Saturday, April 29, 2017

AMENDED CITY COUNCIL AGENDA SPECIAL MEETING, May 1, 2017


CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
AMENDED CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

SPECIAL MEETING
Monday, May 01, 2017
TOUR OF INSPECTION 5:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP 5:30 p.m.

Fifteen Noteworthy 2 May 2017 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Items

ABSTRACT: FifteenNoteworthy 2 May 2017 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Items, including CLOSED SESSION, PUBLIC APPEARANCES, ANNOUNCEMENTS, Monthly Reports for March 2017, Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with ECS Imaging, Inc. for NovusAgenda agenda and records/document management systems for a three year term ending June 30, 2019 in a total amount not to exceed $103,000, Receive and file the Carmel Hospitality Improvement District 2017 Annual Report, Consideration of a determination that there exists an unreasonable hardship for providing fully compliant accessibility at the Scout House property due to site constraints, Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with Conti Corporation to provide and install an audio, video and control system in a total amount not to exceed $112,646.00 for a contract term ending January 1, 2018, Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with InterVision Systems, LLC for the purchase and installation of network firewalls in a total amount not to exceed $42,707.25 for a contract term ending June 30, 2018, Consideration of a resolution establishing a schedule of fees and charges for City services, Approve the FY 2017-2018 Capital Improvement Plan and refer the Plan to the Planning Commission for General Plan Consistency review, Adoption of an ordinance (second reading) authorizing the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Consideration of an Ordinance (Second Reading) amending Municipal Code Sections 17.08 (Residential Zoning District) and 17.68 (Use Classifications) pertaining to accessory dwelling units in response to recently adopted state legislation, Second Reading: Adoption of an Ordinance authorizing an amendment to the provisions of municipal code section 2.56 (Retirement System) and approving an amendment to the contract between the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the City Council of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to provide section 20516 (employees sharing additional cost) of 3% for Safety (Police) and Safety (Fire) members and Waive reading in full and introduce on first reading an ordinance moving the date of the City’s General Municipal Election from the second Tuesday in April of even-numbered years to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years beginning in November 2018. The CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REGULAR MEETING and Staff Reports document copies are embedded.
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
CLOSED SESSION 3:00 p.m.
OPEN SESSION 4:30 p.m

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL


CLOSED SESSION

1. LABOR NEGOTIATIONS
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a)
Agency Designated Representatives: Zutler
Employee Organization: Ambulance, General Employees

2. LITIGATION ONE MATTER
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA 54956.9(c)
Order Instituting Investigation and Order to Show Cause on the Commission’s Own Motion into the Operations and Practices of Pacific Gas and Electric Company with respect to Facilities Records for its Natural Gas Distribution System Pipelines. Investigation 14-11-008 (Filed November 20, 2014)

3. REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATIONS – LEASE
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8
Between Chip Rerig, Carrie Theis, and Carolyn Hardy and Sunset Cultural Center, Inc

4. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(D)(1)
Name of Case: Chilone Payton, Plaintiff v. City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Charge No. 485-2014-00453

OPEN SESSION

PUBLIC APPEARANCES Members of the public are entitled to speak on matters of municipal concern not on the agenda during Public Appearances. Each person’s comments shall be limited to 3 minutes, or as otherwise established by the City Council, Board or Commission. Matters not appearing on the City Council, Board or Commission’s agenda will not receive action at this meeting but may be referred to staff for a future meeting. Persons are not required to give their names, but it is helpful for speakers to state their names so that they may be identified in the minutes of the meeting.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Announcements from Closed Session

B. Announcements from City Council Members

C. Announcements from City Administrator

D. Announcements from City Attorney

CONSENT AGENDA Items on the consent agenda are routine in nature and do not require discussion or independent action. Members of the Council, Board or Commission or the public may ask that any items be considered individually for purposes of Council, Board or Commission discussion and/ or for public comment. Unless that is done, one motion may be used to adopt all recommended actions.

2. Monthly Reports for March 2017
Monthly Reports 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Monthly Reports for March 2017

4. SR 2017-052 Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with ECS Imaging, Inc. for NovusAgenda agenda and records/document management systems for a three year term ending June 30, 2019 in a total amount not to exceed $103,000.
ECS Imaging, Inc. 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with ECS Imaging, Inc. for NovusAgenda agenda and records/document management systems for a three year term ending June 30, 2019 in a total amount not to exceed $103,000.

