September 14, 2015
CALL TO ORDER - The Closed Session of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 6:35 pm, in the City Council Chamber, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.
ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Laureen Turner, and Council Members Stewart Gary, Steven Spedowfski, and Bob Woerner.
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL REGARDING CLOSED SESSION ITEMS. - No speakers.
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
1. Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel. To meet with the City Attorney pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(4) to discuss whether to initiate litigation. One Case.
1. CALL TO ORDER CALL TO ORDER - The meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor John Marchand at 7:03 pm, in the City Council Chamber, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, California.
1.01 ROLL CALL - Present: Mayor John Marchand, Vice Mayor Laureen Turner, and Council Members Stewart Gary, Steven Spedowfski, and Bob Woerner.
1.02 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
1.03 REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
City Attorney Jason Alcala reported that in lieu of litigation the City Council authorized the execution of a settlement agreement with Livermore Aviation Services LLC and David Morgan, a private individual, whereby Livermore Aviation Services LLC agrees to pay damages to the City of Livermore in the sum of $135,000 for breach of contract.
2. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2.01 Confirmation of advisory body appointments and reappointments and administration of oath of office to new members.
Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission - Youth Members
Appointment of Ethan Shang
Reappointment of Alejandra Arroyo
Reappointment of Siddarth Bokka
Reappointment of Ellie Deuell
Reappointment of Brianna O'Callaghan
Reappointment of Maggie Rosendin
Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission - Adult Member
Appointment of Ann Brown
ON THE MOTION OF VM TURNER, SECONDED BY CM GARY AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMED THE APPOINTMENTS.
City Clerk Susan Neer administered the oath of office to Ethan Shang and Ann Brown.
2.02 Human Services Commission Annual Update.
Human Services Commission Chair Wendy Weathers presented the update.
Mayor Marchand said the City was awarded the 2015 Achievement Award for Government Leadership from the California Local Agency Formation Commission.
3. CITIZENS FORUM CITIZENS FORUM
Dave Wetmore, San Ramon, spoke regarding the success of the Little League World Series; he presented a medal and plaque to the City Council in recognition of the event.
Dan Lawton, Valley Times, introduced himself to the Council and community as the new reporter for the newspaper.
Stacey Swanson, Livermore, spoke regarding the circulation of a survey for the Springtown Golf Course.
Sean McMenamin, Livermore, spoke regarding the circulation of a survey for the Springtown Golf Course.
Betty Ann Murillo, Livermore, spoke against the development of Livermore.
David McGuigan, Livermore, spoke regarding the Livermore Police Department.
John Stein, Livermore, spoke regarding weather, climate and the maintenance of the arroyos.
Carole Hilton, Livermore, spoke regarding the Springtown Golf Course.
Chris Phillips spoke regarding Assembly Bill 266 and safe access.
Ray Ahmed, Tree of Life, spoke regarding Assembly Bill 266 and safe access.
4. CONSENT CALENDAR CONSENT CALENDAR
ON THE MOTION OF CM GARY, SECONDED BY VM TURNER, AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR.
4.01 Approval of minutes - July 13, 2015, special and regular City Council meetings, and July 27, 2015, special and regular City Council meetings.
4.02 Adoption of Ordinance 2028 establishing development standards for Planned Development - Residential (PD-R) District 14-005 and amending the Zoning District Map of the City of Livermore and approving a development agreement between the City and property owners, Righetti Partners, Limited Partnership, and Ponderosa Homes II, Incorporated. (Planned Development - Residential (PD-R) 14-005 and Development Agreement 15-001)
4.03 Introduction of an ordinance dissolving El Charro Community Facilities District 2009-01 Improvement Area Number 4.
4.04 Resolution 2015-113 approving the 2015-2016 Tourism and Special Event Grant Program in the amount of $4,000.
4.05 Resolution 2015-114 authorizing an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014-2017 HOME Consortium Agreement with Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department increasing the funding available under that agreement from $116,901 to $245,834 to correct an internal error that the County recently discovered.
4.06 Resolution 2015-115 approving a supplemental appropriation of $56,670 in unexpended Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Housing and Human Services Grant funds into Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and authorizing execution of contract amendments with Abode Services and Neighborhood Solutions for the funding extensions.
