Councilmembers consider a new Parks Master Plan and will decide whether to declare the land surrounding the Sports Arena as surplus land. Also on the docket are items considering small business grants and a property management agreement for locations including 101 Ash Street.
From the Office of Council President Campbell
Councilmembers will enter the Closed Session shortly after 9 a.m. to address the Agenda. They will convene at approximately 11 a.m. to address the Open Session Agenda.
19 items fill the Consent Agenda which includes an extension of the State of Emergency due to COVID-19 and appointments to the Balboa Park Committee. One item addresses an amendment to the temporary rules of Council which would restore regular City Council Meetings to be conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Councilmembers will consider five ceremonial proclamations including National Non-Profit Day, City of San Diego Employee Appreciation Month, Dystonia Awareness Month and Warwick’s Day, which highlights a La Jolla bookstore which has been open for 125 years. Also listed is Johnny Swanson Day, to honor a San Diego resident who organized weekly food distributions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On to the Discussion Agenda:
Item S504 - Declare 48.5 Acres of City-Owned Real Property at 3500, 3250, 3220 and 3240 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, “Surplus Land” Pursuant to California Government Code Sections 54220-54234 Subject to a Development Condition Requiring Renovation or Replacement of the Existing Sports Arena – California’s Surplus Land Act and guidelines from the CA Dept. of Housing and Community Development (HCD) require that the City Council declare properties as “surplus land” before sale or lease. After the declaration, the City must post a notice of availability of the land for sale or lease and then enter good faith negotiations on the terms of the sale or lease.
Item S511 - Resolution to Approve Contract with San Diego Foundation and related expenditure of $10 Million in the General Fund to Direct Grants for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Hardest-Hit by COVID-19 Pandemic – This resolution authorizes the City of San Diego (City) to expend $10,000,000 in the General Fund to support the businesses and nonprofits in the industries hardest hit by the pandemic and historically underinvested communities in their ability to sustain operations, retain employees, and address other impacts caused by COVID-19. This resolution also authorizes the City to enter into contract negotiations and take all necessary actions to administer and expend these funds.
Item S512 - Property Management Agreement between Meissner Jacquet Real Estate Management Group, Incorporated and the City of San Diego for the Management of 1200 Third Avenue, 201 A Street and 101 Ash Street, San Diego, CA - This is a request to approve the Property Management Agreement between Meissner Jacquet Real Estate Management Group, Inc. and the City of San Diego for an initial term of three years and two single year renewal options. These were the terms of the request for proposal issued by City to manage properties located at 1200 Third Avenue, 201 A Street and 101 Ash Street.
Item 330 - Parks for All of Us – City’s Parks Master Plan, General Plan Recreation Element Amendment, Park Development Impact Fee, and Chollas Creek Regional Park Designation, and Addendum to the General Plan Program Environmental Impact Report – The Parks for all of Us initiative includes the City of San Diego Parks Master Plan and an amendment to the General Plan Recreation Element. It also includes, an updated Citywide Park Development Impact Fee to replace all current community planning area–based park impact fees to enable the delivery of more parks faster, as well as the designation of the Chollas Creek Watershed as a Regional Park. The Park’s Master Plan identifies inequities in the way the current system of parks funding and creates a new system that prioritizes the greatest needs.
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