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, November 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. Open Session - 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.

    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Councilmember Obringer

    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 - to Yolanda Gonzalez, Monument Crisis Center, proclaiming November 2017 as "Homeless Awareness Month" in the City of Concord. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - to Marilyn Fowler, President/CEO, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, proclaiming November 25, 2017, as "Small Business Saturday" in the City of Concord. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    3. Presentation - by Emergency and Volunteer Services Manager Margaret Romiti and Sergeant Tamra Roberts on RAVE Mobile Safety and Smart911. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.


    1. Receiving - the Quarterly Treasurer's Report for the period July 1 - September 30, 2017. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by the City Treasurer.

    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 July 11 and 25, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - award of the following for the Concord Community Pool Deck Repair project, Project No. 2388: (1) construction contract in the amount of $1,731,416.69 to Tricon Construction, Inc. d.b.a. Tricon Aquatics of Rancho Cordova, CA, authorizing staff to utilize the available project contingency for contract change orders up to 10 percent of the contract amount, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract; (2) approval of an Agreement for Professional Services in the amount of $115,052 with Swinerton Management and Consulting for construction management, inspection, and materials testing services for the project, authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and (3) approval of a budget transfer in the amount of $220,000 ($175,000 from Parkland Dedication Fund 450 and $45,000 from Measure Q Fund 125). Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Categorically exempt pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement and Reconstruction, and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
    3. Considering - award of purchase of three 2017 Ford Utility Police Interceptors to Future Ford of Concord in the amount of $83,064.42. (Annual Vehicle Replacement Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    4. Considering - rejection of all bids for the Civic Center Wayfinding Project. Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    5. Considering - affirmation of appointment of Councilmember Tim McGallian as an alternate to represent the City of Concord on the Marin Clean Energy Board of Directors. Recommended by the Mayor.
    6. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 17-13 entitled, "An Ordinance Amending 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." Ordinance No. 17-13 was introduced on October 24, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      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.
    7. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-78 authorizing the submittal of a resolution to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for funding of design and environmental activities associated with the Downtown Corridors Bike/Pedestrian Improvements (Project) under the Active Transportation Program Grant for $623,000 and Resolution No. 17-79 affirming local support for the project, authorizing the filing of an application for funding assigned to MTC, committing the necessary matching funds totaling $106,000 for Fiscal Years 2017-18 and 2018-19, and stating assurance to complete the Project. (Funding for Fiscal Year 2017-18 of $23,000 will come from within the existing approved budget; funding for Fiscal Year 2018-19 of $83,0000 will be allocated as part of the CIP budget to be adopted in May 2018.) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Not a project as there is no potential for causing a physical change to the environment as contemplated under CEQA (Public Resources Code Section 21065 and Section 15378 of the CEQA guidelines.)
    8. Considering - a Product and Services Agreement with Active Network, Inc. for recreation management software for an initial three-year term with two automatic renewal periods of two years each at an estimated cost of $60,782 for Fiscal Year 2017-18, an estimated cost of $107,225 in Fiscal Year 2018-19, and increasing up to $153,586 in Fiscal Year 2023-24, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (The first year of the agreement is funded by the Information Technology Capital Project No. 2007; year two will be funded through the adopted budget; future years will be funded within future budgets.) Recommended by the Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Information Technology.

    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 - allocation of Affordable Housing Funds (estimated $14 million available for investment in 2023). Report by Laura Simpson, Planning and Housing Manager.
    2. Considering - an amendment to the Employment Agreement between the City of Concord and City Manager Valerie Barone applying the July 2017 and July 2018 cost of living adjustments (cola) granted all bargaining and unrepresented employees to the City Manager: specifically, a 3 percent cola effective October 10, 2017 (annual salary of $274,104) and a future 3 percent cola effective July 2, 2018 (annual salary of $282,327). Report by Laura M. Hoffmeister, Mayor.

    Correspondence received at the City Council meeting will be listed here on the Annotated Agenda.
    1. Proclamation to Eagle Scout Hadley Pike dated November 11, 2017

    Closed Session Announcements
    City Manager or Staff Reports
    Council Reports


Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 11/28/2017 - 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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