Tuesday, May 31, 2011

PECKHAM & MCKENNEY: City Administrator, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

ABSTRACT: On the PECKHAM & MCKENNEY EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND CONSULTING website, under Current Searches, the “City Administrator, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California” and “Submit a Cover Letter and Resume” are posted. The “City Administrator, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California” is reproduced. The filing deadline is Friday, July 8, 2011. PECKHAM & MCKENNEY’S eight other Current Searches include, as follows:
Town Manager, Town of Woodside, California;
City Manager, City of Tulare, California;
City Manager, City of American Canyon, California;
City Attorney, City of Eureka, California;
Economic Development Manager, City of Walnut Creek, California;
Parks, Recreation and Libraries Director, City of Roseville, California;
City Manager, City of Corvallis, Oregon;
Chief Operating Officer, Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau and Office of Economic Development, Manitou Springs, Colorado.

City Administrator, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Located 120 miles south of San Francisco on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is characterized by its white sand beach, coastal vistas, tree-lined streets, and European flavor all within one square mile. This natural beauty is a cultural mecca for the performing and visual arts and offers its 4,000+ residents and visitors quality services and amenities. Carmel has a high median household income and property values and is known for active public participation. Appointed by a five-member Council, the City Administrator will oversee a total staff of 76 and approximately $14M budget. Proven experience in municipal finance/budgeting, land use/planning, and/or engineering is desired. Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related field required; Master’s preferred. Salary is DOQ.

Filing deadline is July 8, 2011.

Detailed brochure to come soon.
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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Peckham & McKenney
6700 Freeport Boulevard, Suite 203
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 391-2233 phone
(916) 391-2255 fax
Toll-free (866) 912-1919

Email
bobbi@peckhamandmckenney.com

Monday, May 30, 2011

CITY COUNCIL 26 MAY 2011: Closed Session, Special Meeting & City Administrator Search Draft Profile

ABSTRACT: The Agenda of the City Council Closed Session and Special Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2011 is reproduced. Existing Litigation - Government Code Section 54956.9(a) - Monterey Peninsula Water Management District v. State Water Resources Control Board, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 1-10-CV163328) and Review and approve the proposed City Administrator profile as developed by the search firm, Peckham and McKenney were items on the agenda. The City Administrator Search Draft Profile is embedded; included in the Search Profile is the Search Schedule, as follows:
Resume filing deadline July 8, 2011
Preliminary Interviews July 18-27, 2011
Recommendation of Candidates July 29, 2011
Final Interview Process August 12, 2011

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CITY COUNCIL
Closed Session and Special Meeting
Thursday, May 26, 2011—5:00 pm

Council Chambers
East side of Monte Verde Street between
Ocean and Seventh Avenues

Live video streaming available at:
www.ci.carmel.ca.us

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Adjourn to Closed Session


Pursuant to Government Code Section 54965 et seq. of the State of California, the City Council will adjourn to Closed Session to consider the following:

1. Existing Litigation - Government Code Section 54956.9(a) - Monterey Peninsula Water Management District v. State Water Resources Control Board, et al.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 1-10-CV163328.

V. Announcements in Open Session (if any)

VI. Orders of Council


A. Review and approve the proposed City Administrator profile as developed by the search firm, Peckham and McKenney.

VII. Adjournment

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. Carmel-by-the-Sea City Hall is an accessible facility. The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea telecommunications device for the Deaf/Speech Impaired (T.D.D.) number is 1-800-735-2929.


City Adminstrator Search Draft Profile

City Administrator Search Draft Profile

Friday, May 27, 2011

PECKHAM & McKENNEY Executive Search Services, City Administrator, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea: KEY ACTIONS OF THE SEARCH PROCESS & PROJECT SCHEDULE (14-week process)

ABSTRACT: At the 3 May 2011 City Council meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt a Resolution authorizing an agreement with Peckham & McKenney for recruitment services for the next City Administrator. KEY ACTIONS OF THE SEARCH PROCESS and PROJECT SCHEDULE (14-week process) are presented, as reproduced and adapted for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea from the City of Belmont’s Staff Report regarding a Professional Services Agreement with Peckham & McKenney for City Manager Executive Recruitment (February 2010). Briefly, the proposed project includes a series of three scheduled meetings with the City; "the first to develop the Candidate Profile, the second to recommend finalists, and the third to facilitate finalist interviews." The process, including city council selection and hiring of the new city administrator, is anticipated to be completed between August 12 - 26, 2011. Note: The Resolution included a time period extention to sixteen weeks or four months; the reproduced and adapted version, as follows, is based on the conventional 14-week period.

PECKHAM & McKENNEY
Executive Search Services

City Administrator
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea


KEY ACTIONS OF THE SEARCH PROCESS

• Project Organization – This phase provides for the development of a detailed Candidate Profile. We will meet individually with the Mayor and members of the City Council, as well as others you identify, to discuss the issues and challenges facing the City. The desired background and experience, leadership style and personality traits, skills and abilities will be discussed. We will also discuss expected parameters of the search, the search timeline, and schedule future meeting dates. Typically, we devote significant time to this phase of the recruitment in order to become fully knowledgeable of the organization and community. If desired by the council we will also meet with staff, the executive management team, Commission members, and residents. In addition, we ask for a tour of the community in order to more fully understand current and future projects as will as gain a stronger familiarity with the community.

• Recruitment – Our recruiting efforts will focus on direct and aggressive recruiting of individuals within the search parameters established during the Project Organization phase. We believe direct recruiting produces the most qualified candidates. We know how to identify the “hidden” candidates, including those passive candidates who may be resistant to considering an employment change. In addition, as attractive brochure will be prepared to market the organization and position to potential candidates. Advertisements will be placed in industry publications and websites, and our firm will assume responsibility for presenting your opportunity in an accurate and professional manner. All resumes received will be promptly acknowledged, and we will personally respond to all inquiries.

• Preliminary Interviews/Recommendation – As resumes are received, supplemental questionnaires will be sent to candidates who appear to meet the candidate profile. Following the filing deadline and a thorough review of the resumes and questionnaires received, we will conduct preliminary interviews with those individuals most closely matching the candidate profile. Preliminary reference checks will be conducted and a written recommendation of finalists will be personally presented to the Mayor and City Council. Once the City Council has selected finalists for further consideration, all candidates will be notified of their status.

• Final Interviews/Selection – During this phase, finalists will be interviewed by the City. We will provide both advice and facilitation assistance during the final interview process. Interview materials, including suggested interview questions, evaluation and ranking sheets will be provided for the City’s convenience.

• Qualification – Once the final candidate has been selected, our firm will verify, at your discretion, professional work experience, educational histories, criminal, civil, credit, motor vehicle records and second “tier” references. This comprehensive process ensures that only the most thoroughly screened candidate is hired. In addition, negotiation assistance will be provided.

• Follow-Up Meeting – The commitment we make to our clients continues after placing a successful candidate. Six months after our placement’s start date, we will schedule a follow-up meeting or call with the City Council in order to discuss the placement’s progress and the Council’s satisfaction.

PROJECT SCHEDULE (14-week process)

ACTIVITY & TIME FRAME
I. Project Organization (Two Weeks) (estimate May 9 –May 20, 2011)
Kick-Off Meeting to discuss Candidate Profile and formalize project schedule

Finalize Candidate Profile with City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Develop advertising and recruiting plan

Prepare marketing brochure

II. Recruitment (Six Weeks) (estimate May 23 – July 1, 2011)
Identify/recruit individuals within the parameters of the Candidate Profile

Advertise, network, and electronically post in appropriate venues

Respond to all inquiries and acknowledge all resumes received

III. Preliminary Interviews/Recommendation (Three Weeks) (estimate July 5 –July 22, 2011)
Review candidates’ resumes and supplemental questionnaires

Conduct preliminary interviews with leading candidates

Conduct first-tier reference checks

Present written recommendation of finalists to Mayor and City Council

Notify all candidates of search status

IV. Final Interviews/Selection (Two Weeks) (estimate July 25 – August 5, 2011)
Design process and facilitate finalist interviews with City

Mayor and City Council selects candidate

V. Qualification (One Week) (estimate August 8 – August 12, 2011)
Conduct background checks and second “tier” references

City conducts site visit to community of selected candidate

Negotiation assistance

Follow-up with City Council and candidate six months after placement.

ADDENDUM:
NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2010

CONTACT: Cora Dino – (650) 637-2988

City Council Seeks Community Input on City Manager Recruitment
Belmont, CA


"All are welcome and those who are unable to attend the forum but wish to provide feedback can do so by contacting Ms. Peckham via email at bobbi@peckhamandmckenney.com or (916)-391-2233."

Monday, May 23, 2011

CANCALLATION: Rigoulette LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO) - PLN070497, Monterey County Planning Commission Scheduled Item 2

ABSTRACT: Monterey County Planning Commission Scheduled Item 2 Rigoulette LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO) - PLN070497, originally scheduled for Wednesday, 25 May 2011 @ 9:00 A.M., has been cancelled. The CANCELLATION MEMO, prepared by Project Planner Elizabeth Gonzales, is reproduced with link to the MEMO. The MEMO states, in part, “Staff will notice the project when it gets scheduled for a future Planning Commission hearing.”

