MINUTES OF THE
CITY OF SAN RAMON – OVERSIGHT BOARD
February 21, 2013
A regular meeting of the Oversight Board of the City of San Ramon was held on February 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 2222 Camino Ramon, Vice Chair Marc Fontes presiding.
PRESENT: Boardmembers Gary Black, Patricia Boom, John Nejedly, Mary Lou Oliver, Matt Stamey, and Vice Chair Marc Fontes.
ABSENT: Boardmember Scott Perkins.
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Greg Rogers, Administrative Services Director Eva Phelps, and Deputy City Clerk Renee Beck.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Vice Chair Fontes led those present in the pledge of allegiance.
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City Manager Greg Rogers introduced new Boardmember Matt Stamey. Mr. Stamey is the San Ramon Valley Fire District Board President and replaces Fire Chief Rich Price.
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES
(#5.1) Minutes of the January 10, 2013 regular meeting.
Mbr. Boom’s motion to adopt the January 10, 2013 regular Oversight Board minutes was seconded by Mbr. Stamey and passed 4-0-1-2. Mbr. Perkins was absent and Mbrs. Black and Nejedly abstained.
(#5.2) Minutes of the January 17, 2013 regular meeting.
Mbr. Oliver’s motion to adopt the January 17, 2013 regular Oversight Board minutes was seconded by Mbr. Boom and passed 5-0-1-1. Mbr. Perkins was absent and Mbr. Nejedly abstained.
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(#8.1) Introductions and Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.
City Manager Rogers stated that, due to the change in Board membership, a new Chair must be elected.
Mbr. Oliver nominated Vice Chair Fontes. Mbr. Boom seconded the motion.
There was no further comment from the Oversight Board members. A roll call vote was requested and taken. The motion carried 6-0-1-0. Mbr. Perkins was absent.
City Manager Rogers indicated that the election of Mr. Fontes to Chair left the Vice Chair position open.
Chair Fontes requested nominations for the position of Vice Chair. Mbr. Boom nominated Mbr. Oliver. The notion was seconded by Mbr. Nejedly. There was no further comment from the Oversight Board members. A roll call vote was requested and taken. The motion carried 6-0-1-0. Mbr. Perkins was absent.
(#8.2) Informational Report: Department of Finance Letter Dated November 28, 2012.
Administrative Services Director Eva Phelps stated that the Department of Finance letter is confirmation that the Due Diligence Low/Mod Housing report was accepted and that there was no balance to allocate to other taxing agencies. The letter notes that the State Controller’s Office can audit the City’s books and claw back assets which may have been inappropriately transferred. The State Controller is currently conducting an audit of all Redevelopment transactions. City Manager Rogers stated that the City used a State approved auditor and yet the Finance Department and Controller’s office are each conducting their own audits. Ms. Phelps will update the Oversight Board on future developments.
(#8.3) Informational Report: League of California Cities – Redevelopment Dissolution Litigation.
City Manager Rogers indicated that this article updates the Board on the types of lawsuits being filed in regard to Redevelopment dissolution. Mbr. Boom stated that the amount of money which the State is spending on lawsuits will reduce the income to the State resulting from the dissolution of Redevelopment. Mr. Labadie stated that the Department of Finance is taking positions that are not consistent with State statues.
(#8.4) Resolution OB No. 2013-002 – Acknowledging That Certain Real Property Currently Held and Administered by the Successor Agency is Governmental Purpose Property that Should be Transferred to the City of San Ramon.
City Manager Greg Rogers stated that all redevelopment property held by the Successor Agency originally acquired for governmental purposes will be transferred to the government entity that manages it. There are seven pieces of property in San Ramon that are used for public purposes. The Successor Agency approved the transfer but it must be confirmed by the Oversight Board. Passage of this Resolution will confirm the action of the Successor Agency and clean up the title of the public purpose properties. The Department of Finance will be advised and the title to the properties transferred to the City. Mbr. Boom asked if the Department of Finance could take the property back. Mr. Labadie stated that the Department of Finance has been inconsistent in how it treats public purpose properties. He believes that the statute permits legal transfer of these properties to the City. Mbr. Oliver asked if any of these properties have a commercial value. Mr. Rogers responded that these properties are zoned as parks and have no commercial or economic value. Chair Fontes added that the properties were purchased by the Redevelopment Agency with Redevelopment funds and the property titles remained with the Agency. The assessed value for these properties was zero once they were created for governmental purposes.
Mbr. Boom’s motion to adopt Resolution OB No. 2013-002 was seconded by Mbr. Stamey and passed 6-0-1-0. Mbr. Perkins was absent.
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At 4:22 p.m., there being no further business, Chair Fontes adjourned the meeting.
Marc Fontes, Vice Chair
Patricia Edwards, Board Clerk
Approved at the September 11, 2013 Oversight Board meeting 5-0-1-1; Mbr. Perkins abstain; Mbr. Boom absent.