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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brentwood City Council/Planning Commission/Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a joint workshop in the City Council Chamber, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 at 5:30 p.m. for the following purpose:

To discuss development and restoration issues related to creeks.

Margaret Wimberly, CMC
City Clerk

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the meeting room is wheelchair accessible and disabled parking is available at the City Hall Parking lot. If you are a person with a disability and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (925) 516-5440 or fax (925) 516-5441. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. {28 CFR 35.102-35, 104 ADA Title II}

On May 3, 2007, a true and correct copy of this agenda was posted on the City Hall Bulletin Board, outside City Hall, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 and at our website


Meeting Date: May 8, 2007

Subject/Title: City Council workshop with Park and Recreation Commission and Planning Commission regarding the discussion of development and restoration issues related to creeks

Prepared by: Parks and Recreation Department staff
Community Development Department staff
Public Works staff

Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation

Accept presentation from City staff and related agencies regarding the discussion of development and restoration issues related to creeks.


In recent years, a number of developments have been approved adjacent to creeks in Brentwood. As a part of the conditioning of these projects, many community members have expressed the desire to restore the historic nature of the creeks with landscaping, trails, set back buffers, and the inclusion/enhancement of habitat. Staff has found the issues related to development and the request for restoration to be a very complex issue that does not have a simple solution. Issues such as property ownership, development standards, regulatory agencies, cost of implementation and ongoing maintenance, access, flood capacity, and the ability to negotiate collaborative projects are all intertwined between many different agencies and interest groups.

Staff will be providing a Power Point presentation that will discuss the relevant documents the City uses, the regulatory processes and requirements that are necessary, existing funding mechanisms, and the various agencies who are involved in creek related issues. Staff has also invited representatives from Contra Costa Flood Control District, Department of Fish and Game, East Bay Regional Park District, Natural Heritage Institute, and Friends of Marsh Creek who have an interest in creek work.

Time will be left at the end for Council members and Commissioners to make comments, ask questions, and allow public comment. As a result of the discussion at this workshop, staff will return to City Council at a later date for formal action.


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City of Brentwood City Council
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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