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MINUTES OF THE
CITY OF SAN RAMON COUNCIL MEETING
July 8, 2014

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of San Ramon was held July 8, 2014 at 6:34 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/Community Development Director Phil Wong, Planning Division Manager Debbie Chamberlain, Associate Planner City Yee, Chief Building Official Vance Phillips, and City Clerk Renee Beck.

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CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/CLOSED SESSION

(#1.1)  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 6:35 p.m. and reconvened at 7:06 p.m.

(#1.2)  Report on Closed Session

No action was taken.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Engeo President Uri Eliahu led the pledge.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

(#3.2) The City Clerk stated that there was one change to the listed meetings.

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CONSENT CALENDAR

(#4.1 Register of Demands as Presented by the City Treasurer (Period ending May 31, 2014.)

(#4.2) Minute Order No. 2014-019 – City Council Designation of Mayor Clarkson as the Voting Delegate and Vice Mayor O’Loane and Cm. Hudson as Voting Delegate Alternates at the League of California Cities 2014 Annual Conference.

(#4.3) Ordinance 452 – Approving the Prezoning (Prezone 14-610-001) of Approximately 22.89 Acres in Gale Ranch Phase 4 as Parks and Recreation (P) for Phase I of Rancho San Ramon Community Park.

Resolution No. 2014-064 – Making an Application to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Requesting Initiation of Proceedings for Reorganization Pursuant to the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 for Dougherty Valley Annexation #16  – Phase I Rancho San Ramon Community Park.

(#4.4) Resolution No. 2014-065 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with Michael Brandman-First Carbon Solutions (FCS) for the preparation of an Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report for the General Plan 2030 for the General Plan 2035 Update in an Amount Not to Exceed $46,000.

(#4.6) Resolution No. 2014-067 – Accepting Certain Roadway and Storm Drain Dedications and Improvements in RA 1248 for Maintenance (Shapell Industries).

(#4.7) Resolution No. 2014-068 – Authorizing Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of San Ramon and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021.

(#4.8) Resolution No. 2014-069 – Authorizing Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding Covering the City of San Ramon Unrepresented Miscellaneous Employees.

(#4.9) Resolution No. 2014-070 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Amendment to the Agreement with RK Associates, to Provide Plan Check Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $150,000 by Increasing to the Current Agreement of $50,000 in the Amount of $100,000 for the Remainder of Fiscal Year 2014/15.

Councilmember Hudson requested that Item 4.5 be deferred. 

Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve items #4.1 through #4.4 and items #4.6 through 4.9 was seconded by Cm. Sachs and approved 5-0-0-0.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

(#5.1)  Update on Leadership San Ramon Valley by Robert Combs, Board President.

Robert Combs gave a brief update on the status of Leadership San Ramon Valley.

(#5.2) Recognition of Mike Smart for his service on the Economic Development Advisory Committee.  Presentation by Leigh Boyd, Boyd & Associates, Consultant.

Leigh Boyd presented Mr. Smart with a proclamation from the City thanking him for his service to the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

PUBLIC COMMENT

DEFERRED CONSENT ITEMS

(#4.5) Resolution No. 2014-066 – Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc. for the Construction of the San Ramon Access Road Repair Project (CIP 5548), in an Amount Not to Exceed $332,925.

Cm. Sachs’ motion to approve items #4.7 was seconded by Cm. Perkins and approved 4-0-0-1; Hudson abstain.

CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

(#9.1) Minutes of the June 10, 2014 regular City Council meeting.

Cm. Perkins’ motion to approve the June 10, 2014 minutes as presented was seconded by Cm. Hudson and approved 5-0-0-0.

(#9.2) Minutes of the June 11, 2014 special City Council meeting.

Cm. Sachs’ motion to approve the June 11, 2014 minutes as presented was seconded by Cm. Perkins and approved 5-0-0-0.

(#9.3) Minutes of the May 12, 2014 special City Council meeting.

Cm. Sachs’ motion to approve the June 12, 2014 minutes as amended was seconded by Cm. Perkins and approved 5-0-0-0.

(#9.4) Minutes of the May 12, 2014 special City Council meeting.

