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MINUTES OF THE
CITY OF SAN RAMON – SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
December 5, 2011

A special meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held December 5, 2011 at 7:20 p.m. in the San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Boulevard, Mayor Wilson presiding.  
PRESENT:  Councilmembers Hudson, Livingstone, Perkins, Rowley, and Mayor Wilson.
STAFF PRESENT:  City Manager Greg Rogers, City Attorney City Attorney Sheryl Schaffner, Police Chief Scott Holder, and City Clerk Patricia Edwards.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The San Ramon Police Department Honor Guard comprised of Lt. Gresham, Sgt T. Santiago, Officer Williams, and Officer Bruce presented the colors.  Mayor Wilson led those present 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 that there was one addition to the meetings listed on the agenda.  The Open Space Task Force will meet on December 12, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

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CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS

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PUBLIC COMMENT

Angela Osayande, representative for SEIU Local 1021, extended a welcome to the incoming mayor and councilmembers.  She stated that she looks forward to working with the Council in a harmonious relationship.

Marshall Kamena, Livermore’s Mayor Emeritus, extended his congratulations to the new councilmembers as they engage the community and work cooperatively for the tri-valley. 

Danville’s Mayor Karen Stepper stated that she enjoyed the cooperation between San Ramon and Danville.  She thanked San Ramon for making Danville part of their community. 

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

(#7.1) Minutes of the November 8, 2011 regular meeting.

Cm. Rowley’s motion to adopt the November 8, 2011 regular City Council minutes was seconded by Vice Mayor Perkins and passed 5-0. 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

(#8.1) Resolution No. 2011-117 – Designating a Board Member and an Alternative Board Member to the Municipal Pooling Authority of Northern California.

The City Clerk informed the Council that Resolution No. 2011-117 was revised to reflect the effective dates of the appointments of the Primary and Alternate Board Members.

Vice Mayor Perkins’ motion to adopt item 8.1 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and passed 5-0.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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NEW BUSINESS

(#10.1) Presentation by Outgoing City Councilmembers.

Cm. Rowley stated that it was an honor and privilege to serve the San Ramon community.  She thanked the Council, City staff, and the members of the City’s Committees and Commissions.  She also thanked her family and friends for their support on her campaign.  She wished the new Mayor and Council a successful term.

Mayor Wilson welcomed and congratulated Mayor-Elect Clarkson and Councilmember-Elect O’Loane on their new leadership roles in San Ramon.  He wished them every success.  He thanked his family, friends, councilmembers, and the individuals who put the City first.  He thanked the residents and business community.  He acknowledged the contributions of the City departments and the relationship of the City with the Fire Protection District and the School District.

(#10.2) Resolution No. 2011-118 – Accepting the Certificate of the County Clerk to Result of the Canvass for the City of San Ramon’s November 8, 2011 Consolidated Election.

City Clerk Patricia Edwards presented the report.  Resolution No. 2011-118 accepts the County Clerk’s Certificate of the Canvass and statement of votes cast.  Cm. Hudson’s motion to adopt Resolution No. 2011-118 was seconded by Cm. Rowley and passed 5-0. 

(#10.3) Administration of the Oath of Office to the Newly Elected Mayor and City Councilmembers by Patricia Edwards, City Clerk.

City Clerk Patricia Edwards administered the Oath of Office to Councilmember-Elect Phil O’Loane.  Cm. Phil O’Loane was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Rachele O’Loane.  Cm. O’Loane thanked the previous Council for their service and commitment to San Ramon.  He stated that it was marvelous to see a grass roots campaign unfold.  He added that the key items which he will focus on in the next few years include open space leadership, financial stewardship, greater input and transparency, and growth management.

City Clerk Patricia Edwards administered the Oath of Office to Vice Mayor Perkins who was assisted by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins.  Vice Mayor Perkins thanked: the citizens; Mayor Wilson and Cm. Rowley for their dedication and service to the City; his fellow councilmembers for their assistance; and City staff for their service.  He also thanked his campaign team and supporters.  He recognized his family for their support. 

City Clerk Patricia Edwards administered the Oath of Office to Mayor-Elect Clarkson who was accompanied by his daughter, sisters, son-in-law, step-mother, and father.  Mayor Clarkson thanked Mayor Wilson for his outstanding leadership.  He thanked Cm. Rowley for an excellent campaign with great spirit and public policy.  He thanked his friends who were involved in his campaign.  He stated that he is interested in taking the City to the next level.  He wants to improve the levels of communication and conversation in the community.  He recognized the contributions of the City employees and staff. 

ADJOURN TO THE RECEPTION

Mayor Clarkson requested a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Cm. Hudson’s motion to adjourn the meeting was seconded by Cm. Livingstone and passed 5-0. 

At 8:20 p.m., there being no further business, Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting.

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

Approved as presented at the December 13, 2011 City Council meeting 5-0.

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