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City Council Agenda

BAKERSFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Council Chambers, City Hall, 1501 Truxtun Avenue Regular Meeting 5:15 PM

REGULAR MEETING - 5:15 PM

1. ROLL CALL

2. INVOCATION

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. PRESENTATIONS

a. Proclamation to KC the Bull and Kern County Fair Chief Executive Officer, Mike Olcott, declaring September 18-29, 2019 as Kern County Fair Days.

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b. Proclamation to Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of Links for Life, declaring Paint the Town Pink Month in Bakersfield during October 2019.

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c. Proclamation to Diane P. Martinez and Team Isaac, declaring Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Bakersfield during September 2019.

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5. PUBLIC STATEMENTS

6. WORKSHOPS

a. Regional Branding Initiative Implementation Staff recommends the City Council adopt the new brand for the City of Bakersfield. b. Update on City

Efforts to Address Homelessness Direct staff to move forward with items one, two, three and four.
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7. APPOINTMENTS

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8. CONSENT CALENDAR Staff recommends adoption of Consent Calendar items.

Minutes:

a. Approval of the minutes of the August 14, 2019, Regular City Council Meetings.

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Payments:

b. Receive and file department payments from August 2, 2019, to August 29, 2019, in the amount of 45,341,933.68; Self Insurance payments from August

2, 2019, to August 29, 2019, in the amount of 587,251.84; totaling 45,929,185.52.
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Ordinances:

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c. First Reading of Ordinance Amending Sections 2.60.030 and 2.60.050 of the Bakersfield Municipal Code relating to the Bakersfield Youth Commission.

Tagged Passions:ordinance, boards and commissions, and youth

d. First Reading of Ordinance Amending Section 12.56.055 of the Bakersfield Municipal Code relating to Expulsion from City Facilities.

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e. First Reading of the following ordinances relating to dogs:

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1. Amending Chapter 6.04 relating to the public animal shelter and dog licenses

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2. Adding Chapter 6.06 relating to Kennels f. Accessory Dwelling Units

1. Adoption of Ordinance amending Section 17.04.539 and 17.65 of the Bakersfield Municipal Code relating to Accessory Dwelling Units. (FR 8/14/19)

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2. Adoption of Ordinance amending Section 17.58.110 of the Bakersfield Municipal Code relating to Accessory Dwelling Units. (FR 8/14/19)

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Resolutions:

g. Resolution confirming approval by the City Manager designee of the Chief Code Enforcement Officer s report regarding assessments of certain

properties in the City for which structures have been secured against entry or for the abatement of certain weeds, debris and waste matter and authorizing collection of the assessments by the Kern County Tax Collector.
Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, abatement, administrator, manager, and codes enforcement

h. Resolution calling for the Primary Municipal Election for the Office of Mayor and requesting consolidation with the County of Kern for the

Statewide Direct Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Tagged Passions:voting and election

Ward 1 i. Resolutions ratifying submission of applications for funding the Rehabilitate North Apron Pavement, Sections A and C Design project for the

Bakersfield Municipal Airport under Airport Improvement Program Project No. 3-06-0323-022- 2019:
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1. Resolution ratifying the submission of an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for funding and

authorizing the City
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Manager or his designee to execute all necessary documents.

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2. Resolution ratifying the submission of an application to the California Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics for funding and

authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary documents.
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j. Resolution determining that Sulfa Treat, an absorbent media for removing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from digester gas, cannot be reasonably obtained

through the usual bidding procedures and authorizing the Finance Director to dispense with bidding thereof for a period of one year, not to exceed the budgeted amount of 150,000.
Tagged Passions:finance, budget, and procedure

Ward 7 k. Resolution determining that Structure Cast precast concrete wall planks cannot be reasonably obtained through the usual bidding procedures

and authorizing the Finance Director to dispense with bidding thereof, not to exceed 50,000.
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l. Licensing of Microsoft software:

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1. Resolution dispensing with formal bidding procedure in the purchase of Microsoft software licensing and authorizing the use of cooperative

procurement contracts not to exceed 1,200,000
Tagged Passions:contract, procedure, purchasing, information technology, and Information Technology

2. Agreement with Software One Inc. (not to exceed 1,200,000 for a three year term), to provide licensing for use of Microsoft software.

