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MINUTES OF THE CITY OF SAN RAMON
SPECIAL JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING

February 22, 2011

A special joint meeting of the City Council  and the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Ramon was held February 22, 2011 at 6:02 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon, Mayor Wilson and Agency Chair Perkins presiding.
CITY COUNCIL:
PRESENT:  Councilmembers Hudson, Livingstone, Rowley, Vice Mayor Perkins and Mayor Wilson.
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY:
PRESENT:  Agency Members Hudson, Rowley, and Wilson, Vice Chair Livingstone and Chair Perkins.
STAFF PRESENT:  City Manager Herb Moniz, City Attorney Sheryl Schaffner, Police Chief Scott Holder, Deputy Executive Director Marc Fontes, Housing Program Manager Brooke Harris, and City Clerk Patricia Edwards.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Cm. Rowley led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

(3.1) Recognition of 2010 Redevelopment Agency Chair Carol J. Rowley.

Agency Chair Perkins enumerated the Agency’s accomplishments under Chair Rowley’s leadership.  They included: authorizing the expenditure of funds for land acquisition and improvements at 2401 Crow Canyon Road; acquiring the land at 9000 Alcosta Boulevard for affordable senior housing; funding for the Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program; and the start of construction at the Valley Vista Senior Housing Project.  Cm. Rowley was named Chairperson of the reactivated San Ramon Housing Authority.  Chair Perkins presented Mbr. Rowley with a commemorative clock and thanked her for her service.  Mbr. Rowley stated that it was a pleasure to serve and thanked the Agency and staff.

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PUBLIC COMMENT

The Agency Secretary reported there were no requests for public comment.

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

(#5.1) Minutes of the January 25, 2011 Redevelopment Meeting.

Mbr. Hudson’s motion to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2011 meeting was seconded by Vice Chair Livingstone and passed 5-0. 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

The Agency Secretary reported that the Agency has not received any written communications.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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NEW BUSINESS

(#9.1) Joint Public Hearing of the City Council of the City of San Ramon and the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency on the Proposed Lease, Development of, and Option to Purchase Real Property Pursuant to a Proposed Disposition and Development Agreement.

Resolution RDA 2011-003 – Authorizing the Executive Director to Enter into a Disposition and Development Agreement between the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency and Michael LeBlanc Providing for the Lease, Development of, and Option to Purchase a Portion of Certain Real Property Located at 10 Boardwalk Place (APN: 209-770-015).

Resolution No. 2011-025 – Approving and Authorizing the Lease, Development of, and Option to Purchase a Portion of Certain Real Property Located at 10 Boardwalk Place (APN: 209-770-015) Pursuant to a Disposition and Development Agreement Between the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency and Michael LeBlanc. 

Deputy Executive Director Marc Fontes presented the report.  He stated that actions are required by both the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and the City Council to approve the sale or lease of property.  Mr. Michael LeBlanc is proposing a restaurant facility that will include meeting rooms and accommodations for outdoor weddings and special events.  The Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) provides for the development of 10 Boardwalk Place, establishes key milestones for the Developer, and stipulates the RDA’s obligations.  The RDA will share in the cost of the preparation of preliminary plans up to $20,000.  The Developer must document that financing has been secured for the project and complete the City’s standard project entitlement process.  The DDA is not a project approval but describes how the RDA may contribute to the project.  After the Developer obtains the project permits, the RDA would contribute up to $480,000 for site preparation and related public improvements.  The DDA is a commitment of funding tied to the Developer’s performance milestones.  Concerns regarding noise and hours of operation can be made conditions of the lease.

Mbr. Hudson asked if the site preparation will include building demolition.  Mr. Fontes indicated that it is possible that the RDA will contribute to demolition costs. 

Chair Perkins asked for a schedule of the project’s key milestones.  Mr. Fontes stated that the schedule is included in the DDA.  The total process will take two to three years. Chair Perkins requested that staff prepare a schedule for the execution of the DDA in order to monitor progress of the project and provide it to the Council.

Mbr. Livingstone stated that he shares neighbors’ concerns regarding noise.  He requested a condition of approval to restrict hours of operation for outdoor evening events.  Mbr. Livingstone requested that the agreement clearly stipulate how Mr. LeBlanc will reimburse the RDA for the property improvements should he decide to purchase the site.  Chair Perkins is also concerned that the parking, ingress, and egress improvements be included in the total purchase price of the site.

Cm. Rowley indicated that this restaurant will be a wonderful addition to San Ramon.

Mayor Wilson asked the City Clerk if the City received any written communication pertaining to this item.  She indicated that no written communications were received.

Mayor Wilson opened the Public Comment.  There being no comments, Mayor Wilson closed Public Comment.  Agency Chair Perkins opened the Redevelopment Agency Public Comment. There being no comments, Chair Perkins closed Public Comment.

Cm. Hudson’s motion to adopt Resolution No. 2011-025 was seconded by Cm. Rowley and approved 5-0. 

Mbr. Hudson’s motion to adopt Resolution RDA 2011-003 was seconded by Mbr. Livingstone and approved 5-0.

Mr. LeBlanc thanked the RDA and the Council.  He is confident that a San Ramon landmark will be revitalized and he is committed to the spirit of Ms. Mudd’s vision.  He stated that jobs will be created and that additional high end restaurants will be attracted to the City.  He thanked Mr. Fontes for representing the City well in this endeavor.

(#9.2) Joint Public Hearing of the City Council of the City of San Ramon and the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency on the Proposed Lease, Development of, and Option to Purchase Certain Real Property for the Construction of Affordable Housing.

Resolution RDA 2011-004 – Authorizing the Executive Director to Enter Into with the City of San Ramon a Lease for Development of, and Option to Purchase, Certain Real Property for the Construction of Affordable Housing located at 2231 Omega Road (APN 208-451-002), 2239 Omega Road (APN 208-451-001) and 9000 Alcosta Boulevard (APN 210-520-031).

Resolution No. 2011-026 – Approving and Authorizing the Lease, Development of, and Option to Purchase, Certain Real Property Between the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency and the City of San Ramon for the Construction of Affordable Housing located at 2231 Omega Road (APN 208-451-002), 2239 Omega Road (APN 208-451-001) and 9000 Alcosta Boulevard (APN 210-520-031).

Housing Program Manager Brooke Harris presented the report.  Given Governor Brown’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies, this action will protect three parcels of land acquired with Affordable Housing funds.  Execution of a lease of these properties between the RDA and the City will preserve local control over the development of affordable housing on these properties. The cost of the lease to the City would be $1.00 per year per property.

Chair Perkins opened Public Comment.  There were no comments.  Chair Perkins closed Public Comment.  The Agency Secretary stated that no written communications were received. 

Mbr. Hudson’s motion to adopt Resolution RDA 2011-004 was seconded by Mbr. Rowley and approved 5-0. 

Mayor Wilson opened Public Comment.  There were no comments.  The City Clerk stated that no written comments were received.  Mayor Wilson closed Public Comment.

Vice Mayor Perkins’ motion to adopt Resolution No. 2011-026 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and passed 5-0. 

At 6:38 p.m., there being no further business, Chair Perkins and Mayor Wilson adjourned the joint meeting.

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

Approved as presented at the March 22, 2011 City Council meeting 5-0.

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