Councilwoman Elizabeth Schneider absent*
Members of the public are allowed three minutes each to comment on issues not on the meeting agenda. The time may be shortened or lengthened at the discretion of the council.
The hotel owner has been advised that the city interpreted the CUP to mean that only registered hotel guests could use the rooftop deck and bar and if others were found using it, a citation would be issued, City Manager Ken Frank said.
Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly said that the Arts Commission had delayed a Brooks Street art project until completion of street work that would dictate the parameters of a competition.
Kinsman also said she and Egly will be taking a tour of the sewage tunnel under South Laguna in their role as council subcommittee to the water district.
“She probably should have been named Woman of the Decade,” Iseman said.
Consent calendar items get approved in one motion unless a member of the council, staff or public “pull” the item, which then requires opening it for public comment and a separate vote.
Approved without comment:
Pulled for discussion:
EATERY SMOKING BAN 4-0
A ban on smoking in outdoor areas of restaurants was unanimously approved on the second reading of a proposed ordinance amendment.
HELP WANTED 4-0
Residents of Laguna Terrace Park asked for a council resolution to ensure that the property will continue to operate as a mobile home park.
The council directed the city manager and attorney to report on regulations and policies that support the continuation.
WASTEWATER CITY REP APPOINTED 4-0
The City Council appointed Egly to serve as the city’s alternate representative to the South Orange County Wastewater Authority, from which Councilwoman Elizabeth Schneider has resigned.
CITY GRANT SUB-COMMITTEE 4-0
Egly and Kinsman were appointed for the third year in a row to review requests from local organizations for city council grants and to make recommendations to the council for deliberation at the Tuesday (June 19) budget hearing.
No action was reported taken at the closed session, which is required by the state’s Brown Act
The council will meet next at 4 p.m., Tuesday. Tentative agenda:
*Adoption of the 2007-08 budget
*Homeless Task Force recommendations
*Councilman Kelly Boyd’s request for reconsideration of South Laguna easements
*Formation of a sub-committee to study traffic congestion on Laguna Canyon Road at Anneliese’s School, requested by Iseman
*Community/Senior Center design review
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