MONTEREY COUNTY
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY – PLANNING DEPARTMENT

MEMORANDUM


Date: May 23, 2011

To: Planning Commissioners

From: Elizabeth Gonzales

Subject: Rigoulette, LLC
Villas De Carmelo project
PLN070497

This memo is to inform you that staff is canceling the Workshop on the May 25, 2011 Planning Commission agenda. Staff will notice the project when it gets scheduled for a future Planning Commission hearing.

Thank you.


Eag

ADDENDUM:
Monterey County Planning Commission

AGENDA
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers
168 W. Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
9:00 a.m.

9:00AM - RIGOULETTE LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO) - PLN070497
CANCELLATION MEMO FOR PC - HEARING - 05-25-11


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Save Our Carmel Neighborhoods Coalition
Mark Bayne @ 625-0603
Nelson French @ 626-4551
Myrna Hampton @ 624-6707
Email: SOCNCWatch@aol.com

Sunday, May 22, 2011

‘MINUTES’ HIGHLIGHTS: Special City Council Meeting 19 May 2011

“MINUTES”
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
May 19, 2011


Council Chambers
East side of Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues

Archived video streaming

II. Roll Call
PRESENT: Council Members Burnett, Hazdovac, Sharp, Talmage & McCloud

STAFF PRESENT: John Goss, Interim City Administrator
Heidi Burch, Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk

IV. Orders of Council

A. Reconsideration of an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny Design Review and Demolition permit applications for the construction of a two- unit, multi-family residential project located on San Carlos Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The appellant is Old Mill Properties, LLC.


Mayor McCloud announced that “the first item has been dropped from the agenda.”

B. Receive Budget Message and Documents for Fiscal Years 2011/12-2013/14 adopt Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2011/12.

John Goss, Interim City Administrator, presented a power point presentation.

CONTEXT
DIFFICULT ECONOMY
LONG TERM STAFF REDUCTIONS
122 TO 62 FILLED FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Operating budget balanced without reserves, capital budget balanced with reserves.

PROPOSED 2011-12 BUDGET
CONTINUE FRUGAL APPROACH
NOT USE RESERVES TO BALANCE OPERATING BUDGET
USE REALISTIC EXPENDITURE & REVENUE ESTIMATES
SOME POSITIONS UNFUNDED
SALARY/EXPENDITURE SAVINGS
PRESENT SEPARATE OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGETS

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Q & A MEMO
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET MEMOS

PROPOSED 2011-12 OPERATING BUDGET
EXPENDITURES $13,074,249
REVENUES $13,090,408
SURPLUS $16,159

TECHNICALLY BALANCED BUDGET WITH A NUMBER OF CAVEATS
FIRE
AMBULANCE
POLICE
LEGAL
MARKETING/COMMUNITY SERVICES
COMMISSION REQUESTS

REVENUE CAVEATS
SALES, TOT, PROPERTY TAX EXTIMATES
COPS GRANT

TOWARD A ‘REAL’BALANCED BUDGET
EXPENDITURE CONTAINMENT
SHARED SERVICES
CONTRACT SERVICES
OTHER COST SAVINGS

REVENUE ENHANCEMENTS
PHASED PAID PARKING
PUBLIC SAFETY ASSESSMENT (public vote)
TOT TAX (public vote)
PARKING CITATION FEES
NORTON COURT PARKING
PARK/BEACH FEES
EMS FEE
OTHER FINES AND FEES
MORE EFFECTIVE COLLECTION OF FEES

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET
EXPENDITURES $831,868
REVENUES $344,308
NEEDED FROM CAPITAL RESERVE $487,560

A portion of the 2011-12 Capital Improvement Budget is supported by Proposition 1B and TAMC funds and therefore they do not require funding from Capital Reserves. These projects include:

Improvement of Ocean north/south crosswalks from Junipero to Monte Verde $50,000 (using Proposition 1B funds)
Street and Road Projects based on Nichols Report using TAMC funds. $53,308
Del Mar Parking Lot Repaving (Proposition 1B/TAMC funds $241,000
Capital Projects which are funded from outside sources. $344,308

Other recommended projects to be included in the 2011-12 Capital Improvement Budget which will require Capital Reserve Funding include:

Del Mar Underground Tank and Booster Pump $230,000
Police Department HVAC Installation for the Computer Server Room $8,900
New Roof – Murphy House $21,000
P.D./Youth Center Generator-Construction ($165,000 spent in 2011-11) $107,160
Fire Department Heater Replacement (First Floor) $6,500
Dry Weather Diversion Project (City Match to a State Grant) $42,000
Carmel Beach Sand Replenishment $27,000
Mission Trail Nature Preserve Pedestrian Bridge $45,000
Capital Projects Requiring Capital Reserve Support $487,560

TOTAL 2011-12 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET $831,868

OTHER POTENTIAL CAPITAL DEMANDS
FOOT/CYCLE TRAILS MATCH $15,000
FINANCE SOFTWARE $50,000
SCC REQUEST $100,000

John Goss, Interim City Administrator, announced that members of the public can send questions for Budget Q & A to him @ jgoss@ci.carmel.ca.us by Friday, May 27, 2011. Goss recommended budget review quarterly. There will be a Supplemental Budget Memo on Water and Work Plan and Budget will be intergrated.

The City Council did not adopt Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2011/12 and the Triennial Budget Fiscal Years 2011/12-2013/14.

ADDENDUM:
Next Budget Meeting Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 4:30 P.M.

Budget Meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 (if Budget not adopted 14 June 2011)

Budget Meeting, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 (if Budget not adopted June 21, 2011)

Friday, May 20, 2011

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DRAFT BUDGET FISCAL YEARS 2011/12 THROUGH 2013/14 & HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S BUDGET MESSAGE FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2011-12 THROUGH 2013-14

ABSTRACT: The CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DRAFT BUDGET FISCAL YEARS 2011/12 THROUGH 2013/14 is embedded. HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S BUDGET MESSAGE FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2011-12 THROUGH 2013-14, CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, in the form of selected excerpts and paraphrased sections, are presented.

DRAFT BUDGET 2011 2014

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
DRAFT BUDGET FISCAL YEARS 2011/12 THROUGH 2013/14


HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S BUDGET MESSAGE FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2011-12 THROUGH 2013-14, CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

The proposed Operating Budget for 2011-12 is technically balanced. It contains an expenditure plan of $13,074,249 supported by $13,090,408 in revenues resulting in a technical surplus of $16,159. This result will not require the use of General Operating Fund Reserves.

While this budget is technically balanced, there are several uncertainties both on the expenditure and revenue side of the ledger. On the revenue side,..., limited increases are projected for the City’s property tax, sales tax and hostelry tax revenue. There is also uncertainty whether or not the COPS grant to support law enforcement will be funded. The State Police Chief’s Association concludes that it will be funded, but other information sources on this issue are more guarded regarding this funding.

Expenditure Plan includes sections on Fire, Ambulance, Police, Legal Staffing, Commission Requests, Outreach, Marketing and Community Services, Street Repair, Council/Administration, Library, Salary/Expenditure Savings, Capital Outlay (Equipment Purchases). Revenue Plan notes that 2011-12 projected revenues are nearly $900,000 less than the revised 2010-11 revenues due to significant reductions in grant revenue ($450,000), use of General Operating Fund Reserves ($300,000), et cetera.

Compared to the revised 2010-11 budget, it is projected that there will be an increase in property tax revenue from $4,147,055 to $4,200,000. It is estimated that the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) will increase from $4,084,000 (2010-2011) to $4,210,000 (2011-12). Sales tax revenue is projected to increase from $1,750,000 (2010-11) to $1,870,000 (2011-12).

TOWARD A BALANCED BUDGET section includes Expenditure Containment, e.g. Shared Services and Contractual Services and Revenue Enhancements, e.g. Phased Paid Parking, Public Safety Assessment, Hostelry Tax, Parking Citation Fees, Norton Court Senior Parking, Parks/Beach Fees, Banner Fees, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Fee.

PROPOSED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET

...the proposed Capital Improvement Budget will require Capital Reserves to balance the expenditures proposed in the 2011-12 Budget. The proposed Capital Improvement Budget, or CIP, includes projects totaling $831,868 supported by $344,308 in revenues. This results in a deficit of $487,560, which would need to be paid from Carmel’s Capital Reserves. Currently, these Reserves contain a balance of $2,233,274.

Conclusion

It is hoped that the proposed 2011-12 Operating and Capital Budgets, along with the proposed 2012-13 and 2012-2014 budgets, will be useful during Council’s deliberations in determining the City’s fiscal plans for coming years. Staff will be prepared to answer questions about these budgets from the City Council and the public at future budget workshops.


John Goss, Interim City Administrator

ADDENDUM:
Human Resources Director” is currently vacant.
INTERIM CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S BUDGET MESSAGE FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2011-12 THROUGH 2013-14, CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

Staffing. This expenditure plan does not contain funding to allow filling current vacant positions, such as the Senior Planner, a Police Officer, Human Resources Director, and Tree Care Specialist.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monterey County Planning Commission Public Workshop on RIGOULETTE LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO): 25 May 2011 @ 9:00 A.M.

