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, March 27, 2018
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 - Councilmember McGallian

  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 Fran Smith, Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging, on a Countywide Aging Policy Platform. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.

  4. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. Announcing - Recruitment to fill unscheduled vacancy on Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.

  5. CITY COUNCIL/LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY (LRA) CONSENT CALENDAR
    The public is entitled to address the City Council/LRA on items appearing on the Consent Calendar before or during the City Council's/LRA'S consideration of the Consent Calendar. Adoption of the Consent Calendar may be made by one motion of the City Council/LRA, 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 February 6, 2018. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 18-425.1 entitled, "An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Map of the City of Concord for 2171 Sunshine Drive from PR (Parks and Recreation) to RS6 (Single-Family Residential)." Ordinance No. 18-425.1 was introduced on February 27, 2018. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      CEQA: An initial study was prepared for the project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The initial study finds that the proposed project could not have a significant effect on the environment, and a negative declaration was adopted on February 27, 2018.
    3. Considering - adoption of Ordinance No. 18-1 entitled, "An Ordinance Amending Concord Municipal Code Title 18 (Development Code), Chapter 18.20 (General Terms), Chapter 18.35 (North Todos Santos [NTS]), Chapter 18.150 (General Development Standards), Chapter 18.200 (Standards for Specific Uses), and Chapter 18.425 (Minor Exceptions)." Ordinance No. 18-1 was introduced on February 27, 2018. Recommended by the City Clerk.

      CEQA: Not a project under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(2), 15060(c)(3), or 15378; in the alternative, exempt under Section 15061(b)(3).
    4. Considering - acceptance of improvements for Detroit Avenue / Whitman Road Pedestrian Improvements, Project No. 2318 and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    5. Considering - approval of a Professional Services Agreement in an amount not to exceed $11,000 with HdL Companies for cannabis fiscal analysis and taxation strategies services; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Agreement. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Finance.

      LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSENT CALENDAR

    6. Considering - approval of an amendment to the Agreement for Professional Services 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 for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in the amount not to exceed $106,000; and authorize the Executive Director of the Local Reuse Authority to execute the agreement, subject to approval by the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by a loan to the LRA from the City) Recommended by the Director of the Local Reuse Authority.
    7. Considering - approval of an amendment to the Agreement for Professional Services with Arup North America Ltd. (Arup) associated with land transfer and development planning for the Community Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) in an amount not to exceed $408,000; and authorize the Executive Director of the Local Reuse Authority to execute the agreement, subject to approval of the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer and through a loan to the LRA from the City and through a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment) Recommended by the Director of the Local Reuse Authority.
    8. Considering - approval of an amendment to the Agreement for Legal Professional Services with Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP in an amount not to exceed $43,540 for work with the Community Reuse Project; and authorizing the City Attorney to execute the Amendment. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer or a loan to the Local Reuse Authority from the General Fund) Recommended by the Director of the Local Reuse Authority.


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

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

  8. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Special Meeting
Date: 4/2/2018 - 6:30 PM.


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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 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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