Current Agenda


JOINT MEETING OF

CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE &

CONTRA COSTA CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Hosted by the City of Walnut Creek

6:30 P.M. BUSINESS MEETING


Business Meeting Location: Walnut Creek Downtown Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Oak View Room.

Presentation Topic: Delta Tunnel Status and Current Issues.

Dinner Location: Bar Camino, 1470 N. Broadway (Nearby, hopefully it will be dry.)

Buffet Dinner with a vegetarian option. No need to specify an entree.

RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Cancellation Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023.

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

Dinner Cost: $55.00 - Individuals will be billed for reservations made but not cancelled by the deadline.

Point of Contact for Reservations and Cancellations: Nancy Cyr, cyr@walnut-creek.org, (925) 943-5899 x2650. Email preferred.

Dinner Payment by check payable to City of Walnut Creek may be presented at the door or mailed to: Nancy Cyr, City of Walnut Creek - City Manager's Office, 1666 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

RESERVATIONS ARE MADE THROUGH THE CITY OF WALNUT CREEK AS NOTED ABOVE

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

The Walnut Creek Downtown Library is located at 1644 North Broadway in Civic Park.

Limited parking is available in the Library Garage, underneath the library, on a first-come, first-served basis. The entrance to this garage is on Lincoln Avenue, close to the intersection of Lincoln and North Broadway. Please note there is a charge for parking in the Library Garage until 8:00 p.m. A less expensive parking option is the Broadway Garage, located at 1390 North Broadway at the intersection of North Broadway and Cypress Street. The first hour of parking in the Broadway Garage is free and the charge for subsequent hours is 50 cents/hour. Note that street parking meter hours run until 8:00 p.m. and there are time limits at meters.

Accessibility

Handicapped parking spots are available in each garage and are clearly marked. Each garage has an elevator and there is a drop-off zone outside the Library’s front door at the East entrance.

From Oakland/SF:

· Take Highway 24 to 680 North

· Exit at Ygnacio Valley Road

· Turn Right off exit

· Turn Right onto N. Broadway

· Turn Left onto Lincoln Street to park

at the Library or continue an additional

block to park in the Broadway Garage

(on the left-hand side)

From San Jose:

· Take Highway 680 North

· Exit at S. Main Street

· Turn Right onto Newell Avenue

· Turn Left on S. Broadway. The

Broadway Garage will be on your right

past Mt. Diablo Blvd.

From Concord/Sacramento:

· Take 680 South

· Take exit 47 at Walnut Creek/North Main

Street and go toward North Main

· Keep to the right to go south on North Main Street

· Turn Left onto Civic Drive

· Turn Right onto N. Broadway

· Turn Left onto Lincoln Street to park at the Library or

continue an additional block to park in the Broadway

Garage (on the left-hand side)

Once inside the Library – the Oak View Room is on the second floor on the south side of the building. Bar Camino is located at 1470 N. Broadway.

MEETING OF CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE

AND CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE

Thursday, January 5, 2023

6:30 P.M. BUSINESS MEETING

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 January 5, 2023 Conference and CSC meetings.

Action: Move to approve January 5, 2023 Mayors Conference and CSC minutes.

2. Recess Mayors Conference and call CSC to order:

3. Appointment to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The position previously filled by Amy Worth is open. Nominations were solicited at the January 5 meeting. Pleasant Hill Council Member Sue Noack and Pittsburg Mayor Shanelle Scales-Preston were nominated by the deadline. (Letters of nomination and a letter of endorsement attached.)

Action: Hold an election and make an appointment to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for a term ending in february 28, 2027.

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

5. 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.

6. Chair Announcements:

7. Mayor Announcements:

8. State and Federal Legislative Update:

9. County Supervisor Announcements:

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

11. 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.

