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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONCORD CITY COUNCIL/CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. - Regular Meeting
City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA




CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
6:30 p.m. - City Council Chamber


ROLL CALL

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Councilmember Birsan

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

  1. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - by Chief of Police Guy Swanger recognizing Doug Schuster for his 17 years of Leadership with the Neighborhood Patrol program. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
    2. Presentation - by Victoria Walker, Director of Community and Economic Development, providing an update on Community and Economic Development projects and activities. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CITY COUNCIL MATTERS

  3. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT ITEMS:
    1. Approving - the minutes from the meeting of June 10, 2014. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by Deputy City Clerk.
    2. Approving - the transfer of funds from Project No. 2019 in the amount of $170,000 to Information Technology Contract Services account to be used for a five year lease agreement with Astound Broadband Corporation in the amount of $10,830 per month for institutional fiber and internet services, and approving a five year amendment in the amount of $4,500 per month to a lease agreement for co-location computer equipment space with Astound Broadband Corporation; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreements. (Project No. 2019 and General Funds) Recommended by Director of Information Technology.
    3. Approving - an agreement with Hello Housing in the amount of $49,000 for administering the City's Housing Conservation Program funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds; and authorize the City Man. Recommended by Director of Parks and Recreation.
    4. Approving - the submittal of a Priority Development Area (PDA) Planning Grant Application to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to support the preparation of a Corridor Plan for Salvio, Grant, and Oak Streets for a total grant request of $250,000. Resolution No. 14-52 for adoption. Recommended by Director of Community and Economic Development.
    5. Matter to set for Public Hearing - on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber and waiving the three week noticing period to consider an Uncodified Ordinance adopting a newly reformatted and republished Municipal Code for the City of Concord which will be maintained and hosted by Code Publishing Company as a link on the City's website. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    6. Adoption of Ordinance No. 14-6 - an Ordinance amending the Concord Municipal Code and adopting clean up amendments to the 2012 Development Code: Volume 1, dated July 24, 2012 (Formerly Chapter 122 (Zoning) of the Concord Municipal Code) to revise various articles and sections, amending Title 12 (Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places), Chapter 12.50 (Vendors), Section 12.50.030 (Vending Locations; Permits and Business Licenses; Vendor Operations), Subsection (a); and Title 6 (Animals), Chapter 6.10 (Keeping Non-Commercial Animals), Section 6.10.020 (Definitions), and Section 6.10.030 (General Conditions for Keeping Livestock, Companion Animals and Fowl). Ordinance No. 14-6 was introduced on June 24, 2014. Recommended by Deputy City Clerk.
    7. Approving - the Final Map for Tract 9324, Olive Drive No. 1 Subdivision (Assessor's Parcel No. 116-140-026) and the Subdivision Improvement Agreement; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement. Resolution No. 14-56 for adoption. Recommended by Director of Community and Economic Development.
  4. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ITEM:
    1. Consideration - of the Draft Housing Element Update 2014-2022 (General Plan Amendment - PL14212-GP) and authorizing the submission to the State Department of Housing and Community Development. Report by Andrew Mogensen, Principal Planner.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report, take public testimony, accept Draft Housing Element Update 2014-2022 (General Plan Amendment - PL14212-GP), and authorize submittal to the State Department of Housing and Community Development.
    2. Consideration - of a request by Councilmember Helix for reconsideration of the action taken at the meeting of June 24, 2014 to increase various Parking Fine fees to match the highest charged in Contra Costa County as presented in the memorandum (Staff Report) dated June 24, 2014 and incorporated by consent into Resolution No. 14-6042.1. Councilmember Helix formally stated his support of the motion made by Councilmember Birsan and confirmed by majority of the Council for inclusion into the Resolution which was adopted unanimously. Report by Councilmember Helix.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear oral report, take public testimony, and provide direction to staff.
  5. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING:
    1. Consideration - of an amendment to Concord Municipal Code Sections 10.25.010 (Truck routes), 10.25.020 (Commercial vehicles prohibited from using certain streets) and 10.25.030 (Restrictions on use of Pine Hollow Road), to update the City's weight limit for commercial vehicles that are required to use truck routes from three tons to five tons, in accordance with State policy for registering commercial motor vehicles. Ordinance No. 14-5 for introduction. Report by Ray Kuzbari, Transportation Manager.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report, take public testimony and introduce Ordinance No. 14-5 by reading of the title only and waiving further readings.
    2. Consideration - of an amendment to Concord Municipal Code to include a new section on Valet Parking Zones under Chapter 10.30 (Stopping, Standing, and Parking) and update other sections accordingly, to facilitate vehicular access and parking at full-service eating establishments. Ordinance No. 14-7 for introduction. Report by Ray Kuzbari, Transportation Manager.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report, take public testimony and introduce Ordinance 14-7 by reading of the title only and waiving further readings.


    CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY

  6. LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSIDERATION ITEMS:
    1. Approving - a Master Services Agreement in the amount of $5,000 with Johnson Marigot Consulting, LLC for Concord Community Reuse Project Disposition and Development Regulatory Support Services. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2014 is $5,000. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    2. Approving - an amendment to the Master Agreement for Professional Services associated with preparation of site wide permits for sensitive habitat and species on the Concord Naval Weapons Station with H. T. Harvey & Associates (HTH), not to exceed $65,000. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2009 is $386,593. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    3. Approving - an amendment to the Master Services Agreement with HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) for professional services associated with the Economic Development Conveyance (EDC) Application and Business Plan and developer selection process at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in an amount not to exceed $70,000. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2012 is $210,000. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    4. Approving - an amendment to the Master Agreement for Professional Services associated with hazardous materials management, remedial assessment reviews, and risk management planning with Environmental Risk Services Corporation (ERS) for a not-to-exceed amount of $85,000. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2012 is $225,000. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    5. Approving - an amendment to the Master Services Agreement with ALH Urban & Regional Economics (ALH Economics) for professional services associated with disposition and transfer planning at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in an amount not to exceed $30,000. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2012 is $101,460. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    6. Approving - an amendment to the Master Agreement for Professional Services in the amount of $90,000 with Garrity and Knisely for Concord Community Reuse Project Legal Services. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2007 is $470,000. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    7. Approving - an amendment to the Master Services Agreement in the amount of $18,000 with the Law Offices of Craig Labadie for Concord Community Reuse Project Disposition and Development legal services. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2012 is $84,000. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    8. Approving - an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement for specialized legal services with Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP in the amount of $80,000 in connection with transactional legal support for the transfer for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS). Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2013 is $180,000. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    9. Approving - an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement for specialized legal services with Ebbin Moser & Skaggs, LLP in the amount of $70,000 in connection with development of a natural resource conservation strategy and site wide resource permits for the Concord Reuse Project Area Plan. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2012 is $210,000. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
    10. Approving - an amendment to the Master Services Agreement with ARUP, Inc. for professional services associated with land transfer development planning at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in an amount not to exceed $290,000. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Total funding since 2006 is $10.1 million. Recommended by Reuse Project Director.
  7. CORRESPONDENCE - City Council correspondence not selectively included in the following list is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk at 671-3495.
    1. Letter to Senator Correa re: AB 2471 (Frazier) Public contracts: change orders. (As amended May 23, 2014) Notice of Opposition.
  8. PUBLIC COMMENT ON PRESENTATION ITEMS
  9. CLOSED SESSION REPORTS
  10. COUNCIL AND STAFF REPORTS
  11. ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 22, 2014.



Notice to Public

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Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Housing & Economic Development Leone/Helix 4th Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Rom
Infrastructure & Franchise Helix/Hoffmeister 2nd Thursday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Rom
Policy Development & Internal Operations Grayson/Leone 2nd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Rom
Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Community Services Birsan/Grayson 4th Thursday, 5:30 pm, City Manager's Conference Room
Youth and Education Hoffmeister/Birsan 3rd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Rom
 
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