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Posted on: July 23, 2020

City Council Meeting Recap

City Council Recap

The following is a recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The Yorba Linda City Council:

  • Received an update on law enforcement services from Lt. Corey Martino, Chief of Yorba Linda Police Services.
  • Authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement to obtain three years of Accela licensing, with two one-year extension options, for a total five-year cost not to exceed $261,521.02.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 2020-5696, declaring its intention to set a public hearing on August 18, 2020, for this year’s Weed Abatement Program.
  • Directed the City’s external auditors to conduct special audits of 1) the City’s risk management program claims processing and 2) wire transfer utilization and controls; and authorized an increase in the City’s contract with Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP (MGO) in the amount of $10,000 for this work.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 2020-5698, approving initiation of renewal of the Torrance Pipeline Company, LLC pipeline franchise and setting a public hearing pertaining thereto for the regular City Council meeting of August 18, 2020.
  • Approved the demolition permit request for a private residence.
  • Authorized the City Clerk to accept the Public Improvements of Tract 17547 and release 100 percent of the Faithful Performance and Labor and Materials bonds; and release 100 percent of the Monumentation bond.
  • Authorized the City Clerk to accept the replacement bonds for Tract No. 16595 posted by Toll West Coast, LLC (Toll Brothers); and release the remainder cash securities deposited by Bastanchury Holding Company as outlined herein.
  • Authorized the City Clerk to release 100 percent of the offsite Faithful Performance/Labor and Materials bond; and release 100 percent of the Monumentation bond. The City Clerk was also authorized to release 100 percent of the Grading bond.
  • Awarded the proposed On-Call Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Contract to Hardy & Harper, Inc. with a total maximum contract amount of $325,800 (or approximately $162,900 per year) for a two-year initial term, and approved the plans and specifications. The Council also authorized the Mayor to execute the proposed On-Call Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Contract; and authorized the City Manager to execute and approve renewals including any unit cost increases as provided for within this agreement.
  • Approved the plans and specifications for the Fairmont Boulevard Left Turn Access (400 ft s/o Avenida Del Rey) to Mustang Fields Park Project; and found that the Project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Class 1, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15301. The Council also appropriated funds in the amount of $66,000 from the Traffic Mitigation Fund; and awarded the public works construction contract to All American Asphalt, Inc. for the Fairmont Boulevard Left Turn Access (400 ft s/o Avenida Del Rey) to Mustang Fields Park Project in the amount of $113,472.
  • Awarded the contract for the Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial Lighting Project to Seco Electric and Lighting, Inc. of Yorba Linda, CA and authorized the Mayor to sign and City Clerk to attest said agreement.
  • Authorized to the City Manager to make minor and or non-substantive changes to the City’s Mortgage Assistance Program as deemed appropriate and necessary, with larger amendments to be presented to Council within the next 30 days. 
  • Upheld the Local Emergency Proclamation made by the Director of Emergency Services on March 16, 2020.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 2020-5702, approving temporary street closures on Yorba Linda Boulevard, between Eureka Avenue and Mountain View Avenue, and Eureka Avenue, between Yorba Linda Boulevard and Ranch Drive on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10a.m. to 3:30p.m.
  • Continued the Public Hearing of the L2G Vacation process to a date certain of August 18, 2020, allowing the property owners time to obtain more petition signatures for Zone L-2G and/or remove names from the ongoing petition in an effort to determine if a re-vote is warranted. The petition process will consist of obtaining closer to 60% of household signatures (one per single family home parcel) of those in the zone acknowledging support of an increased assessment, submitted to the City Clerk’s Department by 12:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2020.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 2020-5701, pursuant to the provisions of the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972, ordering that the costs for certain improvements in the citywide Yorba Linda Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance Assessment District shall be raised through installments over a period of years, confirming the diagram boundaries and assessments for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 for the citywide Yorba Linda Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance Assessment District, overruling all protest concerning the assessments, and levying the assessments confirmed herein.
  • Approved adjustments to the annual Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Engineer’s Report with updated mapping and financial information from the Engineer’s Report approved on June16, 2020 and approved the Revised Annual Engineer’s Report. The primary changes include re-inclusion of the areas in L-2G; reconfiguring Zone L1D; and typographical corrections. Council concurred with staff’s recommendations relative to addressing four (4) local landscaping zones as follows: a) administratively abate the general fund subsidies in Local Landscaping Zone L-5A to bring expenses below anticipated revenue; and b) in addition, Local Landscaping Zones L-1A, L-1E and L-4B, have budgeted expenditures exceeding projected available revenues, but they appear to have fund balance to cover expenses. Staff will return to City Council after the books close in September 2020 should there be significant changes that warrant City Council’s direction.
  • Approved a second round of funding for the Small Business Relief Program. In doing so, the City Council appropriated $20,000 in general funds originally budgeted for the City’s annual Fourth of July celebration, and authorized the City Manager to review applications, determine eligibility, and award monies to businesses deemed qualified to receive emergency grant assistance.
  • Accepted and appropriated $108,004.37 in Coronavirus Relief Funds received by the County of Orange for expenses to implement a meal gap program for Seniors and other vulnerable populations experiencing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting adjourned at 9:14 p.m. to the next City Council meeting on August 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


NOTE: Council Recaps briefly summarize and highlight topics from the City Council Meeting agenda. This recap is provided by City staff as a public service and is not an official record of Council action. The official record of approved minutes from the July 21, 2020 meeting will be approved at the August 4, 2020 meeting and will be available for viewing thereafter.


Regular City Council meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

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