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, November 28, 2017
6:00 p.m. Closed Session - City Council Conference Room. 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.


    Roll Call


      Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9: Two potential cases.


    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Vice Mayor Birsan

    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 - by Karalee Browne, Sustainability Program Manager, Institute for Local Government, presenting a 2017 Gold Sustainable Best Practices Spotlight Award to the City of Concord. Introduction by Michael Cass, Principal Planner.
    2. Presentation - by Guy Bjerke, Director of Community Reuse Planning, on the status of the Community Reuse Project. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.


    The public is entitled to address the City Council/Local Reuse Authority (LRA) on items appearing on the Consent Calendar before or during the City Council's/LRA's consideration of the Consent Calendar. Adoption of the Consent Calendar may be made by one motion of the City Council/LRA, 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 September 5, November 5, and November 14, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-81 accepting and appropriating grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety in the amount of $212,000 for select traffic enforcement and appropriation of funds and approval for use for the City's Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. Recommended by the Chief of Police.
    3. Considering - acceptance of improvements for the Traffic Signal and Related Improvements at Various Locations Project, Project Nos. 2285 and 2293, that included the installation of new traffic signals at the following three intersections: Treat Boulevard/San Miguel Road, Oak Grove Road/Smith Lane, and Oak Grove Road/Sierra Road; as well as modification of 10 existing traffic signals at the following intersections: Willow Pass Road/Sixth Street, Willow Pass Road/Parkside Drive, Willow Pass Road/Grant Street, Willow Pass Road/Galindo Street, Concord Boulevard/West Street, Concord Boulevard/Clayton Way, Concord Boulevard/Farm Bureau Road, Concord Boulevard/Sixth Street, East Street/Salvio Street, and Market Street/Fry Way; and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

    4. Considering - approval of a Service Agreement with Willis Towers and Watson as insurance brokers for the purpose of securing appropriate environmental insurance to manage the risk and to protect the Local Reuse Authority/City in agreements associated with the property transfers at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS); and authorize the Executive Director of the Local Reuse Authority to execute the agreement, subject to approval of the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the insurance provider.) 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 - adoption of a Policy and Procedure titled "Disaster Procurement During a Proclaimed Emergency or Disaster." Report by Debbie Wellnitz, Purchasing Manager.
    2. Considering - approval of revisions to City Policy and Procedure No. 34, Business Meeting Attendance and Travel - Authorization and Reimbursement of Expenses. Report by Suzanne McDonald, Financial Operations Manager.
    3. Considering - a work plan to (1) define the opportunities and priorities for establishing a university at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station campus district and (2) develop a roadmap for achieving the goal. Report by Kathleen Salguero Trepa, Assistant City Manager.

    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 - 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. This item is continued from the October 24, 2017, City Council meeting. Report by John Montagh, Economic Development Manager.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-6042.5 updating the processing fees and charges for wireless communications facilities applications. Report by Michael P. Cass, Principal Planner. .

      CEQA: Not a "project" under CEQA Guidelines 15060(c)(2) and 15378; in the alternative, is exempt pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3).

    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
    1. Considering - the formation of a Council Ad Hoc Committee for the period of one year to discus and review Concord/Pittsburg border issues related to the potential adoption of the Reuse Project Specific Plan and consideration of the annexation and potential approval of land use entitlements for the Faria Ranch Project. Report by Mayor Hoffmeister.


Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 12/5/2017 - 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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