CALL TO ORDER / FLAG SALUTE/ROLL CALL
INSPIRATION
PUBLIC COMMENT

PRESENTATION Item No. 1

AGENDA APPROVAL FOR CITY COUNCIL

PRESENTATION Item No. 2

 PRESENTATION Item No. 3

CONSENT CALENDAR

BUSINESS Item No. 6

BUSINESS Item No. 7

 BUSINISS Item No. 8

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS AND REPORTS
COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS AND COMMENTS
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
ADJOURNMENT
I'm going to. 00:00:00
Good evening. 00:00:04
Welcome to the closed session portion of the City Council meeting. I am calling this meeting to order. The time is 5:00 PM. 00:00:07
Madam Clerk, will you please take roll call? Councilmember Gama, Councilmember Hernandez. 00:00:14
My power's out on my. 00:00:22
We're good. 00:00:24
That we're back. I'm here still. 00:00:27
Here. Councilmember Martinez, present Mayor Pro Tem McQueen Lejeune here. 00:00:30
We will now hear public comments. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. Madam Clerk, does anyone have any public comment tonight? No 00:00:39
public comments for closed session. Thank you. Mr. City Attorney, Please read the closed session items into the record. 00:00:45
Absolutely. Mayor Perez, we have two items on closed session tonight. The first one is Conference regarding Public employee 00:00:51
performance evaluation for the City Attorney pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, subdivision B1. 00:00:57
The second item is conference with legal counsel regarding existing litigation. That case and Ventura County Superior Court number 00:01:03
is spelled out in the agenda. 00:01:07
Thank you. Do any Council members have any conflicts of interest to disclose for the listed closed session items on the agenda? 00:01:12
Hearing none, we will recess to closed session. The time is 5:01 PM. 00:01:20
I. 01:31:51
Good evening. 01:32:23
Welcome to the City Council regular meeting. I'm calling this meeting to order. The time is now 632. 01:32:25
Please stand and join me for the flag salute. 01:32:33
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. 01:32:42
Madam Clerk, will you please take roll call? Council Member Gama, Council Member Hernandez. 01:33:00
Here, Councilmember Martinez, present, Mayor Pro Tem McQueen Lashon here and Mayor Perez here. 01:33:06
Our inspiration tonight will be given by Council Member Hernandez. 01:33:12
Thank you, Mayor Perez. I just wanted to. 01:33:20
Share with all of you inspirational moment I had yesterday and that was the attending the free concert at the Ocean View Pavilion. 01:33:23
It was a Ventura County was Ventura County. 01:33:31
Orchestra Group, I believe was the correct name. It was funded through the Ventura County. 01:33:34
Office of Education, Office of Continuing Education. 01:33:39
And I couldn't believe the number of people who turned out for it and was mostly seniors. 01:33:43
And the beautiful thing about it, which to me was so inspirational, was the fact that George. 01:33:48
Did this a concert for our community for free? 01:33:54
George does a lot of things for free for our senior community, so this is all for the seniors. I want to extend a huge thanks out 01:33:57
to George for what he does for our seniors and for all of you to remember our senior community in our decisions that we make. And 01:34:03
when you see them out in the street, make sure you make them feel welcomed as a member of our community. Thank you, thank you and 01:34:09
well deserved. 01:34:15
We'll now move on to closed session report. Mr. City Attorney, please provide the closed session report. 01:34:22
Thank you, Mayor Perez. There is no legally reportable action taking place in closed session, however. 01:34:27
I did want to comment on the public employee performance evaluation for the city attorney, and while the rest of the council knows 01:34:33
and whatnot, I have tendered my resignation to the law firm of Green Departowski. 01:34:39
And I will no longer be serving as city attorney to this wonderful city. It's been an honor. It's been a privilege. But. 01:34:44
I have another opportunity that I am very eager to embark on, and part of the reason for the performance evaluation is Andre 01:34:52
Debornowski and John Smythe of the law firm are seated right down here. 01:34:58
And they will be taking over providing legal services to the city. 01:35:04
Thank you all so much. 01:35:08
Thank you. 01:35:09
Thank you, Kevin, and we appreciate your service to the city and we. 01:35:13
Wish you well in your next ever. 01:35:17
We will now hear public comments not pertaining to items on the agenda. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. This process will be 01:35:21
the same for comments pertaining to each agenda item. Madam Clerk, do we have any public comments? May we address the conflict of 01:35:26
interest? Oh yes, yes, yes. 01:35:32
Do any council have any conflicts of interest to disclose for any item? 01:35:47
Yes, I do. In regards to the second item on closed session, I live probably 992 feet away from the Surfside Motel. 01:35:52
And I need to be more than 1000 feet away to avoid any perceived or. 01:36:02
Property valuation game. 01:36:10
With whatever transpires in that litigation. So I recused myself. 01:36:13
OK. Anything further? Good, alright. 01:36:18
Any public comments, Madam Clerk? Yes, we have public comments. We'll be starting with Becky Bruning. 01:36:22
Good evening Mayor, Mayor, Pro Tem, Council staff. 01:36:36
An audience. I'm here representing Roca P Outdoors. 01:36:40
And on Sunday the 27th will be our family fish day at the end of the pier. 01:36:45
From 8:00 to 11:00. 01:36:52
You need more information, go to our website. 01:36:54
Broke up the outdoors org. 01:36:58
And I want to remind everybody that May. 01:37:01
19th is our dinner or surf and turf dinner. 01:37:04
And I do have tickets with me if you're interested. 01:37:11
They are going fast so I would get them if you want them. 01:37:16
Thank you. 01:37:20
Timothy. 01:37:22
Good evening, Mayor Perez, Mayor Pro Tem McQueen, Legion, esteemed council members, city staff, I'm providing an update on the Ray 01:37:31
Pruder Library in Port Hueneme. We continue to remain closed because of the damage that we sustained during the Christmas storms. 01:37:38
We anticipate reopening in July. However, there have been some delays that are being caused, you know, working through the 01:37:46
insurance company and the insurance claim process. So once the construction starts. 01:37:53
It should be a three to four month project. We are hopeful that we can be starting within before the end of the month. 01:38:01
So again, our anticipated reopening will be in July and our Friends of the Library will be working. 01:38:08
To have a reopening celebration, so stay tuned For more information about that thank you for your time, Thank you for your 01:38:14
support, Thank you. 01:38:18
Tom King, Mr. King has provided some documents that I'll provide to you later. If any member of the public wishes to see such 01:38:24
documents, you can please contact me. 01:38:29
Madam Mayor, Council members, staff, I'm here basically to represent those that are opposed to a proposed monument. 01:38:35
Over by the. 01:38:45
Area of Surfside and Market Street. 01:38:47
I've supplied 10 names so far. I have a total of 40, but that's all that I really wish to present tonight. 01:38:51
But the purpose of the petition is to oppose the proposed site location of the Bard monument at Winami Wharf and Flag Plaza 01:38:59
located at Surfside Drive and Market Street, and to urge the Port Hueneme City Council to vote no. 01:39:06
To this as the location site. 01:39:15
The Port Commission the 11 foot, 1000 LB. Monument of Richard Bart. The port wants the monument. 01:39:18
At that Plaza. 01:39:24
Total respect to the Bart family. 01:39:27
Certainly to the port and what they do for our community. 01:39:30
But there's a strong. 01:39:34
I'll say surge of support for those that are opposed to the placement of this. 01:39:38
Monument. 01:39:44
I also included in the handout. I don't know if you have it. 01:39:47
But the very last page of the presentation that was made on March 18th to the City Council. 01:39:50
Is the draft of the survey that. 01:39:57
The port. 01:40:02
Oxnard Harbor District wanted to present It's Only a draft. 01:40:04
But they've indicated that the name of the location that we're talking that I'm talking about. 01:40:09
Is Barnsworth and Flag Plaza. 01:40:16
I don't believe the city renamed that area. 01:40:19
I was going to name the 10 people that have signed this particular petition, so I'd like to do that and then yield. 01:40:24
Myself, Tom King. 01:40:34
Jessica Lamb, Tom Shannon, Gary Johnson. 01:40:36
Time Melton John I. 01:40:39
Elaine Smith, Randall Adams, Steve. 01:40:42
Boehm and Cheryl McMichael. 01:40:45
I've indicated in a transcript of those names. Also the preferred location site. 01:40:48
And I provided the contact information. 01:40:57
With our clerk. 01:41:00
Thank you. 01:41:02
We have one last public comment which was written. 01:41:04
Dear Can I just quickly respond? 01:41:08
So just a brief response. So tomorrow we have a joint meeting with the City Council and the port committee and we are expecting to 01:41:11
get an update on that And so there will be an update provided at that time. 01:41:16
Dear. 01:41:23
Could we provide the time and location of that meeting? 01:41:26
It is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16th, at 3:30 PM here in the Council Chamber. 01:41:31
OK, dear Port Wenemee City Council, My name is Jasmine Duran and I am the Advocacy and Community Impact Coordinator for Autism 01:41:37
Society, Ventura County's Advocacy Committee. Thank you for this proclamation that acknowledges Fair Housing Month. 01:41:44
At Autism Society of Ventura County, we're emphasizing the importance of fairness, inclusion and. 01:41:51
Justice and Housing. It's vital to remember that discussions on diversity, equity and inclusion DEI often missed a crucial group. 01:41:57
People with disabilities. 01:42:05
Disabilities don't shield anyone from poverty. In fact, many people with disabilities live in abject poverty and never graduate 01:42:06
out of poverty. 01:42:10
Not everyone fits into the group home setting that our local regional center offers, yet this is the most common option and offer 01:42:15
for people with developmental disabilities in Ventura County. 01:42:20
With at least 10,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in Ventura County, we need to ask. 01:42:27
How well are we housing them? What programs are there? Who is their advocate when housing is discussed? 01:42:33
Are there needs being considered? Are they being met? Are there needs being planned for? 01:42:38
It's time to focus on universal design and reserved housing set asides for people with developmental disabilities. While Port 01:42:43
Renee has been a champion for housing, it's important for our planning departments to note that being accessible means more than 01:42:49
just accommodating wheelchairs or physical access. 01:42:54
It's about making spaces comfortable and usable for everyone, or are universally designed. We hope to work together for a future 01:43:00
where everyone in our community has a place they can probably call home not just this month, but all year round. 01:43:07
Thank you for your time and attention Jasmine Duran, that concludes public comment. 01:43:14
Thank you. And we will now move on to the conflict of interest in Levine Act disclosures for the agenda. Do any council members 01:43:19
have any conflicts of interest to disclose for the anything on the agenda? 01:43:24
Seeing none, we'll move on to presentations. Our first presentation is the Fair Housing Month proclamation. 01:43:31
I'd like to call up DEI Committee Vice Chair Kathy Sullivan and Director of Government Affairs Rob Leatherwood of the Ventura 01:43:38
County Coastal Association of Realtors. 01:43:43
To accept a proclamation in honor of Fair Housing Month. 01:43:48
While they are making their way up, I will read the proclamation. 01:43:52
Unless somebody else wants to. 01:43:56
Fair Housing Month 2024, whereas the Fair Housing Act enacted on April 11th, 1968. 01:44:01
Enshrined into federal law the goal of eliminating racial segregation and ending housing discrimination in the United States. 01:44:08
And whereas the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination. 01:44:15
In housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability. 01:44:19
And commits recipients of federal funding to affirmatively further fair housing in their communities. 01:44:26
And whereas the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors and the Real Estate Fraud Advisory Team are committed to the 01:44:31
highlighting Fair Housing Act by continuing to address discrimination in our community by supporting programs that will educate 01:44:37
the public about the right to equal housing opportunities and by continuing partnerships efforts, partnership efforts with other 01:44:44
organizations to help assure everyone of their rights to fair housing. 01:44:50
And whereas the City of Port Hueneme is committed to the mission and intent of Congress to provide fair and equal housing 01:44:57
opportunities. 01:45:01
And whereas our social fabric, the economy, health and environment are strengthened in diverse, inclusive communities. 01:45:05
And whereas more than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, discrimination persists and many communities remain 01:45:12
segregated. 01:45:16
And whereas the Acts Acts of housing discrimination and barriers to equal housing opportunity are repugnant to a common sense of 01:45:21
decency and fairness. 01:45:25
And whereas the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics commits all Realtors to provide equal professional services 01:45:30
without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familiar status, handicapped sexual orientation, gender identity, or 01:45:35
national origin. 01:45:40
Now, therefore, the City Council of the City of Port Hueneme, CA. 01:45:46
Does hair. 01:45:50
Excuse Me does hereby proclaim April 2024 as Fair Housing Month and begins a year long commemoration of the Fair Housing Act in 01:45:52
the City of Port Hueneme and urges all citizens to wholeheartedly recognize the celebration throughout the year. 01:46:00
Good evening, everybody. Thank you, Mayor Perez. Thank you, esteemed council members. 01:46:39
Thank you neighbors. 01:46:44
My name is Kathy Sullivan. I'm a local licensed real estate agent. 01:46:45
I'm also. 01:46:50
Port Hueneme resident. 01:46:52
Thank you for allowing us a few moments to speak. 01:46:54
Excuse me for not being able to remember anything I. 01:47:00
I'm here this evening as the 2024 DEI Committee Vice Chair. 01:47:04
I'm representing over 2000 members of the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors. 01:47:11
For those who may not know, DEI stands for Diversity, equity and inclusion. 01:47:18
This April marks the 56th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Title Eight of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. 01:47:25