12. Welcome to Walnut Creek by Mayor Cindy Silva.

13. Adjourn Conference to March 2, 2023 meeting in Orinda.

Deadline for next agenda is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

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

Meeting in Hercules at Franklin Canyon Golf Course

Thursday, January 5, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Tom Butt called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL OF CITY DELEGATES:

Antioch: Mayor Lamar Thorpe

Brentwood: Mayor Joel Bryant

Clayton: Mayor Jeff Wan

Concord: Mayor Laura Hoffmeister

Town of Danville: Mayor Robert Storer

El Cerrito: Mayor Lisa Motoyama

Hercules: Mayor Alex Walker-Griffin

Lafayette: Council Member Theresa Gerringer

Martinez: Mayor Brianne Zorn

Moraga: Mayor Renata Sos

Oakley: Mayor Aaron Meadows

Orinda: Mayor Inga Miller

Pinole: Mayor Devin Murphy

Pittsburg: Mayor Shanelle Scales-Preston

Pleasant Hill: Mayor Timothy Flaherty

Richmond: Mayor Tom Butt

San Pablo: Vice Mayor Patricia Ponce

San Ramon: Mayor Dave Hudson

Walnut Creek: Mayor Cindy Silva

Presiding: Conference Chair: Tom Butt

The above delegates comprised a quorum for the meetings.

1. Approval of Minutes of the December 1, 2022 Mayors Conference (Conference) and City Selection Committee (CSC) meetings:

Action: Motion to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2022 Conference and CSC meetings passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon. Brentwood was absent for this vote.

2. Chair Butt recessed the Conference Meeting and the Executive Director called the CSC to order for items 3-6.

3. Election of Chair of the CSC for 2023: Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe volunteered to serve as Chair of the CSC. There were no other nominations.

Action: Motion to elect Lamar Thorpe Chair of the CSC passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon. Brentwood was absent for this vote.

4. Election of Vice Chair of the CSC for 2023: Hercules Mayor Alex Walker-Griffin volunteered to serve as Vice Chair of the CSC. There were no other nominations.

Action: Motion to elect Alex Walker-Griffin Vice Chair of the CSC passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon. Brentwood was absent for this vote.

5. Appointment to the Contra Costa Airport Land Use Commission: A vacancy existed in this position. The term of the open position runs until May 1, 2026. Concord Council Member Carlyn Obringer was nominated to serve. There were no other nominees by the deadline.

Action: Motion to apply CSC rule and appoint Carlyn Obringer to the Airport Land Use Commission for a term ending May 1, 2026 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon. Brentwood was absent for this vote.

6. Call for nominations for a term ending February 28, 2027 on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. This position is currently vacant. Any mayor or council member is eligible to serve in this position. Nominations shall be filed by email with Executive Director, Gary Pokorny at gjpokorn@lmi.net no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2023.

7. CSC Meeting recessed & Chair Butt called the Mayors Conference back to order for the balance of the agenda.

8. Election of Chair of the Mayors Conference for 2023: Conference bylaws provide that the Chair of the Conference shall serve a term of office for the calendar year. Nominations were solicited in December. San Ramon Mayor Dave Hudson was nominated for Conference Chair for 2023. There were no other nominees by the deadline.

ACTION: Motion to apply Conference rule and elect San Ramon Mayor Dave Hudson Chair of the Conference for 2023 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon. Brentwood was absent for this vote.

9. Election of Vice Chair of the Mayors Conference for 2023: Conference bylaws provide that the Vice Chair shall serve a term of office for the calendar year. Nominations were solicited in December. Walnut Creek Mayor Pro Tem Loella Haskew was nominated to the position of Conference Vice Chair. There were no other nominees by the deadline.

ACTION: Motion to apply Conference rule and elect Walnut Creek Mayor Pro Tem Loella Haskew Vice Chair of the Conference for 2023 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon. Brentwood was absent for this vote.

10. Appointment to the First Alternate Position on the Association of Bay Area Governments Board (ABAG): There was an opening for the balance of the First Alternate Member term expiring June 30, 2023. Nominations were solicited in December and none were received by the deadline. Mayor Silva nominated El Cerrito Mayor Lisa Motoyama for the position from the floor. There were no other nominations.

Action: Motion to appoint Lisa Motoyama to the First Alternate position on the ABAG Board for a term ending June 30, 2023 passed.

Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon.

11. Appointments to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Board: The current terms of appointees Newell Arnerich as member and Dave Hudson as alternate 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. Newell Arnerich has applied for reappointment to the member position. There were no other nominations for the member position. Dave Hudson and Teresa Gerringer have each applied for the alternate position.

