CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

CITIZENS FORUM

CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing to Consider an Amendment to the Livermore Development Code to extend the Transferable Development Credits fee reduction program until July 2014

Hearing to Consider Adjustments to the Rates Charged by Livermore Sanitation, Inc. for Solid Waste, Recyclable, and Compostable Materials Collection Services, effective July 1, 2013.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION: Direction on Draft Bay Area Plan

Direction on Pending State or Federal Legislation

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, STAFF AND COUNCILMEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED MINUTES

JUNE 10, 2013 ________________________________________________________________

REGULAR MEETING

1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 7:05 pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.

1.01 ROLL CALL Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice-Mayor Stewart Gary, and Councilmembers Doug Horner, Laureen Turner and Bob Woerner.

1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 2. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS 2.01 Proclamation declaring June 2013 as Safety Awareness Month Mayor Marchand presented the proclamation to Bill Henderson, Risk Manager for the City of Livermore.

2.02 Proclamation honoring the 125th Anniversary of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Angelita Parlor No. 32 Mayor Marchand presented the proclamation to members of Angelita Parlor No. 32.

3. CITIZENS FORUM Verlin Crossly, Livermore, Save Our Hill group, spoke in opposition to development of the Garaventa Hill project.

Bob Baltzer, Livermore, Friends of Livermore, said he was a member of the General Plan Update Steering Committee that was approved in 2003 and the approved density of UL should be allowed. He said the Garaventa Hill project developer had a longstanding commitment for UL-1 under the General Plan and should be allowed with no increase in density and no General Plan amendment. He said the Friends of Livermore would not support any increase in density for a sensitive area such as Garaventa Hills.

John Stein, Livermore, spoke regarding the need for a traffic signal at the intersection of Vineyard and Vallecitos. He said the South Livermore Valley Specific Plan should be reviewed and he was in opposition to the development at Garaventa Hill.

Robert S. Allen, Livermore, spoke regarding the Circulation Element of the General Plan and said he would like to see the established plan lines along I-580 to support the BART extension.

Pat Ferguson, Livermore, spoke regarding SB 32, climate change and global warming caused by carbon emissions which had repeatedly proven to not be the case. She talked about scientists and several websites that disputed global warming and stated the UNs reports were fake.

Cindy Angers, Save Our Hill group, spoke regarding her attendance at the 1 day endangered species Tiger Salamander workshop. She said the prime habitat for the salamander would be affected by the Garaventa Hill project.

Marnie Steele, Livermore, Save Our Hill group, spoke in opposition to the Garaventa Hill project.

Judy Galletti, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, spoke regarding clapping in the Chambers, intimidation at public meetings, and not wanting 10,000 additional cars in Livermore in exchange for dirty money i.e. extortion that was a threat used to elicit money or property from the object of the extortion which was what ABAG and MTC was doing to Livermore by forcing the City to build high density to get road maintenance money.

Mimi Steele, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, said Plan Bay Area would change and urbanize Livermore. She said she would send the link to the May 30th debate for Council viewing before they made a decision on the Plan that if approved would be devastating to the City.

David and Carol Williams, Livermore, said they had been victims of inadequate police investigations of automobile collisions.

Don Meeker, Livermore, read excerpts from the historic City minutes regarding political codes and public institutions supported by the State.

Ann Lopez, Livermore, Save Our Hill group, spoke in opposition to the proposed 76 homes project. She said traffic would negatively affect the neighborhood if the project was built.

Wendy Weathers, Livermore, Fertile Groundworks, extended an invitation to a fund raising event on July 24, 2013 at Crooked Vine Winery. She said the produce from the garden benefitted Tri-Valley Haven, Open Heart Kitchen and other local food pantries.

4. CONSENT CALENDAR Item 4.03 John Stein, Livermore, said an appropriate amount should be funded to the deferred medical benefits and pension account. He questioned repayment of $5 million to the State and said there should be a provision in case LVPAC came back in Fiscal Year 2013-14. In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Administrative Services Director Douglas Alessio said the $5 million loan to the State was budgeted to be repaid during Fiscal Year 2013-14. Assistant City Manager Troy Brown said the loan would be repaid using funds currently on hand.

