May 8, 2017
CALL TO ORDER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 7:04 pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.
1.01 ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Council Members Robert W. Carling, Bob Coomber, and Bob Woerner. Vice Mayor Steven Spedowfski was absent, excused.
1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
1.03 Report of Action Taken in Closed Session
City Attorney Jason Alcala said there was no reportable action.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2.01 Confirmation of advisory body appointments and reappointments and administration of oath of office to new members.
Reappointment of Susan Lewis
Historic Preservation Commission
Reappointment of Jeff Kaskey
Library Board of Trustees
Appointment of Wendy Graber
Reappointment of Arthur Pontau
Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission - Adult
Appointment of Casey Damitz
Livermore Housing Authority
Appointment of Maureen Hamm
ON THE MOTION OF CM COOMBER, SECONDED BY CM WOERNER AND CARRIED ON A 4-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMED THE APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS.
City Clerk Susan Neer administered the oath of office to the newly appointed members.
2.02 Presentation of Water Awareness Month Poster Contest winners.
Mayor Marchand presented the awards to the 2017 Poster Contest Winners.
2.03 Presentation by Valley Children's Museum.
This item was rescheduled to a date to be determined.
Tom Manger, Livermore, spoke regarding Aviation Explorer Post #997 based out of the Livermore Municipal Airport and the proposal of building a Community STEM Center and Aviation Makerspace at the old airport terminal building.
Trystan Clark spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
John Youngblood spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Bob Burton spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Gene Wheeler, Livermore, spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Pete Sandu, Five Rivers Aviation, spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Dave Anderson spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Darryl Rey, airport tenant, spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Gary Cose, airport tenant, spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Jim Berry spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
George Bass spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
John Stein, Livermore, spoke regarding a request from the Wine Group to connect to the city sewer system and suggested a workshop to investigate the long-term effects of this precedent setting action.
Sam Toy spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Nancy Bankhead, Livermore, spoke regarding the success of the 4H paid parking program in the Downtown over the last weekend.
Eileen Manger spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Paulina Umanisky spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Nora Manger spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Phillip Cameron-Smith spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Bob Tucknot spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Bruce Anderson spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Russ Greenwald spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Christina Teslich spoke in support of the Aviation Explorer Post proposal.
Connie Kopps, Livermore, spoke regarding the April 27, 2017 meeting where there were discussions on the proposals for Springtown.
Item 4.03 Kathy Cayman, Sunflower Hill, spoke in support of funding the grants.
ON THE MOTION OF CM CARLING, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER AND CARRIED ON A 4-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
4.01 Approval of minutes - April 10, 2017 and April 24, 2017 regular City Council meetings.
4.02 Resolution 2017-057 authorizing execution of a purchase order with Polydyne, Inc., in an amount not-to-exceed $150,000, for purchase of polymer used in the dewatering process at the Livermore Water Reclamation Plant.
4.03 Resolution 2017-058 authorizing the appropriation of Community Development Block Grant Funds, Home Investment Partnership Program Funds, Social Opportunity Endowment Funds, In-Lieu Housing Funds and City Human Service Facility Fee Funds in the amount of $997,234, for Fiscal Year 2017-18; and authorizing execution of grant agreements.
4.04 Resolution 2017-059 authorizing execution of a lease agreement with Altamont Aviation, Inc., for commercial office space at 180-184 Airway Boulevard.
4.05 Resolutions 2017-060 and 2017-061 adopting the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Livermore and the Livermore Police Officers' Association and adopting the City of Livermore Salary Plan as of May 8, 2017, in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Section 570.5.
5.01 Hearing to consider the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant programs and the HOME Investment Partnership.
Recommendation: The Human Services Commission and staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Programs and the HOME Investment Partnership, authorizing submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and authorizing execution of all related documents.
Human Services Specialist Ty Robinson presented the staff report.
Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing. There were no speakers and the hearing was closed.