5. SR 2017-053 Receive and file the Carmel Hospitality Improvement District 2017 Annual Report.
Hospitality Improvement District 2017 Annual Report 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Receive and file the Carmel Hospitality Improvement District 2017 Annual Report.

6. SR 2017-054 Consideration of a determination that there exists an unreasonable hardship for providing fully compliant accessibility at the Scout House property due to site constraints.
Scout House 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a determination that there exists an unreasonable hardship for providing fully compliant accessibility at the Scout House property due to site constraints.

8. SR 2017-056 Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with Conti Corporation to provide and install an audio, video and control system in a total amount not to exceed $112,646.00 for a contract term ending January 1, 2018.
Conti Corporation 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with Conti Corporation to provide and install an audio, video and control system in a total amount not to exceed $112,646.00 for a contract term ending January 1, 2018.

9. SR 2017-057 Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with InterVision Systems, LLC for the purchase and installation of network firewalls in a total amount not to exceed $42,707.25 for a contract term ending June 30, 2018.
InterVision Systems, LLC 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute an agreement with InterVision Systems, LLC for the purchase and installation of network firewalls in a total amount not to exceed $42,707.25 for a contract term ending June 30, 2018.

11. SR 2017-059 Consideration of a resolution establishing a schedule of fees and charges for City services.
Fees and charges for City services 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a resolution establishing a schedule of fees and charges for City services.

13. SR 2017-061 Approve the FY 2017-2018 Capital Improvement Plan and refer the Plan to the Planning Commission for General Plan Consistency review.
Approve FY 2017-2018 Capital Improvement Plan 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Approve the FY 2017-2018 Capital Improvement Plan and refer the Plan to the Planning Commission for General Plan Consistency review.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
18. SR 2017-066 Adoption of an ordinance (second reading) authorizing the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Ordinance (second reading) Community Choice Aggregation Program 05-02-17.pdf by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Adoption of an ordinance (second reading) authorizing the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

19. SR 2017-067 Consideration of an Ordinance (Second Reading) amending Municipal Code Sections 17.08 (Residential Zoning District) and 17.68 (Use Classifications) pertaining to accessory dwelling units in response to recently adopted state legislation.
Ordinance (Second Reading) Amending Municipal Code Sections 17.08 and 17.68 05-02-17 by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of an Ordinance (Second Reading) amending Municipal Code Sections 17.08 (Residential Zoning District) and 17.68 (Use Classifications) pertaining to accessory dwelling units in response to recently adopted state legislation.

20. SR 2017-068 Second Reading: Adoption of an Ordinance authorizing an amendment to the provisions of municipal code section 2.56 (Retirement System) and approving an amendment to the contract between the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the City Council of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to provide section 20516 (employees sharing additional cost) of 3% for Safety (Police) and Safety (Fire) members.
Second Reading CalPERS 05-02-17 by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Second Reading: Adoption of an Ordinance authorizing an amendment to the provisions of municipal code section 2.56 (Retirement System) and approving an amendment to the contract between the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the City Council of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to provide section 20516 (employees sharing additional cost) of 3% for Safety (Police) and Safety (Fire) members.

21. SR 2017-069 Waive reading in full and introduce on first reading an ordinance moving the date of the City’s General Municipal Election from the second Tuesday in April of even-numbered years to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years beginning in November 2018.
General Municipal Election 05-02-17 by L. A. Paterson on Scribd

Waive reading in full and introduce on first reading an ordinance moving the date of the City’s General Municipal Election from the second Tuesday in April of even-numbered years to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years beginning in November 2018

Friday, April 28, 2017

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, April 28, 2017

FRIDAY LETTER April 28, 2017
Carmel Residents Association Annual Meeting - 5.18.17.
Carmel Police Host Tactical Lifesaver Course
Chief Tomasi Provides Emergency preparedness Talk to Mission trail Lions Club
Marketing Meeting
The Foodie Edition
Community Activities and Cultural Commission Vacancy
Special Events Grants and CC Discretionary Funding
Carmel Chamber of Commerce Annual Report
Your Friend in the Newspaper Business
Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Happening at Sunset Cultural Center

Thursday, April 27, 2017

City of Carmel by the Sea Employment Opportunity: Director of Public Works

ABSTRACT: The City posted a Job Announcement for City of Carmel by the Sea Employment Opportunity Director of Public Works @ CalOpps.org.  The City is accepting application materials for Director of Public Works through midnight, Sunday, May 7, 2017.  To qualify, you will need to possess any combination of experience and training as follows:
·         Five years of responsible experience in municipal public works including three years of manage­ment and supervisory experience. 
·         Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
·         Possession of, or ability to obtain, registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.
To be considered for this opportunity, submit an application, cover letter, resume and a list of five (5) professional references that will not be contacted until mutually agreed upon.

