January 28, 2019
CALL TO ORDER - The Closed Session of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 6:01 pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.
ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Robert W. Carling, and Council Members Bob Coomber, Trish Munro, and Bob Woerner.
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL REGARDING CLOSED SESSION ITEMS.
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
1. Anticipated Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel. To meet with the City Attorney pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(4) to discuss whether to initiate litigation. (One case)
2. Conference with Real Property Negotiator. To meet with Paul Spence and Steve Stewart, the City's negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54956.8, regarding the purchase, sale, exchange, or lease of real property at Assessor's Parcel Number 098-0282-009-00. The City negotiators may negotiate with Bordoni Ranch LLC, Green Valley Corporation, and their agents. The instructions will concern price and terms of payment.
3. Conference with Real Property Negotiator. To meet with Paul Spence and Steve Stewart, the City's negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54956.8, regarding an amendment to the disposition and development agreement approved on September 10, 2018, for the sale and disposition of the real property at Assessor's Parcel Numbers 098-0289-021-00, 098-0407-029-02, 098-0289-013-11, and 098-0407-013-00. The City negotiators may negotiate with Rikesh Patel on behalf of the Presidio Companies, LLC and 2205 Railroad Avenue LLC. The instructions will concern amendments to the price and terms of payment in exchange for an amendment to the disposition and development agreement to allow for the development of a three-story hotel.
4. Conference with Real Property Negotiator. To meet with Darren Greenwood, the City's negotiator pursuant to Government Code section 54956.8, regarding the purchase, sale, exchange, or lease of real property commonly known and referred to as the Las Positas Golf Course together with the 18 hole golf course, 9 hole par 3 golf course, driving range, practice area and greens, pro shop, maintenance facility, clubhouse complex, restaurant, sports bar, banquet and catering area, kitchen, snack shack, parking area, and related amenities and facilities. The City negotiator may negotiate with Michael Sharp and Tom Bugby on behalf of CourseCo, Inc. The instructions will concern price and terms of payment.
5. Conference with Real Property Negotiator. To meet with Paul Spence and Eric Uranga, the City's negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54956.8, regarding the purchase, sale, exchange, or lease of real property at Assessor's Parcel Number 097-0110-006-01. The City negotiators may negotiate with property owners and trustees Elizabeth A. Weight, Michael V. Conlan, and their agents. The instructions will concern price and terms of payment.
6. Existing Litigation. To meet with the City Attorney regarding pending litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(1). Discussion in open session would prejudice the position of the City in litigation. (Two cases)
a. Lacsina v. City of Livermore, et al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG17851538
b. Yearby v. City of Livermore, Alameda County Superior Court Case No. HG16835327
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, Vice Mayor Robert W. Carling and Council Members Bob Coomber, Trish Munro, 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.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2.01 Library Board of Trustees Annual Update.
Library Board of Trustees Chairperson Arthur Pontau presented the annual update.
2.02 Confirming the appointment of Scott Akin to the Tri-Valley Conservancy Board of Directors to a term ending January 1, 2023; and administration of oath of office.
Tri-Valley Conservancy Board of Directors
Appointment of Scott Akin to a term ending January 1, 2023.
ON THE MOTION OF CM WOERNER, SECONDED BY CM COOMBER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMED THE APPOINTMENT.
Deputy City Clerk Jean Bell administered the oath of office to Mr. Akin.
David McGuigan, Livermore, spoke regarding issues relating to the Police Department and in opposition to Mayor Marchand.
Greg Scott, Livermore, spoke regarding homelessness issues in Livermore.
John Stein, Livermore, asked about the City's plans to recognize the sesquicentennial of Livermore's founding in 1869.
ON THE MOTION OF VM CARLING, SECONDED BY CM MUNRO, AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
4.01 Approval of draft minutes - January 7, 2019 City Council special meeting workshop and January 14, 2019 regular City Council meeting.
4.02 Resolution 2019-007 authorizing execution of an agreement with Sun Ridge Systems, Inc., in the amount of $340,262, for maintenance and support for the public safety computer aided dispatch and records management software and related systems through June 30, 2022.
4.03 Resolution 2019-008 authorizing execution of the first amendment to the agreement with Hello Housing, in an amount not to exceed $243,000, extending the term for administration of the City's affordable homeownership programs to December 31, 2019; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation of $87,000 in Fiscal Year 2018-19 from the Housing Trust Fund.
4.04 Resolution 2019-009 accepting the Altamont Landfill Open Space Committee's recommendation and special findings to authorize Tri-Valley Conservancy's grant request, in the amount of $500,000 from the Altamont Landfill Settlement Agreement Open Space Account, for construction of the Arroyo Del Valle Trail Bridge connecting Sycamore Grove Regional Park and Lake Del Valle Regional Park.
