FEBRUARY 24, 2020
CALL TO ORDER - The Closed Session of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 6:30 pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.
ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Bob Woerner, and Council Members Robert W. Carling, Bob Coomber, and Trish Munro.
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL REGARDING CLOSED SESSION ITEMS.
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
1. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation. To meet with legal counsel pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(4) to decide whether to initiate litigation based on existing facts and circumstances. (One case.)
CALL TO ORDER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 7:00 pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.
1.01 ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Bob Woerner, and Council Members Robert W. Carling, Bob Coomber, and Trish Munro.
1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Boy Scout Troop 950 led the pledge.
1.03 REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
City Attorney Jason Alcala said there was no reportable action.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2.01 Presentation of the Human Services Commission Annual Update.
Chairperson Evan Branning presented the update.
Greg Scott spoke regarding homelessness in Livermore.
Jeff Kaskey spoke regarding the Central Park Plan map and proposed site measurements.
George Farquar spoke regarding an email sent to the City Council related to preserving trees in Livermore.
Michael Frederich spoke regarding the theft or vandalism of campaign signs.
Ron Payne thanked City Council for embracing Veterans at Los Positas College events. He also invited the community to attend an event on May 11th for women veterans.
Maryann Brent spoke regarding the benefit of parks in communities and encouraged residents to vote no on Measure P.
Peg Folta read a letter on behalf of residents in the community urging residents to vote yes on Measure P.
Jonathan Mulrooney urged residents to vote no on Measure P.
Karl Wente spoke regarding good government. He also urged residents to leave campaign signs untouched and exercise their right to vote.
Item 4.03 Greg Scott spoke in support of research to protect agriculture and wildlife.
Item 4.03 Mayor Marchand requested that staff explore whether grant money can be used to enforce the no smoking ordinance downtown.
ON THE MOTION OF CM CARLING, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER, AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
4.01 Approval of draft minutes - January 13, 2020 regular meeting.
4.02 Resolution 2020-025 approving the Altamont Settlement Agreement Education Advisory Board Expenditure Plan in the amount of $600,000 for FY 2020-21.
4.03 Resolution 2020-026 4.03 accepting the Altamont Landfill Open Space Committee's recommendations to:
1. Expend up to $24,800 of Altamont Open Space Funds to the University of California, Berkeley for services to create a mapping tool to evaluate and display high conservation values in Eastern Alameda County; and
2. Expend up to $49,600 of Altamont Open Space Funds to the University of California, Davis and Alameda County Resource Conservation District for services related to identifying and evaluating wildlife connectivity along the I-580 corridor.
4.04 Resolution 2020-027 authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the California Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General, Tobacco Law Enforcement Grant program and the appropriation of the $510,888 grant award.
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS - NONE
6. MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION - NONE
COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED
7.01 Council Committee Reports and Matters Initiated by City Manager, City Attorney, Staff, and Council Members.
March 3, 2020 Election Mayor Marchand encouraged residents to read arguments for Measure P and vote.
ADJOURNMENT - at 7:42 pm to a regular City Council meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR
MARIE WEBER, CITY CLERK