FORMER DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS ROBERT MULLANE’S SEVERANCE PAY: $81,585.00

ABSTRACT: Former Director of Public Works Robert Mullane’s EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT is between the CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA and ROBERT MULLANE, dated October 1, 2015, states, in part, as follows: SEVERANCE PAY A. Except as provided in paragraph S.B. of this Agreement, if EMPLOYEE is terminated by the CITY ADMINISTRATOR while still willing and able to perform the duties of Director of Public Works, CITY agrees to pay EMPLOYEE a cash payment equal to six {6) months of the then current, aggregate salary. Said cash payments may be paid, at the option of the EMPLOYEE in: 1) lump sum upon date of termination; 2) lump sum on January 1 of the calendar year following termination; or 3) six equal monthly installments. Such payment shall release the CITY from any further obligations under this Agreement. SALARY A. The CITY agrees to pay EMPLOYEE ROBERT MULLANE, $155,400.00 in salary per annum for his services, payable in installments at the same time as other employees of the CITY are paid, and subject to customary withholding.  Robert Mullane’s SEVERANCE PAY totaled $81,585.00, according to the City’s Robert Mullane Earnings document, per public records act request (Rate Distribution 78.4471, $163,169.68/year). Mullane’s EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, Earning document For Period 02/01/17 - 04/06/17 and Rob Mullane, AICP, Public Works Director,
Letter of Resignation, March 15, 2017, document copies are embedded

Mullane Employment Agreement 2015 Redacted by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
ROBERT MULLANE
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
October 1, 2015
ROBERT MULLANE
EARNINGS
For Period 02/01/17 - 04/06/17

Mullane Resignation Letter 03-15-17_Redacted by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Rob Mullane, AICP, Public Works Director
SUBJECT: Letter of Resignation
DATE: March 15, 2017

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA STREET PROJECTS LOCATION MAP (DECEMBER 20, 2016): COMPLETED PROJECTS FY 07-08 TO FY 12-13 through FY 16-17 PROJECTS & FUTURE PROJECTS FY 17-18 & BEYOND

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, CALIFORNIA
STREET PROJECTS LOCATION MAP
DECEMBER 20, 2016
COMPLETED PROJECTS FY 07-08 TO FY 12-13 through FY 16-17 PROJECTS & FUTURE PROJECTS FY 17-18 & BEYOND

Friday, April 21, 2017

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, April 21, 2017

FRIDAY LETTER April 21, 2017
Welcome Baby
Earth Day - April 22, 2017
Marketing Meeting
The Foodie Edition
Community Activities and Cultural Commission Vacancy
Special Events Grants and CC Discretionary Funding
Beach Fire Device

Sunday, April 09, 2017

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING AGENDA, April 12, 2017

ABSTRACT: The CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING AGENDA and Planning Commission Reports documents copies for April 12, 2017 are embedded. PUBLIC HEARINGS including Consideration of an appeal (APP 17-089) of the Planning Staff decision to approve Design Study (DS 17-039 - Raffel) application for the construction of a rooftop deck above a garage located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District (Quiring, NE corner of Camino Real and 9th Avenue), Consideration of a Combined Concept and Final Design Study (DS 16-466) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new single-family residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning and Archaeological Significance (AS) Overlay Zoning Districts (Cosentino, Claudio Ortiz Design Group, Mission Street, 4 NE of 10th Avenue), Consideration of a Combined Concept and Final Design Study (DS 17-066) and associated Coastal Development Permit for alterations to an existing residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District (McDougall, Thomas B. Hood, Architect, Monte Verde 2 NW of 11th Avenue), Consideration of a Concept Design Study (DS17-036) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of an existing residence and construction of a new residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District (Simpson, Adam Jeselnick, Architect, Dolores 3 parcels SW of 11th Ave), Consideration of a Use Permit (UP 17-105) application for the establishment of a pilates fitness studio in a commercial business space located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District (Inferno Hot Pilates, Jenna Fortuna, business owner, Dolores 2 NE of 7th Ave.), Consideration of a Live Music Permit (UP 14-17) application for Affina Bistro restaurant. The site is located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District (Affina Bistro, SW Cor. Of San Carlos & 6th Ave.), Consideration of a Use Permit (UP 17-80) application to convert an existing restaurant (Carmel Coffee and Cocoa Bar) located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District from a specialty restaurant to a full-line restaurant (Cocoa Bar, Mira Porges, Business Owner, Carmel Plaza) and Consideration of a Concept Design Review (DR 16-384) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new mixed-use building located on a vacant parcel in the Residential and Limited Commercial (RC) Zoning District (Fountain, Eric Miller, Architect, 8th Avenue 2 NW Junipero Street).
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

