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CALENDAR FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

 

AND FOR SPECIAL DISTRICTS, AGENCIES, AND AUTHORITIES GOVERNED BY THE BOARD

 

BOARD CHAMBERS ROOM 107, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 651 PINE STREET

MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA 94553-1229

 

MARY N. PIEPHO, CHAIR,   3rd DISTRICT

JOHN GIOIA , 1st DISTRICT

GAYLE B. UILKEMA  2nd DISTRICT

SUSAN A. BONILLA 4th DISTRICT

FEDERAL D. GLOVER   5th DISTRICT

 

JOHN CULLEN, CLERK OF THE BOARD AND COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, (925) 335-1900

 

The Board of Supervisors respects your time, and every attempt is made to accurately estimate when an item may be heard by the Board.  All times specified for items on the Board of Supervisors agenda are approximate.  Items may be heard later than indicated depending on the business of the day. Your patience is appreciated.

 

 

TUESDAY

May 22, 2007

 

 

9:30 A.M.       Convene, call to order and opening ceremonies.

 

Inspirational Thought- “No artist is ahead of his time.  He is his time.  It's just that the others are behind the time.” ~ Martha Graham

 

CONSIDER CONSENT ITEMS   (Items listed as C.1 through C.83 on the following agenda)Items are subject to removal from Consent Calendar by request of any Supervisor or on request for discussion by a member of the public. Items removed from this section will be considered with the Short Discussion Items.

 Approved as listed except as noted: 

 

By unanimous vote, with all Supervisors present, the following Urgency Item was added as Consent Item C.84 (UI.1) and was subsequently approved by unanimous vote:

 

UI.1/C.84        DESIGNATED Supervisor Federal D. Glover as the County Administrator Alternate to the four County seats on the Doctors Medical Center Management Authority Governing Board.

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY ITEMS: Approved as listed.

 

HA.1    ADOPT Housing Authority Resolution No. 5085 approving Grant of Easement from the Housing Authority to the West County Wastewater District for installation of new sewer pipeline in North Richmond, as recommended by the Housing Authority Executive Director. (District I)

 

HA.2    ADOPT Housing Authority Resolution No. 5089 certifying the results for the Section 8 Management Assessment Plan subject to HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) confirmatory review for the period April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007, as recommended by the Housing Authority Executive Director. (All Districts)

 

HA.3    ADOPT Housing Authority Resolution No. 5090 certifying the Management Assessment System for Public Housing Operations for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007, as recommended by the Housing Authority Executive Director. (All Districts)

 

HA.4    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chair, Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Contra Costa County, to execute an employment agreement between the Housing Authority and Joseph Villarreal for the position of Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa.  (Budgeted, Housing Authority) (All Districts)

 

PRESENTATION ITEMS:  Approved as listed.

 

PR.1    PRESENTATION to commend nine Contra Costa County students for being recognized as California Arts Scholars, as recommended by the County Arts and Culture Commission. (Supervisor Piepho) (All Districts)

 

PR.2    PRESENTATION honoring Debi Foley on the occasion of her retirement from Contra Costa County after 28 years of service and dedication to the community, department, and citizens of Contra Costa County. (Dennis Barry, Community Development Department) (All Districts)

 

PR.3    PRESENTATION to proclaim May 20–26, 2007 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Contra Costa County. (Art Lathrop, Health Services Department) (All Districts)

           

SHORT DISCUSSION ITEMS:  Approved as listed except as noted below:

 

SD.1    PUBLIC COMMENT (3 Minutes/Speaker): The following persons spoke:

 

Ralph Hoffmann, Danville resident, spoke of his intention to run for District III Supervisor seat in the 2008 election, and on math and science scholar recognition;

 Rollie Katz, Business Manager, Public Employees Union, Local 1, said he would like to dispel the myth that the County owes $2.6 billion; also spoke on OPEB;

Linus Eukel and Cathy Moyer, Muir Heritage Land Trust and Volunteers for Outdoor California, announcing June 2 & 3, 2007 for the National Trails Day project to build a new trail at Sky Ranch in the East Bay;

The following persons submitted comment via County electronic mail in opposition to the proposed Water Ski Ban Ordinance on Indian Slough in the Delta waters:

 



Cindy, Orwood Resort;

Ray and Susan Qualls;

Al Wolden, Antioch resident;

Lynn Bunnell, Discovery Bay resident;

Kathleen Brewington, Santa Cruz resident;

Jimy Uranwala;

Wayne Smith;

Tom and Sandy Ribar, Lido Bay resident;

 Jeffrey Adney;

Robert W. de la Cruz, Discovery Bay resident;

Blythe Bruntz, Discovery Bay resident;

Dave Kroske, Discovery Bay resident;

Bill Klipp, Discovery Bay resident;

     Wayne Smith, Discovery Bay resident;

Chris Feduniw, Livermore resident;

Bill Honeycutt, Discovery Bay resident;

Peter Haddad;

Doug Bolsover;

Greg and Debbie Badal, Knightsen resident;

Rochelle Baxley, Discovery Bay resident;

Chuck Abell, Discovery Bay resident;

Scott Rister, Discovery Bay resident;

Kay Stenn, Discovery Bay resident;

Mike Dohren, Discovery Bay resident;

Ray and Susan Qualls, Discovery Bay residents;

Mark Varnes, Discovery Bay resident;

      Michelle Paxton.

