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ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br /> REGULAR MEETING MINUTES <br /> TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019 <br /> 1. CALL TO ORDER— Mayor Verlato called the regular meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. <br /> 2. INVOCATION — First Reader, Kristin Bennett - First Church of Christ, Scientist <br /> 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE — Girl Scout Troop#6911 <br /> 4. ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br /> PRESENT: Beck, Chandler, Tay, and Verlato <br /> ABSENT: Amundson <br /> Mayor Pro Tem Chandler made a motion to excuse Council Member Amundson from this <br /> meeting. The City Council concurred. <br /> 5. REPORT FROM CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING CLOSED/STUDY SESSION ITEMS <br /> City Attorney Deitsch announced that, prior to the regular meeting, the City Council met in a <br /> Special Meeting to consider the items posted under Closed Session, and to conduct a Study <br /> Session; and reported that Council Member Amundson participated in the Special Meeting via <br /> teleconferencing from Ireland. <br /> City Attorney Deitsch reported that regarding the Closed Session items, the City Council <br /> considered Items A and B on the posted agenda, that there was no need to discuss Item C; he <br /> indicated that Item B pertained to a claim against the City generally concerning Arcadia Transit, <br /> and there was no reportable action taken regarding Items A and B under Closed Session. <br /> City Attorney Deitsch further reported that the City Council also conducted a Study Session in <br /> order to receive a report, discuss, and provide direction concerning a potential development in <br /> Downtown Arcadia, including the City's public parking lot between Santa Anita Avenue and First <br /> Avenue, south of Wheeler Avenue; he indicated that the City Council heard proposals from two <br /> potential investment/development entities, Positive Investments and Serrano Development <br /> Group, Inc., and the City Council took action as follows: <br /> City Attorney Deitsch indicated that while Mayor Verlato recused herself from discussion and <br /> participation in the Study Session item, the City Council directed staff to negotiate, and bring back <br /> to the City Council for approval a proposed Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Positive <br /> Investment, which would cover a 12 month period regarding the City owned parking lot; that the <br /> motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Chandler, seconded by Council Member Amundson (4-0), <br /> with Mayor Verlato having an excused herself due to a conflict because she owns an interest in <br /> real property adjacent to the City owned parking lot; and as directed by the City Council. City <br /> Attorney Deitsch added that the proposed Exclusive Negotiation Agreement will contain certain <br /> provisions, which will also be brought back to the City Council in the near future. <br /> I <br /> 1 07-16-2019 <br />