Cm. Sachs’ motion to approve the June 12, 2014 minutes as presented was seconded by Cm. Perkins and approved 5-0-0-0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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NEW BUSINESS

(#11.1)  Public Hearing:  Call for Review of the Faria Preserve Development (VTM9342) Located on Approximately 286.5 Acres East of Bollinger Canyon Rd., north of Deerwood Dr., West of the Crow Canyon Specific Plan Area, and South of the City Limit Lines within the Northwest Specific Plan Area (APNs: 208-240-005,-007,-008, -052 to -054, 208-260-046, and 208-250-011).  (DPA 12-310-003, MJ 12-900-002, AR 200-046 and IS 12-250-004 filed on October 4, 2012. 

Associate Planner Cindy Yee provided the report.

The applicant, Patrick Toohey of Lafferty Communities, and his counsel, Rick Norris of Archer Norris PLC, and other project consultants provided a report on the Project.

At 8:59 P.M. Mayor Clarkson requested a recess.  The meeting resumed at 9:11 P.M.

Mayor Clarkson opened the public hearing. 

Resident Michael Jones opposes the Project based on criteria in the General Plan.

Larry Tong representing East Bay Regional Parks stated that the Park District does not oppose the Project based on the terms of a lawsuit settlement agreement.

Resident Brad Brar stated his approval for the Project based on Lafferty’s cooperation in making positive changes to the project.

Resident Leslie Mague stated her opposition to the Project and would like a reduction in the number of housing units.

Resident Jim Blickenstaff and representative of the Sierra Club opposes the project based on numerous issues with the Project site and would like the size of the Project reduced.

Jim Gibbon representing San Ramon for Open Government opposes the Project and would like it go to a vote of the San Ramon citizens.

Resident Rebecca Lifton opposes the project due to its proximity to the Calavaras fault and would like to see the size of the Project reduced.

Resident Robert Klingner representing the Coalition of Northwest Neighborhoods stated his opposition to the Project and presented the City Council with a petition.

Aram Hodess of the Plumber and Steamfitters Local 159 spoke in favor of the project.  He stated that the Union’s support of the Project is based on the good planning process.

Resident John Youngblood opposes the project due to the affects that grading and fill will have on the environment, traffic concerns, and the water shortage.

Resident Sally Fraser objects to the Project due to water and earthquake concerns.

Resident Tim McCunney believes the Project is not feasible and opposes it.

The City Clerk stated that Mark Rayes, Donna Peterson, Charles Boley, and Bob Lilley provided written comments to be included in the records.

Mayor Clarkson closed the public hearing.

Cm. Sachs read a statement with his Call for Review Findings. 

Vice Mayor O’Loane’s motion to re-open the Public Hearing and continue the item to a date to be determined was seconded by Cm. Perkins and approved 4-1-0-0 (Hudson).

(#11.2) Introduction of Ordinance (next in line) – Repealing and Replacing Chapter IX California Fire Code of Title C, Division C1 of the City of San Ramon Municipal Code and Ratifying the Amendments Adopted by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Ordinance 29.

Chief Building Official Vance Phillips provided the report.

Cm. Hudson’s motion to introduce the ordinance and waive the reading was seconded by Cm. Sach’s and approved 5-0-0-0.

Mayor Clarkson opened the public hearing.  There were no requests to speak.  Mayor Clarkson closed the public hearing.

Cm. Hudson’s motion to set July 22, 2014 for adoption of the ordinance was seconded by Cm. Perkins and approved 5-0-0-0.

(#11.3) Resolution No. 2014-071 – Accepting Building & Safety Services Report for Consideration and Setting a Public Hearing on the Statement of Expenses for July 22, 2014 City Council Meeting.

Chief Building Official Vance Phillips provided the report.

Vice Mayor O’Loane’s motion to approve Resolution No. 2014-071 and set July 22, 2014 for a Public Hearing was seconded by Cm. Sachs and approved 4-0-0-1 (Hudson abstain).

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CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

(#12.1) Update on City Hall.

Director Phil Wong stated that City Hall permits have been applied for and construction will likely start in mid-August.

(#12.2) Discussion of cancellation of the August 26, 2014 regular City Council Meeting.

The Mayor and Council agreed to cancel the meeting.

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PUBLIC COMMENT

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CITY COUNCILMEMBERS’ AND MAYOR’S COMMENTS

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ADJOURNMENT

At 11:55 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 July 22, 2014 City Council meeting 4-0-1-0; Sachs absent.

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