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CALL TO ORDER - 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 (6:01 PM)


ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 (6:02 PM)

City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code 54957:

RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION - 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 (07:05 PM)



A. Proclamation in honor of Black History Month.

Members of the Diversity Committee, consisting of Rick Lemyre, Cathy Frazier, Dusty Shoemaker and Gloria Hartzoe were present to receive the proclamation. Mr. Lemyre said the group had assisted in moving the City toward a more modern, rich and culturally diverse community. The group met on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Delta Room in the Police station. He submitted brochures.

B. Status update from Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust on conservation easement activities (H. Sword/L. Maurer)

Linda Maurer, Economic Development Manager, introduced Bruce Ghiselli, Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust.

Bruce Ghiselli, Board Chair for the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust, presented a status update on the BALT conservation easement program. BALT was working on several possible easement transactions, which he outlined, with the following addresses for those locations: 1901 and 1851 Hoffman Lane; 510 Hoffman Lane; 11435 Byron Highway; Stenzil properties at the southeast corner of Marsh Creek Road and Hoffman Lane; 296 Payne Avenue; 301 and 251 Eureka Avenue and 3900 Sellers Avenue.

Mayor Swisher asked about the logo, saying he had heard that BALT was taking Brentwood out of the title and the logo and he asked if it had been explored.

Mr. Ghiselli said BALT had received a grant for regional marketing and three of the suggested logo names did not include Brentwood. A meeting was held January 31, 2006, with approximately 50 people and it became clear that the group wanted Brentwood in the logo.

Council Member Brockman Brockman commented that Brentwood was the key ingredient in the logo. The properties described had just come up in the last year. There were properties where people were willing to sell easements and it was working.

Council Member Gutierrez thanked BALT for their efforts and overcoming obstacles and establishing credibility.

Mayor Swisher acknowledged that Scout Troop 729 was present.

Council Member Beckstrand said there were six members of Troop 729 present.


Karen Rogge presented correspondence to the Council regarding the logo and tagline, expressing surprise that Council was working on it. She appreciates the work and likes the tagline, Heritage, Vision and Opportunity. She did not like the oak tree and added that the City was noted for fruit trees and agricultural heritage. She was concerned and asked why there was not a halt on the signage since money had been spent on new signs. The City had a rich heritage and did not need to market a logo and she suggested keeping the exist ing logo and adding the tagline.

Austin Euri commented that at Edna Hill Middle School, there were red and blue tee shirts that he felt were gang related and he was concerned. The Principal had dealt with it but the kids still wear them.


1. Approved minutes of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting held January 24, 2006. (M. Wimberly)

2. Approved setting the date of Tuesday, April 11, 2006 for Workshop with City Council and City staff on the Capital Improvement Program Budget. (P. Ehler/D. Alessio)

3. Approved the appointments of Perry Chicaine and Dr. Eric Burkholder to the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC) for three-year terms ending December 31, 2008. (Council Member Taylor)

4. Adopted Resolution 2006-22 amending Resolution Number 2004-195 thereby establishing a revised Records Retention Schedule for the Finance and Information Systems Department. (P. Ehler/P. Meyer)

5. Adopted Resolution 2006-23 authorizing the City Manager to execute Purchase Order Change Orders for the updated not-to-exceed amounts listed for Altamont Landfill and Cerco Analytical. (P. Zolfarelli/ D. Stoops)

6. Adopted Resolution 2006-24 approving a contract amendment with Robertson-Bryan, Inc. for conducting a temperature study and assisting in obtaining a NPDES permit renewal for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in an amount not to exceed $117,586 and authorizing the City Manger to execute said amendment and related change order documents. (P. Zolfarelli/ D. Stoops)

7. Adopted Resolution 2006-25 accepting the work performed by Bay Cities Paving & Grading, Inc., for the construction of the O’Hara Loop Realignment (Second Street Extension), CIP Project No. 336-3145, and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (B. Grewal/B. Bornstein)

8. Accepted the resignation request of Arts Commissioner Chris Robinson. (C. Bronzan/R. Burr-Siegel)

9. Adopted Resolution 2006-26 approving and authorizing the City Manager to sign an agreement with Brentwood Union School District for Garin Elementary School lunchtime activities program. (C. Bronzan/P. Scherff/T. Burt)

10. Adopted Resolution 2006-27 approving Amendment No. 1 to the Joint Use Agreement between Liberty Union High School District and City of Brentwood for those facilities subject to the agreement and to authorize the development of rules and regulations for the subject facilities. (C. Bronzan/P. Scherff)

11. Adopted Resolution 2006-28 approving, and authorizing the City Manager to enter into, a Professional Services Agreement with MCE Corporation, for Parks and Recreation Inspection Services for new development and Capital Improvement Projects in the amount of $41,644 plus a 10% contingency, for a total amount not to exceed $45,808. (C. Bronzan/K. DeSilva)

12. Adopted Resolution 2006-29 approving the Contract Documents and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Construction Contract for the Chloramination of Wells, CIP Project No. 562-5617 to Manito Construction, Inc. in the amount of $1,009,350, plus a 10% contingency, for a total amount of $1,110,285 and amend the CIP Budget Sheet to reflect increased industry construction and labor costs. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

13. Adopted Resolution 2006-30 pursuant to section 21156 of California Public Employees’ Retirement Law approving the industrial disability retirement for Brett Morris. (K. Chew/P. Standley)

14. Approved Resolution 2006-31 and Resolution 2006-32 to adjust the employer health benefits contribution as provided in 2003/04 - 2007/08 bargaining unit labor agreements. Funding for 2005/06 is included in the proposed 2005/07City Budget. (K. Chew/P. Standley)

15. Report of Rate Schedule filed by AA Brentwood Taxi as required by section 5.60.150 of the Brentwood Municipal Code; update of AA Brentwood Taxi License Application and Driver’s Permit Application. (M. Wimberly)


Motion: Approve Consent Calendar Items 1 - 15 as recommended.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor


Council Member Gutierrez said she had met with the Cisco Group wanted to touch on points such as housing, education and police. With regard to housing, they had asked about details of the housing program and first time homebuyers program, and social services program. They had a list of educational concerns and she felt they were school board issues. She said that she had seen Police out there making sure their presence was known and she believed that there needed to be informational outreach by the Police Department.


Mayor Swisher 1) requested to look at placing on the ballot in November 2006, since an election was coming up, changing the two-year term of Mayor to a four-year term. Should the item be placed on the ballot and be approved by voters, it would not go into effect until the following election. He did not want to do a special election because of costs. 2) He had received an e-mail regarding Council’s having In God We Trust as a national motto being approved by council’s and he asked that it move forward. He asked to place the sign up behind the Council dais and directed staff to place on a future agenda.

City Manager, Donna Landeros, said it would be helpful for staff to obtain direction by three Council Members to have staff work on an item and have it placed on agenda.

With regard to the four-year term, there was a Council consensus that the item be placed on an agenda. With regard to "In God We Trust", national motto, Council Member Beckstrand agreed and Council Member Gutierrez said she was not in favor and felt that these were personal beliefs. If the majority of Council Members agreed, she would be in support of bringing the item back for discussion.

Mayor Swisher said there would not be a lot of staff time going into this, just one sign.

Council Member Brockman suggested bringing it forward as an agenda item and it could be discussed at the time it was brought forward. He was more in favor of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Council Member Taylor was in agreement to bring it back.

Motion: Approve adjournment.
Moved by Swisher, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor

Respectfully submitted,

Cynthia Garcia, CMC
Assistant City Clerk

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