CALL TO ORDER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CITIZENS FORUM

CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY THE CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, STAFF, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT

July 10, 2017

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1.

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 Steven Spedowfski, and Council Members Robert W. Carling, Bob Coomber, and Bob Woerner.

1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

1.03 REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

City Attorney Jason Alcala said there was no reportable action.

2. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS - None.

3. p>CITIZENS FORUM

Robert Freer, Livermore, spoke regarding drug activity in his neighborhood and requested assistance from the police department.

David McGuigan, Livermore, spoke again regarding the Livermore Police Department.

Nancy Bankhead, Livermore, spoke regarding the 4th of July bar-b-cue for the Livermore police officers and their families.

Jason Bezis, Lafayette, spoke regarding the train depot.

Loretta Kaskey, Livermore, requested the City file an application to place the Livermore Southern Pacific Depot on the National Register of Historic Places.

4.

CONSENT CALENDAR

ON THE MOTION OF VM SPEDOWFSKI, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

4.01 Approval of minutes - June 12, 2017 and June 26, 2017 City Council meetings.

4.02 Resolution 2017-099 authorizing execution of a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $45,000 for preparation of an Airfield Geometry Study at the Livermore Airport, and all related documents.

4.03 Resolution 2017-100 determining that there remains a need to continue the emergency proclamation declared on March 15, 2017 for the February 19, 2017 flood damage.

4.04 Resolution 2017-101 rejecting all bids for the Pleasant View Lane Annexation Improvements, Project No. 2016-22 and authorizing the City Manager to negotiate on the open market.

4.05 Resolution 2017-102 authorizing execution of the Public Art Fund Program grant agreements for Livermore Valley Opera in the amount of $10,000 for student outreach programs and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center in the amount of $2,875 for ArtWalk 2017.

4.06 Resolution 2017-103 authorizing the execution of the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Livermore and the Livermore Management Group for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021.

4.07 Resolution 2017-104 approving the City of Livermore Salary Plan as of July 10, 2017 in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Section 570.5. to reflect various changes to the salary plan, adding a new job classification and to re-title a position.

5.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.01 Hearing to consider protests related to the non-payment of solid waste, recycling, and organics handling services provided by Livermore Sanitation for collection on the County Assessor tax roll.

Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council receive protests related to the non-payment of solid waste, recycling and organics services; adopt a resolution overruling objections and protests to delinquent service fees and confirming the 2017 lien assessments; and direct staff to forward a finalized copy of the assessment report to the County Tax Assessor.

Recycling Specialist Marisa Gan presented the staff report. In response to questions by staff, Ms. Gan and Public Works Manager Judy Erlandson explained the process of collecting on delinquent fees.

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 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2017-105 Considering and overruling objections and protests to delinquent service fees and confirming assessments - Livermore Sanitation Accounts.

5.02 Hearing to reconsider a request to demolish the former Wagoner Winery brick masonry building built in the 1890s.

. Location: 210-250 Church Street

. Site Area: 1.39 acres

. Applicant: Fallon Enterprises

. Application Number: Certificate of Appropriateness 16-007

. Public improvements: None

. Zoning: Downtown Specific Plan-Transit Gateway District

. General Plan: Downtown Area (DA)

. Historic Status: The former Wagoner Winery brick building has a National Register status of 3S.

. CEQA: A Mitigated Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered.

Recommendation: The Historic Preservation Commission and staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution certifying a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act; approving Certificate of Appropriateness 16-007, subject to conditions; and direct staff to change the National Register status code for the former Wagoner Winery building from 3S (Appears eligible for listing in National Register) to 6Z (Found ineligible for National Register) in the next update of the Downtown Specific Plan.

Principal Planner Scott Lee presented the staff report. Consultant Stacey De Shazo, Evans & De Shazo Archaeology and Historic Preservation, presented a summary of the project.

Mr. Lee recommended the Conditions of Approval include an irrevocable covenant in the deed to provide the Conditions of Approval and to instruct staff to change the National Register status code for the subject building from 3S to 6Z in the next update of the Downtown Specific Plan.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

Cathleen Willey, Livermore, supported demolition of the building. She and her husband lived near the site and described safety and appearance concerns.

