 01:08:02
And the children of our community, things like the police explore. 01:08:09
The guppies. 01:08:13
The robotics program, those are all things that the real residents will be able to. 01:08:15
And we'll see that it's a benefit to them. 01:08:21
I do have. 01:08:25
About a couple of the projects that have been approved. 01:08:27
Very first one was mentioned earlier. 01:08:31
Was. 01:08:34
If I'm to read it right, they're asking for an additional $40,000. 01:08:37
For the monument, and I think originally. 01:08:41
It was about 50,000 that was initially approved, so that's $90,000. 01:08:45
Over 2 years, that's a very large percentage of the community benefit fund. 01:08:50
For a monument. 01:08:56
Many of the residents and stuff like that will not directly benefit from. 01:08:58
People coming outside will see them and that's nice. 01:09:02
Of money to be well spent for our. 01:09:05
That seems. 01:09:09
In my. 01:09:11
A low. 01:09:13
The second. 01:09:16
And I know it's a sensitive subject would be the sister city committee. 01:09:17
As I mentioned at the last meeting, most sisters, in fact all sister city committ. 01:09:23
Are organized by residents who feel a strong urge to kind of reach out to the community. 01:09:29
Funding is not spent by. 01:09:36
To pay for people to go on. 01:09:39
It's it just is never done any type of a nonprofit, be it the guppies or something or, because real people want to see those 01:09:44
things benefit. 01:09:48
So as it is. 01:09:53
I think now will be the last two years we've spent money on. 01:09:57
People. 01:10:02
On sister city committee. 01:10:04
We don't even have a sister city committee yet. 01:10:06
And yet we're spending out all this. 01:10:09
And in fact, most cities don't even spend it anyway, even once they've formulated. 01:10:11
It was mentioned earlier regarding the tennis. 01:10:22
And many of these kids, if you've seen AST presentation's. 01:10:26
Where many of these kids have come, they've gotten scholarships. 01:10:31
To go on to universities because of the inspiration they had and the skills that they developed from playing tennis. 01:10:35
And to be able to go to a trip like that again, we have a community where many of the kids cannot afford to do those types of 01:10:42
things. 01:10:46
Tennis is an expensive sport, but nonetheless these kids, as mentioned earlier, have done very well because of that. 01:10:50
You know, and moved on to higher ranks and have gotten scholarships. 01:10:58
Yet we've denied that. 01:11:02
I've read through the the regular you. 01:11:04
Regulations for the Sisters Committee, they're very vague. You can use them for whatever you want them to use and obviously that's 01:11:08
been the case in the past. 01:11:12
And it was mentioned earlier regarding like the cultural programs and stuff like that. 01:11:19
I know it's very generically written down there. 01:11:24
Like I'm all in favor of a ballet folklorical program. 01:11:28
But we don't have a ballet folklorical program in in Port Wyoming. 01:11:32
It would be great to be able to spend that money to do 1 to again benefit the residents and the kids in the Port Hueneme 01:11:36
community. 01:11:41
We have teachers. I know there's a number of teachers that teach ballet folklorical that could do that. 01:11:45
Thank you and and thank you very much. 01:11:52
Are there any more public comments? 01:11:58
No more public comments. 01:12:01
OK, the recommendation is to approve projects to be funded by the Joint City Port of Winemie Community Benefit Fund CB. 01:12:04
Do we have a motion in a second? 01:12:12
Move to approve. 01:12:16
Let's, uh, invite a discussion. 01:12:20
I would like to just say right off the bat, it's not easy to please everyone, you know, it's it's it's really difficult to make. 01:12:24
Make everybody get. 01:12:31
In agreement with everything that's on this. 01:12:34
It's been it's been a long journey. 01:12:37
You know, just even. 01:12:40
Say the sister city program. Yeah, I think. 01:12:42
There's some people that might not be OK with it, but. 01:12:44
Like, I just, I just came back from Puerto Vallarta and I'm. I'm exhausted. I'm tired. Everybody thinks it was a vacation. If you 01:12:48
want to call it a vacation, it was a working vacation. 01:12:52
I met her with the Navy Museum out. 01:12:58
The. 01:13:02
The library, I met up with the mayor. I'm trying to get people to work together. It's something that's new. 01:13:03
I think that money would be used to set up the nonprofit. 01:13:11
From my understanding Santa Barbara City did help their nonprofit get going. So it's we're just we're doing with another city 01:13:15
that's been successful with Sister Cities is doing right now. 01:13:20
And they have eight sister cities. 01:13:26
I also want to mention I did. 01:13:28
The Indian Wells Tournament. 01:13:31
Umm. 01:13:33
But as if it was as it was mentioned, we ended up deciding that there's another way for them to receive those funds. 01:13:35
So it's not. 01:13:42
It's totally saying, hey, you're not gonna get your your trip there. 01:13:44
One more application for you to do. 01:13:47
But it is a long. 01:13:51
Working with the port and sometimes it's not as easy as it may seem as. 01:13:53
As I'm sure former Mayor Rollins knows, because some of those meetings were just. 01:13:57
A lot of arguing, you know, and we weren't getting anywhere, so and I was in those meetings with you and. 01:14:02
Bunch of headbutts, you know, So I actually think that this is. 01:14:08
Something that we can celebrate. 01:14:12
And be thankful for because at the end of the at the end of the day, there is a lot of good. 01:14:15
That's happening on this list. 01:14:20
So. 01:14:23
And that that's all I wanted to say. 01:14:24
Thank you, Mayor. So we've been doing, we've we've had this. 01:14:28
Fun for quite a few years now. 01:14:35
And. 01:14:37
It sounds like we're still talking about the same stuff, not understanding the the agreement being vague. Let's spend some time 01:14:39
and work it so that it's not so vague. 01:14:43
So we don't have to have these same conversations every time we talk about this fund. 01:14:49
So I think I would like to take that as an action for us to make sure that we go in and try to get these right written so that 01:14:53
they're understandable and and we don't have to continue to have this conversation. 01:14:59
So I'm I'm in supportive of. 01:15:05
Supporting our local students, but I think there is a way that we can come up with where. 01:15:09
Is the people that come here and speak to us aren't the only people that are being. 01:15:17
Support it financially. So we have to come out with a way that we're maybe reaching out to see what we can do. 01:15:22
For the the schools around us. So it shouldn't be the loudest one that speaks gets the support. It should be we're we should be 01:15:30
supporting our residents and our schools so, so I'll be glad when we get to the point that we're doing that. 01:15:36
Echo those statements and. 01:15:47
But I do feel. 01:15:52
Supporting the youth of our community is the best. 01:15:54
Emulate community benefit and. 01:15:58
And so I feel like we're moving away from. 01:16:01
The Youth of our. 01:16:04
And I don't want to see that happen. I know that the statue is important to a lot of people, but. 01:16:06
Supporting the youth of our community is much more. 01:16:13
Um. 01:16:19
I'm just going to keep advocating for the students of our community and the high school age. Students at Winemie High School 01:16:22
