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April 13 City Council Agenda Summary

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Below is a summary of what is due to occur at this week's Council meeting. Santee Patch regularly reports on Council meetings, so check back on Wednesday night for the lowdown on the meeting.

The next begins Wed., April 13, 2011:

Invocation: Pastor Julie Ebbert,

Proclamations:

  • has won two awards from the California Parks and Recreation Society for "facility based design based achievement in the development and implementation of the project that exhibited innovative, creative design, providing good utilization of the site for safety and operations, involving community groups, demonstrating creative use of materials, equipment, plants..."
  • April 10-16 will be designated and National Week in Santee.

Public Hearings:

First reading of an related to fire sprinkler systems.

Consent Calendar:

  • Adoption of resolution accepting the as complete.
  • Adoption of resolution accepting the construction contract for the Interconnect and Communication Systems Upgrade project for the corridors of Mission Gorge Road and Magnolia Avenue.
  • Adoption of resolution awarding the Fencing at contract to the Atlas Fence Company for $16,829.50.
  • Adoption of resolution for the approval of grant funds from the State Coastal Conservancy for the Hanlon-Walker property acquisition. The City of Santee is given the chance to purchase 125 acres of riverfront land and ponds along the San Diego River east of Town Center to the City's boundary. The property would be sold for $2,200,000. The San Diego River Conservancy has secured a $1 million grant, and is helping the City get the remaining funding through Coastal Conservancy grants. In the end, acquiring this piece of land would cost the City nothing, with costs of about $18,750 annually for upkeep.

City Attorney Report:

The City Attorney was previously asked to issue a report about the legality of Santee's local campaign financing law which limits individual contributions and bans contributions from "corporations, associations and other entities," based on the recent "Citizens United" Supreme Court case which shot down a ban on corporate campaign financing. The City Attorney stands by the Santee law, saying that "a local ban on campaign contributions from corporations and other organizations should be upheld as long as it is closely drawn to match anticorruption interests."

If you want to publicly comment on any topic, fill out a speaker slip at the beginning of the meeting.

For more detailed information see the full council agenda in the media box or download here.

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