Community Services Building

440 Civic Center Plaza

Richmond, CA† 94804

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AGENDA

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Mayor

 

Vice Mayor

Thomas K. Butt

 

Jovanka Beckles

Councilmembers

Ben Choi

Eduardo Martinez

Gayle McLaughlin

Jael Myrick

Melvin Willis

Housing Authority Tenant Commissioners

Jaycine Scott

Tanise Smith

 

 

The Richmond City Council also serves as Board Members and Commission Members for the following:

Housing Authority

Joint Powers Financing Authority

Surplus Property Authority

Local Reuse Authority

 

COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location.† To request disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Bruce Soublet, ADA Coordinator, at (510) 620-6509 at least three business days before the meeting date.


MEETING PROCEDURES

 

The City of Richmond encourages community participation at its City Council meetings and has established procedures that are intended to accommodate public input in a timely and

time-sensitive way.† As a courtesy to all members of the public who wish to participate in City Council meetings, please observe the following procedures:

 

PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS:† Anyone who desires to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda must complete and file a pink speakerís card with the City Clerk prior to the City Councilís consideration of the item.† Once the City Clerk has announced the item, no person shall be permitted to speak on the item other than those persons who have submitted their names to the City Clerk.† Your name will be called when the item is announced for discussion.† Each speaker will be allowed up to TWO (2) MINUTES to address the City Council on NON-PUBLIC HEARING items listed on the agenda. Speakers are allowed up to THREE (3) minutes on PUBLIC HEARING items.

 

OPEN FORUM FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:† Individuals who would like to address the City Council on matters not listed on the agenda or on items remaining on the consent calendar may do so under Open Forum.† All speakers must complete and file a pink speakerís card with the City Clerk prior to the commencement of Open Forum.† The amount of time allotted to individual speakers shall be determined based on the number of persons requesting to speak during this item.† The time allocation for each speaker will be as follows:† 15 or fewer speakers, a maximum of 2 minutes; 16 to 24 speakers, a maximum of 1 and one-half minutes; and 25 or more speakers, a maximum of 1 minute.

 

SPEAKERS ARE REQUESTED TO OCCUPY THE RESERVED SEATS IN THE FRONT ROW BEHIND THE SPEAKERíS PODIUM AS THEIR NAME IS ANNOUNCED BY THE CITY CLERK.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:† Consent Calendar items are considered routine and will be enacted, approved or adopted by one motion unless a request for removal for discussion or explanation is received from the audience or the City Council.† A member of the audience requesting to remove an item from the Consent Calendar must first complete a speakerís card and discuss the item with a City staff person who has knowledge of the subject material, prior to filing the card with the City Clerk† and prior to the City Councilís consideration of Agenda Review.† An item removed from the Consent Calendar may be placed anywhere on the agenda following the City Councilís agenda review.

 

CONDUCT AT MEETINGS:† Richmond City Council meetings are limited public forums during which the City strives to provide an open, safe atmosphere and promote robust public debate. Members of the public, however, must comply with state law, as well as the Cityís laws and procedures and may not actually disrupt the orderly conduct of these meetings. The public, for example, may not shout or use amplifying devices, must submit comment cards and speak during their allotted time, may not create a physical disturbance, may not speak on matters unrelated to issues within the jurisdiction of the City Council or the agenda item at hand, and may not cause immediate threats to public safety.

 

 

CITY HARASSMENT POLICY:† The City invites public comment and critique about its operations, including comment about the performance of its public officials and employees, at the public meetings of the City Council and boards and commissions. However, discriminatory or harassing comments about or in the presence of City employees, even comments by third parties, may create a hostile work environment, if severe or pervasive. The City prohibits harassment against an applicant, employee, or contractor on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.† In order to acknowledge the publicís right to comment on City operations at public meetings, which could include comments that violate the Cityís harassment policy if such comments do not cause an actual disruption under the Council Rules and Procedures, while taking reasonable steps to protect City employees from discrimination and harassment, City Boards and Commissions shall adhere to the following procedures.† If any person makes a harassing remark at a public meeting that violates the above City policy prohibiting harassment, the presiding officer of the meeting may, at the conclusion of the speakerís remarks and allotted time: (a) remind the public that the Cityís Policy Regarding Harassment of its Employees is contained in the written posted agenda; and (b) state that comments in violation of City policy are not condoned by the City and will play no role in City decisions.† If any person makes a harassing remark at a public meeting that violates the above City policy, any City employee in the room who is offended by remarks violating the Cityís policy is excused from attendance at the meeting. No City employee is compelled to remain in attendance where it appears likely that speakers will make further harassing comments. If an employee leaves a City meeting for this reason, the presiding officer may send a designee to notify any offended employee who has left the meeting when those comments are likely concluded so that the employee may return to the meeting. The presiding officer may remind an employee or any council or board or commission member that he or she may leave the meeting if a remark violating the Cityís harassment policy is made.† These procedures supplement the Council Rules and Procedures relating to disruption of orderly conduct at Council meetings.

