MINUTES OF THE
CITY OF SAN RAMON COUNCIL MEETING
December 10 ,2013
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held December 10, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. in the San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Boulevard, Mayor Clarkson presiding.
PRESENT: Councilmembers Hudson, Livingstone, O’Loane (late), and Mayor Clarkson.
ABSENT: Councilmember Perkins
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Greg Rogers, Interim City Attorney Bob Saxe, Interim Police Chief Joe Gorton, and City Clerk Patricia Edwards.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The San Ramon Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors. Bill Clarkson Sr. led those present in the pledge of allegiance.
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The City Clerk stated that there were no changes or additions to the agenda. There were no changes to the City meetings listed on the agenda.
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(#4.1) Ordinance 445 – Amending Title A, Division A7, Chapter I, Section A7-6 of the Municipal Code Relating to Design-Build Public Works Contracts.
(#4.2) Resolution No. 2013-113 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with G. Bortolotto & Company, Inc. for the Construction of the 2014/2015 Pavement Repair Stop Gap Project (CIP 5522) in an Amount Not to Exceed $436,000.
(#4.3) Resolution No. 2013-114 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with Rosas Brothers Construction for the Construction of the Sidewalk Repairs 2014/2015 Project (CIP 5523) and for Miscellaneous Concrete Repair Work for the Period between January 2014 and December 2015 in an Amount Not to Exceed $275,000.
(#4.4) Resolution No. 2013-115 – Accepting Certain Landscape Improvements in RA 1231 for Maintenance (Windemere BLC, Land Development Co., LLC).
(#4.5) Resolution No. 2013-116 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute the Third Amendment to the Stormwater Utility Area Agreement Between the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the City of San Ramon.
(#4.6) Resolution No. 2013-117 – Repealing Resolution No. 2013-088 and Amending the Parking Restrictions Master Street List Establishing Restricted Parking Zones in the City of San Ramon as per Title B, Division B-8, Chapter I, Article 1, Section B8-1, Stopping, Standing or Parking – Curb Marking Designations.
(#4.7) Register of Demands as Presented by the City Treasurer (Period ending November 30, 2013).
Cm. Livingstone’s motion to adopt items 4.1 through 4.7 was seconded by Vice Mayor Hudson and passed 3-0-2-0. Cms. O’Loane and Perkins were absent.
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Malcolm Brudigam representing Senator Mark DeSaulnier’s office congratulated Mayor Clarkson on his reelection and thanked him for his service to San Ramon.
Gayle Larson, Field Representative for Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, thanked residents for their participation in City government. She recognized Cm. Livingstone with a proclamation recognizing his many years of dedicated service to the City.
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DEFERRED CONSENT ITEMS
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CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES
(#9.1) Minutes of the November 26, 2013 regular meeting.
Vice Mayor Hudson’s motion to approve the November 26, 2013 regular City Council minutes was seconded by Cm. Livingstone and passed 3-0-2-0. Cms. O’Loane and Perkins were absent.
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(#11.1) Resolution No. 2013-118 – Accepting the Certificate of the County Clerk as to the Result of the Canvass of the City of San Ramon November 5, 2013 Consolidated Election.
City Clerk Patricia Edwards presented the report. Resolution No. 2013-118 accepts the County Clerk’s Certificate of the Canvass and Statement of Votes Cast for the Mayoral and Council election.
Vice Mayor Hudson’s motion to adopt Resolution No. 2013-118 was seconded by Cm. Livingstone and passed 3-0-2-0. Cms. O’Loane and Perkins were absent.
(#11.2) Resolution No. 2013-119 – Accepting the Certificate of the County Clerk as to the Result of the Canvass of the City of San Ramon November 5, 2013 Consolidated Election for Measure D and Measure E.
City Clerk Patricia Edwards presented the report. Resolution No. 2013-119 accepts the County Clerk’s Certificate of the Canvass and Statement of Votes Cast for Measure D and for Measure E. Measure D amends the City’s Municipal Code and Measure E amends the City’s Charter.
Vice Mayor Hudson’s motion to adopt Resolution No. 2013-119 was seconded by Cm. Livingstone and passed 3-0-2-0. Cms. O’Loane and Perkins were absent.
