COUNCILMEMBERS
Edi E. Birsan, Mayor
Carlyn S. Obringer, Vice Mayor
Laura M. Hoffmeister
Ronald E. Leone
Timothy A. McGallian
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, December 12, 2017
6:00 p.m. Closed Session - City Council Conference Room. 1950 Parkside Drive
7:00 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 minutes.


CLOSED SESSION

  1. OPENING
    Roll Call

  2. PUBLIC COMMENT

  3. CLOSED SESSION
    1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
      Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9: One potential case.

  4. RECESS TO OPEN SESSION

  5. OPENING
    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Vice Mayor Obringer

  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 - to Keiko Usugi, from Concord's Sister City, Kitakami, Japan, proclaiming December 12, 2017, as "Keiko Usugi Day" in the City of Concord. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.

  8. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  9. CITY COUNCIL/LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY 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.

    CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
    1. Considering - approval of the minutes from the meeting of September 12, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 17-12 entitled, "An Ordinance Amending Concord Municipal Code Title 15 (Building and Building Regulations), by Adding Section 15.120 (Electric Vehicle Charging Systems) to Create an Expedited, Streamlined Permitting Process for Electric Vehicle Charging Systems as Required by Assembly Bill 1236 (Government Code Section 65850.7)." Ordinance No. 17-12 was introduced on September 12, 2017. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      CEQA: Exempt from CEQA 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.
    3. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-80 ordering summary vacation of 8,060 sq. ft. of excess public right-of-way located at 2159 Kirker Pass Road, Concord, California, 94521, APN 117-070-026. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      CEQA: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970, as amended, the project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section15305, "Minor Alterations In Land Use Limitations" and therefore no further environmental review is required.
    4. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-83 finding that there remains a reasonable relationship between current needs for the Offsite Street Improvement Program (OSIP), Art in Public Places, and Master Storm Drain Fees, and the purposes for which they were originally charged. (Government Code Section 66000 et. seq.) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    5. Considering - reappointment of Carolyn Fong as a City of Concord representative on the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund Board. Recommended by the Mayor.

      LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSENT CALENDAR
    6. Considering - amending an Agreement for Professional Services adding $9,000 to a not to exceed amount of $89,000 (new total $89,000) with Towill, Inc. to provide land surveying services related to the Area Plan for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station; and authorize the Executive Director of the Local Reuse Authority to execute the agreement, subject to approval from the City Attorney. (Funding has been provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the City) Recommended by the Director of Community Reuse Planning.


  10. 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 - the 2018 City Council Meeting Calendar. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.
    2. Considering and appointing - assignments to City Council standing committees and external agencies. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.


  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. 17-82 approving the issuance of one or more series of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority Revenue Bonds (John Muir Health), Series 2017 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $140,000,000 for the purpose of refinancing the acquisition, construction, improvement, equipping, renovation, rehabilitation, and remodeling of other capital projects at certain health facilities for John Muir Health and certain other matters relating thereto. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.


  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: Regular Meeting
Date: 1/2/2018 - 6:30 p.m.


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