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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONCORD CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
6:30 p.m.
City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA




ROLL CALL

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Councilmember Birsan

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

  1. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - to Rocci Barsotti, Concord Kiwanis, proclaiming November 2015 as National Hospice/Palliative Care Month in the City of Concord. Presentation by Mayor Grayson.
  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CITY COUNCIL MATTERS

  3. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT ITEMS:
    1. Accepting - funding under the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Abatement City/County Payment Program and allocate the funding to litter abatement activities. Resolution No. 15-69 for adoption. Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    2. Approval - of extending current agreements between the City of Concord and Thebs Consulting, LLC in the not-to-exceed amount of $51,000, Botts Strategic Solutions in the not-to-exceed amount of $48,000, and Robert Half International, Inc. in the not-to-exceed amount of $49,000 to provide for network infrastructure support and technical staffing on a month-to-month basis, for a maximum of three months to February 29, 2016, while a competitive request for proposal process for these services is completed. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Information Technology.
    3. Approving - an agreement for legal professional services between the City of Concord and Libow & Wellman for the services of Brian M. Libow as the City of Concord's Interim City Attorney for a not to exceed amount of $150,000; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement.
  4. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ITEMS:
    1. Appointing - applicants to serve on the Concord Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee. (No Fiscal Impact) Report by Council Committee on Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Service.

      Staff recommendation: consider the recommendations of the Council Committee on Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Community Services and appoint applicants to serve on the Concord Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee.
  5. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING:
    1. Consideration - of Development Code update amendments to Sections 18.20.020, Personal Services Restricted Use Classifications; 18.40.020, Small Residential Care Facilities in Office and Commercial Districts; 18.200.050, Child Day Care Facilities; 18.200.130, Mechanical and Electronic Games; 18.200.200, Temporary Events, Uses, and Structures; Section 18.415.100, Decisions and Findings; 18.505.020, Time Limits and Extensions; and 18.540.090, Limitations of Actions. Ordinance No. 15-8 for introduction.

      Staff recommendation: hear the report, take public testimony, and introduce Ordinance No. 15-8 by reading of the title only and waiving further readings.


    CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY

  6. LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSENT ITEMS:
    1. Approving - an amendment to the master agreement for professional services associated with hazardous materials management, remedial assessment reviews, and risk management planning with Environmental Risk Services Corporation (ERS) not to exceed $50,000. Total funding since 2012 including this agreement is $500,000; an Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Grant provided $95,000 of the total funding. (Funding provided by an existing loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the General Fund) Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
    2. Approving - an amendment to the professional services agreement for technical, strategic and tactical advice on the Base Reuse Project with The Wright Group (Michael Wright) not to exceed $76,000. Total funding since 2015 including this agreement is $126,000. (Funding provided by an existing loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the General Fund) Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
    3. Approving - an amendment to the master services agreement with ARUP, Inc. for professional services associated with land transfer/development planning at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Total funding since 2006 is $10.3 million. (Funding provided by an existing grant from the OEA) Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
    4. Approving - an amendment to the professional services agreement for specialized legal services with Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP in the amount of $70,000 in connection with transactional legal support for the transfer for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS). Total funding since 2013 including this amendment is $395,000. (Funding provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the General Fund) Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
    5. Approving - an amendment to the master services agreement with HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) for professional services associated with the Economic Development Conveyance (EDC) application and business plan and developer selection process at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in an amount not to exceed $55,000. Total funding since 2012 including this amendment is $390,000 of which $125,000 was supported by an OEA Grant. (Funding provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the General Fund and a grant from the OEA) Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
    6. Approving - an amendment to the master services agreement with Johnson Marigot Consulting, LLC for preparation of materials to support an application for a 404 permit under the Clean Water Act and regulatory support services in the amount of $20,000. Total funding since 2014 including this amendment is $80,000, of which $10,000 was supported by an OEA grant. (Funding provided by an existing loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the General Fund) Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
  7. CORRESPONDENCE - City Council correspondence not selectively included in the following list is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk at 671-3390.
  8. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PRESENTATION ITEMS
  9. CLOSED SESSION REPORTS
  10. COUNCIL AND STAFF REPORTS
  11. ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m., November 10, 2015.

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


Notice to Public

There is a 90-day limit for the filing of a challenge in the Superior Court to certain City administrative decisions and orders which require a hearing by law, the receipt of evidence, and the exercise of discretion. The 90-day limit begins on the date the decision is final (Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6). Further, if you challenge an action taken by the City Council in court, you may be limited, by California law, including but not limited to Government Code Section 65009, to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council prior to or at the public hearing. The City Council may be requested to reconsider a decision if the request is made prior to the next City Council meeting, regardless of whether it is a regular or special meeting (Policy and Procedure No. 2, Section 4.24). For information on the next regular or special City Council meeting, please call (925) 671-3495

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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.

Correspondence received that constitutes a public record under the Public Records Act concerning any matter on this agenda is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk's office at 1950 Parkside Drive, Wing A, Concord, CA.

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