ON THE MOTION OF CM CARLING, SECONDED BY CM WOERNER AND CARRIED ON A 4-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:
Resolution 2017-062 approving the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Action Plan and authorizing submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
6.01 Discussion and direction regarding establishing a Downtown Infill Incentives Program.
Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council provide direction.
Associate Planner Debbie Bell presented the staff report.
In response to questions by City Council, Ms. Bell said staff had contacted several developers who said this program would help incentivize and create more development. She said proposals would go through the normal development process including public hearings with the Planning Commission and City Council. She anticipated the first development could come before City Council in July 2017 at the earliest. She said staff was focusing on implementing this program on First Street.
Mayor Marchand invited public comment.
John Stein, Livermore, questioned where the parking would be located and what was the assurance the fees would actually go to parking.
In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Community Development Director Paul Spence said most residential units were required to provide on-site parking. The existing in-lieu parking fee program required the funds stay in the Downtown.
Sherry Nigg, Livermore, said the proposed incentives would help promote continued development and revitalization of the vacant and underutilized parcels in the Downtown core.
THE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED STAFF TO DEVELOP THE PROGRAM AND IDENTIFY A POTENTIAL PHASE 2 IF PILOT IS SUCCESSFUL.
6.02 Discussion and direction regarding operations of Las Positas Golf Course.
Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council direct staff to circulate a Request for Proposals to operate the Las Positas Golf Course facility under a Master Management Agreement.
Public Works Director Darren Greenwood presented the staff report.
Mayor Marchand invited public comment.
The following spoke in support of the current operators of the Las Positas Golf Course.
Mike Sharp, Course Co.
Dennis W. Boegel
Dan and Jeanne Bieber
THE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED STAFF TO WORK WITH THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE LAS POSITAS ENTERPRISE FUND AND TO RETURN TO COUNCIL FOR REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION IN JULY.
COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY THE CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, STAFF, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS
StopWaste.Org CM Carling attended a joint meeting between the Waste Management Authority and the Source Reduction Recycling Board.
Livermore Cultural Arts Council (LCAC) CM Woerner attended the meeting where educational opportunities at Las Positas were discussed as well as the Downtown Steering Committee. CM Woerner said committees represented on the Downtown Steering Committee should be thinking about how best to outreach to the community.
Downtown Steering Committee (DSC) CM Woerner spoke about the first two meetings of the DSC. The first meeting covered introductions, scope, rules of order, Brown Act training and a preliminary discussion on what future topics would be. The second meeting was April 27, 2017 where the consultant from PlaceWorks was introduced, agendas for future meetings were affirmed and options for community outreach were discussed. In order to keep the public informed, a website had been created. Future DSC meeting topics include Downtown financial overview, parking, traffic, pedestrian circulation, public outreach, hotel analysis, open space, retail, housing and other uses.
Aviation Explorer Post CM Woerner requested and received consensus from the City Council to direct staff to assist the representative for the Aviation Explorer Post proposed during Citizens Forum.
Chamber Government Affairs Committee Mayor Marchand attended the meeting on May 3, 2017 where Darren Greenwood presented a program on water.
San Joaquin Regional Rail Committee Mayor Marchand attended the meeting on May 5, 2017 where an update on AB758 was presented.
CAL LAFCO Mayor Marchand attended the meeting in Sacramento where budgeting, outreach and lobbying were discussed.
Walk to Cure Arthritis Mayor Marchand attended the walk on May 6, 2017 at Lifestyle Rx where four hundred people participated.
Alameda County Transportation Commission Mayor Marchand attended the meeting where the I-580 Express Lane Subcommittee discussed issuing another contract for services over the next three years, and the Planning Policy and Legislative Committee gave an update on upcoming legislation.
Mayor Marchand recognized Marguerite Kirkewoog, longtime community artist, and adjourned the meeting in her memory.
ADJOURNMENT - 11:07 pm to a City Council Budget Workshop on May 15, 2017, 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, and a regular City Council meeting on May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR
SUSAN NEER, CITY CLERK