represent our community and I think we need to support them. They have challenges that many of the. 01:16:29
In the Oxnard Union High School district don't have and I think. 01:16:37
Supporting the underprivileged is very important in this community. 01:16:41
I think, was there a motion in a second? 01:16:47
So don't take my no vote as being Mr. Negative, but I feel strongly for the kids in our community. 01:16:53
There's a lot of good stuff in here, don't get me wrong, but I just want to see it. 01:17:01
Redefined community benefit, Let's bring. 01:17:05
B. 01:17:10
So I just wanted to say that I don't want people to walk away from here now hearing these comments to think that we don't care 01:17:13
about our youth or we don't care about. 01:17:19
Our high schools. 01:17:25
If you look at the list, you'll see that we have a $10,000 scholarship program which will help benefit students of our local 01:17:27
schools, our police, explorers, which are really important to us, the real Guppy program. 01:17:34
The Lego FIRST Robotics Competition. The Little League. 01:17:41
So we still, we are still doing a lot and I think we're making the best out of this, out of this funding and it is a compromise 01:17:47
between US and the the port. It's a give and take as council Mayor Pro Tem stated. 01:17:55
And the process is lengthy because we have to go through all these levels of approval. So I hope that we can umm come to an 01:18:04
agreement on what. 01:18:09
Community benefit means because I've heard the poor state that several times. 01:18:14
But it's for some reason it doesn't get communicated in. 01:18:20
In this among this council, maybe we do need them to clarify it for us and I'm hoping that we can do that along with working on a 01:18:24
process for recognizing all the the groups who can take advantage of this funding. Thank you. That's all I have. If I may, one 01:18:32
more time. So you remind me something scholarships. We don't even have a process for scholarships. 01:18:39
I mean, where do we have a process? 01:18:48
We did. We did talk about. No, no, but but no. But again, I'm just, I'm just pointing out that. 01:18:52
We already discussed it. 01:18:59
Now I have a comment to go off of, Miramar says. Most of the people that are having the biggest complaints have sat in on these 01:19:01
committees. 01:19:05
And you understand that it's not just about what we want. 01:19:09
I agree with what everyone is saying here, but it's not just about what we want, it's also about what they want and they put in 01:19:12
what they want and we disagree. And you know that most of the time it was arguing and not finding a ways. 01:19:20
Coming together so the fact that we were able to without so much fighting and finding ways of common ground and you understand 01:19:27
that the process is difficult and it's again, I'll read it, it's not just about what we want. 01:19:33
So some of the items, they didn't agree. 01:19:40
And vice versa. So we have to find ways of picking items that everyone is going to agree, because it takes our committee and their 01:19:43
committee to approve these items. 01:19:48
And I just want to say like I fought so hard to get $10,000 on scholarships and I know the process isn't set, but the idea is. 01:19:53
$8000 would be set aside for the actual scholarships in about $2000 would be set for like a nice reception for the You're making 01:20:02
my point. So we've approved something that we don't have a process for. 01:20:08
And and I think we we're looking in need to do a better job. 01:20:13
Of defining. 01:20:18
Scholarship $10,000 means because it to me it just it's just a comment I made earlier. I'm not done talking. 01:20:20
That is what's next for us. This body will be creating the process. 01:20:29
So that is the next process. 01:20:35
And so there's several items, scholarships, community events and community events that yeah, we now that the funding's been 01:20:36
approved, we can spend the time to put together criteria and a process and bring it to the council and the council can review and 01:20:42
and provide feedback and approve those so. 01:20:49
There's several, but I think I understand the point of just again, I think what I'm hearing a consensus on is just sort of. 01:20:55
Having. 01:21:03
Kind of more detail detailed and more criteria and guidelines in the future and we'll we'll put effort into that, yeah. 01:21:05
Just want it one more time, the thing that irritates me. 01:21:14
Somebody on the other side said you can't do that. 01:21:18
And it gets tossed. 01:21:22
And and and I've read that's not what happened. 01:21:25
Disagreeing with you? You disagree, but I would like to finish speaking. 01:21:28
Having not been. 01:21:34
I don't know what happened, but all I know is that we support youth programs and we have supported Winemia Athletics in the. 01:21:36
How did this benefit fund? 01:21:45
The give and. 01:21:49
In my view, and I know you fought hard, I'm not criticizing. I'm just saying it just seems arbitrary. 01:21:52
To toss that one out, the most inexpensive one of the whole list. So I just want to make that point and I think, yeah, you're 01:21:59
talking to the choir here. I think we all feel you should turn all your. 01:22:05
Trust me, it's it's it's not easy man. Like sometimes. 01:22:14
Like being on council, being the mayor, being on this board, you know, even just us having this conversation, it's like, do we 01:22:19
really have to have this conversation? Like we're we're approving like a lot of good things for the community and we're over here 01:22:23
arguing over like. 01:22:28
Like, well, how is it gonna get done? It's like, well, look, we're in the process. It hasn't been that easy getting to this point. 01:22:32
Let's, let's move on. We'll come back and we'll tell you how. 01:22:37
How it's going to go, But yeah, I mean. 01:22:42
It's it's gonna be good for everyone. 01:22:44
Again, it's not we're not going to make everybody happy like. 01:22:47
We can't please the whole. 01:22:51
But it's pretty good and it's it's actually really great what we're doing and some of these things are totally different that 01:22:53
haven't been brought up. 01:22:57
You know, the scholarships, the city, poor community events, I think you guys are going to be. 01:23:01
Impressed when they when we do have those events. 01:23:05
Umm. 01:23:09
So if there's anything else that wants to be said, we can say it now. If not, I say we move on to a vote. The only thing I would 01:23:10
say that in the future that when we. 01:23:14
When items end up on this list that they receive the approval and we take the time to discuss them, here has a council, because 01:23:18
there's obviously some things here on that ended up on this list that this council did not. 01:23:25
Weigh. 01:23:32
So, so we need to, we need to improve the process and I have been on this Council since 20, since 2019 and I've seen improvements 01:23:33
made on this, the whole Community benefit allocation process. 01:23:40
It was, from the beginning, problematic. 01:23:48
Umm. 01:23:52
We had some improvements with our last city manager. I hope that. 01:23:52
We can clean it up a lot more in the future with with Mr. Vega so. 01:23:57
That's not what I'm saying, but. 01:24:03
That's OK. 01:24:06
OK, Madam Clerk, can we please take a vote? 01:24:07
Councilmember McQueen Lejeune. Yes. Mayor Pro Tem Perez. Yes, Council Member Gama. 01:24:11
Voting yes, but I'm upset that Panemi got kicked off. 01:24:22
Councilmember Hernandez Mayor Martinez. 01:24:27
Vote passes unanimously. 01:24:32
Moving on to item number 8. 01:24:36