ON THE MOTION OF CM WOERNER, SECONDED BY VM GARY, AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

4.01 Approval of Minutes May 13, 2013 regular City Council meeting and May 20, 2013 City Council Budget Workshop.

4.02 Resolution 2013-052 adopting Appropriations Limitation for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

4.03 Resolution 2013-053 approving the Two-Year Financial Plan Update for Fiscal Years 2012-13 and 2013-14.

4.04 Resolution 2013-054 authorizing execution of two agreements with JR Structural Engineering, Inc.: 1) in the amount of $98,820, to provide civil engineering services for support of development projects, and 2) in the amount of $97,950, to provide civil engineering services for support of capital improvement projects.

4.05 Resolution 2013-055 authorizing execution of an agreement with Breneman, Inc., in the amount of $68,991, for construction of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Access Ramps 2013, Project No. 2013-07.

4.06 Resolution 2013-056 authorizing execution of an agreement with MCK Services, Inc., in the amount of $1,614,240, plus 10 percent contingencies, for construction of the 2013 Street Resurfacing and Multi-Use Trail, Project No. 2002-48.

4.07 Resolution 2013-057 accepting for permanent maintenance and releasing of security for the Water Office Remodel, Project No.2000-79.

4.08 Resolution 2013-058 authorizing a one-year contract for services to Mountain Cascade Inc., in an amount not to exceed $287,000, for excavation and repair of City Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain facilities.

4.09 Resolution 2013-059 authorizing execution of a contract for services to Biosolids Recycling Incorporated, in the amount not to exceed $815,000 in a three-year period, for beneficial reuse and biosolids disposal services at the Water Reclamation Plant.

4.10 Resolution 2013-060 authorizing the issuance of a contract for services to Polydyne Incorporated, in an amount not to exceed $171,200, for the purchase of polymer to be used for coagulation of digested sludge at the Water Reclamation Plant.

4.11 Resolution 2013-061 authorizing the issuance of a contract for services to Univar USA, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $110,000, for the purchase of sodium hypochlorite 12.5% to be used for treated effluent disinfection at the Water Reclamation Plant.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.01 Hearing to consider an amendment to the Livermore Development Code to extend the Transferable Development Credits (TDC) fee reduction program until July 2014.

Location: Various
Applicant: City of Livermore
On-site and off-site public improvements: None
Site Area: Various
Zoning: Various
General Plan: Various
Historic Status: None
CEQA: A Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered
Application Number: Development Code Amendment 13-003

Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution adopting a Negative Declaration and certifying the environmental document; and introduce an ordinance approving Development Code Amendment 13-003 to extend the requirement for one instead of two Transferable Development Credits (TDCs) for each detached residential unit until July 29, 2014.

Senior Planner Steve Stewart presented the staff report.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

Bob Baltzer, Livermore, said he supported the staff recommendation which would reduce the price paid by developers for density that was already included in the General Plan.

Jeff Schroeder, Ponderosa Homes, spoke in support of the extension of the reduced Transferable Development Credits (TDC) program and suggested the program be extended to align with the Downtown, commercial and lower income housing fees that had been extended to the end of 2014. He said projects in the pipeline should be grandfathered into the program.

John Steinbuch, Colliers International, said he was representing the owner of the Brisa Neighborhood Plan along with other property owners in Livermore. He spoke in support of the extension of the program stating the housing market needed more inventory and the extension would allow the creation of more development which had a lead time of two years. He said raising the fee during production would have an economic blow for his current project. He said the TDC fee should be coterminous with other fees and projects in the pipeline should be grandfathered in.

There were no more speakers and the hearing was closed.

CM Woerner said this was a complicated issue and requested more information to answer the questions of why the discount should be extended at all; was this the right decision for the purpose of buying open space; if extended, what was the best form-at tentative or final map; how long to extend, and when should the fees be paid. He also expressed concern as to what impact there would be on projects in the pipeline; what amount of money was needed and would there be enough to do something in Doolan Canyon; what was the estimate of the fund purchasing power and the true value of the economic impact to the City. He suggested taking more time for an in-depth analysis of the TDC program.