4.07 Resolution 2015-116 accepting for permanent maintenance and releasing of security for Freisman Park, Project No. 2007-2066.
4.08 Resolution 2015-117 accepting for permanent maintenance and releasing of security for the Isabel Avenue Corridor Landscape Restoration of Various Frontages and Water Reclamation Plant Water Feature, Project No. 1992-3855.
4.09 Resolution 2015-118 authorizing execution of a two-year agreement with Lee & Ro, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $250,000, to provide on-call engineering services for the Water Reclamation Plant.
4.10 Resolution 2015-119 authorizing execution of a covenant and deed restriction for the habitat mitigation area in and adjacent to the Arroyo Las Positas at the Springtown Golf Course in connection with the Galaxy Court Flood Protection and Trail Culvert Replacement, Project No. 2010-29.
4.11 Resolution 2015-120 authorizing execution of an agreement with Monterey Mechanical Co., in the amount of $3,098,000, for construction of the Water Reclamation Plant Electrical Improvements, Project No. 2008-48; and Resolution 2015-121 authorizing execution of an agreement with Carollo Engineers, in the amount of $296,426, for construction engineering services for the project.
4.12 Resolution 2015-122 authorizing the issuance of a purchase order with Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $637,762, for the replacement purchase of one 2015 Type I Fire Engine.
4.13 Resolution 2015-123 authorizing execution of a commercial office lease agreement with WEFEA, Inc. at the Livermore Municipal Airport.
4.14 Resolution 2015-124 authorizing execution of an industrial lease agreement with Bentmoto LLC, dba HK Cycles at the Livermore Municipal Airport; and execution of a termination agreement with Dan Matson to allow for the continued operation of the same business at the same location under new ownership.
4.15 Resolution 2015-125 authorizing execution of a five year agreement with Accela, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $850,000, for the upgrade of Accela Sussex to Accela Civic Asset Management; and execution of a five year funding agreement with Government Capital Corporation, in the amount of $799,564 (total of $821,809 with interest) for the funding of the Accela Sussex to Accela Civic Asset Management upgrade.
4.16 Resolution 2015-126 confirming compensation for Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department personnel away from their official duty station and assigned to an emergency incident.
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS PUBLIC HEARINGS
Mayor Marchand reordered the agenda.
5.02 Hearing to receive protests and confirmation of assessments for the 2013-2015 Sidewalk Repair Program, Project No. 2014-02.
Recommendation: Staff recommended the City Council continue this item to the September 28, 2015, City Council meeting.
Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing. There were no speakers and the hearing was continued to the September 28, 2015, City Council meeting.
5.01 Hearing to consider a request to subdivide a vacant parcel for the development of 47 detached single family residences, landscaping, appurtenant improvements, and preservation of open space.
A Response to Comments/Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been completed which provides responses to comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Draft EIR text revisions.
Location: East of North Vasco Road, North of Garaventa Ranch Road/Altamont Creek Drive, and West of Laughlin Road
Site Area: 32± acres
Applicant: Livermore LT Ventures I Group, LLC
Application Numbers: Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8094 (SUB13-001), Planned Development-Residential 13-001, and Site Plan and Design Review 13-005
Public Improvements: On-site and off-site public improvements: Streets, utilities, storm drain and landscape improvements.
Zoning: Planned Development
General Plan: Urban Low Residential (UL-1: 1-1.5 dwelling units per acre)
Historic Status: None
CEQA: Adequacy of Environmental Impact Report (State Clearinghouse Number 2011112045) will be considered for compliance with the provisions of CEQA.
Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recommended the City Council:
1. Adopt a resolution certifying the final Environmental Impact Report for the Garaventa Hills project and, after approval of the application, instruct staff to file the Notice of Determination with the Alameda County Clerk;
2. Adopt a resolution approving Subdivision 13-001 (Vesting Tentative Tract Map 8094) and Site Plan Design Review 13-005 (Garaventa Hills); and
3. Introduce an ordinance amending the Zoning District Map 13-001 and establishing development standards for Planned Development - Residential (PD-R) District 13-001 (Garaventa Hills).
