Please note 6 p.m. Open Session Start Time


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 Successor Agency of the Redevelopment Agency/City Council Sitting as the Local Reuse Authority



Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:00 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.


  1. OPENING
    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Vice Mayor Birsan

  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 - of the Daniel C. Helix Award of Excellence to Rob Schweitzer, Facilities Maintenance Technician, by Director of Public Works Justin Ezell. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - of the "50 Leading Fleets" in America for 2017 Award by Government Fleet Magazine and the American Public Works Association to the City of Concord Fleet Division. Presentation by Jeff Roubal, Fleet Manager.

  4. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. Announcing - open recruitments for Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee with a deadline for applications by Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. to the City Clerk's Office.

  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 - entrance into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between the City and Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation regarding the proposed Home Share Concord Pilot Program and authorizing City Manager to execute necessary documents. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Not a project under Public Resources Code Section 21065, Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(3), or Section 15378.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution Nos. 17-56 and 17-57 authorizing the filing of applications for funding assigned to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and committing to fund the City's local match of $2.1 million prior to MTC project approval in September 2017 and stating assurance to complete the Monument Boulevard Class 1 Path and Willow Pass Road Repaving projects. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Categorically Exempt pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement and Reconstruction, and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
    3. Considering - entrance into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Avalon Bay for the approximately three acre Town Center II site (bounded by Galindo Street, Concord Blvd, Clayton Road and Mira Vista Street) held by the City for future development; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Not a "project" under Public Resources Code Section 21065, Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(2), 15060(c)(3), or 15378, 15352; in the alternative, is exempt under Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3), 15378(b)(4), and 15306.
    4. Considering - designation of Vice Mayor Edi Birsan as Voting Delegate and Councilmember Tim McGallian as Alternate for the League of California Cities Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center. Recommended by the Mayor.
    5. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 17-10 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5.80 (MARIJUANA) OF THE CONCORD MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA BY LICENSED DISPENSARIES TO QUALIFIED PATIENTS." Ordinance No. 17-10 was introduced on June 27, 2017, by reading of the title only and waiving further readings. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      CEQA: Not constitute a "project" under CEQA Guidelines 15060(c)(2) and 15378; in the alternative, is exempt pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3).
    6. Considering - approval of a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement (with an estimated cost to the City of $26,500) between the City of Concord and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for the Monument Corridor Pedestrian and Bikeway Network Improvement Phase II, Project No. 2169, subject to approval of the City Attorney; approval of a transfer of approximately $24,973 of remaining Measure J Funds from the Monument Corridor Pedestrian and Bikeway Network Improvement Phase Two project to the Public Works Street Maintenance Account; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement. (Public Works Street Maintenance Measure J Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    7. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-64 supporting the City of Concord's Smart City efforts. Recommended by the Assistant City Manager.
    8. Considering - approval of a Wireless Communications License Agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS (AT&T) for installation and upgrade of cellular equipment at the Concord Pavilion; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. Recommended by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

      CEQA: Categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities and 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction, 15303 - New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
    9. Considering - approval of a routine maintenance agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which requires a $3,000 application fee, and authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Storm Water Program) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.

      CEQA: Categorically exempt under Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities.
    10. Considering - approval of a Cooperative Agreement for the City of Clayton to design and construct the El Molino Cross-Tie Sewer Project, Project No. 2405, in the amount of $560,000 between the City of Concord and the City of Clayton subject to approval of the City Attorney; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Cooperative Agreement. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: The City of Clayton is considered to be the "lead agency" pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sec. 15051(a) and (d).
    11. Considering - acceptance of annual write-off of uncollectible accounts receivable in the amount of $53,954 for FY 2016-17. Recommended by the Director of Finance.
    12. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-62 approving assessment of unpaid inspections and re-inspection costs associated with the multi-family housing inspection program, totaling $2,254, and directing Contra Costa County to assess these properties. (2415 Olivera Road, APN 110-035-010; 1660 Frisbie Court, APN 128-290-049).


  6. SUCCESSOR AGENCY OF THE CONCORD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CONSENT CALENDAR
    1. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-780S approving an Agreement of Purchase and Sale for $560,000 and initial escrow instructions between the Successor Agency as Seller, and Stephen Cuneo and Hien Tran as Buyer, for the property located at 1601 Sutter St., Concord, CA (APN 126-045-012); and authorizing the Agency Chair to execute all documents, deeds, and similar instruments needed to complete the transaction in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: Not a "Project" under Public Resources Code Sections 21065 and 21080 and CEQA Guidelines Sections 15352 or 15378.


  7. 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 - appointment to fill three positions on the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Commission. Report by Marsha Moore, Deputy City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-61 establishing additional parameters for the Residential Review Panel (created by the Residential Rent Review Program Ordinance No. 17-7); and calling for recruitment. Report by Laura Simpson, Planning Manager.
    3. Considering - approval of the FY2017-2018 Investment Policy Update. Report by Patti Barsotti, City Treasurer.
    4. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-58 approving wireless Master License Agreement form; and authorizing the City Manager to execute Master License Agreements and to issue licenses for City-owned poles in the public right-of-way. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development. Report by Afshan Hamid, Senior Planner.

      CEQA: Not a "project" under Guidelines Section 15378 and Public Resources Code Section 21065; in the alternative, is exempt under Section 15061(b)(3).


  8. LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSIDERATION ITEMS .
    1. Receiving - an informational report on the funding of Local Reuse Authority efforts in the planning and management of the Concord Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. Report by Guy Bjerke, Director, Community Reuse Planning.
    2. Considering - appointment of up to two (2) alternate member positions to the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) or choosing a selection process. Report by Guy Bjerke, Director, Community Reuse Planning.


  9. 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. 17-12 approving (1) the draft Fiscal Year 2017/18 Action Plan which provides $1,364,246 in grant funding from all sources, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Child Care Developer Fees (CCDF), Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) and Program Income; (2) the analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice; and (3) the revised Citizen Participation Plan. Report by Brenda Kain, Community Services Program Manager.


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

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

  12. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 9/5/2017 - 7:30 PM.


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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 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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