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Eureka City Council
April 18, 2023, 6 p.m.
A. MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Volunteer Appreciation Proclamation
1. Navigation Center
C. BOARD/COMMISSION REPORTS
D. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
E. PUBLIC HEARINGS
F. CONSENT CALENDAR
2. Pavement Rehabilitation 2022 Bid No. 2022-05 - Acceptance
The Eureka City Council is considering a project for pavement rehabilitation in 2022. The project includes improvements to streets such as 1st, 2nd, and M Street, and will be funded by Measure H and Gas Tax Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account funds. Staff has determined that the work has been completed as per requirements, and recommends that the council approves the project and authorize a notice of completion to be filed. Total construction cost for the project is $3.5 million.
… or, as an Elizabethan sonnet!
Oh Council of Eureka, noble and wise
Behold, a matter most important, hear my plea
A project of great merit doth now arise
Pavement Rehabilitation 2022, let it be
Public Works hath prepared this endeavor
With Scott Ellsmore as their Traffic Manager
Street rehabilitation, new improvements to discover
The city's infrastructure enhanced with glamour
Mercer-Fraser Company hath bid and won
Their construction amount, a sum of three point five
Funded by Measure H and Gas Tax Road Maintenance, they've begun
To pave and rehabilitate the streets, bringing them alive
Council, accept this project, let it be known
A financially stable and effectively run city is shown.
3. Determination of Use Not Listed for a Martial Arts Studio
The City of Eureka is considering allowing a martial arts studio to open in a shopping center, but it is not listed as a permitted or conditional use in the zoning laws. The Planning Commission has decided that the martial arts studio is similar enough to music and dance studios to be allowed in the Commercial Neighborhood District, as long as they don't make too much noise. The City Council has the option to review this decision. The staff recommends receiving the report of the Planning Commission.
… or, as a conversation between Beavis and Butt-head!
Beavis: Heh heh, dude, what's a "martial arts studio"? Is that like where you go to learn how to be a ninja?
Butt-head: More like where you go to learn how to kick people's asses.
Beavis: Yeah, cool! Wait, why are we talking about this anyways?
Butt-head: I dunno, some stupid city council thing. They're trying to figure out if it's okay to put one in some shopping center or something.
Beavis: Oh yeah, I don't really care about that.
Butt-head: Me neither. But apparently, they're saying the martial arts studio is kinda like a music and dance studio, so it's okay to put it there.
Beavis: What? That doesn't make any sense.
Butt-head: Yeah, I know, right? But the Planning Commission said it's cool, so whatever.
Beavis: Heh heh, Planning Commission. That sounds like a bunch of old guys sitting around, planning stuff.
Butt-head: Yeah, it probably is. But who cares? Let's just watch some videos or something.
Staff Report • Attachment 1 - Planning Commission Report • Planning Commission Resolution
4. Application for Upstate California Creative Corps Grant Funds
The Eureka City Council is considering applying for a grant called the Upstate California Creative Corps Grant Funds. The grant is for $3.38 million and is being distributed by the Nevada County Arts Council to encourage outreach and programming related to environmental issues, civic engagement, social justice, and public health. The grant aligns with the Council's goal of promoting community pride and diversity, and would not have any financial impact. The Council will need to authorize city staff to apply for this grant.
… or, as an insane conspiracy theory!
This application for Upstate California Creative Corps Grant Funds is actually a front for a secretive government agenda to brainwash and control the population through the arts. The $60 million allocated by the State of California is being used to fund the development of subliminal messaging in all forms of art, from paintings and sculptures to music and film. The nineteen counties receiving grant funding will unknowingly become test subjects for this mind control program, which will ultimately be rolled out across the entire state. The City Manager, Jeff Davis, is a key player in this conspiracy, working closely with the Administering Organization - the Nevada County Arts Council - to covertly insert these hidden messages into every piece of art created or displayed within the Upstate region. The true goal of this program is to create a population of obedient, subservient citizens who can be easily manipulated and controlled by the government. Beware the art around you - it may be secretly brainwashing you without your knowledge.
G. LEGISLATIVE ACTION CORRESPONDENCE
I. REPORTS/ACTION ITEMS
1. Housing Element Annual Progress Report
2. General Plan Annual Progress Report
The Eureka City Council will receive a report about the progress of their 2040 General Plan. The report is required by law and will include data from 2022. There will be no financial impact. The report will be reviewed and approved by various city departments.
Socrates: Greetings, my friends. Today we gather to discuss the 2040 General Plan Annual Progress Report for the Eureka City Council. Kristen M. Goetz, the Principal Planner of the Development Services- Planning department has prepared the report. The recommendation is to receive the report. The report incorporates data for the calendar year 2022. Are there any questions or concerns regarding this report?
Council member 1: Socrates, I am curious to know what kind of data is included in this report.
Socrates: That is an excellent question. According to the agenda summary, the report is mandated by the California Government Code Section 65400 and includes data on the general plan and its implementation for the year.
Council member 2: Socrates, I am wondering if there is any fiscal impact of this report?
Socrates: The summary mentions that there is no fiscal impact, and it is not included in the budget or requiring additional appropriations.
Council member 3: Socrates, could you refresh our memory on why the annual progress report is required?
Socrates: Indeed. It is mandated by the Government Code Section 65400 that cities and counties submit an annual progress report to City Council, the Governor's Office of Planning, and Housing and Community Development Department. The report provides an update on the progress of the general plan and its implementation.
Council member 4: Socrates, is there anything specific that this report addresses in terms of Council goals and strategic vision?
Socrates: The agenda summary does not mention any specific Council goals or strategic vision, but since the report addresses the general plan's progress, it could provide insights into whether the progress aligns with the city's goals.
Council member 5: Socrates, is this report going to have any recommendations or just presenting the data?
Socrates: The summary recommends that the Council receives the report. It does not mention any specific recommendations.
Council member 6: Socrates, I am curious to know if this report has gone through all the necessary approvals.
Socrates: According to the summary, the report has been reviewed and approved by the City Attorney, City Clerk/Information Technology, Community Services, Development Services, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Police, and Public Works.
Council member 7: Socrates, I would like to suggest that we go through the report in detail and ascertain if it aligns with our goals and strategies.
Socrates: That is an excellent suggestion. We must ensure that the progress of the general plan aligns with the city's goals and strategic vision.
Council member 8: Socrates, I propose that we schedule another meeting to discuss any recommendations based on this report.
Socrates: That is a prudent idea. We should discuss any recommendations and potential actions that need to be taken based on this report.
Council member 9: Socrates, I recommend that we close the discussion and accept the report for now, and then convene another meeting to finalize any decisions.
Socrates: That sounds wise. I believe we have covered all the relevant topics today. We shall receive this report and schedule another meeting to reach any decisions. Thank you all.
3. Wiyot Tribal Council Meetings
4. Humboldt Community Services District 2x2
J. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
K. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
1. Strategic Visioning Update
L. PUBLIC COMMENT CONTINUED
M. COUNCIL REPORTS / CITY-RELATED TRAVEL REPORTS