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CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MINUTES
TUESDAY, 7:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 13, 2005
COUNCIL CHAMBER

CALL TO ORDER (5:07 PM)
Roll Call
Present: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Brockman; Swisher

CITIZEN COMMENTS (5:08 PM)
Kevin Vornhagen, spoke regarding a letter submitted to the City Council and spoke in support of his proposal outlined in the letter. The proposal was regarding his possible purchase of the CD building located at 400 Guthrie Avenue and felt it would benefit the City if he were allowed to purchase it.

At 5:10 PM, Council Member Brockman joined the Council in the Council Chamber at the dais.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - 150 City Park Way, City Hall Conference Room (5:14 PM)

Motion: Approve adjournment to Closed Session.
Moved by Gutierrez, seconded by Taylor.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code 54956.8: CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Properties: a. Approximately a ½ acre portion of property at APN 013-041-006 b. 4525 Sellers Avenue. Negotiating Parties: a. Dan Smith and b. John Geddes. City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Donna Landeros/Bailey Grewal. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

Redevelopment Agency Closed Session pursuant to Government Code 54956.8: CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: 400 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood. Negotiating Parties: Paul Taylor and Kevin Vornhagen. Agency Negotiators: Howard Sword/Linda Maurer/Gina Rozenski. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

City Council/Redevelopment Agency Closed Session pursuant to Government Code 54956.8: CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Property: Remnant property located at N.E. corner of 2nd Street and Central Avenue. Negotiating Party: Brent Aasen. City Negotiator: Howard Sword/Gina Rozenski. Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION - 734 Third Street, City Council Chamber (07:01 PM)

Roll Call (07:01 PM)
Present: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION - None (07:02 PM)

PRESENTATIONS (07:02 PM)

A. Veteran’s Proclamation honoring Mitchell Alvarez

Vice Mayor Gutierrez presented a proclamation to Mr. Alvarez, who thanked the citizens of Brentwood for welcoming and making him feel at home.
Council Member Taylor asked Veterans present in the audience to stand and be recognized.

B. Presentation of Holiday Parade Award (P. Zolfarelli)

Director of Public Works, Paul Zolfarelli, spoke about City participation in the 2005 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade, noting that the City received a plaque for the "Best of Parade" for the float.

C. Arts Commission Year in Review (Jim Bryant, Arts Commission Chair)

Jim Bryant, Arts Commission Chair, presented the Arts Commission Year in Review, which covered the events, programs, and projects undertaken by the Arts Commission in 2005.

AGENDA REVIEW (07:17 PM)

Item 16 - Three pages were inadvertently omitted from the electronic version of the agenda packet.

Item 34 - Staff requests the public hearing be pulled from the agenda and readvertised for the January 10, 2006 agenda.

Item 36 - One paragraph was unintentionally omitted from the staff report under the Previous Action section.

Motion: Approve AGENDA REVIEW - Items 16, 34 and 36.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Brockman.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

CITIZEN COMMENTS (07:18 PM)

Daniel Kletzu spoke regarding the City's noise ordinance and the outdoor concerts at Sweeny's that take place during the summer months. He spoke with Code Enforcement, who told him that while Sweeney’s had a permit to play music it did not preclude them from meeting the sound ordinance. He asked that Council work with the Police Department to resolve the issue prior to the summer months.

Barbara Guise expressed concerns about a 55,000-ton truck driving on Vasco Road, noting that Vasco Road was not built for that type of truck and felt such large trucks should be transported by barge. She urged Council to monitor the issue.

CONSENT CALENDAR (07:27 PM)

1. Approved City Council/Redevelopment Agency Minutes of November 8, 2005 and special City Council meetings of November 9, 2005, November 16, 2005 and November 29, 2005. (M. Wimberly)

2. Adopted Resolution 2005-277 approving an amendment to the Purchase Agreement between the City and R Brothers Concrete for an extension of the City’s Option to Repurchase period by one hundred twenty (120) days for issuance of building permits for site at Sunset Industrial Complex, for a reduction by one hundred twenty (120) days for issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, and direct staff to take actions and authorize the City Manager to execute documents necessary for the amendment. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

Council Member Brockman abstained.

3. Authorized staff to exercise the City’s option to repurchase a parcel at Sunset Industrial Complex owned by Pottery World following the expiration of the building permit issuance deadline, and direct staff to take actions and authorize the City Manager to draft and execute documents and grant deeds necessary for the repurchase transaction. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

Council Member Brockman abstained.

