Current Agenda


JOINT MEETING OF

CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE &

CONTRA COSTA CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Hosted by the City of Richmond

6:30 P.M. BUSINESS MEETING

Meeting at: Port Operations Building, 1322 Canal Blvd.

Richmond, CA 94804

Dinner will be next door at:

Rigger’s Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Blvd.

APPETIZER

· Grazing Table of Finger Foods

o Cascading basket of crudites & dips

o Charcuterie & local cheese board with house-made crackers & breads

SEATED DINNER

· Salad Course: Winter Greens Mix

A mixture of tossed baby field greens, kale, shaved romaine, roasted beets, shaved brussels sprouts, goat cheese round, candied nuts citrus dressing. (GF VEG)

· Entrée Course: Sauteed Chicken Breast Porto

Sauteed chicken breast topped with a sweet port wine sauce. Served with truffled fingerling potatoes and fresh garden vegetables

· Vegetarian Entrée Course: Jackfruit Enchilada

Topped with a roasted tomato sauce served with truffled fingerling potatoes and fresh garden vegetables

· Dessert: Double chocolate molten lava cake

When you submit your reservation, please indicate if you will be having the chicken or the vegetarian main course.

RESERVATIONS ARE MADE THROUGH THE CITY OF RICHMOND

RSVP to: Leisa Johnson, City of Richmond:

Leisa_Johnson@ci.richmond.ca.us (preferred) or (510) 620-6502

Reservation Deadline: 12 pm, Thursday, November 17, 2022

Dinner Reservations: Two dinners are prepaid for each City. Please RSVP with names of all attendees.

Others interested in having dinner should call or e-mail the City of Richmond, as noted above, and pay for their dinner at the door or mail payment to: City of Richmond, Office of the Mayor, Attn. Leisa Johnson, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804.

Dinner Cost: $55.00

Individuals will be billed for reservations made but not cancelled by the deadline.

Cancellation Deadline: 12 pm, Wednesday, November 23, 2022

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Meeting at Port Operations: 1322 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804

Dinner at Rigger’s Wine Loft: 1325 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804

There is plenty of safe, accessible parking on site.


Accessibility: Handicapped parking spots are available and clearly marked.

From Oakland:

· Head northeast on I-80 towards Sacramento

· Exit 13B for I-580 toward San Rafael/ Point Richmond

· Continue on I-580 W

· Take exit 8 for Canal Blvd toward Gerrard Blvd

· Turn Left onto Canal Blvd

· Follow Canal to very end until you are facing bay

From Concord/Sacramento:

· Head west on Highway 4

· Take exit 1B to merge onto I-80 W toward San Francisco

· Take exit 14B for Carlson Blvd

· Turn right onto Carlson Blvd

· Turn left onto Bayview Ave

· Turn right on I-580 W toward San Rafael

· Take exit 8 for Canal Blvd toward Gerrard Blvd

· Turn left onto Canal Blvd

· Follow Canal to very end until you are facing bay.

MEETING OF CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE

AND CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE

Thursday, December 1, 2022

6:30 P.M. BUSINESS MEETING

FOR THIS GATHERING, OUR FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING SINCE THE START OF THE COVID PANDEMIC, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING. LET’S NOT ALLOW OUR FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING TO BE A SUPER SPREADER EVENT DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. THANK YOU.

Call Mayors Conference (Conference) and Contra Costa City Selection Committee (CSC) to Order & conduct Roll Call. (Note: For CSC 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 CSC. A quorum of the CSC shall consist of at least 50% of the mayors or the authorized elected representatives of mayors of cities in the county. Thus, a CSC quorum will be at least ten mayors or mayor representatives.)

1. Approval of Minutes: (attached) of the November 3, 2022 Conference and CSC meetings.

Action: Move to approve November 3, 2022 Mayors Conference and CSC minutes.

2. Call for nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of the City Selection Committee (CSC) for 2023.

CSC Bylaws provide that the Chair and Vice-Chair of the CSC shall each serve a term of office for the calendar year. Nominations are solicited in December. Elections of Chair and Vice-Chair will take place at the January 5, 2023 meeting. State law requires that the Chair and Vice-Chair of the CSC must each be the mayor of a Contra Costa city or town for the year 2023.

Nominations for these positions (and for other positions to follow) shall be filed by email with Executive Director, Gary Pokorny: gjpokorn@lmi.net no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

3. Appointment to Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD): The current term of Martinez Council Member Mark Ross on the BAAQMD ends January 6, 2023. There is a need to appoint a representative to a new term ending in January 2025. Councilmember Ross has reapplied for appointment to this position (Email attached.). There were no other nominations by the deadline.

Action: Apply CSC rule and appoint Mark Ross to the BAAQMD Board for a term ending in January 2025.