In response to questions by VM Gary, Senior Planner Steve Stewart said the TDC fee was triggered when an applicant wanted to exceed the residential baseline density and when a land use designation was changed from industrial to residential.

In response to questions by VM Gary, Planning Manager Paul Spence confirmed that development could occur without the fee if the General Plan designation was adhered to. He said when the General Plan was updated a few parcels had been designated as TDC sites and would be required to pay the fee. Community & Economic Development Director Stephan Kiefer identified the sites as Brisa and Pell. He said those two sites were originally zoned for industrial and had since been changed to residential. In order to build detached single family dwellings on those two sites, the TDC program would apply.

In response to questions by VM Gary regarding the extension of the TDC program, Mr. Stewart said the recommendation to extend the program to July 2014 was to enable projects currently in process or ongoing to make applications soon and qualify for the reduction by having their tentative map done in July. He said the typical time for a tentative map could be 4-6 months. Mr. Spence said staff originally suggested extending the program for one year (through October 2014); however, the Planning Commission was concerned that residential home prices were coming back up and did not want to provide a windfall so it was an attempt to balance competing factors.

VM Gary said he shared CM Woerners concerns about the reasonableness of the fee to the remaining acreage in the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) that could be compensable with the fee. With the cataclysmic events of the past few years, he questioned if the right triggers were in place going forward. He said Council should reconsider this item with more information at a meeting later this summer.

CM Horner said if the housing market was only down 25% why wasnt the fee down 25%. He questioned the flexibility of the credits and what was the proper fee. He said he was concerned with giving the entitlement to pay that fee at the time of the tentative map. In that case, the City was no longer incentivizing economic activity; what was being done was providing an entitlement that could go five , six or eight years into the future with no idea on what the value of the homes would be at that time or if we completely sold out on our ability to put easements on open space. He said the fee should be paid at the start of construction, not at tentative map. He said open parcels represented an opportunity for the City to preserve open space and he did not know why the City would compromise on the ability to do that. The City had $12 million that could be used to buy open space but there had not been many opportunities to do so. He said the main purpose was not getting money into the pot but stimulating activity throughout the City which was more important to him.

Mayor Marchand said he agreed with CM Horner; the purpose of the program was to incentivize development and by extending the fees there was new incentive to move ahead. He said this was a balancing act; for the years 2007-2011, the City had not collected any fees until the fee reduction program was implemented and created a window of opportunity. He said when the TDC program began, the average home was priced at $685,000, then dropped to $385,000, and was now back up to $475,000.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Spence said the fee could be reviewed at the termination of the special program or Council could direct staff to revisit the associated costs. He said open space land values had change since the time when the fee was adopted. Mr. Kiefer said the fees that were being sunset at the end of 2014 affected commercial projects with the exception of the discount on the in-lieu affordable housing fee which was temporarily discounted by 30%. The only other fee that impacted residential would be the affordable housing fee.

CM Woerner questioned extending the discount at all. He said more analysis was needed to determine if over time the City would come out ahead or if the program would be a money loser for the City. He questioned what the value of the fee should be and if the fee was reduced, where would the funds go. He said this was a complex analysis and more details were needed.

In response to questions by CM Woerner, Assistant City Manager Troy Brown said staff was presenting the item to Council for further direction based on direction from Council in December 2012. The current program was in place until October 2013. Based on comments and direction received that evening from Council, staff would re-present the item for consideration at the July 22, 2013 meeting. Staff would include in the complete analysis of the program the impact, timing and structure, and establish when fees were paid and the duration of the extension of the program.

VM Gary requested staff include in the analysis the length of time a project could be in the pipeline. He said he was not interested in banking a fee that could never be used because there was not any open space land left to buy.

CM Turner said she supported delaying making a decision until more information was made available, otherwise she would vote no on extending the program primarily because it needed to be determined if the fee was needed at all and what was going to be done with the money. She supported setting aside money for open space but she wanted to see what was going to be purchased and what was going to be done for the project that was already in the pipe. She wanted to see a scenario of options applicable for the different properties based on densities.

