Edi E. Birsan, Mayor
Carlyn S. Obringer, Vice Mayor
Laura M. Hoffmeister
Ronald E. Leone
Timothy A. McGallian
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, January 2, 2018
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
    Pledge to the Flag - Councilmember Hoffmeister

    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 Daniel C. Helix Award of Excellence to Ron Nelson, Tree Lead Worker, by Director of Public Works Justin Ezell. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.
    2. Presentation - of Certificates of Recognition to local youth that participated in the California Youth Energy Services Program. Introduction by Michael P. Cass, Principal Planner.


    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 September 26, October 3, and October 10, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 18-3 approving Policy and Procedure No. 177, Debt Management Policy for Public Debt Issuances. Recommended by the Director of Finance.
    3. Considering - approval of proposed license agreement between the City and Marble Robotics to allow temporary storage of up to four robots within the parking structure located at 2255 Salvio Street at an initial 12-month term for $25 per month plus reimbursement of electrical costs, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Exempt pursuant to Section 15305, Class 5 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Class 5, Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations.

    The public is entitled to address the City Council/Local Reuse Authority on items appearing on the agenda before or during the City Council's/Local Reuse Authority's consideration of that item. Each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes.

    1. Considering - assignment of a Council standing or ad hoc committee to participate in the development of a Request for Proposals for the Campus District consultant and aid in defining the composition of a Council Appointed Blue Ribbon Committee. Report by Kathleen Salguero Trepa, Assistant City Manager.


    3. Discussion of District Based Elections - including: considering adoption of Resolution No. 18-7 declaring the City of Concord's intent to transition from at-large to district-based councilmember elections, outlining specific steps to be undertaken to facilitate the transition, and estimating a time frame for action; number of districts; and directly-elected mayor. Report by Susanne Brown, City Attorney.

      CEQA: Not a project per CEQA Guidelines Sections 15320, 15378, and 15061(b)(3) as it is an organizational structure change and does not have the potential to result in either a direct or reasonable foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

    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: 1/9/2018 - 6:30 p.m.

ADA NOTICE AND HEARING IMPAIRED PROVISIONS - The Council Chamber is equipped with a T-Coil Hearing Loop. This system allows "T" coil reception of the audio proceedings. Please switch your hearing aid or cochlear device to the "T", "T" Coil or telephone position. If you would like better audio reception, a loop receiver that picks up the audio loop is available from the City Clerk.

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