ABSTRACT: The Monterey County Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a “Public Workshop” on RIGOULETTE LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO) - PLN070497 at 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers, 168 W. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA. The Planning Commission AGENDA is reproduced and a link to live and archived videos of meetings is provided in the ADDENDUM. HIGHLIGHTS OF MONTEREY COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 9:00AM - RIGOULETTE LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO) - PLN070497 document packet, including Staff’s RECOMMENDATION, Project Discussion PROCESS and names of Exhibits A-L are presented and the entire 112 page document packet is embedded. The Staff’s RECOMMENDATION is, as follows: RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission:
1) Receive a staff introductory report on the “Villas de Carmelo” project;
2) Receive testimony on the proposed project and alternatives;
3) Receive a staff overview on certain project issues (e.g.; Alternatives, Chapter 18.46, Inclusionary Housing); and
4) Continue the item to June 29, 2011

Monterey County Planning Commission

AGENDA
Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers
168 W. Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
9:00 a.m.

Chair: Paul Getzelman Vice-Chair: Amy Roberts Secretary: Mike Novo
Commissioners:
Paul C. Getzelman Cosme Padilla
Jay Brown Aurelio Salazar, Jr
Amy Roberts Jose Mendez
Luther Hert Martha Diehl
Don Rochester Keith Vandevere

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

A. ROLL CALL

B. PUBLIC COMMENTS

C. AGENDA ADDITIONS, DELETIONS AND CORRECTIONS

D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None

E. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS, REQUESTS AND REFERRALS

F. SCHEDULED ITEMS

1. 9:00AM - COUNTY OF MONTEREY (HOUSING ORDINANCES/COASTAL) - REF100044

Project Planner: Nadia Amador. Environmental Status: Negative Declaration. Project Description: CONTINUED FROM MAY 11, 2011. Amendments to the County’s certified Local Coastal Program (LCP) to implement the 2009 2014 Housing Element of the Monterey County General Plan and to conform to State housing law requirements. Amendments to the LCP consist of amendments to the Big Sur Land Use Plan, Carmel Area Land Use Plan, and Del Monte Forest Land Use Plan to add policies for Accessory Dwelling Units in place of Caretaker Unit policies, and an ordinance amending the Monterey County Coastal Implementation Plan, Part 1 (Title 20, Zoning Ordinance); Part 3 (Big Sur Coast Implementation Plan); Part 4 (Carmel Area Implementation Plan); and 5) Part 5 (Del Monte Forest Implementation Plan Area) to address the following topics: 1) Definitions 2) Residential Care Facilities; 3) Transitional Housing or Transitional Housing Development; 4) Supportive Housing; 5) Agricultural Employee Housing; 6) Employee Housing; 7) Single Room Occupancy Facilities; 8) Homeless Shelters; 9) Accessory Dwelling Units; 10) Requests for Reasonable Accommodation; and 11) Density Bonus and Incentives. The ordinance would amend the following chapters in Title 20 (Zoning Ordinance): Chapter 20.06 (Definitions), Chapter 20.10 (High Density Residential Zoning Districts), Chapter 20.12 (Medium Density Residential Zoning Districts), Chapter 20.14 (Low Density Residential Zoning Districts), Chapter 20.16 (Rural Density Residential Zoning Districts), Chapter 20.17 (Watershed and Scenic Conservation Zoning Districts) Chapter 20.30 (Coastal Agricultural Preserve Zoning Districts), Chapter 20.32 (Agricultural Conservation Zoning District), Chapter 21.34 (Permanent Grazing Zoning Districts), Chapter 20.58 (Regulations for Parking), Chapter 20.64 (Special Regulations), Chapter 20.66 (Development Standards); and Chapter 20.70.120 (Exemptions from Coastal Development Permits) and would add Chapters 20.61 (Requests for Reasonable Accommodation) and 20.64 (Density Bonuses and Incentives). Recommended Action: Recommend adoption of the Negative Declaration, Approval of the Land Use Plan revisions, and adoption of the ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

2. 9:00AM - RIGOULETTE LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO) - PLN070497
Project Planner: Liz Gonzales. Environmental Status: Environmental Impact Report. Project Description: Workshop on the application for a Combined Development Permit to redevelop the existing Carmel Convalescent Hospital site, generally located at the northwest corner of Highway One and Valley Way, with a 46 unit condominium project. Required entitlements include: 1) Standard Subdivision for a Vesting Tentative Map to subdivide 3.68 acres in to 46 condominium parcels and common open space; 2) Local Coastal Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Medium Density Residential, two units per acre (MDR/2) to High Density Residential, 12.5 units per acre (HDR/12.5), including associated amendments to the Carmel Area Land Use Plan; 3) Coastal Development Permit to convert the former convalescent hospital into nine condominium units with underground parking, recreation room, storage, and a gym; 4) Coastal Administrative Permit to demolish one existing structure and construct 12 buildings for a total of 46 condominium units; 5) Coastal Development Permit to allow development on slopes of 30% or greater; 6) Coastal Development permit to allow the removal of 97 trees (21 coast live oak and 76 Monterey pines); and 7) Design Approval. The existing hospital address is 24945 Valley Way, Carmel (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 009 061 002 000, 009 061 003 000, 009 061 005 000), Coastal Zone. Recommended Action: Staff will present overview of the proposed Villas de Carmelo project.

G. OTHER MATTERS: NONE

H. DEPARTMENT REPORT

I. ADJOURNMENT


The Recommended Action indicates the staff recommendation at the time the agenda was prepared. That recommendation does not limit the Planning Commission’s alternative actions on any matter before it.

BREAKS will be taken approximately at 10:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION: Documents relating to agenda items that are distributed to the Planning Commission less than 72 hours prior to the meeting are available for public inspection at the front counter of the Resource Management Agency – Planning and Building Services Departments, Monterey County Government Center , 168 W. Alisal Street, 2nd Floor, Salinas, CA. Documents distributed by County staff at the meeting of the Planning Commission will be available at the meeting.

If requested, the agenda shall be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC Sec. 12132) and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof. For information regarding how, to whom and when a person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in the public meeting may make a request for disability-related modification or accommodation including auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions about any of the items listed on this agenda, please call the Monterey County Resource Management Agency - Planning Department at (831) 755-5025.

ADDENDUM:
Live & Archived Videos

MONTEREY COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Villas de Carmelo

MONTEREY COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
“Villas de Carmelo” Project


HIGHLIGHTS OF MONTEREY COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
9:00AM - RIGOULETTE LLC (VILLAS DE CARMELO) - PLN070497
Document Packet


Meeting: May 25, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Agenda Item No.: 2
Project Description: Public Workshop on the application for a Combined Development Permit requesting to redevelop the existing Carmel Convalescent Hospital site,...

RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission:
1) Receive a staff introductory report on the “Villas de Carmelo” project;
2) Receive testimony on the proposed project and alternatives;
3) Receive a staff overview on certain project issues (e.g.; Alternatives, Chapter 18.46, Inclusionary Housing); and
4) Continue the item to June 29, 2011

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Staff will present an overview of the “Villas de Carmelo” project with a focus on staff’s recommended changes of the proposal as a prelude for full consideration of the Project by the Planning Commission in June after the FEIR is released.

Exhibit A Project Data Sheet

Exhibit B Project Discussion


I. PROCESS
The project application proposes a Local Coastal Plan Amendment that must be certified by the Coastal Commission (CCC) before the County can take final action on the project. Staff is processing the project concurrently with the EIR to the Board of Supervisors where the project must wait action until the CCC has acted. These are the multiple actions required for approval:

1) Subdivision Committee. This project came before the Standard Subdivision Committee on January 13, 2011 and February 24, 2011 to evaluate the proposed project with the technical analysis provided in the EIR. AT the February 24, 2011 hearing, staff recommended the applicants make certain design changes to the project based on staff site visit to view revised staking and flagging and tree removal specifically within Highway One viewshed and slope justification with regard to units 32 & 33. On February 24, 2011, Committee members individually stated that they found no issues with the technical aspects of the project, i.e., water, wastewater, traffic. Although the Minor Subdivision Committee expressed interest to see the modified plans, the applicant would not agree to a continuance to revise plans. Therefore, the Committee voted to move the project forward without a recommendation (Exhibit K). Since that time, the applicants have submitted revisions that address staff’s recommendations.

2) Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is being presented the entire project to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding: 1) the LCP Amendment, 2) the EIR, and 3) the project.

3) Board of Supervisors. The Board must first consider the LCP Amendment. If the Board agrees with the proposed amendment, they can 1) approve the LCP Amendment, or 2) adopt a Resolution of Intent to approve the amendment, and then the County submits an application to the Coastal Commission (limit 3 applications per year). If the Board does not agree with the proposed amendment, then the project would also de denied and there is no action for the Coastal Commission to consider.

4) Coastal Commission. If the Board adopts a Resolution of Intent to approve the LCP Amendment, the Coastal Commission considers if the amendment should be certified as part of Monterey County’s Local Coastal Plan. The Coastal Commission’s action to certify the LCP is referred back to the Board of Supervisors to consider accepting the Commission’s action and any amendment thereto.

