Printable Version of Concord City Council Agenda
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City of Concord California


Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:30 p.m.
City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA


PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Councilmember Leone


    1. Presentation - by Randy Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority Executive Director, on the GoMentum Station. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
    2. Presentation - by Brenda Kain, Community Services Program Manager, on the Community Services Commission Funding Recommendations for FY 2015-16. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
    3. Presentation - by Andrew Mogensen, Principal Planner, regarding the February 4, 2015, Planning Commission Study Session on Temporary Signs and Temporary Uses. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.


    1. Approving - the minutes from the meeting of March 3, 2015. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by City Clerk.
    2. Adoption of Ordinance No. 15-2 - an Ordinance amending Concord Municipal Code Title 10 (Traffic and Vehicles), Chapter 10.20 (Operation of Vehicles), Article IV (Special Speed Zones), Section 10-20-080 (Speed Limits Established) to change the speed limit on Farm Bureau Road from Willow Pass Road to Clayton Road from 35 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour. Ordinance No. 15-2 was introduced on March 10, 2015. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    3. Ordering - the preparation of the Engineer's Report for the levy of annual assessments for the City's four Landscape and Lighting Maintenance Assessment Districts. Resolution Nos. 15-15, 15-16, 15-17, and 15-18 for adoption. (Maintenance District Funds). Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      (1) Downtown Landscape Maintenance District - Resolution No. 15-15 for adoption.
      (2) Pine Hollow Landscape Maintenance District - Resolution No. 15-16 for adoption.
      (3) Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District #3 - Resolution No. 15-17 for adoption.
      (4) Citywide Street Lighting Assessment District - Resolution No. 15-18 for adoption.
    4. Approving - and accepting the General Plan Annual Progress Report, including the Housing Element Annual Progress Report; and directing staff to submit the report to the Governor's Office of Planning and Research and to the State Department of Housing and Community Development. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by the Planning Commission.
    5. Approving - related CIP Project Nos. 2329, 2331, 2332 and 2333 for FY14-15 and FY15-16 Citywide Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation; authorizing the City Manager to execute a funding agreement with 511 Contra Costa accepting an outside grant of $355,000 in Measure J Program 21A funds; appropriating project funding; and approving a Professional Services Agreement with Harris & Associates of Concord in the not-to-exceed amount of $99,085 to provide civil engineering design services for Project No. 2331. (Funded by: Gas Tax, Measure J & Golf Course Enterprise Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    6. Accepting - a grant from the Brenden Mann Foundation and appropriating the funds for Downtown Patrol Program Services. Resolution No. 15-19 for adoption. Recommended by the Chief of Police.
    1. Consideration - of the appointment of two applicants to serve on the City's Design Review Board for a term ending February 28, 2019. (No Fiscal Impact) Report by Council Committee on Housing and Economic Development.

      Staff Recommendation: Appoint two applicants to serve on the City's Design Review Board for a four-year term ending February 28, 2019.
    2. Consideration - of the appointment of two applicants to the Planning Commission for terms ending February 28, 2019. Report by Mayor Grayson.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report, take public testimony, and vote by ballot. Following balloting, appoint two members to the Planning Commission for terms ending February 28, 2019.
  5. CORRESPONDENCE - City Council correspondence not selectively included in the following list is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk at 671-3390.

NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 7, 2015..

Notice to Public

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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.

Correspondence received that constitutes a public record under the Public Records Act concerning any matter on this agenda is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk's office at 1950 Parkside Drive, Wing A, Concord, CA.

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Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Housing and Economic Development Helix/Leone 4th Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Infrastructure and Franchise Hoffmeister/Birsan 2nd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Policy Development and Internal Operations Grayson/Hoffmeister 2nd Thursday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Community Services Helix/Grayson 4th Thursday, 5:30 pm, City Manager's Conference Room
Youth and Education Leone/Birsan 3rd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
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