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Ward 6 m. Emergency repair of sewer lift station on McCutchen Road, just east of Gosford Road.

Tagged Passions:sewer, streets, utility, Utility, and emergency

1. Resolution dispensing with bidding procedures due to emergency repair of sewer lift station on McCutchen Road, just east of Gosford Road, and

authorizing Rain for Rent and W.M. Lyles to perform necessary repairs, Not to Exceed 75,000.
Tagged Passions:sewer, streets, utility, Utility, procedure, and emergency

2. Appropriate 75,000 Sewer Enterprise Fund balance to the Public Works Department s Capital Improvement Budget.

Tagged Passions:sewer, budget, utility, capital spending, Utility, Capital Spending, Public Works, and public works

Ward 7 n. Sewer connection fee assessment for 5505 Gwendolyn Street:

Tagged Passions:sewer, streets, utility, and Utility

1. Resolution confirming assessments for sewer connection fee and authorizing the collection of assessment by the Kern County Tax Collector.

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2. Agreement with Octaviano Marroquin Deaquino and Tzivia Gallegos Garcia, 5505 Gwendolyn Street, to pay the sewer connection fee through the Kern

County Tax Collector.
Tagged Passions:sewer, streets, taxes, Taxes, utility, and Utility

Ward 3 o. Sewer connection fee and construction cost assessments for 7709 Hooper Avenue:

Tagged Passions:construction, sewer, utility, and Utility

1. Resolution confirming the assessment for the sewer connection fee and construction cost and authorizing the collection of assessments by the Kern

County Tax Collector.
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2. Agreement with Steven J. Goad, Trustee, and James Goad, 7709 Hooper Avenue, to pay the sewer connection fee and construction cost through the Kern

County Tax Collector.
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Ward(s) 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 p. Resolutions to add the following territories to the Consolidated Maintenance District and approving, confirming, and

adopting the Public Works Director s Report for each:
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1. Area 2-73 (6901 Ming Avenue) Ward 5 2. Area 2-74 (4012 White Lane) Ward 6 3. Area 2-75 (Tract 7354 w/o Highgate Park Boulevard

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s/o Ming Avenue) Ward 5 4. Area 4-195 (424 24th Street) Ward 2 5. Area 4-196 (1206 Oregon Street) Ward 2 6. Area 4-197 (329 S. King Street) Ward 1 7.

Area 1-122 (Tract 6419 SWC of Etchart Road and
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Quail Creek Road) - Ward 3 Ward(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 q. Resolutions of Intention (ROI) to add the following areas to

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the Consolidated Maintenance District and preliminarily approving, confirming, and adopting the Public Works Director s Report for each:

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1. ROI No. 2011 adding Area 1-123 (2902 Mosasco Street) Ward 4

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2. ROI No. 2012 adding Area 1-124 (2818 2826 Mosasco Street) Ward 4

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3. ROI No. 2013 adding Area 4-198 (901 E. Truxtun Avenue) Ward 2

4. ROI No. 2014 adding Area 5-100 (104 E. White Lane) Ward 1

5. ROI No. 2015 adding Area 1-125 (7530 Rosedale Highway) Ward 3

6. ROI No. 2016 adding Area 2-76 (5801 Sundale Avenue) Ward 6

7. ROI No. 2017 adding Area 4-199 (140 Columbus Street) Ward 3

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8. ROI No. 2018 adding Area 4-200 (809 P Street) Ward 1

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9. ROI No. 2019 adding Area 4-201(1332 K Street) Ward 2

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10. ROI No. 2020 adding Area 3-113 (4901 Poppyseed

Street) Ward 6

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r. New Job Specifications and Change to Salary Schedule:

