Current Agenda

 

JOINT MEETING OF

CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE &

CONTRA COSTA CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE

 

Thursday, July 11, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

 

Hosted by the City of Orinda

 

Business meeting & dinner both at:

 

Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda, CA

 

Program: Wildfire Prevention & Measure X Mitigation Activities in Contra Costa County by Contra Costa Fire District Fire Marshall Chris Bachmen.

 

Dinner follows business meeting: Buffet dinner at same location with a vegetarian option, no need to specify entree.

 

RSVP Deadline: Thursday, July 3, 2024.

 

Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, July 3, 2024.

 

DINNER RESERVATIONS MADE THROUGH
THE CITY OF ORINDA

 

RSVP to: Rasha Chatman, rchatman@cityoforinda.org, (925) 253-4226. Email preferred.

 

Dinner Reservations: Two dinners are prepaid for each City. Please RSVP with the names and titles of all attendees. Others interested in staying for dinner must RSVP, as noted above:

 

Dinner Payment by check payable to City of Orinda may be presented at the door or mailed to: Rasha Chatman, City of Orinda, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA  94563

 

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

 

Dinner Cost: $70.00.

 

 

Directions to Orinda Country Club

315 Camino Sobrante

From Oakland/SF

Take ramp onto CA-24

Keep left onto CA-24 (Caldecott Tunnel

Take exit 9 toward Orinda/Moraga

Turn left onto Camino Pablo

Turn right onto Camino Sobrante

Turn left onto El Ribero

Turn slightly left onto Camino Sobrante

From San Jose

Take ramp onto I-580 W

Take exit 26A toward Berkeley/Warren Fwy onto CA-13

Take exit 5C toward Walnut Creek/Concord onto CA-24 E

Keep left onto CA-24 (Caldecott Tunnel)

Take exit 9 toward Orinda/Moraga

Turn left onto Camino Pablo

Turn right onto Camino Sobrante

Turn left onto El Ribero

Turn slightly left onto Camino Sobrante

 

From Concord/Sacramento

Take ramp onto I-680 S

Take the exit toward Oakland/Lafayette onto CA-24 W

Take exit 9 toward Orinda/Orinda Village/Richmond onto Camino Pablo

Turn right onto Camino Sobrante

Turn left onto El Ribero

Turn slightly left onto Camino Sobrante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOINT MEETING OF

 CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE &

CONTRA COSTA CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE

 

Thursday, July 11, 2024

 

6:30 P.M. BUSINESS MEETING

 

AGENDA

 

Call Mayors Conference (Conference) to Order, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, & Roll Call.

 

1. Program: Wildfire Prevention & Measure X Mitigation Activities in Contra Costa County by Contra Costa Fire District Fire Marshall Chris Bachmen.

 

2. Approval of Minutes: (attached) of the June 6, 2024 meetings.

 

Action: Move to approve June 6, 2024 Conference & City Selection Committee (CSC) minutes.

 

3. Recess Conference and call CSC to order for items 4-6 below:

 

4. Appointments to the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC): The latest terms of office of Brentwood Mayor Joel Bryant, as member, and of Concord Mayor Edi Birsan, as alternate, on the ALUC ended May 4, 2024. There were no nominations by the deadline. The CSC can either accept nominations from the floor and make an appointment or carry the appointments over to the next meeting.

 

5. Appointments to the Contra Costa Countywide Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board (Oversight Board): The current terms of San Pablo Council Member Rita Xavier, as member, and Pittsburg Council Member Shanelle Scales-Preston, as alternate, on the Oversight Board end June 30. There were no nominations by the deadline. The CSC can either accept nominations from the floor and make appointments or carry the appointments over to the next meeting.

 

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

 

 

 

7. 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.

 

8. Chair Announcements:

 

9. Mayor Announcements:

 

10. State and Federal Legislative Update:

 

11. County Supervisor Announcements:

 

12.  League of California Cities Update:  Samantha “Sam” Caygill, East Bay Division Public Affairs Manager.

 

13. 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.

 

14. Welcome to Orinda by Mayor Darlene Gee.

 

15. Adjourn Conference to the August 1, 2024 meeting in Hercules.

 

Deadline for next agenda is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

 

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.

 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

 


2024

 

  

July 11, Orinda – One week late because of July 4 holiday and trade with Richmond.

 

August 1, Hercules

 

September 5, Walnut Creek

 

October 3, Richmond – note trade with Orinda.

 

November 14, Concord - (One week late because of 2024 city elections) 

 

December 5, San Pablo


2025


January 9, Oakley (one week late because of holidays)

 

February 6, Moraga

 

March 6, Lafayette

 

April 3, Clayton

 

May 1, Pleasant Hill

 

 

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MINUTES OF THE

CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE

AND CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Thursday, June 6, 2024 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Hosted by the City of Pittsburg

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Haskew 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 Jim Diaz

Concord: Council Member Laura Hoffmeister

Town of Danville: Mayor Karen Stepper

El Cerrito: Mayor Tessa Rudnick

Hercules: Mayor Dan Romero

Lafayette: Mayor Gina Dawson

Martinez: Mayor Brianne Zorn

Moraga: Mayor Teresa Onoda

Oakley: Mayor Aaron Meadows

Orinda: Mayor Darlene Gee

Pinole: Mayor Maureen Toms

Pittsburg: Mayor Juan Antonio Banales

Pleasant Hill: Mayor Matthew Rinn

Richmond: Mayor Eduardo Martinez

San Pablo: Absent

San Ramon: Vice Mayor Scott Perkins

Walnut Creek: Mayor Loella Haskew

 

Presiding: Conference Char: Loella Haskew

 

The above delegates comprised a quorum for the meetings.

