COUNCILMEMBERS
Laura M. Hoffmeister, Mayor
Ronald E. Leone, Vice Mayor
Edi E. Birsan
Timothy S. Grayson
Daniel C. Helix
Civic Center
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
www.cityofconcord.org

City of Concord California

Regular Meeting of the Concord City Council/
City Council Sitting as the Local Reuse Authority



Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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.


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

  2. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
    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.

  3. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - by Ann Wrixton, Executive Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) on the CASA Program. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - of Business Recognition Awards to JJ Phair, Owner of EJ Phair, and Chris Robinson, Vice President, Fresenius. Overview of program by Pedro Garcia, Economic Development Specialist; introduction of recipients by Marilyn Fowler, Chief Operations Officer of the Concord Greater Chamber of Commerce. Presentations by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    3. Presentation - by Carlyn Obringer, Chair of the Concord 4th of July Parade, to the winning entries of the 2016 4th of July Parade and special recognitions to supporters of the 4th of July activities, and presentation by Florence Weiss, Downtown Program Manager, to the sponsors of Concord's 2016 Music and Market Series. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    4. Presentation - by Justin Ezell, Director of Public Works, on the preparation of Todos Santos Plaza for the holidays. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.

  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 - award of On-Call Construction Contract for Citywide On-Call Sidewalk Replacement Pilot Program, Project No. 2341, to Kerex Engineering Inc. of Pleasant Hill, and authorizing direct project reimbursements. (Funded by Measure J and Project Reimbursements) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction, and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
    2. Considering - award of purchase of 2017 model telescopic aerial truck to Altect Industries in the amount of $116,305. (Annual Vehicle Replacement) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    3. Considering - award of a contract to DRT Paving and Grading Inc. in the amount of $72,600 for Bailey Road Pothole Repair, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Measure Q, State Gas Tax and Measure J Local Funds) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.

      This project is categorically exempt from further review under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301(b) "Existing Facilities" and 15302 "Replacement or Reconstruction" as the project consists of minor alteration to existing public facilities. A Notice of Exemption will be filed with the County Clerk's Office after contract award.
    4. Considering - a motion of the City Council to initiate an application to rezone six properties west of Port Chicago Highway and north of Bates Avenue from Office Business Park (OBP) to Industrial Business Park (IBP.) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      A motion to initiate a Rezoning Application does not constitute a "project" pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Sections 15352 and 15378, and Public Resources Code Section 21080(a).
    5. Considering - acceptance of improvements for FY14-15 Accessibility Improvements at Various Locations, Project No. 2325; directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion; and approving a budget transfer in the amount of $40,000 for Citywide Accessibility Improvements No. 3, Project No. 2357. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    6. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 16-3493.2 approving the creation of the Manager of Business Systems and Project Management classification assigned to the Unrepresented unit; Resolution No. 16-3493.3 approving the creation of the Network and Operations Manager classification assigned to the Unrepresented unit; and Resolution No. 16-3493.4 approving the creation of the Supervising Accountant classification assigned to the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) representation unit. Recommended by the Director of Human Resources.
    7. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 16-6 entitled, "An Ordinance Amending Concord Municipal Code Title 18 (Development Code), Chapter 18.180 (Signs), Sections 18.20.030 (Definitions), 18.180.040 (Review Authority), 18.180.060 (Master Sign Programs), 18.180.180 (Prohibited Signs), 18.180.110 (Sign Regulations for Specific Uses), and 18.180.130 (Standards for Specific Sign Types) in Order to Allow for the Inclusion of Freeway-Oriented Building Wall and Pylon Signs in Multi-Tenant Projects Subject to a Master Sign Program." Ordinance No. 16-6 was introduced on August 2, 2016 by reading of the title only and waiving further reading. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    8. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Professional Services in a not to exceed amount of $80,000 to provide land surveying services related to the Area Plan for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station with Towill, Inc. (Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.


  6. 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 - introduction of Ordinance No. 16-3 amending the Concord Municipal Code by adopting a text amendment to the Development Code (PL160109-DC) to Sections 18.185.020 and 18.185.040 of the Affordable Housing Ordinance to reduce the applicable project size from 5 units to 2 units; adoption of Resolution No. 16-6042.4 amending the City's Fees and Charges Resolution to increase Affordable Housing In-Lieu Fees for Ownership Projects, and adoption of Resolution No. 16-6042.5 amending the City's Fees and Charges Resolution to adopt Affordable Housing Impact Fees for Rental Projects, and approval of the Text and Fee Amendments as exempt from CEQA including and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15378(b)4. This item was continued from September 13, 2016. Report by Joan Ryan, Senior Planner.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 16-77 adopting the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Safe Routes to Transit Plan, Appendices, and Infrastructure Design Guidelines. Report by Laura Simpson, Planning Manager.

      Statutorily exempt from California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15262 (Article 18, Statutory Exemptions) which states that planning studies such as the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Safe Routes to Transit Plan do not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report or Negative Declaration.


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

  8. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Closed Session Announcements
    City Manager or Staff Reports
    Council Reports

  9. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: October 11, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.


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Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Housing and Economic Development Leone/Helix 4th Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Infrastructure and Franchise Helix/Birsan 2nd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Policy Development and Internal Operations Hoffmeister/Leone 2nd Thursday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Community Services Grayson/Hoffmeister 3rd Wednesday, 5:30 pm, City Manager's Conference Room
Youth and Education Birsan/Grayson 3rd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
 
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