1. Amendment No. 6 to Resolution No. 063-18 approving Memorandum of Understanding for employees of the Blue and White Collar Units and adopting

salary schedule and related benefits for Technology Systems Technician I/II, Technology Systems Analyst I/II, Technology Systems Engineer I/II
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2. New Job Specifications: Technology Systems Technician I/II 25111, Technology Systems Analyst I/II 25101, Technology Systems Engineer I/II 25131

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3. Amendment No. 10 to Resolution No. 064-18 setting salaries and related benefits for officers and employees of the General Supervisory, Police

Supervisory, and Management Units for Technology Systems Supervisor
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4. New Job Specification: Technology Systems Supervisor 57161

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Agreements:

s. Agreement with Tyler Technology Inc. ( 63,854) for the purchase of Advance Scheduling software to be used by Bakersfield Police Department.

Tagged Passions:public safety, purchasing, Technology, technology, information technology, and Information Technology

Ward 3 t. License Agreement with CVIN LLC. to place a fiber optic telecommunication line over the Carrier Canal.

Tagged Passions:Telecommunications, telecommunications, watershed, and license

u. Consultant agreements to provide on-call engineering services for the Water Resources Department for Fiscal Years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021:

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1. Agreement with Meyer Civil Engineering, Inc. (not to exceed 100,000).

2. Agreement with Provost and Pritchard Consulting Group, Inc. (not to exceed 100,000).

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3. Agreement with Quad Knopf, Inc. (not to exceed 100,000).

Ward 7 v. Final Map and Maintenance Agreement with Summit Capital Ventures, Inc. and John Balfanz Homes, Inc. for Tract Map 6369, Phase 1 located at

Hughes Lane and McKee Road.
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Ward 1 w. Final Map, Improvement Agreement and Landscape Agreement with Gateway Homes, Inc. for Tract Map 7029, Phase 2 located East of Sparks Street

and North of East Panama Lane.
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x. Agreement with the County of Kern (City s share not to exceed 75,000 annually) for a storm water discharge permit required by the National

Pollutant Discharge Elimination
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System. y. Agreement with Roberts Consulting Group, Inc., (not to

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exceed 40,000) regarding recruitment of City Manager. z. Agreement with Castle Cooke California Inc., to construct

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and Dedicate Public Linear Park and to construct and record this covenant to maintain access to Private Linear Park located at Highgate Park within

Village A of the West Ming Specific Plan.
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aa. Rental Agreement between the Bakersfield Police Department and 15th District Agricultural Association for purposes of using facilities during the

Police Academy Training.
Tagged Passions:agriculture, public safety, training, and rental

ab. Real Estate Fraud Grant:

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1. Agreement with Kern County to receive a grant from the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund ( 100,000), to provide funding to investigate

and/or prosecute real estate fraud crimes.
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2. Appropriate 100,000 County Grant Revenues to the General Fund Police Operating Budget.

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ac. Consultant agreements to provide TCP analytical services for the Water Resources Department:

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1. Agreement with Fruit Growers Laboratory, Inc. (not to exceed 350,000).

2. Agreement with BSK Associates, Inc. (not to exceed 150,000).

ad. Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. CA16-007 with Godinez Law ( 40,000; revised not to exceed 80,000) to provide outside legal services in the

matter of Bjorneboe v. City of Bakersfield.
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ae. Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 14-235 with Rabobank, N.A, Co peratieve Rabobank U.A., AEG Management Bakersfield, LLC and Mechanics Bank

consenting to the proposed merger of Rabobank, N.A. into Mechanics Bank, and assignment of License and Naming Rights Agreement No. 14-235 to Mechanics Bank
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Ward 1 af. Mt. Vernon Ave. Greenwaste Facility:

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1. Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. PW19-036 with Synagro WWT, Inc. ( 140,000; revised not to exceed 180,000 and extend term 18 months) to continue

accepting recycled wood material.

2. Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 19-001 with Liberty Composting, Inc., (extending term 18 months) to

continue accepting recycled wood material. Ward 1 ag. Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. PW18-058 with Mt.