5) Board of Supervisors. If the LCP Amendment is certified by the Coastal Commission, the Board must accept the Commission’s action before the amendment is certified. At that point the Board may act on the proposed project.

Exhibit C Attachment 1-Conceptual Highway 1/Valley Way Intersection Improvement
Attachment 2-Vesting Tentative map
Attachment 3-LCP Text Change language

Exhibit D Vicinity Map

Exhibit E Original Project Plans

Exhibit F Modified Design Alternative

Exhibit G Carmel Highlands/Unincorporated LUAC Minutes

Exhibit H Housing Advisory Committee Minutes

Exhibit I Historic Resources Review Board Minutes

Exhibit J 30% Slope Waiver Justification

Exhibit K Standard Subdivision Committee Minutes, dated February 24, 2011

Exhibit L EIR Alternative matrix and description (Tables 6.4-1 and 6.4-1)

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING 19 May 2011: Reconsideration of an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny Design Review and Demolition permit applications for the construction of a two-unit, multi-family residential project & Receive Budget Message and Documents for Fiscal Years 2011/12-2013/14 adopt Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2011/12

ABSTRACT: Today, the City Council is scheduled to hold a Special City Council Meeting for Reconsideration of an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny Design Review and Demolition permit applications for the construction of a two-unit, multi-family residential project located on San Carlos Street between 7th and 8th Avenues (appellant Old Mill Properties, LLC.) and Receive Budget Message and Documents for Fiscal Years 2011/12-2013/14 adopt Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2011/12. The AMENDED NOTICE OF SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING is reproduced.

AMENDED

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING


Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 4:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
East side of Monte Verde Street between
Ocean and Seventh Avenues


Live video streaming available at:
www.ci.carmel.ca.us

Broadcast date
Sunday, May 22, 2011
8:00 a.m., MCAET Channel 26


I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Pledge of Allegiance

IV. Orders of Council


A. Reconsideration of an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny Design Review and Demolition permit applications for the construction of a two-unit, multi-family residential project located on San Carlos Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The appellant is Old Mill Properties, LLC.

B. Receive Budget Message and Documents for Fiscal Years 2011/12-2013/14 adopt Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2011/12.

V. Adjournment

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. Carmel-by-the-Sea City Hall is an accessible facility. The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea telecommunications device for the Deaf/Speech Impaired (T.D.D.) number is 1-800-735-2929.

Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the City Council regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at Carmel-by-the-Sea City Hall, on the east side of Monte Verde Street, between Ocean and 7th Avenues, during normal business hours.

City Triennial Budget Fiscal Years 2010/11 Through 2012/13, Questions & Answers and Calendar

ABSTRACT: In the context of the City Council Special Meeting/Workshop Study Session to review/adopt City Triennial Budget Fiscal Years 2011/12 Through 2013/14 today, Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 4:30 P.M., City Hall Council Chambers, City Budget FY 2010/11 Through 2012/13, CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DRAFT BUDGET QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FISCAL YEARS 2010/2011 THROUGH 2012/2013 and CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA FISCAL YEAR 2011/2012 BUDGET CALENDAR are embedded.

BUDGET FY 2010 2013

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA ADOPTED BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2010/11 THROUGH 2012/13

BUDGET Q _ A 2010 2013

CARMEL‐BY‐THE‐SEA DRAFT BUDGET QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FISCAL YEARS 2010/2011 THROUGH 2012/2013

BUDGET CALENDAR 2011 2012

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA FISCAL YEAR 2011/2012 BUDGET CALENDAR

City Triennial Budget Fiscal Years 2009/10 Through 2011/12

ABSTRACT: In the context of the City Council Special Meeting/Workshop Study Session to review/adopt City Triennial Budget Fiscal Years 2011/12 Through 2013/14 today, Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 4:30 P.M., City Hall Council Chambers, City Triennial Budget FY 2009/10 Through 2011/12 is embedded.

BUDGET FY 2009 2012

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA ADOPTED BUDGET FISCAL YEARS 2009/10 THROUGH 2011/12

City Triennial Budget Fiscal Years 2008/09 Through 2010/11

ABSTRACT: In the context of the City Council Special Meeting/Workshop Study Session to review/adopt City Triennial Budget Fiscal Years 2011/12 Through 2013/14 today, Thursday, 19 May 2011 at 4:30 P.M., City Hall Council Chmabers, City Budget FY 2008/09 Through 2011/12 is embedded.


BUDGET FY 2008 2011 -
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DRAFT BUDGET FISCAL YEARS 2008/09 THROUGH 2010/11

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Carmel High School Presents CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OPEN HOUSE

UPDATE: Open House, Carmel High School, Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, May 21, 2011

Project Featuring Media Arts and Broadband Communication
New Performing Arts Building & Media Arts Center
Carmel Unified School District
Carmel, California

FLOOR PLAN - MAIN FLOOR
LOBBY, OFFICE, WOMEN & MEN RESTROOMS
AUDIENCE CHAMBER (360 SEATS), CONTROL ROOM, AUDIO, SOUND & STAGE
LARGE STUDIO & GREEN ROOM, SMALL STUDIO, CONTROL, ELECTRICAL, STORAGE, CHANGE, VESTIBULE, ORCHESTRA PIT ACCESS, CATWALK ACCESS
CLASSROOMS (3)


LOBBY

May all who enjoy
this center of learning and performance
appreciate the vision, leadership
and community support
that made it possible.

Carmel Unified School District Board of Education

Amy Funt, President
John Ellison
Mathew Fuzie
Marcy Rustad
Annette Yee Steck

Howard Given, emeritus
Daniel Hightower, emeritus

Marvin Biasotti, CUSD Superintendent

Dedicated March 2011

(Plaque on North Lobby Wall)

AUDIENCE CHAMBER & STAGE
Carmel High School Jazz Band

WHAT: Open House at Carmel High School’s Performing Arts Center
Carmel High School’s Performing Arts Center (PAC), "the crown jewel of all the improvements on the campus, reflects an environmental awareness in its state-of-the-art construction." Tour the new theatre and visit with the architects involved with the theater development, architects Peter Kasavan and Bart Wolfe, Kasavan Architects, 60 W. Market Street, Suite 300, Salinas, CA.

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

WHERE: Performing Arts Center
Carmel High School
3600 Ocean Avenue, E/s Highway 1 & Ocean Avenue
Carmel, CA.

ADDENDUM:
CUSD Measure A Bond Report
Spring 2011
Performing Arts Center
Eco-friendly Construction with Students in Mind

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BUDGET WORKSHOP SCHEDULE for FISCAL YEAR 2011/12 AND ESTIMATED THROUGH 2013/14 BUDGET

MAY 2011

DATE: 19 May (Thurs)

ACTIVITY: City Council workshop study session and public hearing to review/adopt budget (4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers)

RESPONSIBILITY: Special City Council Meeting


DATE: 26 May (Thurs)

ACTIVITY: City Council workshop study session and public hearing to review/adopt budget (4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers)

RESPONSIBILITY: Special City Council Meeting (if budget not adopted on May 19)

NOTE: Scheduled dates for City Council budget introduction, review and public hearings are tentative and are subject to change.

Source:
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
FISCAL YEAR 2011/2012
BUDGET CALENDAR


ADDENDUM:
CARMEL‐BY‐THE‐SEA
DRAFT BUDGET QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
FISCAL YEARS 2010/2011 THROUGH 2012/2013


CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
CALIFORNIA
ADOPTED BUDGET
FISCAL YEAR 2010/11 AND ESTIMATED THROUGH 2012/13

Sunday, May 15, 2011

VILLAS DE CARMELO PROJECT: Monterey County Planning Commission Public Hearing, 25 May 2011 @ 9:00 A.M.

UPDATE: The Planning Commission public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 9:00 A.M. is a “Workshop;” the County plans to schedule another Planning Commission public hearing on the Villas de Carmel Project at a future date.

ABSTRACT: The Monterey County Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a Public Hearing to consider the proposed VILLAS DE CARMELO PROJECT on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., Monterey County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 168 West Alisal Street, Salinas, CA. The Notice of Public Hearing is reproduced and an ADDENDUM of relevant information and links is provided; the Final EIR is not yet loaded onto the County’s website.

Notice of Public Hearing

Monterey County Planning Commission


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Monterey County Planning Commission, State of California will hold a Public Hearing to consider the project described below. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., in the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Government Center, 168 West Alisal Street, first floor, Salinas, California, at which time and place any and all interested persons may appear and be heard thereon.