4. Recess CSC Meeting & Call Mayors Conference back to order for balance of agenda.

5. Call for nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of the Mayors Conference for 2023:

Conference bylaws provide that the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Conference shall each serve a term of office for the calendar year. Nominations are solicited in December. Elections of Chair and Vice-Chair will take place at the January 2023 meeting. Nominees for Chair shall be a mayor for 2023 since the current Conference Vice-Chair is retiring. Nominees for Vice-Chair may be either a mayor or a council member at the time of election. Nominations shall be filed in the usual manner, as noted above.

6. Appointments to the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission (CCHMC): The current terms of Mayor Gabe Quinto of El Cerrito as member and Mayor Dave Hudson of San Ramon as alternate who are both currently serving on CCHMC are ending in December. As a result there is a need to select new city representatives to serve 4-year terms ending in December 2026.

Action: There were no nominations for these positions therefore the Conference may either accept volunteers from the floor for appointment or carry over the call for nominations to the next meeting.

7. Call for nominations for appointment to the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission (CCHMC): Ken Carlson who has served on this Commission for several years is leaving city office when he assumes his new position on the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors. The term of the position he has been filling representing cities runs until June 30, 2024. Any mayor or council member is eligible to serve the balance of this term. Nominations shall be filed in the usual manner, as noted above.

8. Call for nominations for appointment to the Contra Costa Airport Land Use Commission: Ken Carlson who has served on this Commission for several years is leaving city office when he assumes his new position on the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors. The term of the position he has been filling representing cities runs until May 1, 2026. Any mayor or council member is eligible to serve the balance of this term. Nominations shall be filed in the usual manner, as noted above.

9. Call for nominations for appointment to the First Alternative Position on the Association of Bay Area Governments Board (ABAG): Cindy Silva who occupied this position was appointed to a regular position on this Board at the November 3 meeting. This creates an opening for the balance of the First Alternate Member term expiring June 30, 2023. Any mayor or council member is eligible to serve. Nominations shall be filed in the usual manner, as noted above.

10. Call for nominations for appointment to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): The current terms of appointees Newell Arnerich and Dave Hudson on the CCTA Board will expire at the end of January 2023. Both are eligible to be reappointed for new terms ending January 31 2025. Nominations shall be filed in the usual manner, as noted above.

11. Call for nominations for appointment to the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance Board (CCFJA) Board of Directors: Ken Carlson who has served on this Board for several years is leaving city office when he assumes his new position on the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors. The term of the position he has been filling representing cities runs until December 31, 2024. Any mayor or council member is eligible to serve the balance of this term. Nominations shall be filed in the usual manner, as noted above.

12.Conference Appointee Reports: This item is the time when city representatives to area-wide boards, commissions, and agencies may report on activities of the agency to which they are appointed.

13. Chair Announcements:

14. Mayor Announcements:

15. State and Federal Legislative Update:

16. County Supervisor Announcements:

17. League of California Cities Update: Samantha “Sam” Caygill, East Bay Division Public Affairs Manager, will be unable to attend this meeting.

18. 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. Also, no more than one speaker from any organization should address the mayors on the same evening.

19. Adjourn Conference to January 5, 2023 meeting in Hercules.

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

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.

MINUTES OF THE

CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE

AND CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

Held via Zoom Teleconference due to COVID 19 requirements.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361 amending Government Code § 54953, 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 Tom Butt called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m.

ROLL CALL OF CITY DELEGATES:

Antioch: Mayor Lamar Thorpe

Brentwood: Mayor Joel Bryant

Clayton: Vice Mayor Holly Tillman

Concord: Mayor Dominic Aliano

Town of Danville: Mayor Newell Arnerich

El Cerrito: Mayor Gabe Quinto

Hercules: Mayor Dion Bailey

Lafayette: Mayor Theresa Gerringer

Martinez: Mayor Rob Schroder

Moraga: Mayor Steve Woehleke

Oakley: Absent

Orinda: Mayor Dennis Fay

Pinole: Mayor Vincent Salimi

Pittsburg: Absent

Pleasant Hill: Mayor Michael Harris

Richmond: Mayor Tom Butt

San Pablo: Mayor Rita Xavier

San Ramon: Mayor Dave Hudson

Walnut Creek: Mayor Matt Francois

Presiding: Conference Chair: Tom Butt

The above delegates comprised a quorum for the meeting.

1. Resolution authorizing teleconference meetings pursuant to Assembly Bill 361.

Action: Motion to adopt resolution authorizing teleconference meetings passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville,

El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg were absent.

2. Presentation: Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan outlined how the Port has recovered from the Covid pandemic at its businesses, outlined the status of air traffic at the airport, freight landings and backlogs at the port, and impacts resulting from increased traffic to East Coast ports as a result of the deepening and widening of the Panama Canal.

