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City Council

The People's Business - September 14, 2021

Three committee meetings will satisfy the needs of the those who have been yearning for legislative discussion over the recess.   The ATI Committee will hear information on a draft administrative agreement with SDG&E.  The LU & H Committee hears a presentation on 'Spaces As Places' options and a report on innovative ways to use City-owned land to scale equitable housing development and lower the cost of building.

From the Office of Council President Jennifer Campbell Campbell


Budget and Government Accountability Committee – September 15, 2021 – 9 a.m.


Councilmember Chris Cate chairs the Budget and Government Accountability Committee meeting with five items on the agenda.


Item 1 - Approval of the First Amendment to the Agreement between the City of San Diego and Revelation Software Concepts for Rev-Trac software licensing, maintenance, and support


Item 2 - Extension of the Ontario Systems contract for maintenance and support of the Revenue Plus Collector System used for Citywide debt collection.


Item 3 - Approval of CALNET Next Generation Cooperative Procurement Contracts for Data Networks and Communications Services (“DNCS”), known as “CALNET Next Generation” or “CALNET NextGen”


Item 4 - Authorization via ordinance to extend the Letter of Credit(“LOC”), retain Note Counsel and the continued administration of City’s Lease Revenue Commercial Paper Notes Program


Item 5 – FY 2023 Budget Development and FY 2022 Budget Monitoring Key Dates – The draft FY 2023 Budget Development and FY 2022 Budget Monitoring calendar are prepared with input from the Office of the Independent Budget Analyst, the Department of Finance, Engineering and Capital Projects, Public Utilities, Human Resources, the Budget and Government Efficiency Committee Consultant, the Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Consultant, and the Director of Legislative Affairs.  The Key Dates include planned release dates of budget related reports for both the operating and Capital Improvements Program budgets, and their corresponding presentations to Council committees and to the full City Council.


Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – September 15, 2021 – 2 p.m.

Four items fill the agenda of the Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chaired by Councilmember Marni Von Wilpert.


Item 1 - Reimbursement Agreement (Agreement) between the City of San Diego and Tri Pointe Homes IE-SD, Inc. for Project No. a portion of T-9.2 Otay Mesa Road, and a portion of T-35 Traffic Signals in the Otay Mesa community


Item 2 - Amendment to the Municipal Code and Council Policies for Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and Infrastructure Process Improvements and Streamlining


Street Paving

Item 3 - Proposed updates to the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Prioritization Policy - This informational item provides Council with recommended updates to Council Policy 800-14 for Prioritizing CIP Projects. 




  1. Employing the Asset Management Planning system to identify requirements based on calculated risk assessments and operational strategies
  2. Focusing community and Council input on equity, including the Climate Equity Index
  3. Incorporating the Five-Year Capital Infrastructure Planning Outlook to better manage project ranking d. Refining evaluation for Sustainability
  4. Creating a Storm Water and Flood Control asset category (which includes Green Infrastructure) and updating the project scoring factors accordingly


SDGE LogoItem 4 - Administrative Memorandum of Understanding with San Diego Gas & Electric pertaining to the Gas and Electric Franchises - Per the terms of the Gas and Electric Franchise agreements awarded to San Diego Gas & Electric, the City of San Diego and SDG&E have jointly developed an Administrative Memorandum of Understanding to further guide and define the administrative practices, permitting processes and requirements for SDG&E within the City public rights-of-way while exercising its Franchise rights.  The Administrative MOU provides guidance and criteria on project categories and processes; timelines and data-sharing expectations for SDG&E projects and facilities; and general coordination of city infrastructure projects and activities.


Land Use and Housing Committee Meeting – September 16, 2021 – 12:00 p.m.


Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn chairs the Land Use and Housing Committee which has six items on the agenda.


Item 1 – Second Amendment to Lease Agreement with The Mingei International Museum of Folk Art, a California non-profit, public benefit corporation, for a portion of the City-owned property located at 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, commonly known as the House of Charm


Item 2 – Ordinance Amending Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 9 of the Municipal Code Relating to Leases for Telecommunications Facilities Using Wireless Technology


Item 3 – Declare 2.041 acres of City-owned real property on San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA “exempt surplus land” pursuant to California Government Code section 54221(f)(1)(D-E) and authorize the sale of the property to The Board of Trustees of the California State University, the State of California acting it its higher education capacity on behalf of San Diego State University



TOBOItem 4 – Spaces As Places - San Diego Municipal Code Amendment, Exclusive Use Fee, and Spaces As Places Design Manual - Spaces as Places is the City of San Diego’s proposed program to transition temporary outdoor spaces, which were allowed to replace indoor capacity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which significantly restricted indoor operations, to permanent places that safely bring people together to dine, play and gather. The Spaces as Places program will offer a menu of options to allow for the creation of a variety of quality outdoor places for dining, walking, biking, public artwork, and other enjoyable public interaction for the post-pandemic world.



housing-commission_logoItem 5 - City of San Diego Affordable Housing Fund Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report - The City of San Diego Affordable Housing Fund FY 2021 Annual Report covers the period of July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, which reflects the Fiscal Year of the City of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission. 

• Revenue collections and investments;

• Performance in meeting the goals of the previous year’s Affordable Housing Fund Annual Plan;

• Information regarding the number and types of units assisted; • Rents and sales prices of units assisted; and

• The amount of other funds leveraged.


City Owned Property

Item 6 - The Committee will receive a report on innovative ideas to leverage City owned land to scale equitable housing development, lower production costs, and meet the City's housing goals - The City owns over 1,600 properties, totaling over 120,000 acres. Properties range in size from large tracts of open space to tiny remnant parcels. This presentation will review a strategy for leveraging City owned properties to scale housing development and reach the goal of building 13,500 new homes per year.




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