COUNCIL MEMBERS
Laura M. Hoffmeister, Mayor
Edi E. Birsan, Vice Mayor
Ronald E. Leone
Timothy A. McGallian
Carlyn S. Obringer
Civic Center
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
www.cityofconcord.org

City of Concord California

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



Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:00 p.m. Study Session. Council Chamber. 1950 Parkside Drive
7:00 p.m. Open Session. Council Chamber. 1950 Parkside Drive



Information for the public on participation at Council meetings can be found on the back of the Speaker Identification Card located near the Council Chamber entrance. Should you have any questions after consulting the Speaker Identification Card, please contact the City Clerk prior to the Council meeting.

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
  2. STUDY SESSION
    1. Study Session on the Concord Reuse Project Specific Plan. Report by Joan Ryan, Community Reuse Area Planner

  3. RECESS TO OPEN SESSION

  4. OPENING
    Pledge to the Flag

  5. 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.

  6. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - by Guy Bjerke, Director of Community Reuse Planning, on the status of the Community Reuse Project. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - by Susan Burkit, Concord Ambassadors, on the 20 Year Celebration of the Kitakami International Assembly Hall. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    3. Presentation - by Andrew Menendez, Camp Director, Camp Concord, on the upcoming Camp season. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.

  7. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  8. 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 meeting of April 11, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - the Annual Implementation Review of the Citywide Climate Action Plan. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      The Annual Climate Action Plan Implementation Report does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of Public Resources Code Section 21065, 14 Cal Code Regs. Section 15060(c)(3), or Section 15378 because it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment, and involves administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.
    3. Considering - acceptance of Improvements for Pavement Rehabilitation Project - Salvio Street Complete Streets and Oak Grove Road, Project Nos. 2331 and 2355; and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    4. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-44 accepting a $71,000 grant from the Brenden Mann Foundation; authorizing and appropriating the grant funds to be used for Downtown Patrol Program Services; amending the Municipal Budget for Fiscal Year 2016/17 accordingly; and authorizing the City Manager and/or designee to execute all associated documents. (Downtown Patrol Program Services) Recommended by the Chief of Police.
    5. Considering - award of contract for security guard services at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station to National Security Industries & Services in the amount of $138,480 for the initial term with the option to extend the contract two additional one year periods for $138,480 each; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer, GoMentum Station, or through a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    6. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-40 approving a street name for the Ridge Park Subdivision to be assigned as Harvest Glen Court. Recommended by the City Manager.

      The street name does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of Public Resources Code Section 21065, 14 Cal Code Regs. Section 15060(c)(3), or 14 Cal Code Regs. Section 15378.
    7. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-41 approving the Final Map for Subdivision 9180, Poetry Gardens (Assessor’s Parcel No. 126-210-045); approving the Subdivision Improvement Agreement and the Storm Water Maintenance Agreement for the subdivision; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreements. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    8. Considering - award of purchase of five Ford Utility Police Interceptors to Towne Ford in the amount of $135,750. (Annual Vehicle Replacement Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    9. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-4735.3 approving a Side Letter Agreement between the City of Concord and the Concord Police Association adding Back-up Dispatcher to the Qualifying List of Assignments for the Master Police Officer Designation. Recommended by the Director of Human Resources.
    10. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-3493.2 approving the creation of the Senior Crimes and Intelligence Analyst classification assigned to the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 29 representation unit at pay grade 016; and Resolution No. 17-3493.3 approving the creation of the Crimes and Intelligence Analyst classification assigned to the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 29 representation unit at pay grade 014. Recommended by the Director of Human Resources.
    11. Considering - adoption of a position of opposition for Assembly Bill (AB) 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) - Counties and Cities: Contracts for Personal Services; and authorizing the Mayor to send a letter of opposition to the State Assembly on behalf of the City of Concord. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    12. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 17-6 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CONCORD MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADOPTING A TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT CODE (PL16000520 - MC), AMENDING SECTIONS 18.160.050 AND 18.160.060 TO CLARIFY THE REVIEW PROCESS AND PROGRAMS FOR PARKING IN-LIEU FEES." Ordinance No. 17-6 was introduced on April 25, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the text amendment does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of Public Resources Code Section 21065, 14 Cal Code Reg. Sections 15060(c)), or 15378, and is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3).
    13. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 17-7 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CONCORD MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADOPTING NEW CHAPTER 19.40 "RESIDENTIAL RENT REVIEW PROGRAM." Ordinance No. 17-7 was introduced on May 2, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      Pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970, as amended, the Residential Rent Review Program and proposed fee do not constitute a "project" within the meaning of Public Resources Code Section 21065 and 14 Cal. Code Reg. Section 15060 (c)(2), 15060(c)(3) or 15378 and are categorically exempt pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3).
    14. Considering - approval of a 13-month Maintenance Services Agreement with Futures Explored, Inc. of Concord in the amount of $84,500 for custodial maintenance services; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works


  9. 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. Considering - appointment of four applicants to the Personnel Board; two for four-year terms ending February 28, 2021, and two for unscheduled vacancies with terms ending February 28, 2019. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.
    2. Considering - appointment of five applicants to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee; three positions for four-year terms ending February 28, 2021, and two positions with two-year terms ending February 28, 2019. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.
    3. Considering - appointment of one applicant to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Measure Q Oversight Committee and affirm Measure Q Oversight Committee member Brandi Leidgen as the business representative. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.
    4. Considering - placement of a statue of Don Salvio Pacheco in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Concord and in-kind City services in support of the project. (General Fund) Report by Kathleen Trepa, Assistant City Manager.

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction, 15303 - New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land, 15311 - Accessory Structures, and 15323 - Normal Operations of Facilities for Public Gathering.


  10. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
    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 - 1) introduction of Ordinance No. 17-8 approving the Marin Clean Energy Joint Powers Agreement and authorizing the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program by reading of the title only and waiving further reading; 2) adoption of Resolution No. 17-42 requesting membership in Marin Clean Energy, authorizing the Mayor to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with Marin Clean Energy ("MOU"), and authorizing the City Manager and/or her designated representative to execute other documents to initiate membership with Marin Clean Energy. Report by Michael P. Cass, Principal Planner.

      Joining a Community Choice Energy Program does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of Public Resources Code Section 21065, 14 Cal Code Regs. Section 15060(c)(3).


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

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

  13. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 6/6/2017 - 6:30 PM.


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The following is a list of regular Council Committee meeting dates. Most meetings are held in the Garden Conference Room, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord. NOTE: Meetings are subject to change or cancellation. For latest information and committee agendas please call 671-3158.

Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Policy Development & Internal Operations Hoffmeister/Birsan 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Housing & Economic Development Leone/Obringer 4th Monday at 5:30 pm
Infrastructure & Franchise Birsan/Hoffmeister 2nd Monday at 5:30 pm
Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Services Obringer/McGallian 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Youth & Education McGallian/Leone 3rd Monday at 5:30 pm
 
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