Authorization to publish requests for proposal RFP for the construction of Bubbling Springs Renewal Project. Will staff please 01:24:38
present the report. 01:24:42
Yes, thank you and. 01:24:47
This is the only item we have a presentation, a PowerPoint presentation for tonight, so we'll pull that up. 01:24:49
Here. 01:24:55
I'm just going to use this. 01:25:02
OK. 01:25:08
So we'll pull this up. Hey, when we walked out into the room and I saw so many people were here, I wondered, like, what? We 01:25:11
screwed up. But it's actually. 01:25:15
Kind of a positive thing. It's actually. Most of the people in the room are actually part of the team working on this project and 01:25:22
I think one of the. 01:25:25
Reasons we were all here is we want to show everybody where we are working very hard and working very aggressively. 01:25:30
On. 01:25:37
Making this project a reality and it. 01:25:38
The largest project we've done in a long time. I think we had some people in the room when we were trying to figure out when's the 01:25:42
last time we did a project this large. 01:25:46
And we got back a while before we could think of anything similar, but this is a multi million dollar large scale project. 01:25:51
And so tonight we're going to give some information on it. But mostly what we wanted to do is as as part of the process for these 01:25:58
large public works projects. 01:26:03
We need to get the Council's approval to publish our request for proposals for the projects. 01:26:09
So we're here tonight to get that council approval, but we really wanted to just sort of take the opportunity while we were doing 01:26:14
that to actually walk through the project and tell people we've said the words Bubbling Springs project a lot. We've talked about 01:26:19
the grant a lot, but we haven't really. 01:26:24
Walked through what's in the project and so tonight we're going to try to. 01:26:30
To do that and give some of the background on the project. 01:26:36
And so just as a reminder as we start walking through. 01:26:41
The. 01:26:47
Project was initiated in March of 2021. When we applied for a grant, we didn't initially receive it, but we ended up receiving it 01:26:49
in February of 2023. We received a seven and a half million dollar grant. 01:26:55
And in the time period from February to now, we went through the process, the city approved, adopted a resolution approving or 01:27:02
accepting that grant. 01:27:08
And then we have been working aggressively since then to move the project forward. 01:27:13
We had some hiccups as we got started with the project, but we're. 01:27:19
We're in a position now where we're moving forward aggressively. We think we're back on track and today is a big step as far as 01:27:23
approving the. 01:27:28
RFP to go out and once we do that then the project should be moving forward. 01:27:34
And. 01:27:39
In time with the current deadline on the grant, so we're moving forward. 01:27:40
Umm. 01:27:48
We're going to go through a couple of the slides, but before I want to go through the project, I wanted to just give a little bit 01:27:51
of information on. 01:27:56
Probably the the biggest challenge with the project, any project of this size. 01:28:00
Two major challenges. Typically one is costs and the 2nd is time. 01:28:07
So we've talked about the grant deadline and we've talked about how we're moving aggressively to stay on track with the time. So 01:28:11
the the good news is that we are. 01:28:15
We're working and we're getting back on track on the timing, the challenge that we've mentioned recently, but I. 01:28:21
We had mentioned that we expected this challenge to come and as we'll go through this report, we'll explain that. 01:28:28
That we do see this challenge coming, which is the second item there the the money, the costs we expect to see. 01:28:35
That with inflation, with supply change impact supply. 01:28:44
Chain. 01:28:48
We anticipate that costs have increased from what they were originally expected to be. We had originally estimated the project to 01:28:50
be closer to the $10 million range. We expect now that it's closer to the $14 million range. 01:28:57
Although that includes a contingency. 01:29:04
Of about $1,000,000. 01:29:07
And. 01:29:08
Have that updated estimate, and that's a challenge. That estimate is just an estimate because it's going to be fleshed out when 01:29:11
the project actually gets bid. 01:29:16
Once we release the request for proposals, but in the meantime we're going to look for funding opportunities and we're going to 01:29:22
look for some options to address that, but that will be a big challenge. So as we go through this project. 01:29:27
We'll explain the different aspects of the project and we'll note some of the challenges which most of those challenges have cost 01:29:34
impacts, so. 01:29:37
So at this point I'm going to go just. 01:29:43
The elements of the project that were required by the grant. So when we applied for a grant, we committed to do. 01:29:47
Specific things and so we're we're going to walk through them sort of piece by piece of what we committed to do in the grant and 01:29:54
how we're we're reaching those commitments. 01:29:58
So, umm. 01:30:03
To start one of the major. 01:30:05
Aspects of the project was renovating the four baseball fields. 01:30:08
Expanding one and adding or constructing lighting for the baseball fields. 01:30:13
So you could see in this slide the. 01:30:17
Footprint. 01:30:20
4 fields are expected or how they're expected to be laid out. 01:30:22
And then? 01:30:26
An illustration of what we expect it to look like. It includes that portion of the of the grant. That aspect includes new lighting 01:30:28
for the fields, new fencing and warm up areas, new backstops, outfield irrigation and new dugouts. 01:30:35
We have a footnote here, and we'll note this in a couple. 01:30:44
There was a discussion throughout the project about whether grass or turf would be preferable. 01:30:48
And so we've been trying to work with the different stakeholders and try to. 01:30:54
Come up with what works best in which areas. 01:31:00
And then also keeping in mind the costs, when we looked at the costs and we tried to scale some things back. 01:31:02
In certain areas. 01:31:09
Where the turf is more expensive to install, we've looked at scaling that back to grass. 01:31:10
But as we go to bid, we don't have to actually finalize that decision yet because. 01:31:17
When we go to bid, will bid with the ad alternate option of. So for example, the bid will include a grass infield for the baseball 01:31:22
fields, but it'll have the add alternate option of synthetic turf. 01:31:29
So we'll be able to get the bid to show both of those and then when we get the costs, we can make a final decision. 01:31:37
So we don't need to make the final decision on those now, but I just want to note that when we talk about certain fields, we'll 01:31:43
talk about. 01:31:46
Whether they're grass at this time or turf at this time. 01:31:49
So the baseball fields are currently expected to be bid as grass, with the alternate option of turf to get the. 01:31:53
To the costs of. 01:32:02
So when we were looking at the baseball fields, we ran. 01:32:04
We we had some challenges that are going to impact. 01:32:09
The work that was expected there, we're working through these challenges. We're just mentioning them as as again part of the 01:32:13
explanation of why the cost or the timing was impacted. 01:32:17
And with the baseball fields, the three challenges noted are. 01:32:23