Owner: RIGOULETTE LLC

Project File No.: PLN070497

Project Location: 24945 Valley Way, Carmel

Assessor’s Parcel No.: 009-061-002-000, 009-061-006-000, 009-061-005-111

Planning Area: Carmel Area Land Use Plan

Environmental Status: Environmental Impact Report

Project Description: Workshop to consider a Combined Development Permit to redevelop the existing Carmel Convalescent Hospital site, generally located at the northwest corner of Highway One and Valley Way, with a 46-unit condominium project. Required entitlements include:

1) Standard Subdivision for a Vesting Tentative Map to subdivide 3.68 acres in to 46 condominium parcels and common open space;

2) Local Coastal Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Medium Density Residential, two units per acre (MDR/2) to High Density Residential, 12.5 units per acre (HDR/12.5), including associated amendments to the Carmel Area Land Use Plan;

3) Coastal Development Permit to convert the former convalescent hospital into nine condominium units with underground parking, recreation room, storage, and a gym;

4) Coastal Administrative Permit to demolish one existing structure and construct 12 buildings for a total of 46 condominium units;

5) Coastal Development Permit to allow development on slopes of 30% or greater;

6) Coastal Development permit to allow the removal of 97 trees (21 Coast Live Oak and 76 Monterey Pines); and

7) Design Approval.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THIS MATTER IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED IN THIS PUBLIC NOTICE OR IN WRITTNE CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY AT OR BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elizabeth Gonzales, Associate Planner
Monterey County Resource Management Agency-Planning Department
168 West Alisal St., 2nd Floor, Salinas CA, 93901
(831) 755-5102 or gonzalesl@co.monterey.ca.us

ADDENDUM:
Monterey County Planning Commissioners
Jose Mendez District 1
Aurelio Salazar, Jr. District 1
Don Rochester District 2
Cosme Padilla District 2
Paul C. Getzelman (Chair) District 3
Jay Brown District 3
Amy Roberts (Vice-Chair) District 4
Luther Hert District 4
Keith Vandevere District 5
Martha Diehl District 5

Live & Archived Video for County Meetings

Villas De Carmelo

RECIRCULATED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE VILLAS DE CARMELO PROJECT
CARMEL, CALIFORNIA
August 2010


Villas De Carmelo DEIR Chapters (April 2009)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 Carmel Art Festival: First, Second, Third Places, An Honorable Mention & Best Local

AWARDS JUDGE FOR THE 2011 CARMEL ART FESTIVAL:
(Mr.) JEAN STERN, Executive Director, The Irvine Museum
"A recognized authority on California Impressionism, Jean Stern has extensive experience in the field as an author, curator, lecturer, and teacher. He has been the executive director of the Irvine Museum since its inception in January, 1993, and has established a national presence for the Irvine Museum in the field of California Impressionism through a noteworthy international series of books, exhibitions, lectures, articles and video documentaries."

"GHOSTS IN THE MORNING" 17 MILE DRIVE, Thomas Kitts, First Place

"PEBBLE BEACH DUNES," Laurie Kersey, Second Place

"MORNING VISTA," Terri Ford, Third Place

"PEBBLE BEACH GOLD," Kevin Courter, Honorable Mention

"PESCADERO PT. OVERLOOK, PB," Brian Blood, Best Local

Friday, May 13, 2011

18th Annual Carmel Art Festival: Plein Air Painting Schedule Highlights

18th Annual Carmel Art Festival
Plein Air Painting Schedule Highlights:

Saturday, May 14, 2011:
Plein Air Awards, Silent & Live Auction:
8:00 A.M. - 10:00A.M. - Judging of Plein Air Paintings.

10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. - Public view and bidding on plein air paintings from competition.
Mission Street between Ocean Av. & 6th Av.

5:00 P.M. - Plein Air Awards Ceremony.

6:00 P.M. - Close of Silent Auction; followed immediately by Live Auction.

Sunday, May 15, 2011:
Artists hang new paintings to replace paintings sold with other work completed during the festival
Mission Street between Ocean Av. & 6th Av.

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. - “Quick Draw”. Plein Air painting throughout the village, competition award winners compete to produce a finished painting in two hours.

11:00 A.M. View “Quick Draw” paintings - Judging for best Quick Draw with a “Quick” silent auction.
Devendorf Park, Ocean Av. between Junipero Av. & Mission St.

ADDENDUM:
Art by the sea: 18th annual Carmel Art Festival continues a long tradition
By LILY DAYTON Herald Correspondent, 05/12/2011


Official Guide to the 2011 Carmel Art Festival

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

COMMENTARY Mayor & City Council: A Dearth of Genuine Leadership

Carmel-by-the-Sea residents, voters and taxpayers would have been better served by Mayor Sue McCloud, City Council Members Jason Burnett, Paula Hazdovac, Karen Sharp and Ken Talmage had they done the following:

Unanimously voted to terminate City Administrator Rich Guillen from employment due to his “offense involving a violation of his official duties,” namely violating the City’s Code of Ethics (2.52.010) which requires “integrity, honesty, courtesy and fairness in all relationships, private and public” and specifically lying about his conduct with respect to then Human Resources Manager Jane Kingsley Miller and saved taxpayers approximately $100,000 in severance pay of six months salary and health benefits.

Provided direction to the City Attorney to revise the City’s Harassment Prevention Policy, conducted public meetings for citizen input, and adopted a revised Policy that city employees and citizens understood and supported and hired a “Personnel Officer” within a period of a few months.

Provided policy direction to then Public Safety Director George Rawson to research and present a thorough fire protection services options comparison between stand-alone fire department, Monterey Fire contract and Cal Fire contract, conducted public meetings for citizen input and adopted a fire protection service alternative within a reasonable period of time.

Supported the City’s General Plan, Zoning Code and Design Guidelines by unanimously voting to grant appellant Don Mackey’s appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny two two unit, multi-family residential projects on San Carlos Street 3 SE of 7th Avenue and on Mission Street 3 SW of 7th Avenue, two proposed projects consistent with the General Plan and Commercial Design Guidelines and in compliance with the Zoning Requirements for the RC District.

Genuine leadership is all about honesty, competence and intelligence. For instance, honesty, competence and intelligence requires that our elected representatives accept responsibility for not taking seriously the claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation of at least six city employees, accept responsibility for not following the City’s Harassment Prevention Policy and pledge to have a zero tolerance policy for city workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation. To date, the mayor and city council members have not demonstrated honesty, competence and intelligence in dealing with the aforementioned issues and other issues important to Carmelites and the City. Until the mayor and city council members demonstrate qualities of leadership, namely honesty, competence and intelligence, there will be a dearth of leadership at City Hall and a resultant lack of credibility with the residents, voters and taxpayers of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

18th Annual Carmel Art Festival 2011: Juried Plein-Air Painters

ABSTRACT: The Carmel Art Festival, a non-profit organization, is hosting the 18th Annual Carmel Art Festival Thursday, May 12- Sunday, May 15, 2011. The Carmel Art Festival is “a public benefit event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.” View the Official Guide to the 2011 Carmel Art Festival, including "Where will the Artists be Painting?" The sixty artists juried into the Carmel Art Festival are presented with links to each of their respective websites. The ADDENDUM includes a list of painting locations and a link to "Plein-Air Explained," PLEIN-AIR PAINTERS of AMERICA.

SIXTY ARTISTS JURIED INTO THE CARMEL ART FESTIVAL
(listed alphabetically by surname)

Tomiko Bailey (Oil Painter)
Moss Beach, CA.

Stacy Barter (Oil Painter)
Orlando, FL.

Brian Blood (California Impressionist)
Pebble Beach, CA.

Jason Bowen (Plein Air Painter)
Antioch, CA.

Carl Bretzke (Representational Oil Painter)
Minneapolis, MN.

Pati Bruce (Plein Air Painter)
Pasadena, CA.

Larry Cannon (Watercolor Artist)
Glen Ellen, CA.

Hiu Lai Chong (Plein Air Painter
Rockville, MD.

Kevin Courter (Plein Air Painter)
Mountain View, CA.

Ken Christensen (Plein Air Landscape Painter)
Los Osos, CA.

Bill Davidson (Plein Air Oil Painter)
Gainesville, GA.

Mark Farina (Plein Air Painter & Carmel Art Associaton Artist Member)
Pacific Grove, CA.

Terri Ford (Pastel Painter)
San Jose, CA.

Philippe Gandiol (Oil Painter)
Davis, CA.

Thaleia Georgiades (Landscape and Still Life Painter)
Placerville, CA.

Carole Gray-Weihman (Colorist)
Penngrove, CA.

Elaine Hahn (Watercolor Painter)
Holiday, FL.

Susan Hall (Plein Air Painter)
Point Reyes Station, CA.

Coraly Hanson (Plein Air Painter)
Santa Cruz, CA.

Darrell Hill (Impressionist)
Kamuela, HI.

Steve Hill (Plein Air Painter)
Lopez Island, WA.

Sterling Hoffmann (Plein Air Painter)
Sebastopol, CA.

Hai-Ou Hou (Plein Air Painter)
Stevensville, MD.

Sibyl Johnson (Plein Air Painter)
Carmel, CA.

Steve Kell (Plein Air Painter)
Laguna Niguel, CA.

Laurie Kersey (Plein Air Painter)
Pebble Beach, CA.

Thomas Kitts (Impressionist and Realist Painter)
Portland, OR.

Paul Kratter (Plein Air Painter)
Moraga, CA.

Shanna Kunz (Contemporary Landscape Painter)
Ogden, UT.

Robert Lewis (Plein Air Painter)
Pacific Grove, CA.

Rui Liang (Plein Air Painter)
San Francisco, CA.

Po Pin Lin (Oil Painter)
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Wayne McKenzie (Plein Air Painter)
Telluride, CO.

William McLane (Plein Air Painter)
Swansea, MA.

Jonathan McPhillips (Plein Air Painter)
Saunderstown, RI.

