ANTIOCH CITY COUNCIL
ANTIOCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Regular Meeting September 12, 2000
7:00 P.M. Council Chambers
Mayor Rocha called the meeting to order at 7:03 P.M., with all members present.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Cub Scout Pack 454 led the Council and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Coastweeks and California Cleanup Day, September 16BOctober 6, 2000
Rivertown Jamboree, September 23 and 24, 2000
Delta Band Review, September 30, 2000
Driftwood Yacht Club/Make A Wish Day, October 7, 2000
Welcome to Social Security
On motion by Council Member Soliz, seconded by Council Member Freitas, the Council unanimously approved the Proclamations.
Council Member Soliz presented the Coastweeks and California Cleanup Day proclamation to Frank Palmeri proclaiming September 16BOctober 6, 2000, as "Coastweeks" and September 16, 2000 as "Coastal Cleanup Day." Mr. Palmeri provided a contact number and encouraged the community to participate in the Coastal Cleanup events.
Council Member Davis presented Jim Kyle and Betty Smith with the proclamation proclaiming September 23 and 24, 2000, as "Rivertown Jamboree Days." Betty Smith accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Board of Directors and invited the community to attend the Rivertown Jamboree. She stated Channel 5 would be at the circle of G Street on September 22, 2000 at 6:00 A.M. and encouraged the community to participate in giving them a high 5. She thanked the many sponsors and volunteers. Council Member Davis announced the Rib Cookoff Event scheduled for the Jamboree, noting the Peoples Choice Winner for the Reno Nevada Rib Cookoff competition would be attending. He provided a contact number for anyone wishing to participate in the event.
Council Member Davis presented Antioch High School students Jenny Warren and Jonathan Koberstein with the proclamation proclaiming September 30, 2000, as "Delta Band Review ." Jonathan Koberstein, on behalf of the Antioch High School marching band, invited the community to attend the event at 9:00 A.M. on AD@ Street in front of the Antioch Middle School.
Council Member Freitas presented Commodore Jackie Carver with the proclamation proclaiming October 7, 2000, as "Driftwood Yacht Club Day" and "Make A Wish Day." Paul Skinell invited the community to participate in this event and support the Make A Wish Foundation.
Mayor Rocha noted the AWelcome to Social Security@ proclamation would be presented at a future City Council meeting.
ANNOUNCEMENTS OF CIVIC AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
Karen Kops, representing the Friends Of Animal Services, invited the community to participate in the Ramble Around the Reservoir event scheduled to take place at Contra Loma Reservoir on September 16, 2000 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Jean Kuberra announced the Candidates Forum for the Mayor and Council Candidates conducted by the Chamber of Commerce on September 14, 2000 beginning at 6:00 P.M. She reviewed the broadcast schedule for the Senate Assembly and Board of Supervisors forum on channel 26.
Council Member Soliz announced the Elder Wish Foundation Golf Tournament on October 7, 2000 at Roddy Ranch Golf Course and the Delta Blues Festival on October 14, 2000 from 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Waldie Plaza.
JoAnn Cookman expressed her concerns regarding the homeless problems in her Beede Park neighborhood. She suggested the City address safety issues at City Park and the surrounding neighborhood adding she would like to start a neighborhood watch.
Sue Noe, co-owner of Mac's Old House Restaurant, expressed concern regarding the East Eighteenth Street Improvement Project and requested notification of any meetings discussing this project.
Jean Kuberra requested a formal specific plan for the entire Rivertown District particularly the redevelopment area involved.
Douglas Tokes requested the police department be provided a list of licensed dogs within the City to service the community on the weekends.
Gabriel Smith requested a parking space in front of his home be designated handicapped, the curb cut down and a sign posted for his handicapped wife. He expressed concern for a boarded-up house in his neighborhood frequented by drug dealers.
City Attorney Galstan stated Assistant City Engineer Bernal would contact Mr. Smith to take care of the curb and noted the house in question would be demolished in December.
COUNCIL REGULAR AGENDA
On motion by Council Member Soliz, seconded by Council Member Davis, the Council unanimously amended the agenda order to hear item #10 immediately after item #3.
1. RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF MEASURE "L" B A ONE‑EIGHTH CENT SALES TAX FOR CONTRA COSTA LIBRARIES # 1406‑01
City Attorney Galstan presented the staff report dated September 7, 2000, recommending the City Council adopt the resolution endorsing Measure "L".