Jason Bezis, Lafayette, spoke regarding the CEQA process and stated many objections, as included in numerous letters submitted to the Council.

Nancy Bankhead, Livermore, said her family purchased the property in 1950. She said demolition of the building had be considered by the Historic Preservation Commission and the City Council numerous times over the past year and it was time for a clear conclusion to move forward.

Glen Maclean, Sacramento, great-grandson of Henry B. Wagoner, spoke in opposition to the demolition of the winery. He said the winery had historic significance and the history needed to be preserved as much as possible.

Beryl McClean, Grass Valley, spoke regarding her family heritage, read an email she received from Jeff Kaskey.

Jeff Kaskey, Livermore, spoke regarding the Wagoner family legacy but the building did not contribute to the history of Livermore.

There were no more speakers and the hearing was closed.

VM Spedowfski said the Historic Preservation Commission had considered the winery four times; the City Council three times. He said this item had not been rushed, special circumstances did exist and he noted this was a hazardous building that was not seismically safe. He said the building was its own worst enemy.

CM Carling agreed with VM Spedowfski's comments. He said Ms. Bankhead's future project would be considered by both the Planning Commission and the City Council. He appreciated the concerns of the Wagoner Family, but also the residents who lived in the surrounding neighborhood.

CM Coomber said he respected the history of the winery however; there was a public safety issue, concern for the structural integrity, in additional to homeless encampments on the property. He supported preserving the legacy while making the property safe.

CM Woerner agreed with the comments by Council. He said it had been his desire to conduct a very thorough process and was satisfied with the documentation and assessment, and the amendments to the conditions of approval.

Mayor Marchand said the request to demolish the building had been submitted by the property owner and not the City. He supported the reuse of the remaining bricks would restore some historic context.

ON THE MOTION OF VM SPEDOWFSKI, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION AS AMENDED TO INCLUDE IN THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR THE APPLICANT TO INCLUDE AN IRREVOCABLE COVENANT IN THE DEED TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL AND TO INSTRUCT STAFF TO CHANGE THE NATIONAL REGISTER STATUS CODE FOR THE SUBJECT BUILDING FROM 3S TO 6Z IN THE NEXT UPDATE OF THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN:

Resolution 2017-106 Approving Certificate of Appropriateness 16-007 demolition of former Wagoner Winery building. 5.03 Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing to consider approval of the issuance by the City of qualified residential rental project bonds, notes or other obligations in one or more series in a principal amount not to exceed $21,739,000 to be used to assist in the financing of the acquisition and rehabilitation of 70 units of multifamily rental housing located at 5896 East Avenue, Livermore, California and known as Stoney Creek Apartments (the "Project"). All or a portion of the units in the Project will be occupied by persons or families of lower or very low income.

Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council:

1. Conduct the public hearing and adopt a resolution authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of multifamily housing revenue bonds related to the financing of Stoney Creek Apartments in the City of Livermore, California in accordance with Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Master Agency Agreement between City of Livermore, as Issuer, and U.S. Bank National Association (as Agent); Master Pledge and Assignment among City of Livermore, as Issuer, and U.S. Bank National Association, as agent, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Holder; and, Regulatory Agreement and Declaration of Restrictive Covenants by and between City of Livermore and Stoney Creek Two, L.P., as Borrower, Relating to Multi-family Housing Revenue Bonds; and

2. Adopt a resolution authorizing execution of the assignment and assumption agreement, and the amendments to the loan agreement, regulatory agreement, promissory note and deed of trust between the former Redevelopment Agency and Eden Housing, Inc.; the appropriation of up to $750,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Funds to fund a loan to Stoney Creek Two, LP to acquire and rehabilitate Stoney Creek Apartments; the City Manager to execute the loan agreement, deed of trust, promissory note and regulatory agreement with Stoney Creek Two, LP for the acquisition and rehabilitation of Stoney Creek Apartments; and the City Manager to execute the subordination agreement among the Borrower, Stoney Creek Two LP, the City, and U.S. Bank National Association, attached in substantial form subject to final form approval by the City Attorney.

Community Development Director Paul Spence presented the staff report.

In response to questions by CM Carling, Mr. Spence explained the allocation of units for the homeless and the transition of youth from the foster care program.