City Attorney Jason Alcala said for this item, the Council would be exercising its quasi-judicial authority meaning the Council would be applying the Citys land use regulations to the project. He said this was different from the Council acting in a legislative capacity which was to establish the Citys regulations. He said the land use regulations to be applied were the ones in effect at the time the application was filed.
Principle Planner Steve Stewart presented the staff report. Rebecca Gorton, Lamphier-Gregory, was present to address the conclusions of the Environmental Impact Report.
In response to questions by VM Turner, Mr. Stewart verified the project location and land use designation.
In response to questions by CM Spedowfski, Mr. Stewart identified the 65-acres, formerly known as the Farber property, which was acquired by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) by Altamont Landfill Open Space and Dougherty Valley Settlement Agreement funds; and a partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District, which became part of the Brushy Peak Regional Preserve. He said that parcel had no potential for development.
In response to questions by CM Gary, Mr. Stewart said the one-foot retaining wall was to provide a barrier to exclude amphibians such the California Tiger Salamander and Red-legged Frog from entering the rear yards. He said the emergency vehicle access (EVA) over Hawk Street would require significant environmental disturbance to the creek including realignment of about 300 linear feet. In addition, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Departments review of the proposal of the EVA up and over the saddle found it met City standards for access. Mr. Stewart said the proposed homes would be slightly larger than the Altamont Creek homes and slightly smaller than the homes up in the Bluffs. Mr. Stewart confirmed that the project could have been designed to the Suburban Residential Zoning District (RS District) requirements which were more compatible to the existing neighborhood and could be accomplished with smaller homes.
In response to questions by CM Woerner, Mr. Stewart said the Altamont Creek homes were approximately 2,000 square feet; the homes in the Bluffs were larger than the proposed project.
In response to questions by CM Spedowfski, Mr. Stewart said all of the lots were graded to drain towards the street into the bio-retention swales. He said there would be a six foot iron fence on top of the retaining wall which would create a thirteen foot fence on some lots.
Mayor Marchand opened the public hearing.
Dennis Kai, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Briana Covarelli, Livermore, submitted a petition in opposition to the project.
Vernlin Crosley, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Samantha Reed, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Alex Guarin, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Marnie Steele, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Karen Crosley, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Ray Reed, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Cindy Angers, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Theres Dorr, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
David Hughes, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Phillip White, spoke in opposition to the project.
James Brent, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Sarah Folsom, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Patrick Toohey, Lafferty Communities, project applicant, said the property was within the Citys Urban Growth Boundary and was designated for residential development. He said four years had been spent preparing this plan and the plan had met the General Plan Policies and Goals. He said there had been several misstatements made by the Center for Biological Diversity (Center) and there were no vernal pools on this property. He said the only thing biologically associated with the property was a planned habitat for the Tiger Salamander and that was why the 85-acres had been earmarked for mitigation. He cited several discrepancies made by the Center. He spoke regarding the permits required from the Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Game, a certification from the Regional Water Control Board, and an on-going consultants consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Delwyn Lounsbury, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Richard Norris, attorney for Lafferty Communities, said they had worked diligently with City staff and the site had been thoroughly studied. He said at the last minute things had been taken out of context and twisted. This was a function of trying to do a detailed environmental analysis in a political forum. He said all of the driveways in the project had been set-back and there was level off-street parking. He said the project would not have gotten past the Army Corp of Engineers, Fish and Game, RWCB, Fish and Wildlife and City staff to this point if the environmental concerns were truly valid. He spoke about the four-year process of getting this project in front of Council, minimizing the impact of the hill and creating an opportunity for trespassing by the neighbors to become lawful use of maintained open space that included the two hills. He requested Council to recognize the hard work done by staff, the role that the Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, California Fish and Game and RWCB had played in this, and bring this process to a conclusion, vindicate the General Plan that called for development of forty-seven homes on this property in a way that is most sensitive as possible to the contours.
Lori Drummond, Livermore, spoke in opposition to the project.
Wayne Brewer, Livermore, spoke regarding fires, salamanders, frogs and a snake on his property located next to Garaventa Hill.