 

 

 

The following persons submitted comment via County electronic mail and wrote in favor of the proposed Water Ski Ban Ordinance on Indian Slough in the Delta waters:

 

Chris Provencher, Discovery Bay resident;

James Daughters.

 

SD.2    CONSIDER any Consent Items previously removed.

 

SD.3    HEARING on the adoption of Resolution No. 2007/275 accepting tabulation of mail-in ballots, confirming the Engineer’s diagram and assessment, and authorizing the levy of street light charges to operate and maintain facilities and services for Development Permit 02-3053, Richmond  area. (County Service Area L-100 Funds) (Warren Lai, Public Works Department) (District I)

CLOSED the public hearing; ADOPTED Resolution No. 2007/275 accepting tabulation of mail-in ballots; confirming the Engineer’s diagram and assessment, authorizing the levy of street light charges to operate and maintain facilities and services for Development Permit 02-3053, Richmond area.

 

SD.4    HEARING on the appeal of the Notice and Order to abate a public nuisance on the real property located at 1553 Giaramita Street, Richmond area (Suzanne Arnhart, Owner). (Vincent Caballero, Building Inspection Department) (District I)

CLOSED the public hearing on the appeal of the notice and order to abate a public nuisance on the real property located at 1553 Giaramita Street, Richmond area; AFFIRMED the County Abatement Officer’s determination in the Notice and Order to Abate by finding a substandard structure described as a Four-plex exists in violation of Uniform Housing Code 1001.2 and Health and Safety Code 17920.3 and is illegally placed on the property and the above referenced real property is a public nuisance in violation of Contra Costa County Ordinance Code section 84-14.402, 84-68.1404, 88-4.206; ORDERED the property owner to abate the public nuisance within 30 days of the mailing of the Board’s decision; DIRECTED the county abatement officer to remove the substandard structure and charge the cost of the work and all administrative costs to the property owner, if the property owner does not comply with the Board’s order to abate the public nuisance; DIRECTED the county abatement officer to send the Board’s decision by first class mail to the property owner and to each party appearing at this hearing, and to file the Board’s decision with the Clerk of the Board of  Supervisors.

 

SD.5    HEARING to consider adoption of Ordinance 2007-26 establishing the jail access fee, re-enacting criminal justice administrative fees, and providing for statutory increases in the criminal justice administrative fee commencing July 1, 2008; and adoption of related findings. (Julie Enea, County Administrator’s Office) (All Districts)

ADOPTED Ordinance 2007-26 establishing the jail access fee, re-enacting criminal justice administrative fees, and providing for statutory increases in the criminal justice administrative fee commencing July 1, 2008; and ADOPTED related findings.

 

SD.6    CONSIDER accepting report from the County Administrator on the Governor’s May revision to his Fiscal Year 2007/08 Proposed State Budget. (Sara Hoffman, County Administrator’s Office) (All Districts)

 

SD.7    DIRECT the Transportation, Water, and Infrastructure Committee to consider alternative routing and storage of railroad shipments carrying highly hazardous materials, including the court decisions dealing with the railcar rerouting of highly hazardous materials around Washington, D.C. (Supervisor Uilkema) (All Districts)

 

SD.8    CONSIDER accepting status update on the State corrections reform legislation. (John Cullen, County Administrator’s Office) (All Districts)

ACCEPTED this status report on the Public Safety and Offender Rehabilitation Services Act of 2007 (AB 900) as passed by the state legislature on April 25, 2007; ACKNOWLEDGED that the Act provides for the first and largest prison capital outlay program in decades; ACKNOWLEDGED that the Act made strides to address and anticipate local concerns, and specifically eliminates the Governor’s January budget proposal to require counties to house state inmates for certain crimes for up to three years in local facilities; ACKNOWLEDGED that the Act addresses the adult corrections system only, and the Governor’s juvenile justice realignment proposal will proceed on a separate track as part of the budget process; ACKNOWLEDGED that while the Act puts strong emphasis on programming and rehabilitation efforts for the prison population, it does not include support for adult probation services nor changes to the parole system; DIRECTED staff to continue to analyze the provisions and identify areas requiring further discussion; REQUESTED the Sheriff-Coroner and County Probation Officer continue working through their respective statewide associations to assure that questions of fiscal and operational feasibility are addressed, and REQUESTED letter to be sent to CSAC expressing the Board of Supervisors concern about the elimination of funding support for a Sentencing Commission in both the Governor’s May Revision and *AB 900.

