January 8, 2018
CALL TO ORDER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 7:01 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 Steven Spedowfski.
1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
1.03 REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
City Attorney Jason Alcala said there was no reportable action and Closed Session was continued to after the end of the regular City Council meeting.
2. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS - None.
Gregg Scott, Livermore, spoke regarding local citizens providing a warming shelter and hotel rooms for homeless, and the need for more services for the homeless.
David McGuigan, Livermore, continued his comments against the Mayor and Police Chief.
Jacob Anderson, Livermore, spoke in appreciation of the Council's actions of moving forward with the completion of the Downtown.
Morgan Wagner, Livermore, spoke regarding the increase of the flu outbreak in California.
Van Rainey spoke regarding CPUC Resolution E-4907 and requested the City Council write a letter calling for its retraction.
Jean King, Livermore, spoke regarding the Downtown project.
Dick Ryon, Livermore, spoke regarding the downtown development and negotiations for the sale of real property that were scheduled for the Closed Session.
In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, City Attorney Jason Alcala said there were several items on the Closed Session agenda and not one of the items had been concluded. Council would reconvene to Closed Session at the conclusion of the regular meeting. If successful, items with terms and conditions would return to Council for formal action in open session at a later date.
John Stein, Livermore, spoke regarding affordable housing and a bond measure to pay for the downtown improvements.
Jeff Kaskey, Livermore, spoke regarding plans for the downtown.
In response to questions by VM Woerner, City Manager Marc Roberts said Council directed staff to create two plans with various elements identified at the November 27, 2017 meeting. He said those plans would be presented to Council at a special meeting January 29, 2018 at which time the Council would provide feedback. He said there were no final plans being considered at this time.
David Kent, Livermore, spoke regarding the community newsletter that fairly captured the process and there was an elegant solution for everyone getting what they wanted.
Evan Branning, Livermore, said he was pleased with the process and the Council had done an excellent job of listening and everyone needed to compromise.
Karl Wente, Livermore, spoke regarding the process of good government.
4. p>CONSENT CALENDAR
VM Woerner requested the minutes of the November 27, 2017 meeting be amended as follows:
BY UNANIMOUS CONSENSUS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE FOLLOWING DIRECTION BY CATEGORY WAS PROVIDED:
ON THE MOTION OF CM SPEDOWFSKI, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER, AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR INCLUDING THE AMENDMENT TO THE MINUTES.
4.01 Approval of minutes - November 27, 2017 regular City Council meeting.
4.02 Adoption of ordinance 2065 adopting modifications to the Livermore Municipal Code to update references; strike outdated terms; add additional references; clarify existing provisions; and to make additional technical or non-substantive corrections.
4.03 Ordinance introduced amending Livermore Municipal Code Chapter 2.14 Elections.
4.04 Resolution 2018-001 determining there remains a need to continue the emergency proclamation declared on March 15, 2017 for the February 19, 2017 flood damage.
4.05 Resolution 2018-002 authorizing execution of the Transfer of Property Tax Revenues Agreement with Alameda County for the properties comprising the Pleasant View Lane Neighborhood.
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS - None.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
6.01 Discussion and direction regarding the update to the 2017 Tri-Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council provide direction and comments on the Draft 2017 Tri-Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Special Projects Coordinator Susan Frost presented the staff report.
ON THE MOTION OF CM CARLING, SECONDED BY CM SPEDOWFSKI AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE REPORT.
6.02 Disaster Preparedness Update.
Recommendation: This report is for information only; no action is necessary.
Emergency Manager Herbert Cole presented the staff report.
Mayor Marchand invited public comment.
Connie Kopps, Livermore, said there should be improvements made to the maps.
ON THE MOTION OF VM WOERNER, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE REPORT.
6.03 Asset Management Program Update.
Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council approve a prioritization method for development of the Asset Management Program.
Management Analyst Anthony Smith presented the staff report.
ON THE MOTION OF VM WOERNER, SECONDED BY CM CARLING AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE REPORT.
COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, STAFF AND COUNCIL MEMBERS
7.01 Council Committee Reports and Matters Initiated by City Manager, City Attorney, Staff, and Council Members.
Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) CM Coomber attended the meeting where appointments to various boards were made.
Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) CM Carling represented the City at a meeting in Antioch where there was a demonstration of the DMU to BART transfer station.
Tri-Valley Transportation Commission (TVTC) CM Spedowfski attended the Finance Committee meeting.
Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) CM Spedowfski attended the meeting where the train depot was discussed.
CM Spedowfski requested and received consensus of the Council for staff to prepare an update on the interior of the train depot, local traffic behavior and enforcement, and for staff to send a letter to the CPUC regarding Resolution E-4907.
Livermore Cultural Arts Council (LCAC) VM Woerner attended the meeting where a report was given on a parking study at the Bankhead Theater.
VM Woerner requested and received consensus from Council for an update on electronic parking/signage.
San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission Mayor Marchand attended the meeting on January 5, 2018 where he voted on the expansion of ACE.
Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Mayor Marchand attended the meeting where an I-580 express lane update was given. An update on the SB1 appeal was given at the Planning Policy and Legislative Committee meeting.
ADJOURNMENT - 9:11 pm Mayor Marchand adjourned the regular City Council meeting in memory of CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri, who was killed by an impaired driver on Christmas Eve. He said Closed Session continued from earlier in the meeting would reconvene after a short break.
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR
SUSAN NEER, CITY CLERK