THE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED STAFF TO PREPARE A COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE TDC PROGRAM TO INCLUDE DESIGN, OUTCOME AND TIMING OF PAYMENTS FOR REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION AT THE JULY 22, 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

5.02

5.02 Hearing to consider an ammendment to the Livermore General Plan to modify and simplify the Economic Development and Fiscal Element by moving program details to the City-Wide Economic Incentives Program, and an , and an amendment to the City-Wide Economic Incentive Program to refine existing program requirements and add a sales tax reimbursement program for existing businesses investing in on-site improvements to commercial and industrial properties.

Location: Various
Applicant: City of Livermore
On-site and off-site public improvements: None
Site Area: Various
Zoning: Various
General Plan: Various
Historic Status: None
CEQA: A Negative Declaration under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will be considered.
Application Numbers: General Plan Amendment 13-003, Policy Proposal Implementation 13-001


Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council continue the item to the June 24, 2013 City Council meeting.

THE CITY COUNCIL CONTINUED THE ITEM TO THE JUNE 24, 2013 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

5.03 Hearing to consider adjustments to the rates charged by Livermore Sanitation, Inc. for solid waste, recyclable and compostible materials collection services, effective July 1, 2013. Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council adopt a resolution approving the schedule of rates listed in Exhibit H of the Amended and Restated Franchise Agreement effective July 1, 2013.

Public Works Manager Judy Erlandson presented the staff report.

Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.

There were no speakers and the hearing was closed.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Pubic Works Manager Judy Erlandson said Livermore Area Recreation and Park District were not charged for collection services provided by Livermore Sanitation.

ON THE MOTION OF VM GARY, SECONDED BY CM HORNER AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING

RESOLUTION: Resolution 2013-062 authorizing and updating Exhibit H of the Amended and Restated Agreement with Livermore Sanitation, Inc., to include rate year four rate adjustments.

6. MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

6.01 Discussion and direction regarding City Council appointments to Intergovernmental Agencies. None.

6.02 Discussion and Direction regarding Draft Plan Bay Area

Recommendation:

Staff recommended the City Council review the May 13, 2013 letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission regarding the Draft Plan Bay Area document and provide comments and direction.

Senior Planner Ingrid Rademaker presented the staff report.

In response to questions by CM Turner, City Engineer Cheri Sheets said the requirement of multimodal transportation in the Downtown PDA included ACE and Wheels and was sufficient to meet the requirements.

CM Turner said she attended one of the Plan Bay Area meetings. The attempt of Plan Bay Area was to get people to live, work and play in the same community. She said the Citys General Plan was looking to increase 50,000 jobs and only increase 8,000 houses. She said there was a discrepancy and questioned where all the people were going to live.

CM Horner said he hoped residents currently working outside of Livermore would get some of the 50,000 jobs so they already had housing.

CM Woerner said Livermore was on the edge of the One Bay Area and could not ignore the fact there was a lot of traffic coming over the Altamont Pass. He said the Plan was predicated on the assumption that there was no traffic coming over the Altamont so when One Bay Area was done and everything was balanced within the One Bay Area, it appeared there was no Altamont problem. He said this was a ridiculous assumption; the Plan needed to be realistic. He said BART to Livermore would enable the commuters coming over the Altamont easier access to their jobs in the Bay Area. He said the assumed jobs and housing balance by Plan Bay Area identified Livermore as the bedroom community for the jobs in the other cities. He said Livermore maintained the local authority and questioned the purpose of the Plan.

In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Community & Economic Development Director Stephan Kiefer said the PDAs and current densities had been selected by the City. He confirmed the 8,000 units were planned for by the City of Livermore.

Mayor Marchand said 100% of the One Bay Area grant (OBAG) funds went over the hill and Livermore received zero funding. There was not a lot of incentive for the City to increase densities. He said at one of the first meetings he attended for Sustained Community Strategy there had been no consideration of cost of schools, police, fire, water, or infrastructure. One of the core tenets of Livermore was that local control was the most important to continue to maintain.

CM Horner said when he attended one of the early One Bay Area meetings, there had been a conflict over the desire to build priority development close to transit which was often along the freeway, but the Air Quality District said there could not be any development within several hundred feet of the freeway. He said they had no idea on how to build housing near a freeway and asked if there had been any progress made in that area.