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 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution 2017-107 Authorizing the issuance, sale, and delivery of multi-family housing revenue bonds related to the financing of Stoney Creek Apartments in the City of Livermore, in accordance with Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code; authorizing the execution and delivery of related documents; and approving actions in connection therewith.

Resolution 2017-108 Authorizing an appropriation of up to $750,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Funds; execution of certain loan documents relating to two loans from the City of Livermore to Stoney Creek Two, L.P., a California Limited Partnership; and related action in connection therewith

5.04A Hearing to consider a General Plan Amendment and a Development Code Amendment relating to housing allocations for the Transferable Development Credit (TDC) Program in the Housing Implementation Program to extend the allocation guarantee for an additional three years (2017-2019); and to consider the 2017 Community Services and Infrastructure Report which assesses the City's capacity to accommodate residential growth and the 2017-2019 Housing Implementation Program regulations which establish the number of allocations available and the process for granting allocations from 2017-2019.

. Location: Various

. Site Area: Various

. Applicant: City of Livermore

. Application Numbers: General Plan Amendment (GPA) 17-002; Development Code Amendment (DCA) 17-002; and Policy Proposal (POL)17-001

. Public improvements: N/A

. Zoning: Various

. General Plan: Various

. Historic Status: None

. CEQA: A previous environmental document, the 2003-2025 General Plan Update

Environmental Impact Report (SCH 2003032038) adequately addresses this project. Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council:

1. Adopt a resolution approving General Plan Amendment 17-002 to amend Land Use Element Policies LU-2.1.P6 and LU-2.1.P15 to extend the housing allocation guarantee under the Housing Implementation Program (HIP) for residential projects utilizing Transferable Development Credits (TDC). The current program guarantees a total of 2,000 allocations through the end of 2016;

2. Introduce an ordinance for Development Code Amendment 17-002 to amend section 4.02.060.H Transferable Development Credits Regulations relating to housing allocations for TDC-retiring units to be consistent with General Plan Amendment 17-002; and

3. Adopt a resolution accepting the 2017 Community Services and Infrastructure Report and approving the 2017-2019 Housing Implementation Program (Policy Proposal 17-001).

Special Projects Coordinator Susan Frost presented the staff report.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, City Engineer Cheri Sheets said the standard mechanism was the first developer would provide the infrastructure improvements and be reimbursed for the portion that was beyond their pro-rata share from future development impact fees.

In response to questions by CM Woerner, Mr. Spence said the normal process of entitlement, construction and sale of a unit took an average of two-three years.

CM Coomber said public safety needed to be considered as the City's population grows.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing. There were no speakers and the hearing was closed.

ON THE MOTION OF CM WOERNER, SECONDED BY VM SPEDOWFSKI AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS AND INTRODUCED THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES:

Resolution 2017-109 amending the Livermore General Plan SecondGeneral Plan Amendment Cycle of 2017 (General Plan Amendment 17-002) (1 of 2 for Second Cycle in 2017)

Ordinance introduced for Development Code Amendment 17-002 to amend section 4.02.060H Transferable Development Credits Regulations relating to housing allocations for TDC-retiring units to be consistent with General Plan Amendment 17-002

Resolution 2017-110 accepting the 2017 Community Services and Infrastructure Report and approving the 2017-2019 Housing Implementation Program (Policy Proposal 17-001)

5.04B Hearing to consider Lifestyle Rx building expansion of second floor to accommodate additional rehab therapy on first floor, move of health club use to second floor, and conversion of basketball gym to medical office use, and parking lot and site modifications; including a General Plan Amendment (GPA 17-001) creating a new General Plan land use designation of Large Office Commercial allowing a maximum floor area ratio of 0.60. This new land use designation will be applied to the subject site. The Planned Development Amendment (PD16-003) proposes rezoning the parcel at 197 South S Street from Commercial Office (CO) to Planned Development-Commercial (PD-C 00-176) to provide additional parking for the medical campus. The Certificate of Appropriateness (COA 16-031) application proposes the demolition of the existing building at 197 South S Street.