3. Approval of Minutes of the October 6, 2022 Conference meeting:

Action: Motion to approve the minutes of the October 6 Mayors Conference and City Selection Committee meetings passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg were absent.

4. Recess Conference Meeting and call City Selection Committee to order for item 5:

5. Appointments to the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO): Mayor Tom Butt of Richmond and Mayor Rob Schroder of Martinez, each currently serving on LAFCO, are retiring from office at the end of this year or in January. Accordingly there is a need to select new city representatives to serve for the balance of terms ending in May of 2024 and May of 2023, respectively. Two representatives need to be appointed to these positions representing Contra Costa cities on LAFCO. El Cerrito Mayor Gabe Quinto has volunteered, Concord Council Member Edi Bursan has volunteered, and San Ramon Mayor Dave Hudson nominated Scott Perkins for one of the LAFCO positions.

Action: An Election was held with the result that Mayor Gabriel Quinto received 17 votes: (Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg absent), Council Member Scott Perkins received 11 votes: (Brentwood, Danville, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg absent.) Council Edi Bursan received 6 votes (Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Hercules, Martinez, and San Pablo. Oakley and Pittsburg absent.)

After the election, motion was made that Gabriel Quinto be appointed to the LAFCO term ending in May of 2024 and Scott Perkins be appointed to the term ending in May of 2023. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg were absent.

6. Adjourn CSC Meeting & Call Mayors Conference back to order for balance of agenda.

7. Appointment to the East Bay Regional Parks District Advisory Committee (EBRPDAC): The term of Carlyn Obringer on this Committee ends in December. Carlyn Obringer has indicated an interest in continuing to serve. There were no other nominees.

Action: Apply Conference rule and recommend to the East Bay Parks District Board the reappointment of Carlyn Obringer as Contra Costa cities representative on the EBRPDAC for a term ending in 2024. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg were absent.

8. Appointment to the Association of Bay Area Governments Board (ABAG): Mayor Tom Butt of Richmond is retiring from office early next year. As a result, there is a need to select an appointee to serve for the balance a term on ABAG ending in June of 2023. Appointments were solicited at the October 6 meeting and no nominations were received by the deadline. The Conference may make an appointment of a volunteer from the floor. Devin Murphy, Pinole Mayor Pro-Tem; Lisa Motoyama, El Cerrito Mayor Pro-Tem; and Cindy Silva, Walnut Creek Mayor Pro-Tem volunteered or were nominated for this position.

Action: An Election was held with the result that Cindy Silva received 12 votes (Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg absent), Devon Murphy received 4 votes (Antioch, Hercules, Pinole, and San Pablo.) and Lisa Motoyama received one vote (El Cerrito).

After the election, motion was made that Cindy Silva be appointed to the ABAG term ending in June of 2023. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg were absent.

9. Appointment to the Contra Costa Central Identification Bureau (CCCIB): Mayor Rob Schroder served on this Bureau for several years and will be leaving office in December. As a result, there is a need to appoint a new representative to this Bureau for an open-ended term of office. Appointments were solicited at the October 6 meeting and no nominations were received by the deadline. During discussion, Mayor Schroder pointed out that State law requires that this position be filled by a mayor at all times. Thus, unless a directly elected mayor is appointed, the position will have to be refilled each year. He also noted that the Bureau meets only one or two times each year. Antioch Mayor Joel Bryant volunteered to serve on the Bureau.

Action: Motion was made to appoint Joel Bryant to the CCCIB. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, Richmond,

San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Oakley and Pittsburg were absent.

10. Call for appointments to the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission (CCHMC): The current terms of Mayor Gabe Quinto of El Cerrito as member and Mayor Dave Hudson of San Ramon as alternate who are both currently serving on CCHMC are ending in December. As a result there is a need to select new city representatives to serve 4-year terms ending in December 2026. Both incumbents indicated they will not be reapplying. Any person interested in serving in either of these positions should submit an email or letter of nomination in the usual manner as noted above.

11. Call for appointment to Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD): The current term of Martinez Council Member Mark Ross on the BAAQMD ends January 6, 2023. There is a need to appoint a representative to a new term ending in January 2025. Member Ross is eligible to serve again. Any person interested in serving in this position should send a nomination in the usual manner as noted above.