April 12, 2017

A. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
Commissioners: Don Goodhue, Chair
Michael LePage, Vice Chair
Julie Wendt
Gail Lehman
Karen Sharp

H. PUBLIC HEARINGS

If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

1. APP 17-089 (Quiring)
NE corner of Camino Real and 9th Avenue
Block J; Lots 2 and 4
APN: 010-217-014
Consideration of an appeal (APP 17-089) of the Planning Staff decision to approve Design Study (DS 17-039 - Raffel) application for the construction of a rooftop deck above a garage located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District
Greg and Valerie Quiring 04-12-17 by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of an appeal (APP 17-089) of the Planning Staff decision to approve Design Study (DS 17-039 - Raffel) application for the construction of a rooftop deck above a garage located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District

2. DS 16-466 (Cosentino)
Claudio Ortiz Design Group

Mission Street, 4 NE of 10th Avenue
Block: 109; Lot: 12
APN: 010-076-015
Consideration of a Combined Concept and Final Design Study (DS 16-466) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new single-family residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning and Archaeological Significance (AS) Overlay Zoning Districts
Consideration of a Combined Concept and Final Design Study (DS 16-466) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new single-family residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning and Archaeological Significance (AS) Overlay Zoning Districts

3. DS 17-066 (McDougall)
Thomas B. Hood, Architect

Monte Verde 2 NW of 11th Avenue
Block: E; Lot: 15
APN: 010-185-008
Consideration of a Combined Concept and Final Design Study (DS 17-066) and associated Coastal Development Permit for alterations to an existing residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District
Consideration of a Combined Concept and Final Design Study (DS 17-066) and associated Coastal Development Permit for alterations to an existing residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District

4. DS 17-036 (Simpson)
Adam Jeselnick, Architect

Dolores 3 parcels SW of 11th Ave
Block: 115; Lot 13
APN: 010-158-007
Consideration of a Concept Design Study (DS17-036) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of an existing residence and construction of a new residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District
Consideration of a Concept Design Study (DS17-036) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of an existing residence and construction of a new residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District

5. UP 17-105 (Inferno Hot Pilates)
Jenna Fortuna, business owner

Dolores 2 NE of 7th Ave.
Block 76; Lot:18
APN: 010-146-008
Consideration of a Use Permit (UP 17-105) application for the establishment of a pilates fitness studio in a commercial business space located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District.
Consideration of a Use Permit (UP 17-105) application for the establishment of a pilates fitness studio in a commercial business space located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District.

6. UP 14-17 (Affina Bistro)
SW Cor. Of San Carlos & 6th Ave
Block: 71; Lot: 1
APN: 010-134-011
Consideration of a Live Music Permit (UP 14-17) application for Affina Bistro restaurant. The site is located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District.
Leidig-Draper Properties 04-12-17 by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a Live Music Permit (UP 14-17) application for Affina Bistro restaurant. The site is located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District.

7. UP 17-80 (Cocoa Bar)
Mira Porges, Business Owner
Carmel Plaza

Block: 78; Lot: All
APN: 010-086-006
Consideration of a Use Permit (UP 17-80) application to convert an existing restaurant (Carmel Coffee and Cocoa Bar) located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District from a specialty restaurant to a full-line restaurant
Owrf Carmel, Llc 04-12-17 by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a Use Permit (UP 17-80) application to convert an existing restaurant (Carmel Coffee and Cocoa Bar) located in the Central Commercial (CC) Zoning District from a specialty restaurant to a full-line restaurant

8. DR 16-364 (Fountain)
Eric Miller, Architect

8th Avenue 2 NW Junipero Street
Block: 89; Lot: 26
APN: 010-087-020
Consideration of a Concept Design Review (DR 16-384) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new mixed-use building located on a vacant parcel in the Residential and Limited Commercial (RC) Zoning District
Thomas Fountain 04-12-17 by L. A. Paterson on Scribd
Consideration of a Concept Design Review (DR 16-384) and associated Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new mixed-use building located on a vacant parcel in the Residential and Limited Commercial (RC) Zoning District

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING – MINUTES, March 8, 2017


PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING – MINUTES, March 8, 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017

FORMER FINANCE MANAGER PAUL WOOD’S SEVERANCE PAY: $65,922.00

ABSTRACT: Former Finance Manager Paul Wood’s EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT between the CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA and William Paul Wood, dated November 16, 2015 states, in part, as follows: SEVERANCE PAY A. Except as provided in paragraph 5.B. of this Agreement, if EMPLOYEE is terminated by the CITY ADMINISTRATOR while still willing and able to perform the duties of Police Commander [sic], CITY agrees to pay EMPLOYEE a cash payment equal to (6) months of the then current, aggregate salary. Said cash payments may be paid, at the option of the EMPLOYEE in: 1) lump sum upon date of termination; 2) lump sum on January 1 of the calendar year following termination; or 3) four equal monthly installments. Such payment shall release the CITY from any further obligations under this Agreement. SALARY A.The CITY agrees to pay EMPLOYEE William Paul Wood, $131,676 in salary per annum for his/her services, payable in installments at the same time as other employees of the CITY are paid, and subject to customary withholding.
Paul Wood’s SEVERANCE PAY totaled $65,922.00, according to the City’s Paul Wood’s Earnings document, and SALARY - MANAGEMENT Rate Distribution 63.3865, or $131,844.00/annum, 
per public records act request. Mr. Wood’s EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT and Earnings For Period 10/01/16 - 02/28/17 document copies are embedded.
PAUL WOOD
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
FINANCE MANGER

November 16, 2015
PAUL WOOD
EARNINGS
For Period 10/01/16 - 02/28/17

Evidentiary Hearing, California Public Utilities Commission, April 13, 2017: A.15-07-019 (EH) - Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Authorization to Modify Conservation and Rationing Rules, Rate Design, and Other Related Issues for the Monterey District

ABSTRACT: RE: A.15-07-019 (EH) - Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Authorization to Modify Conservation and Rationing Rules, Rate Design, and Other Related Issues for the Monterey District. On April 13, 2017, a California Public Utility Commission Evidentiary Hearing is scheduled, Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California. “Joint Parties shall appear at an evidentiary hearing to be held at 9:30 a.m. on April 13, 2017, in the Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California. The hearing shall be held for Joint Parties to explain how the Phase 3A true-up mechanism works. California American Water Company shall appear and show cause why it should not be penalized for violations of the Public Utilities Code and Commission decisions. California American Water Company and the Office of Ratepayer Advocates shall, and other parties may, appear and address specific items addressed in this Ruling. By April 11, 2017, parties who intend to actively participate in the April 13 hearing shall each file and serve a prehearing statement that provides information specified herein to help organize the hearing. Parties shall be prepared to address other scheduling matters to conclude Phases 3A and 3B. The hearing may continue, if necessary, to April 14, 2017.” ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING SETTING HEARING AND PHASE 3 SCHEDULE (FILED 3-28-17), DECISION ADDRESSING WRAM BALANCES, RATE DESIGN, CONSERVATION AND RATIONING RULES, AND OTHER ISSUES FOR THE MONTEREY DISTRICT (Date of Issuance 12/8/2016) and DECISION ADOPTING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO ELIMINATE SUMMER OUTDOOR WATERING ALLOTMENTS IN THE MONTEREY DISTRICT (Date of Issuance 3/24/2016) document copies are embedded. Summaries and ORDERS are reproduced.

04/13/17 9:30 a.m. ALJ Weatherford Comr Randolph

A.15-07-019 (EH) - Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Authorization to Modify Conservation and Rationing Rules, Rate Design, and Other Related Issues for the Monterey District. Commission Courtroom, San Francisco (Also April 14.) (EH) = Evidentiary Hearing


Summary
Joint Parties shall appear at an evidentiary hearing to be held at 9:30 a.m. on April 13, 2017, in the Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California. The hearing shall be held for Joint Parties to explain how the Phase 3A true-up mechanism works. California American Water Company shall appear and show cause why it should not be penalized for violations of the Public Utilities Code and Commission decisions. California American Water Company and the Office of Ratepayer Advocates shall, and other parties may, appear and address specific items addressed in this Ruling. By April 11, 2017, parties who intend to actively participate in the April 13 hearing shall each file and serve a prehearing statement that provides information specified herein to help organize the hearing. Parties shall be prepared to address other scheduling matters to conclude Phases 3A and 3B. The hearing may continue, if necessary, to April 14, 2017.