 

SD.9    CONSIDER amending the County’s Federal Legislative Platform to support reauthorization of the federally-funded State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and the inclusion of adequate funding in the federal budget to sustain and expand the program. (Supervisor Bonilla) (All Districts)

SD.10  ACCEPT report from NewPoint Group dated April 30, 2007 regarding its review of the Base Year Rate Application submitted by Garaventa Enterprises, APPROVE changes to “Rate Setting Process and Methodology Manual for Residential Solid Waste Charges” as applied to Garaventa Enterprises, and APPROVE solid waste collection rate increase of 6.44% for residential and commercial customers in the unincorporated areas served by Garaventa Enterprises under the County’s Franchise Agreement. (Deidra Dingman, Community Development Department) (Districts III and V)

 

Closed Session

 

1:00 PM

 

DELIBERATION ITEMS:  Approved as listed except as noted below:

 

D.1      HEARING on the County Planning Commission’s recommendation for a request to rezone a 3.7 acre parcel located at 4925 Laurel Drive from Single Family Residential (R-20) to Single Family Residential (R-15), Concord area. (Lenox Homes-Applicant; Greg Wolfe-Owner) (County File: RZ05-3171) (Catherine Kutsuris, Community Development Department) (District IV)

CLOSED the hearing on the County Planning Commission’s recommendation for a request to rezone a 3.7 acre parcel located at 4925 Laurel Drive from Single Family Residential (R-20) to Single Family Residential (R-15), Concord area; FOUND the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project to be adequate for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and ADOPTED same; ADOPTED Ordinance No. 2007-21 giving effect to the rezoning; ADOPTED the findings contained in County Planning Commission Resolution No. 7-2007 as the basis for the Board’s approval; and DIRECTED the Community Development Department to post the Notice of Determination with the County Clerk.

 

D.2      CONTINUE the public hearing on the proposed Agricultural Farm Stands and Farm Markets Ordinance (County File: #ZT06-0003) and related General Plan Amendment that would establish new policies allowing and supporting agricultural sales and processing (County File: #GP06-0005) to the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 5, 2007, at 1 p.m. (Patrick Roche and Catherine Kutsuris, Community Development Department) (All Districts)

CONTINUED to June 5, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. the public hearing on the proposed Agricultural Farm Stands and Farm Markets Ordinance and related General Plan Amendment that would establish new policies allowing and supporting agricultural sales and processing.

 

D.3      CONSIDER accepting the root cause investigation report on the January 15, 2007 Chevron Fire. (Cho Nai Cheung and Randy Sawyer, Health Services Department) (All Districts)

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Calendar of Closed Session Items

Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 9:30 a.m. and thereafter

Board Chambers Room 107 and Room 101

 

 

A.        CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

 

1.         Agency Negotiators: David Mackowiak and Keith Fleming.

 

Employee Organizations: Contra Costa County Employees’ Assn., Local No. 1; Am. Fed., State, County, & Mun. Empl., Locals 512 and 2700; Calif. Nurses Assn.; Service Empl. Int’l Union, Local 535; District Attorney’s Investigators Assn.; Deputy Sheriffs Assn.; United Prof. Firefighters, Local 1230; Physicians’ & Dentists’ Org. of Contra Costa; Western Council of Engineers; United Chief Officers Assn.; Service Empl. Int’l Union United Health Care Workers West; East County Firefighters’ Assn.; Contra Costa County Defenders Assn.; Probation Peace Officers Assn. of Contra Costa County; and Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorneys’ Assn.

 

2.         Agency Negotiators:  Lori Gentles and John Cullen.

 

Unrepresented Employees: All unrepresented agency management employees (Resolution No. 2007/192, including its Exhibits), unrepresented nursing classification employees, and all other unrepresented agency employees.

B.         CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION  (Gov. Code, § 54956.9(a))

1.         Linda Croskrey, et al. v. County of Contra Costa, et al., U.S.D.C. No. C-73-1906 JCS

2.         Joseph Zummo v. County of Contra Costa, W.C.A.B. No. SFO 0487137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CLOSED SESSION: In Closed Session the Board of Supervisors decided not to appeal from a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board; the parties are the County and Mr. Joseph Zummo. The substance of the case is a workers’ compensation claim by Mr. Zummo. The vote was unanimous and all Supervisors were present.

 

 

CONSENT ITEMS

(Items are subject to removal from Consent Calendar by request of any Supervisor or on request for discussion by a member of the public)

 

Road and Transportation

 

C.1      APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute a contract with TRS Consultants, Inc., in the amount of $400,000 to provide subdivision inspection and construction management services for the period May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2009, Countywide. (Developer fees) (All Districts)

 

C.2      APPROVE plans and specifications and AWARD and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute a contract in the amount of $212,400 to MCK Services, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the Walnut Creek Area Overlay Project, Walnut Creek area.  (Proposition 42 funds) (District III)

 

C.3      ADOPT Resolution No. 2007/276 approving and authorizing the Public Works Director, or designee, to fully close a portion of Coggins Drive daily from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. for the period June 4 through June 30, 2007 for the purpose of installing of a new sanitary sewer line, Walnut Creek area. (District IV)

 

C.4      DETERMINE that the Carquinez Scenic Drive Culvert Replacement Project is a California Environmental Quality Act Class 2 Categorical Exemption, APPROVE the project, and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to advertise the project, Crockett area. (Road funds) (District II)

 

Engineering Services

 

C.5      DP 02-03053:  ADOPT Resolution No. 2007/277 accepting completion of improvements, approving improvement warranty agreement, and declaring the Goodrick Avenue widening as a County road, for project being developed by Thomas-Swan Sign Co., Inc., as recommended by the Public Works Director, North Richmond area. (District I)

 

Special Districts & County Airports

 

C.6      APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with William Self Associates, Inc., effective May 31, 2007, to extend the term from May 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008 with no change to the payment limit, to provide on-call environmental assessment services for various projects, Countywide. (48% Flood Control & Water Conservation District, 48% Local Road, and 4% Airport Project funds) (All Districts)

