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CITY OF BRENTWOOD
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
Minutes of May 14, 2002

A regular meeting of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood was called to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 734 Third Street, with Chairman McPoland presiding.

ROLL CALL
Present: Members Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Chairman McPoland
Absent: Member Hill

AGENDA REVIEW - none

CITIZEN COMMENTS - none

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approve Minutes of April 9, 2002.

2. Approve Warrant Nos. 64252, 64455, 63934, 63947, 64023, 64047, 64048, 64067, 64069, 64073, 64218.

3. Approve Resolution No. RA-47 authorizing the Executive Director to Execute a First Amendment to the Agreement to Negotiate Exclusively with RHS Construction Company to extend the negotiation period to October 31, 2002.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Beckstrand to approve the consent calendar as recommended by staff. Motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

4. Consideration of reconfigured study areas for the Downtown Parking Study.

Howard Sword, Director of Economic Development, introduced the item explaining that on April 18, 2002, the Redevelopment Subcommittee met with Watry Design and staff for the official kick-off meeting for the downtown parking study, and to share initial ideas and collect data. The Subcommittee requested that long-term parking solutions be the primary focus of the study. Consequently, in an effort to accommodate parking structure solutions, the Subcommittee recommended a reconfiguration of the study areas as follows:

· Maintain Study Area 1 as is.
· Expand Study Area 2 to include the most northerly parcel in the block.
· Delete Study Area 3 from the study since it cannot accommodate a structure.
· Expand Study Area 4 to include parcels to the north, west and south of the original area.
· Consider whether to eliminate or maintain Study Area 5 as part of the study.

Chairman McPoland commented that he had made the recommendation that Watry Design meet and talk with each Councilmember and Planning Commissioner and asked Mr. Sword if they were still planning on doing so.

Mr. Sword responded that Watry Design has submitted six questions to staff and those questions will be asked of each Councilmember and Planning Commission in the next three to four weeks.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Petrovich to approve the recommendations of the Redevelopment Subcommittee for Study Areas 1 – 4 and eliminate Study Area 5. Motion carried by the following vote:

AYES: Members Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Chairman McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Member Hill
ABSTAIN: None

NEW BUSINESS

5. Approve a Resolution to approve the report to the City Council on the Proposed Amendments to the Merged Brentwood and North Brentwood Redevelopment Plans, Submitting the Report, Proposed Amendments and Final Negative Declaration to the Council, and Consenting to and Requesting the City Council to call a Joint Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendments and the Final Negative Declaration.

Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Analyst, introduced the item explaining that on April 9, 2002, the Redevelopment Agency approved resolutions to adopt the Preliminary Report and refer it to the appropriate taxing entities, accepted and authorized circulation of the Draft Negative Declaration, and referred the proposed amendments to the Planning Commission and to the Project Area Committee for review and recommendations. The following additions have now been made to the preliminary report:

· A review of the existing five-year implementation plan and its identified goals and objectives.
· A method or plan for relocations.
· A report and recommendation form the Planning Commission.
· A report and recommendation from the Project Area Committee.
· A neighborhood impact report from the added area.
· Report from the County Fiscal Officer and the analysis of that report.

RESOLUTION NO. RA-48

A RESOLUTION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE MERGED BRENTWOOD AND NORTH BRENTWOOD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, SUBMITTING THE REPORT, PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND NEGATIVE DECLARTION RELATING THERETO TO THE CITY COUNCIL, AND CONSENTING TO AND REQUESTING THE CITY COUNCIL TO CALL A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING ON SAID AMENDMENTS

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Beckstrand that the full reading of Resolution RA-48 be waived and that the same be adopted. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Members Beckstrand, Gomes, Chairman McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

6. Approve a Resolution Authorizing Agency Contribution to Support “Summertime in the Downtown” Concert Series.

Howard Sword, Director of Economic Development, explained that the proposed “Summertime in the Downtown” Concert Series is an effort to improve the economic stimulation and revitalization of the Historic Downtown by providing activities and venues to attract residents downtown, especially in the evenings. Mr. Sword cited Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Concord as cities that currently offer their citizen’s a free concert series. The series envisions a twelve-week concert plan at the Gazebo in the Downtown Central Park featuring varied performers including a mix of Jazz, Oldies, Country, Cajun, Dixieland and possibly Classic Rock. The Parks and Recreation Department will manage the program and provide the necessary coordination with Public Works and the Police. Mr. Sword further commented that a budget not to exceed $10,000 is proposed. The Redevelopment Agency has received a $6,500 proposal from Prime Time Entertainment to develop and program the concert series. The proposed budget also allows for costs that may be incurred by Public Works and Police.

Member Gomes asked Mr. Sword if he knew how much money Pleasanton, Walnut Creek or Concord contributed towards their concert programs.

Mr. Sword responded that he did not have exact dollar figures but that all of these programs focus on groups that are not well known and can be acquired for $400 - $700 dollars.

Member Beckstrand asked if Mr. Sword had spoken with the Public Works and Police departments to determine their costs.

Mr. Sword responded that he had spoken with both departments and that Police Chief Davies did not anticipate the need for additional police protection and similarly with Public Works but this is a pilot program and we will have to see.

Mike Davies, Chief of Police concurred with Mr. Swords comments stating that since these are lesser known groups, we do not anticipate the kinds of crowds that would necessitate a large police presence. He added that this is a pilot program and if the groups begin bringing in a lot of people, then we will adjust.

RESOLUTION NO. RA-49

A RESOLUTION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE NOT TO EXCEED $10,000 FOR “SUMMERTIME IN THE DOWNTOWN” CONCERT SERIES TO SUPPORT, IMPROVE AND PRESERVE THE ECONOMIC STIMULATION AND REVITALIZATION OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH PRIME TIME ENTERTAINMENT

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Beckstrand that the full reading of Resolution RA-49 be waived and that the same be adopted. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Members Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Chairman McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Member Hill
ABSTAIN: None

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM AGENCY MEMBERS - none

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS - none

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:47p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia Goulding
Deputy City Clerk

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