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File #: 18-1703    Version: 1
Type: Community & Economic Development Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/4/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action:
Title: Actions Related to the Amendment to Title 5 of the San José Municipal Code for Emergency Bridge Housing Communities.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Supplemental Memorandum, 12/18/2018, 3. Resolution (a), 4. Resolution (b), 5. Resolution (h), 6. Ordinance (c), 7. Presentation, 8. Memorandum from Liccardo, Carrasco, Jones, Arenas, 12/14/2018, 9. Memorandum from Peralez, 12/17/2018, 10. Letter from Senator Beall, 12/13/2018, 11. Letter from the Public
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Actions Related to the Amendment to Title 5 of the San José Municipal Code for Emergency Bridge Housing Communities.


(a) Accept the staff report including the site recommendations.

(b) Adopt the following resolutions:

                                          (1) Adopting the Initial Study/Negative Declaration for the Emergency Bridge Housing Ordinance described below and the development of the recommended sites listed below for Emergency Bridge Housing Communities, all in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as amended.

                                          (2) Declaring the continued existence of a shelter crisis in the City of San José pursuant to, and in accordance with, the provisions of California Government Code section 8698 et seq. and designating the two recommended sites to be developed for and used as Emergency Bridge Housing Communities for homeless individuals during the crisis:

                                                               (a) Valley Transportation Authority staging site located at Mabury Road identified as Assessor Parcel Number 254-01-034; and

                                                               (b) Caltrans site located at the South West Quadrant of State Highways 101 and 680 adjacent to Felipe Avenue.

                                          (3) Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute the following:

                                                               (a) Documents and amendments with the Valley Transportation Authority and Caltrans for the leasing of the two sites recommended for Emergency Bridge Housing Communities through January 1, 2022;

                                                               (b) An agreement for the development and construction of two Emergency Bridge Housing Community sites and associated change orders with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $4,300,000;

                                                                                    (i) Approve a contingency of up to $860,000.

                                                               (c) A grant agreement for the operation and related services for the two Bridge Housing Community sites with HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County in the amount not to exceed $1,300,000 through June 30, 2019 with the option to extend the term of the agreement through June 30, 2020 and increase the agreement amount not to exceed $2,600,000, subject to annual appropriation of funds.

                                          (4) Finding the requirement that the Housing Department and Habitat for Humanity solicit bids and award a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder for construction of emergency bridge housing communities would be an “Idle Act” pursuant to Section 1217(E)(6) of the City Charter.

(c) Approve an ordinance amending Title 5 of the San José Municipal Code to add a new Chapter 5.09 to adopt local standards for design, site development, and operation of Emergency Bridge Housing Communities and their structures and facilities in lieu of existing State and local standards and to adopt local standards for Emergency Housing.

(d) Adopt the following Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Appropriation Ordinance Amendments in the Multi-Source Housing Fund:

                                          (1) Decrease the City Housing Authority Reserve in the amount of $4,490,000; and

                                          (2) Establish a Bridge Housing Communities appropriation to the Housing Department in the amount of $4,490,000.

CEQA: Negative Declaration for the Bridge Housing Communities Project, File No. PP18 081. (Housing/City Manager)