COUNCIL MEMBERS
Laura M. Hoffmeister, Mayor
Ronald E. Leone, Vice Mayor
Edi E. Birsan
Timothy S. Grayson
Daniel C. Helix
Civic Center
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
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City of Concord California

Special Meeting of the Concord City Council/City Council Sitting as the Local Reuse Authority



Tuesday, November 29, 2016
5:30 p.m. Open Session. City Council Chamber. 1950 Parkside Drive



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AGENDIZED ITEMS - The public is entitled to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda before or during the City Council’s consideration of that item. Each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes.


  1. OPENING
    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Vice Mayor Leone

  2. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
    This is a fifteen minute Public Comment Period for items within the City Council's subject matter jurisdiction that are not on this agenda. Each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes. State law prohibits the City Council from acting at this meeting on any matter raised during the Public Comment Period. If Public Comment goes longer than 15 minutes, then the item will be continued to the end of the City Council meeting.

  3. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - by Economic Development and Housing Manager John Montagh honoring Addie Mannion, 4th Grade, and Maggie Mannion, 2nd Grade, students at Highland Elementary, for their winning design used on the 2016 Holiday Pin. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - by Guy Bjerke, Director, Community Reuse Planning, on the status of the Community Reuse Project. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.

  4. APPOINTMENTS
    1. Consideration - of appointments to the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC.) Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.

  5. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
    The public is entitled to address the City Council on items appearing on the Consent Calendar before or during the City Council's consideration of the Consent Calendar. Adoption of the Consent Calendar may be made by one motion of the City Council, provided that any Councilmember, individual or organization may request removal of an item from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration. If a request for removal of an item from the Consent Calendar has been received, the Mayor may defer action on the particular item and place the same on the regular agenda for consideration in any order s/he deems appropriate.
    1. Considering - approval of the minutes from the meetings of June 28, July 5 and 12, and November 1 and 19, 2016. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 16-84 authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and enter into new loan and regulatory agreements with Resources for Community Development to refinance existing affordable housing loans of $5.6 million and obtain a new loan in the amount not to exceed $1.1 million to renovate, repair and preservation of 97 existing affordable housing units in 16 buildings located along Camara Circle and Riley Court; and appropriate up to $1.1 million from the Affordable Housing Fund as stipulated in the new loan agreement. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development
      This not considered a "project" under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Public Resources Code Section 21065 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15378.
    3. Considering - Reappointment of Edi Birsan to Serve on the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund Board of Directors. Recommended by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    4. Considering - award of a construction contract in the amount of $337,351 to McNabb Construction of Lafayette for Ellis Lake Park Playground and Park Improvements, Project No. 2349; approve a related budget transfer; and authorize staff to utilize the available project contingency for contract change orders up to 10% of the contract amount. (Parkland Funds, Measure WW Grant Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development
      The project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections15303, New Construction, and 15304, Minor Alterations to Land.


  6. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ITEMS
    The public is entitled to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda before or during the City Council's consideration of that item. Each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes.
    1. Discussing and Providing - direction to staff regarding City Council Committee on Housing and Economic Development's recommendations on rent stabilization and tenant protection. Report by John Montagh, Economic Development and Housing Manager.
    2. Considering - adoption of revisions to Policy and Procedure No. 2, City Council Meeting Procedures. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.


  7. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARINGS
    Persons who wish to speak on Public Hearings listed on the agenda will be heard when the public hearing is opened, except on public hearing items previously heard and closed to public comment. After the public has commented, the item is closed to further public comment and brought to the Council level for discussion and action. Further comment from the audience will not be received unless requested by the Council. No public hearing shall commence after 10 p.m. unless approved by majority vote of the City Council.
    1. Considering - the introduction of Ordinance No. 16-8 Amending Concord Municipal Code Title 15, Chapter 15.20 Multi-Family Housing Inspection Program, the adoption of Resolution No. 16-6042.7 amending the City of Concord Fees and Charges Schedule, and the adoption of Resolution No. 16-3493.5 approving and authorizing new staffing positions and Policy and Procedure No. 171, "Multi-Family Rental Dwelling Inspection and Maintenance Program." Report by Robert Woods, Chief Building Official.
      The proposed changes to the Multi-Family Inspection Program are not subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as the administration of an inspection program is not considered a "project" pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21065 and Section 15378 of the CEQA guidelines.
    2. Considering - the introduction of Ordinance No. 16-3 amending the Concord Municipal Code by adopting a text amendment to the Development Code (PL160109-DC) to Sections 18.185.020 and 18.185.040 to reduce the minimum applicable project size, subject to the Affordable Housing Ordinance, from five units to two units, adoption of Resolution No. 16-6042.4 amending the City's Fees and Charges Resolution to increase in-lieu fees for ownership units within the City's Inclusionary Housing Program, effective on January 1, 2017, and adoption of Resolution No. 16-6042.5 amending the City's Fees and Charges Resolution to adopt affordable housing impact fees for development of rental units within the City's Affordable Housing Program, effective on July 1, 2018. Report by Joan Ryan, Senior Planner.
      The project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21166, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3), 15162, and 15378(b)(4).


  8. CORRESPONDENCE
    Correspondence received at the City Council meeting will be listed here on the Annotated Agenda.

  9. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Closed Session Announcements
    City Manager or Staff Reports
    Council Reports

  10. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 12/6/2016 - 6:30 p.m.


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