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Brentwood City Council
Minutes of July 24, 2001

A regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council was called to order at the hour of 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 734 Third Street, Brentwood, with Mayor McPoland presiding.

ROLL CALL
Present: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Hill, Mayor McPoland
Absent: Councilmember Petrovich

The meeting adjourned to closed session at 7:02 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION
(subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9) - D.E. Blanchini, Inc. v. City of Brentwood, Office of Administrative Hearings, Case No. A-0038-00. 

Closed session adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:30 p.m., with no closed session action to report.

PRESENTATIONS 

Karen Diaz, City Clerk, gave background information on the Name Your Newsletter Contest and Mayor McPoland presented Jayne Bauer with a Certificate of Recognition and a gift bag for being the winner of the contest.

AGENDA REVIEW

Item No. 03 Revised Section 4.06. of the Development Agreement

Motion to add the following item to the new business agenda (item #12) on the basis that the item came to the attention of staff after the agenda was posted. (Gov’t Code 54956.5):

Set a date for a Special City Council meeting regarding Ag. Enterprise Program.

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Gomes to add item No. 12 to the agenda. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich being absent.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Barbara Guise, Tri –Delta Transit, reported on the transportation provided by Tri-Delta Transit during the Cornfest and the Concert in the Park series which will include Jack Morgan and the Russ Morgan Orchestra on August 2, 2001.

Mayor McPoland requested that a dance floor be added for this event. 

CONSENT CALENDAR

Approve Minutes of July 6 & 10, 2001. (Pulled for further discussion)

Authorized the City Manager to execute agreements for providing professional plan check services to the City on an as-needed basis from Advanced Tec Engineering Group and RBF Consulting in an amount not to exceed $25,000 each through June 30, 2002. 

Approved Second reading of Ordinance No. 676 approving the Mitigated Negative Declaration, General Plan Amendment, Rezone and Development Agreement for a 57-acre medical/office/residential and retail Special Planning Area and Planned Development for John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System, located on the south side of Balfour Road, west of existing Concord Avenue. 

Approved Second reading of Ordinance No. 677 amending Planned Development (PD) 26 to add Development Standards for a proposed new housing development in Planning Area 1, located south of Lone Tree Way, north of Minnesota Avenue, west of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and east of Fairview Avenue. 

Approved Second reading of Ordinance No. 678 amending Planned Development (PD) 35 by creating development standards for the project site generally located south of Lone Tree Way and west of Empire Avenue. 

Approved Second reading of Ordinance No. 679 amending Planned Development (PD) 20 by creating development standards for the project site located south of Balfour Road and east of the future John Muir Parkway (new Concord Avenue

Approved and Adopt on second reading Ordinance No. 680 calling and providing for a municipal bond election for the purposes of submitting to the qualified electors of the City of Brentwood the proposition of whether bonded indebtedness of said city should be incurred for the purpose herein set forth; declaring the amount of bonds proposed to be issued and the maximum rate of interest to be paid thereon; making provisions for the levy and collection of taxes; fixing the date of said election and the manner of holding the same and the procedure for voting for or against said proposition; and providing for notice of said election. 

Item No. 1 was pulled from the Consent Calendar for further discussion.

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Gomes to approve Consent Calendar items 2-5 as recommended by staff. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich being absent.

Item No. 1

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Beckstrand to approve the Minutes of July 6, 2001 as submitted. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich being absent. 

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Gomes to approve the Minutes of July 10, 2001 as submitted. Motion carried with Councilmember Beckstrand abstaining and Councilmember Petrovich being absent. 

NEW BUSINESS

Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute Purchase Orders or Contracts for various vendors in an amount to exceed $50,000 for the 2001/02 Budget year. 

Becky Bridgen, Purchasing Agent, introduced the staff report and stated the list of vendors that may go over the $50,000 and stated if there is a one-time purchase over $50,000 that will be brought back to Council for approval. 

