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, April 10, 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.

    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 Aaron Hawkins, Concord Pavilion General Manager, providing an update on the Concord Pavilion. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.
    2. Presentation - to Shannon Griffin, Recreation and Special Events Program Coordinator, and Chris Llata, Senior Maintenance Team Leader, proclaiming Saturday, April 21, 2018, as "Earth Day" and "Arbor Day" in the City of Concord. Introduction by Mayor Birsan.


    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 February 24 and 27, 2018. Recommended by the 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. Considering - 1) introduction of Ordinance No. 18-3 amending the Municipal Code and Development Code to establish a Commercial Cannabis Overlay District, associated development standards, and a licensing framework for cannabis manufacturing, testing laboratories, and distribution by reading of the title only and waiving further reading; and 2) adoption of Resolution No. 18-6042.1 updating the processing fees and charges for cannabis businesses.

      CEQA: Not a project under Public Resources Code 21065, Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(2), 15061(b)(3), or 15378; in the alternative, is Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15308 - Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment.

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

    1. Closed Session Announcements
    2. City Manager or Staff Reports
    3. Council Reports


Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 4/24/2018 - 6:30 PM.


There is a 90-day limit for the filing of a challenge in the Superior Court to certain City administrative decisions and orders which require a hearing by law, the receipt of evidence, and the exercise of discretion. The 90-day limit begins on the date the decision is final (Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6), or on the date that a written decision or written findings is mailed by first-class mail. Further, if you challenge an action taken by the City Council in court, you may be limited, by California law, including but not limited to Government Code Section 65009, to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council prior to the next City Council meeting, regardless of whether it is a regular or special meeting. The City Council may be requested to reconsider a decision if the request is made by a City Council member who was on the prevailing side of the vote and at the same meeting that the decision was made. (Policy and Procedure No. 2, Section 4.24). For more information on the next regular of special City Council meeting, please call (925) 671-3390.

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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