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MINUTES OF THE
CITY OF SAN RAMON – COUNCIL MEETING

July 28, 2009

                  

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held July 28, 2009 at 7:07 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon, Mayor Wilson presiding. 
PRESENT:  Councilmembers Hudson, Livingstone and Rowley and Mayor Wilson.
ABSENT:  Councilmember Perkins.
STAFF PRESENT:  City Manager Herb Moniz, Interim City Attorney Roger Peters, Police Chief Scott Holder, Crime Prevention Specialist Darlene Kittredge, Transportation Specialist PJ Dhoot, and City Clerk Patricia Edwards.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Lt. Liz Gresham led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance. 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The City Clerk noted that there were no changes or additions to the agenda.  The City Clerk noted one change to the meetings listed on the agenda.  The Southwest Area Transportation Committee meeting scheduled for August 3, 2009 has been cancelled. 

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

(#4.1)  Presentation on National Night Out on August 4, 2009 by the San Ramon Police Department.  Presented by Darlene Kittredge, Crime Prevention Specialist.

Crime Prevention Specialist Darlene Kittredge invited residents to organize a National Night Out event in their neighborhood.  The event is an effective way to promote anti-crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.  Police Department representatives will visit parties which have pre-registered with the Department. 

Mayor Wilson asked Ms. Kittredge to discuss the Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) Program in San Ramon.  Ms. Kittredge described the program.  She reported that six of the thirteen apartment communities in San Ramon are currently certified under the program.  Cm. Livingstone thanked Ms. Kittredge and Cpl. Lance Santiago for their Crime Free Business presentation at the San Ramon Rotary meeting.

(#4.2) Recognition of Anna Koch, San Ramon Branch Librarian.  Presented by Mayor Wilson.

Mayor Wilson presented Anna Koch with a certificate recognizing her contribution to the San Ramon Library System for the past three years.  Ms. Koch stated that it was a pleasure to work in San Ramon because the community appreciates its libraries.  She thanked her staff for their efforts and the variety of programs which are presented.

(#4.3) Recognition of ClubSport on its 20th Anniversary.  Presented by Mayor Wilson.

Mayor Wilson presented a certificate to Dennis Garrison recognizing the twentieth anniversary of ClubSport in San Ramon.  Mayor Wilson thanked ClubSport for their contributions to the community.

Mayor Wilson recognized Boy Scout Jackson Phillips from Troop 888 who attended the Council meeting as part of the requirements for his Citizenship Merit badge.

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CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS

(#5.1) City Council Designation of Voting Delegate and Voting Delegate Alternates to the League of California Cities 2009 Annual Conference.

City Clerk Patricia Edwards provided the report.  The League of California Cities 2009 Annual Conference is scheduled for September 16-18, 2009.  In order to vote at the Annual Business Meeting, the City Council must designate a voting delegate and may designate two voting delegate alternates.  This information must be provided to the League’s office by August 21, 2009.

Cm. Livingstone’s motion to designate Mayor Wilson as the City’s Voting Delegate was seconded by Cm. Rowley and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

Vice Mayor Hudson’s motion to designate Cm. Perkins as the City’s first Voting Delegate Alternate was seconded by Cm. Livingstone and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

Cm. Rowley’s motion to designate Cm. Livingstone as the City’s second Voting Delegate Alternate was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson Livingstone and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

 (#5.2) Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee Appointment.

City Clerk Patricia Edwards provided the report.  The Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee provides citizen perspective, participation and involvement in the Contra Costa Transportation Authority $3 billion voter–approved Transportation Expenditure Plan and Growth Management Program. One application was received from Linda Mannina by the July 17, 2009 deadline.

Cm. Livingstone’s motion to appoint Linda Mannina to serve on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee with a term expiring 2013 was seconded by Cm. Rowley and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

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PUBLIC COMMENT

The City Clerk noted that there was one request for public comment. 