IT IS RULED that:

1. An evidentiary hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on April 13, 2017,in the Commission Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California. The hearing may continue on April 14, 2017, if needed.

2. California American Water Company, Office of Ratepayer Advocates, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, and Coalition of Peninsula Businesses (Joint Parties) shall appear at the evidentiary hearing. Joint Parties shall have one or more witnesses available to explain the operation and implementation of the Phase 3A pilot program, with copies of the material in sufficiently large type so as to be readable. Joint Parties shall have one or more witnesses available to address the reasonableness and feasibility of returning a Phase 3B cost recovery waiver to each customer as a bill credit.

3. California American Water Company is ordered to appear and show cause why it should not be penalized for violations of the Public Utilities Code and Commission decisions identified in Decision 16-12-003 and stated in this Ruling. Based on the assumption the Commission may determine a penalty is warranted, California American Water Company shall also address each of the following nine penalty considerations: the severity of the offense; the conduct of the utility; the financial resources of the utility; the totality of the circumstances; the role of precedent; the sophistication, experience and size of the utility; the number of victims; the economic benefit received from the unlawful acts; and the continuing nature of the offense. In particular, California American Water Company shall specifically provide (1) data on the financial resources of American Water Company, and (2) citations to relevant Commission decisions involving reasonably comparable factual circumstances with an explanation of any substantial differences in outcome. On the assumption that one or both Settlement Agreements will not be adopted by the Commission and a penalty is appropriate, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates, and other parties may, also appear at the hearing and be prepared to address the nine penalty considerations stated above.

4. The revised schedule for Phases 3A and 3B as set forth in the body of this Ruling is adopted. 5. Each party shall file and serve a prehearing statement with the following information no later than April 11, 2017: (a) a brief description of what the party expects to show at the hearing, (b) the name of each witness the party will sponsor, the subject of the testimony, and the proposed order, (c) a list of exhibits the party may seek to have identified, (d) an estimate of the amount of time necessary for direct, (e) an estimate of the amount of time necessary for cross-examination, and (f) anything else the Commission should reasonably consider in order to make the hearing efficient. To the best of their ability, California American Water Company and all other parties shall identify their witnesses and provide their exhibit list and all other relevant information to other parties in advance of April 11, 2017. All parties shall use all reasonable efforts to file and serve a joint prehearing statement.

6. All parties shall be prepared at the hearing on April 13, 2017 to address other scheduling matters to conclude Phases 3A and 3B as efficiently, equitably, and soon as reasonably possible.
Date of Issuance 12/8/2016
DECISION ADDRESSING WRAM BALANCES, RATE DESIGN, CONSERVATION AND RATIONING RULES, AND OTHER ISSUES FOR THE MONTEREY DISTRICT


O R D E R

IT IS ORDERED that:

1. California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, file a Tier 2 advice letter in conformance with General Order 96-B. The advice letter shall request recovery of the Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism/Modified Cost Balancing Account (WRAM/MCBA) balance through 2014 for the Monterey District of $39.8 million authorized in this decision, reduced by collections from existing WRAM/MCBA surcharges, to be recovered over five years with interest at the 90-day commercial paper rate. The advice letter shall clearly and fully itemize the WRAM/MCBA balance through 2014, including adjustments for collections from existing surcharges. The recovery shall be by a fixed monthly surcharge assessed on the basis of meter size using standard meter ratios. The multiple volumetric surcharges now in place for this recovery shall be terminated concurrent with the advice letter becoming effective. When the rates are to become effective, Cal-Am shall provide customer notice and explanation of the rate changes, with the notice first reviewed by the Commission‘s Public Advisor.

2. Future Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism/Modified Cost Balancing Account (WRAM/MCBA) advice letters filed and served by California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) for the Monterey District shall request recovery of under-collections (or refunds of over-collections) by a uniform surcharge (or surcredit) on each unit of water sold (volumetric rate) including Tier 1. This applies to all WRAM/MCBA balances recovered once the new rate design is implemented. Cal-Am shall provide customer notice of each such advice letter consistent with General Order (GO) 96-B. In addition, for each of the next three advice letter requests, Cal-Am shall notify all customers in the Monterey District by bill insert or direct mail of the request even if that notice is not otherwise required by GO 96-B. The Notice shall be approved by the Commission‘s Public Advisor before it is issued by Cal-Am.