Allen Smith provided a brief overhead presentation regarding the need for the City's support of Measure "L".
Ralph Hernandez, Chairperson for Citizens for Democracy and representing the Alliance of Contra Costa Taxpayers, along with Norma Hernandez, William Leroy and Angel Sudario spoke in opposition to Measure "L" stating if approved, this sales tax increase would make Contra Costa County=s sales tax the second highest in the State.
Council Member Freitas voiced his support, adding he was glad the voters of Contra Costa County would have the opportunity to vote on this Measure.
RESOLUTION NO. 2000/106
On motion by Council Member Soliz, seconded by Council Member Davis, the Council unanimously adopted the resolution endorsing Measure "L".
2. RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF MEASURE "K" B A $236M LOCAL BOND MEASURE TO PROVIDE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE NEEDS TO COLLEGES WITHIN THE CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT #1401‑01
Assistant to the City Manager Gegg presented the staff report dated September 7, 2000, recommending the City Council approve the resolution supporting Measure "K."
Dr. Raul Rodriquez, Los Medanos College President, and Greg Feere, Contra Costa College Board Member, gave brief presentations in support of the City's endorsement of the resolution supporting Measure "K".
Ralph Hernandez, Chairperson Citizens of Democracy, Norma Hernandez, Angel Sudario, and Jean Kuberra spoke in opposition to Measure "K" stating growth should pay it's own way and not be the burden of property owners.
Jim Conley spoke in support of Measure "K" stating today=s job market requires the on going education and skill advancement provided by the College District.
Jean Kuberra stated debt service for a bond issue is a regressive tax not based on the ability of the homeowner or the assessment value of the property. In response to Ms. Kuberra, Mr. Feere clarified the tax would be $8.60 per $100,000.00 of assessed value.
RESOLUTION NO. 2000/107
On motion by Council Member Soliz, seconded by Council Member Davis, the Council unanimously approved the resolution supporting Measure "K."
5. RESOLUTION EXPRESSING COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOND TO ALLOW A LOCAL, EXISTING BUSINESS AT 3810 DELTA FAIR BOULEVARD TO EXPAND, WITHOUT COST OR FINANCIAL OBLIGATION TO THE CITY OF ANTIOCH (BROWN COW INC.) #901‑01
Assistant to the City Manager Gegg presented the staff report dated August 21, 2000, recommending the City Council approve the resolution authorizing issuance of up to $1,000,000 in tax‑except Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs); the issuance to be accomplished through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for the purpose of purchasing equipment.
Mayor Rocha opened and closed the public hearing with no requests to speak.
RESOLUTION NO. 2000/109
On motion by Council Member Freitas, seconded by Council Member Soliz, the Council unanimously adopted the resolution.
6. RESOLUTION DECLARING THE NECESSITY OF ACQUIRING PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR RIGHT‑OF‑WAY FOR THE EAST EIGHTEENTH STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT #1102‑04
City Attorney Galstan presented the staff report dated August 2, 2000, recommending the City Council adopt the resolution of necessity authorizing eminent domain proceedings to acquire right‑of‑way strips for the street widening. He clarified Mac's Old House and the Mex‑Cal property were no longer involved and would be removed from the resolution as mutually satisfying arrangements had been made.
Council Member Freitas requested a study session be scheduled with the property owners involved to allow Council to hear the issues at a public meeting.
Mayor Rocha opened the public hearing.
Jim Conley stated he felt the East 18th Street improvement project was important, adding the City should promote a vision for the City that is user friendly, safe and marketable. He supported a study session involving the property owners.
Mayor Rocha closed the public hearing.
Council Member Soliz stated he is in support of the study session on this item.
RESOLUTION NO. 2000/110
On motion by Council Member Soliz, seconded by Council Member Freitas, unanimously adopted the resolution deleting the Noe and Cal Mex properties from the resolution.