And Fair Housing Month across the country. 01:47:33
As Realtors, we are committed to highlighting the Fair Housing Act by continuing to address discrimination in our community. 01:47:37
By supporting programs that will educate the public about the right to equal housing opportunities. 01:47:44
And by planning partnership efforts with other organizations to help ensure that everyone has access to fair housing. 01:47:51
This brings me to why I'm before you this evening while the process of finding and buying a home. 01:48:01
Has certainly changed over the last several decades, and generally for the better, more than 50 years after the passage of the 01:48:08
Fair Housing Act. 01:48:11
Discrimination persists, and many communities do remain segregated. 01:48:16
We appreciate this proclamation by the City Council recognizing April as a National Fair housing month. 01:48:22
And hope you will join us for a year long commemoration of the Fair Housing Act. 01:48:30
And Port Hueneme and across Ventura County. 01:48:35
We urge all citizens to wholeheartedly recognize the celebration throughout the year. 01:48:39
Thank you so much for your time, Council Mayor. 01:48:45
And my neighbors have a great evening. Thank you. 01:48:49
Before we move on, I'm going to get an agenda approval. 01:48:55
May I have a motion in a second? 01:48:59
So moved. 01:49:01
Madam Clerk. 01:49:04
All in favor, aye. 01:49:06
All opposed. 01:49:08
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. Thank you. 01:49:09
Moving on to the second presentation is the Arbor Day Proclamation I'm going to turn this over to. 01:49:12
Are you doing OK? I'm turning it over to you, Yeah. And so I I get the the privilege of introducing Arbor Day and the proclamation 01:49:19
honoring Arbor Day this year. Just a little bit of background because people probably notice we do the Arbor Day. 01:49:27
Proclamation in honor of Arbor Day each year. 01:49:36
Is that Port Hueneme is a tree city USA, which is something that we take pride in. 01:49:39
And some people don't know all of what that entails. But. 01:49:44
Being a tree city, USA city. 01:49:50
There's a couple of requirements and one is each year we are have to basically reaffirm our commitment to to Arbor Day. 01:49:53
By recognizing it in a public meeting. And so this helps us actually meet our requirement of continuing to be a tree city USA. 01:50:01
There's a couple other requirements, things like we have to do a certain amount of tree maintenance each year and we have to have 01:50:09
an ordinance to manage the trees and things like that. So so we we do all of those things all year round, but each day, each year 01:50:15
we have one day where we honor Arbor Day. 01:50:20
And so today is the day that we are introducing our proclamation to celebrate Arbor Day, which will be Thursday, April 18th. 01:50:26
We're actually holding an event outside out front of City Hall on Thursday the 18th at 10:00 AM. 01:50:35
We're inviting everybody to come out. If you want to help us actually plant a tree, we're going to have a couple trees actually 01:50:42
ready to plant so you can come help us plant a tree. 01:50:47
And kind of help reaffirm our our status as a tree city, USA. 01:50:52
We're going to be planting on that day a total of 18 trees, mostly California Sycamore trees. Almost all of them are California 01:51:00
Sycamore trees. 01:51:04
With the exception of in Winemay Bay on and one of the areas we're going to plant 2 pine trees. So we'll be out planting trees 01:51:09
that week and we invite everybody to come out on the 18th at 10:00 AM to to help us do that. 01:51:16
And so with that, we have a proclamation honoring Arbor Day in our city. 01:51:23
I will read it quickly. 01:51:28
So whereas in 1872, Jay Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the 01:51:32
planting of trees. 01:51:36
And the holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska. And whereas 01:51:41
Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world. 01:51:45
And whereas trees can reduce wind and water, erosion of our precious topsoil, lower our heating and cooling costs, moderate the 01:51:51
temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife. 01:51:56
And trees are a renewable resource, giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products. And 01:52:03
whereas trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas and beautify our community. 01:52:09
And trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal. 01:52:17
Now, therefore, be it proclaimed that the City Council of Port Wine. 01:52:22
Hereby proclaims the third Thursday in April April 18th. 01:52:25
As Arbor Day in the City of Port Hueneme and all citizens are urged to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our 01:52:29
trees and Woodlands. 01:52:32
We urge all citizens to plant and care for trees, to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations. 01:52:37
And thank you. 01:52:44
Thank you, Mr. City Manager, I do have a question. 01:52:46
Is that time set in stone? As you are aware, as I was just reading it, I realized we are opening our grocery store that day and 01:52:49
most of us will be at the ribbon cutting. So stay tuned. We'll post after this meeting a new time for for that. You should be able 01:52:54
to adjust that. 01:52:59
Did you have something to say? Yes. There's two trees here at City Hall that I am particularly proud of. And there are two coastal 01:53:04
oak trees, and they're out front. And they're in honor of two former mayors, Douglas Breeze and Alice Green. 01:53:12
And because I'm weird, I'd love to watch these trees because they're slow growing and they're really doing well. So take notice of 01:53:20
the two coastal oaks out front and watch them slowly grow. And they're in. Like I said, they're in honor of two former mayor's 01:53:27
Douglas Breeze and Ellis Green. 01:53:33
And I thank you for explaining that. I think we had a conversation at one time where nobody understood how we became a tree city, 01:53:40
and you're the first person to actually explain what that meant. 01:53:45
All right. So moving on, we are going to have a presentation on the sister city presentation by committee Representative Bobby 01:53:51
Martinez. 01:53:55
Hi, can everyone hear me? I good evening council, Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem. 01:54:08
City staff and members of the public. 01:54:14
It's good for me to be out here and give you guys another presentation. As you may remember, this isn't my first presentation 01:54:16
talking about the sister city program here in our city. Back in 2021, I was given the task of bringing a sister city to to our 01:54:22
city, our lovely city of Port Hueneme. 01:54:29
First year I think I pretty much spent the time learning what Sister Cities was, and then the second year. 01:54:36
Figuring out like picking the city. 01:54:42
And then by the 3rd year it turns out I was the mayor and then the mayor was the person that goes to the city and and meets with 01:54:45
the other mayor from the other city and. 01:54:50
And they agree on creating the sister city committee. 01:54:55
So I want to and in this presentation, I want to go ahead and and just show you some of the pictures that I took from our. 01:54:59
Visitation in last November for the other Los Muertos celebration. 01:55:08
And so before I begin, I just want to show you guys this picture. So if you guys see this is something that I created, but it's, 01:55:13
it's a blending of both cities. I don't know if you can see it, but Winemie Beach is on there and then you can also see Puerto 01:55:18
Vallarta too. But it's it's a, it's a blending of bold pictures and then you can also see our logo. 01:55:24
And all of this is on, it's on our website which the domain is pending, but we do have a Facebook group and then we also have an 01:55:29
Instagram. 01:55:33
So here goes. 01:55:37
So one of the first things that you'll notice about Puerto Vallarta is, which is our sister city, is that there's a lot of art. 01:55:40
And so one of these days I would like to see similar letters like these in our city, but maybe say Port Hueneme. 01:55:47
They do have a port Puerto means port in Spanish. So they're they're basically port Vallarta. Like if you think about it they they 01:55:54
also have a nice beach. 01:56:00
It's it's a little bit different than our beach. 01:56:07
They have a harbor. 01:56:09
They they have a walkway which is really nice, so just. 01:56:11
One of the first things that I liked about the trips is that it gives us ideas on what we can bring back from the other cities. 01:56:16
And they're big on tourism. We're not, but I think we can learn a little bit from them, even though I don't think we want to 01:56:23
become like fully touristy city, but we can definitely learn from. 01:56:28
From our sister city. 01:56:33
They have a lot of art on the beach and so these are some interesting chairs. I think they have them all throughout the the major 01:56:35
cities in Mexico. But people basically go and sit down and take pictures on on these chairs. I think they're like bronze. 01:56:43
This one is really interesting too. People can go up and take photos. I don't know if that's a liability though, but. 01:56:51
But it it was fun. 01:56:59
And just lots of statues throughout the whole. 01:57:02
It's called. 01:57:07
Just it'll come back to me. But it's called El Malecon. So when you go to the beach, like by the edge, this is called the Malecon 01:57:10
and it's a whole walkway that people would like to do. So they go up and down the Malecon. 01:57:16
So again, lots of lots of art throughout the city. 01:57:23
I thought it was really nice. 01:57:26
We did go for the other Los Muertos, so it's a celebration that takes place in Mexico where they honor the people that have passed 01:57:29
on in their lives. 01:57:33
And one of the other things that they do in terms of that celebration is they. 01:57:38
They've been doing this for the last couple years, but getting the biggest cut, the world's biggest Katrina. 01:57:43
This isn't the world's biggest Katrina, but this was the Puerto Vallarta, Santa Barbara committees, Katrina. So all these 01:57:48
organizations also have their own Katrinas and they they do a little competition. 01:57:53
But this is the big Katrina. 01:57:59
And so they ended up celebrating having the world's largest Katrina in the entire world. So it was a really nice celebration. 01:58:01
There was honesty out thousands of people. You can't really see it in in in this picture, but. 01:58:08
The people inside the yellow tape, those are the sister city members from Santa Barbara. 01:58:14
And then on the other side, it's all the tourists. 01:58:18
They had a celebration, they had an ASTIG dance, they had some musicians. 01:58:22
They they had a nice show for us. 01:58:27
And I even got a chance to go up on on stage and I'm sitting to my. 01:58:32
To my right or your left, it's the secretary of tourism's. 01:58:38
The State Secretary of Tourism of the State of Jalisco, and then to her. 01:58:45
Right. Is the the mayor of the city of Puerto Vallarta and they call their mayor's president is so like the president of the city. 01:58:49
So that's something that I also learned. 01:58:54
This was at the cemetery. I kind of wanted a block off. 01:59:00
The first picture, the one in the background, because I don't know if everybody was OK with me taking pictures of them. It was, 01:59:04
it's like sensitive. There was people, they were crying, there was people that were celebrating. A lot of people brought in 01:59:10
musicians, there was flowers, so. 01:59:15
I didn't take too many pictures in this in this at the cemetery, but it was a learning experience. They also had a. 01:59:21
A parade, which was really nice. 01:59:28
So these are some of the people that came out on the parade. 01:59:31
And so it was. It was similar to our parade. 01:59:33
Just just so you guys gonna get idea. Wasn't like a very huge parade, but it was a nice celebration. There was a lot of people in 01:59:36
the parade. Lasted a really, really long time. 01:59:40
And this was probably like my favorite picture. So a little girl like on a horse that thought it was really cute. 01:59:45
And then right after the parade, there was also a celebration that the committee had for the Santa Barbara import enemy members. 01:59:52
And they had some competitions, some prizes, and so it kind of gave me some ideas of what we would do next when they come and 01:59:59
visit us in our city. 02:00:03
There was another celebration, totally separate day, so they party a lot. 02:00:09
But there was they they had different types of dancers from different regions of Mexico, which was nice, and they also had some 02:00:15
singers. 02:00:19
And then the people that wanted to take a photo took a picture at the end. Not that wasn't everybody that was there. There was a 02:00:23
lot of people that didn't want to take a picture, which was fine. I'm somewhere in there in the back. 02:00:28
But there was a lot of things that we did while we were out there, so it wasn't really a vacation. I know a lot of people consider 02:00:35
it like a vacation, but Lisa Burns? 02:00:39
She's the one that told me it's a it's really a working vacation because there's a lot of stuff that you're doing throughout the 02:00:43
entirety of the trip, and This Is Us meeting with the mayor. 02:00:47
And planning on some of the things that we can do in the future. 02:00:52
So that was, that was an honor for me to meet the mayor because in Mexico it's it's. 02:00:55
It's a little bit different than than here in the United States. Not, not that we're not a special being on council, but over 02:01:01
there they see it as a really, really. 02:01:06
Prestigious title to be on, on council or and to be the mayor of of a city. 02:01:12
And another thing that that Santa Barbara celebrated was breakfast. 02:01:19
Where they were giving out the scholarship to some of the students and so this is one of the students that received one of the 02:01:24
scholarships in Mexico. 02:01:27
School is not free and even though it might not be a lot to pay for school, like say $100 per year, it's some families might not 02:01:31
be able to afford it. So one of the things that Santa Barbara does is they have these scholarships available for. 02:01:37
For some of the students out in Mexico. So that's just one of the students. 02:01:44
They also had a marathon at the time when I was there, so that's when I was like imagining a marathon here in our city. And 02:01:48
thankfully we had our first ever 5K, which was super cool. 02:01:53
So that was, it was a really hot day, by the way. It was really, really hot. 02:01:58
I also visited Bibliotheca Los Mangos on behalf of the our library from Tim Frugal who's who's here and and so he gave me some 02:02:03
stuff to take to the library. I met their librarian and as you can see right there to the right on the bottom right it's some of 02:02:09
the letters and some of the books that. 02:02:15
The students and our youth in our community gave to the community and Puerto Vallarta. 02:02:21