In response to questions by CM Horner, Ms. Sheets said there was a lawsuit against the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which put its policy on hold, which was still pending. In the meantime, reviewing emissions from vehicle sources especially with the new mandates for better gas economy and electric vehicles in the mix, it should be less of an issue in the future.

Mayor Marchand invited public comment.

Pat Ferguson, Livermore, said she attended many meetings of One Bay Area where there was lying, mismanagement and corruption. She said members of the public did not support the Plan; however, imported special interest groups were in support of the Plan. She said One Bay Area had lied to the public and had caused many to leave the state because the economic climate was so bad. She spoke against high density housing and said that density, low-income, and welfare created crime and not a very good city to live in.

Mimi Steele, Livermore, said the staff report had misinformation and was astounding. She spoke about local control, PDAs, housing, open space, and GHDs. She said if the Council supported and voted for Plan Bay Area, the Council was making themselves completely irrelevant. She said the City needed to support free market options and there needed to be local control.

Judy Galletti, Livermore, said the letter was a good start, questions were fair and worries were valid. She spoke regarding her visit to Portland, Oregon which was the pilot for Plan Bay Area. She said Livermore was way far behind when it came to battling Plan Bay Area and hoped Livermore had not done too little too late. In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, she said Marin City would have 72 units and Corte Madera would have 2 units because their Councils had pushed back for a long time.

Jarret Barton, Pleasanton, spoke in opposition of Plan Bay Area and said the plan undermined the American dream. He said the Plan would negatively impact the area with high density housing, more pollution, traffic, crime, and greenhouse gases. He said the total plan was un-American.

Marlane Huffaker, Concord, spoke in opposition to Plan Bay Area. She said Livermore should not participate in Plan Bay Area and should get rid of any association with ABAG. She said the original goals of Plan Bay Area had changed and were dishonest. She hoped the City of Livermore would reject the plan.

John Stein, Livermore, said Walnut Creek was building sealed units with air filtration systems right next to the freeway. He said the goal of the plan was to get people off the freeways and reduce greenhouse gases. He spoke regarding the Isabel PDA and said the quickest way to do that was to build an abundance of parking at the station. He said BART would need buses to make it a transit friendly location.

Dona Allen, Livermore, had many questions regarding Plan Bay Area that included the type of jobs in the 50,000 new jobs, the impact on the Citys water and sewage capacity and the impact on schools. She said she had a lot of concerns regarding the plans effect on the quality of life in Livermore and said she did not want to move.

Bob Baltzer, Livermore, said he would like the letter to ABAG and the MTC regarding Plan Bay Area to be stronger. He supported the Citys General Plan and the City Council should continue to push back and determine its own destiny.

There were no more comments.

CM Woerner said future communication with ABAG and MTC regarding Plan Bay Area should include the fact that Livermore was on the County edge, next to the Altamont and experienced the high traffic. He said it appeared that the Plan did not adequately address all of the issues especially given the prioritization of the various transportation funds given.

VM Gary said Plan Bay Area was a plan that had not survived contact with the stakeholders. He said while the plan was absurd, having the conversations clarified values and interests which was the American way. He said it was premature to say that Livermore would rubber stamp the plan; the Council had not voted for it. He said meetings had been attended by Council and staff, and they had pushed back both vocally and in writing. He said if someday down the road regional entities withheld transportation dollars because Livermore chose the General Plan density over a BART station so be it. At that future point there would be a community discussion about BART on the freeway with high density housing versus no BART, but that would be Livermores decision to make. He asked staff to repeat at the end of every letter that Livermore was not being bound to modify the General Plan and the decision making was still reserved by the California constitution to a general law city.

Mayor Marchand said he and Bob Baltzer were both on the General Plan Review Committee. He said there was a discussion on what the population of Livermore would be if there was BART to Livermore. He said they estimated there would be approximately 10,000 fewer people in Livermore if BART did not come to Livermore. Livermore had the ability to control its destiny. He said Livermore did not receive any OBAG funding. In response to comments made earlier in the evening, he said Livermore had zoned a 1,600 acre technology park where 50,000 jobs could be in addition to the Livermore Valley Open Campus, and the City had sufficient capacity for water and sewer to fill out the General Plan. He said in 2005 72% of the voters passed a measure to preserve open space; and the City was following the mandate of the electorate.

THE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED STAFF TO CONTINUE MONITORING THE DRAFT PLAN BAY AREA DOCUMENT TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITYS GENERAL PLAN.

6.03 Discussion and Direction regarding Pending State or Federal Legislation None.

7.0 COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, STAFF AND COUNCILMEMBERS

7.01 Council Committee Reports and Matters Initiated by City Manager, City Attorney, Staff, and Councilmembers.

Valley Water Retailers CM Horner said on May 22, 2013 he attended the meeting. He said there was sufficient capacity for Zone 7 water supply based on current trends.

Livermore Rodeo CM Horner said on June 5, 2013 he attended the Rodeo Foundation Mixer. He congratulated Fire Chief Jim Miguel for taking 1st prize and Assistant City Manager Troy Brown for placing third in the team penning event.

Stopwaste.org CM Turner said on May 22, 2013 she attended the meeting. She said discussion continued on the implementation of the benchmarking fee.

Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA) CM Turner said on May 28, 2013 she attended the Finance Committee meeting and attended the June 3, 2013 Board meeting.

Bus Shelter CM Turner said on May 29, 2013 she attended the Art Mural Dedication at the LAVTA bus shelter.

Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA) CM Woerner said on June 3, 2013 he attended the Board meeting and the budget was approved. He said Routes 14 and 15 provided access to the Citys libraries on a regular schedule.

Intersection at Vineyard/Vallecitos In response to comments by CM Woerner, Community Development Director Stephan Kiefer said the installation of a traffic signal was scheduled for Fall 2013. He said the process to fund the traffic signal had taken over ten years.

Swearing In Ceremony VM Gary said on May 28, 2013 he and the Mayor had attended the swearing in ceremony for Livermores new police officers.

Memorial Quilt VM Gary said he attended the unveiling of the memorial quilt by an organ donor recipient from fallen officer Brad Moody.

Oversight Board VM Gary said he attended the June 5, 2013 Oversight Board meeting.

Historic Light Bulb Mayor Marchand said on May 21, 2013 the device installed to protect the light bulb failed; power had been restored and the light bulb was still working. He requested staff to establish a policy that ensured the light bulb would always remain in Livermore.

Horizons Family Council Mayor Marchand said on May 22, 2013 he attended the 40th anniversary of Horizons.

Zone 7 Liaison Mayor Marchand said he attended the liaison meeting on May 22, 2013.

Historymobile Mayor Marchand said on May 25, 2013 he attended the dedication ceremony for the Historymobile.

Swearing In Ceremony Mayor Marchand said on May 28, 2013 he attended the swearing in ceremony for Livermores new police officers and a reserve officer.

Memorial Quilt Mayor Marchand said he attended the unveiling of the memorial quilt. He said five people received organs donated by fallen officer Brad Moody.

Science in the School Mayor Marchand said on May 29, 2013 he attended the program sponsored by DuPont. He said the science, engineering technology and math program was held at Junction and Joe Mitchell schools.

Citizens Police Academy Mayor Marchand said he attended the 23rd graduating class of the Citizens Police Academy on May 31, 2013.

High Speed Rail Mayor Marchand said on June 6, 2013 he testified at the High Speed Rail Authority in Sacramento in order to bring some manner of rail to the Tri-Valley that would hopefully connect into BART.

Retirement Mayor Marchand said he attended the retirement ceremony for School Community Liaison Clay Felicitas.

Livermore Rodeo Mayor Marchand said on June 8, 2013 he attended the annual Livermore Rodeo and Parade.

Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Mayor Marchand said on June 10, 2013 he attended the ACTC meeting.

David and Carol Williams In response to questions from Mayor Marchand, Assistant City Manager Troy Brown said staff had met with Mr. Williams on several occasions to review and discuss his unfortunate accident. He said the causes and faults related to the accident had been investigated extensively, no witnesses had come forward, and there was no other action staff could take.

Mayor Marchand announced the next meeting of the City Council on June 24, 2013 would be held at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.

8.0 ADJOURNMENT at 9:29 pm to a regular City Council meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm, Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.

APPROVED: JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR ATTEST: SUSAN NEER, CITY CLERK