7. TAYLOR PROPERTIES REQUESTS APPROVALS FOR A FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, MASTER USE PERMIT, TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION MAP, AND USE PERMIT FOR CHILD CARE WITHIN THE OFFICE DESIGNATION OF THE GENERAL PLAN; USE PERMIT TO ALLOW SHARED PARKING WITH PHASES 1 AND 2 OF THE WILLIAMSON RANCH PLAZA AND USE PERMIT TO ALLOW RESTAURANTS WITHIN THE OFFICE DESIGNATION OF THE GENERAL PLAN FOR THE "WILLIAMSON RANCH PLAZA" PROJECT PHASES III AND IV FOR PROPERTY LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1,750 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LONE TREE WAY AND HILLCREST AVENUE. FILE: PD‑00‑02, UP‑00‑15A, PW‑357‑304‑00 #202-03
On motion by Council Member Soliz, seconded by Council Member Freitas, the Council unanimously continued this item to September 26, 2000.
COUNCIL REGULAR AGENDABContinued
3. CITY OF ANTIOCH/ANTIOCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOND MEASURE, PROJECT AREA NO. 1 REFUNDING TAX ALLOCATION BONDS, SERIES 2000 (2000 BONDS) #902‑01
Finance and Leisure Services Director Tasker presented the staff report dated September 7, 2000, recommending the City Council approve the resolution approving the Issuance and Sale of the Antioch Development Agency, Project Area No. 1, Tax Allocation Refunding Bonds, Series 2000; Approving the Form of a Subordination Agreement, Authorizing the Making of Changes Thereto and the Execution and Delivery Thereof; and Authorizing the Taking of All Necessary Action in Connection with the Issuance of Such Bonds.
Council Members Freitas and Soliz thanked staff for their continued efforts to save the City taxpayers dollars.
RESOLUTION NO. 2000/108
On motion by Council Member Freitas, seconded by Council Member Soliz, the Council unanimously approved option 2 as stipulated in the staff report and the resolution.
Mayor Rocha adjourned to the Antioch Redevelopment Agency.
AGENCY REGULAR AGENDA
10. CITY OF ANTIOCH/ANTIOCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOND MEASURE, PROJECT AREA NO. 1 REFUNDING TAX ALLOCATION BONDS, SERIES 2000 (2000 BONDS) #902‑01
RESOLUTION NO. ADA‑372
On motion by Council Member Freitas, seconded by Council Member Soliz, the City Council unanimously adopted the resolution.
9. AGENCY CONSENT CALENDAR
A. APPROVAL OF AGENCY MINUTES August 8 and 22, 2000 #301‑03
B. APPROVAL OF AGENCY WARRANTS #401‑02
On motion by Agency Member Freitas, seconded by Agency Member Davis, the Agency unanimously approved the Consent Calendar.
Mayor Rocha declared a recess at 8:54 P.M. the meeting reconvened at 9:08 P.M., with all members present.
COUNCIL REGULAR AGENDABContinued
4. LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY #701‑04
1) UPDATE ON AB2929 ‑ REPORT ON BART BUY‑IN PROPOSAL
Mayor Rocha updated the City Council on the recent visit to Sacramento in support of AB2929. She announced the Bill had been defeated and proposed the Council consider another avenue to address this issue.
Martha Henry stated AB2929 lost by one vote and she had organized a coalition to lobby the BART board in support of a fair buy in. She provided a contact number and urged the community to get involved.
Jim Conley voiced his support of the efforts to lobby requiring BART to not go beyond its current boundaries without a fair buy in from San Jose.
Jean Kuberra stated she felt it was important to develop a regional transportation plan.
Following discussion the Council agreed to hold a panel with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and the elected officials of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties to discuss the importance of the fair buy in for the San Jose BART extension. Council Member Freitas suggested a water bill insert and advertising to encourage input from commuters.
8. COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
A. APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MINUTESCAugust 8 and 22, 2000 #301‑03
B. APPROVAL OF COUNCIL WARRANTS #401‑02
C. ORDINANCE NO. 977‑C‑S AMENDING SECTION 2‑1.206 OF THE ANTIOCH MUNICIPAL CODE, DEALING WITH COUNCIL MEMBER SALARIES #301‑01
D. ORDINANCE NO. 978‑C‑S ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 2 OF THE ANTIOCH MUNICIPAL CODE, DEALING WITH SALARIES OF THE CITY CLERK AND CITY TREASURER #101‑03
E. REJECTION OF CLAIMS #704‑07
1. Vangie Carapinha, #00/01‑1169
2. Natalie Briner, #99/00‑1168
3. Michael Rudolph, #00/01‑1172
F. REAPPOINTMENT OF BARBARA HERENDEEN TO CONTRA COSTA COUNTY LIBRARY COMMISSION #1406‑01
G. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/111 APPROVING CELL SITE LEASE WITH SPRINT SPECTRUM, L.P. AT CACHE PEAK WATER TANK SITE #1001‑05
H. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/112 APPROVING PURCHASE OF PROPERTY FROM HILLARY AND POLLY GARCIA AT 2636 ASILOMAR DRIVE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PARK STRIP (DEERFIELD UNIT 11) (PW487‑11) #802‑02
I. "A" STREET EXTENSION, RETAIN EMINENT DOMAIN COUNSEL AND REAL ESTATE APPRAISER FOR RIGHT‑OF‑WAY ACQUISITION #1102‑04
J. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/113 ACCEPTING WORK AND AUTHORIZING CITY ENGINEER TO FILE A NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION AT LONE TREE WAY AND EMPIRE AVENUE (PW 636-1) #1102‑04
K. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/114 ANNEXING UNBUILT SUBDIVISIONS INTO EXISTING LANDSCAPING DISTRICTS (HILLCREST, CITYWIDE AND LONE TREE) #806‑03
12. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/115 AMENDING "APPENDIX B" OF THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE FOR DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES AND CONSULTANTS
13. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/116 ACCEPTING COMPLETED IMPROVEMENTS FOR DALLAS RANCH SUBDIVISION, UNIT 8, TRACT NO. 7378 (SUNCREST HOMES/KAUFMAN & BROAD OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC.) (PW580‑8)
14. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/117 ACCEPTING COMPLETED IMPROVEMENTS FOR DALLAS RANCH SUBDIVISION, UNIT 9, TRACT NO. 8107 (SUNCREST HOMES) (PW 580‑9) #802‑02
15. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/118 ACCEPTING COMPLETED IMPROVEMENTS FOR DALLAS RANCH SUBDIVISION, UNIT 10, TRACT NO. 8108 (SUNCREST HOMES) (PW 580‑10) #802‑02
16. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/119 APPROVING FINAL MAP AND IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR SANDHILL PROPERTY, UNIT 2, TRACT NO. 8410 (RICHLAND DEVELOPMENT/BLACK DIAMOND KNOLLS, LTD.) (PW 643‑2) #802‑02
17. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/120 AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A GRANT OF EASEMENT TO PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY AT PARCELS "A" AND "B" OF THE RECORDED SUBDIVISION 7145 (BEAR RIDGE) AND AT A PARCEL LOCATED ADJACENT TO EAST TREGALLAS ROAD (PW372) #802‑02
18. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/121 APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY CLERK TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES AT 415 "K" STREET, 1017 WEST NINTH STREET, CITY PARK, AND SIXTH AND "A" STREETS (PW 469‑17) #1001‑02
19. RESOLUTION NO. 2000/122 AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF THE FUNDING REQUEST FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION'S DIVISION OF RECYCLING FOR BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AND LITTER CLEANUP ACTIVITIES #1206‑03
On motion by Council Member Freitas, seconded by Council Member Davis, the Council unanimously approved the consent calendar.
Steve Huddleston and Bryan Alldredge expressed concern for speeding traffic on Tompkins Way. They requested the Antioch Police Department look into their concerns.
Council Member Davis reiterated there would be a Rib Cookoff at the Antioch Rivertown Jamboree adding the Peoples Choice award winner for the Western United States Rib Cookoff would be attending. He provided a contact number for anyone wishing to participate in the amateur contest. He congratulated the property owner of the building on Third and G Streets for the improvements to their building.
Council Member Soliz thanked the Friends Of Animal Services for providing the scarves to the City Council for their dogs.
PUBLIC COMMENTS for Closed Session
With no further open business, Mayor Rocha adjourned the meeting at 9:43 P.M., to the scheduled Closed Session as follows stating the Council would not return to the Council Chamber, but dismiss directly from the 3rd Floor Conference Room.
CLOSED SESSION‑CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSELCExisting Litigation. BAART v. City of Antioch, U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals #00‑15645. This closed session is authorized by Government Code '54956.9.
L. JOLENE MARTIN, City Clerk