I also met with the manager of the the museum, their Maritime Museum, so we also have a Maritime Museum. So one of the goals about 02:02:28
Sister City is trying to connect different businesses and organizations that might have similarities and maybe. 02:02:35
You can learn from some of the good things that they're doing and then and maybe you can also give them some some ideas. So I 02:02:42
thought this was cool now. 02:02:46
I'm still working on the like the our museum to want to. 02:02:52
Want to work with their museum, but because it's like a military museum, I guess it's it's a little bit more. 02:02:56
Difficult, but I'm still, I'm still on that. 02:03:01
I think I get this question asked a lot. You know, what's the point of sister cities? 02:03:06
Really it's it's like what you want to make of it and it's all about fostering relationships and and growth. 02:03:12
Sister cities began because right after World War 2, obviously you all know that it was a really bad situation in the whole entire 02:03:19
world and so. 02:03:24
President Eisenhower wanted to unite a lot of the communities and cities all throughout the world, so maybe we can promote peace 02:03:29
and unity amongst all of us. 02:03:34
So we did get a lot of time to spend with. 02:03:41
You know people that. 02:03:45
From a different culture. So right there on the left is Dulce and and she hosted technically, myself, Stephanie, Lisa Burns and 02:03:47
Scott Burns who are there. They had two guest rooms, so we I stayed with them for two nights before I went back to the beach. 02:03:54
But she took us out and showed us around, which was nice. But ultimately Puerto Vallarta was beautiful. There was a lot of art. 02:04:01
And it was a wonderful experience. Our sister city is our nonprofit still not hasn't been created but we've been we've been 02:04:07
hosting meetings since October. So we're just waiting on the the nonprofit in order for us to to you know to get going and we do 02:04:13
have members that. 02:04:19
That want to move forward. 02:04:25
And like I said, we do have a website and Instagram and Facebook and. 02:04:28
We're excited to see what we can bring from the city of Puerto Rico over here and I'm hoping it'd be like art and and and 02:04:34
relationships, fostering relationships. 02:04:39
So I think that'd be really nice and maybe a little bit of tourism. I hope the public's OK with that. I know we like being a quiet 02:04:44
city, but I think we would benefit a lot from that. 02:04:48
And so if there's any questions, I'm all yours. 02:04:53
Council have any questions? 02:04:56
Thank you, Councilmember Martinez, for your presentation. 02:05:00
OK, hope you guys enjoyed it. And if you want to learn more, I actually posted a 26 minute video on my entire trip. I wasn't going 02:05:03
to show you guys the video, but it's a 26 minute video on my it's on my own personal YouTube channel though, so thank you. Yeah, 02:05:08
you're welcome. Thank you. 02:05:13
Mayor, could I quickly note, so we just set a time to not interfere with the Grocery Outlet grand opening, which is at 10:00 AM 02:05:22
currently. So our Arbor Day celebration will be 3:00 PM that that day so that people can come over after they tire themselves out 02:05:27
at the Grocery Outlet. Thank you. 02:05:33
We will move on now to the consent calendar. We will now consider items on the consent calendar which will be enacted in one 02:05:40
motion unless a Council member has a request to remove an item for discussion. 02:05:45
May I have a motion and a second? 02:05:50
Motion to approve Second calendar. Thank you. 02:05:54
Are there any items that any Councilman would like to remove for discussion? 02:05:59
Hearing none. 02:06:03
Madam Clerk. 02:06:04
All in favor. 02:06:06
Aye, all opposed. 02:06:08
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. Thank you. We have no public hearings. 02:06:10
So we'll move on to business items. The first business item is the transaction and use tax Citizens Oversight Committee or 02:06:16
measure. 02:06:20
Annual report. 02:06:24
Well, staff, please present the report. 02:06:25
Yes. And I think we actually have the measure you chair David Scrivener here to present as well. So I'll just introduce. 02:06:27
That as part of Measure you and Measure you passed in the City Council created a committee. 02:06:35
To oversee the measure, you fund our measure you funds. 02:06:42
And as one of the tasks that was given to the committee at that time was to provide an annual report to the Council. 02:06:47
Detailing, you know, their their review of measure U and and recommendations et cetera. 02:06:54
And to date, my understanding is we have never done that and today is the first one and so it marks some history. 02:06:59
And so I'm going to introduce the Measure You committee, the Tax Citizens Oversight Committee, to give their first ever annual 02:07:08
report. 02:07:12
Thank you. Good evening Mayor, Mayor, Pro Tem, Council staff. 02:07:17
We have three of us here tonight. I'll do the presentation, but we can ask questions of all of us. This is Beth Williams. She's 02:07:25
the Vice chair. 02:07:28
This is Galen Victoria, who's another member of the committee. 02:07:33
So I think there's a presentation you all have. I don't want to go through the whole thing. It's kind of lengthy, but you can the 02:07:38
history is there. So I thought I'd just start off with. 02:07:42
A brief introduction of what this is all about. 02:07:48
Brief history and then we can talk about where we are now. 02:07:51
As you all know and have to deal with, we have a really small tax base in Port Hueneme and. 02:07:55
And we're trying to. 02:08:03
Have a good police station, I mean Police Department and have quality of life issues here and I think we've done a really good job 02:08:05
at this but. 02:08:09
There clearly wasn't enough money. 02:08:14
Face of these obstacles. 02:08:17
So in 2018. 02:08:19
The council put a measure called Measure U on the ballot to basically charge a penny for every dollar of the citizen. Support 02:08:22
Wayne me. 02:08:27
Called a transition. 02:08:32
And something I didn't discover till later is it doesn't matter whether you spend your money in Oxnard, Camarillo or Fort Wayne, 02:08:34
you still pay the tax. 02:08:39
Unless you go in there and give them some cash and don't tell you who you are, you're going to get tasked with it. So. 02:08:45
Basically what happened was the council was unclear. Well. 02:08:51
The rules are basically that. It took I think a 2/3 majority. 02:08:56
In order to pass a tax that would go to a dedicated purpose. 02:09:00
And it took a 51% to go. 02:09:05
Money that would go into the general fund. 02:09:09
So the council was unclear whether they would have enough votes. 02:09:11
Do the the former. 02:09:16
And so measure you basically goes into the general fund and. 02:09:18
They made promises where the money would. 02:09:23
And committed an oversight committee to review things and report back to the council. 02:09:26
Basically, did you keep your word? OK. 02:09:31
As it turns out, it was highly popular. It would have passed at the higher level. 02:09:35
And it received a lot of support. 02:09:40
So in 2019, we started collecting the money. OK, and? 02:09:42
Started running into some difficulty. 02:09:51
Bluntly with some of the former staff members who refused to set up regular meetings didn't give us any data. 02:09:54
This got really frustrating. 02:10:01
Many of the people dropped off the. 02:10:04
The board. 02:10:07
The one of the difficulties is we can't talk to each other outside of a meeting with an agenda on it. 02:10:10
And so we can even talk with each other about this by the time. 02:10:16
We got back on track again. I did. I think I'm the only one who was left and I didn't even know who was on the on the committee 02:10:20
anymore, so. 02:10:24
Long and short of it is, Tony Stewart became the interim manager. I asked him to. 02:10:27
Set meetings and give us the data. He immediately did that and we started back on track again. So. 02:10:34
Have to thank him for that. I think it was the beginning of good things at that point. 02:10:40
Tony left. We've got a new city manager, things that got even better. OK, so. 02:10:46
We asked where was an accounting? Basically, how much money came in, where did it go? And the answer was they didn't know. 02:10:51
OK, so we had to do. 02:11:00
Forensic accounting and. 02:11:02
That Lupe as Arrow did it and and spent quite a bit of time figuring out. 02:11:05
Where the money all went OK, so. 02:11:10
It to summarize. 02:11:12
We have the data. 02:11:16
Up until 2000. 02:11:17
222022242324 that we haven't received that data yet. 02:11:20
And we have a budget for 2425. 02:11:27
So coming up into that time. 02:11:30
Essentially had brought in about three and a half, $1,000,000 a year, $3,000,000 a year varied a little bit. 02:11:34
We had about 10.7. 02:11:41
$1,000,000 that have been collected. 02:11:44
And when we did the accounting, we figured out that a million seven had not been spent. 02:11:46
On on anything that that was remotely clear. 02:11:52
That we were mandated to look at so. 02:11:56
We we asked us to. 02:12:01
Get that money in a separate account and. 02:12:03
City manager went ahead and set it up in a. 02:12:07
Reserve fund of some sort. I forget the name of it. 02:12:13
But so we have the money set aside. 02:12:15
And then the next thing that happened was we realized that the bubbling springs. 02:12:18
Park did not was was underfunded because of. 02:12:24
The time had passed and all the bids went up. 02:12:27
And we authorize that that money. 02:12:30
We don't authorize it. We recommended that that money be spent on Parks and Rec because that was. 02:12:34
One of the major things that money was supposed to be spent for. So measure U the money is supposed to be spent on. 02:12:40
Public safety, which is fairly broad, OK? 02:12:48
Essentially Public Works Again Broad and Parks and Rec. 02:12:51
So to date, about half the money has gone to the Police Department. 02:12:57
About 1/4 of the money has gone to public Works and a quarter of money to Parks and Rec. 02:13:01
That big chunk of 1,000,007 brought us up to those numbers, if that makes sense so. 02:13:09
We looked at all the where the money went. I think we came up with one questionable thing after all these years, which was. 02:13:15
Some some improvements were made to the. 02:13:26
Public works. 02:13:29
I don't know room. 02:13:32
What we call it. 02:13:36
The break room, which seemed a little sketchy, but. 02:13:38
It was $8000 out of all these millions, so that was the only thing. 02:13:42
I felt, or you felt, I think that was even questionable, so. 02:13:47
We're here tonight to say. 02:13:52
You get your word. 02:13:55
OK, now we don't have all we can do is to report our findings to you. We don't have anything. 02:13:56
We have no authority to say where the money goes or whatever. We can simply say, did the City Council do what they said they were 02:14:04
going to do? And yes, you have. 02:14:07
So at this point. 02:14:12
We also made another transition with the new city manager. 02:14:15
To have some input on making recommendations about the future where money may go. 02:14:19
Again, these are recommendations. It's up to you to decide to accept them or not. 02:14:24
And I think for. 02:14:30
2425 budget year, I guess that's a. 02:14:34
I think it goes June to June or something like that. I forget. 02:14:39
Essentially, the one thing we did want was to not spend all the money. 02:14:42
OK, there, most of the years we have. 02:14:47
You kept money and kept it in the general fund and we had a surplus a couple years it went over. 02:14:50
Legitimate expenses, but we felt like. 02:14:56
Who knows what's going to happen? Probably be better to have a little bit of cushion. 02:14:59
So that was one of the recommendations. 02:15:03
I think we also talked about. 02:15:06
Maybe some sort of recommending some sort of scholarships for kids who can't afford to be in the junior lifeguard program? 02:15:09
Which has been highly successful in. 02:15:16
This is a good way to keep people from drowning going into the future if you want you learn. 02:15:19
How to deal with ocean currents? You're not going to drown unless you. 02:15:23
Go to strand when it's 25 foot and. 02:15:28
Try to go swimming. Hopefully you know not better and the other thing was. 02:15:32
It turns out there's an enormous amount of children who can't swim. 02:15:41
That was unheard of when I was to get everybody went swimming, he went to public stuff, everybody swimming, lakes and then pools. 02:15:46
It's not the case anymore, so. 02:15:52
One of the things that we thought about was, you know, putting. 02:15:56
Something into helping kids learn how to swim. 02:15:59
So those were the. 02:16:02
Do you guys have any more that you thought about her? 02:16:04
So again, those are those are our recommendations. They're not binding. 02:16:09
Oh, then one last thing is. 02:16:14
The video surveillance systems at Miranda Park and at the pier, apparently. 02:16:17
Don't work. A lot of money was put into him. 02:16:22
They've been very valuable tools at different points and we thought. 02:16:26
Again, that would be another thing that could you could take a look at and if we can get those up and running. 02:16:31
It's going to be really helpful to us so. 02:16:37
Thank you. Does any Council member have any questions? 02:16:39
Sure. Thank you, Mr. Scribner, and members of the committee for your work and for your report tonight. I was looking through the 02:16:45
staff report and I. 02:16:50
Was trying to capture your recommendations. I don't see them in writing. 02:16:56
Were they not included if we? 02:17:00
So the. 02:17:04
Two big recommendations that the Measure you committee has made that were referred to. One was. 02:17:07
Already implemented by the council, it went to council as part of the Bubbling Springs project and that was the recommendation 02:17:14
where the $1.7 million that hadn't been spent. 02:17:18
Used to fund the bubbling springs gap. 02:17:24
So that was the first one mentioned. The second one is budget recommendations for next year's budget. 02:17:29
Which were the list of projects Mr. Scrivener mentioned at the end? 02:17:34
Those will be coming to council as part of the budget process. 02:17:38
Thank you again for your work. Appreciate it. Councilmember Martinez. Yes, I don't have any questions. I just want to say thank 02:17:42
you for the presentation. I've been looking forward to this presentation since I got on council. 02:17:50
And I think this is something that. 02:17:58
And I think the entire council had have seen they they've known your value and we wanted we want you to be successful and I want 02:18:02
to thank Tony Stewart and also our new city manager for. 02:18:07
Giving you a place to to hold your meetings and you know, to do what you guys are here to do. 02:18:13
You know, so thank you for your work. 02:18:19
Yes, thank you. 02:18:22
You need to hold us accountable just as much as anyone else says, and that was the whole purpose of the committee, was to hold 02:18:24