3. California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) shall, within 60 days of the date of this decision, file a Tier 2 advice letter in conformance with General Order 96-B. The advice letter shall include tariffs for the Monterey District that: (a) eliminate the residential allotment system, (b) recover 30 percent of residential customer fixed costs in the residential monthly service charge, (c) use the temporary modification to standard residential meter ratios recommended by Cal-Am for recovery of the increased percentage of fixed costs in the residential monthly service charge, (d) use the standardized residential rate design recommended by Cal-Am in which each customer gets the same amount of water in each tier at the tier break points and modified block widths, (e) reduce the multiple of Tier 5 to Tier 1 residential rates to 8 as proposed by Cal-Am, (f) use 2015 residential consumption data for rate development, (g) apply a 30 percent discount from the monthly service charge and the rates in Tier 1 through 4 for customers in the low-income ratepayer assistance program, and (h) move 8.4 percent of forecast revenue collection from residential to non-residential customers. Cal-Am shall, and parties may, as soon as feasible, recommend elimination of the temporary modification to the standard residential meter ratios for recovery of the increased percentage of fixed costs in the residential monthly service charge, and shall do so by the time of Cal-Am‘s next general rate case (after Application 16-07-002) or explain in that general rate case why not. When the rates are to become effective, Cal-Am shall provide customer notice and explanation of the rate changes, with the notice first reviewed by the Commission‘s Public Advisor.

4. California-American Water Company shall study the following issue and report its findings along with its recommendations in Application 16-07-002. The issue is the potential for automatic enrollment in the low-income ratepayer assistance program, along with coordination with energy utilities, municipalities, and community based organizations to provide conservation information and tools to its customers.

5. The June 17, 2016 Motion for Adoption of Settlement Agreement Between California-American Water Company and Monterey Peninsula Water Management District on the Annual Consumption True-Up Pilot Program and on the Modifications to Monterey District Rule 14.1.1 and Tariff Schedule MO-14.1.1 is denied. California-American Water Company and parties are encouraged to file and serve a motion for Commission adoption of an improved annual consumption true-up pilot program, with the improvements incorporating those stated in the body of this decision as well as addressing the issues also stated in the body of the decision. That motion, if any, shall be filed and served within 60 days of the date of this decision. The Administrative Law Judge may extend the 60 day deadline for good cause.

6. California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, file a Tier 2 advice letter in conformance with General Order 96-B. The advice letter shall include a modified Monterey District Rule 14.1.1 and Tariff Schedule MO-14.1.1 that is consistent with the proposal attached to July 13, 2016 Reply Comments filed by Cal-Am and Monterey Peninsula Water Management District with one modification: Schedule 14.1.1 part B.4 (and related part(s) in Rule 14.1.1 if any) shall be modified to read:
―Once the Schedule is activated, utility can implement Stages 2, 3, and 4 or change levels of the Emergency Conservation Rates, of the Schedule by filing a Tier 2 advice letter.‖

7. Application 15-07-019 remains open in Phase 3 to address (a) a motion, if filed, for Commission adoption of an improved annual consumption true-up pilot program, and (b) a penalty phase. Parties in Phase 3 shall address by evidence and briefs, as appropriate, whether or not a penalty (if any is ultimately assessed) can be returned directly to ratepayers, including the desirability, feasibility, legality, and any other relevant factors that must be considered in doing so.
Date of Issuance 3/24/2016
DECISION ADOPTING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO ELIMINATE SUMMER OUTDOOR WATERING ALLOTMENTS IN THE MONTEREY DISTRICT


Summary
This Phase 1 decision adopts a Settlement Agreement to eliminate the summer outdoor watering allotment for Tiers 3 and 4 in the Monterey District of the California-American Water Company, effective May 1, 2016. It also provides for direct notification to customers of such elimination. The decision takes effect immediately.

O R D E R

IT IS ORDERED that:

1. The December 16, 2015 motion to adopt the Phase 1 Settlement Agreement to eliminate summer outdoor watering allotments is granted.

2. The Settlement Agreement attached to this decision as Attachment A is approved.

3. Application 15-07-019 remains open to address the issues in Phase 2.
  
SOURCE: Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Timothy J. Sullivan,
Executive Director
Daily Calendar Friday, April 7, 2017

REFERENCES:
A1507019 – Proceeding
Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Authorization to Modify Conservation and Rationing Rules, Rate Design, and Other Related Issues for the Monterey District.
ALJ: Gary Weatherford (Assigned Jul 24, 2015)
COMMISSIONER: Liane Randolph (Assigned Feb 10, 2017)

Cal Am facing potential multimillion-dollar fine over residential water allocation system
By Jim Johnson, Monterey Herald

Posted:

