COUNCIL MEMBERS
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



Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5:30 p.m. Closed Session. City Council Conference Room (Wing A). 1950 Parkside Drive
6:30 p.m. Open Session. City 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.



CLOSED SESSION

  1. OPENING
    Roll Call
  2. PUBLIC COMMENT
  3. CLOSED SESSION
    1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1))

      Name of case: Diaz v. City of Concord, et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. C14-02179


  4. RECESS TO OPEN SESSION

  5. OPENING
    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Councilmember Birsan.

  6. 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.

  7. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - by Lynne Noon, Contra Costa County Concord Library, on the Culture, Community and Connections Program. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - by Gaurav Garg, MISAC Board Member, presenting the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) Award to the City of Concord. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.

  8. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. Announcing - open recruitment for Board of Appeals, Personnel Board, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, Concord Pavilion Outreach Committee, Concord Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee and Commission on Aging with a deadline for applications to the City Clerk by Friday, January 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. Recommended by the City Clerk.

  9. TREASURER'S REPORT
    1. Receiving - the Quarterly Treasurer's Report for the period July 1 - September 30, 2016. Recommended by the City Treasurer.

  10. 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 June 7 and 14 and October 11 and 25, 2016. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - award of a site construction contract in the amount of $160,580 to McNabb Construction of Lafayette for the Meadow Homes Park Playground Installation (sitework), Project No. 2352; approve a related budget transfer; and authorize staff to utilize the available project contingency for contract change orders up to 10% of the amount of the construction contract. (Parkland Funds, Measure WW Grant funds) 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 15303 - New Construction and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
    3. Considering - award of a site construction contract in the amount of $167,716 to Sposeto Engineering of Livermore for the Willow Pass Park Restroom Replacement, Project No. 2334; and authorize staff to utilize the available project contingency for contract change orders up to 10% of the amount of the construction contract. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction.
    4. Considering - changes to City of Concord Policy and Procedure No. 170, User Fees and Charges Cost Recovery Policy, adjusting Special Events Fees by 3% per annum; adoption of Resolution No. 16-6042.6 amending Exhibit A to Resolution No. 78-6042 adjusting City Employee Service Rates for Special Events; and establishing a new Special Events Special Revenue Fund to account for revenue received from Special Events services. Recommended by the Director of Finance.
    5. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 16-7 entitled, "An Ordinance Amending Concord Municipal Code Title 2 (Administration), Title 8 (Health and Safety), and Title 15 (Buildings and Building Regulations." Ordinance No. 16-7 was introduced on October 11, 2016 by reading of the title only and waiving further reading. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment.
    6. Item to set for Public Hearing - on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber - proposed amendment to Concord Municipal Code Title 15 (Buildings and Building Regulations), Chapter 15.50 (Multiple-Family Rental Dwelling Units) and proposed amendment to Table 3b of Resolution No. 78-6042 of the Master Fees and Charges Resolution to set forth the Multiple-Family Rental Inspection Program fees and charges. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    7. Item to set for Public Hearing - on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber - considering 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 and Resolution No. 16-6042.4 amending the City's Fees and Charges resolution to increase inclusionary housing fees. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.


  11. 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. 16-81 pursuant to the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for the California Statewide Communities Development Authority to issue up to $39,000,000 in tax-exempt obligation on behalf of Community Housing Works for the purpose of financing, the acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation, rehabilitation, remodeling and affordable housing extension at Sun Ridge Apartments located at 1265 Monument Boulevard. Report by Pedro Garcia, Economic Development Specialist.


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

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

  14. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Special Meeting
Date: 11/19/2016 - 8:30 a.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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