that fund accountable and it's been a bit frustrating. 02:18:29
To say the least of not being able to hear what was been going on about that. So we are very glad to see it moving forward. So 02:18:34
thank you. 02:18:37
Any further? 02:18:42
Just want to. 02:18:44
Reiterate what Council Member Martinez said. And Mayor Perez is that the the value of the committee is standing before us and the 02:18:46
report speaks for itself and I look forward to. 02:18:51
You working through this next year and helping us? 02:18:56
Do better. 02:19:00
Yes, thank you so much for the report. You know, sometimes there's nothing like holding people accountable. 02:19:03
And I really appreciate your committee being candid. 02:19:09
About the history. 02:19:12
The process that you all had to go through, so I really appreciate that. And then based on your report, you have a quarterly 02:19:14
meetings. 02:19:18
Yeah, that you'll there be a drum beat for that. So looking forward to, I think we're on track to do that now. OK, great. Great. 02:19:23
Good to hear. Thank you so much. 02:19:27
Madam Clerk, are there any public comments regarding this item? 02:19:32
No public comments. Thank you. 02:19:35
I guess in closing, I'd just like to say. 02:19:38
And kind of opening up this can of worms. 02:19:43
You're not going to find any big problems and the City Council through various and not just you, but we've had other other people 02:19:46
on the council has really done what they said they were going to do and promised. 02:19:52
To the voters was capped, so that's made me feel really good. I feel like we're. 02:19:58
This is an ethical process. You're doing a good job and thank you. 02:20:03
Well, any news is good news, even if it's bad news, because then it gives us an opportunity to correct whatever mistake was made. 02:20:07
So we appreciate that. 02:20:10
So the recommendation is to receive a presentation form from and file the report provided by the Transactions and Use Tax Citizens 02:20:15
Oversight Committee. May I have a motion and a second? 02:20:20
Motion to Approve. 02:20:25
Thank you. No further discussion. 02:20:28
Madam Clerk. 02:20:30
All in favor? Aye. All opposed. 02:20:32
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. Thank you. 02:20:35
The next presentation will be the joint City Port Committee direction, including consideration. 02:20:40
Of community benefit fund allocations and future priority topics. Will staff please present the report? 02:20:46
Yes, thank you. And we have. 02:20:53
A couple of slides here, but we'll keep it. 02:20:55
Brief thank you. 02:20:59
This item is on the agenda tonight with, as I mentioned earlier, we have a joint City and Port committee meeting tomorrow here in 02:21:02
Council chambers. 02:21:07
So it's really on the agenda here tonight to give the Council an opportunity to provide some of the direction to the committee and 02:21:12
some of the. 02:21:16
And in a little bit of the brainstorming of potential projects and programs that can be part of the Community Benefit Fund, which 02:21:21
is expected to be one of the. 02:21:25
Major topics at tomorrow's meeting. 02:21:31
And so just as a reminder and as some background for anybody who doesn't know what the Community Benefit fund, that's what the 02:21:34
Community Benefit Fund is. 02:21:38
It's that separate fund that's part of our agreement with the port. 02:21:42
That in addition to the revenue sharing each year, the port contributes $100,000 annually to a community benefit fund. 02:21:47
As long as their gross revenues exceed $13 million, there's a little bit of inflation. So it's grown to actually about $130,000 a 02:21:57
year from the 100, from the 130, I'm sorry, $100,000 that was originally. 02:22:05
Contributed. 02:22:14
So we expect it to be about $130,000 this year. 02:22:15
And the agreement specifies that there's four categories. 02:22:19
Of Umm. 02:22:23
Projects that can be funded. 02:22:25
And the headings for those four categories are shoreline protection projects. 02:22:27
Community development related projects. 02:22:32
Opportunistic endeavors. And then #4 is other projects agreed to by both parties. 02:22:35
So it's pretty broad as long as basically the city and the Board of Harbor Commissioners agree at the end of the day. 02:22:41
And so tomorrow, we expect tomorrow to be sort of the kickoff meeting on this year's process to talk about the community benefit 02:22:50
fund moving forward. 02:22:54
And so I. 02:23:00
We can talk about, there's probably a couple different elements and one would just be we had talked a little bit about changing 02:23:03
the process for the community benefit fund and that's something that the port has expressed some interest in talking about, so. 02:23:09
That's something that that the Council could provide some direction on. 02:23:16
But I think primarily. 02:23:19
Our expectation is that it's going to be an early brainstorming of projects. 02:23:22
And so we wanted to get to provide a list of the projects that have been previously funded by the Community Benefit fund. 02:23:26
And then give the Council an opportunity to identify any priorities or any new types of projects that would be interested at this 02:23:34
point. 02:23:38
And so the next two slides this, this and the following show the prior allocations to the community benefit fund and the projects. 02:23:43
We will come back to these when we discuss them as it's. 02:23:49
Fairly lengthy. 02:23:55
But umm. 02:23:56
I already talked about that and. 02:24:00
So the recommendation for this item is for the Council to provide any feedback on the Community benefit fund and projects that the 02:24:04
Council members would like to see this year. 02:24:09
And then secondarily, to provide direction to the joint City Port Committee representatives from the city. 02:24:15
Regarding any future priority topics that the Council wants to make sure that the city representatives. 02:24:23
Pursue this year at the Joint City Port. 02:24:31
So those are the two items. I'll hand it back over and then I'll just leave the project slides up and there's two so we can go 02:24:34
back and forth if people have questions. But that is the staff report. Thank you, City Manager. And I'd like to reiterate just for 02:24:39
public information because this seems to get lost in translation. 02:24:45
This is port funds. This does not come from the city. We do not contribute any funds whatsoever to this Community benefit fund. It 02:24:51
is primarily the port. 02:24:55
So I think we should start off by discussing. 02:25:01
Ideas to put forth as anybody, any council member, has any new ideas I'd like to present. 02:25:05
So we'll start with Councilmember Martinez. 02:25:10
Did you just see just new ideas or any of these that we would want to continue? Anything that you want to add? 02:25:15
Or so. When I was on the committee last year, one of the things that the committee had agreed upon was the scholarship, the 02:25:20
$10,000 scholarship. I know it hasn't happened yet, and it's not one $10,000 scholarship. It was. 02:25:27
$10,000 for a scholarship ceremony and I think we agreed on most of the money being for the scholarships. 02:25:34
Like $8500 and then like $1500 for like. 02:25:43
The dinner and the venue, I think the Port Said that they can get a really good deal on the museum, that they have a contract with 02:25:47
the museum at the Channel Islands Harbor. So I think that they talked about hosting it there. 02:25:53
And they that they thought $1500 would be more enough to do the event, but then $8500 would be for scholarships and. 02:25:59
While we haven't seen the event, I think that would be something to that would be nice to see continue. 02:26:07
The other thing that we had agreed on was the city port community events at 16,350. 02:26:13
Originally those were brought up because the CEO. 02:26:20
Of the poor Kristen Dicas, Mystic Cos. 02:26:24
She had. I had gone to her for some of the events from last year. 02:26:27
Such as the last in last April we did, we we hosted a music. 02:26:31
And literature event which all the entire council participated. 02:26:37
And and that was funded through just the like the port you know, helping out. And so she had mentioned like hey Bobby, how about 02:26:42
we use the community benefit fund to do some of these events and that's how that money was allocated for, for those events. 02:26:49
So maybe next year it would be nice to see something like a music and literature event. I know that this year it was agreed for 02:26:57
two. 02:27:02
Like fun runs. Let's just call them fun runs. I know the first one was Run for Your Heart 5K. 02:27:07
So I would like to see. 02:27:13
Those those continue, but it I mean I think everybody liked the 5K. 02:27:14
And I think everybody liked the The Fun Run and I think everybody liked the music and literature event. 02:27:20
And I think of the city and the port work together. 02:27:25
They can be better events because if you, as you remember, I was the one that was kind of running around, you know running the 02:27:29
show on on those two events. 02:27:32
And maybe I was out of place, you know, doing that, But I really, really wanted to see. 02:27:37
These events in our community. 02:27:42
And all the only thing that was lacking was, was the funds and now we have the funds for this year and I think it'd be nice to. 02:27:44
Continue to see those. 02:27:50
And my last idea would be. 02:27:52
Maybe continuing art. I know I'm on the Art Mural Committee with Councilmember Hernandez, and one of the things that we've talked 02:27:55
is like we're doing a mural and it's going to be a really nice mural on the library. 02:28:00
But it would be nice to continue to see art grow throughout the city. And so those are the three things that I would want to 02:28:07
continue to see would be the scholarships. 02:28:11
The city and poor events so like a joint. 02:28:16
And and then some some more art and I think that would benefit everyone. 02:28:20
So I think before we voted individually on these as a council and approved them to move forward or how did we do that before? 02:28:25
Yeah. 02:28:32
OK. 02:28:36
And I think the scholarship is already funded. Money is set aside for that. It just hasn't been in the process for that. Well, 02:28:37
that's for this year, but aren't we talking about for next, next year, you wanna do a second allocation of scholarship? All I'm 02:28:43
asking for and it doesn't have to be that amount. It could be less or it could be more, but. 02:28:49
I would like to continue to see that it'd be nice for our city to be known for like hey are the art port in our city. 02:28:55
Work together and give scholarships to our youth, to the youth in our community. 02:29:02
So I think it'd be nice. 02:29:07
So while we're looking at prior allocations, there are some items on here that have not, like you said, been implemented. 02:29:10
It might not be necessary to allocate an additional 10,000 if the 10,000 for scholarship. 02:29:18
Has not been used. 02:29:25
Well, well, that's supposed to happen this year. Like the the logistics of it still haven't been figured out. I'm not on the 02:29:26
committee anymore. So now it's up to the new committee members to to to create the process and that's where we left off and. 02:29:34
You know, I I said I'd be more than open to. 02:29:41
Give feedback, but I have faith that. 02:29:44
You know our mayor and our mayor Pro Tem. 02:29:47
You can make that happen this year. 02:29:49
The staff or who was that assigned to? 02:29:52
No, that was that. We haven't moved past the discussion and that the idea part, we haven't moved into the next phase of deciding 02:29:54
between the port and the city how that's going to look. 02:29:59
But that would be good to. 02:30:05
Yeah. So great idea. I think scholarships. 02:30:07
Scholarships are being accepted now. 02:30:13
And if we're talking about, we haven't even started yet. 02:30:15
I think we might miss the window. 02:30:18
For scholarships? And are you talking about high school students? 02:30:20
Yeah, I was talking about high school students. Yeah, so. 02:30:24
Scholarships are being handed out everywhere now. Usually they select applications in April. 02:30:28
No, I I know that. But I mean, I was a student not that long ago and I know scholarships go all around. I know there's usually a 02:30:35
cut off in December, but it doesn't mean that we can have a cut off in, say, July. I mean, why? Why would a student not want to 02:30:40
continue to like if there's a scholarship opportunity, why wouldn't they want to apply for a scholarship opportunity like? 02:30:46
In July, in June and sometime in the summer. 02:30:52
You know, so Councilmember Gama, yeah, I think we definitely need to follow through on on that and any others that are languishing 02:30:55
out there. 02:31:00
The accounting is got me a little. 02:31:05
Confused So. 02:31:08
Let's just look at the top item, the most expensive item, $120,000, which was collected over three years, so in the next year. 02:31:12
There isn't going to be a $40,000 allocation for the. 02:31:21
Statue. 02:31:25
Correct. 02:31:26
The proposed list well, so next allocation is our. 02:31:30
Deciding of a monument. That's the next phase. Since theirs is already done it, we're up next. 02:31:35
Well, I would just want to get on record that I don't want to spend $120,000 on a statue, I think. 02:31:40
Like. 02:31:47
Scholarships Real Guppies, Police, Explorers, Boys and Girls Club FIRST Robotics. 02:31:50
Already mentioned the scholarship support, winemie, high school booster, athletic program. I think these are things that all of us 02:31:57
could get behind. 02:32:00
I think in the past we've talked about supporting the youth of our community because many youth in our community are underserved 02:32:04
and we just learned that there's a high number of kids that don't know how to swim. And we've provided Learn to swim program with 02:32:11
conjunction with Winemie High School and Oxygen High School District. So I'm. 02:32:17
I feel good about a lot of the. 02:32:25
Items on this. 02:32:28
I don't know what why Nimi Park Sand Enhancement enhancement means. Where did that $20,000 go? 02:32:29
Yeah, that was a project from three years ago, so I don't have all the detail. This is every allocation we've made in the last 02:32:37
three years. OK, So there's $20,000 that hasn't been spent in the name of May or May not. I'm just, I'm not sure. There's no 02:32:41
counting on it. 02:32:46
OK, so I think. 02:32:51
I think it would be really nice to. 02:32:53
To see what we have for the next year like because this has already been spent the 120 thousand 50,000 it's already been spent. 02:32:56
But to go back on your comment about the public monument barred face the whole process we agreed we council already approved with. 02:33:06
The port 4 phases. 02:33:15
And they've already completed their first one. 02:33:18
They have asked for we and then we asked for our own phase and then there are two other phases that they're interested in. So if 02:33:20
we do not allocate. 02:33:24
