Lakeport City Council to discuss housing project, traffic improvements
March 17, 2023
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    Lakeport City Council to discuss housing project, traffic improvements

    March 6, 2023

    Elizabeth Larson

    The Lakeport City Council this week will discuss a new housing project and proposals for traffic improvements in relation to the city’s proposed new courthouse.

    The council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the council chambers at Lakeport City Hall, 225 Park St.

    The agenda can be found here.

    The council chambers will be open to the public for the meeting. Masks are highly encouraged where 6-foot distancing cannot be maintained.

    If you cannot attend in person, and would like to speak on an agenda item, you can access the Zoom meeting remotely at this link or join by phone by calling toll-free 669-900-9128 or 346-248-7799. 

    The webinar ID is 973 6820 1787, access code is 477973; the audio pin will be shown after joining the webinar. Those phoning in without using the web link will be in “listen mode” only and will not be able to participate or comment.

    Comments can be submitted by email to To give the city clerk adequate time to print out comments for consideration at the meeting, please submit written comments before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7. 

    The council on Tuesday will consider initiating proceedings and setting a public hearing to consider certifying a mitigated negative declaration with a mitigation monitoring and reporting program, adopting a general plan amendment and zone change to revise the zoning associated with the Martin Street Phase III Residential Project.

    The project is a 40-unit “affordable housing community” to be built by AMG & Associates LLC on a 3.7-acre site at 519 S. Smith St., next to the Phase I and II of the Martin Street Apartments, also built by AMG. 

    The Lakeport Planning Commission approved a categorical exemption to the California Environmental Quality Act and a finding that the use permit meets the requirements of the zoning ordinance and is consistent with the general plan at its meeting on Jan. 11.

    City staff on Tuesday also will seek council direction to work with a traffic engineering consultant to develop preliminary design and detailed cost estimates for various improvement concepts to the Lakeport Boulevard and Larrecou Lane intersection in anticipation of the new courthouse project.

    Possible improvements could include a signalized intersection, roundabout, a two-way stop with controlled access or a four-way stop with controlled access.

    Also on Tuesday, the council will consider authorizing the city manager to execute the professional services agreement with Community Development Services for federal grant business financial assistance program services, conditionally award a construction contract to James Day Construction Inc. dba Coastal Mountain Electric for the Silveira Community Center Electrical and HVAC Project, meeting new Community Development Department Administrative Specialist Mel Olea and issues a proclamation declaring March as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

    On the consent agenda — items considered noncontroversial and usually accepted as a slate on one vote — are ordinances; minutes of the regular council meeting on Feb. 21; terminate the local emergency for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; terminate the local emergency for the 2023 January atmospheric river event; approval of application 2023-006, with staff recommendations, for the 2023 Children’s Advocacy Walk and Festival.