Current Agenda

MAYORS CONFERENCE MEETING

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:30 P.M. MEETING

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C O U N T Y M A Y O R S C O N F E R E N C E

Meeting to be held via Zoom teleconference.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

6:30 P.M. BUSINESS MEETING

Call Mayors Conference (Conference) to Order & Conduct Roll Call. (Note: For roll call, Mayors or representatives authorized to act on behalf of mayors, such as mayors pro tempore, and vice mayors, or a council member authorized by the city council to act in lieu of a mayor are qualified to vote as members of the Conference. A quorum of the Conference shall consist of at least 50% of the mayors or the authorized elected representatives of mayors of cities in the county. A quorum will be at least ten mayors or mayor representatives.)

1. Presentation: Ken Kirkey from the All Home Regional Impact Council (RIC) will present the All Home Regional Housing Plan. The RIC is a

roundtable of stakeholders from all 9 Bay Area counties aimed at tackling the regional housing insecurity and homelessness crisis. This Council is composed of policymakers and affordable housing, social equity and economic mobility stakeholders, as well as housing and homelessness service providers, and business and philanthropic partners. Supervisor Diane Burgis has suggested that this would be a worthwhile and timely program.

2. Approval of minutes: (attached) of the September 2, 2021 meeting of the Mayors Conference held via teleconference.

Action: Move to approve the minutes of the September 2, 2021 Mayors Conference meeting.

3. Special County Request: Contra Costa County has requested that County staff be allowed to make a short presentation regarding steps that need to be taken by cities to maintain funding for the existing abandoned vehicle abatement program. The majority of this funding flows to cities who do most of the abatement. Supporting material regarding this item will be provided to mayors and city managers prior to the meeting.

4. Conference Appointee Reports: This item is when city representatives

to area-wide boards, commissions, and agencies may report on activities of the agency to which they are appointed.

5. Chair Announcements:

6. Mayor Announcements:

7. State and Federal Legislative Update:

8. County Supervisor Announcements:

9. League of California Cities Update:

10. Public Comments: Members of the public are advised that public comments at this place should be confined to items not on the agenda and should be limited to no more than 2 minutes in length. No more than one speaker from any organization should address the mayors on the same evening.


11. Adjourn Conference to November 4 virtual meeting.

Deadline for November agenda is 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Brown Act Reminder: The Contra Costa Mayors Conference/City Selection Committee has a policy of complying with the letter and spirit of open meeting laws. Generally, off-agenda items maybe taken up only if:

1. Two-thirds of Conference voting members find a need for immediate action exists and the need to take action came to the attention of the Conference after the agenda was prepared (Note: If fewer than two-thirds of Conference members are present, taking up an off-agenda item requires a unanimous vote); or

2. A majority of the Conference finds an emergency (for example: work stoppage or disaster) exists.

A majority of any city council may not, consistent with the Brown Act, discuss specific substantive issues among themselves at Conference meetings. Any such discussion is subject to the Brown Act and must occur in a City Council meeting that complies with Brown Act requirements.

Meetings for the duration of pandemic will be held via teleconference. Once it is safe to resume meeting in person, the Conference will do so.


MINUTES OF THE

CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE MEETING

Thursday, September 2, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.

Held via Zoom Teleconference due to COVID 19 requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Orders N­25­20 and N­39­20, Teleconference Restrictions of the Brown Act have been suspended, as has the requirement to provide a physical location for members of the public to participate in the meeting. Members of the public were invited to participate via email or by joining the meeting via Zoom and were provided information on how to do this.

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Sue Noack called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL OF CITY DELEGATES:

Antioch: Absent

Brentwood: Mayor Joel Bryant

Clayton: Mayor Carl Wolfe

Concord: Mayor Timothy McGallian

Town of Danville: Mayor Renee Morgan

El Cerrito: Mayor Paul Fadeli

Hercules: Mayor Christine Kelley

Lafayette: Mayor Susan Candell

Martinez: Absent

Moraga: Vice Mayor Steve Woehleke

Oakley: Mayor Sue Higgins

Orinda: Mayor Amy Worth

Pinole: Mayor Norma Martinez-Rubin

Pittsburg: Absent

Pleasant Hill: Mayor Sue Noack

Richmond: Mayor Tom Butt

San Pablo: Mayor Elizabeth Pabon-Alvarado

San Ramon: Mayor Dave Hudson

Walnut Creek: Mayor Kevin Wilk

Presiding, Conference Chair: Sue Noack

The above delegates comprised a quorum for the meeting.