4. Redevelopment Agency - Adopted Resolution RDA 104 for a budget amendment and authorize the appropriation of expenditures necessary to repurchase a parcel at Sunset Industrial Complex owned by Pottery World following the expiration of the building permit issuance deadline. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

5. Adopted Resolution 2005-278 approving a change order in the amount of $100,000 for Contra Costa County General Services and authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute the change order. (P. Zolfarelli/J. Gallegos)

6. Approved the appointment of Charles Handwork to the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC) for a three-year term commencing December 13, 2005 and ending December 31, 2008. (Council Member Taylor)

7. Adopted Resolution 2005-279 certifying the results of the Special Municipal Election held on November 8, 2005, declaring the results and such other matters as provided by law. (K. Chew/M. Wimberly)

8. Adopted Resolution 2005-280 establishing local limits for wastewater discharge as required by City of Brentwood Municipal Code section 13.04.115A. (P. Zolfarelli/D. Stoops)

9. Waived second reading and adopted Ordinance 817 approving the Downtown Specific Plan (SP 05-01), the Addendum to the Specific Plan and the development standards for all the properties located within the Downtown Specific Plan area; and waived second reading and adopted Ordinance 818 approving a Rezone Amendment (RZ 05-18) to the City’s Zoning Ordinance changing the Central Business (CB), Thoroughfare Commercial (C-3), Commercial/Office/ Business (COB), Commercial/Office/Residential (COR), Single Family Residential (R-1-6), Moderate Density Residential (R-2), High Density Residential (R-3), Open Space (OS), Planned Development (PD) 37, Industrial Commercial (IC) and Public Facility (PF) zoning designations to a new Downtown (DT) zoning designation for the Downtown Specific Plan area and remove the Central Business District (CB), PD-37, and Industrial Commercial (IC) zoning designations from the Brentwood Municipal Code and adopt a new zoning designation for the Downtown (DT) Zoning District and all relevant development regulations, standards and uses regulations contained within. (H. Sword/J. Zilm)

10. Adopted Resolution 2005-281 accepting Improvements for Subdivision No. 8210, Brookfield Homes, Shadow Lakes Unit 4, located north of Balfour Road and west of Roundhill Drive. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

11. Adopted Resolution 2005-282 accepting Improvements for Subdivision No. 8659, Brookfield Homes, Shadow Lakes Unit 10, located north of Balfour Road and west of Roundhill Drive. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

12. Adopted Resolution 2005-283 accepting Improvements for Subdivision No. 8661, Braddock and Logan, Stonehaven, located north of Central Boulevard and east of Fairview Avenue. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

13. 1. Adopted Resolution 2005-284 approving Annexation #2 Boundary Map to City of Brentwood Community Facilities District No. 4 (CFD No. 4). 2. Adopted Resolution 2005-285 declaring the intent to annex territory to Community Facilities District No. 4, levy a special tax in such territory and set a date of January 24, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. for the Public Hearing. 3. Adopted Resolution 2005-286 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute Amendment One to the Professional Services Agreement with Francisco and Associates, Inc. to provide Assessment Engineering Services for Community Facilities District No. 4, in an amount not to exceed $120,000. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

14. Adopted Resolution 2005-287 accepting the work performed by Melloni Construction (Package #9 Carpentry), Coast Building and McKay Construction for the New Police Facility, CIP Project No. 337-3142 and City Data Center, CIP Project No. 337-3709 and direct the City Clerk to file the Notices of Completion with the County Recorder. (K. Chew/M. Huber)

15. Adopted Resolution 2005-288 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with BKF Engineers, Surveyors, Planners in an amount of $57,000, plus a 10% contingency of $5,700, for the Second Street / Pine Street Traffic Signal, CIP Project No. 336-3158 and amend the CIP Budget Sheet to reflect a revised scope of work and funding sources. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