Poso Cogeneration Company, LLC ( 140,000; revised not to exceed 180,000 and extend term 18 months) to continue accepting recycled wood material.

ah. Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 18-149 with Bakersfield ARC, INC., ( 400,000; revised not to exceed 650,000 and extend term 1 year) to continue

accepting commingled recyclables.

Ward(s) 1, 2, 6, 7 ai. Amendment No. 6 to Agreement No. 15-008 with NV5, Inc. ( 217,118.35; revised not to exceed 14,423,493.09) for construction

management services for the Beltway Improvements Project.
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Ward 2 aj. Amendment No. 5 to Agreement No. 14-069 with TYLIN International, ( 136,543.00; revised not to exceed 5,671,562.03) for additional

construction support services during construction.
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Ward 2 ak. Contract Change Order No. 29 to Agreement No. 18-135 with Granite Construction ( 462,706.67; revised not to exceed 35,764,006.99) for the

Belle Terrace Operational Improvements Project.
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Ward(s) 1, 2, 6, 7 al. Contract Change Order Nos. 145, 146, 162, 163, 174, 176, 180 and 181 to Agreement No. 14-241 with Security Paving Company (

392,962.00; revised not to exceed 89,497,607.97) for the Beltway Operational Improvements Project.
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Ward(s) 2, 3 am. Contract Change Order No. 33 to Agreement No. 17-044 with Security Paving Company ( 159,604.95 revised not to exceed 42,030,425.19)

for the Kern River Bridge Improvement Project.
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Ward 2 an. Contract Change Order No. 7 and 32 to Agreement No. 18- 154 with Griffith Company ( 44,255.12; revised not to exceed 28,789,552.37) for

24th Street Operational Improvements Project.
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Ward(s) 2, 6 ao. Contract Change Order Nos. 5 and 7 to Agreement No. 18- 176 with Security Paving Company ( 83,600; revised not to exceed 48,689,935)

for the Bakersfield Freeway Connector Project.
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Property Acquisition Agreements - TRIP:

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ap. Amendment 1 to Settlement Agreement with Jagit Singh and Manjinder Kaur dba Larsons Food Store located at 720 Wible Road.

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Bids:

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Ward 3 aq. Reject all bids for Street Improvements/Widening on College Avenue from Flintridge Drive to Fairfax Road.

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, streets, streetscape, and university

ar. Extend bid from Ray Gaskin Service, Fontana, California ( 689,948.46) for two rear mechanical broom sweepers for the Streets Division.

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as. Purchase of a power flush jet rodder:

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1. Extend bid from Golden State Peterbilt, Bakersfield ( 347,762.63) for a jet rodder for the Streets Division.

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2. Appropriate and Transfer 68,000 Sewer Enterprise Fund balance to the Public works Operating Budget within the Equipment Management Fund for the

purchase.
Tagged Passions:equipment, sewer, budget, utility, Utility, purchasing, Public Works, and public works

Ward 1 at. Accept bid from Gordon Industrial Supply ( 81,988.55) for Toshiba Variable Frequency Drives for the Wastewater Division.

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, sewer, and industrial

Ward 6 au. Accept bid and approve contract to S B Sons, Inc. ( 190,790.33) for the fitness equipment area enhancement project at Kaiser Permanente

Sports Village.
Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, equipment, contract, and sports

Ward 7 av. Accept bid, approve contract to Pacific Tennis Courts Inc., Moorpark ( 77,777.77) for the construction of Stiern Park Safety Surfacing.

