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10-12-2010 CC Rpt A08 COUNCIL AGENDA STAFF REPORT CITY CLERK USE ONLY r. RECEIVED A`'-: Meeting Date: October 12, 2010 `` 2010 OCT -4 PM 2: 34 3 _:5 ,,' Public Hearing ❑ arms Discussion Item ❑ OFFICE OF CITY CLERK Consent Item CHINO HILLS DATE: October 5, 2010 TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM: CITY MANAGER SUBJECT: RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS IN SUPPORT OF AND IN COOPERATION WITH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS AS A 2% STRATEGY DEMONSTRATION COMMUNITY RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a resolution entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS IN SUPPORT OF AND IN COOPERATION WITH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS AS A 2% STRATEGY DEMONSTRATION COMMUNITY. BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS: In collaboration with the City's consultant Blais &Associates, staff recently reviewed the Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) proposal opportunity entitled the Compass Blueprint Demonstration Project. Through this opportunity, applicants are able to submit proposals for creative and forward-thinking developments that will be showcase Demonstration Projects that exemplify the benefits envisioned by the Compass Blueprint program. In 2004 SCAG's Regional Council adopted the Compass Blueprint Growth Vision Report, which emphasized strategies to better coordinate land use and transportation decision-making to accommodate the projected six million new residents expected to live in the region by 2030. The Compass action plan focuses on reaching out to local decision-makers to demonstrate how minor changes in land-use and transportation decision-making can reap economic, mobility, and environmental benefits. It calls for modest changes to current land use and transportation trends on only two percent of the land area of the region. Through the proposal opportunity offered by SCAG's Compass Blueprint program, eligible projects will benefit from, free of charge, a customized program of consultant services, SCAG staff time, financial resources and technical assistance. For this year's proposals, an emphasis will be placed on projects that implement emerging sustainable Communities Strategies, reduce vehicle miles traveled and resulting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). AGENDA DATE: October 12, 2010 Page 2 SUBJECT: RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS IN SUPPORT OF AND IN COOPERATION WITH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS AS A 2% STRATEGY DEMONSTRATION COMMUNITY After an evaluation of the qualifying requirements it was determined that an amendment to the Shoppes Mixed Use section of the Shoppes Specific Plan would make a competitive proposal. The last plan for the Shoppes Phase 2 site was prepared in 2008, at a time when the market conditions were considerably different. An update to the mixed use project would allow for the City to evaluate the current economic feasibility of the proposed mix of land uses (hotel, retail and residential), and incorporate strategies relating to sustainable design, and transit linkage. If found eligible staff would be able to use available SCAG resources to redesign the project, complete the amendment and inevitably enhance the ability to market the project in the future. Proposals are due on October 21, 2010, and require a resolution. Staff is recommending the adoption of a resolution to support and work in cooperation with SCAG on the Shoppes Specific Plan amendment proposed project. If successful, Council will be provided with progress reports at future dates. REVIEW BY OTHERS: This Item was reviewed by the City Attorney) the Assistant City Manager and the Finance Director. FISCAL IMPACT: The total estimated project cost is $150,000, with $120,000 in the form of available SCAG resources and $30,000 will be funded through AB2766 funds. Respectfully submitted, Recommended by: Michael S. Fleager,C4'ty Manager Christine Kelly // Community Development Director CK:w Attachment: Resolution RESOLUTION NO. 10R- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS IN SUPPORT OF AND IN COOPERATION WITH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS AS A 2% STRATEGY DEMONSTRATION COMMUNITY. WHEREAS, the City of Chino Hills is a member of the Southern California Association of Governments, and WHEREAS, the Southern California Association of Governments is providing planning assistance to member agencies for"Compass Blueprint Demonstration Project" that will serve as regional showcase projects; and WHEREAS, the City of Chino Hills is applying for Compass Blueprint planning services to amend the Shoppes Specific Plan to align with the goals of the Compass Blueprint program by providing for: • integration of land use and transportation planning and efficiency of infrastructure use; • mix of housing densities and types, including affordable housing; • inclusion of emerging fields of sustainability such as carbon footprint modeling, climate change mitigation, stormwater management, green building, etc.; • cooperation with other local governments and transportation commissions; • coordination with project stakeholders through an existing or planned advisory group; • development planned within or adjacent to existing developed or underutilized areas, with conservation of open space and agricultural lands, and WHERAS, the amendment to the Shoppes Specific Plan to align with the goals of the Compass Blueprint program should reduce regional vehicle miles traveled and result in greenhouse gas emissions while providing the "co-benefits" of community livability, mobility, prosperity and sustainability. 1 of 3 NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS DOES RESOLVE, DETERMINE, AND ORDERS AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Approves the filing of an application for Compass Blueprint Planning Services through Demonstration Projects with the Southern California Association of Governments. SECTION 2. Certifies the support of the project to amend the Shoppes Specific Plan to align with the goals of the Compass Blueprint program. SECTION 3. Supports cooperation between the City of Chino Hills and the Southern California Association of Government as a 2% Strategy Demonstration Community. SECTION 4. The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this resolution. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 12th day of October, 2010. W.C. "BILL" KRUGER, MAYOR ATTEST: MARY M. MCDUFFEE, CITY CLERK APPROVED AS TO FORM: MARK HENSLEY, CITY ATTORNEY 2 of 3