COUNCILMEMBERS
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
www.cityofconcord.org

City of Concord California

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



Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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 Obringer

  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 - to Debbie Smith, CEO, AHA Movement, proclaiming July, 2017, as "Anti-Hazing Awareness Month" in the City of Concord. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - of Business Recognition Awards to Alex Lowry, Owner, Elite Motor Cars; Jim Robertson, Vice President of Human Resources and Franchise Services, Round Table Pizza; and Michael Chiroso, Executive Director, and Brad Buchholz, General Manager, the Big C Athletic Club. Overview of program by Pedro Garcia, Economic Development Specialist; introduction of recipients by Marilyn Fowler, President/CEO, Concord Greater Chamber of Commerce. Presentations by Mayor Hoffmeister.

  4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
    The public is entitled to address the City Council/Local Reuse Authority 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 meeting of May 9, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - an agreement with AMF Media Group in the amount of $130,000 to provide marketing and public relations services in support of the City's Economic Development program; authorizing the expenditure of future media buys in an amount not to exceed $110,000, for a total Agreement amount of $240,000; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    3. Considering - approval of an agreement with Pavement Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $244,953 to provide for project design and related services for Measure Q Projects #7 and #8 in Pavement Maintenance Zones 1 and 2, Project Nos. 2378 and 2379; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Measure Q) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      This activity does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15060(c)(2) and CEQA Guidelines Section 15378; if a project for CEQA analysis, this design activity falls within the "Common Sense" CEQA exemption set forth in CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3).
    4. Considering - award of purchase of smart irrigation controllers and related equipment in the amount of $62,777 to Horizon Distributors of Concord. (Measure Q and General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works. (Continued from June 27, 2017).

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities; and 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction.
    5. Considering - award of 1) a construction contract in the amount of $2,303.652.10 to Ghilotti Bros., Inc. of San Rafael for Measure Q Pavement Repair Projects #5 and #6, Project Nos. 2332 and 2333, providing pavement repair and maintenance on various streets within the City, authorizing staff to utilize the available project contingency for contract change orders up to 10 percent of the contract amount, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and 2) approval of an agreement with Swinerton Management and Consulting in the amount of $190,271 for construction management, inspection, and materials testing services for Project Nos. 2332 and 2333, 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.

      The project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement and Reconstruction, and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
    6. Considering - affirmation of appointment of Vice Mayor Birsan to represent the City of Concord on the Marin Clean Energy Board of Directors. Recommended by the Mayor.

      LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSENT CALENDAR

    7. Considering - the adoption of Local Reuse Authority Resolution No. 17-18 approving an Interfund Loan Agreement in the amount of $3.15 million between the City of Concord (Lender) and the Local Reuse Authority (Borrower) for the Temporary Use of Workers' Compensation Fund dollars to support the Base Reuse Project. (Workers' Compensation Fund) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning. (Continued from June 27, 2017).
    8. Considering - approval of an Amendment to the Agreement for Legal Professional Services with Jarvis, Fay, Doporto & Gibson, LLP (Jarvis Fay) in the amount of $100,000 to provide legal support for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of the Specific Plan for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the City Attorney to execute the Amendment. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    9. Considering - approval of an Amendment to the Agreement for Professional Services with Environmental Risk Services Corporation (ERS) in a not to exceed amount of $160,000 for specialized remediation services for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by a Loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    10. Considering - approval of an Amendment to the Agreement for Professional Services with HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) in an amount not to exceed $120,000 for specialized real estate and financial advice related to the Community Reuse Project at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the Amendment in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer or a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    11. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Legal Professional Services with Garrity and Knisely in an amount not to exceed $150,000 regarding property transfer and remediation for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the City Attorney to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer or a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    12. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Professional Services with Environmental Science Associates in an amount not to exceed $355,000 associated with preparation of conceptual flood management plans and creek restoration plans in support of site wide permits for sensitive habitat and species on the Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    13. Considering - approval of an Amendment to the Agreement for Professional Services with Arup North America Ltd. in an amount not to exceed $504,000 associated with land transfer and development planning for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the Amendment in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer and through a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City and through a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    14. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Professional Services with H. T. Harvey & Associates in an amount not to exceed $345,000 associated with preparation of site wide permits for sensitive habitat and species on the Concord Naval Weapons Station and assistance with the California Environmental Quality Act assessment of the Specific Plan, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding provided by the Master Developer and through a loan to the LRA from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    15. Considering - approval of an Amendment to the Agreement for Legal Professional Services with Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP in the amount of $100,000 in connection with transactional legal support for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the City Attorney to execute the Amendment in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer or through a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    16. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Professional Services with Johnson Marigot Consulting, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for preparation of materials to support an application for a 404 Permit under the Clean Water Act and Regulatory Support Services for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    17. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Professional Services with the Hallmark Group in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide design and implementation of project controls for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    18. Considering - approval of an Agreement for Professional Services with ALH Urban & Regional Economics in an amount not to exceed $36,000 for economic studies and fiscal analysis related to the Community Reuse Project at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.


  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 - adoption of Resolution No. 17-59 establishing a pilot program with Starship Technologies Ltd. to allow the use of autonomous robots, also known as Personal Delivery Devices (PDD), for a period of up to 12 months. Report by Pedro Garcia, Jr., Economic Development Specialist.

      Not a "project" per Public Resources Code Section 21065 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3); even if a project, exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15305, Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations.
    2. Considering - appointment of applicants to the Commission on Aging. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.
    3. Considering - appointment of applicants to the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.


  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 - adoption of Resolution No. 17-55 approving a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Carlton Senior Living LCC for City owned property located at Harrison and Sutter Street (APN 126-045-020), and authorizing the Mayor to execute all documents needed to complete the transaction, and further authorizing the Mayor to execute all deeds and similar instruments in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. Report by John Montagh, Economic Development Manager.

      Approving the Purchase and Sale Agreement is not a "Project" as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code sections 21065 and 21080 and CEQA Guidelines sections 15060, 15352, or 15378.
    2. Considering - updating the City of Concord's Subdivision Ordinance through (a) adoption of Resolution No. 17-50 adopting an Initial Study/Negative Declaration for the City of Concord Subdivision Ordinance Update Project, Ordinance No. 17-9, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, and (b) introduction of Ordinance No. 17-9 repealing and replacing Concord Municipal Code Title 17 (Subdivisions) by reading of the title only and waiving further reading. Report by G. Ryan Lenhardt, Senior Planner.


  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

  10. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 7/25/2017 - 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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