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City Council Meeting Recap for April 9, 2019

Post Date:04/13/2019 9:01 AM

On Tuesday, April 9th, the Millbrae City Council hosted its first meeting of the month.

Following the Pledge, the Millbrae City Council presented two proclamations proclaiming April as National Rosacea Awareness Month and Celebrate Diversity Month. In addition, the City Council proclaimed April 27, 2019, as Arbor and Earth Day. This year, the City will host a community wide celebration of Arbor and Earth Day. The City Council encourages people to consider volunteering or getting a group together to volunteer for the morning event. Activities will include planting trees, tending to plant beds, and picking up litter. The event will start at 10 a.m. and go until 12 noon. For more information, please call 650-259-2444 or visit .

The City Council unanimously approved, by a 5-0 vote, the following consent item: 

Item 5 - Resolution approving the first addendum to the agreement with Millbrae Community Television (MCTV) for broadcasting, video and channel management services for fiscal years 2018 – 2019 and 2019 – 2020, increasing the total compensation to an amount not to exceed $131,650 for the two-year period.

Under existing business, the City Council unanimously approved, by a 5-0 vote, Item 9 - Recreation Center Restoration Project – 1) Receive informational update on Millbrae Recreation Center Restoration Project; 2) Accept the final Millbrae Recreation Center Conceptual Design Report; 3) Adopt resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute the second addendum to the agreement for professional services with Group 4 Architecture, Research, and Planning, Inc. amending the scope of work to include schematic design and increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $520,735 from $796,179 to $1,316,914 and authorizing an increase in appropriations in the Recreation Center Capital Project Fund in the amount of $520,735.

Under existing business, the City Council unanimously approved, by a 5-0 vote, Item 10 - Adopt resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute an amendment to the professional service agreement with New City America increasing compensation by $67,500 from $45,000 to $112,500 and extending the term through December 31, 2019.

After receiving public comment from the property owner and community members, the City Council unanimously approved, by a 5-0 vote, the remanding of Item 8 – 210 VALLEJO DRIVE: Appeal of a Planning Commission decision to approve the DESIGN REVIEW PERMIT to allow the construction of a new two-story residence located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zoning District – back to the Planning Commission for further public input.

Under Item 7, the City Council approved, by a 4-0-1 vote with Mayor Lee excused, an amendment to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan. The proposed amendment would revise Figure 5-3, on Page 5.12 of the MSASP. The revision would remove the designation of “Transition to Single Family Neighborhoods”, as denoted on Figure 5-3 (map), located on the north side of proposed California Drive between El Camino Real and the BART/Caltrain railway tracks.

Under Item 6, the City Council unanimously approved the design review permits for the R2 and C1 buildings, art locations, signage, lighting, materials, furnishings, and landscaping for the Millbrae Serra Station Project.  The City Council approved, by a 4-0 vote, with Mayor Lee excused, the design review permit for the R1 building on the condition that art and signage come back to the City Council for further approval. Item 6 included: City Council review of design review permit and master sign program applications to consider design aspects of the Millbrae Serra Station -Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Project pursuant to Millbrae Municipal Code (MMC) 10.05.2500 C. The applicant, Millbrae Serra Station LLC, obtained approval of a Development Agreement (Ordinance 768) to develop a 3.6 acre mixed-use TOD Project in three (3) buildings located on the west side of the Millbrae Intermodal Station, east of El Camino Real consisting of: 1) Building R1 –  ten (10) story building with 119 apartments, 4,255 square feet of ground floor retail space and 3,648 square feet of retail or live-work space; 2) Building R2 – ten (10) story residential building containing 325 apartments and 4,340 square feet of retail or live-work space;  3) Building C1 – nine (9) story building with 290,140 square feet of office space, a 5,000 square foot galleria and lobby and 22,360 square feet of retail space.

A recording of the City Council meeting can be viewed at

The entire meeting agenda, attachments and presentations can be viewed at

 Earth Day Proclamation 2019

 Presentation of Arbor and Earth Day 2019 Proclamation.

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