Yen-Ping Miao (Plein Air Painter)
La Jolla, CA.

Camille Przewodek (Plein Air Colorist)
Petaluma, CA.

Larry Moore (Plein Air Painter)
Winter Park, FL

Donald Neff (Plein Air Painter)
San Jose, CA.

Lana Rak (Impressionistic Painter)
Fremont, CA.

Robert Sandidge (Plein Air Painter)
Diamond Springs, CA.

Julia Seelos (Plein Air Oil Painter)
Redwood City, CA.

Randy Sexton (Contemporary California Landscape Painter)
Crockett, CA.

Timon Sloane (Contemporary Landscape Pastel Painter)
Los Altos, CA.

Jason Situ (Plein Air Painter)
El Monte, CA.

Michael Situ (Plein Air Painter)
Laguna Beach, CA.

Donald Sondag (Plein Air Painter)
Winter Park, FL.

Mary Stahl (Oil and Pastel Landscape Painter)
Redwood City, CA.

Robert Gantt Steele (Plein Air Painter)
Larkspur, CA.

Bryan Mark Taylor (Plein Air Painter)
Lafayette, CA.

Timothy Tien (Oil Painter)
Southern CA.

Joaquin Turner (Plein Air Painter)
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Bob Upton (Plein Air Oil Painter)
St. Paul, MN.

Akiyo Walker (Plein Air Painter)
Saratoga, CA.

Sharon Weaver (Landscape Oil Painter)
Valley Village, CA.

Stewart White (Plein Air Painter)
Baltimore, MD.

Laura Wiens (Plein Air Painter)
Carmel, CA.

Paul Youngman (Plein Air Painter)
Calistoga, CA.

Lu Yu (Plein Air Painter)
San Francisco, CA.

Tonya Zenin (Contemporary Landscape Artist)
Cupertino, CA.

ADDENDUM:
Painting Locations:
Cityscapes
Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Moss Landing

Historic Architecture
Point Sur Lighthouse, Hwy1 Big Sur
Point Pinos Lighthouse, 80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove
Carmelite Monastery, Hwy1, Carmel
Carmel Mission, Rio Rd, Carmel
Mission Ranch, Dolores & 14th, Carmel
Tor House, Ocean View Ave, Carmel
Monterey Historic Adobes (see map)
San Carlos Cathedral, Church St., Monterey

Gardens
La Playa Hotel, Camino Real & 8th Ave, Carmel
The Barnyard, Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel
Chautauqua Hall, Central & 16th, Pacific Grove
La Mirada Historic Adobes (see map)
Monterey Historic Adobes (see map)

Boats
Fisherman’s Warf I & II, Monterey
Moss Landing Harbor
Coast Guard Pier, Monterey

Golf Courses
Pebble Beach
Laguna Seca, Hwy 68

Coastal
Andrew Molera Park, Big Sur
Pfeifer State Park, Big Sur
Point Lobos, Carmel
Monastery Beach, Carmel
Carmel River Beach and Lagoon
Carmel Beach
Pebble Beach
Lovers Point, Pacific Grove
Asilomar Beach, Pacific Grove
Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing

Out of the way areas & Parks Inland
Garland Park
Toro Park, Hwy 68
Corral de Tierra, Hwy 68
El Estero Lake, Monterey
Artichoke fields, Castroville
San Benancio Rd, Hwy 68
Strawberry fields, Moss Landing

Plein-Air Explained
PLEIN-AIR PAINTERS of AMERICA


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Email Contact: 2011@carmelartfestival.org

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Carmel Art Association Presents ALICIA MEHEEN’S ‘ROAMING THE WEST’ SOLO SHOW & MARK FARINA’S ‘OUT & ABOUT THE MONTEREY PENINSULA’ SOLO SHOW & GALLERY SHOWCASE FEATURING SMITH AND BRADFORD

Carmel Art Association
“Celebrating 82 years of local art”
Voted “Art Gallery of the Year” by the Carmel Business Association three consecutive years.
W/s Dolores St. between 5th Av. & 6th Av.
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Daily, except major Holidays.
Open to the Public at No Charge

Founded in 1927, Carmel's oldest gallery features the work of more than 120 professional local artists, and is dedicated to presenting only the finest work for sale by artists living on the Monterey Peninsula.”

For more information, Online or (831) 624-6176.

Carmel Art Association Presents ALICIA MEHEEN’S ‘ROAMING THE WEST’ SOLO SHOW & MARK FARINA’S ‘OUT & ABOUT THE MONTEREY PENINSULA’ SOLO SHOW & GALLERY SHOWCASE FEATURING SMITH AND BRADFORD

Thursday, May 5, 2011 – May 31, 2011

SOLO SHOW: ALICIA MEHEEN “ROAMING THE WEST” (Center Room)
Painter Alicia Meheen exhibits watercolor and oil paintings inspired by periodic journeys throughout the western United States and scenes of the Monterey Peninsula. View Meheen’s artist statement and brief biography and “Roaming the West” thirty exhibition images, including “Bodie’s Coyote,” “Tahoe Coyote,” “Cormorant’s Perch,” “Oregon Plain,” “Abandoned Ranch,” “Bryce Canyon #1,” “Convict Lake #1,” “Woods Lake,” “Convict Lake #2,” “Wilson Canyon,” “Pt. Lobos,” “Wild Sunflowers,” “Bryce Canyon #2,” “Sawtooth Minarets,” “Minden Barns,” “Toro CafĂ© Fall,” “California Morning,” “High Noon at the Heyday Saloon,” “Toro Park Fall,” “Shades of the Past,” “Desert View,” “Green River View,” “Monterey Beach,” “West Fork of Carson River,” “Red Rocks,” “Snowy Road,” “Oregon Clouds,” “Oregon Skies #1” and “Oregon Skies #2.”

Artist creates visual diary of her travels
Alicia Meheen presents 'Roaming the West'
By LISA CRAWFORD WATSON Herald Correspondent
05/06/2011


SOLO SHOW: MARK FARINA “OUT & ABOUT THE MONTEREY PENINSULA” (Beardsley Room, South Wall)
Painter Mark Farina exhibits plein air and studio oil paintings of the Monterey Peninsula. View Farina’s brief biography and “Out & About The Monterey Peninsula” twelve exhibition painting images, including “Towards Hopkins Point,” “Dancing Cypress,” “Monterey Marina, Late Light,” “Towards Hopkins,” “Monterey Morning” “Toro Park Spring,” “Winter Stream,” “Tied Up at Fisherman’s Wharf,” “Lighthouse & Dunes,” “Monterey Marina, Last Light,” “Monterey Morning,” and “Old Fog Horn Building, Pacific Grove.”

GALLERY SHOWCASE: JEFF DANIEL SMITH & CYNDRA BRADFORD (Segal Room)
Painter Jeff Daniel Smith exhibits oils paintings underscoring the significance of the barn, a fading rural American icon. View Smith’s brief biography and “Majestic Views" exhibit (October 7 - November 2, 2010) images, including “Cathedrals of Mist,” “Evening Calm,” “Toward Moss Landing,” “Distant Shining Sea,” “Salinas Valley East,” and “Salinas Valley West.”

Painter Cyndra Bradford exhibits oil paintings on canvas of dogs on Carmel Beach. ViewMajestic Views" exhibition (October 7 - November 2, 2010) painting images, including “Big Sur Clouds,” “First Light, Rocky Creek,” “Monterey Bay Sunset,” “Rocky Creek Shadows,” “South Coast Rocks” and “First Light.”

Opening Reception - Saturday, May 7, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

ADDENDUM:
Plein Air Painting Demonstrations by Carmel Art Association Artists
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
In conjunction with the Carmel Art Festival, Carmel Art Asociation artists will offer painting demonstrations in the gallery’s sculpture garden. No charge for the event.

Panel Discussion: “The Plein Air Painters of the CAA”
Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 P.M.
A panel discussion with six “premiere” plein air painters of the Carmel Art Association, featuring Christine Crozier, Mark Farina, Roianne Hart, Peggy Jelmini, Gerard Martin and Alicia Meheen. No charge for the event and no reservations necessary.

Carmel Art Association on facebook

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

‘MINUTES’ for Four Noteworthy 3 May 2011 City Council Agenda Items

“MINUTES”
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Archived Video

City Hall
East side of Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues

II. Roll Call

PRESENT: Council Members Burnett, Hazdovac, Sharp, Talmage, and Mayor McCloud
ABSENT: None
STAFF PRESENT: John Goss, Interim City Administrator
Heidi Burch, Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk
Don Freeman, City Attorney
Brian Finegan, Attorney
Mike Calhoun, Interim Police Chief
Sean Conroy, Planning & Building Services Manager
Marc Wiener, Associate Planner

VIII. Public Hearings

A. Consideration of an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a two unit, multi-family residential project for a site located on San Carlos Street 3 SE of 7th Avenue. The appellant is Old Mill Properties, LLC.


Marc Wiener, Associate Planner, presented the Staff Report. In conclusion, Wiener stated that the Council should consider discuss the following questions:
• Is the project consistent with the General Plan?
• Does the project comply with the Zoning Requirements for the RC District?
• Is the project consistent with the Commercial Design Guidelines?

