COUNCIL MEMBERS
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, February 14, 2017
6:30 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 minutes.


  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 - by Nicole Impaliazzo, Concord Disposal Services, on special garbage rates for very-low income seniors in Concord. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - by Chief of Police Guy Swanger providing an update on department activities. 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 contract for Umpiring Services, RFB #2363, to Concord Softball Umpires as the lowest responsible bidder in the amount of $73,000. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
    2. Considering - approval of a site licese agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS (AT&T) for installation and upgrade of wireless communications equipment at the Concord Pavilion; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement. Recommended by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

      This project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 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.
    3. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 17-425.1 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CONCORD MUNICIPAL CODE, TITLE 18, DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 18.50.010(B) (PURPOSE - IBP- BUSINESS PARK) TO CHANGE THE LAND USE AND ZONING MAP DESIGNATION FROM OFFICE BUSINESS PARK (OBP) TO INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS PARK (IBP) FOR SIX PARCELS (APNS 159-040-021-2, 159-040-024-6, 159-040-037-8, 159-040-038-6, 159-040-039-4, 159-040-095-6), LOCATED WEST OF PORT CHICAGO HIGHWAY AND NORTH OF BATES AVENUE." Ordinance No. 16-9 was introduced on January 24, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      An Addendum to the 2012 Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) dated October 2016 ("Addendum") was approved by adoption of Resolution No. 17-5 on January 24, 2017.
    4. Considering - adoption of a position of support for Senate Bill 2 (Atkins)- Building Homes and Jobs Act and Senate Bill 3 (Beall)- Affordalbe Housing Bond Act of 2018 and authorize the Mayor to send letters of support to State Legislature and Governor's Office on behalf of the City of Concord. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    5. Considering - award of contract for the replacement of a pedestrian bridge at Newhall Park in the amount of $87,499.50; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Measure Q -Building Maintenance Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.

      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 because it involves the replacement of an existing pedestrian bridge and related installation work.
    6. Considering - approval of an Amendment to the Master Agreement with Environmental Science Associates (ESA) 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 in an amount not to exceed $56,000. (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.
    7. Considering - approval of an Amendment to the Master Services Agreement with ALH Urban & Regional Economics (ALH Economics) for Professional Services associated with disposition and land transfer planning at the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in an amount not to exceed $20,000. (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 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 - adding an additional member to the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) by adopting Local Reuse Authority Resolution No. 17-17 (amending Local Reuse Authority Resolution No. 17-15) and choosing a selection process. Report by Guy Bjerke, Director of Community Reuse Planning.
    2. Considering - approval of a process to fill the unscheduled vacancy of the City Treasurer. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.
    3. Considering - acceptance of Fiscal Year 2016-17 Mid-Year Review and adoption of Resolution No. 17-13 amending the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Municipal Budget and authorizing the write-off of uncollectible debt of $30,000, adoption of Resolution No. 17-3493.1 authorizing a Plan Check Engineer position and a Permit Center Technician I position, and adoption of LRA Resolution No. 17-16 approving an Interfund Loan Agreement in the amount of $1,800,000 between the City of Concord (lender) and the Local Reuse Authority (borrower) (The Council had previously approved the loan; this is the legal documentation.) Report by Karan Reid, Director of Finance.

      None of the activities addressed herein constitute a "project" within the meaning of Public Resources Code Section 21065, 14 Cal Code Regs. Sections 15060(c)(2), 15060(c)(3), or 15378 because none of the activities has the potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment; even if any activity was a project under CEQA, each is exempt under 14 Cal. Code Regs. Sections 15061(b)(2), 15061(b)(3) and 17358(b)(4).


  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 - introduction of Ordinance No. 17-1 amending Concord Municipal Code Title 10 (Traffic and Vehicles), Chapter 10.20 (Operation of Vehicles), Article IV (Special Speed Zones), Section 10.20.080 (Speed Limits Established) to change the speed limit on Rolling Woods Way from Pine Hollow to the northernmost boundary of the Crystyl Ranch development from 25 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour. Report by Ray Kuzbari, Transportation Manager.

      In accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301 - Existing Facilities, Council action on this item is categorically exempt from CEQA as the proposed action pertains to the operation of an existing public facility (roadway), involving no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the City of Concord’s determination.


  8. CORRESPONDENCE
    Correspondence received at the City Council meeting will be listed here on the Annotated Agenda.
    1. Proclamation - Mike Van Hofwegen Retirement - January 30, 2017
    2. Proclamation - Steve Glazier, Volunteer of the Year - February 16, 2017
    3. Letter to Hon. Jim Bell, Senate Transportation Committee - February 2, 2017
    4. Letter to Hon. Jim Frazier, Assembly Transportation Committee - February 2, 2017


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

  10. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Special Meeting
Date: 2/18/2017 - 8:30 a.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 Thursday 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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