There were no more speakers and the hearing was closed.
Mayor Marchand declared a short recess. All Council Members were present when the meeting reconvened.
In response to questions by CM Spedowfski, Mr. Stewart said the EIR met the requirements of CEQA; deferring pre-construction surveys was not a typical practice. He said there would be preconstruction surveys prior to grading the project as the critters tended to move around. He said sites for mitigation had to meet the mitigation requirement of state and federal agencies. He said the 85-acres had California Tiger Salamander Habitat (CTSH) occurrence on the property.
He said the mitigations mentioned in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were also consistent with those found in the East Alameda County Conservation Strategy that the City participated in developing along with state and federal resource agencies.
In response to questions by CM Spedowfski in reference to Hawk Street, Mr. Stewart said there would be additional mitigation required if the street were to go through. He said the EIR did not find any significate impacts that couldnt be mitigated including the bridge; however, the environmental disturbance that would be created by putting a bridge there would be a lot higher but mitigated in some other way somewhere along the watershed or the creek.
CM Spedowfski said Hawk Street could be designed to be safe and go through but it should be included for the Emergency Vehicle Access (EVA). He expressed concerns on how far pedestrians would have to walk to the nearest bus stop should Hawk Street not go through. He questioned the ADA compliance with the surrounding trails.
Mr. Stewart stated the trail would be paved with an eight foot wide asphalted concrete (AC) path with a maximum grade for accessibility. Assistant City Engineer Bob Vinn said that trails within the City met all City standards and CalTrans design standards for Class 1 off-street trails. He said the specifications were not the same as for sidewalks.
CM Spedowfski said he was concerned about the trail becoming the pedestrian access as the trail meanders through the park, but when there are heavy rains, that bridge was prone to flooding. He wanted additional distance for pedestrians and the circulation. He said there was a sign stating Hawk Street will be extended in the future. He did not know of any other development that had only one access street. He was concerned about the overall grading on the site and if there was some way to bring the street down lower without including the bio swale as it was cutting too much into the knoll.
In response to additional questions by CM Spedowfski, Mr. Stewart said the street width was a typical residential street standard consistent with Bear Creek Drive; a private street could be narrower; the Community Facilities District (CFD) would not have a separate geological hazard assessment district (GHAD); the CFD would maintain the retaining walls along the roadway only; the seven-foot retaining wall was to pull the urban edge away from the seasonal wetland and provide drainage. He said there should be no construction staging on Hawk Street during school hours. Mr. Stewart said the CFD would fund, if necessary, an oil separator only if oil was encountered during excavation.
In response to questions by CM Gary, Mr. Stewart said the elevation at Bear Creek was approximately 560 feet and increased by 10 feet; the pads were two feet higher than the roadway so they drain down the street. He outlined the number of one, one and one-half, and two story homes. Mr. Stewart said a similar project with road cuts was Ponderosa Homes at the end of Hansen.
CM Woerner requested better visualization for the project. Mr. Stewart said there was a challenge with getting a visual simulation as was done for the Shea-Sage project which was that there werent any roadways to optimize vantage point. He said the visualization from Vasco Road clearly showed the home subordinate to the hills in the background so there wasnt any silhouetting against the sky.
VM Turner said she wanted more pictures of what the project was going to look like especially from the school, creek, or path. She wanted to see what the retaining wall would look like while walking down the street.
In response to questions by VM Turner, Mr. Stewart said the degree of variation, amenities, and neighborhood features proposed included the informal trails and rock outcrop as accessible to the public; the off-site trail connection and the four-sided architecture was comparable to a variation on a planned development. Smaller homes were considered in the original 76-homes proposal. He said it was possible to have smaller homes with less grading of the hill and get closer to normal set-backs but would still be balancing the grading and amenities. City Manager Marc Roberts said to dramatically impact the grading of the knoll there would have to be a dramatic impact to the lot size. He said making the lots and houses smaller would not result with meeting the set-backs. He presented several options including extending the lot lines to the top of the knoll, putting a fence line far down the slope resulting with huge lots with a small Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and huge set-backs resulting with no public open-space. He said South Livermore homes were a good example with FARs gusting up over 45% on some lots and set-backs varied dramatically.
