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

Tuesday, September 4, 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 - Boy Scout Troop 370

    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 Chris Llata, Senior Maintenance Team Leader, by Director of Public Works Justin Ezell. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.
    2. Presentation - to Father Marin of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church proclaiming September 14, 15, and 16, 2018, as "Greek Festival Days" in the City of Concord. Presentation by Mayor Birsan.
    3. Presentation - by Cherise Khaund and Sharon Jenkins, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Education Foundation, on Education Foundation Activities. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.
    4. Presentation - by Cindy Gershen, Mt. Diablo High School, on activities at Mt. Diablo High School. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.


    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 June 6, 12, and 19, 2018. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - response to Contra Costa County 2017-18 Grand Jury Report No. 1808, Joint Power Authorities. Recommended by the Director of Finance.
    3. Considering - award of purchase of ten 2019 Ford Utility Police Interceptors to Future Ford of Concord in the amount of $325,300.80. (Annual Vehicle Replacement Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    4. Considering - approval to purchase Motorola Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) licensing and upgrades of Motorola software in an amount not to exceed $128,000 on all City of Concord Motorola radios and requesting an appropriation from the FY 2017-18 General Fund operating budget savings. (General Fund) Recommended by the Chief of Police.

    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. 18-6042.3 amending Resolution No. 78-6042, Exhibit A, Section E Police Fees, modifying and establishing Code Enforcement fees in the City of Concord (including fees related to commercial cannabis violations) and updating Municipal Code references. Report by Nicholas Gartner, Police Lieutenant.

      CEQA: Not a project/exempt per Public Resources Code Section 21065, 14 Cal Code Reg. Sections 15060(c)(2), 15060(c)(3), 15378, 15061(b)(3), and/or 15300.2.

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

    1. Closed Session Announcements
    2. City Manager or Staff Reports
    3. Council Reports


Next Meeting: Regular Meeting - Closed Session
Date: 9/11/2018 - 6:30 PM.

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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