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MINUTES OF THE
CITY OF SAN RAMON COUNCIL MEETING
May 13, 2014

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held May 13, 2014 at 6:16 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon, Mayor Clarkson presiding. 
PRESENT:  Councilmembers Hudson, O’Loane, Perkins, Sachs, and Mayor Clarkson.
STAFF PRESENT:  City Manager Greg Rogers, Interim City Attorney Bob Saxe, Police Chief Joe Gorton, Planning and Community Development Services Director Phil Wong, Administrative Services Director Eva Phelps, Public Services Director Karen McNamara, Public Services Analyst Julie Vargas, Transportation Analyst Darlene Amaral, and City Clerk Renee Beck.

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CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/CLOSED SESSION

(#1.1)  Pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(a) to meet with City Attorney regarding Alina Roshal v. City of San Ramon, et al (Superior Court No. C-14-00695).

(#1.2)  Pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with the City Council’s Labor Negotiators: Maria Fierner, Steve Harman, Bob Saxe, and Eva Phelps Concerning Negotiations with SEIU Local 1021.

(#1.3)  Pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with the City Council’s Labor Negotiators: Steve Harman, Karen McNamara, Eva Phelps, and Bob Saxe Concerning Negotiations with the San Ramon Police Officers Association.

The City Council adjourned the meeting to Closed Session at 6:17 p.m. and reconvened at 7:00 p.m.

(1.4)   Report on Closed Session.      No action was taken.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Transportation Analyst Darlene Amaral led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

(#3.1) The City Clerk stated that there are no changes to the agenda items.

(#3.2) The City Clerk stated that there are no changes to the listed meetings.

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CONSENT CALENDAR

(#4.1)  Deferred for a report.

(#4.2  Resolution No. 2014-049 – Adopt Findings to Appropriate Funds in the Child Care, City Beautification, Conditions of Approval Mitigation, Creek Mitigation, Drainage Mitigation, Park Development, and Traffic Improvements Funds for the Period ending June 30, 2013.

(#4.3)  Resolution No. 2014-050 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with MCK Services Inc. the Construction of the 2014 Pavement Management Project (CIP 5521), in an Amount not to Exceed $2,298,832.

Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve items #4.2 through #4.3 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

(#5.1)  Joint presentation by the City of San Ramon and the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District to Garen Kissoyan, Kirill Yantikov, and Peter Kravariotis for their extraordinary efforts in rescuing a San Ramon resident from a house fire.  Presentation by SRVFPD Chief Paige Meyer, Interim Assistant Chief Lon Phares, and Mayor Clarkson.

The awardees did not attend the meeting.  Chief Meyer described their actions during the fire and commended them for the fortunate outcome.

(#5.2)  Introduction of promoted and new Police Officers by Chief Gorton.  Captain Daniel Pratt, Lieutenant Denton Carlson; Officers Leysy Pelayo, Jarred Pereira, and Seaton Fajeau.

Chief Gorton introduced the promoted and new Police Officers.

(#5.3)  Contra Costa County Animal Control Presentation.  Introduction by Chief Gorton. Presentation by Rick Golphin, Deputy Director of Contra Costa County Animal Services.

Deputy Director Golphin provided the presentation explaining the duties and staffing of Contra Costa County Animal Services.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Resident Steve Landucci asked the Council to review the type of chemicals being used near trees that are dying.

Resident Christie Mehta requested Council to use organic fertilizers on San Ramon sports fields.

DEFERRED CONSENT ITEMS

(#4.1)  Ordinance 450 – Repealing and Replacing Title B, Division B6, Chapter VI Nuisances – Property Maintenance of the City of San Ramon Municipal Code. 

Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve item #4.1 was seconded by Cm. Sachs and approved 5-0-0-0.

CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

(#9.1) Minutes of the April 22, 2014 regular City Council meeting.

Cm. Sach’s motion to approve the April 22, 2014 minutes was seconded by Cm. Perkins and approved 5-0-0-0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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(#10.1) Public Hearing:  Resolution No. 2014-051 – Establishing Fees and Charges for Various Municipal Services for Fiscal Year 2014-15 and Repealing Resolution No. 2013-034. 

Mayor Clarkson opened the Public Hearing.  There were no speaker requests.  Mayor Clarkson closed the Public Hearing.

Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve Resolution No. 2014-051 was seconded by Vice Mayor O’Loane and approved 5-0-0-0.

(#10.2)  Resolution No. 2014-052 - Approving the Landscaping & Lighting District No. 1984-1 Engineer's Report for FY 2014/15, Adopting a Resolution of Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments for FY 2014/15, and Setting a Public Hearing for June 10, 2014.

There was Council consensus on selection of Option A (remain the same) in regard to assessment methodology.  Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve Resolution No. 2014-052 and set a Public Hearing for June 10, 2014 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

Council took a 7 minute break.  All members were in attendance when the meeting reconvened.

NEW BUSINESS

(#11.1)  Transportation Demand Management Advisory Committee Annual Report.

Received Report.

(#11.2)  Resolution No. 2014-053 – Adopting the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Housing Successor Budget and Work Plan. 

Cm. Sach’s motion to approve Resolution No. 2014-053 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

(#12.1)  Update:  City Hall Construction Project.

The Planning Commission will review the project on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.  Cumming (construction management firm) conducted a peer review of the project prior to approval of the construction contract.  The project will be reviewed by the City Council on June 10, 2014.

PUBLIC COMMENT

CITY COUNCILMEMBERS’ AND MAYOR’S COMMENTS

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ADJOURNMENT

At 10:14 p.m., there being no further business, Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting.

Signed:
Bill Clarkson, Mayor
Renee Beck, City Clerk

Approved as presented at the May 27, 2014 City Council meeting 5-0-0-0.

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