In answer to Mayor McPoland’s question, Ms. Bridgen answered that it was just for the list of vendors that was provided in the staff report and most were the standard vendors and are still competitively bid.

Resolution No. 2335

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Brentwood authorizing the City Manager to execute purchase orders or contracts for a list of vendors that may exceed $50,000 over the course of the 2001/02 Budget Year

It was moved/seconded by Beckstrand/Gomes that the full reading of Resolution No. 2335 be waived and that the same be adopted as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Hill, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Petrovich

Approve Community Liaison Subcommittee recommendation to provide $20,800 in funding support for the Family Alliance Program. 

Jon Elam, City Manager, introduced the staff report 

Mickie Marchetti, Far East County Alliance Coordinator, stated he works with Reach Project that encompasses the Oakley School Districts, Liberty Union High School District, Brentwood Police Department, Brentwood Police Activities League, Brentwood Parks and Recreation District. He felt this would provide a valuable service for the community.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Hill to approve the Community Liaison Subcommittee recommendation to provide $20,800 in funding support for the Family Alliance program with funds to come from the General Fund Contingency Fund. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich being absent.

Adoption of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Action Plan. 

Howard Sword, Director of Economic Development, introduced the staff report.

Councilmember Gomes asked for examples of a discount anchored power center. Mr. Sword answered that it would be similar to Target or Home Depot with about 400,000 s.f. and community center would be approximately 250,000 s.f. 

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Beckstrand to adopt the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Action Plan. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich being absent.

Direct staff to proceed with Requests for Proposals for the Downtown Specific Plan (DTSP) 

Mitch Oshinsky, Director of Community Development, introduced the staff report and stated the plan would help to answer a number of questions regarding downtown such as, what do we want the downtown to be, what type of business will enhance the market, if the downtown should expand, and what is the best mix of land uses in the downtown. These issues need to be carefully thought out and planned in a Downtown Specific Plan to ensure a healthy downtown. He reported that the Economic Development Subcommittee had a concern that the plan not interfere with a parking structure that is being built; he stated the Downtown Specific Plan will not interfere it will integrate it into the plan. It would have. There would be a streamline document created that would include information on economics, zoning and design guidelines. The plan will establish a specific economic strategy for the downtown area with design guidelines, historic preservation policies, development standards, overall parking plan and a list of the City’s actions that are necessary to achieve the City’s goals. 

Councilmember Hill clarified that he was not concerned with the conflict of the parking garage, but more of premise of what should guide this plan. To guide this plan there need to be a set of assumptions and the Redevelopment Agency has to resolve the parking plan first. He felt parking should be dealt with before a plan is set in place.

Mayor McPoland stated there are companies that can assess parking needs in a downtown area for a fee and felt that should be done. He stated he would like to see the Redevelopment Agency make a decision regarding the parking structure before moving forward with the plan.

There was discussion regarding the feasibility of putting the plan into place before the parking structure issue is settled.

Councilmember Beckstrand felt the parking garage could be incorporated into the downtown businesses with the ground level parking, facing front.

Mayor McPoland felt the parking garage should stay consistent with the design of downtown. 

It was moved/seconded by Hill/ Beckstrand to direct staff to proceed with Requests for Proposals for the Downtown Specific Plan (DTSP), which would be brought to Council after the parking garage issue has been dealt with. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich being absent.

Set a date for a Special City Council meeting regarding Ag. Enterprise Program.

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Beckstrand to set a date of Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 7 PM for a Special City Council meeting regarding the Ag. Enterprise Program. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich being absent.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS

Councilmember Hill reported on the Economic Development Subcommittee and stated they had reviewed four applications in various stages on Economic Development. He reported further on the Housing Subcommittee reviewed four maps and that most are subject to the Regional Growth Management Program. 

Councilmember Gomes East Contra Costa County Fee and Financing Authority and stated the City of Pittsburg had voted down the proposed fee increase and they are looking at various options regarding that. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m. 

Margaret Wimberly
Administrative Assistant II

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