In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, Mr. Stewart said the project was not dumping into the creek or buffer areas; he noted there were sub-drains along the project parameter that would catch any dumping if a homeowner engaged in that type of activity. Mr. Vinn said that for any development built before 2000, the run-off was piped directly into the creek. Mr. Roberts said the Bluffs development drained mostly to central open spaces within the development; during extremely large events it is designed to mimic the original hydrology on the site and flows to the wetlands. Mr. Stewart confirmed that the biological surveys would be done as part of the state and federal permitting along with pre-construction surveys. He said the entire Springtown alkali sink area was considered vernal pool fairy shrimp critical habitat. The hill itself was dry with the critters living in the low lying vernal pool seasonal wetlands that would dry out. He said probably none of the 85-acre site was a habitat. With regards to the traffic study, Mr. Stewart said the project plus cumulative build-out was considered. Regardless of where the market was at a particular time, those projections and estimates were considered accurate.
Mayor Marchand said the project land had been in the Citys General Plan for over twenty-five years for residential development. Livermore had applied for sphere of influence over Doolan Canyon which had never been zoned for residential development and that was why the City applied to LAFCo for the sphere of influence so there would be no development.
In response to questions by Mayor Marchand, City Attorney Jason Alcala said if the Council designated the project land as permanent open-space and decided there would be no development the City would be faced with a lawsuit. The value of the land, or just compensation would be based on the highest and best use of the property. Mr. Stewart said the approximate value of the land ranged between $200,000-$250,000 per lot. He said the lower end of the density range would be 32 homes on the property but there would still be similar grading for the roadway.
CM Spedowfski said the property owner had the right to develop the site. He said he would like to see grading cross-sections, updated visual simulations, improved pedestrian circulation with Hawk Street as an EVA, and anything possible to minimize the grading. He noted this was a difficult site that needed additional work. He said he could not make the necessary findings for approval.
CM Gary said the Council had been listening to both sides. He said the Council had the discretion under the General Plan to look at the aesthetic of the site as it met the intent of the General Plan. He said this plan did not meet the General Plan goals. He said the cuts were too large and the hill was all but obscured; the lot size and set-backs were not consistent with the adjoining tract, the home sizes were not compatible with the existing tract and could not find that the overall development was subordinate to the land form. He said a different approach needed to be taken for a smaller home, less height on the hill, no eighteen foot wall cut that was visible for blocks, and the addition of a second access point.
CM Gary said he would motion to return the project to the Planning Commission and staff with direction for the project to adhere to the principles of the General Plan aesthetics, grading, massing, and land form.
CM Woerner said he would support CM Garys motion. He said the project was not subordinate to the land form and the visual simulations were poorly done.
VM Turner said Lafferty Communities was to be commended for listening to the community and working hard on the project. She said the project was good but not good enough. She supported preservation of the hill and could not support the project as proposed.
Mayor Marchand agreed with CM Woerner that better visual simulations needed to be provided. Lafferty had done a tremendous job working with the community but better visual simulations were needed to see the impact on the surrounding area; the elevations and architecture needed to be reviewed; and there needed to be more than one emergency vehicle access.
ON THE MOTION OF CM GARY, SECONDED BY CM SPEDOWFSKI AND CARRIED ON A 5-0 VOTE, THE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED THE GARAVENTA HILLS PROJECT BE RETURNED TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND STAFF WITH DIRECTION FOR THE PROJECT TO BE MORE SUBORDINATE TO THE NATURAL LANDFORMS AND PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLE AND PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION.
6. MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
6.01 Discussion and direction regarding City Council appointments to Intergovernmental Agencies. None.
6.02 Discussion and direction regarding pending State or Federal legislation. None.
7. COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS AND MATTERS INITIATED BY CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, STAFF AND COUNCIL MEMBERS 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 Council Members.
Subcommittee on Homelessness CM Woerner said the subcommittee had been developing a homelessness survey to be conducted in the near future.
Drought Information CM Woerner spoke regarding the impacts of the drought on trees and suggested the City provide public information to educate people on the seriousness of the situation; he also suggested providing information on rainwater capturing systems. Mayor Marchand suggested coordinating efforts with California Water Service.