That there were non salvageable amenities at the fields and we'll see the next one, the grade level increase. We'll see that on a 01:32:27
couple of the aspects because. 01:32:32
The grading has to be adjusted. 01:32:38
And liquification zone impacted the filled lighting foundation designs and those had to be modified so. 01:32:42
Those were some of the challenges that we were working through over the last couple months. 01:32:48
On the multi use baseball field. 01:32:52
After the. 01:32:57
Sure, yeah. You can ask questions on each item. 01:32:59
Yeah, I just wanted to ask about the liquefaction zone. How was that identified? Was that identified by the? 01:33:03
By in. 01:33:09
Personnel or was that the consultant? Was that part of our coring samples? 01:33:12
And do you want to speak to him? Yeah, we have the whole team here. One of the the key things for us is keeping the project moving 01:33:19
because of that timeline challenge. So one of the reasons we have the whole team I started to explain was. 01:33:25
Because we all know that the time is of the essence, so we are all here today to answer any questions, so we can move forward and 01:33:32
so. 01:33:35
Good evening. I'm Basan Ross and with the. 01:33:39
And then we are the construction manager on behalf of the City of Port Wine. 01:33:43
Excuse me for this project. So in terms of the question liquefact. 01:33:47
There is a shallow water tables about four feet, maybe 5 feet, just below grade and part of the G Tech Report investigation the 01:33:51
Stack engineer came up. 01:33:55
Because of that shallow depth of the water table. 01:34:00
In the in the case of a seismic. 01:34:05
Liquefaction probably is something that's really we have to consider in the design. 01:34:08
And that's why we're just talking about the depth of the. 01:34:12
Of the lighting is has changed quite Dr. 01:34:15
From the original design, we just one more question, do we expect that the liquid action zone area will impact? 01:34:19
Other construction later on into the project. 01:34:25
No, that that issue has been considered throughout the project, whether it was for the lights themselves or whether for footings 01:34:28
or the foundations of. 01:34:32
The buildings on the on the project. Thank you. Thank you for catching. Thank you thank you. 01:34:37
So the next aspect of the and again these are the elements that we identified in the original project the grant award was based on 01:34:44
and at the end will show sort of the cost breakdown of what we had expected. 01:34:49
And now what, what the revised estimates are. So the next element that we had included in our grant was the renovation of the 01:34:55
Sports Plaza with concessions. 01:35:00
Well, with with buildings that include concessions, community rooms, storage, building and restrooms. 01:35:05
And so. 01:35:12
The rendering here shows. 01:35:15
What that improvement would be expected to look like. The improvement includes, as I mentioned, the baseball equipment, storage 01:35:19
facilities, the new concession stand, a meeting room. 01:35:24
In a six stall restroom, build. 01:35:30
Adjacent to the baseball fields. 01:35:33
The big challenge with this, as just mentioned, that liquefaction zone actually impacts multiple things and essentially it's just 01:35:37
high water table out at the at the park. 01:35:42
And so that's listed as one of the challenges here too. It's just going to impact the all the building foundation designs. 01:35:49
But the biggest increase our impact here was the sewer, water connections and that image on the right. 01:35:55
With the red line, trace is essentially showing the challenge in the path that we had to. 01:36:03
Try to follow to have the sewer and water connect to the to the new. 01:36:10
Buildings. And so that's something we've been working through and we've been working with some of the neighbors to try to address 01:36:16
that and get the sewer and water connection resolved. 01:36:20
And so. 01:36:26
And then the grade increase that we mentioned, which again is going to that and the liquefaction are going to impact multiple 01:36:29
aspects of the park. 01:36:32
And so again those are just challenges that. 01:36:36
Increase the cost or increase the design work on this project, Yes. So my question right now is with regards to the parking area 01:36:40
and I understand accessibility is a real. 01:36:46
Big. 01:36:54
Part of this grant, how is that going to be addressed? 01:36:55
The parking area. 01:36:59
Bye. 01:37:01
Right now, it's like a Community Center. 01:37:03
Picture to the right and you have the. 01:37:08
I don't know what you call it, but. 01:37:12
Cars park along the grass, right? 01:37:15
See this dirt Rd. that comes? You can't see what I'm pointing at. Yeah, I can't see what you're pointing. So if I may address 01:37:17
that. 01:37:20
There will no longer. We will no longer have the cars I'm driving up now. Little League might decide they need a car to drive up 01:37:25
just to drop off items to the snack bar, but the entire parking lot adjacent to J Street? 01:37:31
Is going to have accessibility onto the fields. 01:37:39
And they are being reconstructed in order to meet the ADA standards. 01:37:42
So a wheelchair will be able to travel first. 01:37:47
And there will be no. 01:37:52
And we were going to get to that at one point that one of the challenges it's really an opportunity too, but it just has cost is. 01:37:55
Ada improvements throughout that were not necessarily originally foreseen when we started the project. 01:38:02
But the with the whole site being ADA accessible, a sidewalk on on an ADA accessible sidewalk on one side, the trail being 01:38:08
upgraded to ADA accessible and then that's part of the the grading improvements and things like that too, so. 01:38:15
So the third element of the park that we had committed to in the grant is constructing the dog park we. 01:38:29
Where did it in the original grant and I think we talked a little bit about this about a month or so ago, but. 01:38:36
As a constructing small slash large dog park. And So what that has sort of evolved into is, is the 2 separate dog park areas right 01:38:42
next to each other, the small dog park, the large dog park. 01:38:48
And including drinking fountains, The Walking path that would access the dog park and storm drainage drainage improvements. 01:38:57
And so that's another big piece. 01:39:06
When we one of the challenges that kind of came up late in the design process that we had to make some adjustments for. 01:39:11
That that added some of the time. 01:39:18
And this will you'll see this challenge across some of the other slides too. But as we realize, we need a 20 foot buffer area. 01:39:21
Along the Creek so that we can maintain the Creek and that meant everything kind of got consolidated. 01:39:29
Adjusted, so you could see that on this slide. 01:39:35
There's that dotted line. 01:39:38
Behind or at the bottom of the dog park where there would be a buffer with the. 01:39:41
With. 01:39:46
And so some of the original design, where it was more close to the Creek, now had to be moved away. 01:39:48
So we've made those adjustments. We've. 01:39:55
And we now have this design for the large dog park in the small dog park area to be added. 01:40:00
Additionally, construction of a new, again inclusive and accessible or two keywords that I think. 01:40:08
Throughout the project, but accessible and inclusive playground. 01:40:15
The improvements there would include new, safer playground with rubber flooring and lit walking paths that would allow better 01:40:20
access to the playground. 01:40:24