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, construction, legal, contract, parks, and court

Ward 2 aw. Accept bid and approve agreement with Pacific Construction Services, Inc. (not to exceed 60,530) for the restroom countertop replacement

at McMurtrey Aquatic Center.
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Miscellaneous: Ward 6 ax. District Blvd from Gosford Road to Stine Road Pavement

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Rehabilitation project (District Project):

1. Appropriate 301,600 federal Regional Surface Transportation Program funds to the Public Works Department s Capital Improvement Program budget

within the Federal State Road Fund.
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2. Transfer 40,000 in Gas Tax funds currently budgeted as the local match for the completed Pavement Rehab A Street Project to provide funding for

the local match of the District Project.
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ay. Cancellation of the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and scheduling of special meetings at 3:30 p.m. and 5:15

p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Successor Agency Business:

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Public Safety/Vital Services Measure:

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Ward 2 az. Award bid from Innovative Concert Lighting, Incorporated, Bakersfield ( 386,680.60) for the purchase of stage lighting items for upgrade

at the Rabobank Arena.
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ba. Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 19-047 with Rymac General Contracting Construction Services ( 145,899; revised not to exceed 1,043,381) for the

design and erection of a metal building at the Police Department Training Facility located at 4646 California Ave.
Tagged Passions:construction, facility, contract, public safety, services, and training

bb. Agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. ( 2,914,899.49) for a Police Body-Worn Camera System.

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bc. Resolution dispensing with bidding under section 3.20.060.D.5 of the Bakersfield municipal code relating to design/build construction procurement

process for the Regional Public Safety Communications Network project which will provide ongoing radio communications for the Bakersfield Police and Fire departments.
Tagged Passions:construction, radio, public safety, fire departments and districts, purchasing, communications, and Communications

9. CONSENT CALENDAR PUBLIC HEARINGS Staff recommends conducting Consent Calendar Public Hearing and approval of items.

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10. HEARINGS Ward 2 a. Vacation of the 20' alley running east and west between

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Williams Street and Virginia Street, north of Lake Street, in Block 169.

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Staff recommends adoption of the Resolution.

11. REPORTS

12. DEFERRED BUSINESS

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13. NEW BUSINESS

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14. COUNCIL AND MAYOR STATEMENTS

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15. ADJOURNMENT

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

MEETING DATE: 9/11/2019 Presentations 4. a.

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council

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FROM: Mayor Karen K. Goh

DATE: 7/10/2019

WARD:

SUBJECT: Proclamation to KC the Bull and Kern County Fair Chief Executive Officer, Mike Olcott, declaring September 18-29, 2019 as Kern County Fair

Days.
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STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

BACKGROUND:

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

MEETING DATE: 9/11/2019 Presentations 4. b.

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council

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FROM: Mayor Karen K. Goh

DATE: 8/1/2019

WARD:

SUBJECT: Proclamation to Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of Links for Life, declaring Paint the Town Pink Month in Bakersfield during October

2019.
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STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

BACKGROUND:

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

MEETING DATE: 9/11/2019 Presentations 4. c.

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council

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FROM: Mayor Karen K. Goh

DATE: 8/16/2019

WARD:

SUBJECT: Proclamation to Diane P. Martinez and Team Isaac, declaring Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Bakersfield during September 2019.

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

BACKGROUND:

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

MEETING DATE: 9/11/2019 Workshops 6. a.

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council

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FROM: Alan Tandy, City Manager

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DATE: 8/20/2019

WARD:

SUBJECT: Regional Branding Initiative Implementation

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends the City Council adopt the new brand for the City of Bakersfield.

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BACKGROUND:

Nearly two years ago, the City was approached by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) requesting the City participate in the

development of a branding effort for the City of Bakersfield and the County of Kern. A broad base of local businesses and the Chamber spearheaded the initiative in an effort to establish a positive external brand designed to generate economic development, promote talent attraction, and tourism opportunities in Bakersfield.
Tagged Passions:business, economic development, development, tourism, and Development

The organizations rebranded as part of this effort include:

City of Bakersfield Visit Bakersfield County of Kern Kern EDC Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

The brands will be jointly revealed on Monday, September 9th.

Staff from the City Manager's Office will provide the City Council with a final update on the branding effort, including the research completed by

the consultant and is recommending the City Council adopt the new brand for the City of Bakersfield.
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Additional Background

In December 2017, the City Council approved a contribution toward the branding effort. Since that time, City staff worked with the Chamber, which

retained North Star Destination Strategies to develop the various brands. Over the last 17 years, North Star Destination Strategies has
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partnered with more than 200 communities in the United States to develop brands. The firm has developed brands for several cities within California

including Lancaster, Lodi, Dublin, and Tehachapi. Nationally, North Star Destination Strategies has collaborated on branding initiatives with cities such as Jacksonville, FL, New Orleans, LA, and Providence, RI.

