Council Recap

“COUNCIL RECAP”
 May 24, 2016
 – Highlight of City Council Action

  • Presented six local businesses with plaques acknowledging them as Green Businesses
  • Commended Newbury Park High School Girls Basketball Team for winning 2016 CIF State Championship
  • Recognized five Conejo Valley Unified School District Gold Ribbon Schools
  • Received update on Civic Arts Plaza Programming
  • Received Presentation regarding Stroke Awareness
  • Conducted public hearing relating to Hillcrest Signature Homes Project (9 Single Family Detached Homes); adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; introduced ordinance to approve Zone Change application to allow zone change from R-E (Rural Exclusive) to RPD-4.5U (Residential Planned Development - maximum 4.5 dwelling units per net acre); adopted resolutions to approve Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Landmark Tree Permit, and Residential Planned Development, all to become effective only upon effective date of zone change ordinance; Located: 2080 East Hillcrest Drive; Applicant: Hillcrest Signature Homes LLC
  • Received report regarding Ad Hoc City Council Theatres Fund Budget Review Committee and Alliance for the Arts Funding Agreement; approved statutory merger of Alliance for the Arts into Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation in concept; directed staff to move forward with implementing statutory merger and return to City Council for final approval; directed staff to research endowment opportunities for approximately $4,000,000 Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Endowment Fund, approximately $6,000,000 Alliance for Arts investment funds, and approve appropriation of one-time $4,000,000 matching contribution contingent upon final City Council approval of statutory merger
  • Adopted resolution approving Ventura County Transportation Commission transportation investment and expenditure plan
  • Adopted resolutions Calling for General Municipal Election November 8, 2016, Consolidating General Municipal Election with Statewide Presidential General Election (including contract with Ventura County for Election Services), and adopting Candidate Statement Guidelines and Costs; authorized necessary expenditures for contract services with Ventura County Elections Division; approved League of Women Voters’ request for use of City Council Chambers and TOTV Government Television for televised City Council Candidate Forum on date to be determined and  authorized expenditure of $3,000 to cover costs; directed staff to return to City Council on June 28, 2016 for consideration of adding Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR)/Parks Land Use Voter Participation General Plan Amendment Ordinance to November 8, 2016 ballot as City-sponsored ballot measure

Meeting adjourned to next City Council Meeting June 28, 2016, 6:00 p.m. (June 14, 2016 Meeting cancelled)

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