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October 23, 2012

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held October 23, 2012 at 7:08 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon, Mayor Clarkson presiding. 
PRESENT:  Councilmembers Hudson, Livingstone, Perkins, and Mayor Clarkson.
ABSENT:  Councilmember O’Loane.
STAFF PRESENT:  City Manager Greg Rogers, Interim City Attorney Bob Saxe, Police Chief Scott Holder, Emergency Preparedness Manager Raymond Riordan, Transportation Division Manager Lisa Bobadilla, Assistant Planner Ryan Driscoll, and City Clerk Patricia Edwards.

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 888 led those present 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 there were no changes or additions to the meetings listed on the agenda.

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(#4.1) Recognition of the Sponsors of the 2012 San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair.  Presentation by Raymond Riordan, Emergency Preparedness Manager. 

Emergency Preparedness Manager Raymond Riordan stated that there were 2,500 attendees at the September 15, 2012 San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair.  The Fair is a collaboration of the Town of Danville, Fire District, School District, and San Ramon.  This year’s sponsors included AT&T, Farmers Insurance, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, and Pacific Eagle Holdings.  Mayor Clarkson and Mr. Riordan presented framed Emergency Preparedness Fair posters to AT&T External Affairs Area Manager Ken Mintz, Joyce Feldman Insurance Group/Farmers Insurance owner Joyce Feldman, and San Ramon Regional Medical Center’s MBA Leadership Program Associate Ann Lucena.  Ms. Feldman stated that Farmers Insurance is proud to be a sponsor and prepare policy holders and the community for emergencies.  Mr. Mintz noted that it is important for AT&T to be prepared for emergencies and to contribute to the community.  Ms. Lucena accepted on behalf of the Medical Center and added that it was important for residents to be prepared for emergencies.  Mr. Riordan reported that the City will participate in a Golden Guardian Emergency Preparedness Exercise with the San Ramon Regional Medical Center on May 15, 2013.

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Patti Sexton, representing Ecology Action of Santa Cruz, informed the Council that a free homeowner’s workshop to promote energy conservation will be held on November 7, 2012 at the San Ramon Community Center.  The Energy Upgrade California program is a rebate program for energy efficiency upgrades sponsored by PG&E.

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(#7.1) Minutes of the September 25, 2012 regular meeting.

Cm. Perkins’ motion to adopt the September 25, 2012 regular City Council minutes was seconded by Vice Mayor Livingstone and passed 4-0-1-0.  Cm. O’Loane was absent. 

(#7.2) Minutes of the October 9, 2012 regular meeting.

Cm. Perkins’ motion to adopt the October 9, 2012 regular City Council minutes was seconded by Cm. Hudson and passed 3-0-1-1.  Cm. O’Loane was absent and Vice Mayor Livingstone abstained.

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(#8.1) Register of Demands as presented by the City Treasurer (Period ending September 30, 2012).

(#8.2) City of San Ramon Quarterly Investment Report (Period Ending September 30, 2012).

(#8.3) Minute Order No. 2012-033 – Accepting the Work by Columbia Electric, Inc. for the Construction of the Alcosta Boulevard/Davona Drive Traffic Signal Improvements Project (CIP 5513), Federal Aid Project No. HSIPL-5437(021) as Complete and Authorizing the City Clerk to File a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder's Office.

(#8.4) Minute Order No. 2012-034 – City Council Designation of a Voting Delegate to the National League of Cities 2012 Congress and Exposition in Boston, MA on November 28 – December 1, 2012.

(#8.5) Minute Order No. 2012-035 – Authorizing the Mayor to Attend the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on January 17-19, 2013.

(#8.6) Resolution No. 2012-098 – Authorizing Support for the Walnut Creek Watershed Council.

Vice Mayor Livingstone’s motion to adopt items 8.1 through 8.6 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and passed 4-0-1-0.  Cm. O’Loane was absent. 

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(#10.1) Informational Report:  California High School Construction Project and On-Site Parking.

Transportation Division Manager Lisa Bobadilla provided the report.  In 2005, the City and the School District formed a Cal High Parking Committee which conducted a Parking and Circulation Study to address parking needs, capacity, constraints, and circulation.  The Study included: a documentation of existing conditions; a Master Calendar for all activities; assessment of peak parking demand; and recommendations for parking and circulation concept plans.  The Study also included a review of parking issues, circulation issues, and top ten school events.  The parking demand exceeds availability for many events.  She reported that the school’s parking capacity has increased by 160 spaces from 2005 to 2012.  A Permit Parking Program initiated in 1998 addressed day time student parking in the neighborhood.  Ms. Bobadilla reported the completion of: the Cal High Construction Project; the Solar Project; and the repaving and restriping of the parking lot.  The Carpool Incentive Program was revamped for the 2012 school year to include premier parking spaces for carpoolers.  The TRAFFIX bus program has a current ridership of 47 students with a bus capacity of 50 riders.  More observations regarding parking and circulation during and after school hours will be done to determine the best recommendations from the Parking Study.  A report of these findings will be made to the Council.  Mark Corti, principal at California High School, thanked Ms. Bobadilla, the Transportation Department, Transportation Advisory Committee, and the Police Department for their support.  Cm. Hudson recommended that parking spaces continue to be reserved for teachers.  Mr. Corti stated that most of the teachers use the parking lot but many students are reluctant to use it because of the time required to exit the lot.  Cm. Perkins asked if the Weymouth Court parking problem has been resolved.  Ms. Bobadilla stated that Weymouth Court has 7/7/7 permit parking and that she is not aware of any issues.  Mayor Clarkson asked how many parking spaces are needed for the 2,500 students at Cal High.  Mr. Corti stated that he was not sure how many spaces are needed.  The permit parking fee is currently $50 per semester. 

(#10.2) Informational Report:  2010 Census Overview.

The staff report was presented by Assistant Planner Ryan Driscoll.  This information can be used to understand the City’s demographics and to identify emerging trends and changes for future City needs.  He reviewed the population data by household size, sex, age, race, Dougherty Valley versus San Ramon, and San Ramon versus California and the United States, multigenerational households and planning subareas.  Cm. Perkins remarked on the population’s impact on schools.  Cm. Hudson noted that the City needs to plan and be prepared for an influx of 5,400 elementary children in Dougherty Valley.

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Cm. Hudson reminded residents that the mandatory Winter Spare the Air Days begins on November 1, 2012 and runs for 120 days. 

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At 8:59 p.m., there being no further business, Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting.

Bill Clarkson, Mayor
Patricia Edwards, City Clerk

Approved as presented at the November 13, 2012 City Council meeting 3-0-1-1; Perkins absent, O'Loane abstain.

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