As part of this process, North Star Destination Strategies conducted research over a nine month period, which included:

Literature review Situational analysis Vision survey of Community Leaders Community survey of Citizens/Residents Consumer awareness and perceptions

polling Interviews with external influencers 100+ meetings and interviews with local stakeholders Week-long site visit
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From the research, North Star Destination Strategies identified strengths, challenges and keys to establishing a brand identity. Additional work was

done to develop brand inspirations and brand statements. Following the research and development phase, the team moved into the creative phase, which included the development of logos, taglines and color schemes.
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The final creative products for each organization are distinct, yet have common elements and features that bind them together. The result is a family

of brands that collectively help tell unique, competitive and ownable stories for Bakersfield and the region. The brands also provide the foundation for an integrated strategy for selling the region as a hub for economic growth and expansion.
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Over the course of the next 18 months, the City will work internally and with the branding partners to implement the new brand. The new logo and

tagline does not replace the official City seal, but will be activated in areas of the City's operations where a brand would otherwise have been used. This will include updating City assets such as web sites, social media platforms and printed material. It will also be utilized as the primary branding for the City's new economic development division, which is currently in the process of being launched.
Tagged Passions:sites, economic development, development, Development, and social media law

City staff wish to thank the private sector businesses and the Chamber for its leadership throughout this process. Staff recommends the City Council

adopt the new brand for the City of Bakersfield.
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ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

MEETING DATE: 9/11/2019 Workshops 6. b.

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council

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FROM: Alan Tandy, City Manager

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DATE: 9/4/2019

WARD:

SUBJECT: Update on City Efforts to Address Homelessness

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Direct staff to move forward with items one, two, three and four.

BACKGROUND:

HOMELESS CRISIS INBAKERSFIELD

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In recent years, the State of California has experienced an increase in the number of homeless individuals throughout the State, including within the

City of Bakersfield. The annual 2019 Point in Time Count showed 1,330 homeless individuals in Kern County with 1,150 (or 80 ) located within the Metropolitan Bakersfield area. These numbers represent an overall increase of50 over the prior year, with 643 un-sheltered individuals in the Metro area.
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CALL TO ACTION

In response to the crisis, Senate Bill 850 created the 2018Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) to allocate funding to cities to address the

impending crisis. Local jurisdictions that declared a shelter crisis were eligible for funds. Therefore, on November 1, 2018, the Bakersfield City Council adopted Resolution No. 143-18 declaring a shelter crisis within the City of Bakersfield.
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Over the last year, the City of Bakersfield has partnered with local service providers to provide funds for the construction of 80 new emergency beds

and to help address homelessness through several programs and new services; including:
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Allocation of former RDA/CDBG funds to the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter (BHC) to add 40 additional emergency shelter beds to the existing facility.

Allocation of State HEAP funds ( 1.2 Million) to the Mission at Kern County to add 40 additional emergency shelter beds to the existing facility.
Tagged Passions:funding, facility, emergency, cdbg, and homeless

Allocation of State HEAP funds ( 67,000) to United Way and the Kern County Housing Authority for rental assistance to homeless youth. Allocation of

annual Federal HUD Emergency Solutions Grant funds ( 293,680) to support local Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach and Rapid Re-Housing programs. Allocation of former Redevelopment funds ( 200,000) to the Bakersfield Homeless Center in support of operational needs. Funding of BHC Employment Contracts nearly 1 million per year (over 50 employed last year):
Tagged Passions:funding, grant, streets, contract, program, emergency, employment, rental, youth, homeless, and housing

Animal Control Facility Program (approximately 210,000), operating since 201 Greenwaste Facility Program (approximately 250,000), operating since

