CALL TO ORDER

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

CITIZENS FORUM

CONSENT CALENDAR

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

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

ADJOURNMENT

October 26, 2015

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CLOSED SESSION

CALL TO ORDER - The Closed Session of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 6:35 pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.

ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Laureen Turner, and Council Members Stewart Gary, Steven Spedowfski, and Bob Woerner.

OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL REGARDING CLOSED SESSION ITEMS.

No speakers.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

1. Conference with Labor Negotiator. Pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6. To meet with Mayor John Marchand, the Citys negotiator, regarding negotiations with the City Manager.

2. Conference with Labor Negotiator. Pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6. To meet with Mayor John Marchand, the Citys negotiator, regarding negotiations with the City Attorney.

________________________________________________________________ REGULAR MEETING

1. CALL TO ORDER - 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, Vice Mayor Laureen Turner, and Council Members Stewart Gary, Steven Spedowfski, and Bob Woerner.

1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

1.03 REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

Mayor Marchand said there was no reportable action.

2. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS 2.01 Beautification Committee Annual Update.

Beautification Committee Chair Marti Sutton presented the annual update.

2.02 Presentation of the 2015 Beautification Awards.

Mayor Marchand and Beautification Committee Chair Marti Sutton presented the awards.

CM Woerner suggested listing the Beautification Award recipients landscaping companies on the Citys website.

3. CITIZENS FORUM Louise Lehman, San Ramon, expressed concerns regarding her interactions with the Livermore Police Department and requested a meeting with the Chief of Police.

Bill Dunlop, Livermore, representing an ad-hoc committee, requested the City Council extend the submittal deadline for the Downtown Request for Proposal (RFP) to after January 15, 2015. He asked for the item to be placed on the November 9, 2015, City Council agenda for discussion.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, City Manager Marc Roberts said each of the hoteliers responding to the RFP would complete their own study; independent studies would not be determinative upon what would be submitted. He confirmed that the RFP was in excess of one thousand pages when including the attachments.

Denise Leddon, President, Livermore-Amador Symphony, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Jan Brovont, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline. She also expressed concerns regarding speeding and cut-through traffic in the Shadowbrook area.

Lindsay Murray, Livermore, spoke in support of placing the Downtown RFP item on the City Council agenda for discussion.

Steve Ziganti, Livermore, 3 Steves Winery, speaking on behalf of himself and Jim McGrail, supported extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Jean Shuler, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

David Jonas, Livermore, spoke in support of placing the Downtown RFP item on the November 9, 2015, City Council agenda for discussion.

Scott Kenison, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Jim Murray, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Maryann Brent, Livermore, speaking on behalf of herself and Ralph Moyer, supported extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Mony Nop, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Lee Younker, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Don Milanese, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Todd Dibs, Visit Tri-Valley, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Clay Widmayer, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Jean King, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Jay Dauphinais, Danville, spoke regarding the Residential Review Overlay District of First Street. He indicated support of a zoning change and improvements at the property, expressed concerns regarding potential relocation of current tenants on the property, and suggested the area of rezoning be redefined.

Richard Ryon, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline.

Don Meeker, Livermore, spoke regarding Halloween in 1897 and read Halloween jokes.

Nancy Thorne, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Springtown Golf Course RFP submittal deadline.

Betty Murillo, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP and the Springtown Golf Course RFP submittal deadlines.

Gail Travers, Livermore, spoke regarding the Springtown Golf Course and in support of republishing the Springtown Golf Course RFP.

Dustin Baker, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Springtown Golf Course RFP submittal deadline.

Ken Ball, Livermore, spoke in support of extending the Downtown RFP submittal deadline and against placing housing in that location.

John Stein, Livermore, spoke regarding the Downtown Specific Plan and regarding changing zoning near Safeway, Trader Joes, Nob Hill, Grocery Outlet, and the bowling alley.

Connie Kopps, Livermore, expressed concerns regarding issues in the Springtown area including the closure of the Springtown Golf Course, housing developments, health and safety, and rumors in the neighborhood.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, City Manager Marc Roberts said there was no limit to the number of contractors able to apply for the Springtown Golf Course RFP. He confirmed that the RFP was listed on the Citys website.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Roberts said staff could arrange a meeting with Mr. Dunlop and the ad-hoc committee to get a sense of the direction of the RFP and to share information.

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

4.01 Approval of draft minutes - September 28, 2015, and October 12, 2015, regular City Council meetings.

4.02 Adoption of Ordinance 2030 amending Municipal Code Chapter 8.08, Solid Waste Management, sections 8.08.300.B and 8.08.210.B to reduce the allowed distance for commercial collection between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from 200 feet to a residential property line to 100 feet from a residential structure.