 

C.7      APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with WRA, Inc., effective May 22, 2007, to increase the payment limit by $30,000 to a new payment limit of $80,000 and extend the term from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008 to provide on-call environmental assessment services for various projects, Countywide. (48% Flood Control & Water Conservation District, 48% Local Road, and 4% Airport Project funds) (All Districts)

 

C.8      APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Sycamore Environmental Consultants, Inc., effective May 31, 2007, to increase the payment limit by $30,000 to a new payment limit of $80,000 and extend the term from May 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008 to provide on-call environmental assessment services for various projects, Countywide. (48% Flood Control & Water Conservation District, 48% Local Road, and 4% Airport Project funds) (All Districts)

 

C.9      APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chair, Board of Supervisors of the County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, to accept the Assignment of Easement from Contra Costa County to the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District in connection with basin maintenance within Subdivision 7633, as recommended by the Chief Engineer, Alamo area.  (District III)  (Consider with C.81)

 

C.10    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Airports Director, or designee, to execute a hangar rental agreement with Jeffrey Critch, effective May 1, 2007, in the monthly amount of $155 for a shade hangar at Buchanan Field Airport, Pacheco area. (Revenue accrues to the Airport Enterprise Fund) (District IV)

 

C.11    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Airports Director, or designee, to execute a hangar rental agreement with Diamond West, LLC, effective April 1, 2007, in the monthly amount of $155 for a shade hangar at Buchanan Field Airport, Pacheco area. (Revenue accrues to the Airport Enterprise Fund) (District IV)

 

C.12    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Airports Director, or designee, to execute a hangar rental agreement with Oscar Fernandez, effective April 6, 2007, in the monthly amount of $155 for a shade hangar at Buchanan Field Airport, Pacheco area. (Revenue accrues to the Airport Enterprise Fund) (District IV)

 

C.13    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Airports Director, or designee, to execute a hangar rental agreement with Paul Kubiak, Paul Villem and Richard Kubiak, effective April 1, 2007, in the monthly amount of $155 for a shade hangar at Buchanan Field Airport, Pacheco area. (Revenue accrues to the Airport Enterprise Fund) (District IV)

 

C.14    AUTHORIZE the Airports Director, or designee to execute a contract with Glover & Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $125,247, for the Buchanan Field Airport security upgrade project for the two- year period of May 22, 2007 through May 22, 2009, Pacheco area. (90% Federal Aviation Administration, 4.5% Caltrans and 5.5% Airport Enterprise Fund) (District IV)

 

Claims, Collections & Litigation

 

C.15    DENY claims by Linda A. Wright; Leonard Polk; Pete Otis Risper; Nikia Smith; State Farm Insurance Companies for Courtney Smith; Dennis N. Smith; California State Automobile Association for Kevin and Tae Jung Kim; Les Motylewski and Mario Motylewski; Brian R. Pearce; Danielle Romero; Jenny Law; and amended claim by California State Automobile Association for Kevin and Tae Jung Kim. (All Districts)

 

Hearing Dates

 

C.16    ADOPT Resolution No. 2007/278 accepting the Chief Engineer’s Report; acknowledging the resolutions from participating cities and unincorporated areas requesting adoption of the assessments, and fixing a public hearing for June 26, 2007 to adopt Stormwater Utility Assessments, as recommended by the Chief Engineer, Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Countywide. (Stormwater Utility area assessments) (All Districts)

 

Honors & Proclamations

 

C.17    ADOPT Resolution No. 2007/273 proclaiming May 20–26 as “Emergency Medical Services Week” in

            Contra Costa County, as recommended by the Health Services Department. (All Districts) (Consider with PR.3)

 

C.18    ADOPT Resolution No. 2007/201 honoring Debi Foley on the occasion of her retirement from Contra Costa County after 28 years of service and dedication to the community, department, and citizens of Contra Costa County, as recommended by the Community Development Department. (All Districts) (Consider with PR.2)

 

C.19    ADOPT  Resolution No. 2007/257 commending nine Contra Costa County students for being recognized as California Arts Scholars, as recommended by the Arts and Culture Commission. (All Districts) (Consider with PR.1)

 

C.20    ADOPT resolution No. 2007/272 honoring Richard L. Griffin on the occasion of his retirement from the Richmond City Council, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia. (District I)

 

C.21    ADOPT Resolution No. 2007/271 proclaiming May 2007 as National Community Action Month in Contra Costa County. (All Districts)

 

C.22    ADOPT Resolution 2007/274  honoring the life of Chaplin Hamilton T. Boswell, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia. (District I)

 

C.22A  ADOPT Resolution No. 2007/281 honoring Judge Peter L. Spinetta on the occasion of his retirement from the bench, as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema. (District II)

 

Ordinances

 

C.23    INTRODUCE Ordinance No. 2007-25, describing Redevelopment Agency's eminent domain program, as required by Health and Safety Code section 33342.7, WAIVE reading, and FIX June 5, 2007 for adoption,  as recommended by the Community Development Director, (No impact to the General Fund) (Al Districts)

 

C.24    INTRODUCE Ordinance No. 2007-24, repealing Ordinance Code Chapter 450-4 on hazardous waste generators, WAIVE reading, and FIX June 21, 2007 for adoption, as recommended by the Health  Services Director.  (All Districts)

