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MINUTES OF THE
CITY OF SAN RAMON COUNCIL MEETING
May 27, 2014

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held May 27, 2014 at 7:12 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:  Interim City Attorney Bob Saxe, Police Chief Joe Gorton, Planning and Community Development Services Director Phil Wong, Administrative Services Director Eva Phelps, Parks and Community Services Division Manager Esther Lucas, and City Clerk Renee Beck.

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CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Boy Scout Rahul Desai from Troop 888 led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

(#3.1) The City Clerk stated Item 11. 1 under New Business has been deferred to the August 12, 2014 meeting.

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

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CONSENT CALENDAR

(#4.1)  Register of Demands as Presented by the City Treasurer (Period ending April 30, 2014.)

(#4.2  Minute Order No. 2014-014 – Authorizing the Expenditure of $185,000 from the Vehicle Replacement Fund for the Purchase of Emergency Vehicle Upfitting, Mobile Data Computers and Video Systems.

(#4.3)  Minute Order No. 2014-015 – Directing the City Clerk to Review and Prepare the Biennial Conflict of Interest Code for the City of San Ramon.

(#4.4)  Resolution No. 2014-054 – Accepting Certain Roadway and Storm Drain Dedications and Improvements in RA 1246 for Maintenance (Shapell Industries).

Cm. Sachs’ motion to approve items #4.1 through #4.4 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

(#5.1)  Teen Council Annual Report.  Introduction by Division Manager Esther Lucas. Presentation by Harshini Chengareddy, Chairperson, Teen Council.

Teen Council Chair Harshini Chengareddy provided the Teen Council’s accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2013-14 and goals for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

(#5.2)  Recognition of Outgoing Student Commissioner to the Parks and Community Services Commission, Harshini Chengareddy. Introduction by Interim Parks and Community Services Director Karen McNamara.  Presentation by Parks and Community Services Commission Chairperson Bill Meine.

Parks and Community Services Commission Chairperson Bill Meine presented Ms. Chengareddy with a plaque from the Commission and a certificate from the City.  He thanked her for her service.  Ms. Chengareddy thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve. 

(#5.3)  Recognition of 2013-14 Teen Council. Introduction by Interim Parks and Community Services Director Karen McNamara.  Presentation by Outgoing Teen Council Chairperson Harshini Chengareddy. 

Ms. Chengareddy introduced the Teen Council members in attendance at the meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Resident Steve Landucci provided more photos to the Council and again asked for a review of the type of chemicals being used near dying trees.

DEFERRED CONSENT ITEMS

CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

(#9.1) Minutes of the May 13, 2014 regular City Council meeting.

Cm. Sach’s motion to approve the May 13, 2014 minutes as presented was seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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NEW BUSINESS

(#11.1)  Oral Report:  Update on Measure J Traffic Congestion Relief Agency - TRAFFIX Program.

Item #11.1 deferred to the August 12, 2014 City Council meeting.

(#11.2)  Public Hearing: Introduction of Ordinance (next in line) –Amending the Municipal Code as to Filling Vacancies on Boards and Commissions.

Mayor Clarkson opened the Public Hearing.  There were no public comments.  Mayor Clarkson closed the Public Hearing.

Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve waive the reading and set June 10, 2014 for adoption was  seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

(#11.3)  Resolution No. 2014-055 – Adopting the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Operating and Capital Budget, Establishing an Appropriation Limit as Required by Article XIIIB of the State Constitution, and Authorizing Carryover Capital Project Appropriations into Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve Resolution No. 2014-055 was seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

(#12.1)  Update:  City Hall Construction Project.

Planning and Community Services Director Phil Wong stated that the Planning Commission has approved the project.  The next step in the process would be approval of the contract.  He anticipated that it would occur at the next Council meeting.

Administrative Services Director Eva Phelps indicated to the Mayor and Council that the June 24, 2014 City Council meeting may have to be cancelled due to a lack of quorum.

PUBLIC COMMENT

CITY COUNCILMEMBERS’ AND MAYOR’S COMMENTS

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ADJOURNMENT

At 8:01 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 June 10, 2014 City Council meeting 5-0-0-0.

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