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September 1, 2022
6:00 PM

The Mission of the City of Coalinga is to provide for the preservation of the community character by delivering quality,  responsive City services, in an efficient  and cost-effective   manner,  and to develop, encourage,  and promote a diversified economic base in order to ensure the future financial stability of the City for its citizens.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting, on September 1, 2022 in the City Council Chambers, 155 West Durian Avenue, Coalinga, CA. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at 935-1533 x113. Anyone interested in translation services should contact the City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at 935-1533 x113. The Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the Agenda will be as follows:


1.   Pledge of Allegiance

2.   Changes to the Agenda

3.   Council's Approval of Agenda


1.Employee of the Month for September 2022, Account Clerk III Donna Wright

2.Certificate of Recognition - Aera Energy's 25 Year of Service in the City of Coalinga


This section of the agenda allows members of the public to address the City Council on any item within the jurisdiction of the Council. Members of the public, when recognized by the Mayor, should come forward to the lectern, identify themselves and use the microphone. Comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes. In accordance with State Open Meeting Laws, no action will be taken by the City Council this evening and all items will be referred to staff for follow up and a report.

Citizen Comments submitted in writing to the City Clerk by 5:00pm on the day of the City Council meeting shall be distributed to the City Council and included in the record, however they will not be read.


1.Continued Public Hearing for the Introduction and Waiving of the First Reading of Ordinance No. 853 - City Initiated Zoning Text Amendment (No. ZTA 22-01) Amending the Planning and Zoning Code Related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's), Floodplain Regulations and Density Bonus

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager


1.Approve MINUTES - August 18, 2022

2.Check Register: 07/01/2022 - 07/31/2022

3.Approve Agreement with GoTo Connect Phone System

4.Approve a One-Year Service Agreement with Hach Company to Provide Service and Calibration of Lab Equipment at the Water Treatment Plant

5.Direct Staff to Draft a Policy Restricting the Installation of Turf in Front Yards for all New Development

6.Direct Staff to Prepare an Informational Report to Council related to Obtaining an Annual Water Contract from the State as a Primary or Supplemental Water Source

7.Direct Staff to Prepare a Draft Commercial Vacancy Tax Plan to Address Vacant Commercial Buildings in the Downtown Area

8.Direct Staff to Remove Grass at Lynch Park and Replace with Decorative Rock

9.Direct Staff to Prepare an Informational Report to Council on the use of Wells in the City as a Supplemental Water Source

10.Direct Staff to Prepare an Informational Report to Council on Building and Operating a Tertiary Water Treatment Plant

11.Adopt Resolution No. 4115 Affirming the City of Coalinga's Position to Remain the Most Business-Friendly City in California

12.Code Enforcement Monthly Report for August 2022

13.Authorize the City Manager to Order an Appraisal for Surplus Land Located at 180 Pierce Street in Order to Acquire the Successor Housing Agency Property for the City's Cottage Home Program

14.Adoption of Resolution No. 4116 Regarding Certifications and Claims for Collection of Measure “C” Funds for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and Authorization for the City Manager to Sign the Local Transportation Pass Through Revenue Certifications and Claim Forms


1.Discussion, Direction and Potential Action regarding Measure J Renewal

Marissa Trejo, City Manager

2.Discussion, Direction and Potential Action related to Adding Stop Signs and Various Safety Improvements at the Intersection of Hayes/Harrison/3rd Street

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager

3.Discussion, Direction and Potential Action related to a Gray Water Rebate Program

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager

4.Discussion, Direction or Potential Action Related to Amending Resolution No. 4112 Reinstating a Moratorium on Swimming Pools and Spas Unless Outside Water Can Be Provided

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager

5.Discussion, Direction and Potential Action on the League of California Cities 2022 Annual Conference Resolution

Marissa Trejo, City Manager

6.Presentation on Drought Update

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager


1.   City Manager's Announcements

2.   Councilmembers' Announcements/Reports

3.   Mayor's Announcements




Closed Session: A "Closed" or "Executive" Session of the City Council, Successor Agency, or Public Finance Authority may be held as required for items as follows: personnel matters; labor negotiations; security matters; providing instructions to real property negotiators; legal counsel regarding pending litigation; and protection of records exempt from public disclosure. Closed session will be held in the Administration Building at 155 W. Durian Avenue and any announcements or discussion will be held at the same location following Closed Session.