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

City of Concord California

Regular Meeting of the Concord City Council

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:00 p.m. - Presentation - Council Chamber. 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.

    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag - Councilmember Leone

    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.

    1. Presentation - by Management Partners of General Fund Long-Range Financial Model. Introduction by Karan Reid, Director of Finance.


    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 meeting of January 9, 2018. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Confirming - appointment made by the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Commission of two youth members to the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Commission. Recommended by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
    3. Considering - award of a construction contract in the amount of $365,873.05 to Spencon Construction of Danville for the Citywide Accessibility Improvements No.4, Project No. 2376; authorizing staff to utilize the available project contingency for contract change orders up to 9 percent of the contract amount; and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Community Development Block Grant, Measure J Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      The project qualifies for a Categorical Exclusion pursuant to National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Section 24 CFR 58.35(a)(2) and a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities and 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction.

    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 two positions on the Measure Q Oversight Committee. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.

    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. Third Public Hearing - to receive community input on City Council Districts to be established for district-based elections, including input on four alternative maps showing five potential Council District boundaries, provide direction on any preferred configurations and changes to draft maps, and provide direction on district election timing and sequencing. Report by Laura Simpson, Planning and Housing Manager.

      CEQA: Exempt under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15320, 15378, and 15061(b)(3).

    Correspondence received at the City Council meeting will be listed here on the Annotated Agenda.
    1. Email from George Fulmore dated January 25, 2018

    Closed Session Announcements
    City Manager or Staff Reports
    Council Reports


Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 2/13/2018 - 6:30 PM.

ADA NOTICE AND HEARING IMPAIRED PROVISIONS - The Council Chamber is equipped with a T-Coil Hearing Loop. This system allows "T" coil reception of the audio proceedings. Please switch your hearing aid or cochlear device to the "T", "T" Coil or telephone position. If you would like better audio reception, a loop receiver that picks up the audio loop is available from the City Clerk.

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 Birsan/Obringer 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Housing & Economic Development Obringer/McGallian 4th Monday at 5:30 pm
Infrastructure & Franchise Hoffmeister/Leone 2nd Monday at 6:00 pm
Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Services McGallian/Birsan 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Youth & Education Leone/Hoffmeister 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm
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