Regular Joint Meeting of the Concord City Council
and Redevelopment Agency

Monday, October 13, 2008
5:30 p.m. – Study Session
6:30 p.m. – Regular Joint Meeting
City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA

Please note earlier start time

CLOSED SESSION: The City Council may convene in closed session immediately prior to or at the conclusion of the above meeting. If a closed session is to be held, an agenda will be posted on the Friday prior to the meeting. For additional information regarding the closed session, contact the City Attorney’s Office at 671-3160.

5:30 p.m. – Study Session
Council Chamber



  1. Study Session - to provide information regarding off-street parking requirements for all types of residential development, tandem parking configurations, residential and commercial development near BART, and replacement parking ratios at BART. Report by Deborah Raines, Planning Manager.

ADJOURNMENT – to reconvene at 6:30 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as possible) in regular meeting in the Council Chamber.

6:30 p.m. – Regular Meeting
Council Chamber


PLEDGE TO THE FLAG – Councilmember Peterson

MAYOR: I will now open the Public Comment Period. Members of the audience may address the Council on any matter that is not on tonight's agenda. Fifteen minutes is allocated to the Public Comment Period, and each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes.

    1. Presentation – to Chief David Livingston proclaiming October 18-26, 2008 as "Red Ribbon Week" in the City of Concord. Presentation by Mayor Shinn.
    2. Presentation – by Former Mayor Michael A. Pastrick on the 2009 travel and celebration honoring the 35th Anniversary of Concord’s Sister City Relationship with Kitakami, Japan. Introduction by Mayor Shinn.

City Council Matters

    MAYOR: "The next item is the City Council Consent Calendar which is considered in a single motion. If any member of the Council or the public wishes to remove any item from the Consent Calendar, please indicate now; otherwise I will consider a motion for approval."

    Staff Recommendation: Adopt the Consent Calendar as recommended.
    1. Accepting – improvements for Tract 9039, Wisteria Subdivision, Assessor’s Parcel No. 111-222-017, 111-222-004, 111-221-008, and 111-221-002; and releasing the obligation of the bonds posted with the Subdivision Agreement. Resolution 08-59 for adoption. Recommended by Director of Building, Engineering and Neighborhood Services.
    2. Awarding – a construction contract in the total amount of $210,234.25 to Richard A. Heaps Electrical Contractor, Inc. for Project No. 2096, Bates Avenue/Port Chicago Highway Traffic Signal and Intersection Upgrade; approving a Professional Services Agreement with Fehr & Peers for Design Services and authorizing the City manager to execute the agreement; and adopting the project plans and specifications. Recommended by Director of Building, Engineering and Neighborhood Services.
    3. Approving – the reappointment of Eileen Lillian Vonk to serve as the City of Concord representative to the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Accessible Services Committee for a two-year term ending September 30, 2010. Recommended by Mayor Shinn.

  1. CORRESPONDENCE - City Council correspondence not selectively included in the following list is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk at 671-3495.
    1. Treasurer’s Report for the month of August, 2008
    1. Recent Conference Attendance


Notice to Public

Speaker's Card

Members of the audience who wish to address the City Council are requested to complete a Speaker's Card available at the front bench. Submit the completed card to the City Clerk before the item is called, preferably before the meeting begins.

Agenda Reports

Agenda reports are available for public viewing in a binder on the front staff desk.

Public Comment Period

This is a fifteen-minute Public Comment Periodfor items not on this agenda, and each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes. State law prohibits the City Council from acting at this meeting on any matter raised during the Public Comment Period.

Consent Calendar

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered by the Council/Agency to be routine and will be acted upon in a single motion. There will not be separate discussions of these items unless a request is made prior to the time the Council/Agency considers the motion to adopt.

Public Hearings

Persons who wish to speak on Public Hearings listed on the agenda will be heard when the public hearing is opened, except on public hearing items previously heard and closed to public comment. After the public has commented, the item is closed to further public comment and brought to the Council/Agency level for discussion and action. Further comment from the audience will not be received unless requested by the Council/Agency. No public hearing shall commence after 10:00 p.m. unless approved by majority vote of the City Council.

ADA Notice and Hearing Impaired Provisions

The Council Chamber is equipped with Easy Listener Sound Amplifier units for use by the hearing impaired. The units operate in conjunction with the Chamber's sound system. You may request the Easy Listener Phonic Ear Personal Sound Amplifier from the City Clerk for personal use during Council meetings.

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and California Law, it is the policy of the City of Concord to offer its public programs, services and meetings in a manner that is readily accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If you are disabled and require a copy of a public hearing notice, or an agenda and/or agenda packet in an appropriate alternative format; or if you require other accommodation, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (925) 671-3063, at least five days in advance of the hearing. Advance notification within this guideline will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility.


The following is a list of regular Council Committee meeting dates. Most meetings are held in the Garden Conference Room, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord.

Note: Meetings are subject to change or cancellation. For latest information and committee agendas please call 671-3158.

Committee  Chair/Member Meeting Time
Housing & Economic Development Hoffmeister/Bjerke 4th Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Infrastructure & Franchise Allen/Hoffmeister 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Neighborhood & Community Services Bjerke/Peterson 4th Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Policy Development & Internal Operations Shinn/Allen 1st Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
Recreation & Cultural Affairs Peterson/Shinn 2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Correspondence received that constitutes a public record under the Public Records Act concerning any matter on this agenda is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk's office at 1950 Parkside Drive, Wing A, Concord, CA


There is a 90-day limit for the filing of a challenge in the Superior Court to certain City administrative decisions and orders which require a hearing by law, the receipt of evidence, and the exercise of discretion. The 90-day limit begins on the date the decision is final (Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6). Further, if you challenge an action taken by the City Council in court, you may be limited, by California law, including but not limited to Government Code Section 65009, to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council prior to or at the public hearing. The City Council may be requested to reconsider a decision if the request is made prior to the next City Council meeting, regardless of whether it is a regular or special meeting (Policy and Procedure No. 2, Section 4.24). For information on the next regular or special City Council meeting, please call (925) 671-3495.

Meeting Records

Audio cassette tapes and videotapes of most City Council meeting are available for listening or viewing at the City Clerk's office. Copies of the videotapes may be purchased. Contact the Community Relations Manager at (925) 671-3272 for further information.