Patrick Edwards, resident, apprised the Council of the traffic situation along Montevideo.  He stated that the incidents of speeding have increased dramatically and believes that Montevideo is in danger of becoming a thoroughfare instead of a residential street with a 25 mph speed limit.  He requested that the Council consider two deterrents: issuing more speeding tickets and installing speed humps on Montevideo.  He asked that the Council consider addressing this problem at a future meeting.

Cm. Livingstone suggested that Mr. Edwards contact the Transportation Department to obtain information on the City’s guidelines for speed humps.  Mayor Wilson noted that speed humps pose a problem for fire trucks.  Vice Mayor Hudson clarified the location of the speed humps on Montevideo which Mr. Edwards requested.  They are three speed humps east of Broadmoor and two speed humps west of Broadmoor.  Mayor Wilson stated that the item will be reviewed by the Policy Committee.

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Cm. Rowley’s motion to approve the July 14, 2009 City Council meeting minutes was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

(#8.1) Register of Demands as presented by the City Treasurer (Period ending June 30, 2009).

(#8.2) City of San Ramon Quarterly Investment Report (Period Ending June 30, 2009).

(#8.3) Ordinance No. 416 – Pertaining to Mandatory Transient Registration, Adopting Sections B7-290 Through B7-296, to Chapter XVI, Transient Registration, of Division B7, Public Peace, Morals, and Welfare of the Municipal Code of the City of San Ramon.

(#8.4) Minute Order No. 2009-29 – Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into Annual Contracts with Parks and Community Services Contract Instructors that are Expected to Exceed $50,000 Annually.

(#8.5) Minute Order No. 2009-30 – Authorizing the Expenditure of $305,748 to Contra Costa County for Animal Control Services for Fiscal Year 2009/10.

(#8.6) Minute Order No. 2009-31 – Authorizing the Expenditure of $52,763 to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff for California Identification System (Cal-ID) Fees for Fiscal Year 2009/10.

(#8.7) Minute Order No. 2009-32 – Authorizing the Expenditure of $50,000 to the State of California Department of Justice for Live Scan Fingerprinting Fees for Fiscal Year 2009/10.

(#8.8) Resolution No. 2009-121 – Accepting Certain Roadway and Landscape Dedications and Certain Landscape Improvements for Maintenance in Subdivision 8777 (Windemere BLC Land Development Co., LLC).

(#8.9) Resolution No. 2009-122Accepting Certain Roadway and Landscape Dedications and Certain Landscape Improvements for Maintenance in Subdivision 8778 (Windemere BLC Land Development Co., LLC).

(#8.10) Resolution No. 2009-123 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with MCK Services, Inc. for the Construction of San Ramon Valley Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project (CIP 5534) in an Amount Not to Exceed $1,057,628.

(#8.11) Resolution No. 2009-124 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Program Supplement Agreement No. N009 to Administering Agency-State Agreement
No. 04-5437R with the State of California for Construction and Construction Engineering for the San Ramon Valley Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project from Norris Canyon Road to Bollinger Canyon Road (CIP 5534), Federal Aid Project No. ESPL-5437(022).

(#8.12A) Resolution No. 2009-125 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with PSOMAS for Surveying and Miscellaneous Civil Engineering Consulting Services for a Period between September 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 in an Amount Not to Exceed $300,000.

(#8.12B) Resolution No. 2009-126 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with Ruggeri-Jensen-Azar for Surveying and Miscellaneous Civil Engineering Consulting Services for a Period between September 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 in an Amount Not to Exceed $300,000.

(#8.12C) Resolution No. 2009-127 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with Wilsey Ham for Surveying and Miscellaneous Civil Engineering Consulting Services for a Period between September 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 in an Amount Not to Exceed $300,000.