2010 Freeway Litter Removal Program, Multi-agency with Caltrans and KernCOG funding.
Tagged Passions:funding, facility, pets, program, and animal control

ADDITIONAL RECENT EFFORTS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS

In addition to these efforts, the passage the Public Safety Vital City Services Measure (also known as Measure N) allowed the City to dedicate more

than 11.5 million additional dollars to addressing homelessness. The City has since used these funds to launch several new and creative initiatives to address to homelessness:
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1. Support Downtown Clean Teams

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A variety of volunteer-based clean-up activities occur within the Downtown area of Bakersfield, and City Staff from the Solid Waste Division of the

Public Works Department has supported these efforts by coordinating with volunteers to schedule extra trash-hauling pick up services, etc. At the request of the City Council, Staff is also reviewing the provision of cleaning services to the Downtown area, with specific focus on addressing recent complaints related to human feces. Options under consideration include contracting with a private professional cleaning service or providing support to the existing privately funded Clean Team that operates through a contract with the Bakersfield Homeless center.
Tagged Passions:council, utility, solid waste, Utility, contract, downtown, services, Public Works, public works, volunteer, and homeless

Action: Direct Staff to return to Council with a Contract for Downtown cleaning service.

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2. Increased Policing and Security

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The Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) recently launched increased Problem Oriented Policing patrols throughout the areas of the City most impacted

by recent increases in reported crime. This program includes deployment of specialized Impact Team officers to focus on pro- active policing activities geared toward reduction of crimes of opportunity.
Tagged Passions:public safety, program, and crime

At the request of the City Council, the BPD has also initiated review of the possible temporary addition of private security services to areas of the

City which are most impacted by recent increases in crime. Program elements are under evaluation; however, the focus would be the prevention of property crimes; including burglary, theft, vandalism, auto theft, etc. The BPD is exploring the use of reported crime data to deploy private security details to areas of the city experiencing the highest volume of property crimes and quality of life issues.
Tagged Passions:council, security, transportation, services, program, property, vandalism, Vandalism, and crime

Action: Direct Staff to return to Council with a Contract for private security service.

Tagged Passions:council, security, and contract

3. Support for Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Tagged Passions:homeless

The existing Kern County Homeless Collaborative includes dedicated members from a variety of organizations including non-profits, faith-based,

governments, and more. The collaborative acts as the continuum of care with a mission to get homeless individuals off the street, connect them to resources, and create a path to permanent housing. The effort is funded by an annual Federal Grant used to support housing vouchers, supportive services and case management. A small portion of the grant is set aside for administration allowing the Collaborative to be managed by the United Way and through the volunteer efforts of the members. However, homeless issues have grown in complexity and past funding levels have become in sufficient.
Tagged Passions:funding, grant, streets, religion, services, volunteer, homeless, and housing

Therefore, in 2019, the City of Bakersfield, Kern County and other services providers recognized the need for additional administrative support for

the Homeless Collaborative. The City and County each pledged 155,000 to support on-going funding for full-time staff, creation of an Executive Board and creation of a Non-Profit.
Tagged Passions:funding, recognition, services, and homeless

In July 2019, the existing Governing Board voted to support the restructure in an effort to strengthen ongoing efforts within the community. These

actions will improve coordination of City, County, and non-profit resources by facilitating the hiring professional staff who will help the Collaborative expand, coordinate, and implement resources to address homelessness.

Action: Direct Staff to return to Council with a budget appropriation ( 155,000) to support the new staff for the Collaborative.