16. Adopted Resolution 2005-289 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute the following Contract Term Amendments for time extensions and amount amendments for Professional Services Agreements as needed for various project completions: Amendment Four with Bellecci & Associates, Inc. for the Lone Tree Way Widening; Amendment Four with Gray Bowen and Company for the Lone Tree Way Widening; Amendment One with Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. for the Communication Tower (Police Station); Amendment One with BKF Engineers for the Sarah Street Water Distribution System Improvements; Amendment One with Control Manufacturing, Inc. for the Water Distribution Telemetry/SCADA; Amendment One with JSP Automation for the Wastewater Treatment Plant; Amendment Two with Kimley Horn & Associates for the Zone 1 Reservoir 1.3; Amendment Two with The Covello Group for the Zone 1 Reservoir 1.3; Amendment Two with Luhdorff & Scalmanini Consulting Engineers for the Water Well #15; Amendment One with Mark Thomas & Company for the Empire Avenue Expansion - North; Amendment One with Milani & Associates for the Grant Street School Infrastructure; Amendment Three with The Covello Group for the Sunset Industrial Complex; Amendment Two with RGM and Associates for the New Police Station, which includes a contract increase of $18,000; Amendment One with Transcomp Systems for the Tower Software Package, which includes a contract increase of $35,000; Amendment One with Sweetser and Associates for the Solid Waste Transfer Station. (B. Grewal/L. Sanders)

Council Member Brockman abstained.

17. Adopted Resolution 2005-290 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute Amendment Three to the Professional Service Agreement with William J. Silva, P.E. to provide Transportation Engineering Services including, but not limited to, plan check, construction inspection public services for transportation issues for the City of Brentwood on an as-needed basis in an amount not to exceed $50,000, through June 30, 2006. (B. Grewal/B. Scott)

18. Adopted Resolution 2005-291 authorizing the City Engineer to temporarily close Concord Avenue from Balfour Road to Fairview Avenue for a period not to exceed five working days, for the State Route 4 Bypass ("Bypass") Authority to facilitate necessary utility relocations for the Bypass Segment 3 Construction. (B. Grewal/B. Bornstein)

19. Adopted Resolution 2005-292 to reject the bid received for the Chloramination of Wells, CIP Project No. 562-5617 and authorize staff to re-advertise the project for bid and return to City Council for award of the contract. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

20. Adopted Resolution 2005-293 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Reimbursement Agreement with the City of Antioch for the Empire Avenue Extension North - Phase l, CIP Project No. 336-3151. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

21. Adopted Resolution 2005-294 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with RGM and Associates for the New City Hall, CIP Project No. 337-3139. (K. Chew/G. Leech)

22. Adopted Resolution 2005-295 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Gruen Gruen + Associates in an amount not to exceed $80,000 for the update of the Economic Development Strategic Action Plan. (H. Sword/L. Maurer)

Council Member Brockman voted no.

23. Redevelopment Agency - Accepted of Redevelopment Agency’s Blight Progress Report, Property Report and Housing Activities Report for Fiscal Year Ending 2005. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

24. Redevelopment Agency - Received the Redevelopment Agency Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2004/2005. (P. Ehler/D. Alessio)

25. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Approve the seasonal banner public art design and concept entry area for the Rose Garden project by Pulte Homes, Subdivision #8561. (C. Bronzan/R. Burr-Siegel)

26. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Approve the public art design and concept for Siena Village by Blackhawk/Nunn and the senior housing project by A.F. Evans, Subdivision #8781. (C. Bronzan/R. Burr-Siegel)

27. Approved Youth Commission recommendation to recognize a vacancy for the position of Adult Advisor. (C. Bronzan/T. Burt)

28. Set the date of January 10, 2006, to hear the appeal of a Planning Commission decision denying General Plan Amendment No. 01-01 and Rezone No. 05-04 for the Bridle Gate project, located west of the State Route 4 Bypass, on both sides of the Sand Creek Road extension. (H. Sword/E. Nolthenius)

29. Adopted Resolution 2005-296 authorizing submittal of a grant proposal to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission FY 2006/2007 Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle Program for funding of the Creek Road Trail Connection to Marsh Creek Trail project, CIP 522-5212. (C. Bronzan/K. Wahl)

30. Adopted Resolution 2005-297 authorizing submittal of an application to the California Department of Transportation Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) for funds in the amount $156,000 in FY2006-07 for the bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the Brentwood Boulevard Widening - Central Project, CIP 336-3149. (B. Grewal/K. Wahl)

31. Excused Mayor Swisher’s absences from regular and special City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meetings since October 11, 2005. (K. Chew/M. Wimberly)

32. Adopt Resolution 2005-298 approving reduced funding to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust for Fiscal Year 2005/05 from $272,962 to $132,265.09. (H. Sword/L. Maurer/D. Davies)

33. Rejected the claim of SBC for broken conduit. (K. Chew)

CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS: (7:27 PM)

Motion: Approve Consent Calendar Items 1 - 24 and 27 - 33 as recommended. Council Member Brockman abstained on Items 2, 3 and 16 due to a potential financial conflict, and voted no on Item 22.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Taylor.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

25. Approve the seasonal banner public art design and concept entry area for the Rose Garden project by Pulte Homes, Subdivision #8561. (C. Bronzan/R. Burr-Siegel)

Motion: Approve a seasonal banner public art design and concept entry area for the Rose Garden project by Pulte Homes, Subdivision #8561.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Brockman.

Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

26. Approve the public art design and concept for Siena Village by Blackhawk/Nunn and the senior housing project by A.F. Evans, Subdivision #8781. (C. Bronzan/R. Burr-Siegel)

Motion: Approve the public art design and concept for Siena Village by Blackhawk/Nunn and the senior housing project by A.F. Evans, Subdivision #8781.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Beckstrand.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

PUBLIC HEARINGS (07:36 PM)

34. PULLED FROM THE AGENDA PER AGENDA REVIEW - Approve a Resolution adopting the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan as submitted by Brown and Caldwell, Environmental Engineers and Consultants. (P. Zolfarelli/C. Ehlers/D. Williford)

Council Member Brockman stated he would be abstaining due to a conflict of interest on Item 35 and he left the Chamber.

35. Consideration of an Ordinance to amend the conditionally permitted uses in Subarea "A" of Planned Development-56, Sunset Industrial Park. (H. Sword/J. Zilm)

Senior Planner, Jeff Zilm, presented a staff report, explaining that staff believed allowing the indoor recreational use in Subarea A, subject to the conditional use permit process, would be beneficial to the community since it provided a spot for people to locate in. The uses had the potential for a high demand on parking and a conditional use permit would provide the flexibility to approve the uses and give staff the ability to add conditions to ensure that the operators were operating appropriately and did not impact or limit the impact to the surrounding neighbors.

Vice Mayor Gutierrez opened the public hearing.

Motion: Approve closing the public hearing.
Moved by Gutierrez, seconded by Beckstrand.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Taylor
Abstain: Brockman
Absent: Swisher

Motion: Approve waiving full reading and introducing Ordinance 819 to amend the conditionally permitted uses in Subarea "A" of Planned Development-56, Sunset Industrial Park.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Taylor.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Taylor
Abstain: Brockman
Absent: Swisher

Council Member Brockman returned to the Council Chamber.


36. Redevelopment Agency - Consideration of a Resolution to make findings and approve the Aggregation of Affordable Housing Units within the Brentwood and North Brentwood Project Areas. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski/D. Kwong)

Redevelopment Manager, Gina Rozenski, presented an overview of the staff report requesting that the Agency approve a Resolution to aggregate affordable housing units within the downtown and north Brentwood project areas to provide the Agency with flexibility in meeting its community redevelopment law affordable housing mandate in a comprehensive manner that best suited the needs of the community and the Agency.

Vice Mayor Gutierrez opened the public hearing.

Motion: Approve closing the public hearing.
Moved by Gutierrez, seconded by Brockman.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

Motion: Approve waiving full reading and adopting Resolution 105 to make findings and approve the Aggregation of Affordable Housing Units within the Brentwood and North Brentwood Project Areas.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Brockman.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

37. Redevelopment Agency - Consideration of a Resolution approving, authorizing the Executive Director to execute, an Industrial Lease and Option to Purchase Agreement with Precision Cabinets, L.C., for 400 Guthrie Lane and to execute such other documents as may be needed to complete the transaction. (Sword/Rozenski/Maurer)

Redevelopment Manager, Gina Rozenski, presented a staff report, noting that staff had begun working with Precision Cabinets to identify a local solution for their expansion needs. The most appropriate solution was the Agency-owned industrial building located at 400 Guthrie Lane. Precision Cabinets and the Redevelopment Agency proposed to enter into a three-year lease agreement, effective March 1, 2006, with the option to purchase.

Vice Mayor Gutierrez opened the public hearing.

Paul Taylor, owner of Precision Cabinets and Trim, said that he had met with staff to come up with a solution and there were plans to extend the lease. His business plan looked at expanding into another area or starting another facility. He encouraged Council to move forward with this and approve the item.