Architect Eric Miller, on behalf of appellant Old Mill Properties, LLC., presented a power point presentation. Highlights included Urban Housing, Sustainable Downtown; General Plan encourages a variety of residential units in the downtown area, Housing Element requirements; project history (eight months), project design and parking analysis. Miller cited the City Attorney’s opinion letter which stated that the Planning Commission’s discretion should not be arbitrarily or capriciously applied and the Commission’s decision should be based on substantial evidence in the record. Miller mentioned sixteen letters in support of the project.

Project Design: Miller stated that the project design is consistent with the design guidelines, staff recommended approval, city attorney’s opinion letter stated that the project is consistent with the General Plan and the Project is compatible with the architectural styling.

Parking Analysis: For good design and $500,000 expense reasons, parking in rear is objectionable due to steep ramp and unsafe driveway.

In conclusion, architect Eric Miller stated that the “great” Project is a poster child for housing in downtown.

Mayor McCloud opened the meeting to public comment.

Barbara Livingston stated that the Council must first determine the legislative intent /definition of multi-family dwellings prior to consideration of the Project; that is, whether or not the definition encompasses single family homes with granny units in the RC (residential commercial) district.

A man stated that the Project parking was contrary to the General Plan and recommended denial of the Project; he advocated for an underground garage.

Roberta Miller commented about the Planning Commissioners and expressed her disappointment in the Staff Report and advocated for denial of the Project.

Dan Silverie addressed underground parking and stated that underground parking on short lots is “dangerous.” He stated that the Project is an “improvement” to the neighborhood.

The developer, Don Mackey, stated that he is not a “taker,” he is a “giver.” He stated that Staff and attorney Brian Finegan support the Project. He stated that they have complied with the guidelines. They have done four complete design changes and seventeen to nineteen revisions of the plans based on suggestions. He asked the Council to base their “decision on the facts.”

Jim Bell, Mission Street resident, highlighted letters of support for the Project and his support of the Project.

Mayor McCloud closed the meeting to public comment.

Attorney Brian Finegan stated that investigation into legislative intent is only applicable if ambiguous. Finegan stated that vested rights are not for planning, but based on permit approval. He further stated in his letter that the Project was consistent with the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, but the Council must determine consistency with the design guidelines.

Council Member Sharp addressed subordinate units and affordable housing and parking and automobile carousel/turntable.

Council Member Burnett addressed parking options if lots were combined.

Appellant Don Mackey stated that these are two complete projects and referred to the police report on safety.

Architect Eric Miller stated that a 27% slope driveway from San Carlos Street is dangerous. One underground parking garage could increase traffic load onto the street. He addressed the automobile carousel/turntable and as safer than a steep ramp.

Interim Police Chief Mike Calhoun stated that the report stated the incline has potential of “limited view” and safety aspects.

Council Member Burnett stated that it was problematic that the Project is submitted as a multi-family project, but looks like a single family project.

Council Member Hazdovac stated that the applicant has met all the standards, the Project is an allowed use and expressed support for the Project.

Mayor McCloud commended the applicant on their parking solution.

Council Member Sharp expressed support for the Project with the carousel/turntable.

Attorney Finegan stated that the Council can approve, deny or modify the Project.

Interim City Administrator John Goss asked attorney Finegan whether there were any conditions of approval to prevent second unit from being used as part of the first unit even though both are permitted uses. Attorney Finegan stated that this is a design process, not a conditional use process. The carousel however is a design element.

Council Member BURNETT moved to deny the appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a two unit, multi-family residential project for a site located on San Carlos Street 3 SE of 7th Avenue, seconded by Mayor McCLOUD and carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: BURNETT; McCLOUD
NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: HAZDOVAC; SHARP
ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE
ABSTAIN: COUNCIL MEMBERS: TALMAGE

Note: Council Member Hazdovac, prior to the roll call, stated that the Council was charged with answering “Is the project consistent with the General Plan?” "Yes." "Does the project comply with the Zoning Requirements for the RC District?" "Yes." "Is the project consistent with the Commercial Design Guidelines?" "Yes."

B. Consideration of an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a two-unit, multi-family residential project for a site located on Mission Street 3 SW of 7th Avenue. The appellant is Old Mill Properties, LLC.

Marc Wiener, Associate Planner, presented the Staff Report.

Architect Eric Miller, on behalf of appellant Old Mill Properties, LLC., presented a power point on the Project. Miller cited the Housing Element requirements per General Plan, parking issues, Planning Commission split decision (2-2) resulting in denial. The Project is consistent with the design guidelines, General Plan and Zoning Code and compatible with architectural styling.

Project Design: The Project represents a transitional design; discussed massing, materials, parking analysis, including retaining wall, oak tree, expense of rear parking.

In conclusion, architect Eric Miller stated that this Project is “the right way to do it,” the Planning Commission was trying to design; if delayed, the Project could lose the water and have two empty lots.

Mayor McCloud opened the meeting to public comment.

Barbara Livingston asked whether the developer paid for one appeal or two appeals.

Jim Bell, Mission Street resident, just south of the Project site on the east side of Mission Street, stated that he attended Planning Commission meetings and stated the Project has met the guidelines and standards. He expressed his strong support for the Project and that he considered it “not fair or legal” to deny the Project.

Mayor McCloud closed the meeting to public comment.

Marc Wiener, Associate Planner, stated that the applicant paid for both appeals.

Mayor McCLOUD moved to approve an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a two-unit, multi-family residential project for a site located on Mission Street 3 SW of 7th Avenue, seconded by Council Member SHARP and carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: HAZDOVAC; SHARP; McCLOUD
NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: BURNETT
ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE
ABSTAIN: COUNCIL MEMBERS: TALMAGE

X. Resolutions

A. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing an agreement with Peckham & McKenney for recruitment services for the next City Administrator.


City Attorney Don Freeman stated that he had received a copy of the Agreement that day. He highlighted changes including contract for fourteen weeks, expenses incurred identified more clearly, attorney fees, mediation and arbitration and termination provision limited to ten calendar days. Ms. Peckham concurred with the changes.

Council Member Burnett stated he was surprised about the fourteen-week contract.

City Attorney Don Freeman stated that either limit the contract to fourteen weeks and if more time is required to renegotiate the fee or “until the job is done,” the choice of the Council.

Mayor McCloud opened the meeting to public comment.

Barbara Livingston asked the Council whether the Council intended to provide Peckham & McKenney with guidelines for what the Council desires in a city administrator and whether or not the Council will be asking for community input.

Mayor McCloud stated “yes” and the details would be worked out at a future time.

Council Member BURNETT moved to authorize an agreement with Peckham & McKenney for recruitment services for the next City Administrator, with time period extended to five months. The motion was not seconded.

Council Member HAZDOVAC moved to authorize an agreement with Peckham & McKenney for recruitment services for the next City Administrator, with time period extended to sixteen weeks or four months, seconded by Council Member TALMAGE and carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: BURNETT; HAZDOVAC; SHARP; TALMAGE & McCLOUD
NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE
ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE
ABSTAIN: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE

Note: City Attorney Don Freeman stated Peckham & McKenney agreement with the City is for $16,500.

XI. Orders of Council

D. Approve amendments to City’s revised Harassment Prevention Policy.


City Attorney Don Freeman stated that Jon Giffin was not present at the meeting. Freeman recommended the Council not adopt the revised Harassment Prevention Policy. The City has an existing Policy and is therefore not vulnerable. The Draft Policy is "over lawyered,” “too cumbersome,” “not to the benefit of employees” or the atmosphere the City is trying to achieve. He gave examples of “whistling” and the issue of “favoritism.” He recommended the Policy be tabled and brought back in the fall, not continued month to month. He stated that “training” and “detection” and “enforcement” of the Policy is at the heart of the issue that needs to be resolved.

Mayor McCloud opened the meeting to public comment.

City employee Margi Perotti concurred with the statements of Don Freeman. It does not benefit the employees or the City and the reporting requirements in the Policy are “over-the-top.”

Mayor McCloud closed the meeting to public comment.

Council Member Talmage stated the Draft Policy is “over lawyered,” “too subjective,” “too specific” and too “judgmental;” the Policy needs to be more general. He was concerned about independent city employees concerned about the Draft Policy.

City Attorney Don Freeman answered Council Member Hazdovac’s query about the expense amount of drafting the Policy as being $8,000.

Council Member BURNETT moved that the City retain its current policy, seconded by Council Member TALMAGE, and by consensus, the City Council approved the motion.

Monday, May 02, 2011

CITY COUNCIL Selects PECKHAM & McKENNEY as Recruiting Firm to Conduct Search for City Administrator

ABSTRACT: At the conclusion of the City Council Meeting, Saturday, 30 April 2011 (01:58:07), the City Council, by consensus, selected PECKHAM & McKENNEY as the recruiting firm to conduct the recruitment for the City Administrator. Information and links to additional information about Bobbi Peckham and PECKHAM & McKENNEY are provided.

