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Walnut Creek City Council Meeting–April 4th, 2017

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AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL


Mayor Rich Carlston
Mayor Pro Tem Justin Wedel
Councilmember Loella Haskew
Councilmember Cindy Silva
Councilmember Kevin Wilk
DATE:
April 4, 2017
TIME:
4:30 pm - City Council Special Meeting - Closed Session
6:00 pm - City Council Regular Meeting
PLACE:
City Hall at 1666 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek - locations listed below

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING - CLOSED SESSION AT 4:30 PM
2nd Floor Conference Room
1.
OPENING OF THE MEETING
a.
ROLL CALL
2.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
Under California law, public comments at special meetings are limited to subjects on  the agenda only.
3.
CLOSED SESSION
Following an opportunity for public comment, the City Council will reconvene in  closed session pursuant to:
a.
CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR  (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6) Agency Designated Representative: Kelly Guertin, Human Resources Manager Employee Organization: General Management Unit
b.
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: One case
c.
CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS: (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8) Property:  3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek, CA Agency negotiators:  Kevin Safine, Arts & Recreation Director and Brian Hickey, Assistant City Attorney Negotiating parties:  GTE Mobilnet of California Limited Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless Under negotiation:  price and terms of payment    ADDED


4.
ADJOURNMENT OF CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING - CLOSED SESSION
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AT 6:00PM (video recording begins here)
Council Chamber - 1st Floor
1.
OPENING
a.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
b.
ROLL CALL - Councilmember Wilk was absent due to a planned vacation; all other Councilmembers were present.
c.
PROCLAMATION: Assistance League of Diablo Valley – 50th Anniversary
d.
PRESENTATION: Contra Costa Water District Update - Boardmember Ernesto A. Avila



2.
CONSENT CALENDAR
a.
ACCEPTANCE OF WARRANT REGISTERS dated March 10, 2017, March 17, 2017, and March 24, 2017; and Direct Payroll Transfers dated March 17, 2017.
2a - Warrants
b.
APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES of March 21, 2017.
2b - Minutes - 03.21.17
c.
ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE rezoning the property located at 2640 Jones Road (APN: 172-140-028) from M-2.5 (Multi-Family Residential) to a new P-D Planned Development District to allow an increase in density and remove the O-12 Overlay District, Jones Road Apartments (introduced on 3/21/17).
2c - Ordinance
2c - Exhibit A (1 of 3) - Proect Plans
2c - Exhibit A (2 of 3) - Project Plans
2c - Exhibit A (3 of 3) - Project Plans
2c - Exhibit B - Zoning Map




e.
ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION accepting certain subdivision improvements for Subdivision No. 9286, Pleasant Creek Homes and accepting certain offers of dedications.
2d - Agenda Report
2d - Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution
2d - Attachment 2 - Vicinity Map
2d - Attachment 3 - Final Map



f.
ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION approving the assessment report for the Walnut Creek Tourism Business Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2017-2018; and ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION declaring its intention to levy an annual assessment for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 for the Walnut Creek Tourism Business Improvement District.
2f - Agenda Report
2f - Attachment 1 - Assessment Report
2f - Attachment 2 - Draft Resolution
2f - Exhibit A to Attachment 2
2f - Attachment 3 - Draft Resolution
2f - Exhibit A to Attachment 3





g.
ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION approving payment of a fee in-lieu of providing on-site parking from Lokanta and Limon Restaurants at 1520-1524 Locust Street.
2g - Agenda Report
2g - Attachment 1 - Resolution
2g - Attachment 2 - Vicinity Map
2g - Attachment 3 - Site Plan
2g - Attachment 4 - Walnut Creek Municipal Code
2g - Attachment 5 - In-Lieu Parking Fee Calculation
2g - Attachment 6 - Loss of Parking Spaces due to ADA Upgrades






h.
ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION requesting the maintenance of the City’s Stormwater Utility Area fee at $35 per equivalent run off unit for FY 2017-2018 and ADOPTION OF THE CLEAN WATER PROGRAM BUDGET for fiscal year 2017-2018.
2h - Agenda Report
2h - Attachment 1 - Resolution
2h - Attachment 2 - Proposed Budget
2h - Attachment 3 - Summary of Upcoming Significant Permit Mandates