Motion: Approve closing the public hearing.
Moved by Brockman, seconded by Beckstrand.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

Council Member Brockman read a section of the staff report which stated there were existing parking constraints aligned for only a portion of the building to be leased at this time and there was not sufficient parking available to lease the entire building based upon the City’s parking requirement. The building at 400 Guthrie Lane was not yet subdividable from the Police facility and a sale of the property was not yet feasible until the subdivision was completed and recorded.


Motion: Adopt Resolution 106 approving, authorizing the Executive Director to execute, an Industrial Lease and Option to Purchase Agreement with Precision Cabinets, L.C., for 400 Guthrie Lane and to execute such other documents as may be needed to complete the transaction.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Brockman.
Vote: Motion carried 3-1.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez
No: Taylor
Absent: Swisher

OLD BUSINESS (07:49 PM)

38. Adopt a Resolution amending the 2005/06 - 2009/10 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to include the budget for the Tuscany Soundwall Extension. (B. Grewal/E. Kim)

City Engineer, Bailey Grewal, presented a staff report, noting that concerns about noise levels had been received from Tuscany residents and staff had worked with the developer on another study to analyze the cul-de-sac area. The study recommended extension of the sound wall across Castellina Court to mitigate noise levels. The developer agreed to provide additional funding in the amount of $15,000 for improvements and the balance of the cost of the improvements would be funded by roadway fee and park facility fee. The estimated cost for the proposed sound wall extension was $110,000. Staff recommended that Council amend the 2005/06 - 2009/10 CIP budget to include the project.

Motion: Adopt Resolution 2005-299 amending the 2005/06 - 2009/10 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to include the budget for the Tuscany Soundwall Extension.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Taylor.
Vote: Motion carried 3-1.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Taylor
No: Brockman
Absent: Swisher

39. Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Grant Agreement between the City of Brentwood and the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) for the John Marsh Rehabilitation Project, CIP 352-5234 and revising the CIP 352-5234 project sheet accordingly. (C. Bronzan/K. Wahl)

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, presented a staff report noting the John Marsh home site was annexed into the City with the Vineyards project, the developer and the City had continued to look for opportunities to help stabilize and restore the home site and adjacent open space area. Staff was concerned about spending money incrementally on the home until there was a funding plan identified and a completed general plan for the property. Staff recommended that the City defer any use of additional funds until: 1) completion of the general plan for the John Marsh home and Cowell Ranch; 2) money to be spent for future park development fees was collected by the City and 3) money was identified that would allow for the opening and ongoing operation of the John Marsh Home and Cowell Ranch.

Wes Tilton thanked the City for showing foresight and protecting the heritage and working with the state to establish a historic state park and protect the future. A high standard had been set. He said that the John Marsh society thanked staff for participating in the fundraiser. The state was willing to help make it a historic thing.

Craig Mattson, Parks Superintendent for Bay Sector, thanked Council for their support of the John Marsh Home. He spoke about the MOU between the City and the State agreement to work to preserve the John Marsh House. Through the partnership, the state was moving forward to create a general plan for the John Marsh Home and Cowell Ranch project. He thanked Council and looked forward to making a wonderful State park.

Patty Bristow spoke on behalf of the John Marsh Historic Trust board of directors and she thanked Council for the role of funding and support for the stabilization of the great stone house and planning of the new historic State park. The Trust was proud to be a partner with the City and California State Parks and Recreation. Restoration of the John Marsh House would provide educational and recreational opportunities and the means to celebrate a most dynamic period of California and City history. She thanked the Council and citizens for continued support, guidance and partnership.

Council Member Taylor asked what would happen in an earthquake, fire or flood if something happened to that building. He expressed concern about putting money on a building if there was not a plan.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said that the City role was to be the fiscal agent, and State park took the lead as the project manager. The City paid the bills, obtained the grant money, reimbursed all of that and State parks ran the project since it was their building and property. He asked to defer insurance related questions to Craig Mattson.

Craig Mattson said that as far as insurance went, there was someone living on the property for security purposes. Earthquakes and floods were unpredictable and if the building were destroyed in a natural catastrophe, the State would look at other funding sources for the state to repair the damage that had occurred. The City owned no part of it and was the fiscal agent for the project.

Vice Mayor Gutierrez said that being the fiscal agent showed commitment to the State and it was setting up a foundation from which the enterprise could go out and get money. It was important because it was a part of the City heritage. She wanted to support the heritage and make it viable and supportable. As far as concerns toward the future, staff had done a very thorough job of what needed to be done based on State guidelines. Staff was applying for grants dictated by State requirements. She referred a section in the staff report that showed what was needed to do next to move forward and make it viable. The requirements were very specific and she asked to have a general plan that was specific and detailed. Concerns would be addressed by following what staff had proposed as the next step and she was in favor of what was outlined.