1. Program: Update on Municipal Regional Storm water Permit 3.0 presented by Joe Calabrigo, Mitch Avalon, and Kevin Marstall.

2. Approval of Minutes of the August 5, 2021 Conference meeting:

Action: Motion to approve the minutes of the August 5 Mayors Conference meeting was approved. Voting aye were delegates from: Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. There were no nay votes. The following cities were absent at the time of this vote: Antioch, Brentwood, Martinez, and Pittsburg. The Town of Moraga representative abstained.

3. Appointments to East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS) Board:

The current terms of member Cindy Silva, Walnut Creek and alternate member Tessa Rudnick, El Cerrito on the EBRCS Authority Board will end October 1, 2021. Both incumbents have applied to be appointed to new terms for their respective positions. There were no other nominees for these positions by the deadline.

Action: Motion to apply Conference rule and reappoint Cindy Silva as a member and Tessa Rudnick as an alternate member on the EBRCS Authority Board for three-year terms ending October 1, 2024 was passed. Voting aye were delegates from Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Absent were Antioch, Martinez, and Pittsburg.

4. Conference Appointee Reports: Dave Hudson shared that the Air Quality District is offering portable air purifiers for qualifying households to deal with air quality issues caused by smoke from fires. He also noted that the appeals for the RHNA allocation start next week. Finally he noted that the Transportation Authority realized very good revenue from sales taxes during the past year. Carlyn Obringer noted that the Parks District would be having a special open house at the former Roddy Ranch Golf course.

5. Chair Announcements: None.

6. Mayor Announcements: Hercules Mayor Christine Kelley announced that Hercules appointed Dante Hall as the new Hercules city manager. Sue Higgins noted that Oakley had opened a new all abilities park. Kevin Wilk noted that the County has waived the previous requirement that all performers in indoor stage productions had to be masked. The new requirement allows the performers to be maskless if all of the audience members are vaccinated and masked. This allows performances to proceed at indoor venues such as the Lesher Center. Renee Morgan announced that Danville would be hosting a parade to honor essential workers. Elizabeth Pabon-Alvarado announced a Fallen Firefighters Memorial September 11. Norma Martinez-Ruben announced the Pinole Classic Car Show Sept. 26.

7. State and Federal Legislative Update: Representatives for Senator Steve Glazer and Assembly Member Buffy Wicks announced various items.

8. County Supervisor Announcements: None.

9. League of California Cities Update: Samantha “Sam” Caygill announced several legislative bills to support or oppose in the last days of the session and noted that the last day for the Governor to either sign or veto bills will be October 15. She reminded all that at the League Conference in Sacramento Sept. 22-24 Cindy Silva will be installed as the new President of the League for 2021-2022.

10. Public Comments: Jonita Mendoza noted that a group, “Californians for Community Planning” has been formed to advocate to keep zoning a local responsibility. Tina Neuhausel announced the Sustainable Contra Costa annual leadership awards event September 22.

11. At 7:46 p.m. Chair Noack Adjourned the Conference to the October 7 virtual meeting.

Deadline for next agenda is 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Brown Act Reminder: The Contra Costa Mayors Conference/City Selection Committee has a policy of complying with the letter and spirit of open meeting laws. Generally, off-agenda items maybe taken up only if:

1. Two-thirds of Conference voting members find a need for immediate action exists and the need to take action came to the attention of the Conference after the agenda was prepared (Note: If fewer than two-thirds of Conference members are present, taking up an off-agenda item requires a unanimous vote); or

2. A majority of the Conference finds an emergency (for example: work stoppage or disaster) exists.

A majority of any city council may not, consistent with the Brown Act, discuss specific substantive issues among themselves at Conference meetings. Any such discussion is subject to the Brown Act and must occur in a City Council meeting that complies with Brown Act requirements.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meetings for the duration of pandemic restrictions are being held via teleconference. Once it is safe to resume meeting in person, the Conference will take up the meeting schedule rotation where it left off in April 2020.