Tagged Passions:funding, council, and budget

4. Construction of Additional Emergency Shelter Beds

Tagged Passions:construction and emergency

The PSVS allowed for the allocation of 4 million to construct additional emergency shelter beds. Work toward the expedited implementation of this

critical project is underway. This project will result in the initial construction of 100 300 additional emergency beds, with the ability to add additional beds and phases as needed.
Tagged Passions:construction and emergency

As detailed in the attached Analysis document, Staff has identified the Facility components that will be required to ensure that the Facility is

safe, clean and successful in encouraging homeless individuals to come to the site, receive services and move on to permanent housing options.
Tagged Passions:facility, services, homeless, and housing

Using this information, Staff initiated a multi-faceted search for a location; including:

Consultation with commercial realtor to search for listed properties. Outreach to local stakeholders for assistance in locating potential unlisted

properties. Review of existing M-2 zoned property throughout the City (approximately 650 parcels).
Tagged Passions:zoning, property, and commercial

Many of the initial properties were found unsuitable due to size, location, proximity to sensitive users, existing conditions on the site, property

price, etc. Staff also continues to receive inquiries from private property owners throughout the City who are interested in leasing or selling property to the City and additional options continue to be added for evaluation.
Tagged Passions:leasing and property

As of the time of preparation of this report, several properties have been identified with high

development potential and include office/warehouse structures, vacant property and motels. Staff is in the process of evaluating each site in further

detail and engaging in discussions with the property owners and expects to have a recommended site in the very near future.
Tagged Passions:development, hotel, Development, property, vacant property, and blight

Action: Direct Staff to return to Council with a Purchase or Lease Contract for a recommended property.

Tagged Passions:council, leasing, contract, purchasing, and property

5. Rapid Response Team Launch

The PSVS funded the creation of dedicated Rapid Response Teams within the Recreation Parks Department and within Code Enforcement. These teams

launched in August of 2019, operate 7 days per week, and are dispatched through the City s updated Mobile App which allows residents to quickly and easily report encampment and litter issues from their mobile home or computer.
Tagged Passions:911, parks, codes enforcement, and recreation

Code Enforcement Teams respond to reports of illegal encampments and trash throughout the City and work with business owners to mitigate the effects

of homelessness. Recreation and Parks Teams respond to encampment clean-ups in the City s Parks and on the City s streetscapes, landscape areas and medians.
Tagged Passions:business, streets, streetscape, parks, buildings and grounds, codes enforcement, and recreation

6. Community Prosecution Program

Tagged Passions:program

City Staff has supported a concept developed by the Kern County District Attorney s Office to develop a Community Prosecution Program. This program

would reserve 100 County jail cells for individuals who commit crimes and are sentenced for up to 90 days. During the term, the individuals would receive medical, mental health and detoxification services.
Tagged Passions:health, legal, services, program, mental health, jail, and crime

The City has agreed to allocate up to 300,000 to fund two prosecuting Deputies within the District Attorney s office to work on this program.

Tagged Passions:legal and program

7. Clarification of Use of City Facilities

At the request of Councilmember Gonzales, the City Attorney's office prepared an update to Section 12.56.055 of the Municipal Code to clarify that

City employees shall have the authority to expel an individual or group from any and all City amenities, equipment or facilities if said individuals or groups are not using the city amenities, equipment, or facilities in accordance with its design and/or its intended use as determined reasonable under the circumstances.
Tagged Passions:equipment and legal

This item is included on the September 11, 2019 City Council Agenda.

ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Emergency Shelter Analysis Backup Material

Tagged Passions:emergency

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City of Bakersfield Emergency Shelter Navigation Center Analysis in support of the implementation of the Public Services Vital Safety Measure

Tagged Passions:services, emergency, Public Works, and public works

September 2019

City of Bakersfield

City Manager s Office Development Services Department

Tagged Passions:development, services, Development, commercial, administrator, and manager

Page 1

Table of Contents 1.0 INTRODUCTION

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1.1 Emerging Homeless Crisis ............................................................................................................... 2 1.2

Actions by the City of Bakersfield ................................................................................................... 2
Tagged Passions:homeless

1.2.1 Ongoing Fiscal Support and Employment ............................................................................. 2

Tagged Passions:employment

1.2.2 Support of Downtown Clean Teams ...................................................................................... 3 1.2.3 Review of

Funding for Private Security ................................................................................. 3
Tagged Passions:funding, security, and downtown

1.2.4 Declaration of Shelter Crisis .................................................................................................. 3


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