Council Member Brockman said money was put in by developers and these were funds that the City also put in. Before moving forward, the general plan needed to be in place.

Council Member Beckstrand agreed that the vision had been clearly expressed and there were steps to take to work forward knowing that this needed to be a joint effort.

Council Member Taylor asked about the funding and Director of Finance and Information Systems, Pam Ehler, responded that the funds being requested were available.

Motion: Adopt Resolution 2005-300 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Grant Agreement between the City of Brentwood and the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) for the John Marsh Rehabilitation Project, CIP 352-5234 and revising the CIP 352-5234 project sheet accordingly.
Moved by Gutierrez, seconded by Beckstrand.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

NEW BUSINESS (08:14 PM)

40. Consideration, discussion and direction to staff regarding Downtown Specific Plan Action Plan (Sword/Rozenski/Maurer)

Redevelopment Manager, Gina Rozenski, presented a staff report, explaining the proposed action plan regarding capital improvements, economic development, community facilities, planning functions and financing strategies. Staff recommended Council review the proposed action plan, present their visions and direct staff to establish the internal action plan team to commence the implementation of the Downtown Specific Pan.

Vice Mayor Gutierrez said that the plan identified the infrastructure requirements and if the Council were to move forward, it was an opportunity to set up economic development and she was in support of the action plan.

Council Member Beckstrand said the Plan was excellent.

41. Receive the Independent Auditors Report and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2004/2005. (P. Ehler/K. Breen)

Director of Finance and Information Systems, Pam Ehler, introduced independent auditor, A.J. Majors, Vavrinek and Trine and Day.

Mr. Majors presented the summary of audit results and the CAFR.

Vice Mayor Gutierrez commended staff for their work, adding that reports produced by auditors and staff were award winning.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM STAFF (08:25 PM)

42. Informational Report on Subdivision No. 8539, developed by RHS Construction, located on the northwest corner of Sycamore Avenue and Barbara Street; Final Map Approval. (M. Wimberly)

43. Informational Report of Subdivision No. 8701, developed by Horace and Norrine Siino, located on Cathy Court, west of Fairview Avenue and south of Lone Tree Way; Final Map Approval. (M. Wimberly)

44. Informational Report regarding impacts to the City of Brentwood due to a potential break in a levee or failure of the Los Vaqueros Dam. (Lt. Brian Strock)

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS - None (08:26 PM)

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (08:27 PM)

Council Member Brockman asked for a future agenda item on BALT regarding the status of easements and TAC credits. The person could be a staff member or BALT member.

Council Member Brockman requested that a staff member check into an article in the editorial section of the East Contra Costa Times on Monday 12/12/05 and respond to the article if necessary.

Council Member Taylor requested a status report on Deer Ridge.

Councilmember Taylor requested a liaison position with Veteran’s organizations in the area be added to the list of Councilmember appointments.

Council Member Taylor directed staff to check into a parking situation.

City Manager, Donna Landeros, explained that an item could be placed on the agenda, if there was a desire by the majority of the Council, and return to Council with options if Council wished to have staff explore criteria for allocation of individual parking permits in a way that a program could be administered in the future. She requested direction from Council to place the item on a future agenda and then a staff recommendation would be brought back.

Vice Mayor Gutierrez said she agreed with Council Member Taylor in his request for creating some type of procedure or criteria.

City Manager Landeros asked to have a majority of the Council respond to show the need for spending staff time on the issue and returning to Council. Generally Council acted by consensus and if this was the consensus, she would place the item on an agenda.

Council Member Beckstrand asked that a parking policy or procedure not be prepared at this time.

Council Member Brockman/Vice Mayor Gutierrez asked that parking be included as part of the Downtown Specific Plan.

Director of Community Development, Howard Sword, said the short-term parking strategies could be accelerated and prioritized.

In response to Council Member Taylor, Police Chief, Michael Davies, said that there was an incident at the Raley’s with an unknown box which turned out to be ceiling tile. Staff handled the incident in a professional way.

ADJOURNMENT (08:33 PM)

Motion: Approve adjournment.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Beckstrand.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Taylor
Absent: Swisher

Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia Garcia, CMC
Assistant City Clerk

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