And so that's another element that we had committed to as part of the project. 01:40:29
We had committed to construct 2 picnic areas with shaded structures. 01:40:37
As an. 01:40:42
Before we had to do some value engineering. 01:40:45
Umm. 01:40:48
When we initially said shaded structures, we had visualized, you know, maybe. 01:40:49
More deluxe structures, but when we got the cost estimates back and we had to dig in and we found some savings already on this 01:40:55
project. 01:41:00
To try to help manage the costs, we had to look at how we could install some of these shaded areas like the one in the image. That 01:41:05
would actually be a lot lower cost, but still provide. 01:41:10
What we committed to, which is the picnic areas with shaded. 01:41:16
And again, it notes the challenge of that we just found throughout anytime we built something, we found that liquefaction zone. 01:41:21
That would impact the foundation design, so we had to design for that so. 01:41:31
And so this image. This rendering here shows the two multi use soccer football fields. 01:41:38
With seating, fencing and. 01:41:45
And with that image, you can actually see also sort of where that is and then in comparison to the parking lot and the dog parks. 01:41:47
And and so it's the square there, the the middle of that image and so that improvement will include soccer field. 01:41:56
With lighting, with lit walking paths, and with new bleachers. 01:42:06
Sort of opposite of the baseball fields right now at this. 01:42:10
The base bid of the request for proposals includes synthetic turf. 01:42:15
But we're asking them to also bid an alternate of grass and then when we get those two costs, we'll be able to look at those and 01:42:20
figure out. 01:42:23
Which of the two and and and the Council will be able to choose which of those two options? 01:42:29
So that is in the request for proposals. When we developed this, we had the challenge of realizing that we need to do make some 01:42:34
adjustments so that we could power the soccer field lights and that we also had to deal with the liquefaction zone for the light 01:42:41
foundations. 01:42:47
And. 01:42:54
This raised the issue, which I think is OK. It's not the next slide, it'll be in a couple slides, but. 01:42:56
As we were working through this, we real. 01:43:02
That the South parking lot was not 88 compliant currently and that we would need to also make the parking lot 88 compliant, which 01:43:05
also is part of what added to those costs. 01:43:09
And so we'll get to that and slide in a couple minutes. 01:43:14
I think this one is sort of just big picture, but throughout the entire park we. 01:43:21
In the grant to renovate the landscaping look. 01:43:26
Native drought tolerant land. 01:43:30
And so and also increasing the number of trees throughout the park and so we have that. 01:43:34
Included in the design. 01:43:41
Additional trees. 01:43:44
Drought tolerant plants in new irrigation throughout the. 01:43:47
Obviously one of the challenges with the adding additional planting will be the maintenance, but we're working with all our 01:43:52
departments to try to make sure that we have a plan for that. 01:43:57
And then again, just noting part of that design hiccup that we had was that. 01:44:04
Initially we went closer to the Creek and we realized we had to add that buffer zone from the Creek. So we've been working through 01:44:09
that and we now have a design. 01:44:12
Better design in place. 01:44:17
One of the other elements we committed to in the project is to construct what they call exercise stations on a walking circuit. 01:44:21
And there's a few of these around. Not very many, but. 01:44:29
In the Sea Bridge area in Oxnard, there's a you know where you walk along the harbor. You'll see little bulb outs with exercise 01:44:34
stations. 01:44:37
An. 01:44:42
As part of our project it would be adding some exercise stations in throughout the park. 01:44:44
We're looking. 01:44:49
All abouts, with two stations in each area. 01:44:51
6 total exercise stations. 01:44:54
And that's another example of the value engineering. 01:44:57
We committed to add these when we first had our dream project. We had 12 exercise stations. 01:45:01
As we came back and tried to reduce costs, we dropped it to six and we also looking at other areas who have exercise stations, it 01:45:07
seems like it's still. 01:45:11
That's still a good number. A lot of projects that. 01:45:16
That I've seen don't even have that many, so it's maybe not the full deluxe package that we would have liked, but it's still a 01:45:21
major improvement. 01:45:25
And an amenity for the community for. 01:45:31
People to be able to go out to the park and workout using these exercise stations. 01:45:34
And then as part of that, it also includes the path improvements and the the lit walking path. 01:45:41
And then I sort of addressed this. 01:45:50
A big part of the project that maybe isn't as flashy as some of the added amenities. 01:45:53
Just adding accessible walkways throughout the. 01:46:00
Adding accessible sidewalk, adding accessible walking paths, lighting those things. 01:46:04
So it's really just about making the park more accessible to all of the members of our community. 01:46:09
In the future. 01:46:16
And then the challenge there that's note it is again the challenge that is impacting us once we got up and started doing the 01:46:19
design work and we found the high water table issue. 01:46:24
That's all that's going to be something we have to continually. 01:46:29
Be conscious of and try to work around. 01:46:33
And so I mentioned earlier this. 01:46:38
The Community Center parking lot 88 accessible improvements. 01:46:41
Is the one item. 01:46:45
We did not actually commit to doing this in the grant, but as we started to do the work, we realized that we needed to do it and 01:46:46
for reasons not related to the grant, just things like when you do a project of this size, you should make it 88 accessible. 01:46:53
Though we are adding it and it's part of what added to the cost, but it's we are adding it to meet those standards and to make the 01:47:02
park ADA accessible and that. 01:47:06
Making the Community Center parking lot. 01:47:12
ADA accessible and so it's a major improvement that'll help. 01:47:15
With the accessibility. 01:47:21
The challenge was it wasn't part of the project. So, so that's part of those costs increases that we're seeing. 01:47:23
But. 01:47:29
We recommend doing it as part of the project and and. 01:47:32
Moving forward with it. 01:47:37
So this talks a little bit about some of those items we talked about already. We talked about the deep soil borings and and this 01:47:41
slide, there's actually an image. 01:47:46
Of those and showing what that looked like when we did. 01:47:51
And that raised a lot of. 01:47:55
Design issues that we had to work through impacted all the buildings that we were building, all the lights that we were adding, 01:47:59
that all had to be sort of redesigned with that in mind. 01:48:03
Also the parking lot and 88 accessible issues. 01:48:07
The other thing, and there's a positive to this, but again just the cost impact, is that we realize we have to import some soil. 01:48:12
To help with the grad. 01:48:23
We actually had some soil on our lot, our city lot that we have over on Panoma and we're going to be able to use that and actually 01:48:25
help both sides. 01:48:29
But. 01:48:35
It's still a cost. It's something that's going to impact our financial. 01:48:36
Estimates on this project. 01:48:40
And then? 01:48:44
