September 28, 2016
Many applicants for Concord Reuse Project advisory committee
The Concord City Council received 115 applications by the September 23 deadline from residents interested in serving on the 11-member Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Three alternates will also be selected.
The CAC is an advisory body formed to provide input and encourage public participation during the development of a Specific Plan for the first phase of development of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. CAC appointments will be made using the following criteria: diversity and breadth of interest, broad representation of the community, geographic balance, familiarity with the adopted Reuse Area Plan, understanding of the CAC function and role, and commitment to Reuse Project goals and guiding principles. Terms will expire on December 31, 2018. The CAC will meet monthly.
By state law, applicants who live within 500 feet of the project may have a disqualifying conflict of interest. Applicants also received a set of supplemental questions to determine if there are any additional conflicts, such as other property ownership near the project or working for an entity with a contract with the City or the developer. Staff is currently reviewing the applications to see if any conflicts exist.
The analysis will be completed by Friday, Oct. 7. Each councilmember will then review the applicants’ information and provide the City Clerk with a priority-ordered list of the 11 applicants they each would like to see in the interview process by Friday, October 21.
On Monday, October 24, the City Clerk’s office will tabulate the City Council’s priority-ordered lists. Applicants will be sent an email with the results of this process and a list of interviewees will be released publicly on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
The Council will interview the applicants starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The City Council will make the 11 appointments to the CAC and select the three alternates at a special City Council meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 29.
CAC members will work with City staff and developer Lennar Concord LLC to apply the Reuse Project Goals and Guiding Principles, adopted Reuse Area Plan policies and accepted Term Sheet provisions in evaluating and commenting on potential Specific Plan alternatives or issues. The CAC will also serve as a communication link between the Reuse Project and the community at large by assisting in targeting outreach to neighborhoods and interest groups, and promoting participation at workshops and public meetings.
The list of applicants has been posted on the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project website, www.concordreuseproject.org.