Fiscal Year 2021-22 Audit Report given at meeting

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. The hybrid meeting was held in the City Council Chambers.

Mayor Pro Tem Susan Funk pulled item 3, Emergency Purchases for January 2023 Storms, from the Consent Calendar before it was approved. She confirmed that the funds used for storm clean-up and emergency repairs, because it is considered a disaster, would be considered reimbursable expenses by FEMA, and the city would intend to seek full reimbursement for them. The Consent Calendar was then passed unanimously.

Public Hearing 2022 California Building and Fire Codes Updates was continued to the next City Council meeting on Feb. 14.


Public Works Director Nick DeBar gave a presentation to the council on the El Camino Real Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Project Design Public Outreach Kickoff Session. 

“This is basically a complete street design that’s going to incorporate safe access for all users on the corridor,” he said. “Pedestrian, bicycle, motorists, and all. The corridor is from [Highway] 41 to Rosario [Avenue]. The focus is safety, public safety, enhancing pedestrian and bicycle access to the corridor, and then also increasing the parking opportunities. Providing safer sidewalks and crosswalks and establishing place-making in the downtown.”

Senior Transportation Engineer at the Wallace Group Sarah Huffman talked about the three options that have been drawn up for the project.

“The different concepts are really developed to garner as much input as we could from the public,” she said. “So, they feature a variety of different elements, different types of elements within each concept plan, that are meant to be mixed and matched, and different parts of each concept could be put together to form what becomes the preferred concept that goes to final design and construction.”

The current concepts are:

  1. Parking with Flex Space
  2. Mid-Concept with Intersection Medallions
  3. The Plaza Plan

There will be 10 open house format outreach sessions (including the Jan. 24 City Council Meeting) for the public to attend and give their feedback at. Those will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. (in-person at City Hall); Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. (in-person at City Hall); Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. (virtual*); Friday, Feb. 3, from 12 to 2 p.m. (in-person at City Hall); Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. (in-person at City Hall); Monday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Virtual*); Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 12 to 2 p.m. (in-person at City Hall); Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Virtual*); and Friday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (in-person at City Hall).

Administrative Services Director Jeri Rangel then gave the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Audit Report. 

The next Atascadero City Council meeting will be held on Tues., Feb. 14, at 6 p.m.