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October 13, 2009


A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held October 13, 2009 at 7:08 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon, Mayor Wilson presiding. 
PRESENT:  Councilmembers Hudson, Livingstone, Rowley and Mayor Wilson.
ABSENT:  Councilmember Perkins
STAFF PRESENT:  City Manager Herb Moniz, Interim City Attorney Roger Peters, Police Chief Scott Holder, Parks and Community Services Director Jeff Eorio, Interim Engineering Services Director Maria Robinson, Administrative Services Director Greg Rogers, and City Clerk Patricia Edwards.

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Michael Barry, Sydney Baldauf-Warren, Reide DeVilbiss, Ben Heckenlively, Ryan Innamorati, Andrew Rosso, Zachary Stephens, Justin Tom and Andrew Zhao, members of Cub Scout Pack 841, led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance. 

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The City Clerk noted that there were no changes or additions to the agenda.  The City Clerk noted that the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for October 20, 2009 has been cancelled. 

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(#4.1) Recognition of Cayla Nava for Winning a Silver Medal in the 12 - 13 yr. old Girls Division in Basketball at the Junior Olympic Skills Competition at the US Olympic Training Center on July 24, 2009.  Presentation by Mayor Wilson.

Parks and Community Services Director Jeff Eorio introduced Cayla Nava and reviewed her accomplishments.  Mayor Wilson presented Ms. Nava with a certificate of recognition and stated that the Council was proud to have her represent San Ramon.  Ms. Nava thanked the Council for the recognition.

(#4.2) Proclamation Declaring October 22, 2009 as “Lights on Afterschool Day”.  Presented to Parks and Community Services Commission Chair James Eaneman by Mayor Wilson.

Mayor Wilson presented the proclamation to James Eaneman.  Mr. Eaneman thanked the Council on behalf of the Parks Department and the Parks Commission for their ardent support of the afterschool programs.

(#4.3) Recognition of Robin Bartlett, Senior Engineer, as Employee of the Month for October 2009.  Presented by Mayor Wilson.

Interim Engineering Services Director Maria Robinson introduced Robin Bartlett.  Mr. Bartlett is being recognized for his dedicated work and perseverance to close the Circle E and Henry Ranch development projects.  Mayor Wilson presented Mr. Bartlett with a certificate and a gold star and thanked him for his service.  Mr. Bartlett thanked the Council for the recognition and recognized Inspector Roy Shields for his assistance.

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

Jim Brady, resident, thanked Mayor Wilson for supporting the Primo’s Run.  The event was well coordinated.  He encouraged the Council to participate in the event.

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(#7.1) Minutes of the August 25, 2009 meeting.

Cm. Rowley’s motion to approve the August 25, 2009 City Council meeting minutes was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson and passed 3-0.  Cm. Livingstone abstained.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

(#7.2) Minutes of the September 4, 2009 meeting.

Cm. Livingstone’s motion to approve the September 4, 2009 City Council meeting minutes was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson and passed 3-0.  Mayor Wilson abstained.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

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Cm. Livingstone requested that item 8.2 be held for comment.

(#8.1) Resolution No. 2009-152 – Accepting Certain Trail Dedications and Improvements in RA 1149 for Maintenance (Windemere BLC, Land Development Company, LLC).

(#8.3) Resolution No. 2009-154 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Program Supplement Agreement No. N010 to Administering Agency-State Agreement No. 04-5437R with the State of California for Preliminary Engineering of the Alcosta Boulevard/Davona Drive Traffic Signal Improvements Project (CIP 5513), Federal Aid Project No. HSIPL-5437(021).

(#8.4) Resolution No. 2009-155 – Accepting Certain Drainage Dedications, Easements, and Improvements in DA 0016 (a Portion of Alamo Creek) for Maintenance (Shapell Industries – Monarch, Veranda, and Gallery at Gale Ranch).

(#8.5) Resolution No. 2009-256 - Authorizing the Appropriation of $227,807 from the Conditions of Approval Fund from the Dougherty Valley to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District for Additional Architectural Fees for the Aquatic Center and Performing Arts Center at Dougherty Valley High School.

(#8.6) Minute Order No. 2009-43 – Accepting Report on Status of Urgency Ordinance No. 417 (Establishing a 45 Day Moratorium on the Issuance of Any New, or Expansion of Any Existing, Massage Establishment or Massage Therapist Permits).

Cm. Livingstone’s motion to approve items 8.1 and 8.3 through 8.6 was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent.

