CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 2
Meeting Date: July 10, 2001
Subject/Title: Reject the claim presented by Lorna Mesina
Submitted by: Karen Diaz, City Clerk
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Reject the claim presented by Lorna Mesina as recommended by the City’s third-party insurance adjuster, Contra Costa County Municipal Risk Management Insurance Authority and the City Attorney.
On April 19, 2001 Lorna Mesina filed a claim in the amount of $627 for damage to the running boards on the claimant’s 1991 Dodge Grand Caravan. A water plate that did not set flush with the concrete caused the alleged incident that occurred January 3, 2001 at Anderson Lane and Lone Tree Way. Public Works staff reported that there were no other claims or complaints regarding this subject plate. Since there is nothing reasonable the city could have done to prevent the loss from occurring, the city would have not liability based on lack of notice.