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CONTRA COSTA


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

 

MEETING OF CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE

 

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

 

Hosted by the City of Oakley

     

Oakley City Council Chambers, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, CA

 

This meeting will feature a presentation on results of operation of the Helen Putnam Award winning Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime program.

 

Business meeting will be followed by a buffet dinner (including a vegetarian option) at Skipolini’s (upstairs) located across the street from the business meeting

 

DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE MADE THROUGH THE CITY OF

Oakley

 

Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023 to

Diana Kerr at (925) 625-7000 or kerr@ci.oakley.ca.us

 

Dinner Reservations: Two dinners are prepaid for each City. Please RSVP with the

names and titles of all attendees. Others interested in having dinner should call or

e-mail the City of Oakley, as noted above, and pay for their dinners at the door or mail payment to City of Oakley, 3231 Main St., Oakley, CA 94561. Individuals will be billed for reservations made but not cancelled by the deadline.  Dinner Cost: $70.












MEETING OF

 CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE

 

Hosted by the City of Oakley

Oakley City Hall

 

6:30 p.m. – Thursday, June 1, 2023

 

Call Mayors Conference (Conference) to Order, Pledge of Allegiance to Flag, & Conduct Roll Call. 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. Program: Contra Costa Health Director Anna Roth, and City Managers Dan Buckshi and Matt Rodriguez will report on A3: Contra Costa County's new approach to provide timely and appropriate mental and behavioral health crisis services to anyone, anywhere, at anytime in the county. 

 

2. Approval of Minutes: (attached) of the May 4, 2023 Conference and City Selection Committee (CSC) meetings in San Ramon.  

 

Action: Move to Approve Minutes of May 4, 2023 Conference and CSC meetings. 

3. Appoint two full members to terms on the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Board currently filled by Dave Hudson, San Ramon, and Cindy Silva, Walnut Creek and for two Alternate Member terms on the same Board currently filled by Lisa Motoyama, El Cerrito and Kevin Wilk, Walnut Creek, all terms ending June 30 2025. Cindy Silva and Lisa Motoyama have both been nominated for the member positions. There were no other nominations by the deadline.

Action: Apply Conference rule and appoint Cindy Silva and Lisa Motoyama to the full member positions on ABAG for terms ending June 30, 2025.

Kevin Wilk has applied for the first alternate position and there was no nominee for the second position.  

Action: Apply Conference rule and appoint Kevin Wilk to the first alternate position on ABAG for a term ending June 30, 2025.

Action: Nominations from the floor may be accepted for the second alternate position or the nomination may be carried over to the July agenda.

4. Appoint two member terms on the East Bay Economic Alliance Executive Committee (EBEDAEC) currently filled by Carlyn Obringer, Concord, and Chris Kelley, Hercules, and for an alternate member term, currently filled by Teresa Gerringer, Lafayette, all new terms ending June 30, 2025. Carlyn Obringer and Chris Kelley applied for reappointment by the deadline.

 

Action: Reappoint Carlyn Obringer and Chris Kelley to member terms on the EBEDAEC for terms ending June 30, 2025.

 

5. Conference Appointee Reports:

 

6. Chair Announcements:

 

7. Mayors Announcements:

 

8. State and Federal Legislative Update:

 

9. County Supervisor Comments:

 

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

 

11. Public Communication: 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 Oakley:

 

13. Adjourn to July 6, 2023 Meeting in Moraga.

 

Deadline for July agenda is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.

 

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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MINUTES OF THE

 CONTRA COSTA MAYORS CONFERENCE

AND CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Meeting at San Ramon Community Center

 

Thursday, May 4, 2023 – 6:35 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Dave Hudson 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: Council Member Christine Kelley

Lafayette: Council Member Teresa Gerringer

Martinez: Council Member Debbie McKillop

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: Council Member Soheila Bana

San Pablo: Vice Mayor Patricia Ponce

San Ramon: Mayor Dave Hudson

Walnut Creek: Mayor Cindy Silva

 

Presiding: Conference Chair Dave Hudson

 

The above delegates comprised a quorum for the meetings.

 

1. Presentation: Made by the Valley Link Project that will connect Northern San Joaquin County communities to the Tri-Valley and the Dublin/Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station through rail service via the route of the historic Transcontinental Railroad right-of-way through the Altamont Pass. 

 

2. Approval of Minutes of the May 4, 2023 Mayors Conference (Conference) and City Selection Committee (CSC) meetings:

 

Action: Motion to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2023 Conference and CSC meetings 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, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

 

3. Conference Chair Hudson recessed the Conference Meeting and CSC Chair Lamar Thorpe called the CSC to order for item 4.

 

4. Appointment to a member position on the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) currently filled by Scott Perkins, San Ramon, and to an alternate member position currently filled by Edi Birsan, Concord, on LAFCO, both new terms ending on May 4, 2027.  Scott Perkins has been nominated for reappointment to the full member position and Edi Birsan has volunteered to serve in the alternate position (nominations attached). There were no other nominations by the deadline.

 

Action: Delegates applied the CSC rule and appointed Scott Perkins to the member position and Edi Birsan to the alternate position, both terms ending May 4, 2027. 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, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

 

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

 

6. Call for nominations for two Full Member terms on the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Board currently filled by Dave Hudson, San Ramon, and Cindy Silva, Walnut Creek and for two Alternate Member terms on the same Board currently filled by Lisa Motoyama, El Cerrito and Kevin Wilk, Walnut Creek, all terms ending June 30 2025. Any mayor or council member, including the current incumbents, is eligible to serve in these positions. Nominations, specifying position nominated for, shall be filed by email with Executive Director, Gary Pokorny at gjpokorn@lmi.net no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

 

7. Call for nominations for two member terms on the East Bay Economic Alliance Executive Committee (EBEDAEC) currently filled by Carlyn Obringer, Concord, and Chris Kelley, Hercules, and for an

Alternate Member term, currently filled by Teresa Gerringer, Lafayette all new terms ending June 30, 2025. Any mayor or council member, from cities that are members of the EBEDAEC, is eligible to serve in these positions. Nominations, specifying positions, shall be filed as noted above.

