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City Council Meeting Recap for September 11, 2018

Post Date:09/18/2018 10:01 AM

On Tuesday, September 11, the Millbrae City Council hosted its first meeting of the month.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Millbrae City Council presented three proclamations recognizing the month of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, recognizing the month of September as Pain Awareness Month, and recognizing the week of September 17-23, 2018, as Pollution Prevention Week. In addition, Eunice Danli was honored for her 10 years of service on the Millbrae Sister Cities Commission.

Millbrae Planning Commissioner Maureen Davis gave the City Council an update report on behalf of the Commission. The majority of their work involved approving residential remodels. This year, they have approved 24 residential remodel permits. In addition, the Commission held public hearings and meetings with various stakeholders to approve the transit-oriented developments at Millbrae Station, and has helped lead the Millbrae Recreation Center rebuild effort.

By a 5-0 vote, the City Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

  • Item 7 - Resolution authorizing the city manager to execute an amendment for an extension of time to an existing contract with CSG Consultants for community development department consulting services;
  • Item 10 - Resolution ratifying a contract with Granite Rock Construction for emergency concrete repair at Cowan Canal, and transferring capital funds from the Millbrae Avenue Storm Culvert Capital Project to the emergency repair of the Cowan Canal;
  • Item 12 - Waiver of fees totaling $690 in rental fees for the great room for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on September 22, 2018.

Items 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 were pulled from consent for further discussion.

For item 5, the City Council requested that staff look into ways for the City to increase its return on investments without taking on unreasonable risks. The quarterly investments schedule for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 – 2018 was approved unanimously by the City Council.

For item 6, representatives from the Japanese Culture Festival thanked the City for their continual support of the event. This year marks the 13th annual Japanese Culture Festival. It will take place on Sunday, October 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Millbrae Library parking lot. The City Council unanimously approved the parking lot closure and fee waiver for the annual Japanese Culture Festival in the Library parking lot on October 7, 2018.

For item 8, the City Council requested more educational materials be distributed on ways local residents can reduce their water use. City staff will look into additional water efficiency rebates. The City Council unanimously approved the resolution delegating authority to the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency to negotiate an amendment to the water supply agreement with the City and County of San Francisco.

For item 9, the City Council requested further clarification on how this would impact the S.F. Baykeeper consent decree. Staff noted that the City is not discontinuing the upper latter replacement program and that they still plan to meet consent decree requirements. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution accepting upper lateral pilot program as complete, authorizing the filing of a notice of completion, and updating the Sewer Lateral Rebate Program.

For item 11, it was noted that Councilmember Wayne Lee will be attending the League of California Cities’ 2018 annual conference. The City Council unanimously approved guidance and recommendations for the resolutions being considered at the League of California Cities annual conference.

Item 13 – On April 28,2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which funds the newly established Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA). Last year, the City received $135,000 in additional revenue from RMRA. This year, the City expects to receive $387,000.  The statewide initiative to repeal SB 1 has qualified for the November 2018 ballot, as Proposition 6. The City Council voted unanimously on a resolution to oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal SB 1.

Items 14, 15 and 16 – In September of 2016, the City Council restructured the City's commissions and committees. As part of the process, work plans were created for all commissions and committees, and align with the City Council’s goals. The adoption of work plans is relatively new for the commissions and committees.

The City Council unanimously approved the adoption of item 14, the fiscal year 2018-2019 Youth Advisory Committee work plan.

The City Council unanimously approved the adoption of item 15, the fiscal year 2018-2019 Cultural Arts Advisory Committee work plan.

The City Council unanimously approved the adoption of item 16, the fiscal year 2018-2019 Parks & Recreation Commission work plan.

The entire City Council meeting can be viewed online at The meeting agenda and staff reports can be view at

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