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City Council

The People's Business - July 20, 2021

This week’s committee meetings discuss an agreement on Budget Principles between the Mayor and City Council among other items.  Meanwhile, Councilmembers will also consider a surplus land designation at the Sports Arena site.   The Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Meeting is adjourned this week.

From the Office of Council President Jennifer Campbell  Campbell


Budget and Government Efficiency Committee Meeting – Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – 9 a.m.

Committee Chair Chris Cate leads the meeting with four items on the Committee Meeting Agenda.

Item 1 – Proposed FY 2022 Statement of Budgetary Principles - The Statement of Budgetary Principles was first put into place in FY 2008 to address issues of budgetary authority and to provide a means to communicate budget changes between the Executive and Legislative branches following budget adoption each year.  The Principles represent an annual agreement between the City Council and the Mayor.  The Independent Budget Analyst recommends that this practice continues in FY 2022.


Fire TruckItem 2 – Combined Appropriation Authorization for $148 million - Various General Fund Supported Priority Capital Needs - The City has high priority capital projects and public safety and environmental services capital needs in the near term.  City Staff request City Council authorization to identify financing proceeds from Note and/or Bond offerings to ensure the timely delivery of the purchases.  These purchases include fire engines, public safety radio modernization and other Capital Improvement programs.


Item 3 – Cooperative Procurement Contract with Velocity Truck Centers for Crane Carrier Class 4-8 Chassis with Related Equipment, Accessories, and Services

Item 4 - Cooperative Procurement Contract with Velocity Truck Centers for Autocar Truck/Autocar Industries Class 4-8 Chassis with Related Equipment, Accessories, and Services




Land Use and Housing Committee Meeting – Friday July 23, 2021 – 9 a.m.

Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn chairs the LU & H meeting seven items on the Committee Meeting Agenda.


SD High SchoolItem 4 – San Diego High School and Balboa Stadium 99-Year Ground Lease with San Diego Unified School District at 1405 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 - The City of San Diego owns property at 1405 Park Blvd within Balboa Park.  San Diego High School has been located on the Property since the 1880’s.  The current lease was negotiated in 1974 and expires on June 30, 2024.  San Diego Unified School District wants a new lease with the City and anticipates spending some $30 million in maintenance and upgrades to the property over the term of a new 99-year lease.



Sports ArenaItem 5 – 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 7 – Informational Update: City of San Diego Community Action Plan on Homelessness Progress-at-a-Glance and System Performance Dashboards and Related Homelessness Initiatives - The Community Action Plan is a comprehensive, 10-year plan that builds on recent progress, lays out short-term achievable goals and serves as a guide for long-term success in addressing homelessness.  The Progress-at-a-Glance Dashboards, available to the public on the Housing Commission’s website, report on progress toward the plan’s goals.


Other items:

Item 1 – Accept a donation in the form of a non-exclusive access easement from the 4S Ranch Master Association (APN 312-281-04) in the Black Mountain Ranch area of San Diego


Item 2 – Second Amendment to Agreement with C&S Engineers, Inc (H166649) for Airport Master Plan Studies for Montgomery – Gibbs Executive and Brown Field Airports


Item 3 – Declare the Mission Gorge Pump Sewer Station at 8810 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA a portion of APN 383-080-03, a portion of APN 383-080-04, and APN 383-080-05) “exempt surplus land” in accordance with California Government Code section 54221(f)(1)(D), contingent upon Council’s future discretionary approval of a sale of the property to East County Advanced Water Purification Joint Powers Authority


Item 6 – Property Management Agreement Between Meissner Jacquet Real Estate Management Group, Inc and the COSD for the Management of 1200 Third Avenue, 201 A Street and 101 Ash Street



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