Council Recap

April 14, 2015 – Highlight of City Council Action:

  • Presented Certificates to Westlake High School Mock Trial Team members
  • Proclaimed April 12 – 18, 2015 National Library Week  
  • Cabrillo Music Theatre cast members performed song from upcoming production “Mary Poppins”  
  • Conducted public hearing regarding Municipal Code Amendment to modify Oak and Landmark Tree Ordinances related to owner-planted oak trees and procedural standards for removal requests for parking area oak and landmark trees and consideration of extending Interim Urgency Ordinance declaring moratorium on administrative review procedure for the removal of four or more planted nursery grown parking area oak trees or six or more planted nursery grown parking area landmark trees, and on issuance of any verification of owner-planted oak tree exemption status; adopted Interim Urgency Ordinance extending moratorium established by Ordinance No. 1596-NS and extended by Ordinance 1598-NS, on administrative processing of requests involving removal of four or more planted nursery grown parking lot oak trees or six or more nursery grown landmark trees and on issuance of any owner-planted oak tree exemption permit; directed staff to return with revised Oak Tree Ordinance addressing issues discussed 

  • Received on water conservation update report; directed staff to come back in May with a Drought Action Plan
  • Approved City Mission Statement, Customer Service Philosophy, City Council Norms, Citywide Goals for FY 2015-2016 & FY 2016-2017, and Citywide Top Ten Priorities for FY 2015-2016; Established Ad Hoc City Council Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan Committee comprised of Councilmembers Fox and Adam
  • Received 2014 General Plan Annual Progress Report; Directed Community Development Director to provide copies of 2014 General Plan Annual Progress Report to State Office of Planning and Research and Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Received report regarding Traffic Control Measures on Newbury Road, East of Haigh Road; adopted resolution establishing multi-way stop sign control at intersection of Haigh Road and Newbury Road; directed staff to report back to City Council in six months
  • Adopted resolution to initiate amendment to General Plan Land Use Element from “High Density Residential” to “Industrial” and conforming amendment to Rancho Conejo Specific Plan, involving approximately 10.5 gross acres (9.9 net acres) of land located on west side of Conejo Center Drive, approximately 200 feet north of Conejo Spectrum Street
  • Approved one re-appointment and two appointments to Traffic & Transportation Commission for terms ending December 2018

 Meeting adjourned to next City Council Meeting April 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

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