Our decision on what we want to do for our phase, they will move forward on their two other phases which everyone is they want to. 02:33:28
So it's not going to stop the phases of monuments just to let you know, well we already approved it. 02:33:33
Can we rediscuss it, re examine it? I mean, I don't know about how well this first phase is going. The first phase is done. 02:33:39
There's no more, it's there's no more money going into it. 02:33:45
Right. The second phase, we agreed, was the City Council doing a tribute in some way to Chumash, OK, And we don't have to do a 02:33:50
monument, we could do anything we want with it. But sticking on first phase? 02:33:56
So there's still a. 02:34:02
There's no decision where the statute is going to go. 02:34:06
So the statues been built. 02:34:11
For the first phase. 02:34:13
But it has not been. A location has not been approved yet, but it's been built. 02:34:15
And there's no additional funding anticipated for that statue at this time. 02:34:19
Does that answer kind of, Yeah. And so. 02:34:25
So again, I think we just need to see what we have available to spend if we funded all the obvious things scholarship. 02:34:28
I mean, I don't know of any council member that doesn't want to support police explorers. 02:34:37
Anybody. So there's I think there's a number of things that we all agree on. 02:34:42
And I think if we could just clear those out. 02:34:46
And then look at. 02:34:49
A number that's leftover that we could get creative or. 02:34:51
New ideas? 02:34:59
Or for phase two? 02:35:01
Well, that's what we're looking at now. Do you have any new ideas you'd like to add in addition to what's here if you want to 02:35:04
reiterate, well again what again what I'm trying to get past is where there's not going to be a $40,000. 02:35:10
Allocation for the barred face, so. 02:35:16
Maybe we should get this. 02:35:20
Presented in a way that says this is how much money we have to allocate. I mean, like I said, there's a number of things here that 02:35:23
I'm pretty sure that we'll continue to support. 02:35:27
Can I can I ask that a couple of items remain on the list and maybe that'll get us started? Yes. And then I don't know if there 02:35:37
needs to be a vote between that. I'd like to just before, I don't remember if we called public comments yet, but we did get it. 02:35:44
Yes, let's go to public comments right now. Are there any public comments? We have one public comment from Rich Roland. Thank you. 02:35:51
I. 02:36:00
Good evening, City Council, Mayor, staff. 02:36:06
I would like to. 02:36:12
Provide some suggestions. I know we're all being creative tonight. 02:36:13
And possible uses for the upcoming. 02:36:19
Community Benefit Fund. 02:36:22
Some of it has been mentioned earlier but the port. 02:36:24
Is a major financial engine and it provides revenue and jobs. 02:36:27
And community projects throughout the county. 02:36:32
The initial intent of this Community Benefit fund. 02:36:36
Was for the city in port to get together to finance projects. 02:36:40
Focused on providing direct benefits to the residents of Port Hueneme. 02:36:44
There are some great examples. 02:36:51
Of how this has been accomplished. 02:36:53
Some of the things have already been mentioned, but like Little League, the Beach Festival. 02:36:56
The Real Gupp. 02:37:01
Port Hueneme Museum. 02:37:03
With a limited amount of money, $100,000. 02:37:06
I think this council should look towards prioritizing. 02:37:10
On projects that specifically? 02:37:14
Benefit the residents of Port Hueneme. The county provides a lot of different projects that. 02:37:16
Benefit the county all overall, but $100,000 or now 130,000 is directly for the residents. 02:37:23
I have a lot of suggestions. I put my creative mind to work. 02:37:33
Some of these have been mentioned but and I will provide a list to the Council when they're moving forward. 02:37:38
High school scholarships to. 02:37:45
For high school students. 02:37:47
Additional funding for the Historical Museum. 02:37:49
Picnic facilities at Bunker and. 02:37:54
Miranda Park. 02:37:57
A demonstration Water efficient landscaping to show our community. 02:38:00
How they can save water? 02:38:05
And still provide quality attractive. 02:38:08
Attractive landscaping. 02:38:14
Perhaps think about we're talking about arts in many communities. They have a portable stage that goes throughout the community 02:38:16
and provides music and art, and it can be used for a variety of of our special events. 02:38:23
I've seen that work quite effective. 02:38:30
On a art mural project, Some of. 02:38:34
People that I've talked to have thought about the ideas of perhaps. 02:38:40
Decorating and providing murals for the beach lifeguard stands. 02:38:45
There's also been thoughts about providing art money to do crosswalks within the community. 02:38:49
Art. Make our community stand out. 02:38:58
One of the more successful programs that we've had this year. 02:39:01
Is making that make making the community a. 02:39:05
Be able to use the Boys and Girls Club gym for various different activities and I think that might be a thought that we could 02:39:11
expand on that. 02:39:15
It's right now. It's open two days a week and it's available seven days a week for various different community. 02:39:19
Involvement. 02:39:26
I one of the things that they're they're struggling with right now is a tutorial program for the library. A lot of kids especially 02:39:29
in this community. 02:39:34
Need a special help for providing tutoring so that the kids can be successful in school? 02:39:41
And finally, a little thing on that I've gotten a lot of requests at Miranda Park for a tennis backboard. 02:39:49
There's a lot of people who want to develop their skills, kids and stuff like that. I've talked to the coach. 02:39:57
And providing A backboard which would be 5 to 10,000 dollars. 02:40:04
That's something for you to consider. 02:40:10
The The cost of these projects may exceed what's available for this year. 02:40:13
But I think they could be incrementally, incrementally done throughout the next few years. 02:40:18
And I would like you all to consider these projects. Thank you. Thank you. 02:40:25
Are there any other public comments? 02:40:31
No more public comments. Thank you. I forgot to mention something. Thank you, Mr. Rollins for. 02:40:37
Regenerating some of my thoughts. 02:40:44
So one of the things I think is very important is to support the youth of our community, but also if we could use. 02:40:46
For example, pedestrian safety at the entrance to the port. It's something that I see. 02:40:53
Every day and I think. 02:40:59
Maybe we could use community benefit to address the crosswalking and the safety for pedestrian safety in and around the port. 02:41:02
Egress when you leave the port. 02:41:13
I know that we're going to be looking at pedestrian safety across the board, but perhaps. 02:41:16
We could get creative and use a little bit of community benefit fund to benefit the community who walks to the beach. Thank you. I 02:41:21
know you're excited, but let me call on you so that I can make sure everybody gets a chance to talk as well. 02:41:27
Councilmember Hernandez, thank you. 02:41:33
Were you talking about me being excited or no? 02:41:37
OK, I am excited. 02:41:41
Yeah, the first thing I wanted to. 02:41:45
Ask about is the process Umm. 02:41:48
The process has evolved over several years now, at least since I've been on the Council. 02:41:51
With it's been a process of independent. 02:41:58
Parties weighing in on what they would like on this list of. 02:42:03
Proposed ideas. 02:42:08
And I'm wondering if the city port committee has considered. 02:42:10
Refining that process so that maybe there's an and I don't want to complicate it, I don't want to burden staff with. 02:42:15
With this. 02:42:22
The idea of an application process. So we're just not. 02:42:23
Hand picking we we get the nonprofits out there to actually come to us and say we'd like. 02:42:28
To be funded to do. 02:42:34
1-2 and three. So yes. So the port at a previous meeting did discuss and they say they wanted to come up with a. 02:42:36
Rebranding and a. 02:42:43
Better way to go about this process so that conversation has not happened but that is something that was. 02:42:45
Brought up and to be a future agenda item. 02:42:50
Do we know if it's going to happen tomorrow? 02:42:52
So we tried to write the agenda broad enough tomorrow that it essentially. 02:42:55
Whatever direction we want to go on it, we should be able to go. If it's talking about the process and starting an application 02:42:59
process or if everybody has come together and already knows exactly what projects they are, then there's that possibility too. So 02:43:06
that could be direction from the council would be wanting to see a more thorough application process. I can imagine it wouldn't be 02:43:12
something that would happen maybe this year, but maybe leading into next year. 02:43:19
Umm. So with that said, I'm glad to hear that. Umm. 02:43:26
I know that this port actually does have a sponsorship sponsorship application process that works. Seems to work very well with 02:43:31
them, so maybe there's something can? 02:43:35
Something similar can be done for the Community Benefit Fund. 02:43:40
As far as projects are concerned, I do want to suggest. 02:43:44
Several projects that be added to the list. I definitely would like to see a. 02:43:50
More public line item for public art. It could include another mural. It could be another type of public art piece. 02:43:56
It could be the artistic crosswalk. 02:44:04
Which we've already been discussing. 02:44:07
So. 02:44:10
The other thing I'd like to add is the Audubon Society. We've funded them. 02:44:14
In previous years, I'd like to make sure that they're on the list for next year. 02:44:19
I know they have a need I was given. I was talking to Cynthia Hartley a couple of weekends ago and I don't. I think it has to do 02:44:26
with fencing. 02:44:30
They were looking for some assistance with fencing around the. 02:44:36
A snowy Clover. 02:44:39
Nesting area. 02:44:41
Several years back we also funded the Cat's Cradle to do trap and releasing of cats. 02:44:43
Around the port, this was both a benefit to our residents and to. 02:44:49
The port itself. 02:44:53
Cat's Cradle I think stopped doing it, but I believe there is. Either they started doing it again or there's another organization 02:44:56
that does it. But I I would like to see a line item for the trapping and releasing of feral cats. 02:45:03
Which is a public nuisance and I think something that we can do something about using the Community benefit funds. 02:45:10
As far as event planning, if we have an idea for events, I'd like to see the money go toward our beach festival. 02:45:19
I would think the Beach Festival could probably use some additional funding. 02:45:27
That would definitely be a joint project with the with the port and the. 02:45:32
The city also as far as seeing we're doing a lot for youth and I, I I love the idea of doing things for youth, but I don't want to 02:45:36
forget our seniors. We only have one program here in town for seniors and that's the recreation. 02:45:43
Um, class that that Sharon Cloris does, and I'd like to see more programs done for seniors. 02:45:52
The museum could also use some funding I'm sure, as they're trying to. Umm. 02:45:58
Upgrade. 02:46:04
Open up soon. I'm sure they could use some funding. I like the idea about the mobile stage. I just don't know. 02:46:05
Where it could be stored and who would be responsible for putting putting that out? 02:46:12
Of course the library library could always use some funding. I would be all for that supporting that idea. 02:46:17
And I think that. 02:46:25
Concludes my list of suggestions. Thank you before we move on did. 02:46:28
Council member Gama and Martinez or were any items on the list currently? Did you want to keep on the list? 02:46:33
Are there any specific? 02:46:40
That like to keep. 02:46:43
Yeah, no, of course. Police Explorers. Real guppies in LA. Catch. I know, I know. 02:46:45
I don't think it's on here, but I know we had supported the Boy Nimi Beach Festival in the past, but then what the port also wants 02:46:51
is also then to support the banana festival, which is obvious is which makes sense. 02:46:57
But one of the things that I. 02:47:04
Did forget to mention his. 02:47:06
I don't know, maybe even like I like the idea of picnic tables. Maybe some more bonfire pits. I've had people tell me like hey, 02:47:09
well there's not enough bonfire pits. Umm, I know I happened to Councilmember Gama. She showed up a little too late for his 02:47:13
birthday and there was number more bonfire pits for him to. 02:47:17
Enjoy his birthday. 02:47:23
We still had a fire. You still had a fire, but not on the beach. 02:47:24
And. 02:47:29
The another idea that this was brought up by. 02:47:32
Mike Falcone, He's a resident here in Wine Amy. He works with me at the at the school. He he had talked about maybe having like a 02:47:36
decorated entrance at front of the pier. 02:47:41
You know, that's an idea, but I think something like that might be expensive. But I'm just, I'm just throwing it out. I just 02:47:46
thought I'd at least bring it up. 02:47:49
But I would really push for like, big city letters, you know? That's just my opinion. Like for. Yeah, sign like. 02:47:53
Yeah, marquee letters and. 02:48:00
I think that would be great and I obviously support the Boys and Girls Club or even the opening up the gym. 02:48:02
And in the library. So I mean I think if we could just give a little bit to each. 02:48:09
It could $100,000 might not sound like a lot and I think it's 130,000. 02:48:15
But if you just put like 5000 here, 5000 there, 5000 like it, we can hit a. 02:48:20
We can do a lot. 02:48:25
Councilmember. 02:48:27
I think the Learn to Swim program needs to be a part of that. I know Councilmember Martinez wanted to say it, but. 02:48:29
Yes. 02:48:35
But for me any any. 02:48:38
Any support for the youth of our community is money well spent and. 02:48:40
I think we've seen the. 02:48:46
Benefit have you? 02:48:48
What's going on? Do you have anything? 02:48:51
I'd like to continue the partnership for the Lego first. 02:49:01
I think that's actually Lego first. I think it's. 02:49:05
Robotics. 02:49:08
Is it? 02:49:12
Yeah, so I want to go back to the. 02:49:21
I'm not against scholarships. 02:49:28
But I am for being intentional. 02:49:30
And so I just want us to. 02:49:35
Not just saying, hey, we're gonna do scholarships and we're just gonna. 02:49:40
No. 02:49:43
Yeah, I think we definitely need to create a process. 02:49:48
The tennis wall for the. 02:50:06
Tennis courts. So I'd like to. 02:50:09
And another thing that I'd like to and I don't know. 02:50:12
But we also have a lot of elementary schools. 02:50:24
And I hardly ever hear us talk about those. So I want to talk a little bit more about the elementary schools as well. 02:50:27
Can I ask what specifically what do you mean? Like elementary schools? Like what do you want to do? No, I'm just saying. 02:50:36
We don't do. We don't when we talk about supporting financially or programs. 02:50:41
