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Culver City Council Meeting in a Minute


January 28, 2016

Here are some highlights from the City Council meeting of January 25, 2016. At this meeting, the City Council:

• Presented a Certificate of Recognition to Family Self Sufficiency Program Graduate Yolanda Gomez.

• Adopted a resolution approving (1) the acceptance of certain real property (3846 Cardiff Avenue; Assessor's Parcel Nos. 4206-028-900 and 4206-028-901) from the Successor Agency to the Culver City Redevelopment Agency to the City of Culver City for use to fulfill contractual enforceable obligations pursuant to the Long Range Property Management Plan approved by the California Department of Finance on March 18, 2014.

• Approved a fifth amendment to the Modern Parking Inc. agreement to extend the term of the Agreement for an additional three months to April 30, 2016, authorized the City Manager/Executive Director to approve additional extensions beyond April 30, 2016 on a month-to-month basis, not to exceed an additional six months, and increased the not-to-exceed amount by an additional $668,295.90.

• Approved a license agreement with the Downtown Business Association to use the City-owned Venice Parking Lot at 9415-25 Venice Boulevard for valet parking during evenings and weekends at a rate of $750 per month with a term ending June 30, 2017 with a one year extension option, subject to the City Manager's approval.

• Approved an application for $145,639.45 in grant funds through the Fiscal Year 2017 California Office of Traffic Safety Selective Traffic Enforcement Program.

• Adopted a resolution waiving permit fees in the approximate amount of $200,000 related to the development of ten affordable housing units on Culver City Housing Authority-Owned property located at 4044-4068 Globe Avenue.

• Authorized the purchase of support and maintenance Cisco SmartNet contracts for from SIGMAnet for the City's Telephone and Data Networking Systems in an amount not-to-exceed $49,307.43 for a term from December, 2015 to December 31, 2016 with four optional one-year extensions for amounts not-to-exceed the prior year's cost by more than 15%, subject to the approval of the City Manager.

• Approved a professional services agreement with Hadronex, Inc. (dba Smart Cover Systems) for the monitoring and repair of 43 Smart Cover units in the amount of $59,684.00.

•Authorized the release of a Request for Proposals for the ongoing design of bus schedules and other related bus service marketing materials.

• Adopted a resolution establishing specific locations for the installation of parking meters in the Culver City Arts District on Washington Boulevard and the commercial segments of other streets, on the west side of National Boulevard between Wesley Street and Eastham Drive, and on the south side of Washington Boulevard, adjacent to the King Fahad Mosque, directed the Public Works Director/City Engineer to install parking meters in such locations, rescinded Resolution No. 2014-R081 and authorized the purchase and installation of required meter components in a total amount not to exceed $917,814.

• Authorized the removal of the east marked crosswalks across Jefferson Boulevard at Duquesne Avenue and Jordan Way-Summertime Lane, removed parking on the Duquesne Avenue Bridge, and approved plans and specifications for construction of left-turn traffic signal improvements at seven Intersections: PS-003, HSIPL 5240(032).

• Discussed the 2015 Walker Consultants Downtown Parking Study Update and considered various recommendations and implementation measures, including new parking rates.

• Approved the City of Culver City Coyote Management Plan, authorized the Culver City Police Department to implement the recommendations set forth in the Plan, and approved a budget amendment to transfer $6,000 from the General Fund Reserve to Animal Control Contract Services.

You may view a complete webcast of the entire meeting by visiting The next Regular City Council meeting will occur on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. You may access the agenda for this meeting by visiting

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