CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: December 9, 2003
Subject/Title: Reject the claim presented on December 2, 2003 by John Tran
and Ngue My Vuong
Submitted by: Karen Diaz, City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services
Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager
Reject the claim submitted by Tran and Ngue My Vuong (claimants), as
recommended by the City Attorney.
The Claimants state that they were involved in a serious car accident that
occurred on June 2, 2003 at Walnut Boulevard and Vasco Road which resulted
in the death of their son. Claimants contend that one of the causes of the
accident was the negligent design, construction and maintenance of the
roadway. The claim further states that the defendants, County of Contra
Costa, City of Martinez and the City of Brentwood, failed to implement any
safety measures, redesign and/or modify the roadway, its signing and/or
speed limit despite knowledge that the roadway was dangerous. The claim
seeks an unspecified dollar amount for medical and burial expenses.
The location of the accident occurred outside the city limits and
jurisdictional boundaries and as a result the City Attorney recommends
rejections on that basis.
No fiscal impact at this time.