I don't see that we think about the elementary schools. 02:50:48
So we went to a science fair recently to one of the local schools, right? And I know there is a reading that we do, but actually 02:50:52
going in and. 02:50:57
Providing some funding. 02:51:02
Funding for some type of resource. 02:51:04
Like I said, I'm not sure what it is, but when I? 02:51:06
What I'm saying is that I want to be inclusive. 02:51:08
And not just think about certain educational, you know, organizations or facilities, I want to make sure we're thinking 02:51:11
holistically. 02:51:14
About the things that we're doing for. 02:51:18
The students and the children in our city. 02:51:20
And I think a couple of these things can be removed. For instance whining me beach, parks, bike station can be removed. I think 02:51:24
the VCLA Academy should be removed. 02:51:28
Those aren't necessarily proposed for this year. It's just the history of everything we've we funded. So I started, I know it got 02:51:37
confusing, so I started right now. Just anything that I heard mentioned we put on the list and we can start, you know, maybe with 02:51:42
that and then. 02:51:47
Agree on which ones to remove, Boys and Girls Club? We're up to 16 or 17. Which, just as a reminder, if it's $130,000 it means 02:51:53
that's less than $10,000 each each group. So. 02:51:58
I also I also wanted to umm. 02:52:05
Suggests that if we're not going to use the park and sand enhancement, I was told that it was supposed to replenish the sand 02:52:08
around. 02:52:13
The playground. 02:52:17
But I don't know if that's. 02:52:19
Still necessary considering the situation and status of the current. 02:52:21
It's a good question. The plan ground the playground. 02:52:26
So if that's not going to be used for sand, let's throw it back into the pot. 02:52:29
And anything else that hasn't been spent yet, I guess that's the only one that I see so far. 02:52:34
We'll double check that between. So there's a process, right? And we all know that, but there's a process and it'll. 02:52:42
Go to the joint committee and then come back. So when we come back, we'll come back with more information on if any of these are 02:52:48
still pending. 02:52:51
Thank you. 02:52:55
Now the second part of this is future agenda items for the Port City Committee. 02:53:01
Does any council member have anything they'd like us to present to discuss? 02:53:07
Yes, I was. We made some news tonight. So the Community Benefit Fund has a COLA. 02:53:13
Yes, CPI. 02:53:21
A CPI adjustment. And so that's why it's kind of gradually crept up to I think last year is $127,000. So it's, it's creeping up 02:53:24
from the original $100,000, OK. 02:53:30
In terms of a. 02:53:37
Items to discuss with the board. I think we need to start discussing revenue sharing agreements. 02:53:39
I think we need to start discussing. 02:53:47
Pedestrian safety in and around the port. I've already mentioned that. 02:53:50
I think we need to discuss. 02:53:54
Sidewalks. 02:53:57
In and around the port. 02:53:58
Just to give you an example where I think we missed the opportunity, both the port and the city. 02:54:02
And the port did a real answer. 02:54:08
And they installed a lot of rocks and I saw a guy riding a skateboard the other day and he hit a rock and he fell down. 02:54:11
And you know. 02:54:18
Don't go well with rollerblading or skateboarding and stuff like that, so I'm just hoping that we could have more engagement with 02:54:20
the port when. 02:54:24
Particularly when it concerns. 02:54:29
The area of market and surfside all the way down to the beach, I think we really need to start focusing on Traffic Safety. 02:54:32
And pedestrian safety. 02:54:39
So I would like those two items to be on the agenda. But the agenda is already set, isn't it? No, this is a future. A future. OK, 02:54:42
So these will be direction for the committee to work on in this coming year. 02:54:48
Councilmember Martinez, I'm going to go back to you. Do you have anything? 02:54:54
No, I I think, I think we've done a lot of improvements and at least in terms of like our relationship and like our our. 02:55:02
But I can I go back and just mention, I don't know if everybody would be interested in in that like sign at the pier. 02:55:11
Like let's just see if the committee doesn't want it, that's fine. But I at least wanted to bring it up, you know, not not 02:55:18
Venture, it was. I just looked it up. It was Santa Monica, you know, I know. I think you guys know what Santa, you know. OK yeah. 02:55:24
Kind of like the Ventura that's that's what Mike had mentioned to me. And so I don't again, you guys can discuss it and but that's 02:55:29
that's one of the things I just kind of want to throw out there. I'm actually. 02:55:35
Really happy with this list. I don't think we've. 02:55:42
We've ever worked this well as a council since I've been on here. I think a lot of the time we're like fighting and bickering and 02:55:44
like deciding where the money is going to go. We're doing a really good job and I'm really happy with the way that we're going 02:55:49
about this. And so overall, I see this as an improvement. 02:55:55
Not just here, but also when we go to the port. 02:56:00
Right now there isn't anything that I can think of, but I know that we'll like at a future time. If I, if I come with some, come 02:56:04
up with something, I'll let you know. 02:56:07
I think I did raise my hand. I do. I think if we could like. 02:56:11
Have two categories for discussion. Community Benefit Fund is a category in and of itself. 02:56:16
And then mutual benefit. 02:56:22
Items. 02:56:27
That we could work with the port. 02:56:28
To make our community. 02:56:31
Friendly for walkers and bikers and all that stuff. 02:56:34
So. 02:56:38
In terms of. 02:56:40
I think Traffic Safety is something that we need to discuss. 02:56:43
Pedestrian safety, I've already mentioned. 02:56:46
The revenue sharing agreements moving forward. 02:56:50
And I think those are the top ones for me. 02:56:55
I've made I've made note of them. 02:56:58
Councilmember Hernandez, thank you Mayor's. 02:57:00
I think this process is working because we've actually scheduled it to be discussed on the agenda. 02:57:04
And thank you, Mayor. 02:57:10
Sorry, Councilman Martinez, for for saying that, because this points to the need to continue scheduling. 02:57:13
Time on our city agenda. 02:57:21
Before the next city port meeting so we can have these discussions. 02:57:24
And one of the discussions I'd like to have for us before the next meeting, the next city port meeting, is a discussion on what we 02:57:29
would like the mayor and mayor Pro Tem to take with them to Washington DC when they do the port trip. So we didn't have an 02:57:34
opportunity. 02:57:40
To weigh in on that, what some of our city issues. 02:57:45
Were or are and what we want advocated. 02:57:50
On our behalf, when you go to DC, yes, thank you. We did discuss that and we definitely wanted to have a planning session because 02:57:54
this is going to be a lot more about us. 02:57:58
And and what we can get out of the DC trip, the first one was. 02:58:03
They're being in support of the port and pushing the city as well, but we want to be a bigger presence in this next DC trip. So, 02:58:07
and I know that security for the port is, is an issue and one of the things that came out of our DC trip was. 02:58:14
It actually they didn't get funded from by FEMA. 02:58:23
To get the security that they want the security. 02:58:27
Project funded that they wanted. 02:58:29
And justice, so that everybody knows here says what actually kind of hurt them was because they have a. 02:58:32
We have a shared port. 02:58:37
Shared report between the Oxnard Harbor district and the Navy base. So I think when we do our advocacy, we have to be careful 02:58:39
with. 02:58:43
With using that as. 02:58:47
Has an advantage or a highlight of what makes U.S. special because it actually, in this case worked against. 02:58:49
Against them because the responsibility got laid on the. 02:58:56
On the Navy says. Well, if you're partnering with the Navy, the Navy should take care of your security. 02:58:59
Yeah, so they lost out on the security grant. 02:59:04
So if I could, I'm sorry to go back to the trip, I think. 02:59:08
I think we need to continuously. 02:59:15
Every annually is. 02:59:19
Keep working to educate about the need for. 02:59:22
Dredging and the moving of the sand to. 02:59:26
You know. 02:59:28
Sea level rise. But here, you know we seem. 02:59:31
And we're going to discuss it a little bit later, but. 02:59:35
You know dredging is always an issue, and then it shouldn't be, but it is. 02:59:38
We're working through some issues right now, so maybe that could be a. 02:59:42
Start working. 02:59:48
Today, for two years out, because it does come quick. 02:59:50
So I think dredging. 02:59:54
Partnership addressing that. 02:59:57
For the future. 03:00:01
OK. If nothing may report him. Do you have anything to add? 03:00:06
City manager it says city marquee letters and. 03:00:11
Is that the same as pure sign answer? Is that different? 03:00:14
I had understood two different things, but up to the Council that. 03:00:17
Yeah. One I think is the idea, like Puerto Viarta, head of the block letters. That would be somewhere along the walkway, I think 03:00:20
understood it. 03:00:24
And then the other is some sort of sign over the pier so but obviously it can be combined or? 03:00:28
Yeah. In terms of those marquee letters, maybe this would be a good selling point for the port. There can be some that's a port of 03:00:34
whining me so that there's some just for the port and then there's some for the cities, you know, just just throwing it out. 03:00:40
I'm sure they would like that and it could be like on the side by the port, you know? 03:00:46
So can we just add the 5K? 03:00:51
Talked about, Oh yeah, the the events. 03:00:54
City events or the City Port events? 03:00:57
Yeah. 03:01:00
You know, on the mayor pro tems thought about reaching out to the elementary schools. Maybe we could. 03:01:08
Really push the Learn to Swim program, expand that and really make it available because because it is super important to get as 03:01:14
many kids. 03:01:18
Able to swim, particularly we live near ocean. 03:01:24
O Maybe we could expand that. 03:01:28
And then also I think. 03:01:30
We propose. 03:01:32
Maybe in the next year where we have an application process where we could go out and. 03:01:34
Advertise. 03:01:42
I don't know. 03:01:44
But I mean, we're pretty set in. 03:01:46
I mean, look at our list right now, these are. 03:01:48
Groups that we've supported in the past, we're going to continue to support, and I don't ever see that support waning. 03:01:51
So maybe a process of opening up to everybody might work against us, but it's something to consider. 03:01:58
OK. I think we have it down pretty much unless there's anything further. 03:02:10
So did you have anything? I'm good. So the recommendation is to create a list of projects and programs recommended for funding for 03:02:16
the Community Benefit Fund and to provide members of the Joint City Committee with direction regarding future priority topics, 03:02:22
including the Council's identified partnership goals. 03:02:27
Move to. Approve the recommendation list and. 03:02:34
The topics for discussion. 03:02:37
2nd. 03:02:41
Yes, please, all in favor. 03:02:46
All opposed. 03:02:49
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 03:02:50
Thank you. 03:02:53
The final presentation item is the Dredging project update. 03:02:55
Mr. City Manager, thank you. 03:03:01
I'm going to be very brief at this point because it's. 03:03:04
Our intent is that we're. 03:03:09
Trying to be sort of one step ahead and and bring the item to the council to get the direction to continue to prioritize this as 03:03:11
a. 03:03:16
A project and then continue to work and advocate aggressively for the city. 03:03:21
But just at a basic level for anyone who's not familiar. 03:03:27
Our beach is dependent on a dredging project every. 03:03:32
Few years and. 03:03:38
And we lose our sand. 03:03:40
Throughout the year and are the way the port and other items are configured. The sand doesn't isn't able to get back to our beach 03:03:43
so we have to dredge and with our goal with the county was to dredge about 2.2 million cubic yards biannually so every two years. 03:03:53
And over the past three dredging cycles. 03:04:03
Starting with the most recent in 2023, we were able to dredge 2.4 million, which was the first year we had exceeded that goal for 03:04:07
for quite a while. 03:04:11
In 2021 we had dredged 1.9 million cubic yards and in 2019 1.6 million cubic yards. 03:04:15
That. 03:04:21
A few years prior where we weren't able to dredge the sand as needed, and most people probably remember that was the year that the 03:04:23
the sand at the beach essentially essentially was gone and we had water right up to our retaining walls. 03:04:30
And so it's an important project for the city. 03:04:37
And one of the positives that I can report at this point is we've had some early meetings with the port, with the Channel Islands 03:04:40
Harbor representatives, with the United States Navy, Beacon and others. 03:04:46
Involved the Army Corps of Engineers too, as an example. 03:04:53
And the positive is everybody that we're talking to understands it's important. And for most of those agencies, it's equally 03:04:58
important. For example, the port and the Navy also. These are critical projects for their benefit as well. 03:05:04
So the reason why it's on the why it was added to the agenda by the council at the prior meeting, but the reason it was added is 03:05:11
because of sort of an initial report back from a couple of the agencies involved that the initial budget allocation that they 03:05:18
expected to see. 03:05:24
That it wasn't where they expected to see it. 03:05:31
And so we've had a number of meetings. We've issued letters of support to our senator, representative to the county supervisors 03:05:35
office, to. 03:05:39
Different represent. 03:05:44
And. 03:05:46
To boil down kind of the summary of what we're hearing talking to them is that it's just the process is happening a little bit 03:05:48
differently this year. 03:05:53
But all of those parties involved have told us that this is a priority for them. They've the fact that we came together with the 03:05:58
port, Beacon and other. 03:06:03
Groups the harbor and others right away and reached out to them as soon as we had seen that it looked different this year. 03:06:10
We caught their attention that they understand the importance to us and they understand it's a priority and we've got some 03:06:18
commitment from some of those. 03:06:21
Representatives to also. 03:06:26
Put some effort into making sure that the project's going to happen the way we need it to happen. 03:06:28
So at this time. 03:06:33
There isn't any like immediate action. We're meeting with those groups. We've set up some more meetings. The county supervisors 03:06:35
office is actually going to host kind of a stakeholders meeting that we're going to participate in. 03:06:41
