Monday's City Council Agenda Faces Budget, Waste Haulers and an Historic Tudor Revival Style Apartment Building

Published : Sunday, June 4, 2017 | 10:11 PM

The Pasadena City Council will continue a public hearing on the City’s recommended operating budget for 2018 on Monday during its regular weekly meeting. As set last month by the Council, the public hearings on the budget will continue every Monday until June 19, when it will be asked to formally adopt the budget.

Also on Monday, public hearings on the recommended Schedule of Taxes, Fees and Charges and on the recommended General Fee Schedule will continue. The hearings on these two recommendations are expected to be concluded, and the schedules adopted, on June 12.

According to Monday’s meeting agenda, the City Council may adopt a resolution to consider granting non-exclusive solid waste franchise renewals to 22 existing franchises in the City. The Department of Public Works is also asking the City Council to schedule a public hearing on June 19, where anyone may speak either in favor of or in opposition to renewing the non-exclusive franchises.

Currently, the 22 solid waste haulers serve 3,485 commercial and multifamily customers in Pasadena. Five haulers serve 3,346 customers or 96 percent of the customer base and the remaining 17 haulers serve between one and 33 customers.

The haulers operate 76 vehicles within the City. Individual customers can arrange for solid waste services with the haulers and negotiate rates with them.

For the recommended franchisees, the franchise term shall be July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, with up to four one-year renewal terms at the sole discretion of the City Manager. The franchisees will have no vested or contract right in any of the four additional one-year renewal terms.

Another public hearing on Monday’s agenda will be about the request to designate the apartment building located at 1128 to 1134 North Los Robles Avenue as a City landmark in accordance with the Pasadena Municipal Code.

A report from the City’s Planning and Community Development Department said the Historical Preservation Commission has recommended that the City Council approve the designation since the property – considered a rare intact example of a Tudor Revival style multi-family residence – embodies the distinctive characteristics of a locally significant property type, architectural style and period.

The property’s owners, Dominick and Nany Cardella, filed an application for the landmark designation in December last year. City staff evaluated the property according to the criteria in Title 17 of the Municipal Code and determined that the apartment building, with its adjoining front terrace and low wall, qualifies for designation as a landmark.

The City Council meeting starts in a closed session at 5:30 p.m. and continues on to the public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Public hearings usually start at 7 p.m.

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