Action #1: Motion to apply Conference rule and appoint Newell Arnerich as a member of the CCTA Board of Directors for a term ending January 31, 2025 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon.

After item 1 was completed, Dave Hudson withdrew from consideration for the alternate position.

Action # 2.: Motion to appoint Teresa Gerringer as an alternate member of the CCTA Board for a term ending January 31, 2025 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon.

12. Appointments to the Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission (CCHMC): The two terms on the CCHMC ending Dec. 31, 2022 as well as the balance of a term ending Dec. 31, 2024 were open. As a result there is a need to select new city representatives to serve 4-year terms ending in December 2026 as well as a representative to serve the balance of a term ending Dec. 31 2024. There were no nominations by the deadline.

Richmond Council Member Soheila Bana and _____ were nominated from the floor to serve in the terms ending December 31, 2026 and Pinole Council Member Anthony Tave was nominated to serve on the CCHMC for a term ending December 31, 2024.

Action: Motion to appoint Soheila Bana and _____to terms on the CCHMC ending Dec. 31, 2026 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon.

Action: Motion to appoint Anthony Tave to a term on the CCHMC ending Dec. 31, 2024 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon.

13. Appointment to the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance (CCFJA) Board of Directors: The remainder of a term on the CCFJA Board ending December 31, 2024 was open. Walnut Creek Council Member Kevin Wilk and Lafayette Council Member Teresa Gerringer were nominated for this position. At the time this item came up for discussion, Teresa Gerringer withdrew her nomination.

ACTION: Motion to appoint Walnut Creek Council Member Kevin Wilk to a term on the CCFJA Board for a term ending Dec. 31, 2024 passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Bentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, and San Ramon.

14. Conference Appointee Reports: Newell Arnerich urged cities with transportation projects to check with CCTA to see if there may be some advantage in combining projects to gain advantages of scale in design and construction. He also noted that CCTA is establishing a reserve policy to smooth out variations in sales tax revenue from year to year. Carlyn Obringer thanked mayors for appointing her to the Airport Land Use Commission. She noted that East Bay Economic Dev. Commission annual report is quite interesting and is on the web site and hard copies are also available. The Parks District will be having an event at the Port Chicago site and will be inviting mayors to attend. Dave Hudson discussed the ABAG advocacy program for accessible transportation and noted that the “Mobility Hub” report is now available.

15. Chair Announcements: None.

16. Mayor Announcements: Dave Hudson introduced Marisol Rubio, new Council Member from San Ramon. Laura Hoffmeister introduced new Concord Council Member Laura Nakamura and noted that there would be a hearing on the Weapons Station Project. Cindy Silva noted that Walnut Creek had received grant funding for improvements to the traffic signal system on Ygnacio Valley Road that will improve traffic flow at peak times.

Pinole Mayor Devin Murphy recognized Pinole Valley High School for their State Football Championship. Lamar Thorpe noted that police reform was progressing well in Antioch and that the City will be activating its first Crisis Response Team in February. He also noted the opening of a transitional housing care center. Pleasant Hill Mayor Tim Flaherty introduced new council member Zac Shess. Richmond Mayor Tom Butt introduced new mayor Eduardo Martinez and council members Soheila Bana and Cesar Zepeda.


17. State and Federal Legislative Update: A representative for Congressman John Garamendi noted that the Congressman would be taking over the Richmond office space of Mark DeSaulnier for his new West County office. Shanelle Scales-Preston noted that she would continue to represent Congressman De Saulnier in the eastern part of the county.

18. County Supervisor Announcements: None.

19. League of California Cities Update: Sam Caygill noted the League’s new strategic priorities for 2023 are homelessness, housing, public safety, and support for local tax revenues. She thanked all mayors and council members for their engagement in 2022 and asked for the same in 2023.

20. Public Comments: None.

21. Passing of the Gavel: Dave Hudson thanked Tom Butt for his yeoman service as chair for 2022 and presented him with the traditional retired-chair plaque. Tom Butt thanked all for their support this year and noted he was glad we have returned to in-person meetings.

22. Host Mayor Welcome: Hercules Mayor Alex Walker-Griffin introduced current and past council members, mayors, and city staff and commented upon major projects underway or recently completed in Hercules.