i.
ACCEPTANCE OF WORK for Contract 14-24, the 2015 Overlay project to Ghilotti Bros., Inc., as complete.
2i - Agenda Report
j.
REJECTION OF BIDS for Contract 17-03, The Gardens at Heather Farm project.
2j - Agenda Report
2j - Attachment - Bid Evaluation

k.
APPROVAL AND AUTHORIZATION OF THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER to proceed with the disposition of a portion of the Hanna Grove Trail parcel in exchange for an approximate equal area of land adjacent to Shell Ridge Open Space through a negotiated property exchange in accordance with Administrative Policy No. 80-1 and report back to Council for final approval of the terms and conditions of the proposed property exchange.
2k - Agenda Report
2k - Attachment 1 - Vicinity Map
2k - Attachment 2 - Previous Property Exchange
2k - Attachment 3 - Exhibit of Previous Property Exchange
2k - Attachment 4 - Photographs of Current Site Conditions




d.
INTRODUCE AND WAIVE FURTHER READING OF AN ORDINANCE amending Chapter 9 of Title 9, Section 205 relating to Frontage Improvements for the purposes of streamlining permitting and reducing the expense of single-family home remodels and construction.
2d - Agenda Report
2d - Draft Ordinance











3.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
This portion of the meeting is reserved for comment on items not on the agenda. Under the Brown Act, the Council cannot act on items raised during public communications, but may respond briefly to statements made or questions posed; request clarification; or refer the item to staff.
Handout received 4/5/17 from Ralph Hoffmann
 
Pete Bennett



4.
COUNCILMEMBER AND STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS, REPORTS ON ACTIVITIES OR REQUESTS
a.
Closed Session announcements - none.
b.
City Manager reports - none.
c.
City Councilmember reports on AB1234 Activities, Councilmember assignments and various activities and upcoming events


5.
PUBLIC HEARING
a.
INTERIM URGENCY ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A MORATORIUM ON OUTDOOR CULTIVATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA AND THE ISSUANCE OF USE PERMITS, ENTITLEMENTS, OR APPROVALS FOR COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA ACTIVITY
In order to avoid the immediate threat to the public health, safety, and welfare, which would result from unregulated, commercial, recreational marijuana activity and outdoor cultivation of recreational marijuana for personal use and to allow the City of Walnut Creek ("City") sufficient time to study, formulate, and consider local regulation for recreational marijuana activity and outdoor personal cultivation of recreational marijuana, it is recommended that the City Council adopt an interim urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on: 1. All commercial and/or industrial activities involving recreational marijuana, including, without limitation, cultivating, manufacturing, processing, testing, labeling, storing, distributing, and operating of wholesale and retail establishments within the City; and 2. Outdoor cultivation of recreational marijuana, including planting, cultivating, harvesting, drying, and/or processing on the grounds of private residences. Staff Contact: Lindsay D’Andrea, Assistant City Attorney, (925) 943-5899, ext. 5813.
5a - Agenda Report
5a - Attachment - Ordinance


6.
ADJOURNMENT
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6 p.m. City Hall, Council Chamber 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek
Note: A City Council Special Meeting will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 - Closed Session
The agenda and minutes with links to staff reports are available on the City’s website:
www.walnut-creek.org (click on "Public Meetings - Video" under the "Online Services" tab)

All meetings are televised live on Comcast Channel 28 (Channel 26 in Rossmoor), Astound Channel 29, and on AT&T U-verse Channel 99. Meetings are repeated the following Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. The meetings are also web cast live and are available for archive viewing at: http://www.walnut-creek.org/services/citizen/granicus.asp.

Information for the public on participation at Council meetings, including time limits for addressing the Council, can be found on the back of the Speaker Identification Card located near the Council Chamber entrance. Should you have any questions after consulting the Speaker Identification card, please contact the City Clerk prior to the Council meeting.

Materials related to any item on this Agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek during normal business hours and are placed with the agenda materials for distribution at the meeting.

If you wish to request a disability-related modification or accommodation, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (925) 943-5818, preferably the day prior to the meeting. If you are bringing hand-outs for Council, eight copies are appreciated.
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