Those are three of the big cost drivers. The 4th is just the nationwide, you know, everybody's seeing increases with inflation and 01:48:46
supply chain shortages at this time. 01:48:51
So those are really the four. 01:48:56
Components that drove the prices of the project up. 01:48:59
We noted in the report. 01:49:03
We rough estimate right now and again until we go out to bid, we it's just an estimate, but our rough estimate right now. 01:49:06
Is that we have about $10.3 million? 01:49:13
Available for the project and we est. 01:49:16
That the project cost is about $14 million, but that includes a contingency. 01:49:19
So hopefully it would be less than that. 01:49:26
O That leaves a gap of a few $1,000,000. We're already working on looking at our budget to try to make those adjustments to. 01:49:28
Find some funding options. We're also looking at pursuing other grant opportunities and those things, so. 01:49:38
There's we're pursuing options. 01:49:46
It may not end up being that situation. The bids could come in lower, we could get a grant and things might not be far off, but. 01:49:50
At this time, that's the current. 01:49:57
Status. And so we are continuing to work on that. 01:50:00
And so. 01:50:05
This last slide we just wanted to show it because. 01:50:07
It lists those main elements that we just walked through. 01:50:12
It shows what was actually originally planned in the Grant under grant award. 01:50:15
How much money was identified for each portion of the project? 01:50:20
And then it shows the new estimated cost and so the difference between those two. 01:50:25
And so you could see that there were. 01:50:32
Some areas where the cost increase was significant. 01:50:36
Typically it's those items that related to. 01:50:42
I think the biggest ones we saw were. 01:50:47
Landscaping adjustments. 01:50:50
The Walking. 01:50:54
Improve. 01:50:57
But. 01:50:58
Shows those cost increases. It also shows that we have a $1.1 million construction contingency built into the. 01:50:59
Est. 01:51:07
And then so the estimated cost for the recreation Fe. 01:51:09
That we just walked through is 11,000,000. 01:51:13
The construction contingency is $1.1 million and the pre construction costs all the design and the work that we had to do 01:51:17
redesigning with the liquefaction zone issues. 01:51:22
The the design portion is estimated to cost about $1.9 million. 01:51:28
So those all add up to that $14 million total that we are expecting. 01:51:33
To for the project to to to cost. And so as we get the bids in, we'll know sort of items one through 11 more firm as we start 01:51:39
getting each of the bids. But that's what we're preparing for and planning for at this time. 01:51:46
And so. 01:51:54
With that, that's the project in a nutshell. 01:51:57
As we said at the beginning, because we have the deadline related to the. 01:52:00
$10 million in grant funding that. 01:52:06
Well, it's a little less than 10 million, but it's 10 million with everything total, but because of the deadlines. 01:52:09
We are moving forward aggressively and so we recommend moving forward with authorized authorizing us to go to. 01:52:15
At tonight's meeting. 01:52:23
O. 01:52:26
My. 01:52:27
Are there any questions for? 01:52:29
I have a question if you could go yesterday on this slide here, so. 01:52:32
I'm raising my eyebrows here at the fact that I think what I'm hearing is that there was. 01:52:37
No consideration to making any of these projects ADA accessible, but then I'm seeing a #11 that there was a 363,000. 01:52:43
Dollar grant award to make the parking lot ADA accessible. 01:52:54
Are you saying? 01:52:59
Didn't consider Ada in the beginning of this project or that they did because it sounds like they did. It's an additional parking 01:53:02
lot and duo next, so staff. 01:53:07
Staffs intent was only to make the J Street parking lot ADA accessible. When we went into plan check, they came back and said no, 01:53:14
no, you've got to do the Community Center too because it's adjacent to the park. That is not something that we anticipated, nor 01:53:20
did we realize that it was not up to ADA compliance. 01:53:26
So it's that additional parking lot and then just throughout the project on the different elements 8088 and accessibility 01:53:33
improvements throughout. 01:53:37
You know when we get into also just want to comment on the on the liquefaction areas, you know when we get into these kinds of 01:53:43
projects. 01:53:46
That's where our hazard mitigation plan really comes in handy, because it will show us where those problem areas are. So I just. 01:53:50
Remind everybody that that's that's available to us. You know we participate in the county with the county and developing those 01:53:59
plants and they're very useful. 01:54:04
So we should. 01:54:08
Any other questions? 01:54:15
I just. 01:54:17
A few years ago I was digging a hole in my backyard and I hit water. 01:54:19
And so why not? But it's it's remarkable when you're not in a drought situation, how? 01:54:23
How high the water table is, It's really remarkable. 01:54:30
Are there? 01:54:37
Public comments regarding this item. 01:54:39
No public comments. 01:54:43
OK, the recommendation is to authorize staff to publish an RFP for the construction of the Bubbling Springs Park Renewal Project. 01:54:45
I have a motion in a. 01:54:52
Move to approve. 01:54:56
2nd. 01:54:57
All right. Is there anything that you'd like to discuss? 01:54:59
Staff, staff. 01:55:03
We're here to support you. 01:55:04
Definitely. 01:55:07
Alright, sounds good. Madam Clerk, can you please take? 01:55:09
All in favor, aye. 01:55:13
All opposed. 01:55:15
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 01:55:17
Thank you everybody for coming out. 01:55:21
We appreciate you very much. 01:55:23
Moving on to the last item, Legal Services agreement with Green, the Brownonski LLP to continue services as City attorney. Will 01:55:27
staff please present the report? 01:55:32
Good evening, Mayor Martinez and Honorable Council. 01:55:40
The item before you tonight is renewal of the contract for City Attorney Services with Green D Bornowski. Staff's recommendation 01:55:44
is to approve with the. 01:55:47
With the amendments to the agreement that I'm going to go over here. 01:55:53
Shortly Green D Bernowski has served as City Attorney for the City of Portland, Amy since 2017. That contract has been renewed on 01:55:56
two year terms. I have been working for the city. 01:56:02
In the capacity of Deputy City Attorney since 2017. I was named City Attorney in 2021 and observed in that capacity since. 01:56:08
The agreement that's proposed here tonight has no substantive changes, with the exception of the attorney only hourly rate. That 01:56:18
rate does not change for paralegals or anything like that, and the attorney hourly rate is increased from $25.00 an hour. 01:56:25
For the criteria of General Services as well as litigation services, that takes the General Services amount from $175.00 an hour 01:56:32
to $200. 01:56:36
And it takes the litigation services amount from 2:20 to 245. And those are the only changes before council tonight. I'm available 01:56:41
for any questions Council might have. 01:56:46
Are there any questions for staff? 01:56:51
I have a question, don't know how to ask it. 01:57:03
Am I allowed to mention something that we discuss? 01:57:06
Closed session? No. 01:57:09
Not unless it's already an item of public knowledge. 01:57:13
If it's if it's already in public domain, then I think it can be discussed, but anything that was discussed in closed session was 01:57:16
