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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. Closed Session - City Council Conference Room. 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 McGallian

    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.



    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 June 27, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Seagull Ways, LLC, for technical support and configuration of the City's Enterprise Resource Planning Software (Lawson) in a yearly not to exceed amount of $120,000, with the option to extend for up to two additional one-year terms, for a total of three years and $360,000 if all options are exercised; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (General Fund) Recommend by Director of Information Technology.
    3. Considering - proposed amendments to Policy & Procedure No. 37.35, Preventing Workplace Violence, to clarify that only sworn members of the Concord Police Department may be armed while at work with the City of Concord. Recommended by Chief of Police.
    4. Considering - a proposed policy regarding use of closed circuit television ("CCTV") cameras and the capture, storage, and use of images captured from the cameras. Recommended by Chief of Police.
    5. Considering - acceptance of improvements for the Civic Center Playground Project, Project No. 2387, directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion, and authorizing the Director of Public Works to sign the Certificate of Customer Acceptance. Recommended by Director of Public Works.
    6. Considering - approval of the West Concord Bikeways Project (PJ 2421); acceptance and appropriation of $120,000 Transportation Development Act - Article 3 (TDA) Grant funds from MTC; and appropriation of $30,000 for local match funds from Measure J (Fund 475). Recommended by Director of Community and Economic Development

      CEQA: Categorically Exempt pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301 - Existing Facilities and 15304 - Minor Alternations to Land.

    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 applicants to the Residential Rent Review Panel. Report by City Clerk.

    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. Continuing to the November 28, 2017, City Council Meeting - consideration of adoption of Resolution No. 17-76 accepting the Concord Tourism Improvement District's 2017-18 Annual Report and adoption of Resolution No. 17-77 declaring results of majority protest proceedings and renewing the Concord Tourism Improvement District.
    2. Considering - introduction of Ordinance No. 17-13 to amend the Municipal Code and Development Code to ban all marijuana (cannabis) uses, except for personal indoor cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana to qualified patients from licensed dispensaries located outside the City, by reading of the title only and waiving further reading; receive a presentation on the marijuana survey results; and provide direction to staff on creating a work plan, if desired, for developing additional regulations related to marijuana uses. Report by Michael Cass, Principal Planner.

      CEQA: Not a project under Public Resources Code 21065, Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(2), 15060(c)(3), 15061(b)(3), or 15378; in the alternative, is categorically exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15308 - Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment.

    Correspondence received at the City Council meeting will be listed here on the Annotated Agenda.
    1. Proclamation - 20th Anniversary of Central San's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, October 16, 2017
    2. Proclamation - Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, 2017

    Closed Session Announcements
    City Manager or Staff Reports
    Council Reports


Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 11/7/2017 - 6:30 p.m.

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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and California Law, it is the policy of the City of Concord to offer its public programs, services and meetings in a manner that is readily accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If you are disabled and require a copy of a public hearing notice, or an agenda and/or agenda packet in an appropriate alternative format; or if you require other accommodation, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (925) 671-3031, at least five days in advance of the hearing. Advance notification within this guideline will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility.

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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