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

City of Concord California

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. Closed Session - Council Chamber. 1950 Parkside Drive
6:30 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.


    Roll Call


    1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8
      Property: Area within Concord Community Reuse Plan Agency negotiators: Valerie Barone, City Manager; Guy Bjerke, Director of Community Reuse Planning
      Negotiating parties: Alan Lee, Department of the Navy Under negotiation: Price, Terms of Payment


    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Councilmember Leone

    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.

    1. Presentation - of the proceeds from the Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament held May 5, 2017, to the Concord Ambassadors and First Tee Contra Costa Youth Golf Program. Presentation by Mayor Hoffmeister.


    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 April 25 and May 1, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 17-8 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CONCORD APPROVING THE MARIN CLEAN ENERGY JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION PROGRAM." Ordinance No. 17-8 was introduced on May 23, 2017, by reading of the title only and waiving further readings. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      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).
    3. Considering - approval of a three-year agreement with York Risk Services Inc. in the total amount of $435,122 for professional services as the third party administrator of the City of Concord Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program. (Workers' Compensation Fund) Recommended by the Director of Human Resources.
    4. Considering - a letter stating the Concord City Council's position that an election regarding the territory transfer to create a Northgate Unified School District election should be held in the entire current Mt. Diablo Unified School District area. Recommended by the Assistant City Manager.
    5. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-49 confirming the City of Concord's compliance with the State Surplus Land Act (AB 2135 as exists now or may be amended in the future) to receive a federal grant in the amount of $9,084,000 from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to implement citywide Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and pavement rehabilitation projects, as part of the Cycle 2 OneBayArea Grant (OBAG 2) funding program. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      Action on this item is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, as adoption of Resolution No. 17-49 is not considered a project activity within the meaning of Section 15378 of the CEQA Guidelines, and is subject to the exemption contained in Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because it can be seen with certainty to have no possibility of a significant effect on the environment.
    6. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-27 authorizing the filing of an application for funding assigned to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and committing any necessary matching funds and stating assurance to complete the Commerce Avenue Complete Streets Project; adoption of Resolution No. 17-28 amending the FY 2017-18 CIP budget to adjust the scope and funding plan of Project No. 2085, Commerce Avenue Complete Streets Project, including acceptance and appropriation of $1.44 million of MTC funds; and a budget transfer of $500,000 of Measure Q Lease Financing Funds from CIP Project No. 2157 (a holding account) to Project 2085 to provide matching funds. (MTC grant and Measure Q Lease Revenue funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    7. Considering - approval of a Sublease Agreement of Waterworld Waterpark between EPR Parks, LLC, as sublessor, and Six Flags Concord, LLC, as sublessee. Recommended by the City Attorney.

      In accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 and Public Resources Code Section 21065, this approval of the Sublease does not constitute a "project" as it is not reasonably foreseeable the approval will cause either a direct or indirect physical change to the environment; even if it were a project, it would be exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15323.
    8. Considering - approval and appropriation of funds for the City Council Chamber, Senior Center, Todos Santos Plaza, and the Concord Pavilion Video Refresh Project, Project No. 2416 in the amount of $785,922; award of contract in the amount of $714,474.19 to VMI, Inc. for equipment and installation; authorize staff to use the available project contingency up to 10 percent of project value; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Funds) Recommended by the Director of Information Technology.

      The project is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Code of Regulations CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) in that there is no possibility it may have a significant effect on the environment.
    9. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Legal Professional Services with Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP in the amount of $196,000 for work with the Community Reuse Project. (Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.

    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 - approval of the FY2017-18 Investment Policy Update. Report by Patti Barsotti, City Treasurer.

    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 - Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2017-18 and 2018-19 and Ten-Year Financial Forecasts for Fiscal Years 2017-18 through Fiscal Year 2026-27. Report by Karan Reid, Director of Finance.

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

    Closed Session Announcements
    City Manager or Staff Reports
    Council Reports


Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 6/27/2017 - 6:30 p.m.

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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 6:00 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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