4.03 Resolution 2015-144 authorizing execution of the Subdivision Improvement Agreement with Brisa Station - Livermore LP; approving Tract 8199 Final Map for recording; and all related actions.

4.04 Resolution 2015-145 authorizing execution of an agreement with Goodfellow Top Grade Construction, in the amount of $2,189,765, for construction of the 2015 Street Resurfacing, Project No. 2015-01.

4.05 Resolution 2015-146 accepting for permanent maintenance and releasing of security for the Annual Crosswalk Safety Improvements at Various Locations, Project No. 2014-06.

4.06 Resolution 2015-147 authorizing execution of an agreement with Carollo Engineers, in the amount of $222,812, for engineering services related to various projects in the 2015-2017 Capital Improvement Plan.

4.07 Resolution 2015-148 authorizing appropriation of funds in the amount of $62,753,184 from Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and $49,627,300 from Fiscal Year 2016-2017 for the Fiscal Year 2015-2017 Capital Improvement Program.

4.08 Resolution 2015-149 authorizing the execution of a purchase order with Towne Ford Sales in an amount not to exceed $199,452 for the purchase of six replacement patrol vehicles.

4.09 Resolution 2015-150 authorizing the execution of a purchase order with Tracy Ford in an amount not to exceed $109,184 for the purchase of one replacement service truck with crane.

4.10 Resolution 2015-151 amending Resolution No. 72-79 to add, re-title and delete positions in the Management Salary Schedule.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS - None.

6. MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION 6.01 Discussion and direction regarding City Council appointments to Intergovernmental Agencies.

Mayor Marchand was appointed to serve on the Tri-Valley Regional Rail Advisory Group.

6.02 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 Council Members.

Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) CM Spedowfski said on October 26, 2015, he attended the Projects and Services subcommittee meeting where there was discussion regarding Tri-Transit numbers for September. He said draft service routes for potential service options were available online at www.wheelsforward.com.

In response to questions by CM Spedowfski, Public Works Director Darren Greenwood said an update on the Springtown Golf Course would appear before the City Council on December 14, 2015. He confirmed that an additional Request for Proposal could be circulated.

Staffing and Services CM Spedowfski requested and received consensus of the Council to receive a memorandum from staff describing a short list of desired staffing and services, should additional funding become available.

Downtown Request for Proposal CM Spedowfski requested and received consensus of the Council for the Downtown Request for Proposal extension discussion to return to the City Council on the November 9, 2015, agenda.

Livermore Downtown Inc. (LDI) CM Gary said on October 20, 2015, he attended the meeting where concerns were expressed regarding workforce housing in Livermore.

Lunches for Students CM Gary reported on the number of Livermore students that qualified for federally funded free or reduced priced lunches.

Traffic Barriers CM Woerner expressed appreciation for the traffic barriers that had been replaced with paint, saying the area looked good.

Shadowbrook Traffic Concerns CM Woerner requested staff provide an assessment on traffic conditions in the Shadowbrook area.

League of California Cities (LOCC) VM Turner reported on October 22, 2015, she attended the East Bay Division meeting where she was elected Vice President of the Division and there was discussion among cities regarding raising the minimum wage to a livable wage.

Alameda County Mayors Conference Mayor Marchand said he attended the conference on October 14, 2015; he said they voted to support a resolution supporting an orderly process to merge the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).

East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EBEDA) Mayor Marchand said on October 15, 2015, he attended the 20th Anniversary of the East Bay Economic Development Alliance.

Centenarian Birthday Mayor Marchand said on October 20, 2015, he attended the 100th birthday celebration of Livermore resident Floyd Foremen.

Tri-Valley Mayors Summit Mayor Marchand said on October 21, 2015, he attended the event where the Tri-Valley mayors discussed traffic, economic development, and business attraction.

State of the City / Town Hall Mayor Marchand said on October 21, 2015, he presented the Livermore State of the City at the Town Hall meeting.

East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EBEDA) Mayor Marchand said on October 22, 2015, he attended the executive committee meeting where there were presentations on East Bay incubators and accelerators.

Alameda County Transportation Commission Mayor Marchand said he attended the meeting on October 22, 2015. There was discussion regarding regional transit and a vote in support of a pilot for free student bus passes and for crossing guards.

8. ADJOURNMENT

ADJOURNMENT - at 8:35 pm to a regular City Council meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015, at 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.

APPROVED:
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR

PREPARED BY:
SARAH BUNTING, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

ATTEST:
SUSAN NEER, CITY CLERK