something you said. 01:57:20
It's up to the council. 01:57:26
OK. Are there any public comments regarding this item? 01:57:29
Yes, we do have one public comment. 01:57:33
Dear City Council, my name is Mark F McLaren, a long time resident of the area and over the past several years I have written 01:57:39
several times concerning the former City Manager Mr. Connors and the current City attorney Mr. Spalding. So I was very surprised 01:57:45
to see on the agenda business item to renew the contract with Mr. Spalding's law firm. 01:57:51
With all the turmoil, lack of transparently and litigation under the watch of Mr. Connors and City Attorney Mr. Kevin Spaulding, I 01:57:57
thought the City Council would at the very least solicit new proposals for City Attorney. 01:58:03
I would urge the City Council to consider keeping the contact on a month to month basis, sorry contract on a month to month basis 01:58:09
until proposals for City attorney can be solicited, reviewed and evaluated. Respectfully Mark F McLaren. 01:58:15
And that concludes Ublic. 01:58:22
OK. 01:58:25
The recommendation is to approve and authorize to execute a new legal services agreement with the law firm of Green Bernowski, LP 01:58:26
to continue services at City of Port Hueneme City Attorney effective November 6/20/23. 01:58:32
Do I have a motion in a second? 01:58:39
Move to. 01:58:42
I just want to thank. 01:58:52
Mr. Spaulding, for his service, I think you've done a really good job. You know, I think if you presented to us the money that 01:58:54
you've saved the city and legal liability costs, I think it would be tremendous. So just want to thank you for your continued 01:58:59
service and. 01:59:04
And you've been really good to work with. Thank you. 01:59:10
Anything else? 01:59:16
OK, Madam Clerk, can you please take a vote? 01:59:19
All in favor. 01:59:23
All. 01:59:30
Are you sure, for the record, that Councilmember Comma voted? No Motion passes for one. 01:59:37
We're going to move on to City Manager comments and reports. Mr. City Manager, do you have any comments or reports to share? 01:59:45
Thanks. A couple of quick things. First for November 20th agenda. 01:59:51
We had a couple items planned currently. The we had continued the public hearing related to tradecraft farms. 01:59:57
That we had at a prior meeting. We had continued that to November 20th, so we'll be bringing that back. 02:00:05
Along with some proposed cannabis program revisions for discussion. 02:00:10
We're planning to do our presentation announcing our Sergeant promotion. So we'll have that on the November 20th and we'll be 02:00:16
announcing promotion of of our new sergeants here within our Police Department and then. 02:00:23
There's a couple of other items we're working on. One is to discuss creation of a reserve fund for capital improvement projects to 02:00:32
help fund our CRP, CIP projects in the future. And so that's what's on our plate for November 20th. 02:00:40
In the meantime, this Friday we have our veteran's day event at 8:30 AM here in front of City Hall. All are invited and we'll post 02:00:49
some information on our website and Facebook page to help get the word out to people that will be doing that this Friday, this 02:00:55
Friday morning. 02:01:00
And then last, just because I know we've been rolling out the. 02:01:07
Green bins for for the last. 02:01:13
Couple. 02:01:17
I just wanted to give an update on that. We have rolled out our green bids to all of our single family residents units, our single 02:01:18
family homes. 02:01:22
Uh, within the city, but we're still working on some of the. 02:01:27
Condos, townhomes that are in the in homeowners associations. 02:01:33
As we're trying to work with the HOA's to talk about what size carts work in in. 02:01:38
For each of the different. 02:01:45
Just with questions from people about what size bins they can fit in their garages or things like that, so. 02:01:48
So Fred Camarillo and I have gone to HOA meetings. We've talked to some of the HOA's and a few of them had asked for some for 02:01:56
about a month or so to have beatings with their residents and then come back to us with what would work for them. 02:02:03
So we've started to get some of those answers and we expect to roll them out for the next. 02:02:11
A couple months I think is what we're looking at. So but we have just as a reminder is that we're having, we're rolling those out. 02:02:20
But we also have to roll them out to meet state mandates and state requirements. So as we've met with homeowners and we've run 02:02:29
into situations where people aren't necessarily happy to be getting them, we're reminding them that it's we we we've got to meet a 02:02:34
state mandate. So we don't really have a choice either. So we're going to work with everybody to try to get them out, but we're 02:02:40
trying to help everybody understand that we we all have to move in that direction and I think most have been receptive when we've 02:02:45
met with them. 02:02:50
And like I said, most have just asked for some time to talk to their. 02:02:56
The members of their associations and find out what works best for their communities. 02:03:01
So that continues. 02:03:06
On we're making progress on that, working towards getting it in place over the next couple months. 02:03:10
And with that, that's everything I. 02:03:17
Let's move on to council member reports and comments. 02:03:20
Start off with Councilmember Martha McQueen. 02:03:24
Attended the United Water. 02:03:41
Inform. 02:03:44
The Nemesis community leader. 02:03:50
That was pretty nice. Attended the state of the county event. 02:03:54
On the weekend and then following my BCTC meeting on Friday, participated in the. 02:03:59
Workshop for elected officials. 02:04:07
So that's all I have. 02:04:10
So today was the Animal Services. 02:04:17
Meeting and. 02:04:20
I wasn't able to attend in person, but I was able. 02:04:22
Participate, pre and post. 02:04:27
And there continues to be. 02:04:30
Controversy regarding. 02:04:32
Animals. 02:04:35
And how they're treated at the animal serv. 02:04:36
I believe they're doing excellent work and it's a difficult job and. 02:04:40
I recently learned. 02:04:46
How difficult it is? 02:04:49
As I rescued a dog and the. 02:04:50
Bit my mother. 02:04:55
And he was a beautiful. 02:04:56
Good dog, but he obviously had some behavioral issues. 02:05:00
You have to disclose that. 02:05:06
To Animal Services and that puts that animal in a whole nother criteria. 02:05:08
And the ending isn't good. 02:05:15
And. 02:05:17
I really understand the difficulty that those public servants. 02:05:20
I'm working under and it's it's a very difficult. 02:05:24
Job and a number of abandoned animals that get there. 02:05:28
If you hear people criticizing Animal Services, please take the time to go visit them and see the wonderful work they do. It's a 02:05:35
difficult, difficult job. 02:05:39
And it breaks our heart that we had. 02:05:46
Anyways. 02:05:51
I'm pleased to that the city of Oxnard. 02:05:53
For. 02:05:57
4th time Sicily. They cleaned up Perkins Rd. in the in 2017. They cleaned it up in 2019 when the encampments were on the beach. 02:05:58
They cleaned it up in 2021 and now they've cleaned it up again in 2023. And the amount of rubbish garbage that they removed is 02:06:05
astounding. I think there was probably 40. 02:06:11
20 I don't know how many 40 foot trash bins they filled up. They literally had to use heavy equipment, abandoned cars, abandoned 02:06:18
chemicals, abandoned plastics, abandoned this and that. 02:06:23