 

Appointments & Resignations

 

C.25    APPOINT Richard Christian to the District II-A seat of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema. (District II)

 

Appropriation Adjustments  - FY 2006/07

 

C.26    Plant Acquisition (0111):  APPROVE Appropriations and Revenue Adjustment No. 5118 transferring  revenue in the amount of $1,623,700 from the Hospital Enterprise Fund to the General Fund and appropriating it for capital expenses. (All Districts)

 

C.27    Plant Acquisition (0111): APPROVE Appropriations and Revenue Adjustment No. 5116 authorizing revenue in the amount of $28,050,000 from the 2007 series A Lease Revenue Bonds and appropriating it to acquire the Clerk/Recorder/Elections Building ($7,800,000) and to construct new buildings for the Office of the District Attorney ($15,250,000) and Public Works Department ($5,000,000). (All Districts)

 

C.28    Hospital Plant Acquisition (0853): APPROVE Appropriations and Revenue Adjustment No. 5117 authorizing new revenue in the amount of $4,300,000 from the 2007 Series A Lease Revenue Bonds and appropriating it to acquire the Concord Health Clinic ($2,200,000) and to remodel the Pittsburg Health Center ($2,100,000). (All Districts)

 

Intergovernmental Relations

 

C.29    ACCEPT report on the Draft Budgets for 2007/08 of the Congestion Management Agency and Regional Transportation Planning Committees, as recommended by the Community Development Director. (No impact to the General Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.30    OPPOSE Assembly Bill 553 (Hernandez) which would eliminate local government’s ability to seek injunctive relief in cases when a potential strike by essential employees poses an imminent threat to the public health and safety, by providing the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) with exclusive authority to determine whether to seek injunctive relief under those circumstances, as recommended by the County Administrator. (All Districts)

 

Personnel Actions

 

C.31    ADOPT Position Adjustment Resolution No. 20306 to add two Translator positions (represented) in Antioch and Martinez for the Children and Family Services Bureau of the Employment and Human Services Department.  (80% Federal and State, 20% County General Fund, partially offset by elimination of temporary staff costs)  (All Districts)

 

C.32    ADOPT Resolution Number 2007/279 to abolish six Early Childhood Home Educator project positions and lay off three employees, effective May 31, 2007, in the Employment and Human Services Department, Community Services Bureau, as recommended by the Assistant County  Administrator-Human Resources Director.  (All Districts)

 

C.33    ADOPT Resolution Number 2007/280 to abolish specified positions and lay off employees in the Employment and Human Services Department, Community Services Bureau effective May 31, 2007 and re-establish the positions effective August 20, 2007; APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to temporarily close part-day, part-year preschool classrooms during the low-enrollment summer period effective May 31, 2007, as recommended by the Assistant County Administrator-Human Resources Director. (All Districts)

 

C.34    ADOPT Position Adjustment Resolution No. 20309 to retitle the Public Works Department classes of Laborer (represented) to Maintenance Worker I (represented), and Equipment Operator I (represented) to Maintenance Worker III (represented), and Equipment Operator II (represented) to Maintenance Worker IV; ESTABLISH the class of Maintenance Worker II (represented). (100% Road and Flood Control funds) (All Districts)

 

C.35    ADOPT Position Adjustment Resolution No. 20320 to decrease the hours for one Librarian position (represented) from full time (40/40) to part time (32/40) for the Moraga Library. (Cost savings) (District II)

 

C.36    ADOPT Position Adjustment Resolution No. 20316 to add one part time (32/40) Library Specialist position (represented) in the Library Department. (100% Library Fund, Budgeted) (All Districts)

 

C.37    ADOPT Position Adjustment Resolution No. 20310 to add one Forensic Analyst-Project position (unrepresented) and CANCEL one Crime Lab Aide-Project position (represented) in the Sheriff’s Department. (100% Federal Grant funds) (All Districts)

 

C.38    ADOPT Position Adjustment Resolution No. 20179 to establish the class of Supervising Sheriff’s Aide (represented), ALLOCATE it to the Salary Schedule and ADD two positions; and CANCEL two Sheriff’s Aide positions in the Sheriff’s Department. (100% General Fund, Budgeted) (All Districts)

 

Grants & Contracts

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE execution of agreements between the County and the following agencies for receipt of funds and/or services:

 

C.39    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to apply for and accept funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, in an amount not to exceed $240,942 for Head Start Program services cost increases for the period January 1 to December 31, 2007.  (No County match)  (All Districts)

 

C.40    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to apply for and accept funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, in an amount not to exceed $29,089 for Early Head Start Program services cost increases for the period January 1 to December 31, 2007.  (No County match)  (All Districts)

 

C.41    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the California Department of Aging to pay the County an amount not to exceed $257,425 for the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.42    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the California Department of Aging to pay the County an amount not to exceed $857,000 for the Multipurpose Senior Service Program (MSSP) for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.43    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to accept from the State Department of Health an amount not to exceed $70,000 for the Refugee Health Assessment Program (RHAP) for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007; and an amount not to exceed $9,000 for augmentation to the RHAP for the period January 1 through September 30, 2007. (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.44    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the State Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to pay the County an amount not to exceed $51,615 for continuation of the Family Practice Residency Program for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010, including County's agreement to indemnify and hold the State harmless for claims arising out of the County's performance under the contract.  (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.45    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to accept an award from the State Department of Health Services, to pay the County an amount not to exceed $352,066 for the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program, for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (No County match) (All Districts)

