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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Supervisors J. Gioia, G. B. Uilkema, D. Gerber, M. DeSaulnier, and F. D. Glover

Clerk of the Board, John Sweeten (925 335-1900)

AGENDA

 

TUESDAY

June 12, 2001

 

9:00 A.M. Call to order and opening ceremonies.

Inspirational Thought - "If all my friends were to jump off a bridge I wouldn’t follow, I would be at the bottom ready to catch them when they fell." - Unknown

CONSIDER CONSENT ITEMS - Items removed from this section will be considered with the Short Discussion Items.

Approved as listed except as noted below:

C.3

HOUSING AUTHORITY CONSENT ITEMS

HA.1 APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa to enter into a one year lease renewal with Las Deltas Project Pride of North Richmond.

Approved as listed.

PRESENTATIONS

P.1 PRESENTATION adopting Resolution 2001/225 proclaiming June 15, 2001, as "Trade Union Woman Leaders’ Day" in Contra Costa County. (Supervisor Gerber)

SHORT DISCUSSION ITEMS - The Board will consider and take action on the following items:

SD.1 CONSIDER any Consent Items previously removed.

SD.2 CONSIDER report from the Family and Human Services Committee on challenges in the Employment and Human Services Department. (Supervisor DeSaulnier)

ACCEPTED report from the Family and Human Services Committee on challenges in the Employment and Human Services Department.

SD.3 HEARING on Stormwater Utility Assessments for FY 2001/2002 for Stormwater Utility Areas 1 through 18, Countywide. [CDD-CP #95-37]

CLOSED the public hearing; ADOPTED Resolution No. 2001/257 to adopt Stormwater Utility Assessments for FY2002/2002 for Stormwater Utility Areas 1 through 18, Countywide; and DIRECTED staff to provide the Board with a detailed description of the various program elements with the revenues that are raised.

SD.4 HEARING on the itemized costs of abatement for property located at 50 Broadway Street, Oakley, Felix Fergoso, Owner. (Dan Stough, Building Inspector)

CLOSED the public hearing; HEARD and CONSIDERED the itemized cost report regarding the abatement of property of Felix Fregoso (Owner), 50 Broadway Street, Oakley, and any objections of parties having legal interest in the property; ADDED the costs of the abatement confirmation hearing thereto; CONFIRMED the report; and DIRECTED the Clerk of the Board to file it.

SD.5 HEARING on the itemized costs of abatement for property located at 177 North Broadway, Bay Point, Edna Erwin, Owner. (Mike Molinari, Building Inspector)

CLOSED the public hearing; HEARD and CONSIDERED the itemized cost report regarding the abatement of pr-property of Edna Irwin (Owner), 177 N. Broadway Street, Bay Point, and any objections of parties having legal interest in the property; ADDED the costs of the abatement confirmation hearing thereto; CONFIRMED the report; and DIRECTED the Clerk of the Board to file it.

SD.6 HEARING on approval of Resolution 2001/239 authorizing obligations to be undertaken by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority to benefit the Tehiyah Day School, in an amount not to exceed $6,250,000 for financing and refinancing of the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and equipping of various educational facilities, including additional classrooms, an auditorium, library, art and science rooms, computer/math center and new athletic areas. (Laura Lockwood, CAO-Capital Facilities and Debt Management)

CLOSED the public hearing; ADOPTED Resolution No. 2001/239 authorizing obligations to be undertaken by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority to benefit the Tehiyah Day School, in an amount not to exceed $6,250,000, for financing and refinancing of the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and equipping of various education facilities.

10:00 A.M.

DELIBERATION ITEMS - The Board will consider and take action on the following items:

D.1 PUBLIC COMMENT. (3 Minutes/Speaker)

The following people addressed the Board on Public Comment:

The following persons from the Public Employees Union Local One spoke regarding employee working conditions and contract negotiations of the Children's Services Division of Employment and Human Services Department:

  • Sandra Falk; Janice Ridgle; Denise Lybarger; Ivette Nazario; Lynn McPhee; Donna Harris; Flora T. Castaneda; Gracie Torres; Chuck Egbert; and Gloria DelCastillo.

  • Maria Lawrence, 138 Virginia Court, Alamo, addressed the Board regarding improvements to a section of Green Valley Road in the Alamo area.

  • D.2 CONSIDER approving recommendations related to the Industrial Safety Ordinance and Inherently Safer Systems. (Supervisor Gerber)

    DIRECTED staff to review draft language from County Counsel to amend the Industrial Safety Ordinance; SOLICITED a comprehensive and integrated report from the County Administrator’s Office, Health Services Department, Community Development Department and County Counsel regarding departmental needs should the Industrial Safety Ordinance be amended to allow departmental discretion in the Inherently Safer System actions; REFERRED the draft amendment language and to the Hazardous Materials Commission, Public Environmental Health Advisory Board, PACE (Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers International Union) Health and Safety Committee and the Internal Operations Committee for comments and DIRECTED that the Internal Operations Committee also analyze the relevant CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) issues, these comments and report for Board consideration in October 2001; REQUESTED feedback from the State Office of Emergency Services(OES), the California Environmental Protection Agency (CALEPA), and OSHA; DIRECTED that correspondence be coordinated by the Internal Operations Committee; DIRECTED the Board of Supervisors meeting at which this matter will be considered begin at 1:00 p.m. with this matter scheduled at 6:00 p.m. to promote greater public participation; and DIRECTED County Counsel to consider the legal impact of a language amendment to the Industrial Safety Ordinance requiring a Contra Costa County approved Safety Plan to operate; (AYES: I, III, IV, V and II; NOES: None; ABSENT: None; ABSTAIN: None); ADDITIONALLY DIRECTED County Counsel to obtain a peer review regarding liability under the Tort Claims Act. (AYES: I, IV, V and II; NOES: III; ABSENT: None; ABSTAIN: None)

    11:00 A.M.

    D.3 HEARING on an appeal filed by Michael Bauman, (Permittee and Owner) Bauman Landscape, from the Planning Commission’s decision to uphold the Zoning Administrator’s decision to revoke administrative permit #NR950020 for a contractor yard. The subject is located at the northwest corner of Brookside Drive and Third Street (115 Brookside Drive), North Richmond area. (To be continued to July 24, 2001, 11:00 a.m.)(Maureen Toms, Community Development Department)

    CONTINUED to July 24, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., the hearing on an appeal filed by Michael Bauman, (Permittee and Owner) Bauman Landscape, from the Planning Commission’s decision to uphold the Zoning Administrator’s decision to revoke administrative permit #NR950020 for a contractor yard. The subject is located at the northwest corner of Brookside Drive and Third Street (115 Brookside Drive), North Richmond area.

    AJ.1 ADJOURNED today's Board meeting in honor of the memory of Russell J. Bruzzone of Lafayette, builder of the Moraga Shopping Center in Moraga and Plaza Shopping Center, as well as homes in the Burton Valley and Happy Valley areas of Lafayette.

     

    Closed Session

    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).

    Consent Items of Board Members

    C.1 ADOPT Resolution 2001/234 honoring Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association Executive Director William Guertin, for his service to the East Bay medical community and patients, as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema.

    C.2 ADOPT Resolution 2001/238 honoring Lynnette Tanner-Busby, on her election as President of the Contra Costa Taxpayers’ Association and commending that association for thereby recognizing her abilities and accomplishments as a woman in business and public service in Contra Costa County, as recommended by Supervisor Gerber.

    C.3 ADOPT Resolution 2001/236 honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Martinez Historical Society, as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema.

    CORRECTED TO READ: ADOPTED Resolution No. 2001/236 honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Martinez Historical Society, as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema.

    C.4 ACCEPT Grand Jury Report No. 0102 "Disposition of Discovery House," and REFER to the County Administrator.

    C.5 ACCEPT Grand Jury Report No. 0103 "The Health Services Department Financial Management Performance," and REFER to the County Administrator.

    C.6 REAPPOINT Harold Parsley as the District IV representative on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, as recommended by Supervisor DeSaulnier.

    C.7 ADOPT Resolution 2001/242 recognizing the Pacific Area Training Team of the United States Coast Guard for it’s work with disadvantaged youths at Richmond High School. (Supervisor Gioia)

    Other Actions

    C.8 ADOPT the 2001/2002 Proposed Budget Schedules for County Funds.

    Redevelopment Agency

    C.9 As the Governing Board of the Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency, APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Deputy Director – Redevelopment, to execute a contract with Cannon Design Group in an amount not to exceed $21,000 for the preparation of Design Guidelines for the Bay Point Redevelopment Area.

     

    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.

    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 disabled individuals planning to attend Board meetings who contact the Clerk of the Board 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 M. DeSaulnier and F.D. Glover) - meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 9:00 A.M. in the Private Industry Council Conference Room, 2425 Bisso Lane, Concord.

    The Finance Committee (Supervisors F.D. Glover and D. Gerber) - meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 9:00 A.M. in Room 108, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street Street, Martinez.

    The Internal Operations Committee (Supervisors J. Gioia and M. DeSaulnier) - meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 10:00 A.M. in Room 105, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street Street, Martinez.

    The Transportation, Water & Infrastructure Committee (Supervisors D. Gerber and J. Gioia) - meets on the second Monday of the month at 10:00 A.M. in Room 105, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street Street, Martinez.

    Finance Committee

    6-18-01

    9:00 a.m.

    see above

    Internal Operations Committee

    6-18-01

    10:00 a.m.

    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.

    Revised Supplemental Calendar of Closed Session Items

    For The Board of Supervisors of Contra Costa County

    And for Special Districts, Agencies and Authorities Governed by the Board

    Tuesday, June 12, 2001, 9:00 a.m. and thereafter

    Board Chambers Room 107 and Room 105

    Administration Building,

    651 Pine Street, Martinez, California

     

    A. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

    1.     Agency Negotiators: Leslie Knight, Kathy Ito, 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; C.C.C. Appraiser’s Assn.; 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 Health Care Workers, Local No. 250, and Oakley-Knightsen Firefighters’ Assn.

            2.     Agency Negotiators: Leslie Knight, Kathy Ito, and John Sweeten.

    Unrepresented Employees: All unrepresented agency management employees (Resolution No. 2000/372 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. L. Tarango Trucking, et al. v. Contra Costa County, et al., U.S. District Court No. C98-02955 WHO

            2. Karin Morris v. Contra Costa County, CCC Superior Court No. C 99-04223

            3. Patricia Etridge v. County of Contra Costa, C.C.C. Superior Court No. C00-04283

            4. Yohanan Family Limited Partnership, dba Sun Valley Village v. County of Contra Costa, et al., C.C.C.         Superior Court No. C00-1495