. Location: 197 South S Street and 1111-1133 East Stanley Boulevard

. Site Area: 13.19 acres

. Applicant: Joseph Callahan, Livermore Lifestyle Associates, LLC, and Chris Faber, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare

. Application Numbers: Planned Development (PD) 16-003; Site Plan Design Review Modification (SPDRM) 16-034; General Plan Amendment (GPA) 17-001; and Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) 16-031

. Public improvements: None

. Zoning: Planned Development-Commercial (PD-C 00-176) and Commercial Office (CO)

. General Plan: Office Commercial (OC)

. Historic Status: None

. CEQA: An Initial Study and a Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered.

Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council:

1. Adopt a resolution certifying a Negative Declaration for the project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act;

2. Approve General Plan Amendment 17-001;

3. Approve Site Plan Design Review Modification 16-034, subject to conditions;

4. Approve Certificate of Appropriateness 16-031, subject to conditions, for the demolition of small office building at 197 South S Street; and

Senior Planner Scott Lee presented the staff report.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

Joe Callahan, Livermore Lifestyle Associates, (applicant), responded to Mayor Marchand's questions stating they were working to change the time of deliveries and which driveway would be used to minimize the noise impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. He said they were also working on using landscaping in certain areas to minimize homeless encampments in response to complaints from the neighborhood.

There were no more speakers and the hearing was closed.

ON THE MOTION OF WOERNER, SECONDED BY CM CARLING AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION AND INTRODUCED THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE:

Resolution 2017-111 adopting a negative declaration and certifying the environmental document for General Plan Amendment 17-001, Planned Development Amendment 16-003. Site Plan Design Review Modification 16-034, and Certificate of Appropriateness 16-031

Resolution 2017-112 amending the Livermore General Plan Second General Plan Amendment Cycle of 2017 (General Plan Amendment 17-001) (2 of 3 for Second Cycle in 2017)

Resolution 2017-113 approving Site Plan Approval/Design Review Modification 16-034

Resolution 2017-114 approving Certificate of Appropriateness 16-031

Ordinance introduced for Planned Development Amendment 16-003

5.04C.1 Hearing to consider a request for a General Plan Amendment for an approximately 24-acre area, located southeast of the First Street and Portola Avenue intersection, for a dual land use designation retaining the Service Commercial designation and allowing a land owner to use the Urban High Residential land use category, and designating the site a Transferable Development Credit Receiver Site.

. Location: Approximately 24 contiguous acres of land southeast of the First Street intersection with Portola Avenue: on the west end from and including 3615 First Street (APN 99-56-6-2) to and including 3979 First Street (APN 99-56-2) on the east end.

. Site Area: 24 acres

. Applicant: City of Livermore

. Application Number: General Plan Amendment (GPA) 16-005

. Public improvements: None

. Zoning: Commercial Service (CS)

. General Plan: Service Commercial (SC)

. Historic Status: None

. CEQA: An Initial Study and a Mitigated Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered.

AND 5.04C.2 Hearing to consider a request of a zoning change from Commercial Service to the Transect 4 Neighborhood (T4N) residential zoning district and an amendment to the T4N and related residential development standards. The project includes a proposal for 100 two- and three-story townhouse-style condominiums.

. Location: 3733 through 3765 First Street (APNs 99-56-10-2 and 99-56-9-1).

. Site Area: 7 acres

. Applicant: Valley Oak Partners, LLC

. Application Numbers: Development Code Amendment (DCA) 16-002; Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA) 16-002; Development Agreement (DA) 17-001; Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8168 (Subdivision [SUB] 16-006); and Site Plan Design Review (SPDR) 16-014

. Public improvements: Include sewer, water, storm-drain, streets, lighting, sidewalk, curb, gutter, First Street median, First Street signal and crosswalk at project entry, relocation of First Street bus turnout, Iron Horse trail improvements, bicycle lane, parking reconfiguration, landscaping, and striping.

. Zoning: Commercial Service (CS)

. General Plan: Service Commercial (SC)

. Historic Status: None

. CEQA: An Initial Study and a Mitigated Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act will be considered.

THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATION APPLIES TO ITEMS 5.04C.1 & 5.04C.2 Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council:

1. Adopt a resolution adopting and certifying the Mitigated Negative Declaration;

2. Adopt a resolution approving General Plan Amendment (GPA) 16-005;

3. Introduce an ordinance approving and adopting Development Code Amendment 16-002; Zoning Map Amendment 16-002; and Development Agreement 17-001; and

4. Adopt a resolution approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8168 Subdivision 16-006; and Site Plan Design Review 16-014.

Associate Planner Frank Guido presented the staff report for Items 5.04C.1 and 5.04C.2.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Assistant City Engineer Bob Vinn said there would be standard curb and gutter to deflect a car going relatively slow. He said a driver would have to slow to make the turn. Mr. Guido confirmed there would be play space and there could be a low seat-wall at that location.

Community Development Director Paul Spence added that protective measures such as bollards could be a condition and staff would work with the applicant for an appropriate feature.

In response to questions by CM Coomber, Mr. Vinn said the Iron Horse Trail would go through Livermore, however for this project the trail would be within the property line on the south boundary, but will not connect to the east or west portions of the trail. There would be a temporary wall until the trail was completed.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing. There were no speakers and the hearing was closed.

VM Spedowfski suggested developing streetscape to slow down the traffic. He said this was a big improvement over what was currently there.

ON THE MOTION OF CM WOERNER, SECONDED BY VM SPEDOWFSKI AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS AND INTRODUCED THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES:

Resolution 2017-115 adopting certifying an IS/MND and adopting mitigation measures for General Plan Amendment (GPA) 16-005; Development Code Amendment (DCA) 16-002; Zoning May Amendment (ZMA) 16-002; Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8168 (Subdivision (SUB) 16-006); Site Plan Design Review (SPDR) 16-014; and Development Agreement (DA) 17-001

Resolution 2017-116 amending the Livermore General Plan Second General Plan Amendment Cycle of 2017 (General Plan Amendment 16-005) (3of 3 for Second Cycle in 2017)

Ordinance introduced approving and adopting Development Code Amendment 16-002, Zoning Map Amendment 16-002; and Development Agreement 17-001

Resolution 2017-117 approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8168 (Subdivision (SUB) 16-006); and Site Plan Design Review (SPDR) 16-014 (Auburn Grove Housing Development)

6.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

6.01 Resolution authorizing execution of agreements and related approvals for the El Charro Specific Plan Infrastructure Loan in the amount of $3,093,461 with Livermore Investments, LLC.

Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council adopt the resolution.

Administrative Services Director Douglas Alessio presented the staff report.

ON THE MOTION OF VM SPEDOWFSKI, SECONDED BY CM CARLING AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

Resolution 2017-118 authorizing a loan and the issuance of a related note and other necessary documents; authorizing the city Manager to execute loan agreement and related documents; and superseding Resolution No. 2015-179. Improvement Area No. 3 of the City of Livermore, Community Facilities District No. 2009-1 (El Charro)

6.02 Downtown Steering Committee Update.

Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council discuss the status of the Downtown Steering Committee work program and provide direction regarding the addition of a meeting to the Steering Committee's work program and the timing and meeting format for receiving the Downtown Steering Committee's final report.

Planning Manager Steve Stewart presented the staff report.

CM Woerner said this item was to consider rescheduling the Special Meeting of the City Council from July 31, 2017 to August 7, 2017 and whether to make it a joint meeting with the Downtown Steering Committee. He requested the public comments be relevant to what was agendized for discussion.

In response to questions by CM Woerner, Mr. Stewart said there was not enough time for an additional Downtown Steering Committee meeting before the final report was due to the City Council. He said August 7, 2017 was the date the final report would be presented to Council.

Mayor Marchand invited public comments.

Allen Burham, Livermore, said there was not enough information online and the plans going forth were not available.

David Rounds, Livermore, spoke in support of an additional meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee

Jean King, Livermore, spoke in support of an additional meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee. She read comments from Jim Murray in support of a hotel on the west side.

Tom Soules, Livermore, spoke regarding maximizing open space.

Jan Brovant, Livermore, spoke in support of an additional Downtown Steering Committee meeting and a hotel on the west side.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Spence said staff had just completed a comprehensive infrastructure analysis of public services and utility needs and determined there was sufficient capacity over the next three-year cycle.

Richard Deets, Livermore, spoke in support of open space in the downtown and a hotel on the west side.