And the place is still a. 02:06:29
And. 02:06:31
You know, recently with the activities that we do weekly with Windy beach cleanup, we thought we saw. 02:06:34
In the. 02:06:42
And so I reported it to the county. 02:06:43
And the guy came out and interacted with us. And what I learned is, is that even as a volunteer, when we pick up aerosol cans, 02:06:46
oils, paint. 02:06:50
Suddenly we have to handle them as hazardous waste and technically we're supposed to pay for their proper remediation and do all 02:06:55
this stuff. And it's like. 02:06:59
Are you kidding me? 02:07:05
My point in my comment is I hope that we. 02:07:08
Get together with the city of. 02:07:12
And work together to. 02:07:15
Repeat what's been going on out there because it really, if you're for the environment, you have to be for the environment and we 02:07:18
can't go through another cycle of that. The amount of chemicals and plastics and stuff that is left behind, it's just waiting to 02:07:24
be washed into Ormond Lagoon and then onto Winemie Beach and Ormond Beach. 02:07:31
And it's a vicious cycle, and I hope that we could. 02:07:38
Get together with the city of Oxnard and come up with a. 02:07:42
It's like, what do you do about a neighbor that you know? 02:07:45
Problems, You know, we have to work together, so. 02:07:51
It's a good thing, but I hope that we could find a better way to take care of. 02:07:54
Environment where it meets each other. 02:08:00
Councilmember Hernandez, thank you, Mayor. I just have a few things to report on. Are the mural committee met out at the library? 02:08:06
Week before last, and OPEC is beginning to work on the RFP. So we spent time just talking about some of the nuts and bolts of what 02:08:15
had to go into the RFP. And also I. 02:08:22
Talked more about the concept of what the design of the mural was going to actually be, what what elements it should contain and I 02:08:29
think, I'm not sure OPEC captured everything, but we might not have to continue that discussion. But anyway, we are on a regular 02:08:36
meeting schedule and we have one I think coming up with our PIO to help us get information out on. 02:08:44
On the process as we move along with the mural. 02:08:52
And implementation the Puerto Vallarta rich trip last week was very interesting. I don't think we have we'll have a report at a 02:08:56
later meeting when Mayor Martinez and I have a chance to connect and and exchange notes. I also attended the V Cog dinner hosted 02:09:04
by the City of Simi. It was very nice dinner, very well hosted at their Cultural Center, which actually was formerly. 02:09:13
A church, a Funeral Home, and then something else. But they took this church and converted it into a Cultural Center. Just really 02:09:22
a fabulous location, and it's always good. 02:09:27
Have opportunity to hang out and socialize with our fellow council members and elected officials from other jurisdictions. 02:09:34
Other than that, I think. 02:09:44
That's all I have. I just wanted to. 02:09:47
As a courtesy also for this Council is during Council meetings. 02:09:49
Is to limit the side conversations and the note writing. I think for transparency purposes it. 02:09:54
Unfair to our audiences to conduct side conversations. 02:10:03
And it's also very distracting, so I'm sorry, I just had to put that out there. 02:10:08
Thank you. That's all I have. 02:10:13
I attended my committee meetings, the only one of. 02:10:19
Note is the Boys and Girls Club of. 02:10:23
Oxnard and Port Hueneme's Gala was a huge success. We raised over. I don't know the full amount yet, but it's over $500,000. 02:10:26
And a big portion of that will go to support our local boys and Girls Club and completely redoing that entire building and 02:10:33
programming there, so. 02:10:38
That's all I have. Thank you. 02:10:44
Just wanted to mention, yeah, the RFP for the mural, so that's that's moving forward. It looks like it it would probably be 02:10:48
complete by next year in October. 02:10:51
That's like the timeline. So I just wanted to add that the sister city trip, yeah, it was last week. 02:10:56
We'll have to meet together and then it'd be nice if we can do like a. 02:11:03
What went? 02:11:07
I. 02:11:10
Think I filmed enough to make me make like 7 mini videos explaining 7 different things that went on. 02:11:10
But again that's it's a lot of work making certain videos. So I'm just like can I get it done? I think I can. It's just like I 02:11:17
said it's just a lot of work and reach is going to be meeting. Oh, and just want to mention we we should be having a sister city 02:11:22
meeting. Is it next week? I think we said in November 13th we might just want to double check our notes but I think it was 02:11:27
November 13th at 6:00 PM. 02:11:32
Yeah, there's a we need to some clarification from our city attorney as to. 02:11:38
A meeting or in committee. 02:11:42
Is. 02:11:45
I don't know if we've arrived at that. 02:11:46
A decision the committee, as far as I know, the committee that was approved is an ad hoc committee, which means it's advisory in 02:11:49
nature only and has to report back to council for any decisions. Excellent. Thank you. 02:11:54
And we're having a reach meeting on Wednesday, this Wednesday at 4:30, so just want to mention that. 02:12:00
But that's that's it. Let's move on to request for future agenda items. I'd like to remind council members that all requested 02:12:07
items require for a motion and a second and a majority vote. 02:12:11
Does anyone have a request for future agenda items? 02:12:16
I don't know if it's necessary for an agenda, but can we get an update as to what's going on with Red? 02:12:22
At some point in time. We haven't heard anything about that in a while. 02:12:27
Yeah, I'll, I'll second. 02:12:32
I actually contacted them at one point, like maybe two months ago and. 02:12:34
Oh. 02:12:41
Just want to let you guys. 02:12:41
They're having complications. 02:12:44
So. 02:12:47
I can provide an update on. 02:12:51
The question would just be. 02:12:54
You want to do it in this setting and you know if it's intended to be an update for the public then. 02:12:56
Be an agenda item, but I can provide an update just to the council on on that. OK, That'll be good. Excuse me, Can I ask you to 02:13:01
repeat that? I didn't hear what you said. 02:13:05
Me. No. What I what do you want on the to find out the status of Red Mill. It's a dispensary that bought one of our buildings a 02:13:10
while ago and. 02:13:15
Like years ago. 02:13:20
Actually, if you can just contact us that, that'd be nice, yeah, I'll provide an update to the council and then if it's still 02:13:24
desired as a council meeting, we can do that, but we can just send an update. 02:13:28
OK. 02:13:34
I haven't. I have a request. I don't know how we would go about doing this, but I'm suggesting that we form an Port Hueneme 02:13:37
Oxnard. 02:13:41
Considering that. 02:13:48
Our city is completely surrounded by Oxnard, you know, just kind of like how we have our meetings with the port. I think we should 02:13:50
probably have a committee, you know, where we still have to like, let's just say two members from our council and then two members 02:13:55
from Oxnard. That way we can discuss. 02:14:00
Some of the items, I don't know if we've ever done that before in the. 02:14:05
I just don't see why we don't already do that right now. 02:14:10
You know, like I, I I do talk to the council members, but I. 02:14:13
It'd be nice. 02:14:17
A joint committee. 02:14:20
I don't know if there's. 02:14:22