4.05 Resolution 2019-010 authorizing execution of a ten-year lease agreement with Livermore Golf Management Corporation for operation of the Las Positas Golf Course.
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS - NONE
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
6.01 Verbal report from the City Council Subcommittee on Homelessness and discussion and direction regarding the Subcommittee work program.
Recommendation: The City Council Subcommittee on Homelessness recommended the City Council receive the report and after discussion, direct staff to return to the City Council with a resolution confirming the duties of the Subcommittee including: responsibilities, a work program outline, and schedule.
Vice Mayor Robert W. Carling and Council Member Trish Munro presented the verbal update, including an overview of the Subcommittee's research and upcoming activity. Short-, medium- and long-term strategies included safe parking, biohazard and encampment cleanup, restrooms and showers, storage, and trash in the short-term; homelessness prevention and transitional housing in the mid-term; and permanent housing development and management in the long-term. The Subcommittee suggested implementing a pilot program by the end of April, and scheduling community workshops with subject-matter experts to inform and get input from Livermore residents.
Mayor Marchand invited public comment.
Greg Scott, Livermore, said money would not solve homelessness, suggested extending warming shelter days, and supported thinking practically.
Mayor Marchand spoke regarding the effectiveness of the first Mayor's Summit on Homelessness and noted the community's ongoing efforts. He highlighted the importance of funding wraparound services to bring people out of homelessness successfully through a holistic approach, coordination, and well-directed funds.
CM Woerner supported conducting a survey to identify additional data relating to homelessness and suggested considering related policies.
In response to questions from CM Woerner regarding concerns with prior data analysis, City Manager Marc Roberts said staff had engaged with the County regarding the point-in-time count and survey questions; he said that the City's two full-time liaison officers would provide additional data beyond the point-in-time count. Assistant Community Development Director Eric Uranga spoke regarding the City's work with CityServe to identify individual needs and related strategies.
CM Coomber spoke regarding setting goals and identifying places for people to stay. He noted factors such as drugs, alcohol, and providing services that people did not want to use. He said there is no solution that would work for everybody and the City would do as much as it could.
VM Carling suggested developing a framework and calendar; Mayor Marchand agreed. Mr. Roberts confirmed that staff would return with the framework, calendar, and responsibilities for adoption by the City Council in February.
Mayor Marchand noted that resources needed to be leveraged to help people who couldn't be helped by their own families due to substance abuse and mental health. He supported developing a schedule and work plan; and suggested bringing in experts at another summit on homelessness.
THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE SUBCOMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION TO DIRECT STAFF TO RETURN TO THE CITY COUNCIL WITH A RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE DUTIES OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE INCLUDING: RESPONSIBILITIES, A WORK PROGRAM OUTLINE, AND SCHEDULE.
COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED
7.01 Council Committee Reports and Matters Initiated by City Manager,
CM Coomber had no report.
League of California Cities (LOCC) CM Munro said she attended the training for new elected officials.
League of California Cities East Bay Division CM Munro said she attended the meeting where there was a briefing on the CASA Compact.
Tri-Valley Women's March CM Munro said she attended the march on January 26, 2019.
Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast CM Munro said she attended the meeting on January 28, 2019 where Brian Copeland spoke.
CM Woerner requested an update on the Downtown schedule; City Manager Marc Roberts confirmed that staff would provide a memo to the City Council.
Intergovernmental Committee CM Woerner said he attended the meeting on January 17, 2019 where flavored tobacco products and vaping were discussed. He noted that the topic was scheduled for consideration by the City Council at the March 11, 2019 meeting.
Tri-Valley Water Liaison CM Woerner said he attended the meeting on January 23, 2019 where water supply reliability options and studies of potable reuse were discussed.
Livermore Downtown Inc. (LDI) VM Carling said he attended the meeting where new board members were sworn in.
East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) VM Carling said he attended the meeting on January 16, 2019; there was discussion regarding potential impacts of PG&E bankruptcy.
Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce VM Carling said he swore in the new board members at the January 23, 2019 meeting.
League of California Cities (LOCC) VM Carling said he, CM Munro, and staff attended the League dinner in Walnut Creek.
United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Mayor Marchand said he attended the conference in Washington, D.C. where Valley Link, the proposed repeal of HR530, homelessness, and urban planning were discussed.
Food for Furloughed Feds Mayor Marchand said he participated in the program to collect food for furloughed federal workers on January 27, 2019.
ADJOURNMENT - at 8:47 pm to a regular City Council meeting on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR
SARAH BUNTING, CITY CLERK