 

 

Any law enforcement officer on duty or whose service is commanded by the presiding officer shall be Sergeant-at-Arms of the Council meetings.† He/she, or they, shall carry out all orders and instructions given by the presiding officer for the purpose of maintaining order and decorum at the Council meetings (City Council Rules of Procedure and Order Section III F, RMC Section 2.12.030).

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OPEN SESSION TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT BEFORE CLOSED SESSION

 

5:30 p.m.

 

A.

ROLL CALL

 

B.

PUBLIC COMMENT BEFORE CLOSED SESSION

 

C.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Shimada Room of the Community Services Building

 

A.

CITY COUNCIL

 

A-1.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Subdivision [a] of Government Code Section 54956.9):

 

 

Paul vs. City of Richmond

Hauschild vs. City of Richmond

 


 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE RICHMOND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL

 

6:30 p.m.

 

A.

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

 

B.

ROLL CALL

 

C.

STATEMENT OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

 

D.

AGENDA REVIEW

 

E.

PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AND COMMENDATIONS

 

E-1.

PROCLAMATION celebrating February 2017 as Black History Month in the City of Richmond - Mayor's Office (Mayor Tom Butt 620-6503).

 

E-2.

ANNOUNCE City of Richmond Boards and Commissions vacancies as of January 24, 2017, and ask that interested residents send applications to the City Clerk - Office of the Mayor (Mayor Tom Butt 620-6503).

 

F.

REPORT FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY OF FINAL DECISIONS MADE DURING CLOSED SESSION

 

G.

REPORT FROM THE CITY MANAGER

 

H.

OPEN FORUM FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

 

I.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE RICHMOND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CONSENT CALENDAR

 

I-1.

ADOPT a resolution approving the Successor Agency to the Richmond Community Redevelopment Agencyís Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for the period July 2017 through June 2018 (ROPS 17-18) pursuant to California Health and Safety Code 34177 Ė Successor Agency to the Richmond Community Redevelopment Agency (Tim Jones 621-1310/Stacie Plummer 620-6930).

 


 

J.

STUDY AND ACTION SESSION/STUDY SESSION

 

J-1.

DISCUSS AND DIRECT staff to initiate the General Plan Amendment process per RMC 15.04.813.030 B to amend the GP 2030 by changing the land use designation for General Plan Change Area 12 (Northshore) to 1) Open Space/Parks and Recreation, 2) Agriculture, and 3) Public, Cultural and Institutional and FURTHER DIRECT staff to† prepare† an urgency ordinance for Council consideration and adoption at its February 7, 2017 meeting, effective immediately upon adoption, temporarily prohibiting land uses in Change Area that conflict with the contemplated General Plan Amendment for this area while the City is considering a General Plan Amendment for Change Area 12 - Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin (620-5431) and Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles (620-6568).

 

J-2.

CONSIDER Council options for the certified Richmond Hills initiative measure, including: (1) Adopting the ordinance; (2) Placing the measure on the November 2018 ballot; or (3) Directing staff to prepare a report on the impacts of the measure, and DIRECT staff to prepare a report pursuant to Elections Code section 9212 regarding the impacts of the measure - City Clerk's Office (Pamela Christian 620-6513).

 

J-3.

RECEIVE an update regarding ongoing issues related to the handling of organic materials at the West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill - Mayor's Office (Mayor Tom Butt 620-6503).

 

J-4.

RECEIVE a report on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and community programs developed and implemented with fiscal year 2015-16 Environmental & Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) funds and APPROVE the fiscal year 2015-2016 ECIA annual report - City Manager's Office (Bill Lindsay 620-6512). This item was continued from the December 20, 2016, meeting.

 

J-5.

RECEIVE a presentation and provide policy direction on a proposed ordinance establishing a Public Art Fee for private development - Library and Cultural Services Department (Katy Curl 620-6554/Michele Seville 620-6952).

 

J-6.

RECEIVE a presentation on the activities of the Richmond Municipal Sewer District pursuant to the 2006 Baykeeper settlement agreement Ė Water Resource Recovery Department (Ryan Smith 620-5486).

 

K.

REPORTS OF OFFICERS: REFERRALS TO STAFF, AND GENERAL REPORTS (INCLUDING AB 1234 REPORTS)

 

L.

ADJOURNMENT

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