Brentwood Agricultural Advisory Committee
October 11, 2000
7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Brentwood City Council Chambers
734 Third Street
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL:
Mayor Kidd called the meeting to order at 7:08 P.M.
Jack Adams, Mark Dwelley, Nancy Holloman, Quintin Kidd, Laine Lawrence,
Marty Maggiore, Mike McPoland, Edward Meyer, Glenn Stonebarger, Peter
Wolfe [Proxies submitted by John Chapman, Ron Nunn and Dick Vrmeer].
There were no announcements.
REVIEW OF ACTION NOTES OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2000
By consensus, the Committee accepted the September 21, 2000 Action Notes,
REVIEW TONIGHT'S AGENDA
Mayor Kidd advised that the purpose of the meeting was to take action
on the Final Draft Report - City of Brentwood Agricultural Enterprise
Program, as revised with the changes discussed and accepted by the Committee
at the last meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (Items Not on the Agenda)
Edward Meyer of the Contra Costa County Agriculture Department reported
that an infestation of the glassy winged sharpshooter had been discovered
in a residential area of Brentwood. He advised that 12 to 14 staff members
were surveying the immediate area, with the help from another 12 members
of the California Conservation Corps. He explained that over the next
few days, the effort would be to determine the level of the infestation,
after which a plan would be developed as to how to control or eradicate
the insect. Public meetings would be scheduled to discuss the plan of
action. He commented that the infestation appeared to be localized at
Mr. Meyer added that the Department was seeking the public's help in identifying
any other areas of infestation, particularly since a resident had alerted
the Department to this infestation after having recognized the insect
from posters that had previously been distributed.
Mayor Kidd noted that a citywide mailing could be accommodated to properly
alert the public.
FINALIZE AND VOTE ON THE REVISED DRAFT AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE REPORT
From the audience, a comment was offered that the statement on Pages 7,
8, 9 and 29 in the Final Draft Report - City of Brentwood Agricultural
Enterprise Program that "The Ordinance and the mitigation requirement
may "sunset" if the citizens are opposed to the concept or may be codified
permanently if the citizens are in favor of the concept," should read:
The Ordinance and the mitigation requirement will "sunset" if the citizens
are opposed to the concept or may be codified permanently if the citizens
are in favor of the concept.
Mayor Kidd verified with staff that the corrections requested at the last
meeting had been included in the latest document presented to the Committee.
Ed Meyer referred to the last sentence of Section 1.1 on Page 5 and questioned
whether or not it was clear that citizens would support the program and
approve a mechanism to support agriculture and open space preservation.
Noting that it had been implied that the Committee believed that citizen
support was essential for the component, he suggested that the Committee
had indicated that the funding mechanism was a critical component.
As a result, the following amendment was recommended to the last sentence
of Section 1.1:
However, the majority of the Committee believed citizen support for a
funding mechanism is an essential component
Marty Maggiore noted his understanding that the Farm Bureau had decided
not to support the program at the present time. As such, he inquired how
the several references to the Farm Bureau in the document would need to
Senior Planner Winston Rhodes reported that recommendations 3.1, 3.2,
3.8, 3.9, 3.11 and 3.12 made reference to working with the Farm Bureau.
Mayor Kidd commented that he had a letter from the Farm Bureau that had
indicated that no position would be taken at this time.
Nancy Holloman clarified that the language in the document had indicated
that the proposal was to consult with the Farm Bureau, which should not
be objectionable and which should need no modification.
M/S/C Holloman/Adams to adopt the Final Draft Report - City of Brentwood
Agricultural Enterprise Program, as amended, and forward the document
to the Planning Commission. The motion carried by the following vote:
Ayes: Adams, Chapman (by proxy), Holloman, Kidd, Lawrence, Meyer, Vrmeer
Noes: Dwelley, Maggiore, McPoland, Nunn (by proxy), Stonebarger, Wolfe
As recommended by Mr. Meyer, Mayor Kidd concurred that a minority report
should be presented to the Planning Commission to identify the concerns
of the minority position.
Mr. Rhodes added that the staff report to the Planning Commission would
identify the vote and the concerns that had been raised to demonstrate
the full position of the Committee. Further, anything submitted by individual
members of the Committee either in support or in opposition to the report
would also be provided to the Planning Commission.
Mayor Kidd clarified that the current action was simply to submit the
report to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission would then
make recommendation to the City Council. In both cases, more discussion
and public comment and input would be involved.
Community Development Director Oshinsky reported that the item had been
scheduled for Planning Commission consideration at a special meeting scheduled
for October 30, 2000, at 7:30 P.M. in the City Council Chambers.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (Items Not on the Agenda)
There were no comments from the public.
The meeting adjourned at 7:26 P.M.
Anita L. Tucci-Smith