(#8.13) Resolution No. 2009-128 – Authorizing the City Manager to Sign Cooperative Agreement No. 60.00.12 Between the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and the City of San Ramon to Receive $295,955 in Transportation Funds for Clean Air and $130,949 in Measure J Commute Alternative and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Funds for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 to Implement the City of San Ramon and Southwest Area Transportation (SWAT) Transportation Demand Management Programs.

(#8.14) Resolution No. 2009-129 – Authorizing a Contract With Holland & Knight LLP Meeting the Requirements of Revenue and Tax Code Section 7056(b).

(#8.15) Resolution No. 2009-130 – Approving Access To Tax Records and Documents Pursuant To California Revenue and Tax Code Section 7056(b).

(#8.16) Resolution No. 2009-131 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with Jordan &Associates for Federal Legislative Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $19,200 for Fiscal Year 2009/10.

Cm. Livingstone’s motion to approve items 8.1 through 8.16 was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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NEW BUSINESS

(#10.1) Safe Routes to School Annual Report. 

The staff report was presented by PJ Dhoot, Transportation Specialist.  She provided an overview of the Program’s goals and objectives.  Eleven elementary schools in San Ramon participate in the Program.  Staff provides an in depth analysis at each school site to determine the safest route.  Recommendations included installation of: the new Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) school crosswalk signage; “In Crosswalk Yield to Pedestrian” signage; parking restrictions through red curb or signage; or replacement of “No U-Turn” signage; new MUTCD Yield Bar; and the evaluation of In-Roadway Lighted Crosswalks.  The Program will continue to: use school newsletters to encourage students to walk, bike and carpool to school; enforce parking restrictions, turning movements, pedestrian’s right of way and traffic control devices at all school sites; implement the Street Smarts Traffic Safety Program; promote Park and Walk Campaigns; and implement the TRAFFIX bus program at Country Club, Neil Armstrong, Walt Disney Elementary and Pine Valley middle schools.  She explained the Safe Walking Routes Program and reviewed the Bike to School Week activities.  Staff will meet with school site administrators, PTAs and the School District to implement the recommendations.

Mayor Wilson asked how the Program is funded.  Ms. Dhoot stated that the Program is funded through the City’s Transportation and Traffic Engineering budgets and federal and state Safe Routes to School grants.

Cm. Livingstone asked why there aren’t more Bike to School events.  Ms. Dhoot responded that the Transportation Department developed a Bike to School how-to-kit to encourage schools to sponsor their own events.  She reported that several schools are planning to coordinate their own Bike to School events.

Vice Mayor Hudson noted it will be important to monitor the effects of the TRAFFIX Program in San Ramon during the coming school year.

Cm. Rowley commended staff for an excellent report and added that it was wonderful to see the program evolve.  Mayor Wilson noted that this is an excellent example of the staff, the City, PTAs, residents and School Board working together to protect children.

Cm. Rowley’s motion to accept the Report was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent.  

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CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

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COUNCILMEMBER REPORTS

Vice Mayor Hudson thanked Parks Department staff for nominating the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center and Aquatic Center for the National League of Cities’ and CH2M HILL’s 2009 Awards for Municipal Excellence.  Unfortunately, San Ramon was not selected as a finalist in the competition.  He reported on recent League of California Cities subcommittees which will review public inspection of private sewer laterals and the ability of cities to have more determination in setting the speed limits of their streets.  He reported on SB 375 and AB 32 updates. 

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MAYOR’S REPORTS AND COMMENTS

Mayor Wilson informed residents that tickets are now available for the 2009-2010 season at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center.  He asked residents to please support the San Ramon Farmers Market.  He reported that he was disappointed that San Ramon will not receive any funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Recovery Program.  This program would have funded an additional six Police officers. 

At 8:08 p.m., there being no further business, Mayor Wilson adjourned the meeting.

 

Signed:
H. Abram Wilson, Mayor
Patricia Edwards, City Clerk

Approved at the August 11, 2009 City Council meeting 4-0; Perkins abstain.

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