COUNCILMEMBERS
Carlyn S. Obringer, Mayor
Timothy A. McGallian, Vice Mayor
Dominic D. Aliano
Edi E. Birsan
Laura M. Hoffmeister
Civic Center
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
www.cityofconcord.org

City of Concord California

Regular Meeting of the Concord City Council



Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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.


  1. OPENING
    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Councilmember Aliano

  2. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
    This is a 15-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.

  3. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - of Certificates of Recognition to local youth that participated in the California Youth Energy Services Program. Introduction by Michael P. Cass, Principal Planner.
    2. Presentation - to the Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista proclaiming January 11, 2019, as "Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista Day" in the city of Concord in honor of National Human Awareness Trafficking Day. Introduction by Mayor Obringer.

  4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
    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 October 23 and 30, 2018. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 18-9 entitled, "An Ordinance Amending Concord Municipal Code Title 18 (Development Code), Chapter 18.200.100 (Home-Based Businesses.) Ordinance No. 18-9 was introduced on December 11, 2018, by reading of the title only and waiving further reading. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      CEQA: Exempt/not a project per Public Resources Code Section 21065 and CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(2), 15060(c)(3), or 15378.
    3. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 19-XX approving the request to Metropolitan Transportation Commission by the City of Concord for an allocation of $152,000 of Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian and Bicycle Project Funding for Fiscal Year 2019-20. This funding will support the West Concord/Iron Horse Trail Connection Project. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Exempt under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land
    4. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 19-XX accepting public improvements for Tract 9392, Autumn Brook Subdivision, and releasing the obligation of the bonds posted with the subdivision agreement. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Not a project per CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c), 15061(b)(3), 15273, 15378, and Public Resources Code Section 21065.
    5. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 19-XX accepting public improvements for Tract 9180, Poetry Gardens/Oak Terrace Subdivision, and releasing the obligation of the bonds posted with the subdivision agreement. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Not a project per CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c), 15061(b)(3), 15273, 15378, and Public Resources Code Section 21065.
    6. Considering - a Policy regarding Paperless Agenda Packet Tablet Terms and use for Elected and Appointed Officials and the implementation of a paperless agenda packet process for Council which includes purchasing wi-fi enabled tablets and accessories, Agenda to Go software and cellular service for each tablet. (Estimated costs: Agenda to Go software one-time cost of $6,200 plus $1,000 annual subscription; iPads for elected officials and the City Clerk $6,903.68; wi-fi and cellular service $2,735.28 per year) Recommended by the City Clerk.
    7. Considering - award of purchase of two 2019 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, one 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van, and six Ford Taurus sedans from Future Ford of Concord in the total amount of $257,720.11. (Annual Vehicle Replacement Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    8. Considering - acceptance of improvements for the Holbrook Creek Bank Stabilization Project No. 2428, directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion, and authorizing transfer of $6,432 from Creek Bank Stabilization Project No. 2428 to Holbrook Creek Bank Study Project No. 2492, in order to identify future mitigation needs within Holbrook Creek. Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    9. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Professional Services with Robert Half International, Inc. not to exceed the amount of $60,000 for fiscal year 2018/2019 to provide financial and accounting services, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. Recommended by the Director of Finance.
    10. Considering - approval to purchase software and implementation services from FileOnQ in an amount not to exceed $76,503 in FY 2018/18 and $14,223 annually thereafter to upgrade the Police Department's current evidence chain of custody tracking solution. Recommended by the Assistant City Manager.


  6. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION 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.
    1. Considering - potential development of a Public Art/Percent for Art Program and desired parameters. Report by Jessica Gonzalez, Assistant Planner.

      CEQA: Not a "project" under Public Resources Code Section 21065, Guidelines Sections 15060(c) and 15378.
    2. Considering - authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Initial Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Hall Equities Group, LLC, regarding the feasibility of a potential mixed use sports stadium master plan project on three City owned properties located in the Downtown area with the following Assessor Parcel Numbers: 126-122-024; 126-112-026, and 126-191-018 and portions of Laguna and Mt. Diablo Streets. Report by John Montagh, Economic Development Manager.

      CEQA: Not a project/exempt per Public Resources Code Section 21065, CEQA Regulations Sections 15060(c)(2), 15060(c)(3), 15378, 15352, 15061(b)(3), 15378(b)(4), and/or 15306.


  7. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
    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 - Considering - introduction of an Ordinance that approves and adopts an Infill Initial Study and approves and adopts a Disposition and Development Agreement between the City and AvalonBay Communities, Inc. regarding the development of property located at 1765 Galindo Street (APN: 126-143-012) by reading of the title only and waiving further reading. Report by John Montagh, Economic Development Manager.

      CEQA: Pursuant to Public Resources Code section 21083.3, Government Code Section 65457(a), and CEQA Guidelines Section 15183, the proposed project is consistent with a Community Plan, General Plan, Specific Plan, or Zoning for which environmental review was previously prepared, and there are no project-specific significant effects which are peculiar to the project or its site..


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

  9. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Closed Session Announcements

    City Manager or Staff Reports

    Council Reports

    1. The Mayor will announce her appointment of two councilmembers to a Council Ad Hoc Committee for a period of up to six months to discuss and review state and local requirements regarding tenant/landlord responsibilities, existing housing needs within the City, and develop proposed rental housing objectives and strategies for consideration by the full Council.


  10. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 1/22/2019 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 671-3495.

Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Policy Development & Internal Operations Obringer/McGallian 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Housing & Economic Development McGallian/Obringer 4th Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Infrastructure & Franchise Hoffmeister/Birsan 2nd Monday at 6:00 p.m.
Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Services Birsan/Aliano 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Youth & Education Aliano/Hoffmeister 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m.
 
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