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, April 7, 2017

FRIDAY LETTER April 7, 2017
Winter Action Carmel
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Scenic Road Interpretative Panel

Thursday, April 06, 2017

City Of Carmel-by-the-Sea REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) RFP # 16-17-12 WEBSITE DESIGN AND HOSTING SERVICES

ABSTRACT: On March 17, 2017, the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea issued a REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) WEBSITE DESIGN AND HOSTING SERVICES (April 30, 3017); the RFP document copy is embedded. SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS are featured. “The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is seeking qualified website developers (Vendor) to design and implement a new, customer-service focused website that provides ease of access to information and resources, a robust search engine, and an engaging, modern design.” RFP Schedule of Events includes Deadline for Submitting a Proposal, 5 PM, Friday, April 14, 2017; Short-listed Vendor Interviews and Presentations, Wednesday – Friday, May 10-12, 2017; City Determines Finalist(s) for Contract Negotiations, Friday, May 19, 2017; and Authorization of Award to Selected Vendor, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS
1. RFP Overview

1.1 Background
Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated as a General Law City in 1916, and has a Council/City Administrator form of government. The major operating departments of the City are, Administrative Services, which includes the City Administrator, City Clerk and finance, Community Planning and Building, Public Works, Police, and Library and Community Activities. Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for its urban forest, its beach and natural parklands and its village atmosphere. The City’s boundary is one square mile in area, with a population that has remained steady at around 4,000. It is located within Monterey County approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco.

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is seeking qualified website developers (Vendor) to design and implement a new, customer-service focused website that provides ease of access to information and resources, a robust search engine, and an engaging, modern design.

The selected Vendor will be tasked with providing the City with an information ready, turn-key website to allow non-technical staff to immediately begin managing the content and providing a wide variety of services to residents, businesses, and visitors. The website will replace the current website, but will continue to use the same URL, upon the launch of the new website.

The Vendor is expected to have demonstrated experience in designing and managing local government websites, and expertise with current trends and best practices regarding website design and the user experience in the public sector.

The City wishes to engage a Vendor who can serve as a partner throughout the duration of this project and provide ongoing maintenance, support, and design services. Specific deliverables related to the scope of work for this project will be included in the final agreement.

1.2 Purpose of RFP
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to identify and select a vendor with a proven record of accomplishment in the planning, development, implementation, support, and hosting of government websites. The selected vendor must be capable of providing all services, including ongoing hosting, to implement a state-of-the-art website. In addition, the vendor must offer a robust content management system (CMS) that allows City staff to easily update website content. The City desires a single vendor for all services identified in the RFP.

The City is seeking a vendor that will take full responsibility for all aspects of the City’s website, CMS, and related hosting. The scope of services should include all software, hardware, training, and other services required to support the implementation, support, and ongoing hosting of the new site. As a minimum, the vendor’s services should include the following:
Design and configuration.
Interfaces to City data/systems.
Implementation consulting.
Administrative and staff training.
Content migration and conversion.
Testing
Documentation.
Project management.
Reporting.
Hosting.
Ongoing maintenance and operations support.

1.5 Timeline
The City expects to begin project implementation in July 2017 and anticipates a three to four month implementation timeframe. Vendors should be prepared to propose a solution and approach that meets this timeline, or propose an alternative based on vendor’s past experience with similar efforts.

1.6 RFP Schedule of Events
Table 1, RFP Schedule of Events, identifies the City’s best estimate of the schedule that will be followed. The City realizes the vendor procurement and selection schedule represents an aggressive timeline; however, time is of the essence and the City encourages vendors to carefully consider and plan according to the presented schedule of events.

Table 1 – RFP Schedule of Events
             RFP EVENT
            DATE/TIME
City Issues RFP
Friday, March 17, 2017
Deadline for Letter of Intent to Propose
5 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017
Deadline for Written Questions and Comments
5 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017
City Issues Responses to Written Questions and Comments
Friday, March 31, 2017
Deadline for Submitting a Proposal
5 PM, Friday, April 14, 2017
City Completes Short-list Evaluations
Friday, April 28, 2017
City Notifies Short-listed Vendors
Friday, April 28, 2017
Short-listed Vendor Interviews and Presentations
Wednesday – Friday, May 10-12, 2017
City Determines Finalist(s) for Contract Negotiations
Friday, May 19, 2017
Authorization of Award to Selected Vendor
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

City Of Carmel-by-the-Sea
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
RFP # 16-17-12
WEBSITE DESIGN AND HOSTING SERVICES