PECKHAM & McKENNEY
EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND CONSULTING
"All About People"
"All About Fit"

Bobbi C. Peckham
Bobbi Peckham is one of the West Coast’s leading local government recruiters and has 28 years of experience in local government and executive recruitment. Ms. Peckham began her career in the public sector in Naperville, Illinois, where she became familiar with all aspects of local government. Ms. Peckham was then recruited to join the Executive Search practice of a leading California recruitment firm. Later, she played an integral role in creating a national search business for what became the largest recruitment practice serving local government in the country. Here, she became Regional Director overseeing Northern California and a nine-state region.

In 2001, Ms. Peckham was invited to implement a public sector search practice for a Sacramento-based, private sector firm. As a result of her success in this implementation, she then chose to leave in June 2004 in order to form Peckham & McKenney in partnership with Phil McKenney. Ms. Peckham has personally conducted hundreds of national searches throughout the Western United States. She has extensive experience working with City Councils, Executive Boards, and local government administrators, listening to and understanding their needs in executive level placements.

Ms. Peckham received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. She is a contributing member of the International City/County Management Association, CAL-ICMA, International Public Management Association, Municipal Management Association of Southern California, Professional Businesswomen of California, Municipal Management Association of Northern California, and Women Leading Government.

Ms. Peckham was appointed to ICMA’s National Job Hunting Task Force and serves on Cal-ICMA’s Committee on Preparing the Next Generation
.

Our Philosophy
When we chose to form our own executive search firm, we did so with the goal of providing both clients and candidates unparalleled service.

We achieve this goal by limiting the number of searches we take on at any one point in time, thereby focusing more directly on those we serve. In this way, no client or candidate should ever feel “lost in the shuffle.”

Not only do we take great care of our clients and candidates, but we are very actively involved in efforts to prepare the next generation of local government managers. Our commitment to the industry is genuine, and we look forward to many years of service.


Testimonials

Current Searches

Recent Placements

Resources

Contact Information

Peckham & McKenney
6700 Freeport Boulevard, Suite 203
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 391-2233 phone
(916) 391-2255 fax
Toll-free (866) 912-1919

Peckham & McKenney on facebook

ADDENDUM:
View PECKHAM & McKENNY's City Manager Executive Search for the City of Belmont, November 2009, includes INTRODUCTION, THE SEARCH PROCESS, PRLJECT SCHEDULE, CLIENT REFERENCES and RECENT CLIENTS AND EXECUTIVE SEARCHES.

'MINUTES' for Special City Council Meeting: City Administrator Recruitment Presentations by Avery Associates and Ralph Andersen & Associates & Selection of a recruiting firm to conduct the recruitment of the City Administrator

“MINUTES”
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:00 A.M.


Council Chambers
East side of Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues

Archived video streaming

II. ROLL CALL
PRESENT: Council Members Burnett, Hazdovac, Sharp, Talmage, Mayor McCloud
ABSENT: None
STAFF PRESENT: Heidi Burch, Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk

IV. Orders of Council

A. Interviews with representatives of selected firms interested in conducting the recruitment of the City Administrator.


Mayor McCloud opened and closed the meeting to public comment.

AVERY & ASSOCIATES:
Les White, Management Group, Avery & Associates, gave his presentation.

Les White stated that Bill Avery, President, would be the lead on recruitment, with his assistance. Avery (President) would do 75% of the recruitment search.

Les White is a former city manager of San Jose and Fullerton.

Avery & Associates has been in business for 30 years; the last 20 years in executive recruitment. The firm had done 20 plus recruitments in Monterey County.

White stated that the firm has “management consulting experience, organizational analysis, executive evaluation experience” and “recruitment experience” to give the city the kind of service needed.

White communicated testimonials from past city clients. Among the strengths of Avery & Associates include assessing candidates’ ability to perform, thoroughness of the profiles based on information from all constituencies, thorough reference checks, weekly updates by email and guarantee to stay with search until candidate chosen, and if candidate leaves within two years, firm will perform another search at no additional cost to the City.

Les White described the process, including orientation, scope position, information developed and placed in brochures and marketed on internet, magazines, assistance groups, et cetera, candidate screening, conduct interviews, selection process and recommend appointment.

White stated that Avery & Associates knows the Peninsula well and some qualities of Carmel and knows the field of city management and can apply that knowledge to Carmel’s unique situation.

Les White stated that the two most important things are getting a good understanding from the community through the council what qualities the city wants in a city administrator and checking to make certain candidates possess those qualities.

ADDENDUM:
Leaders in Leadership Search

Current Searches

Note: Includes, as follows:
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
General Manager
Final Filing Date: May 15, 2011

RALPH ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES:

Heather Renschler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Andersen & Associates, gave the presentation.

Heather Renschler, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been with Ralph Andersen & Associates since 1985: CEO for last thirteen-fourteen years. She would be the Project Director; she would meet with council, collectively and individually, meet with staff and department heads, and conduct a public forum with thecommunity.

Renschler stated that Ralph Andersen & Associates brings “stability and a reputation for integrity and quality searches in the public sector." The firm is small, (twelve employees), but has a “national reach.”

Renschler is familiar with coastal cities. She conducted city manager searches for the cities of Sausalito, Tiburon, Belvedere, all “high end communities,” and all within the last five years.

Renschler stated that City brochure is an important piece of information; it represents your collective vision of what you want your city manager to do and to be, states priorities and desire in what you want to be able to accomplish. Information is collected by the council, community members and business and residential groups.

Renschler has a private sector focus; economy, revenues and expenditures, salary and benefits, familiar with the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Renschler stated that Ralph Andersen & Associates was one of the first public sector search firms in the U.S. Ralph Andersen was “a pioneer;” and since 1972 the firm has the most successful track record by “volume.” The firm has never been involved in any litigation or lawsuit. The firm is the “longest standing, public sector search firm that has been independently owned.”

Renschler encouraged council members to contact her references, including clients and council members. She stated that her retention levels for placements are extremely high, 97% or 98% on city manager searches and she has a strong track record of repeat business and clients.

Renschler stated that extent of community participation is the responsibility of the city council. She recommended that process allow community involvement, but not too early so as to severely limit the number of potential candidates. Public forum best with final candidates.

Renschler stated she is committed to “aggressive outreach” by relationships. For a “stable of candidates,” she needs more insight into what the council wants in a city manager.

Regarding references, checking references involves verifing education and credentials and contacting references supplied by candidates; also includes DMV, civil and criminal, credit, newspaper and goggle searches, city blogs, et cetera.

Renschler stated it is city council’s determination to use a community panel; she reported that there are positive and negative aspects (negative mostly due to leaks, breaches of confidentiality).

Note: Interim City Administrator John Goss recused himself from the recruitment process due to his relationship with Ralph Andersen & Associates.

ADDENDUM:
Comprehensive Listing of Current and Recently
Completed Executive Recruitments For Heather Renschler


Note: Includes, as follows:
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
• Community Development Director
• Interim General Manager, Sunset Theatre Center
• Community Planning and Building Director
• Police Chief

The Search Process

Professional Resources

B. Selection of a recruiting firm to conduct the recruitment of the City Administrator.

By consensus, the City Council decided to remove Avery & Associates from the list due to not fact that the Council did not meet Bill Avery in person.

Council Member Jason Burnett stated he was impressed by “demonstrated integrity” of Heather Renschler and Bobbi Peckham.

Council Member Ken Talmage noted a point of differentiation between firms was Bobbi Peckham’s commitment to “do it all,” including interviews, reference checks, meet with people, et cetera, as opposed to a team approach.

Council Member Karen Sharp stated her preference for Peckham & McKenney and Ralph Andersen & Associates, specifically individuals Bobbi Peckham and Heather Renschler, respectively.

Council Member Paula Hazdovac stated her preference for Bobbi Peckham due to her leaning towards potential candidates from California, as opposed to potential candidates national-wide.

Council Member Talmage ranked Bobbi Peckham first due to her “energy” and “openness” and her work with cities similar to Carmel, such as Woodside, Del Mar, Mill Valley, Moraga, St. Helena, Park City and Vail, as contrasted to Beverly Hills from Heather Renschler.

By consensus, the council removed Bob Murray from consideration.

Council Member Jason Burnett ranked Bobbi Peckham first also.

Mayor McCloud stated that Bob Murray has a larger database than the other firms.

Council Talmage stated that he was impressed with Bobbi Peckham’s database of over 25 years used as a “strategic tool.”

Council Member Paula Hazdovac observed Peckham & McKenney as a “boutique” firm versus Ralph Andersen as a “corporate” firm and her preference for Peckham & McKenney.

After Council Members Jason Burnett and Karen Sharp expressed desire for public comment, Mayor McCloud opened the meeting for public comment.

Monte Miller agreed he was impressed with Heather Renschler and Bobbi Peckham and especially impressed with Heather Renschler.

Mayor McCloud closed the meeting for public comment.

Mayor McCloud stated that Bobbi has never worked for the City, whereas Heather had worked for the City. She stated that Heather was “more articulate.”

Council Member Talmage stated that Heather was “rigid.”

Council Member Sharp commented on Bobbi Peckham’s comfort level of six-eight searches, currently has three searches, will work directly with the council, two year guarantee and 94% placement rate. Sharp ranked Bobbi Peckham as number one.

By consensus, the City Council selected Peckham & McKenney as the recruiting firm to conduct the recruitment for the City Administrator.