(#8.2) Resolution No. 2009-153 – Approving the Form of and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a Purchase and Sale Agreement and Related Documents with Respect to the Sale of the Seller’s Proposition 1A Receivable from the State and Directing and Authorizing Certain Other Actions in Connection Therewith.

Cm. Livingstone requested an overview of item 8.2.  Administrative Services Director Greg Rogers summarized the report.  The proposed action will sell approximately $1,535,000 Proposition IA receivables through the California Communities Securitization Program at no cost to the City.  Mayor Wilson noted that this will increase the State’s deficit because the State will be indebted to the bond holders. 

Mayor Wilson noted that San Ramon has $35 million in its reserve fund and does not have a $10.2 million budget shortfall.

Cm. Livingstone’s motion to approve items 8.2 was seconded by Cm. Rowley and passed 4-0.  Cm. Perkins was absent. 

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(#10.1) Public Hearing:  Resolution No. 2009-157 – Authorizing the Expenditure of Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Funding for the Community and Youth Resource Officer.

Police Chief Scott Holder presented the report.  In 1997, the City Council approved the use of the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund (SLESF) to provide for a Community and Youth Resource Officer position.  San Ramon will receive a minimum of $100,000 in SLESF funds for Fiscal Year 2009-10.  The funds will be used to pay a portion of the cost of supporting the Community & Youth Resource program.

Mayor Wilson opened the public hearing.  There were no requests to address this item.  Mayor Wilson closed the public hearing.

Vice Mayor Hudson’s motion to adopt Resolution No. 2009-157 was seconded by Cm. Rowley and passed 4-0.  Vice Mayor Perkins was absent.      

(#10.2) Resolution No. 2009-158 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute a Master Use and Maintenance Agreement Between the City of San Ramon and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Parks and Community Services Director Jeff Eorio presented the report.  The Master Use and Maintenance Agreement will codify the various agreements with the School District into one document with a concurrent 30 year term length and two ten year renewable options.   The Dougherty Valley High School Agreement will retain its current term through 2057.  The Agreement will be considered by the entire School District Board on November 10, 2009.  The Agreement will be brought back to the Council for review if the Board makes any substantive changes to the Agreement.

Cm. Livingstone commended Mr. Eorio for his perseverance in completing this project.  Mr. Eorio noted that the citizens are the beneficiaries of the Joint Use Agreement.  Cm. Rowley noted that the City enjoys a unique partnership with the School District and thanked Mr. Eorio for his efforts.  Mayor Wilson requested that the Agreement signature page contain the signature of each Councilmember. 

Vice Mayor Hudson’s motion to direct staff to proceed with the Agreement with the Council’s intent to sign on the first City Council meeting following the School District’s approval of the document was seconded by Cm. Livingstone and passed 4-0.  Vice Mayor Perkins was absent.      

Mr. Eorio stated that the Dublin San Ramon Services District Board members had the vision to create a joint partnership in 1974 for the California High School/Olympic Pool. 

At that time, Mr. Moniz was the City’s Parks Director and participated in this process. 

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City Manager Herb Moniz relayed a storm update from Public Services Director Karen McNamara.  San Ramon experienced only a few downed trees and no flooding.  He reported that the State sales tax revenue is down 20.8%.

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Vice Mayor Hudson stated that the Beijing Friendship Dance Company performance at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center was outstanding.  He reported that the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s Planning Committee is preparing their Sustainable Community Strategy.  He suggested that residents, who are not interested in walking or running at the Primo’s Run, participate by volunteering for the event.

Cm. Livingstone noted that this year is the 25th anniversary of the San Ramon Rotary Carboload event which precedes the Primo’s Run.  He thanked Toyota, Sunset, and ClubSport for their generous sponsorship.  He looks forward to next year’s event.

Cm. Rowley thanked everyone involved in making the Primo’s Run a fun competition and a successful fund raiser for the School District.

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Mayor Wilson reported that Primo's Run retired No. 1 in honor of Danville Councilman Mike Shimansky who recently died.  Cm. Shimansky was very active in the event. 

Mayor Wilson invited interested residents to apply for vacancies on the Contra Costa County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission.  He encouraged residents to volunteer in their community by participating in the Seventh Annual Building Bridges event scheduled for October 17, 2009.  The Saturday Farmers Market at Forest Home Farms is open through October.  He encouraged residents to purchase tickets for the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center 2009-2010 season. 

At 8:05 p.m., there being no further business, Mayor Wilson adjourned the meeting.


H. Abram Wilson, Mayor
Patricia Edwards, City Clerk

Approved at the October 27, 2009 City Council meeting 4-0; Perkins abstain.

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