May 23, 2016
1. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 7:05 pm, at the Shrine Event Center,170 Lindbergh Avenue, Livermore, California.
1.01 ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Stewart Gary, and Council Members Steven Spedowfski, Laureen Turner, and Bob Woerner.
1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2.01 Proclamation declaring June 2016 as Safety Awareness Month.
Mayor Marchand presented a proclamation to Livermore Risk Manager Janet Hamilton declaring June 2016 as Safety Awareness Month.
2.02 Proclamation declaring June 2016 as Elder Abuse Awareness Month.
Mayor Marchand presented the proclamation to Cheryl Poncini, Alameda County District Attorney's Office, and Alicia Morales, Alameda County Social Services Agency, declaring June 2016 as Elder Abuse Awareness Month.
2.03 Confirmation of appointment of Richard Finn as City Historian and administration of oath of office.
ON THE MOTION OF VM GARY, SECONDED BY CM WOERNER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMED THE APPOINTMENT.
City Clerk Susan Neer administered the oath of office.
2.04 Confirmation of advisory body appointments and reappointments and administration of oath of office:
Reappointment of Barbara Hickman to a regular term ending June 1, 2020
Reappointment of Christopher Mains to a regular term ending June 1, 2020
Commission for the Arts
Appointment of Sabrina Ohnemus to an unexpired term ending January 1, 2017
Appointment of Robert Gausman to an unexpired term ending January 1, 2016
Historic Preservation Commission
Appointment of Shaine Klima Athey to a regular term ending May 1, 2020
Reappointment of Jeff Williams to a final term ending May 1, 2020
ON THE MOTION OF CM TURNER, SECONDED BY VM GARY AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMED THE APPOINTMENTS.
City Clerk Susan Neer administered the oath of office to Robert Gausman and Shaine Klima Athey.
2.05 Historic Preservation Commission annual update.
Chairperson Barbara Savoy presented the annual update.
3. CITIZENS FORUM
Michael Harris, Livermore, spoke regarding a sunken playground in the Downtown.
John Stein, Livermore, spoke in support of reinstituting the Design Review Committee or hiring a city architect to improve the architectural designs in future projects.
Loretta Kaskey, Livermore, spoke regarding events sponsored by the Livermore Heritage Guild.
Aiden Hastings, Livermore, spoke regarding an appreciation lunch for veterans at The Barn.
David McGuigan, Livermore, spoke regarding his past arrest by the Livermore Police Department.
Mike Miller, Livermore, spoke regarding single level residential development in the city.
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
Mayor Marchand said the Item 4.08 had been removed from the agenda and would not be considered that night.
In response to questions by CM Turner, City Manager Marc Roberts said the automation would not result with any employee layoffs.
ON THE MOTION OF CM SPEDOWFSKI, SECONDED BY CM TURNER, AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM 4.08, REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA.
4.01 Approval of Minutes - May 9, 2016 regular City Council meeting.
4.02 Adoption of Ordinance 2037 amending Municipal Code Chapter 13.26, Water Conservation, and Chapter 13.27, Mandatory Drought Conservation Measures, to amend the number of days of allowable outdoor irrigation from two days per week to three days per week.
4.03 Resolution 2016-049 authorizing execution of an agreement with Carollo Engineers, in an amount not to exceed $324,845, for engineering services during construction of the WRP Rehabilitation and Process Improvements Phase 1, Project No. 2012-13.
4.04 Resolution 2016-050 authorizing execution of an agreement with Golden State Flow Measurement, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $2,250,000, to automate meter reading; and authorizing execution of an agreement with Sensus USA, Inc., for software support.
4.05 Resolution 2016-051 authorizing signature of a Commitment Letter amending an existing loan agreement between the former Redevelopment Agency and Eden Housing and providing a second loan in an amount not-to-exceed $750,000; and appropriating an amount not to exceed $750,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Funds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of Stoney Creek Apartments. Location: 5896 East Avenue.
4.06 Resolution 2016-052 of intention to levy and collect annual assessments for the Landscape Maintenance Districts for Fiscal Year 2016-17, direct the filing of the annual Engineer's Report, and establish a public hearing date of June 27, 2016 for the annual levy of assessments.
4.07 Resolution 2016-053 authorizing execution of the Alameda County Transportation Commission's master programs funding agreement to receive direct local distribution funds derived and allocated from Measure B, Measure BB, and vehicle registration fees.
4.08 Resolution approving final tract map and authorizing execution of a subdivision improvement agreement. Tract Map 7900, Gardella Gardens. Location: 3134 Gardella Plaza.
ITEM 4.08 WAS REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA.
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS - None.
6. MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
6.01 Discussion and direction regarding proposals for the sale and development of Downtown Specific Plan catalyst sites.
Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council select one finalist to develop the hotel project and residential/commercial project and adopt a resolution authorizing the signing of an exclusive negotiating rights agreement to establish procedures to guide the negotiation of a purchase and sale agreement for a mixed-use commercial/residential project and a hotel project, to be reviewed and considered by the City Council at a later date.
Community and Economic Development Director Stephan Kiefer and Principal Planner Steve Stewart presented the staff report.
LENNAR MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITIES Alex Waterbury, Lennar Multifamily Communities; Brian Olin, Lennar Homes; Rickesh Patel, Presidio Companies; and Ron Metzker, LPAS Architects, presented the proposal.
TRUMARK HOMES Garrett Hinds, Director of Architecture, Trumark; Jason Kliewer, President, Trumark; Chris Davenport, Senior Vice President, Trumark; Frank Leal, Hotelier/Vintner; Matt Davis, Watry Design, Inc.; John Thatch, Dahlin Group Architects; and David Gates, Gates Landscape Architect presented the proposal.
MAYOR MARCHAND INVITED PUBLIC COMMENT The following individuals addressed the City Council:
Monya Lane, Commission for the Arts
Sblend Sblendorio, Innovation Tri-Valley
Julio Friedmann, Livermore
Nick Liang, Livermore
Dean Burnett, Livermore
Derek Eddy, Purple Orchid Wine Country and Spa
Arne Kirkewoog, Livermore
Chung Bothwell, Livermore
Jeanie Haigh, Innovation Tri-Valley and Livermore Chamber of Commerce
Christine Wente, Wente Family Estates
Drew Felker, Livermore
Cesar Degallado, Livermore
Bob Coomber, Livermore
Doug Mann, Livermore
Steve Larranaga, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union and Livermore Chamber of Commerce
Brendan Finley, Livermore Chamber of Commerce
Harpreet Singh, Livermore
Sally Bystroff, Livermore
Bruce Cousins, Livermore
Nancy Mulligan, Livermore
Dale Kaye, Livermore Chamber of Commerce
Pat Mann, Livermore
Steven Delledera, Livermore
Jeff Kaskey, Livermore
Diana Fredrich, Livermore
Michael Fredrich, Livermore
Carol Gerich, Livermore
Alan Burnham, Livermore
Crystal Burke, Livermore Downtown Inc.
Carole Hilton, Livermore
Nancy Bankhead, Livermore
Maryann Brent, Livermore
Gail Travers, Livermore
Clay Widmayer, Livermore
Charles Hartwig, Livermore
Bob Alley, Livermore
Howard Tsztoo, Livermore
Walter Davies, Livermore
Rick Dobbs, Livermore
Lee Younker, Livermore
Steve MacCracken, San Francisco
Betty Murillo, Livermore
Bob Carling, Livermore
Chris Chandler, Livermore Valley Winegrowers
Judy Rzaca, Livermore
Peter Poulsen, Livermore
Sylvan Cambier, MacCraken Architects
Sandra Grafrath, Livermore
Milo Nordyke, Livermore
William Dunlop, Livermore
Lawrence Kohl, Pacific Chamber Orchestra
Larry Builta, Livermore
Jean King, Livermore
Sherry Nigg, Livermore
John Pitts, Livermore
Karalee Brune, Livermore
John Stein, Livermore
Bryan Petro, Livermore
Sally Dunlop, Livermore
Brook Witherspoon, First Street Alehouse
Rajnish Khanna, Livermore
Richard Ryon, Livermore
Michael Ferrucci, Livermore
Denise Leddon, Livermore
Lynn Seppala, Livermore Cultural Arts Council
Susan King, Livermore
Sue Steinberg, Livermore
Sherri Souza, Livermore
Lynda Seaver, Director of Public Affairs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
There were no more speakers.
CITY COUNCIL QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND DISCUSSION followed.
ON THE MOTION OF MAYOR MARCHAND, SECONDED BY VM GARY AND CARRIED ON A 3-2 VOTE (CM SPEDOWFSKI AND CM TURNER VOTING NO), THE CITY COUNCIL SELECTED LENNAR MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITIES AS THE FINALIST AND ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:
Resolution 2016-054 authorizing the signing of an exclusive negotiating rights agreement to establish procedures to guide the negotiation of a purchase and sale agreement for a mixed-use commercial/residential project and a hotel project, to be reviewed and considered by the City Council at a later date.
7. 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.
8. ADJOURNMENT - at 11:55 pm to a Closed Session immediately following the meeting.
The above are action minutes of the May 23, 2016 City Council meeting. A complete recording of the meeting is available at the City Clerk's Office and at the following web site: www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/clerk/archive/default.htm
ADJOURNMENT - 12:15 am on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to a regular City Council meeting on June 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR
SUSAN NEER, CITY CLERK