Beacons already scheduling their sand summit which is another part of this process. So everybody's doing those things and we're 03:06:48
all making sure we're working together. And so those things are happening. But essentially we wanted to give that status update 03:06:54
and then just reaffirm what the council and and kind of so everybody understands. 03:07:00
We're we're going to be in that. 03:07:06
Process for the next few months and we expect to spend some time doing some of those advocacy items and going into those meetings 03:07:08
and representing the city. 03:07:13
And so it's just. 03:07:17
Kind of explaining that and getting the direction from the Council to make this a priority over the next 6 to 12 months and moving 03:07:21
forward. Thank you. 03:07:25
Thank you, the Council. Have any questions at this time? I do, Mr. Gama. 03:07:30
I have ignored the last few times. 03:07:36
And allow me to call on you please. Thank you. 03:07:40
Councilmember Martinez, do you have any questions? 03:07:44
Council Member Gama, do you have any questions? 03:07:49
Trying to remember it. 03:07:53
So I think it's really important when we talk about advocacy to Washington. 03:07:55
You know, every two years we have to go through this, it seems like. 03:08:01
And I'd left ten years ago. When? 03:08:04
Surfside Drive was falling in the ocean and the pier was closed for two years. 03:08:07
But it just. 03:08:12
Drives me kind of nuts that. 03:08:14
Two years ago we thought we finally got to the right people in Washington, and that they understood how critical it is. 03:08:17
To replace the sand that disappears. 03:08:24
And then here we are again struggling. So I just want to thank the city manager for getting on this, bringing all the parties 03:08:26
together. And I think clearly we, you know, we need to do more advocacy on our behalf because it's critically important to our 03:08:32
community, the port and the Navy. 03:08:37
Councilmember Hernandez. 03:08:43
Thank you for your report, Mr. City Manager. 03:08:48
I'm here for. 03:08:52
Do you have anything? 03:08:55
Madam Clerk, do we have any public comments on this item? 03:09:07
No public comments, Madam Mayor. Thank you. 03:09:12
So there is no action to be done on this item, this was just to receive a report. 03:09:15
So the report is received. Thank you City Manager for the update. Thank you. 03:09:21
And now we'll move on to the City Manager comments and reports. 03:09:26
Thank you and I have just a few things. 03:09:30
One, and I know I probably confuse people earlier by scheduling on the fly, but just a reminder that Thursday is a big day for us. 03:09:34
We have at 10:00 AM the Grocery Outlet Grand opening where I will have our will be able to participate with the ribbon cutting 03:09:43
which we're excited about. 03:09:48
And so that's going to happen Thursday at 10:00 AM. 03:09:54
And then at 3:00 PM with that adjustment, we will have our Arbor Day celebration here outside of City Hall. So we'll be planting 03:09:57
our trees at that point. So just a reminder on those two we also. 03:10:04
I just wanted to thank everybody who came out for the Coffee with the City event a couple weeks ago now, which we had a good 03:10:13
crowd. It was actually a lot more people than I expected. I was sitting out with one person and I kind of was like, well, if we 03:10:20
talk to one person today, I guess it's it's worth the effort. And then next thing I know there was a lot of people and I was 03:10:27
behind on handing out the coffee tickets. So it was it got. 03:10:34
Crowded quickly. 03:10:42
But that was a very interesting and our hope is we plan to do a couple more and we'll bring some different people. 03:10:42
We were talking about bringing some of the officers that are involved with some of the different services we provide and bringing 03:10:49
like our Public works team and some other people. And so we'll try to advertise those in the future with like who's going to be 03:10:55
there so that when people have questions about certain topics, they can come get information. 03:11:01
So there's those and then just future agenda items. So for the month of May, each of those meetings in May we'll have, we expect 03:11:07
to have. 03:11:12
A meeting where we don't have the full 5 council members because there's some travel going on. 03:11:19
So a couple of the items. 03:11:25
That are really important, like the budget and our policy reviewing our Council policies. 03:11:28
My recommendation is that we do that when we have all five. So that's probably going to both of those would probably be that first 03:11:36
meeting in June. 03:11:39
So we're going to shift some things around to make sure we have everybody here for the important or for the most important topics. 03:11:42
So right now for the May 6th agenda, we have a couple of items scheduled and one is to discuss. Last year the Council asked for an 03:11:49
opportunity to discuss a flag policy. 03:11:55
And so we'll bring that at the next meeting. 03:12:01
And then? 03:12:04
Let me see. 03:12:07
We actually worked with the Citizens Advisory Commission committee to update our citywide legislative platform, so we'll bring 03:12:10
that. 03:12:14
To that meeting as well. 03:12:18
And then we'll have our presentation from our sales tax representatives to tell us what the budget sales taxes are looking like 03:12:20
this coming year. So right now, that's the plan for May 6th. Like I said, just because a couple of those items, I think it's more 03:12:26
important to have all 5 participate than to rush them, so. 03:12:32
So those are the items planned for May 6th. 03:12:39
Any questions for the city manager? 03:12:41
And yes, Councillor. OK, thank you, Mayor. Thank you, Mr. City Manager, I have one question about the Heroes and Heritage 03:12:45
nominations for this year. When is that application due? 03:12:50
I don't know offhand, but Charles may know and I. 03:12:58
I think he's eagerly waiting to come up. 03:13:02
They're due by June. We just recently made a social media post announcing it and we'll continue to do that a few more times so. 03:13:10
I'll have to double check one. I think it's June 1, so I think you like about six weeks for nominations. 03:13:18
Great. Thanks. 03:13:25
OK, we will now move on to council member reports and comments. I'll start with Council Member Martinez. Thank you, Mayor Perez, 03:13:27
Sister city. We just had our committee meeting last week. It went well. We're still working on the bylaws, I. 03:13:35
I don't think you guys want to know everything that went on, but we're we're still just trying to get our nonprofit going. Our 03:13:43
next meetings on May 1st. 03:13:47
REACH is having a special meeting tomorrow at 3:00 PM. 03:13:52
We're still figuring out some stuff to water agency, lots of stuff going, but it might be a little bit boring, right? To mention 03:13:56
some of this stuff. But what might be interesting, the murals going well, I don't know if Councilmember Hernandez wants to say any 03:14:01
a little bit more. 03:14:06
But yeah, it's it's, I'm, I'm excited for the mural. I think it's going to be really, really nice and. 03:14:13
I don't even know what it's gonna look like, but I know it's gonna be good, you know? That's all I know. 03:14:19
Thank you, Councilmember Gama, every Saturday. 03:14:25
Wind, rain, fog. 03:14:28
We're doing our Winami Beach cleanup. We got the buckets. We got the sticks. So if you're looking to do some Wellness for Wyoming 03:14:32
Beach, come on down and join us. 03:14:36
We meet at 8:30 AM at the. 03:14:40
Memorial. 03:14:46
My switch keeps going off. 03:14:48
Councilman Hernandez, thank you Mayor. This Thursday I will be attending the. 03:14:51
Groundbreaking not the groundbreaking. The blue ribbon. The ribbon cutting for. 03:14:59
Yeah, I guess we're all getting punchy for Grocery Outlet at 10:00 AM. I'm going to have to break away from the 32nd Annual Water 03:15:04
Symposium I'll be attending also on Thursday to do that. 03:15:09
It starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 1:30 and be representing the city at that. 03:15:14
Symposium and thank you for. 03:15:21
Umm, for the? 03:15:25
Complimentary admission to that. I'm glad we don't have to pay $300.00 for me to did. 03:15:27
To attend that. 03:15:32
That's five hours of talking about water. 03:15:35
I know you don't like water. I like water. 03:15:38
You don't have to worry about water anymore. 03:15:42
Last week I attended the SCAG Southern California Association of Governments Transportation Committee, which I'm a member, and the 03:15:47
two takeaways were one is they are announcing. 03:15:53
The release of the California Active Transportation Program guidelines for 2025. 03:16:00
That means there's grant money available. Unfortunately, it's grants are due April 30th, but there'll be another round of grants 03:16:06
next year. 03:16:10
And just put your thinking caps on and to continue the conversations that we've had around some of these items. 03:16:15
Infrastructure projects can be funded. That's capital improvement projects. 03:16:21
Planning for bicycle pedestrians safe routes to school. 03:16:26
If we want to get a plan done, we can apply for funds to have somebody come in and tell us how to have safe travel routes in our 03:16:31
city. 03:16:36
There's non infrastructure projects that could be funded infrastructure projects with non infrastructure components. 03:16:41
Quick build projects like artistic sidewalks and other traffic calming measures. 03:16:47
The other fun thing that I heard at this presentation is how many of you remember the Jetsons? 03:16:54
I know, OK, I know Rich did. OK, we were dating ourselves. But, you know, we might be able to see that in our lifetime. Be we 03:17:00
heard a fascinating presentation about unmanned aerial vehicles that will transport people for short term. 03:17:08
Short term trips in Los Angeles, It's actually going to happen there. We're working on it. This Southern California Association of 03:17:18
Governments is actually working on all the things that have to be thought of. 03:17:23
Umm in working with the FAA and implementing these? 03:17:29
Unmanned. 03:17:34
Vehicles that will transport both people and cargo, so um. 03:17:36
I think that's to come. So we'll hear more about that has the committee work Consentios and then the mural committee. We had a 03:17:41
great couple of meetings actually meeting with the artist who the three art top three artists who were selected to provide 03:17:47
renderings of the vision that we we provided to them. 03:17:53
They're going to go back now and do several renditions of of. 03:17:59
Capturing hopefully the the ideas that we provided to them through the committee and other members who participated in the 03:18:04
process. 03:18:08
So we'll look forward to having those come back and then there'll be a selection process and everybody will get to see and kind of 03:18:13
on weigh in on. 03:18:17
The final product. So we're excited about that. 03:18:21
And I think that's all I have. Thank you. 03:18:24
Meerut Protem. 03:18:29
Thank you, Mayor. I have a lot of things going on with the committees that I participate in. 03:18:30
The Air Pollution Control Board just approved Councilmember Gammas. 03:18:37
Onto the APCD Advisory committee. 03:18:42
And so congratulations for that. 03:18:44
There is. There was also a hearing. 03:18:48
To approve the 2023 annual report for air toxins. 03:18:51
There was about 11 pages of locations throughout Ventura County. The city of Port Hueneme only had four. 03:18:56
In a naval base, Ventura County, the Air National Guard, Pack Foundries, and USA Gasoline and they were all under the levels 03:19:05
required to be reported, so that's good news. 03:19:11
So we should be getting this city should be getting that report. 03:19:18
For Gold Coast Transit, the board just approved a new fare structure. 03:19:22
Which is the first one since 2011. So they've been the same prices since 2011. So we just approved the new structure. 03:19:28
And GCTD wants everyone. This is a notice that they would like everyone to continue to keep in mind. Whenever you think about 03:19:37
planning any kind of event or any kind of work in your cities to please keep transit in mind. And I know we're we'll we'll be 03:19:44
having some work done. 03:19:51
Here on a Ventura road and do want to make sure that we communicate with the transit folks so they know, so they can keep on time 03:19:58
with their bus routes and all the other things that they have to do. 03:20:03
The Governance Museum Governance Committee will be meeting on this Friday. We are working continuously trying to get ourselves to 03:20:10
the point so we can reopen the museum. So work is continuing and we again will be meeting on this Friday to discuss a little more. 03:20:19
For VCTC, a couple of announcements a. 03:20:28
VCTC, which is the Ventura County transit. 03:20:33
Commission. They launched the emergency emergency shuttle service between Santa Paula. 03:20:38
And Ohio due to the closure of Hwy. 150 and so. 03:20:43
Some of the things that were happening, you had people in Santa Paula that would go 15 minutes, the 1:50 to take their kids to 03:20:49
drop off at school and what was happening, they were having to drive an hour around each way. 03:20:56
Because of the. 03:21:04
Of the closure of the 1:50. So VCTC launched the emergency shuttle and they'll be doing that until they come up with some 03:21:06
resolution for the closure of 150. 03:21:12
And finally just want to share. 03:21:19
April the 22nd Monday is Earth Day. 03:21:22
And in celebration of Earth Day, the Ventura County Transit. 03:21:26
Will be giving free bus rides, and there'll also be free Metrolink rides. 03:21:31
And so that's all I have. Thank you. 03:21:37
Thank you. I attended my committee meetings. There's nothing to really report out relevant to. 03:21:39
The city of Port Hueneme. But I do want to say congratulations to Port Winnie. Me. 03:21:45
PD Explorer Sergeant Tiffany Zavala for being named Explorer of the Year. 03:21:50
So they had that ceremony and it was a very nice ceremony and. 03:21:55
Apologize if anyone did not get the notification for that. I don't think it went out. 03:21:59
But congratulations to her, who's well deserved. She's um. 03:22:04
Great addition to the Explorers and puts in a lot of hours and she's going to be a great police officer one day. 03:22:08
Also, just wanted to make a little note of. 03:22:15
Working on creating a whining Lions Club charter, which is independent of any other and it's a community service organization to 03:22:19
help out with volunteerism, support community events and to just provide community service in any area that's needed in the city. 03:22:28
If anyone is interested in getting involved in that or wants to know what the Lions Club does, who we are and how they can help. 03:22:37
Get in touch with me and I'll let you know what that means. It's very little effort on your part. Just have a heart for community. 03:22:45
Have a heart for volunteerism. 03:22:49
And want to help make a difference in your city. 03:22:53