Condition of Arroyos CM Woerner requested information regarding the conditions of the arroyos.
Wheels Bus CM Spedowfski said on July 28, 2015, he attended the comprehensive operation analysis public kickoff meeting with CM Woerner.
Community Choice Energy CM Spedowfski said on July 29, 2015, he attended the meeting where an RFP for technical consultants was approved for the study regarding whether Alameda County would become an energy provider as an alternative to PG&E.
National Night Out CM Spedowfski said on August 4, 2015, he participated in his neighborhoods National Night Out event.
San Francisco Outlets Expansion Grand Opening CM Spedowfski said on August 15, 2015, he attended the event.
Wheels Bus CM Spedowfski said on August 24, 2015, he attended the Projects and Services Subcommittee meeting. He said there was a review of agreements and requirements for implementation of the Clipper Card service with the Wheels Bus system.
Swearing-In Ceremony CM Spedowfski said on August 27, 2015, he attended the local ceremony for State Senator Steve Glazer.
Wheels Bus CM Spedowfski said on September 14, 2015, he attended the board meeting where there was further review of the Clipper Card services.
Residential Camera Database CM Spedowfski spoke regarding the Citys efforts to coordinate information between residents and the police department regarding privately owned surveillance cameras.
Dust from Mining CM Gary spoke regarding dust concerns in the west side of Livermore near Isabel Avenue. He requested staff arrange a meeting with Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggertys office and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to establish regulatory and complaint frameworks for enforcement of mining permits and providing information to residents.
Springtown Golf Course In response to questions by CM Gary, City Manager Marc Roberts said staff would slow down the public engagement process if necessary, look at additional opportunities for public input, and keep the City Council informed regarding the draft survey content for the Springtown Golf Course.
Traffic Control Locations CM Gary requested the Police Department follow up regarding the comments made during Citizens Forum, suggesting working with Neighborhood Watch Block Captains to identify people willing to allow their property to be used as radar traffic control locations.
Update on Assembly Bill 266 CM Gary requested an update on the assembly bill pertaining to medical marijuana. City Manager Marc Roberts said staff would provide an analysis to the City Council and information to the public. VM Turner requested that online information be included as part of the outreach.
National Night Out Mayor Marchand said on August 4, 2015, he and Police Chief Michael Harris visited seven neighborhoods during the event.
Get Your Business Online Mayor Marchand said on August 22, 2015, he spoke at the presentation sponsored by Google to encourage businesses to develop an online presence.
East Bay Economic Development Alliance Mayor Marchand said on August 27, 2015, he made a presentation regarding the drought and moderated a discussion panel.
California Association of LAFCos (CALAFCO) Mayor Marchand said September 2-4, 2015; he attended the annual conference where he was elected to be a member of the state CALAFCO board.
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Mayor Marchand said on September 10, 2015, he attended the meeting where there was a review of solid waste handling in the County and an update on the status Fairview Fire Protection District.
9/11 Memorial Mayor Marchand said on September 11, 2015, he attended the 9/11 memorial at the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department headquarters.
Innovation Tri-Valley Mayor Marchand said on September 11, 2015, he attended the meeting where the association endorsed BART to Livermore.
Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Mayor Marchand said on September 14, 2015, he attended the I-580 subcommittee and the Planning Policy and Legislative committee meetings where there was discussion regarding I-580 construction delays.
Livermore Municipal Airport Open House Mayor Marchand said the Open House would be held Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10:00-4:00 pm.
San Francisco Outlets Expansion Grand Opening VM Turner said on August 15, 2015, she attended the event.
Subcommittee on Homelessness VM Turner said a comprehensive survey of homeless people in the Livermore area would be conducted in October. She said over one hundred volunteers were needed to participate in conducting the survey and more information would be available online.
ADJOURNMENT - at 11:08 pm to a regular City Council meeting on September 28, 2015, at 6:30 pm for the Summer Reading Program Awards, immediately followed by the regular City Council business meeting, Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.
JOHN P. MARCHAND, MAYOR
SUSAN NEER, CITY CLERK