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April 9, 2008

1. Call to Order/Roll Call: Meeting called to order at 6:05 p.m.
Members in Attendance: Tammy Lynn Misenheimer, Johnny Staton, Claudette Naturel-Staton, Alfredo Garcia, Valerie Smith, Jeff Altman, Sheilah Cunningham, Cassandra, Youngblood, Stephen Smith and Council Member Brandon Richey. City staff in attendance: Barbie Gary, Craig Bronzan, Michele Keady, and Captain Strock.
2. Approval of the minutes: Tammy Lynn addressed the committee to approve the January 9, 2008 and February 13, 2008 minutes: Motion made, seconded, and approved.
3. Citizen Comments: None
4. Presentation: Donna Landeros, City Manager: Donna Landeros presented conceptual plans for the new Civic Center and gave the Committee an update as to the progress of the project.
5. Home of the Month Program: Members voted to change the Home of the Month selections to a single winner per month, regardless of their quadrant location and to alternate committee members selecting each month, so as to continue to represent all quadrants. Tammy encourage BANC members to seek out donations from local businesses to give Home of the Month winners.
6. Selection of 2008 BANC Officers: The following members were nominated at the February meeting and voted into the listed office: Tammy Lynn Misenheimer: Chair, Claudette Naturel-Staton: Vice chair, William Iles: Secretary, Stephen Smith: Treasurer, Johnny Staton: Public relations representative.
7. Review/discussion of BANC goals/mission: The group discussed changing BANC’s mission statement and the role of the committee in the community. The following suggestions were made: to provide recognition to the community, to be a channel of information for the community, and to be a liaison between the City and City Council. Some discussion was made to change the name of BANC. To heighten community awareness of BANC, Claudette suggested participating in city events by donating to: Creekside clean-up, tree planting and neighborhood beautification projects. These ideas will be ongoing discussion at BANC meetings.
8. City Council Update: Council member Brandon Richey suggested that the new city civic center has the potential to create jobs in the community and that the City should consider hiring local workers whenever possible. He said this will also draw people downtown to support our local businesses; City Council passed a rental inspection program which has no impact on the City’s general budget; City of Brentwood funded 60% of local fire district budget and a vote was made to delay by 45 days the number of seats the board for Contra Costa County, Oakley and Brentwood will have.
9. Staff Update: Craig Bronzan, Captain Strock & Michele Keady: None
10. Good of the Order: None
11. Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:45 P.M.
Next meeting: May 14, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
City of Brentwood BANC Committee
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone 516-5366