 

 

C.46    APROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to accept the Notice of Award from the State Department of Health Services, to pay the County an amount not to exceed $10,000 for the continuation of the Refugee Preventive Health Services Program for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.47    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Sheriff-Coroner to execute a contract amendment with the City of San Ramon with no change in the term or payment limit to provide transitional police services as San Ramon forms a municipal police department. (All Districts)

 

C.48    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chief Information Officer, or designee, to execute a contract with the State of California, Department of Justice, to pay the County an amount not to exceed $7929 for a connection through the County’s computers for a CJIS (Contra Costa County Justice Information Systems)  for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. (All Districts)

 

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE execution of agreements between the County and the following parties as noted for the purchase of equipment and/or services:

 

C.49    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Child Support Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Print N Mail, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $140,000 to provide specialized mailing services for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (100% Federal and State funds)  (All Districts)

 

C.50    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Child Support Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Laboratory Corporation of America in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for genetic parentage testing services for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (100% Federal and State funds)  (All Districts)

 

C.51    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, a non-profit corporation, in an amount not to exceed $80,000 to provide Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center Program services for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (Budgeted: 100% State Older Californians Act funds)  (All Districts)

 

C.52    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Catholic Charities of the East Bay, a non-profit corporation, in an amount not to exceed $90,618 to provide early childhood job training services to assist California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) clients with limited English proficiency in obtaining education and certification necessary to advance in the field of Early Childhood Education, for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.    (Budgeted:  85% Federal and State CalWORKs funds, 15% County General Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.53    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with STAND! Against Domestic Violence, a non-profit corporation, in an amount not to exceed $250,000 to provide domestic violence information and services to California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) clients for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (Budgeted:  48% Federal and State CalWORKs, 52% County General Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.54    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a cancellation agreement with Mark Mithaiwala related to the provision of employment placement counseling services, effective at the close of business April 30, 2007.  (85% Federal and State California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), 15% County General Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.55    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a cancellation agreement with Gina Baker related to the provision of employment placement counseling services, effective at the close of business January 12, 2007.  (85% Federal and State California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), 15% County General Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.56    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with InTelegy Corporation to increase the payment limit by $40,000 to a new payment limit to $212,800 to provide increased Medi-Cal Service Center operations support services, with no change in the term of November 15, 2006 through August 14, 2007.  (Budgeted:  100% Federal and State Medi-Cal funds) (All Districts)

 

C.57    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Bi-Bett Corporation in an amount not to exceed $85,000 to continue to provide drug and alcohol abuse recovery services for General Assistance applicants and recipients for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.   (Budgeted:  100% County General Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.58    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the County Office of Education in an amount not to exceed $75,486 to provide supportive services to California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) clients with limited English proficiency in Central and East County for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (Budgeted:  85% Federal and State CalWORKs, 15% County General Fund) (Districts II, III, IV, and V)

 

C.59    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Katherine Barnes in an amount not to exceed $90,000 to provide technical assistance and consultation services to the County Advisory Council on Aging for the For Every Generation Project and Acute Long Term Care Integration Program for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.    (100% Federal and State Older Americans Act funding) (All Districts)

 

C.60    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Ida Mergy in an amount not to exceed $35,176 to provide technical assistance and consultation services to the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (100% Federal funds) (All Districts)

 

C.61    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with FamiliesFirst, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $96,000 for dedicated group home services for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (Budgeted:  70% Federal and State Title IV-B funding, 30% County General Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.62    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Trans Metro Express Corporation in an amount not to exceed $60,000 to continue to provide charter transportation services to Independent living Skills Program participants for events and activities located primarily in Central County for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (100% Federal Independent Living Skills Program funding)  (All Districts)

 

C.63    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Ava Espinoza in an amount not to exceed $75,000 to provide California Works Information Network (CalWIN) training services to the Employment and Human Services Department staff for the period of June 1 through November 30, 2007.    (Budgeted:  20% County General Fund, 40% State, 40% Federal) (All Districts)

 

C.64    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with F.M. Blake, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $100,000 to provide Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application services for children in foster care for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (100% Federal funds) (All Districts)

 

C.65    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc., effective April 1, 2007, to increase the payment limit by $30,000 to a new payment limit of $475,000 with no change in the term of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, to provide additional court-ordered drug tests for child welfare clients.    (Budgeted:  30% County General Fund, 70% State Title IV-B funding) (All Districts)

 

C.66    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a cancellation agreement with Gurmeet Singh related to the provision of volunteer and emergency services in West County, effective at the close of business April 13, 2007.  (Districts I and II)

 

C.67    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Medical Staffing Network, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to provide temporary respiratory care practitioner services for the Contra Costa Regional Medical and Health Centers for the period June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008. (100% Enterprise I Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.68    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Ujima Family Recovery Services, effective May 1, 2007, to increase the payment limit by $16,000 to a new payment limit of $555,480 to provide improvements to the facilities used by County’s clients, with

             no change in the original term of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. (100% State Proposition 10 funds) (All Districts)

 