Joan Green Livermore, spoke in support of open space in the downtown and a hotel on the west side.

Elizabeth Judge, Livermore, spoke regarding PlaceWorks and the placement of the hotel on the west side.

Milo Nordyke, Livermore, spoke regarding the placement of the hotel on the west side.

Jeff Kaskey, Livermore, spoke in support of an additional meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee.

Don Milanese, Livermore, spoke regarding traffic flow and a hotel on the west side.

Bill Dunlop, Livermore, spoke in support of an additional meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee.

Denise Leddon, Livermore, spoke in support of open space in the downtown and a hotel on the west side.

Susan Steinberg, Livermore, spoke in support of an additional meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee and a hotel on the west side.

Lee Yonker, Livermore, spoke in support of the McCracken plan and an additional meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee.

Richard Ryon, Livermore, spoke in support of at least one more meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee.

CM Carling, Chair of the Downtown Steering Committee, said the items for discussion that evening were consideration of the rescheduling the meeting date for the presentation to Council, the possibility of rescheduling an additional meeting of the Downtown Steering Committee before presentation of the Council and if the meeting would be a joint City Council/Downtown Steering Committee meeting. He said there were some members of the committee that felt the work had been completed and did not want to meet anymore. He said there was never an expectation that the committee would reach consensus; there was expectation of establishing an outreach program to the public. He said the four plans were starting points and not development plans.

CM Woerner, Vice Chair of the Downtown Steering Committee, said the purpose of the committee was outreach and how to come up with a variety of plans to get community input. He said there was a segment of the community that had already made up their minds displaying advocacy for east side versus west side for a hotel location. He said the committee was about gathering the facts to present to the public with a set of options to obtain input. He said through the process, the committee developed a set of options. He said there had been very prejudicial comments made against one side and many had already made their minds up. He suggested there be a joint meeting between the City Council and Downtown Steering Committee.

ON THE MOTION OF CM Woerner, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL SCHEDULED A JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND DOWNTOWN STEERING COMMITTEE FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017 AT 6 PM.

6.03 Discussion and direction regarding revisions to Livermore Municipal Code, Chapter 2.14, Elections.

Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council receive the report and provide direction to staff for potential revisions to Livermore Municipal Code, Chapter 2.14, Elections.

THE CITY COUNCIL RESCHEDULED THIS ITEM TO THE JULY 24, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

7.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY THE 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.

CM Coomber did not have report.

Stopwaste CM Carling said on June 28, 2017 he attended the meeting.

Sunflower Hill CM Carling said he, along with Mayor Marchand and CM Coomber, attended the celebration for Sunflower Hill being named Non-Profit of the Year at Hageman Farms.

Downtown Steering Committee CM Carling said on June 29, 2017 he attended the meeting.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) CM Carling said on June 30, 2017 he and VM Spedowfski toured the City's EOC.

Downtown Steering Committee CM Woerner said he attended the June 29, 2017 meeting.

Historic Register Application CM Woerner requested and received consensus from the Council to process the application for the Southern Pacific Railroad being placed on the Historic Register.

Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) VM Spedowfski said on July 10, 2017 he attended the meeting. He said routes had been reconfigured to increase ridership and survey results came back the same as last year.

4th of July VM Spedowfski thanked all involved in the celebration.

Retirement Mayor Marchand said he attended the retirement celebration of Kris Adams.

Tri-Valley Community Television Mayor Marchand said on July 6, 2017 he attended the board meeting; there was discussion on budget and operations.

Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Mayor Marchand said . and said the I580 Express Lane had over 7.1 million trips and generated more than $9 million in revenue over the past year.

Host Community Impact Fee Policy (HCIF) Mayor Marchand requested and received consensus from the Council for consideration of a policy statement on the HCIF at the next Council meeting. He requested this to be done prior to the outreach and wanted the policy statement to make it clear that the HCIF was to earmarked for the maintenance of the Bankhead Theater. VM Spedowfski requested the update include information on the history and background on the HCIF.

8.

ADJOURNMENT - at 11:07 pm to a regular City Council meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.

APPROVED:

JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR

ATTEST:

JEAN BELL, DEPUTY CITY CLERK