Please note: 6:00 p.m. Start Time

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, August 7, 2018
6:00 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 McGallian

    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.


    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 May 8 and May 22, 2018. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Considering - designation of Mayor Birsan as voting delegate and Councilmember McGallian as alternate for the League of California Cities Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Friday, September 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. Recommended by the Mayor.
    3. Considering - approval of a $400,000 and one year extension amendment to the Agreement for Professional Services with Advanced Mobility Group (AMG) associated with Engineering Staff Augmentation Services for the Transportation Division; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the amendment in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Transportation Division Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development

    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 - adoption of Resolution No. 18-58 calling for and giving notice of a November 6, 2018, election on a proposed ballot measure to extend an existing voter-approved Local Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax at a one cent (1%) rate until repealed by the voters to fund general municipal services such as street repair and public safety; and establishing the policies and procedures for such an election and requesting that the County of Contra Costa conduct such an election. Recommended by the City Manager.

      CEQA: Exempt per Public Resources Code section 21065, CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(b)(4), 15061(b)(3), 15273, and/or 15060.

    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

      Appointment – of an ad-hoc committee to work with staff to review the architecture of all construction projects that need planning permits in the inner and outer downtown core for up to the next six months. Report by Mayor Birsan.


Next Meeting: Special Meeting Date: 8/11/2018 - 9:00 AM


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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