23. Chair Hudson adjourned the meeting to February 2 in Walnut Creek.

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

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

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

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Dear Chair Mayor David Hudson and fellow Mayors,

I would like to apply for appointment to the open seat to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

I currently serve on the Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (ECCTA) / Tri-Delta Transit for the past 4 years, serving as the Chair in 2020-2021. Recently I became Chair of the TRANSPLAN Committee. This committee coordinates the regional transportation of the communities in Eastern Contra Costa County. In addition to serving on the regional bodies, I also serve as the liaison to our local City Infrastructure and Transportation committee as well as Cal Cities, Transportation, Communications and Public Works policy committee, and am serving as the East Bay Division President of Cal Cities. Lastly over the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to worked for two Members of Congress and have enjoyed working on transportation on the federal side throughout Contra Costa County.

I would love to serve and have representation from East Contra Costa County and represent all of Contra Costa County.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Warmest regards,

Mayor Shanelle Scales-Preston

City of Pittsburg


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Susan A. Noack

307 Meadowood Ct.

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


January 4, 2023


Contra Costa Mayors Conference

c/o Gary Pokorny, Executive Director

Contra Costa Mayors Conference


Dear Mayors,


I am nominating myself for the City Selection Committee appointment to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).


I have been a member of the Pleasant Hill City Council for eight years, serving as Mayor in 2016 and 2021. I have served on the Board of the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority for eight years and have chaired the Finance Subcommittee for the last three years. I represent Pleasant Hill on Transpac, our RTPC and on the Innovate 680 Policy Advisory Committee. I have represented Transpac on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) for the last three years and currently chair the Administration and Projects Committee for CCTA.


In addition to my transportation experience I bring a strong background in finance which I believe to be vital in representing Contra Costa interests at MTC. I have an MBA from Wharton and spent 26 years in the banking and corporate finance world.


The MTC role is an important one and I would work hard to represent the entire county. With our new library complete and housing element and general plan almost complete, I will have the time to dedicate to the MTC.


I appreciate everyone's consideration.


Sincerely,

/signed/

Sue Noack


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Chris Kelley

Hercules, CA



January 17, 2023


RE: Recommending Sue Noack for Mayors Conference appointee to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)


Dear Mayors,


I am writing this personal recommendation in support of Sue Noack for the position of Contra Costa County Mayors Conference appointee to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).


As the current Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Chair, I have worked closely with Sue Noack on our CCTA Board for the past 12 months. Sue has a wealth of experience and knowledge about county and regional transportation issues. She has served on the CCTA Board since 2020 and been on the Innovate 680 Policy Advisory Committee for 3 years. She has been a representative on the regional transportation planning committee, TRANSPAC, for 6 years, and a Board Director of the County Connection bus system for 8 years.


Sue understands both transit and transportation matters thoroughly. She consistently researches all issues that come before her, raises pertinent points at board meetings, and always asks relevant questions about the matter under discussion. Moreover, Sue Noack has an excellent understanding of financial and funding issues, in part derived from her professional background in corporate finance. Retired from a day job, she also has the free time needed to serve effectively as our new MTC Commissioner and will represent all of Contra Costa well.


I urge all of our cities to vote for Sue Noack's appointment to MTC.


Sincerely,

/signed/


Chris Kelley


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Amy Worth

304 La Espiral

Orinda, CA 94563


January 18, 2023


Dear Contra Costa Mayors,


I thank all of you for the great honor of representing you on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) over these past 16 years. I am deeply appreciative of of being able to work with you, your council colleagues, and city staff. Together we secured significant investments for transportation projects and transit programs in our Contra Costa Cities.


As we look to the future, I strongly support Sue Noack to serve as the new Mayors Conference representative to MTC.


Through her significant experience serving on both a transit board and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority she has extensive knowledge of the transportation priorities for Contra Costa cities and transit agencies and will be a fierce advocate at the regional level. Her strong finance background will be an exceptional asset. She has the time to meet the extensive commitments to serve as an MTC commissioner and will serve all the cities in Contra Costa with dedication and enthusiasm.


I believe that she is best suited to carry on the work that we have done together these past sixteen years.


With many thanks,

/signed/

Amy Worth