ON THE AGENDA Here are some of...

ON THE AGENDA

Here are some of the issues the council will consider Tuesday.

NIGHTCLUB APPEAL

The council will consider an appeal of the Planning Commission's

denial of a request to operate a nightclub with live entertainment

and dancing between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. at Josh Slocum's Dinner and

Supper Club at 2601 W. Coast Highway.

This issue first came before the council on June 22. A decision

was postponed until July 13, but the appellant, Random Interactive,

Inc., asked for more time to explore options in addressing traffic

and parking-related concerns and to review a list of calls for

service compiled by the Police Department.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The council may postpone any decision because Random Interactive

representatives will present a study on traffic and parking issues at

the meeting, and staff will not have had the opportunity to evaluate

this information. If the council does make a decision, staff members

are recommending denial because the appellant has not provided any

more information demonstrating adequate reasons for overturning the

Planning Commission's action.

SMOKING ON PIERS AND BEACHES

The council will consider approving a no-smoking law for public

piers, wharfs, floats, beaches and some other public areas.

On Aug. 3, the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission confirmed

their unanimous position of no smoking at these areas. The commission

asked staff members to research more attractive trash receptacles for

cigarette butts and to identify specific locations to place them

before the matter came before the council.

The council will also consider approving a budget amendment for

$19,000 to provide for the purchase, installation and maintenance of

these receptacles.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Staff is recommending approval of the ordinance and the budget

amendment.

RECOVERY HOME ZONING

The council will decide whether to adopt zoning code amendments to

more tightly restrict drug- and alcohol-recovery homes. Residents

have complained that the homes threaten the character of their

neighborhoods and have asked for more regulations on the homes.

The council last month voted to approve new restrictions that

included requiring the recovery homes to apply for new Federal

Exception Permits that would be granted by the Planning Commission,

but the ordinance has been modified several times and is now being

introduced for a first reading in its updated form.

WHAT TO EXPECT

After hearing concerns of those who operate recovery homes and

crafting amendment language, the council is likely to approve the

ordinance.

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