CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: April 10, 2007
Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution in support of the East County Trail Plan
and authorize staff from the Parks and Recreation Department to participate
in the planning of the trail system.
Prepared by: Tammy Homan, Management Analyst
Submitted by: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Approve a Resolution in support of the East County Trail Plan and authorize
staff from the Parks and Recreation Department to participate in the
planning of the trail system.
In 2004, Supervisor Greenberg and Supervisor Glover convened a
multi-jurisdictional effort to coordinate trail planning in East County with
goals to develop a trail network providing continuous coverage from Bay
Point to Discovery Bay, and to include trails that will accommodate all
users including pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. The trails will
include both paved and unpaved trails, for both recreational use and
In 2006, County Supervisor Mary Piepho, District III, requested a formal
letter of support for this effort for all agencies involved (see
attachment). Agencies committed to this effort include East Bay Regional
Park District, City of Antioch, City of Pittsburg, City of Oakley, Contra
Costa Water District, environmental groups, bicycle advocacy groups, and
equestrian advocates, among other interested parties.
With formal approval of the attached Resolution, City staff will participate
in meetings with this group and be involved in the planning of the East
County Trail Plan.
No fiscal impact at this time. Participation in regional planning efforts is
already a responsibility of Parks and Recreation Department staff.
Letter from County Supervisor Mary Piepho
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD SUPPORTING THE
EAST COUNTY TRAIL PLAN AND AUTHORIZING STAFF FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION
DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANNING OF THE TRAIL SYSTEM.
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2004 the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
unanimously approved a Board Order that authorized staff from the Contra
Costa Community Development and Public Works Departments to participate in a
multi-jurisdictional effort to coordinate trail planning throughout eastern
Contra Costa County; and
WHEREAS, the Contra Costa County Board Order also authorized District III
and IV Supervisors, on behalf of the Board, to contact the cities of
Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg, the East Bay Regional Park
District, Contra Costa Water District and other affected parties to request
their participation; and
WHEREAS, County Supervisor Mary Piepho, District III has asked for a letter
of support for this project authorizing City of Brentwood staff involvement;
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan was
adopted in June 2002 and Goal #5 identified the need for developing and
expanding trails in and around Brentwood;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of
Brentwood hereby authorizes staff of the Parks and Recreation Department to
participate in a multi-jurisdictional effort to coordinate trail planning
throughout eastern Contra Costa County.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the 10th day of April 2007, by the following vote: