CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

CITIZENS FORUM

CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

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

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

July 14, 2014

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REGULAR MEETING

1. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 7:08 pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.

1.01 ROLL CALL Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Bob Woerner, and Councilmembers Stewart Gary, Doug Horner, and Laureen Turner.

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

2.01 Commission for the Arts Annual Update.

Commission for the Arts Chair Jim Schmidt presented the update.

3. CITIZENS FORUM

Fred Wilkins, Pleasanton, said the Constitutional Camp would be hosting The Making of America seminar on September 6, 2014 and invited all to attend. More information could be obtained at www.campcalifornia.org.

Pat Ferguson, Livermore, spoke regarding a movie called America, Other Post-Employment Benefits, the Citys infrastructure and the upcoming election.

Don Meeker, Livermore, spoke regarding the first Board of Trustees elected in Livermore in 1876.

Judy Galletti, Livermore, read her comments regarding actions taken by the City Council at the June 28, 2014 meeting and the reason why Measure B1 did not pass.

David Siudzinski, Livermore, spoke regarding the heavy traffic on State Route 84, speeding, lack of traffic enforcement and increase of semi-truck traffic. He said steps should be taken to mitigate the negative effects of noise and pollution and semi-trucks should be banned on SR84.

Chris Pareja, Livermore, spoke regarding his displeasure of the Councils support of Alamedas transportation tax, or Measure BB, that would make Alameda County one of the highest sales taxers in the nation.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Community and Economic Development Director Stephan Kiefer clarified that the cost of BART to Isabel was between $800 million and $1.2 billion. He said over the past 45 years there was no funding of capital construction costs for BART to Livermore. He confirmed that the $270 million paid over the last 40 years was for operational costs.

Mayor Marchand said when he was in Washington, D.C. in January, Transportation Secretary Foxx confirmed that there was new start funding in the amount of $660 million that BART to Isabel would be eligible for.

John Stein, Livermore, spoke regarding the water shortage including state infrastructure, water bonds, and valley-wide water storage solutions.

4. CONSENT CALENDAR

Item 4.10 In response to questions by CM Turner, Senior Management Analyst Frances Reisner said the City was in a fee for services agreement with the Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center; the rent discount would provide a credit against any services provided.

Item 4.14 In response to questions by CM Turner, Community and Economic Development Director Stephan Kiefer confirmed the project would include bike lanes on both sides of First Street.

Item 4.03 Pat Ferguson, Livermore, said the City Council was harming Livermores economy with the art fund. She spoke regarding the use of art fund and Altamont Landfill money to plan for two community theaters.

Item 4.06 and Item 4.07 Pat Ferguson, Livermore, said the decisions made by the City Council were sucking money out of the economy. She spoke regarding City staff performing vehicle maintenance and gardening services and said the work should be outsourced to private and small businesses.

Item 4.01 Pat Ferguson, Livermore, spoke regarding her previous comments on funding for the regional theater. She said decisions about what to do with money were done with a lack of transparency and expressed her concerns regarding the system of government.

Item 4.03 Paul Weiss, Livermore, spoke in response to comments made by the previous speaker. He said Livermore was a distinguished town and part of that was the theater. He said the big theater should be supported not only by the people, but supported by businesses because it would bring more people to Livermore.

Items 4.01 and 4.03 In response to comments made during Citizens Forum, Mayor Marchand said he was a founding member of the Livermore Commission for the Arts; he said the fee was created in 2005 for public art such as the nationally recognized mural at the water treatment plant, not for structures. He spoke regarding the impact of the arts in New Orleans and said the arts were about quality of life.

Items 4.06 and 4.07 In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Public Works Director Dan McIntyre said the City had provided fleet service for the School District for twenty-one years. With regards to landscaping along Vasco Road, Mr. McIntyre said the City had maintained the landscaping in that area for the past twenty-two years. He said a predominate amount of the work was done by a local landscape maintenance subcontractors, not by City staff. Providing these services provided greater efficiency and cost savings for everyone.

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

4.01 Approval of minutes - June 23, 2014 regular City Council meeting.

4.02 Adoption of Ordinance 1999 authorizing an amendment to the contract between the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the City of Livermore to exclude the classifications of Mayor and Councilmember on a prospective basis.

4.03 Introduction of an ordinance amending Chapter 12.51 of the Municipal Code to extend the sunset of the Art in Public Places program from October 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015.

4.04 Resolution 2014-092 accepting for permanent maintenance and releasing of security for the Las Positas Golf Course Bridge Replacement, Project No. 2007-2055.

4.05 Resolution 2014-093 authorizing execution of an agreement with Pacific Infrastructure Corporation, in the amount of $485,000, for construction of the WRP Aeration Basin No. 1 Improvements, Project No. 2011-11.

4.06 Resolution 2014-094 authorizing execution of a fleet maintenance.

agreement with Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District for the City of Livermore to provide fleet maintenance and repair services.

4.07 Resolution 2014-095 authorizing execution of an agreement with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the City of Livermore to provide landscape maintenance for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory frontage on Vasco Road.

4.08 Resolution 2014-096 authorizing execution of a subrecipient agreement with Alameda County for receipt of Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding, in the amount of $95,638, for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

4.09 Resolution 2014-097 authorizing the acceptance and appropriation of Section 108 Loan Guaranty funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, in an amount not to exceed $725,000, to purchase property located at 141-149 North Livermore Avenue.

4.10 Resolution 2014-098 authorizing execution of a lease agreement, in substantial form and pending final approval by the City Attorney, with Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center for property located at 141 North Livermore Avenue.

4.11 Resolution 2014-099 authorizing execution of an amendment to the Loan Agreement with Real Freedom, LLC, to extend the term to 2019; and execution of an amendment to the Regulatory Agreement with Real Freedom, LLC, to provide one affordable unit for 55 years for 292 North L Street.

4.12 Resolution 2014-100 re-appropriating $300,000 in Measure B-2000 pass through funds from the 2014 Street Resurfacing Project, Project No. 2014-01 in Fiscal Year 2014-2015 to the 2014 Slurry Seal Project, Project No. 2014-04 in Fiscal Year 2014-2015; and authorizing execution of an agreement with American Asphalt Repair & Resurfacing Company, in the amount of $1,086,442, for construction of the 2014 Slurry Seal, Project No. 2014-04.

4.13 Resolution 2014-101 authorizing execution of the Subdivision Improvement Agreement for Tract 8125; approving Final Map for Tract 8125 for recording; and accepting on behalf of the public all real property offered for dedication within Tract Map 8125, in conformance with the terms of the offer, except for the following, which the Council rejects at this time, reserving the right to accept the offer at a future date: Morning Glory Circle, Parcel A, Pedestrian Access Easement & Public Utility Easement. Location: Morning Glory Circle, north of Wattenberger Park.

4.14 Resolution 2014-102 authorizing execution of the Subdivision Improvement Agreement; approving Tract 8114 Final Map for recording; and accepting on behalf of the public all real property offered for dedication within Tract Map 8114, Brighton, in conformance with the terms of the offer, except for the following, which the Council rejects at this time, reserving the right to accept the offer at a future date: Public Utility Easement, Emergency Vehicle Access Easement, Storm Drain Easement, and Public Access Easement. Location: First Street and Inman.

4.15 Resolution 2014-103 authorizing execution of the Subdivision Improvement Agreement; and approving Final Parcel Map 10090 for recording; and accepting on behalf of the public all real property offered for dedication within Parcel Map 10090, in conformance with the terms of the offer, except for the following, which the Council rejects at this time, reserving the right to accept the offer at a future date: Vineyard Buffer Parcel B. Location: east of the existing Premium Outlet Mall; and Resolution 2014-104 summarily vacating a portion of Freisman Road; and authorizing the disposition of a portion of Freisman Road; and authorizing execution of a Quit Claim Deed transferring a portion of Freisman Road to Livermore Premium Outlets II, LLC.

4.16 Resolution 2014-105 of intention to levy annual assessments for the Landscape Maintenance Districts (LMD) for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, direct the filing of the Annual Engineers Report and establish July 28, 2014 as the public hearing date for the Annual Levy of Assessments; and Resolution 2014-106 appropriating general funds in the amount of $67,243 for the Annual LMD Program.

4.17 Resolution 2014-107 awarding the 2014-2015 Tourism and Special Event Grants in the amount of $5,000.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.01 Hearing to receive 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 protests and confirming the 2014 lien assessments, and direct staff to forward a finalized copy of the assessment report to the County Tax Assessor. Administrative Assistant Dana dAngelo presented the staff report.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Public Works Director Dan McIntyre confirmed that some of the accounts had not been paid in over two years.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

There were no speakers and the hearing was closed.

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

Resolution 2014-108 overruling protests and confirming the 2014 lien assessments; and directing staff to forward a finalized copy of the assessment report to the County Tax Assessor.

5.02 Hearing to consider a request for a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Urban High Residential (UH 2); Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning district from Commercial Office (CO) to T4 Neighborhood (T4N); and a Vesting Tentative Tract Map to subdivide the property for the development of 31 attached townhouse units. A variance is requested from the T4N standard requiring a minimum 18-inch elevation of the ground floor finish floor above the sidewalk. The proposed development would replace the existing office buildings on the site. A Response to Comments/Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been completed, which provides responses to comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Draft EIR text revisions.

Location: 1603 to 1791 Barcelona Street and 1504 to 1882 Catalina Court (southwest corner of Barcelona Street and Catalina Drive)
Applicant: Sunset Development Company
On site and off site public improvements: New driveway entrances to the site on Catalina Court and new landscaping and public utility connections in the adjacent street rights of way.
Site Area: 2.18 acres
Zoning: Commercial Office (CO)
General Plan: Neighborhood Commercial (NC)
Historic Status: None
CEQA: A Final Environmental Impact Report under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered (State Clearinghouse Number 2013102031).
Application Numbers: General Plan Amendment 13-006, Zoning Map Amendment 13-001, Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8145 (SUB13-006), Site Plan Design Review 13-015, and Variance 13-006
Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution certifying the Environmental Impact Report; adopt a resolution approving General Plan Amendment 13-006, Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8145 (Subdivision 13-006) and Site Plan Design Review 13-015 subject to conditions, and approve Variance 13-001; and introduce an ordinance approving Zoning Map Amendment 13-001.
Senior Planner Scott Lee presented the staff report.

In response to questions by CM Turner, Mr. Lee said the latest jobs/housing balance data showed a 1.25 ratio weighted to the job site, not including currently approved projects. He said staff projected the balance would become more over-rated towards the job sites as there was more vacant land zoned industrial/commercial than zoned residential.

In response to questions by VM Woerner, City Attorney Jason Alcala said approving the EIR in multiple steps would be unusual and he was not aware of a legal precedent to authorize that. He spoke regarding the EIR certification process and said if the scope changed, an amendment could be required.

In response to questions by VM Woerner, City Manager Marc Roberts confirmed that the publics right to comment on the Sunset project would be preserved. He said at a future meeting, the Council would evaluate whether testimony received at that time was adequately addressed by the document, or whether additional work would be necessary.

In response to questions by CM Gary, Mr. Alcala said proponents and opponents of the other Sunset project could speak to positives and deficiencies in the EIR at the future hearing.

Alex Mehran, Sunset Development Company, presented an overview of the project and spoke regarding his familys history of doing business in Livermore. He said the company worked cooperatively and respectfully with the leaders and citizenry to accomplish mutual objectives.

Chris Truebridge, Sunset Development Company, gave the applicants presentation and said he was available for any questions.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

John Stein, Livermore, said the two major flaws in the EIR were the impacts of traffic and converting protected open space to commercial use. He expressed concerns with regards to converting commercial office and industrial sites to residential and said that was a path to eventual financial insolvency.

David Siudzinski, Livermore, spoke regarding vacancy and occupancy data provided by the applicant and the Citys study. He said the facility was a unique asset in the South Livermore area and the vacancies listed were not comparable; he questioned Sunsets statement that the facility was not profitable.

Pat Ferguson, Livermore, spoke regarding clapping and booing in the Council Chambers and said the item on the agenda was a lack of transparency. She expressed concerns regarding increased housing density and the impact on traffic in South Livermore.

Jack Luedemann, Livermore, said he did not represent Sunset but was a former employee. He spoke regarding the history of the complex, and said the development was old and Livermore needed housing.

Chris Pareja, Livermore, spoke regarding converting neighborhood commercial properties to urban high density. He said the City Council had a fiduciary responsibility to look out for property values and expressed concerns including consideration of low-income elements, loans, dilution of the tax base, losing jobs, and infrastructure impacts.

Peter Quinn, Livermore, expressed concerns regarding the project including traffic impacts and pedestrian safety at the corner of Barcelona and Concannon, and the inclusion of diagonal parking on Barcelona, Catalina, and Catalina Court.

There were no more speakers and the hearing was closed.

CM Horner said the development was compatible with the surroundings, delivered no negative impacts to the City, and better utilized a very tired site. He said he was reserving his opinion on the larger Sunset development not presently before the Council; his vote in favor of the development did not foreshadow how he may or may not vote on the next project.

CM Gary expressed support for the project, saying the Planning Commission was correct; one project was ready, and one was not. He said this project did fit the site and would hopefully encourage reinvestment in the adjacent apartment buildings and shopping center; more entry-level housing was needed as a mix to the jobs. He said property owners had the right to come forward with an application and propose a usage for community conversation. He said the project was attractive and would provide appropriate, price-point housing with garage space for partial parking mitigation.

VM Woerner said the project made sense and for the reasons already mentioned had his support; however, he wanted to be clear that the other project was not approved or any implication in that regard, and he did expect to have full discussion for the other project.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Lee said there was sufficient comparable vacant office space within the Livermore for the Sunset tenants to relocate; speculation was difficult as to whether everyone who was displaced by the project would move to a Livermore site. He said about 78% of tenants who had moved from the Sunset property had found a place in Livermore, having a fairly negligible impact on the overall job situation in the City.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Community and Economic Development Director Stephan Kiefer said the current facility buildings were not ADA compliant due to their age.

Mayor Marchand said he had spoken with some of the former tenants who had to move, and they confirmed there was assistance provided with the first months rent and return of the cleaning deposit. He said he appreciated the developer working with the community. He said the project seemed to be a good fit and was the same density as the surrounding buildings. He said if the site were no longer maintained, it would become a neighborhood preservation issue and become a blighted center; owners were not required to do anything, and presently there were vacant properties the City was trying to abate.

CM Turner said she had vacillated back and forth; however, she could not support the project. She said the other places for the businesses to go were not in the same community or neighborhood; many businesses were dependent upon being in that location with their customers. She said she understood it was an old building and needed maintenance and the problems with bringing the office building up to standards in that type of market. She expressed her doubts that company in such good standing in the community would allow that to happen to their property.

ON THE MOTION OF CM HORNER, SECONDED BY CM GARY AND CARRIED ON A 4-1 VOTE (CM TURNER VOTING NO), THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS AND INTRODUCED THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE:

Resolution 2014-109 certifying the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the Sunset Crossing/Catalina Crossing project.

Resolution 2014-110 approving General Plan Amendment 13-006.

Resolution 2014-111 approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8145 (Subdivision 13-006), Site Plan Design Review 13-015, and Variance 13-006.

Ordinance introduced amending the Zoning District Map of the City of Livermore, Zoning Map Amendment 13-001.

5.03 Hearing to consider a request to allow the amendment of Planned Unit Development (PUD) 62-91 to a Planned Development to allow a future subdivision to create one additional residential lot in conformance with the basic site development requirements of the original PUD permit and the General Plan designation.

Location: 4373 Rutgers Court
Applicant: Christopher Lysons
On site and off site public improvements: None
Site Area: 9.38 acres
Zoning: Planned Unit Development (PUD) 62-91
General Plan: Rural Residential (RR), 1-5 acre site
Historic Status: None
CEQA: A Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered.
Application Number: Planned Development Residential 14-001
Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution certifying the environmental document and, after approval of the application, instruct the staff to file the Notice of Determination with the Alameda County Clerk; and introduce an ordinance approving Planned Development-Residential 14-001.
Principal Planner Stephen Riley presented the staff report.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Riley confirmed there was an access easement connecting the property to South Livermore. He said the applicant had agreed to relinquish the easement when the property was sold.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

There were no speakers and the hearing was closed.

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

Resolution 2014-112 adopting a negative declaration and certifying the environmental document. Planned Development Residential 14-001 rezoning a 9.38-acre along Rutgers Court and Rutgers Way.

Ordinance introduced approving Planned Development-Residential 14-001.

5.04 Hearing to consider a proposed Development Agreement Amendment to merge and amend the Development Agreements and Sales Tax Reimbursement Agreements for Phases I and II of Livermore Premium Outlets. The proposed amendments recognize the ownership change to Livermore Premium Outlets, LLC, and consolidate and reallocate infrastructure and fee obligations, financing terms, and other developer contributions.

Location: Southeast quadrant of I-580 and El Charro Road
Applicant: Livermore Premium Outlets II, LLC
On site and off site public improvements: The Development Agreement establishes terms for the financing of roadway and pedestrian improvements, including construction of a new Livermore Outlets Drive and the extension of utilities, including sewer, water, and storm drains; and installation of on and off site flood control facilities, and related improvements.
Site Area: 42 acre (Phase I) and 14.71 acres (Phase II)
Zoning: Planned Development El Charro Specific Plan Regional Commercial (PD-ECSP-RC)
General Plan: Business and Commercial Park (BCP)
Historic Status: None
CEQA: An Environmental Impact Report (SCH# 2006052112) was previously certified for the project.
Application Numbers: Development Agreement Amendment 14-002 and Policy Proposal Implementation 14-001
Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing execution of the Sales Tax Reimbursement Agreement (Policy Proposal Implementation 14-001) with Livermore Premium Outlets, LLC; and introduce an ordinance authorizing execution of Development Agreement Amendment 14-002 with Livermore Premium Outlets, LLC.
Senior Planner Benjamin Murray presented the staff report.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Murray said parking would total over 3,000 spaces.

In response to questions by CM Turner, Assistant City Manager Troy Brown said the parking ratio would remain the same, as no parking would be gained or lost for the overall site.

City Manager Marc Roberts said permanent parking would be much more efficient due to striping.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

Jan Brovant, Livermore, said as a neighborhood watch block captain, her understanding was that there had been numerous automobile break-ins; she asked what the City was doing to help keep down the burglaries of automobiles.

In response to questions by CM Gary, City Manager Marc Roberts outlined seven additional police positions that had been authorized by the City Council during the previous two-year budget, several of which were funded by sales tax garnered through the project.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Police Chief Harris said the Police Department had been working very closely with the Outlet management; he said officers were assigned there during business hours and the security towers in place were effective. He said there were very few, if any, major crimes occurring there, and additional security would be added with the increased square footage.

There were no more speakers and the hearing was closed.

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

Resolution 2014-113 approving the amended and restated sales tax reimbursement agreement for the merged properties between City of Livermore and Livermore Premium Outlets, LLC (Policy Proposal Implementation 14-001).
Ordinance introduced approving Development Agreement Amendment 14-002.
5.05 Hearing to consider a request to subdivide land to create parcels to construct a housing development consisting of 58 attached three story townhouse residential units in 11 buildings, a private park, landscaping/lighting, private streets and circulation paths; to amend the zoning map from the existing commercial PUD to Multifamily Residential (MFR) zoning in conformance with the site's residential General Plan land use designation; and to review the proposed architecture and landscape site plan and design.

Location: 985 Bluebell Drive (southwest corner at Las Flores Road)

Applicant: KB Home
On site and off site public improvements: Includes sewer, water, storm, streets, lighting, traffic signage, modification to Las Flores Road street median openings to facilitate circulation, and modification of Bluebell Drive entrance to the site.
Site Area: 3.2 acres
Zoning: Planned Development (PD)/Planned Unit Development (PUD) 18-83
General Plan: Urban High (UH) 3 (14-18 dwellings per acre)
Historic Status: None
CEQA: A Mitigated Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered.
Application Numbers: Vesting Tentative Tract Map 7724 (SUB 13-009), Zoning Map Amendment 13-004, and Site Plan Design Review 13-026
Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution certifying the environmental document and, after approval of the application, instruct the staff to file the Notice of Determination with the Alameda County Clerk; adopt a resolution approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map 7724 (SUB 13-009) and Site Plan Design Review (SPDR) 13-026, subject to the attached conditions; and introduce an ordinance approving Zoning Map Amendment 13-004.
Associate Planner Frank Guido presented the staff report.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

Anthony Flores, Livermore, asked the City Council to send the project back to the Planning Commission and expressed concerns including increased traffic in congested areas, how much of the project would be low-income housing and reserved for veterans, and asked if the project could be scaled back by half or 25%.

There were no more speakers and the hearing was closed.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Guido said the project zoning was designated residential by the General Plan, but still contained a remnant of commercial zoning. In regards to traffic and placing a stoplight in the area, he said the location was considered too close to the freeway interchange; there was a location evaluated further down for a possible stoplight. He said the traffic analysis looked at the Citys General Plan standards for the street and intersection capacity, evaluated both and concluded the result would still be within the standards without triggering the need for a stoplight. He spoke regarding other features for pedestrian safety including median work, a crosswalk push button, and bulb-outs.

CM Gary said the traffic had concerned him and he appreciated the traffic control measures. He asked staff to use every traffic calming tool available.

ON THE MOTION OF CM HORNER, SECONDED BY CM TURNER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS AND INTRODUCED THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE:

Resolution 2014-114 adopting a mitigated negative declaration and certifying the environmental document. Vesting Tentative Tract Map 7724 (SUB 13-009), Zoning Map Amendment 13-004, and Site Plan Design Review 13-026.

Resolution 2014-115 approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map 7724 (SUB 13-009) and Site Plan Design Review 13-026.

Ordinance introduced amending the Zoning District Map of the City of Livermore, Zoning Map Amendment 13-004.

6. MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

6.01 Discussion and direction regarding City Council appointments to Intergovernmental Agencies. None.

6.02 Discussion and direction regarding City Council appointment of one voting delegate and up to two alternates for the League of California Cities Annual Conference, September 3-5, 2014.

Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council appoint one voting delegate and up to two alternates for the annual conference.

THE CITY COUNCIL APPOINTED MAYOR MARCHAND TO SERVE AS THE VOTING DELEGATE AND CM HORNER AS VOTING ALTERNATE FOR THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE.

6.03 Discussion and direction regarding pending State or Federal legislation. None.

7. COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, STAFF AND COUNCILMEMBERS

7.01 Council Committee Reports and Matters Initiated by City Manager, City Attorney, Staff, and Councilmembers.
State of the City Address CM Horner said on June 26, 2014 he attended the Mayors presentation.
Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) CM Turner said on July 7, 2014 she attended the meeting where there was discussion regarding the involvement of cities in the decision making process to develop a comprehensive transportation plan.
CM Turner spoke regarding her recent trip to Mexico and thanked staff for their technological support during that time.
Downtown Fireworks Celebration CM Gary spoke regarding the July 4, 2014 downtown fireworks celebration and expressed his thanks to Livermore Downtown, Inc. and staff.
Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) VM Woerner said on July 7, 2014 he attended the meeting where there was discussion on efforts to accelerate bus route redesigns and improving the recent transfer of service providers.
In response to questions by VM Woerner, Assistant City Manager Troy Brown said staff would follow up regarding the comments made during Citizens Forum pertaining to the sign and traffic on State Route 84.
State of the City Address Mayor Marchand said on June 26, 2014 he presented his State of the City address.
Alameda County Transportation Commission Mayor Marchand said on June 26, 2014 he attended the meeting.
Centenarian Birthday Mayor Marchand said on June 29, 2014 he presented a certificate of recognition to Mildred Clements in honor of her 100th birthday celebration.
Livermore Cultural Arts Council (LCAC) Mayor Marchand said on July 2, 2014 he attended the meeting and received an update on arts in the community.
Downtown Fireworks Celebration Mayor Marchand spoke regarding the celebration and expressed appreciation to CM Gary for his creative solution.
Alameda County Mayors Conference Mayor Marchand said on July 9, 2014 he attended the meeting where a report was presented on the activities of the California court system.
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Mayor Marchand said on July 10, 2014 he attended the meeting. He said there was discussion on municipal service reviews and operations of the Fairview Fire Protection District.
Swearing In Ceremony Mayor Marchand said on July 10, 2014 he attended the event where five new Livermore police officers were sworn in.
Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Mayor Marchand said on July 14, 2014 he attended the meeting where an update was presented on the I-580 express lanes. He said the Policy and Planning committee had an update regarding freight movement metrics and level of service reports for cities in Alameda County.

8. ADJOURNMENT at 9:45 pm to a regular City Council meeting on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.

APPROVED:
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR

ATTEST:
SUSAN NEER, CITY CLERK

PREPARED BY:
SARAH BUNTING, ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN