CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: June 14, 2005
Subject/Title: Reject the claim presented by State Farm Insurance in
subrogation for Venus Jones and Ebony Williams
Prepared by: Mary Jean Holden, Administrative Assistant
Submitted by: Karen Chew, Assistant City Manager
Reject the claim of State Farm Insurance in subrogation for Venus Jones and
Ebony Williams that was presented on March 22, 2005, as recommended by the
City’s third-party adjuster, Contra Costa County Municipal Risk Management
Claimant, State Farm Insurance, presented a claim in the amount of $6,789.73
for an incident that took place October 12, 2004. Their insured, Venus
Jones, was a passenger in her own vehicle. The driver, Ebony Williams, was
proceeding southbound on Brentwood Boulevard when she struck a City vehicle,
driven by a City employee, heading west bound on Oak Street.
This claim was recommended for rejection because the driver of the City
vehicle was crossing through the intersection on a yellow light. The insured
driver should have yielded the right of way to our City vehicle.
No fiscal impact at this time.