Pilot Hybrid Meeting Format
City Council meetings are currently being held in a pilot hybrid format, by virtual teleconference as well as in-person. Teleconference login information for observing a virtual meeting is available in each specific meeting agenda.
How to Observe and/or Participate and Provide Public Comment at a Meeting
Attend In-Person: Petaluma City Council Chamber located at 11 English Street, Petaluma, CA. Please fill out a speaker card for each item you wish to speak on, and place in the speaker card box next to the City Clerk. At this time, the City is temporarily suspending virtual participation by Zoom at Council meetings and will re-evaluate at a future date. Observe Virtually via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84095806624 Observe via Telephone: One tap mobile: 16694449171,,84095806624# or dial 1 (669) 444-9171 Meeting ID: 840 9580 6624 Watch on TV: Comcast channel 28, U-Verse channel 099
Submit written public comment: e-mail comments to [email protected] or submit your comment online through the agenda portal. Comments that are received at least two hours prior to the meeting, will be distributed to the Mayor and City Councilmembers and placed on the City's website as part of the agenda packet for the meeting. Comments received after the cutoff time will be posted online and made part of the record the next business day.
Closed Captioning/Live Transcription
This meeting will be transcribed live via the Zoom platform. In-person attendees will be able to see the transcription at the bottom of the screens in the Council Chamber and City Hall. Zoom attendees with a Zoom version 5.0.2 or higher will be able to see the transcription at the bottom of their personal zoom screen. Learn more at https://support.zoom.us/.
The Mayor has the authority to rule any speaker out of order, including speakers during the General Public Comment period, if the subject raised is not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council, or during a public hearing or a general business item if the speaker is not presenting testimony or evidence relevant to the matter or if the speaker becomes disruptive to the proceedings and conduct of the meeting. The Mayor also has the authority to order any person who willfully interrupts the meeting to be removed. All persons are expected to conduct themselves with civility and courtesy at all times. All persons giving comments shall speak directly to the Council and address issues, not individuals. Personal attacks, cursing and outbursts from the audience in support or opposition to a speaker are not tolerated in order to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome to speak.
Animals in Council Chamber
No animals shall be allowed at or brought in to a public meeting by any person except (i) as to members of the public or City staff utilizing the assistance of a service animal, which is defined as a guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, or (ii) as to police officers utilizing the assistance of a dog(s) in law enforcement duties.
CLOSED SESSION - 5:00 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER
CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS
Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.8
Property: City-Owned Fairgrounds Property (APN 007-031-004, 175 Fairgrounds Drive; and 007-031-005, 866 E Washington)
Agency Negotiator: Peggy Flynn, City Manager
Negotiating Parties: Fourth District Agricultural Association
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957
Title: City Clerk
PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS Prior to adjournment into Closed Session, the public may speak up to three minutes on items to be addressed in Closed Session.
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
REGULAR SESSION - 6:30 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MOMENT OF SILENCE
AGENDA CHANGES AND DELETIONS (TO CURRENT AGENDA ONLY)
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT During General Public Comment, the public is invited to make comments on items of public interest that are within the City Council’s subject matter jurisdiction and that are not listed on the current agenda. Public comments are limited up to three minutes per person. Depending on the number of persons wishing to address the Council, time will be allocated in equal shares totaling no more than twenty minutes, subject to the Council’s discretion (Cal. Gov’t. Code §54954.3(a), Petaluma City Council Rules, Policies and Procedures, III).
Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Grant an Easement to Pacific Gas & Electric Company at 555 N. McDowell Blvd. Allowing Construction, Maintenance, and Access to “To-The-Meter” Infrastructure Needed to Support Battery-Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure (APN 007-391-039)
Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Switchgear and Busway, Infrastructure to Support Transit Fleet Electrification, through Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Documents Necessary to Complete the Purchase
Resolution Ratifying the Memoranda of Understanding, Effective July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2026, Reached by the Duly Authorized Representatives of the City of Petaluma and the Peace Officers’ Association of Petaluma, Unit 6
Adoption (Second Reading) of Ordinance No. 2865 N.C.S. Amending Chapter 5 of the Petaluma Implementing Zoning Ordinance to Add Section 5.060 Establishing a Senior Mobilehome Overlay District and a Zoning Map Amendment to Additionally Zone Five Existing Self-Designated Senior Mobilehome Parks as Senior Mobilehome Park Overlay District Located at 300 Stony Point Rd., 901 N. McDowell Blvd., 911 N. McDowell Blvd., 576 N. McDowell Blvd., and 750 Wood Sorrel Dr.; APNs: 007-422-042, 048-080-0023, 007-401-013, 048-080-024, 007-401-004, 149-030-003, and 137-061-024
Resolution Approving the Concept Plan for a Skatepark at Lucchesi Park and Authorizing the City Manager to Amend the City's Professional Service Agreement with Grindline Skateparks, Inc. for Plans, Specifications, and Estimates of the Skatepark at Lucchesi Park
Resolution Declaring a Vacancy of the Planning Commission and Appointing a Qualified Person to Fill Such Vacancy for the Unexpired Term, Pursuant to Petaluma Municipal Code Section 2.08.040 – PUBLISHED 10/12/23
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (707) 778-4360 (voice) or (707) 778-4480 (TDD). Translators, American Sign Language interpreters, and/or assistive listening devices for individuals with hearing disabilities will be available upon request. A minimum of 48 hours is needed to ensure the availability of translation services. In consideration of those with multiple chemical sensitivities or other environmental illness, it is requested that you refrain from wearing scented products.
The City Clerk hereby certifies that this agenda has been posted in accordance with the requirements of the Government Code.
In accordance with Government Code §54957.5, any materials of public record relating to an agenda item for a regular meeting of the City Council that are provided to a majority of the members less than 72 hours before the meeting will be made available immediately online as part of the agenda packet on the City website at www.cityofpetaluma.org/meetings and at the City Clerk’s Office, 11 English Street, during normal business hours. Materials of public record that are distributed during the meeting shall be made available for public inspection at the meeting if prepared by the City or a member of its legislative/advisory body, or the next business day after the meeting if prepared by some other person.