And that's all I have. 03:22:56
Thank you, Mayor. I knew I forgot something. I saw Tom fellow sitting out here in the audience and I just wanted to congratulate 03:23:00
him on being appointed commander for our local VFW. And I'm surprised to see you here because I thought you were celebrating your 03:23:06
anniversary. But I want to also say congratulations on your. 03:23:11
Marriage Your anniversary with a marriage to Marcy. 03:23:18
Again, thank you and congratulations and. 03:23:27
Keep up the good work. 03:23:29
Next, we'll move on to requests for future addenda items. I'd like to remind council members that all requested items will require 03:23:31
a motion, a second, and a majority vote per adopted council policies to be placed on a future agenda. Do any council members have 03:23:35
any agenda items? 03:23:39
Councilmember. 03:23:45
Council member Hernandez. 03:23:47
Mayor, pretend. 03:23:49
All right. No future agenda items. You guys are off the hook. 03:23:51
I want to thank everyone for attending tonight's meeting and I would like to adjourn this meeting at 8:24. 03:23:55
We're getting there. 03:24:06
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I'm going to. 00:00:00
Good evening. 00:00:04
Welcome to the closed session portion of the City Council meeting. I am calling this meeting to order. The time is 5:00 PM. 00:00:07
Madam Clerk, will you please take roll call? Councilmember Gama, Councilmember Hernandez. 00:00:14
My power's out on my. 00:00:22
We're good. 00:00:24
That we're back. I'm here still. 00:00:27
Here. Councilmember Martinez, present Mayor Pro Tem McQueen Lejeune here. 00:00:30
We will now hear public comments. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. Madam Clerk, does anyone have any public comment tonight? No 00:00:39
public comments for closed session. Thank you. Mr. City Attorney, Please read the closed session items into the record. 00:00:45
Absolutely. Mayor Perez, we have two items on closed session tonight. The first one is Conference regarding Public employee 00:00:51
performance evaluation for the City Attorney pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, subdivision B1. 00:00:57
The second item is conference with legal counsel regarding existing litigation. That case and Ventura County Superior Court number 00:01:03
is spelled out in the agenda. 00:01:07
Thank you. Do any Council members have any conflicts of interest to disclose for the listed closed session items on the agenda? 00:01:12
Hearing none, we will recess to closed session. The time is 5:01 PM. 00:01:20
I. 01:31:51
Good evening. 01:32:23
Welcome to the City Council regular meeting. I'm calling this meeting to order. The time is now 632. 01:32:25
Please stand and join me for the flag salute. 01:32:33
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. 01:32:42
Madam Clerk, will you please take roll call? Council Member Gama, Council Member Hernandez. 01:33:00
Here, Councilmember Martinez, present, Mayor Pro Tem McQueen Lashon here and Mayor Perez here. 01:33:06
Our inspiration tonight will be given by Council Member Hernandez. 01:33:12
Thank you, Mayor Perez. I just wanted to. 01:33:20
Share with all of you inspirational moment I had yesterday and that was the attending the free concert at the Ocean View Pavilion. 01:33:23
It was a Ventura County was Ventura County. 01:33:31
Orchestra Group, I believe was the correct name. It was funded through the Ventura County. 01:33:34
Office of Education, Office of Continuing Education. 01:33:39
And I couldn't believe the number of people who turned out for it and was mostly seniors. 01:33:43
And the beautiful thing about it, which to me was so inspirational, was the fact that George. 01:33:48
Did this a concert for our community for free? 01:33:54
George does a lot of things for free for our senior community, so this is all for the seniors. I want to extend a huge thanks out 01:33:57
to George for what he does for our seniors and for all of you to remember our senior community in our decisions that we make. And 01:34:03
when you see them out in the street, make sure you make them feel welcomed as a member of our community. Thank you, thank you and 01:34:09
well deserved. 01:34:15
We'll now move on to closed session report. Mr. City Attorney, please provide the closed session report. 01:34:22
Thank you, Mayor Perez. There is no legally reportable action taking place in closed session, however. 01:34:27
I did want to comment on the public employee performance evaluation for the city attorney, and while the rest of the council knows 01:34:33
and whatnot, I have tendered my resignation to the law firm of Green Departowski. 01:34:39
And I will no longer be serving as city attorney to this wonderful city. It's been an honor. It's been a privilege. But. 01:34:44
I have another opportunity that I am very eager to embark on, and part of the reason for the performance evaluation is Andre 01:34:52
Debornowski and John Smythe of the law firm are seated right down here. 01:34:58
And they will be taking over providing legal services to the city. 01:35:04
Thank you all so much. 01:35:08
Thank you. 01:35:09
Thank you, Kevin, and we appreciate your service to the city and we. 01:35:13
Wish you well in your next ever. 01:35:17
We will now hear public comments not pertaining to items on the agenda. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. This process will be 01:35:21
the same for comments pertaining to each agenda item. Madam Clerk, do we have any public comments? May we address the conflict of 01:35:26
interest? Oh yes, yes, yes. 01:35:32
Do any council have any conflicts of interest to disclose for any item? 01:35:47
Yes, I do. In regards to the second item on closed session, I live probably 992 feet away from the Surfside Motel. 01:35:52
And I need to be more than 1000 feet away to avoid any perceived or. 01:36:02
Property valuation game. 01:36:10
With whatever transpires in that litigation. So I recused myself. 01:36:13
OK. Anything further? Good, alright. 01:36:18
Any public comments, Madam Clerk? Yes, we have public comments. We'll be starting with Becky Bruning. 01:36:22
Good evening Mayor, Mayor, Pro Tem, Council staff. 01:36:36
An audience. I'm here representing Roca P Outdoors. 01:36:40
And on Sunday the 27th will be our family fish day at the end of the pier. 01:36:45
From 8:00 to 11:00. 01:36:52
You need more information, go to our website. 01:36:54
Broke up the outdoors org. 01:36:58
And I want to remind everybody that May. 01:37:01
19th is our dinner or surf and turf dinner. 01:37:04
And I do have tickets with me if you're interested. 01:37:11
They are going fast so I would get them if you want them. 01:37:16
Thank you. 01:37:20
Timothy. 01:37:22
Good evening, Mayor Perez, Mayor Pro Tem McQueen, Legion, esteemed council members, city staff, I'm providing an update on the Ray 01:37:31
Pruder Library in Port Hueneme. We continue to remain closed because of the damage that we sustained during the Christmas storms. 01:37:38
We anticipate reopening in July. However, there have been some delays that are being caused, you know, working through the 01:37:46
insurance company and the insurance claim process. So once the construction starts. 01:37:53
It should be a three to four month project. We are hopeful that we can be starting within before the end of the month. 01:38:01
So again, our anticipated reopening will be in July and our Friends of the Library will be working. 01:38:08
To have a reopening celebration, so stay tuned For more information about that thank you for your time, Thank you for your 01:38:14
support, Thank you. 01:38:18
Tom King, Mr. King has provided some documents that I'll provide to you later. If any member of the public wishes to see such 01:38:24
documents, you can please contact me. 01:38:29
Madam Mayor, Council members, staff, I'm here basically to represent those that are opposed to a proposed monument. 01:38:35
Over by the. 01:38:45
Area of Surfside and Market Street. 01:38:47
I've supplied 10 names so far. I have a total of 40, but that's all that I really wish to present tonight. 01:38:51
But the purpose of the petition is to oppose the proposed site location of the Bard monument at Winami Wharf and Flag Plaza 01:38:59
located at Surfside Drive and Market Street, and to urge the Port Hueneme City Council to vote no. 01:39:06
To this as the location site. 01:39:15
The Port Commission the 11 foot, 1000 LB. Monument of Richard Bart. The port wants the monument. 01:39:18
At that Plaza. 01:39:24
Total respect to the Bart family. 01:39:27
Certainly to the port and what they do for our community. 01:39:30
But there's a strong. 01:39:34
I'll say surge of support for those that are opposed to the placement of this. 01:39:38
Monument. 01:39:44
I also included in the handout. I don't know if you have it. 01:39:47
But the very last page of the presentation that was made on March 18th to the City Council. 01:39:50
Is the draft of the survey that. 01:39:57
The port. 01:40:02
Oxnard Harbor District wanted to present It's Only a draft. 01:40:04
But they've indicated that the name of the location that we're talking that I'm talking about. 01:40:09
Is Barnsworth and Flag Plaza. 01:40:16
I don't believe the city renamed that area. 01:40:19
I was going to name the 10 people that have signed this particular petition, so I'd like to do that and then yield. 01:40:24
Myself, Tom King. 01:40:34
Jessica Lamb, Tom Shannon, Gary Johnson. 01:40:36
Time Melton John I. 01:40:39
Elaine Smith, Randall Adams, Steve. 01:40:42
Boehm and Cheryl McMichael. 01:40:45
I've indicated in a transcript of those names. Also the preferred location site. 01:40:48
And I provided the contact information. 01:40:57
With our clerk. 01:41:00
Thank you. 01:41:02
We have one last public comment which was written. 01:41:04
Dear Can I just quickly respond? 01:41:08
So just a brief response. So tomorrow we have a joint meeting with the City Council and the port committee and we are expecting to 01:41:11
get an update on that And so there will be an update provided at that time. 01:41:16
Dear. 01:41:23
Could we provide the time and location of that meeting? 01:41:26
It is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16th, at 3:30 PM here in the Council Chamber. 01:41:31
OK, dear Port Wenemee City Council, My name is Jasmine Duran and I am the Advocacy and Community Impact Coordinator for Autism 01:41:37
Society, Ventura County's Advocacy Committee. Thank you for this proclamation that acknowledges Fair Housing Month. 01:41:44
At Autism Society of Ventura County, we're emphasizing the importance of fairness, inclusion and. 01:41:51
Justice and Housing. It's vital to remember that discussions on diversity, equity and inclusion DEI often missed a crucial group. 01:41:57
People with disabilities. 01:42:05
Disabilities don't shield anyone from poverty. In fact, many people with disabilities live in abject poverty and never graduate 01:42:06
out of poverty. 01:42:10
Not everyone fits into the group home setting that our local regional center offers, yet this is the most common option and offer 01:42:15
for people with developmental disabilities in Ventura County. 01:42:20
With at least 10,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in Ventura County, we need to ask. 01:42:27
How well are we housing them? What programs are there? Who is their advocate when housing is discussed? 01:42:33
Are there needs being considered? Are they being met? Are there needs being planned for? 01:42:38
It's time to focus on universal design and reserved housing set asides for people with developmental disabilities. While Port 01:42:43
Renee has been a champion for housing, it's important for our planning departments to note that being accessible means more than 01:42:49
just accommodating wheelchairs or physical access. 01:42:54
It's about making spaces comfortable and usable for everyone, or are universally designed. We hope to work together for a future 01:43:00
where everyone in our community has a place they can probably call home not just this month, but all year round. 01:43:07
Thank you for your time and attention Jasmine Duran, that concludes public comment. 01:43:14
Thank you. And we will now move on to the conflict of interest in Levine Act disclosures for the agenda. Do any council members 01:43:19
have any conflicts of interest to disclose for the anything on the agenda? 01:43:24
Seeing none, we'll move on to presentations. Our first presentation is the Fair Housing Month proclamation. 01:43:31
I'd like to call up DEI Committee Vice Chair Kathy Sullivan and Director of Government Affairs Rob Leatherwood of the Ventura 01:43:38
County Coastal Association of Realtors. 01:43:43
To accept a proclamation in honor of Fair Housing Month. 01:43:48
While they are making their way up, I will read the proclamation. 01:43:52
Unless somebody else wants to. 01:43:56
Fair Housing Month 2024, whereas the Fair Housing Act enacted on April 11th, 1968. 01:44:01
Enshrined into federal law the goal of eliminating racial segregation and ending housing discrimination in the United States. 01:44:08
And whereas the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination. 01:44:15
In housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability. 01:44:19
And commits recipients of federal funding to affirmatively further fair housing in their communities. 01:44:26
And whereas the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors and the Real Estate Fraud Advisory Team are committed to the 01:44:31
highlighting Fair Housing Act by continuing to address discrimination in our community by supporting programs that will educate 01:44:37
the public about the right to equal housing opportunities and by continuing partnerships efforts, partnership efforts with other 01:44:44
organizations to help assure everyone of their rights to fair housing. 01:44:50
And whereas the City of Port Hueneme is committed to the mission and intent of Congress to provide fair and equal housing 01:44:57
opportunities. 01:45:01
And whereas our social fabric, the economy, health and environment are strengthened in diverse, inclusive communities. 01:45:05
And whereas more than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, discrimination persists and many communities remain 01:45:12
segregated. 01:45:16
And whereas the Acts Acts of housing discrimination and barriers to equal housing opportunity are repugnant to a common sense of 01:45:21
decency and fairness. 01:45:25
And whereas the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics commits all Realtors to provide equal professional services 01:45:30
without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familiar status, handicapped sexual orientation, gender identity, or 01:45:35
national origin. 01:45:40
Now, therefore, the City Council of the City of Port Hueneme, CA. 01:45:46
Does hair. 01:45:50
Excuse Me does hereby proclaim April 2024 as Fair Housing Month and begins a year long commemoration of the Fair Housing Act in 01:45:52
the City of Port Hueneme and urges all citizens to wholeheartedly recognize the celebration throughout the year. 01:46:00
Good evening, ev