(#11.3) Recognition of Outgoing Councilmember Jim Livingstone for His Service to the City of San Ramon.
Mayor Clarkson presented Cm. Livingstone with a proclamation recognizing and thanking him for his service to San Ramon. Patricia Perry, San Ramon’s first Poet Laureate, read a poem which she had written for Cm. Livingstone. The Council presented Cm. Livingstone with a framed City map signed by City employees. The Public Services Department presented Cm. Livingstone with a hat and shirt. City Department Heads presented Cm. Livingstone with an assortment of Oakland A’s apparel.
Cm. Livingstone thanked everyone for their gifts and good wishes. He stated that his goal as a Councilmember was to do what is right for San Ramon. He reviewed his involvement in various City endeavors over the years. He recognized the work of his fellow Councilmembers and several City staff members. He stated that the HOV lanes are important for San Ramon. He noted that a few people should not convince the Council that their objection to the HOV lines is representative of all residents and what is good for San Ramon. He reminded the Council that, because a previous Council was unwilling to make a tough decision, San Ramon has Costco’s traffic while Danville benefits from Costco’s sales tax revenue. He stated that San Ramon is fortunate to have Vice Mayor Hudson who has served the City well. He chastised the Council for their lack of support for Vice Mayor Hudson’s reelection.
Cm. Sachs thanked his family and friends for their support. He stated that he is honored to serve the residents as their Councilmember. He will work to continue to make San Ramon the ‘jewel’ of the Bay Area and California.
(#11.4) Administration of the Oath of Office to the Newly Elected Mayor and City Councilmembers by Patricia Edwards, City Clerk.
Vice Mayor Hudson recognized Cm. Livingstone for his service to the City. He noted that Cm. Livingstone was the single best Councilmember that he had ever worked with and that he will be missed. Vice Mayor Hudson recited the Oath of Office.
City Clerk Patricia Edwards administered the Oath of Office to Harry Sachs who was accompanied by his wife and children. Cm. Sachs stated that residents are blessed to live in San Ramon which offers so much to the community. He noted that San Ramon is entering a new era with many good things to look forward to. He pledged to fulfill his candidate promise to work to improve San Ramon’s quality of life standards. He acknowledged the different growth management philosophies of residents and encouraged the Council to bridge the differences on growth philosophies with pragmatic decision making, transparent decision making. It is important to value the past, City employee expertise, and recognize the values of residents. He stated that the Council’s allegiance is to the community and its diversity. 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 wife, father, and stepmother. Mayor Clarkson thanked those who came to recognize Cm. Livingstone and to welcome new Cm. Sachs. He thanked City staff for their assistance during his first term. He thanked his friends for their time and expertise mentoring him. He recognized the contribution of his family. He enumerated the positive attributes of San Ramon which include: a sound financial base, AAA credit rating, low crime rate, new well-paying jobs, great schools, open space parks, and quality of life. He noted that San Ramon is poised to go to great places. He stated that the Council appreciates the support, constructive criticism, advice and active engagement of the residents in the City. He thanked the community for the opportunity to serve San Ramon.
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CITY MANAGER COMMENTS
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CITY COUNCILMEMBERS’ AND MAYOR’S COMMENTS
Cm. Sachs thanked his family and friends for their support and stated that he is honored to serve the residents on the Council. He will continue to work to make San Ramon the jewel of the Bay Area and California.
Cm. O’Loane congratulated his colleagues on their election to the Council. He wished Cm. Livingstone well and wished happy holidays to the community.
Vice Mayor Hudson stated that the Bay Area is experiencing a tough year in terms of the number of Spare the Air Days. He reminded residents to be aware when a Spare the Air alert is announced.
Mayor Clarkson acknowledged the service of City Clerk Patricia Edwards and thanked her for her service to the City and Council.
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At 8:25 p.m., there being no further business, Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting.
BIll Clarkson, Mayor
Patricia Edwards, City Clerk
Approved as presented at the January 14, 2014 City Council meeting 4-0-0-1; Perkins Abstain.