 

1.     Program:  County Librarian Alison McKee presented a comprehensive report on the status of Library services and utilization during the past year, noting that in most areas activity has returned to pre-covid levels. She also focused on several new service initiatives and facility improvements underway in 2024-‘25.

 

2.     Approval of Minutes: of the May 2, 2024, Conference and City Selection Committee (CSC) meetings.

 

Action:  Motion to approve the minutes of the May 2, 2024 Conference and CSC meetings passed. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. San Pablo was absent. Oakley abstained.

 

3.      Mayors Conference recessed, and City Selection Committee was called to order by CSC Chair, El Cerrito Mayor Tessa Rudnick, for items 4-6:

 

4.     Appointments to the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC): The current terms of office of Brentwood Mayor Joel Bryant, as member, and of Concord Mayor Edi Birsan, as alternate on the ALUC ended on May 4, 2024. 

 

ACTION: There were no nominations by the deadline or from the floor so the appointment was carried forward to the July 11, 2024 meeting.  

 

5.     Appointments to the Contra Costa Countywide Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board (Oversight Board):  The current terms of San Pablo Council Member Rita Xavier, as member, and Pittsburg Council Member Shanelle Scales-Preston, as alternate, on the Oversight Board end June 30, 2024. 

 

ACTION: There were no nominations by the deadline or from the floor so the appointments were carried forward to the July 11, 2024 meeting.

 

6.      The CSC Meeting recessed and the Mayors Conference was called back to order for the balance of the agenda.

 

7.     Appointments to the East Bay Economic Development Alliance Executive Committee (EBEDAEC):  The current terms of El Cerrito Council Member Lisa Motoyama and Danville Mayor Karen Stepper expire on June 30, 2024. 

 

Action:  Clayton Vice Mayor Kim Trupiano volunteered and was elected. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. San Pablo was absent.

 

8.     Appointment to the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance Board of Directors (Family Justice Board):  The current term of Walnut Creek Council Member Kevin Wilk on the Family Justice Board will expire June 30, 2024. Walnut Creek Council Member Kevin Wilk and Richmond Council Member Soheila Bana each filed nominations for this position by the deadline.

 

Action: After an election, Walnut Creek Council Member Kevin Wilk was appointed to a new 2-year term ending June 30, 2026. Voting aye were delegates from Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. San Pablo was absent.

 

9.      Conference Appointee Reports: Chris Kelley noted that the Economic Development Alliance recently hosted a tour of Richmond Harbor and that CCTA is hosting a speakers series. Anissa Williams noted that the Delta Protection Commission recently held a budget hearing and appointed two members to the Delta Advisory Program. Sue Noack noted that the legislation authorizing a vote on a 2026 financial measure designed to address the “fiscal cliff” for transit agencies was recently pulled from consideration in the California Senate leaving the measure and support for transit agencies in limbo. An evaluation study of the trial bike lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is ongoing. Cindy Silva noted that ABAG is asking for an update on the Housing and Community Development methodology for assigning housing goals, noting that greater transparency into the process is needed. ABAG General Assembly is upcoming. Mark Ross noted that the Air District is working on making community air monitoring efforts more compatible. Kevin Wilk thanked all for their support for his reelection and noted that the recent Family Justice Alliance Gala was quite successful netting over $107,000 for program support for the coming year. He also noted that June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

 

10.  Chair Announcements: None.

 

11.  Mayor Announcements: Mayor Martinez noted that Richmond has been accepted in the Bloomberg Alliance Data Program. Mayor Zorn announced a June 22 evacuation drill for Martinez and noted the potential for inter-city involvement in such exercises in the future. Concord Council Member Hoffmeister noted that Brookfield Development has been selected for the Naval Station reuse project. Various mayors noted community events being held in June and for the July 4 holiday.

 

12.  State and Federal Legislative Update: Harpreet Sandhu of Congressman Garamendi’s office reported on passage of various bills in Congress. Ryan-Thomas Brown from Congressman DeSaulnier reported on activities in Congress as well as local community town hall events. Staff for Senator Steve Glazer noted activities in Sacramento. All representatives offered their offices as resources for local cities on legislative issues. 

 

13.  County Supervisor Announcements: Supervisor Glover welcomed the mayors to District Five and Pittsburg.

 

14.  League of California Cities Update: None.

 

15.  Public Comments: BART Director Deborah Allen noted several major reconstruction projects upcoming this summer and expressed concern at the withdrawal of the measure addressing the fiscal cliff for transit. The Sustainable Contra Costa Challenge is doing well and the awards gala is upcoming. The East Bay Parks announced various summer events. Central Sanitary District has various educational programs available.

 

16.  Mayor Juan Antonio Banales welcomed the Mayors to Pittsburg and recognized key City Staff. He introduced current and former Council Members and Mayors.

 

17.  Meeting was adjourned in memory of Charlie Abrams, former Council Member and Mayor of Walnut Creek who passed away recently and is greatly missed.