The Sonoma City Council could provide the spark local electric-vehicle lovers have been waiting for, as on Monday the council will consider adopting an ordinance to expedite the permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations.

According to city staff, such an ordinance is required under Assembly Bill 1236, a 2015 state law which stipulates that cities with populations under 200,000 must enact a series of measures that help EV charge-station applicants clear hurdles in the permitting process.

Also on the agenda at the July 17 meeting is a resolution to approve a new mapping, or subdivision, of the 2-acre property at 590 W. Napa St. According to the city staff report, the purpose of the proposed subdivision, which was approved by the city Planning Commission last October, “is to allow the sale of the vacant portion to DeNova Homes for future apartment development, while allowing the Norrbom family to retain the remaining portion of the property with the existing residence.”

Rounding out the agenda, the council will also consider accepting a bid from American Asphalt Repair and Resurfacing for a total amount of $132,083 to resurface – or “slurry seal” – streets including Moll Court, Pearce Drive, Sherman Court and a segment of Sixth Street East.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room, 177 First St. West.