C.69    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland (dba Catholic Charities of the East Bay), effective August 1, 2007, to increase the payment limit by $45,000 to a new payment limit of $90,000 to continue providing support services for people with HIV disease, and to extend the term from August 31, 2007 through February 29, 2008. (100% U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds through the City of Oakland) (All Districts)

 

C.70    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with BHC Sierra Vista Hospital, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $250,000 to provide adult inpatient psychiatric hospital services for the period November 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, including a mutual indemnification clause for claims arising out of the performance under the contract. (100% Mental Health Realignment funds) (All Districts)

 

C.71    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with On Assignment Staffing Services, Inc., effective April 1, 2007, to increase the payment limit by $250,000 to a new payment limit of $2,750,000 to provide additional hours of nursing registry services at the Contra Costa Regional Medical and Health Centers, with no change in the original term of June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007. (100% Enterprise I Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.72    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Richard J. Claveria, M.D., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $700,000 to provide professional orthopedic surgery services for the Contra Costa Regional Medical and Health Centers for the period May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2010. (100% Enterprise I Fund) (All Districts)

 

Other Actions

 

C.73    ACCEPT monthly update on the operations of the Community Services Bureau of the Employment and Human Services Department, as recommended by the County Administrator.  (All Districts)

 

C.74    ACCEPT report from the Local Child Care Planning and Development Council on "Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Programs in Contra Costa County," including recommended priorities, as recommended by the Family and Human Services Committee.  (All Districts)

 

C.75    APPROVE the providers recommended by the Contra Costa Health Plan's Credentialing Committee at the April 17, 2007 meeting.  (All Districts)

 

C.76    CONTINUE the emergency action originally taken by the Board of Supervisors on November 16, 1999 regarding the issue of homelessness in Contra Costa County, as recommended by the Health  Services Director.  (All Districts)

 

C.77     REFER to the Ad Hoc Committee on Violence Prevention a review of the impact of gun violence on the County and its residents, and a review of the activities of the Probation Department in relation to Disproportionate Minority Contacts, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia.  (All Districts)

 

C.78     AUTHORIZE the Deputy Director- Redevelopment to prepare and submit the necessary applications and certifications to the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee for $3,869,268 in Private Activity Bond Authority for Mortgage Credit Certificates. (100% Participant fees)(All Districts)

 

C.79     DECLARE as surplus and AUTHORIZE the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to dispose of specified vehicles and equipment no longer needed for public use, as recommended by the General Services Director. (All Districts)

 

C.80     RECEIVE Grand Jury Report No. 0706 entitled “Report on the Inspection of Detention Facilities in Contra Costa County” and REFER it to the County Administrator for response. (All Districts)

 

C.81    APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chair, Board of Supervisors, to execute the Assignment of Easement to the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, in connection with basic maintenance within subdivision 7633, as recommended by the Public Works Director, Alamo area.  (District III)  (Consider with C.9)

 

C.82    ACCEPT report from the Auditor-Controller on the financial audit activities in 2006, APPROVE the proposed schedule of financial audits for 2007, and TAKE related actions, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee. (All Districts)

 

C.83    ACCEPT report compiled by the County Administrator’s Office on the 2006 Annual Small Business Enterprise and Outreach Programs, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee. (All Districts)

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  

The Board meets in all its capacities pursuant to Ordinance Code Section 24-2.402, including as the Housing Authority and the Redevelopment Agency.  Persons who wish to address the Board should complete the form provided for that purpose and furnish a copy of any written statement to the Clerk.

 

All matters listed under CONSENT ITEMS are considered by the Board to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a member of the Board or a member of the public prior to the time the Board votes on the motion to adopt.

 

Persons who wish to speak on matters set for PUBLIC HEARINGS will be heard when the Chair calls for comments from those persons who are in support thereof or in opposition thereto.  After persons have spoken, the hearing is closed and the matter is subject to discussion and action by the Board. 

 

Comments on matters listed on the agenda or otherwise within the purview of the Board of Supervisors can be submitted to the office of the Clerk of the Board via mail:  Board of Supervisors, 651 Pine Street Room 106, Martinez, CA  94553; by fax:  925-335-1913; or via the County’s web page:  www.co.contra-costa.ca.us, by clicking “Submit Public Comment” (the last bullet point in the left column under the title “Board of Supervisors.”) 

 

Requests for reconsideration of a land use (planning) decision must be submitted in writing to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors within 10 days of the Board's decision, and must identify the new information which was not before the Board of Supervisors when the decision was made.

 

The County will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities planning to attend Board meetings who contact the Clerk of the Board at least 24 hours before the meeting, at (925) 335-1900; TDD (925) 335-1915.  An assistive listening device is available from the Clerk, Room 106.

 

Copies of taped recordings of all or portions of a Board meeting may be purchased from the Clerk of the Board.  Please telephone the Office of the Clerk of the Board, (925) 335-1900, to make the necessary arrangements.

 

Forms are available to anyone desiring to submit an inspirational thought nomination for inclusion on the Board Agenda. Forms may be obtained at the Office of the County Administrator or Office of the Clerk of the Board, 651 Pine Street, Martinez, California.