 

8. Request for Endorsement of the 2023/2024 Transportation Development Act (TDA) Funding Recommendations.

 

Following a thorough application and review process, the Contra Costa City-County Engineering Advisory Committee (CCEAC) forwarded their recommended funding plan for TDA, Article 3, projects for 2023-‘24. They requested endorsement of the recommendations. (Letter of transmittal and recommendations attached.)

 

Action: Motion that the Mayors Conference endorse the TDA funding proposal for 2023-2024 as submitted by the CCEAC passed.  Voting Aye: 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, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

 

9. Conference Appointee Reports: Newell Arnerich noted that CCTA launched autonomous vehicle shuttle service in San Ramon in late April. Chris Kelley noted that a delegation from the EBEDA visited the Lawrence Livermore Lab for a tour of the National Hydrogen Ignition Facility. The tour was very informative. Karen Stepper added that others may request such a tour which she highly recommended. Sue Noack noted that MTC recently held a retreat which was very informative and that focused on what is happening to mass transit in the post-covid environment. Carlyn Obringer indicated that the Airport Commission is trying to re-energize regional airport planning, the EDA has an upcoming leadership retreat, and the Parks District is studying rules for use of e-bikes on Park District trails. Kevin Wilk noted that the Family Justice Center is holding a “Gala” May 24. Cindy Silva reminded all that ABAG will be holding a General Assembly June 16 and that the budget must be adopted at that time and a quorum is needed to adopt. Soheila Bana reminded everyone that the recent release of 24 tons of toxic dust from the Marinez refineries is being investigated by the Hazardous Materials Commission and a report will be forthcoming.

 

10. Chair Announcements: Chair Hudson thanked all who sent cards, letters, and the large “GetWell” sheets from an earlier Conference meeting. All were very meaningful and helped his spirits during his recovery.

 

11. Mayor Announcements: Antioch is funding city supported transitional housing for homeless and is supporting a City Crisis Response Team. Hercules has received a grant to plan an intermodal transit facility. Two new hotels have broken ground in Pittsburg. Pleasant Hill is preparing to implement district elections for council. San Ramon is planning a groundbreaking for the I-680 pedestrian overcrossing. Concord is reissuing a call for proposals for a new master developer for the Naval Weapons station project. Bret Prebula will be announced soon as the new city manager of Clayton. Moraga’s new Town Manager is Scott Mitnick. Brentwood is the U-Pick capital of the world. Finally, there was much trash talking about the upcoming bocce ball tournament.

 

12. State and Federal Legislative Update: Ryan Brown, for Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, announced an upcoming grants assistance workshop. He also noted that he has called on the Department of Justice to investigate the Antioch Police Department.

 

13. County Supervisor Announcements: Candace Andersen welcomed all to District 2 and discussed the County budget.

 

14.  League of California Cities Update: Sam Caygill noted that mid-May is the deadline for bills to get out of committee at the Legislature, discussed various key bills for cities, and reminded all of the bocce tournament in Danville June 29.

 

15. Public Comments: Mark Foley, Chair of the BART Board announced that new fare gates are being installed system-wide to reduce fare cheating, he announced a new schedule, and announced the new Inspector General. Susannah Meyer, Executive Director of Empowered Aging noted that June is Elder Abuse Awareness month. A volunteer with Climate 350 Contra Costa announced an awareness event and a representative of Contra Costa Water District announced an anniversary event.

 

16. Welcome to San Ramon; Mayor Hudson welcomed all to San Ramon, thanked Vice Mayor Mark Armstrong for filling in for him in City affairs, thanked Loella Haskew for doing the same for the Conference. He introduced current and past council members and mayors and city staff members, and invited all to dinner at City Hall.

 

17. Adjourn Conference to June 1, 2023 meeting in Oakley.  Chair Hudson adjourned the meeting at 7:45.

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

Tuesday, May 16, 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 may be 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

 

June 1, Oakley

 

July 6, Moraga

 

August 3, Lafayette

 

September 7, Clayton

 

October 5, Pleasant Hill

 

November 2, Brentwood

 

December 7, San Ramon

 

 

 

 

 Dear Mayors,


I wish to be reappointed to be one of the two Contra Costa city representatives on the ABAG Board.


Cindy Silva

Mayor,

Walnut Creek


Dear Mayors,


I wish to be appointed to the ABAG Board.


Lisa Motoyama

Council member,

El Cerrito

 

 


Dear Mayors,

 

I wish to be reappointed to the Alternate Member position as Contra Costa Cities representative to ABAG for a term ending June 30, 2025.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kevin Wilk,

Council Member,

Walnut Creek

 

 

Hi Gary,

I am interested in reapplying to serve as a Mayor’s conference appointment as a member of the East Bay EDA Executive Committee. 

 

Best Regards,

Carlyn

 

Carlyn Obringer

City Councilmember, District 2

City of Concord

 

 

 

Hello Gary,

 

I would like to apply for re-appointment to the East Bay EDA.  The appointment will take place at the June 2023 Mayors Conference. 

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

Chris Kelley

Council Member, City of Hercules

ckelley@ci.hercules.ca.us

mobile 510.684.4919