12. Conference Appointee Reports: Newell Arnerich noted that the Transportation Authority is still in the running for a Mega Grant from recently passed Federal legislation and that the I-680 Smart Corridor will be the first in the nation. Dave Hudson noted that ABAG would be interviewing five finalists for executive director next week. Tom Butt noted that ABAG is looking at long-term financial challenges due to unfunded retirement liability. Amy Worth noted that MTC is also recruiting for an executive director and conducting outreach now. Work is also progressing to establish a rail stop in Hercules and work is underway to reduce congestion on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge in the westbound direction. Carlyn Obringer thanked mayors for her reappointment to the Park District Advisory Board and noted two upcoming tours of the Thurgood Marshall Park. She also reported that the Park District in partnership with Save Mount Diablo has entered into a purchase option for the 768-acre Finley Road Ranch Property. She also noted that the East Bay Economic Development Alliance held their Economic Outlook meeting and the excellent presentations are available on the Alliance web site. She also noted that California is on the verge of becoming the fourth-largest economy in the world and has an unemployment rate of only 3.2%.

13. Chair Announcements: Chair Butt reminded all that we will be returning to in-person meetings in December and Richmond will be hosting the event at Riggers Loft with no chance of running out of wine since there is a winery at that location.

14. Mayor Announcements: Mayor Vincent Salimi called attention to the draft resolution that was included with the agenda packet and encouraged all cities to adopt a similar resolution on support of women’s rights in Iran. He thanked the several cities that have already done so. Mayor Michael Harris noted that while he and his council members support the idea of women’s rights and all human rights, the City of Pleasant Hill has a policy to not adopt resolutions that do not specifically affect Pleasant Hill. Dave Hudson noted that the San Ramon annual holiday ice rink opens November 11. Mayor Butt noted that Richmond received a thirty-five million dollar Transformative Communities Grant last week.

15. State and Federal Legislative Update: Marilyn Cachola Lucey forwarded a written report on behalf of Assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan as follows: Bauer-Kahan and her team are proud to have brought 17 bills to the governor's desk this year. Of those, he signed 15 and vetoed 2. The top 3 bills that this mayors would be most interested in:

1) AB 988 The Miles Hall Lifeline Act creates an alternative to 911 for individuals having a mental health crisis by creating an easy three digit phone number – 988 – for immediate, non police, response of mental health support, including in-person support from mental health professionals.

2) AB 2083 Prohibits the use of ratepayer funds in criminal or civil settlement agreements where a utility has been deemed negligent in starting a fire.

3) AB 2374 Increases fines and allows for the suspension of business licenses of individuals and companies who are caught illegally dumping waste and materials.

She thanks mayors for your continued partnerships and for including us in your celebrations and events.

16. County Supervisor Announcements: None.

17. League of California Cities Update: Sam Caygill noted that a very dangerous initiative petition to amend the State Constitution has been filed with the Secretary of State for the 2024 election. The number of petition signatures filed suggests that the measure will qualify for the ballot. The measure, if adopted, would severely restrict the ability of local governments to enact fees and taxes and is a huge threat to local control. Moreover, if adopted it would be retroactive to January 2022. The League is in strong opposition and will be sharing information about this threat as the matter proceeds. There will be a webinar briefing on the 2022 session soon. Finally, she noted the East Bay Division Holiday Party will be December 8 and most likely will be in San Ramon.

18. Public Comments: Cordell Hindler invited mayors to the Richmond Rotary meeting and expressed happiness that the Conference is returning to in-person meetings.

19. Chair Butt adjourned the Conference to December 1, 2022 in Richmond.

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

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

2023

January 5, Hercules

February 2, Walnut Creek

March 2, Orinda

April 6, Concord

May 4, San Ramon

June 1, Oakley

July 6, Moraga

August 3, Lafayette

September 7, Clayton

October 5, Pleasant Hill

November 2, Brentwood

December 7, San Ramon


Gary Pokorny

11/7/2022

Mr. Gary Pokorny

Executive Director

Contra Costa Mayor's Conference

Re: Nomination of Mark Ross for

BAAQMD.

Dear Mr. Pokorny,

Please accept this letter as a self-nomination for reappointment to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District by the Mayor's Selection Committee at the December 2022 meeting.

I have always been proud to serve as one of the Mayor's Conference's representative, and have earnestly represented the cities of Contra Costa in the increasingly elusive quest for clean air, healthy climate, and equity in enforcing regulations-especially in at-risk communities in Contra Costa.

As we have seen in this new dangerous era, particulate matter from smoke, either fireplace wood burning or wildfires pose a new threat to which I'm committed to help our Contra Costa constituents protect themselves from with timely and correct notifications, and proper filtration.

Additionally, I have been a sensible voice when it comes to a balanced approach that considers all aspects of creating and enforcing regulations, old and new.

I have this as more as mission than undertaking, and would be honored to continue finding the best solutions for the our shared constituent's health and community well-being- should the Conference so deign.

Hence I am formally putting my name into nomination for the BAAQMD representative at the upcoming meeting.

Thanks for your assistance in passing this on to the Conference Mayors.

Best,

Mark Ross

Councilmember, Martinez