 

Applications for personal subscriptions to the weekly Board Agenda may be obtained by calling the Office of the Clerk of the Board, (925) 335-1900.  The weekly agenda may also be viewed on the County’s Internet Web Page:

www.co.contra-costa.ca.us

 

The Closed Session agenda is available each week upon request from the Office of the Clerk of the Board, 651 Pine Street, Room 106, Martinez, California, and may also be viewed on the County’s Web Page.

 

The Family and Human Services Committee (Supervisors Federal D. Glover and Susan A. Bonilla) - meets on the first  and third Mondays of the month at 10:30 a.m. in Room 101, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

The Finance Committee (Supervisors John Gioia and Mary N. Piepho) - meets on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 101, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

The Internal Operations Committee (Supervisors Susan A. Bonilla and Gayle B. Uilkema) - meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 9:00 a.m. in Room 101, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

The Transportation, Water & Infrastructure Committee (Supervisors Gayle B. Uilkema and Federal D. Glover) - meets on the second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 101, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

The Capital Facilities Committee  (Supervisors Mary N. Piepho and John Gioia) - meets as needed.

 

Internal Operations Committee

Family and Human Services Committee

06-04-07

06-04-07

    9:00 a.m.

  10:30 a.m.

See above

See above

Finance Committee

Transportation Water & Infrastructure

Capital Facilities Committee

06-07-07

06-11-07

As needed

  Cancelled

  10:00 a.m.

See above

See above

 

 

 

PERSONS WHO WISH TO ADDRESS THE BOARD MAY BE LIMITED TO THREE (3) MINUTES.

 

 

AGENDA DEADLINE:  Thursday, 12 noon, 12 days before the Tuesday Board meetings.

 

 

 

Glossary of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and other Terms (in alphabetical order): 

Contra Costa County has a policy of making limited use of acronyms, abbreviations, and industry-specific language in its Board of Supervisors meetings and written materials.  Following is a list of commonly used language that may appear in oral presentations and written materials associated with Board meetings:

 

 

AB              Assembly Bill

ABAG         Association of Bay Area Governments

ACA           Assembly Constitutional Amendment

ADA           Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

AFSCME     American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees

AICP          American Institute of Certified Planners

AIDS          Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

ALUC         Airport Land Use Commission

AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs

BAAQMD    Bay Area Air Quality Management District

BART         Bay Area Rapid Transit District

BCDC         Bay Conservation & Development Commission

BGO           Better Government Ordinance

BOS Board of Supervisors

CALTRANS   California Department of Transportation

CalWIN      California Works Information Network

CalWORKS  California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids

CAER            Community Awareness Emergency Response

CAO County Administrative Officer or Office

CCHP         Contra Costa Health Plan

CCTA         Contra Costa Transportation Authority

CDBG         Community Development Block Grant

CEQA         California Environmental Quality Act

CIO            Chief Information Officer

COLA         Cost of living adjustment

ConFire      Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

CPA           Certified Public Accountant

CPI             Consumer Price Index

CSA           County Service Area

CSAC         California State Association of Counties

CTC            California Transportation Commission

dba            doing business as

EBMUD       East Bay Municipal Utility District

EIR             Environmental Impact Report

EIS             Environmental Impact Statement

EMCC         Emergency Medical Care Committee

EMS           Emergency Medical Services

EPSDT       State Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (Mental Health)

et al.          et alii (and others)

FAA            Federal Aviation Administration

FEMA         Federal Emergency Management Agency

F&HS          Family and Human Services Committee

First 5         First Five Children and Families Commission (Proposition 10)

FTE            Full Time Equivalent            

FY              Fiscal Year

GHAD         Geologic Hazard Abatement District

GIS            Geographic Information System

HCD           (State Dept of) Housing & Community Development

HHS           Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA        Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIV             Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome

HOV High Occupancy Vehicle

HR              Human Resources

HUD           United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Inc.            Incorporated

IOC                Internal Operations Committee

ISO            Industrial Safety Ordinance

JPA            Joint (exercise of) Powers Authority or Agreement

Lamorinda    Lafayette-Moraga-Orinda Area

LAFCo        Local Agency Formation Commission

LLC            Limited Liability Company

LLP            Limited Liability Partnership

Local 1       Public Employees Union Local 1

LVN            Licensed Vocational Nurse

MAC           Municipal Advisory Council

MBE Minority Business Enterprise

M.D. Medical Doctor

M.F.T.        Marriage and Family Therapist

MIS            Management Information System

MOE           Maintenance of Effort

MOU           Memorandum of Understanding

MTC           Metropolitan Transportation Commission

NACo         National Association of Counties

OB-GYN      Obstetrics and Gynecology

O.D.           Doctor of Optometry

OES-EOC    Office of Emergency Services-Emergency Operations Center

OSHA         Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Psy.D.        Doctor of Psychology

RDA           Redevelopment Agency

RFI             Request For Information

RFP            Request For Proposal

RFQ           Request For Qualifications

RN              Registered Nurse

SB              Senate Bill

SBE            Small Business Enterprise

SWAT        Southwest Area Transportation Committee

TRANSPAC  Transportation Partnership & Cooperation (Central)

TRANSPLAN Transportation Planning Committee (East County)

TRE or TTE      Trustee

TWIC          Transportation, Water and Infrastructure Committee

VA              Department of Veterans Affairs

vs.              versus (against)

WAN          Wide Area Network

WBE           Women Business Enterprise

WCCTAC    West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee