CITY COUNCIL | Second Reading for Key Commission Restructuring on Agenda

Restructuring and renaming the Freeway of and Transportation Commission (FTC) to create the Mobility and Transportation Infrastructure Commission (MTIC) will be key topic when the council meets on Wednesday, February 19, at City Hall

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South Pasadena City Councilmembers will consider restructuring and renaming the Freeway of and Transportation Commission (FTC) to create the Mobility and Transportation Infrastructure Commission (MTIC) with updated responsibilities when it meets on Wednesday night.

A second reading and adoption of two key ordinances will highlight the 7:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

In addition, the council will consider restructuring the Public Works Commission with updated roles and responsibilities.

On February 5, the City Council introduced the two ordinances that were approved with minor revisions. Under the first ordinance the FTC will be restructured as the MTIC, expanding its purview to include a broader focus on mobility policy and transportation infrastructure, including the development of a framework for expenditure of the $100 million in transportation grant funding.

All mobility and transportation policy will be consolidated under one advisory body, eliminating overlap and friction between the FTC and Public Works Commission (PWC).

The second ordinance restructures the PWC to focus on non-transportation infrastructure, including water, sewer, storm water, buildings and city facilities. The restructured PWC will advise on the integrated water/wastewater plan, allow for a new focus on non-transportation infrastructure and policy that is currently secondary under the existing commission structure.

In addition, water utility management and storm water are not within the scope of any city commission, but new focus and funding at the local and state level in these areas is likely to present a number of critical policy issues that would benefit from commission perspective.

Street Improvements

  • City staff is is recommending the City Council accept the completion of the Bushnell Avenue and Diamond Avenue Street Improvement Project and authorize release of payment to Sequel Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $47,204.45.

Vehicle and SPPD Purchases

  • Award a contract to Wondries Fleet Group for a purchase of a replacement 2020 Ford utility hybrid police interceptor administrative vehicle and the installation of new emergency equipment in the amount of $52,305.
  • Award a contract to Wondries Fleet Group for the purchase of a new 2020 Ford utility hybrid police interceptor administrative vehicle in the amount of $40,716.
  • Award a contract to Black and White Emergency Vehicles in the amount of $2,247, for the purchase and installation of emergency equipment.
  • Award a contract to Foothill Communication in the amount of $9,342 for the purchase of a Motorola police radio.
  • Presentation by the Pasadena Humane Society on Available Animal Adoptions.
  • It is recommended by the city staff that the City Council: 1. Authorize the city manager to execute professional services agreement with W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. in an additional amount of $29,040 for the consultant to provide part time public works and capital improvement plan project support services, In addition, the council will be asked to authorize the city manager to approve an additional amount of $33,600 for the consultant to provide part-time plan check and public works and capital improvement plan project support services.

Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held to receive objections or protests to the Vegetation Management Program regarding the abatement of weeds, brush and rubbish around city properties. City staff recommends adoption of the resolution following the hearing.

Highlighting Local Business

Communications

  • Councilmembers Communications followed by City Manager Communications

 

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