CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
65 CIVIC AVENUE, PITTSBURG, CA
PITTSBURG ARTS AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
PITTSBURG POWER COMPANY
SOUTHWEST PITTSBURG GEOLOGIC HAZARD ABATEMENT DISTRICT II
Sal Evola, Council Member/Board Member
Dwaine “Pete” Longmire, Council Member/Board Member
FOR HOUSING AUTHORITY:
Willie Mingo, Housing Authority Member
Joanne Alvergue, Housing Authority Member
City Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. The Housing Authority meets in conjunction with the City Council on the third
Monday of each month. The Pittsburg City Council meets regularly in the Council
Chamber at 65 Civic Avenue, unless otherwise noted above. The City Council also sits as the Board of Directors of several other City agencies. The stipends
for all agency members conform to state statutes governing compensation amounts.
All other Agencies meet on an as needed basis and will be listed above if
applicable. Copies of the open session agenda packets, which are distributed
to the City Council, are on file in the office of the City Clerk, 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, California, and are available for public inspection, beginning 72
hours in advance, during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except from noon to 1:00 p.m. and City holidays). The Pittsburg
Library is also provided a full agenda packet for your convenience. The agenda
and reports are also located on the City’s website at www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us.
Additionally, if any reports or documents, which are public records, are
distributed to the City Council less than 72 hours before the meeting, those
reports and documents will also be available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office and on the day of the meeting in the Council Chamber at the public counter
area below the dais.
NOTICE TO PUBLIC (Attached)
The Audience Remarks period is for the public to comment on any items scheduled to be heard during the Closed Session portion of the meeting, if applicable.
Property: 710 Black Diamond (APN 085-380-002); Successor Agency Negotiators: Joe Sbrant, Maria Aliottii; Negotiating Parties: Jim Craft for STS Academy; Under negotiation: both price and terms of payment
2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION FOR PITTSBURG ARTS AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9:
The City Manager may make brief announcements or informal comments at this time and brief the Council on items of interest. (No Action Required)
Members of the audience who wish to address the City Council or Agency Boards on issues that are not scheduled for the agenda and on any items listed as part of the Consent Calendar should complete a Speaker's Card available at the dais. Please read the card carefully in order to fill out the card properly. Submit the completed card to the City Clerk before the item is called, preferably before the meeting begins. Individuals will be given three minutes to address the Council unless additional time is allowed as provided for spokespersons. Prior to speaking, each member of the public shall state their name and business and City of residence in a clear and audible tone of voice. (No Action Required)
5. Adoption of a both a City Council and Housing Authority Resolution to Approve the Transfer of Unclaimed Funds to the City’s General Fund and Housing Authority Fund Pursuant to California Government Code Section 50053
Staff has identified outstanding City of Pittsburg and Housing Authority checks that remain unclaimed for more than three years. According to California Government Code Section 5003, these funds can now be considered the property of the City of Pittsburg and the Housing Authority.
6. Introduction and Waive First Reading of a City Council Ordinance Amending Pittsburg Municipal Code Title 19 Related to Billboard Placement, Freeway Monument Signs, and Noncommercial Signs, AP-15-1104.
This is a public hearing on a City-initiated proposal to amend the text of Pittsburg Municipal Code (PMC) Title 19 (Signs), in order to: 1) reduce the required buffer area between existing and newly proposed billboards from two miles to 1.5 miles; 2) add a definition for, ‘freeway monument sign’; and 3) establish additional requirements relating to noncommercial signs. On November 24, 2015, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and subsequently adopted Resolution No. 10016, recommending approval of the requested amendments.
City Council/Agency Members may make any conflict of interest declarations pertaining to Consent Calendar items at this time.
The Successor Agency for the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Pittsburg (Successor Agency) has prepared the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 (ROPS 16-17), pursuant to California State Legislations ABx1 26 (AB 26), AB 1484, and SB 107.
Seecon Financial & Construction Company, Inc. the developer of the San Marco subdivision has requested that the Southwest Pittsburg Geologic Hazard Abatement District II (GHAD II District) accept ownership of the San Marco Preserve Area (the “Preserves”) within the subdivision that is to be kept as open space and environmental mitigation area.
The Expert Consultant for the Southwest Pittsburg Geological Hazard Abatement District II (“GHAD II District”) has worked with Engeo Inc. to prepare a revised Plan of Control (POC) to include the responsibilities associated with owning newly accepted parcels of land known as the San Marco Preserve Area (the “Preserves”) and to incorporate all other POC amendments and exhibits into one comprehensive document.
The City Manager, upon recommendation from the Assistant City Manager, and Human Resources, recommends amending the staffing allocation plan by adding one (1) part-time regular Registered Environmental Health Specialist position.
13. Receive and File the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (“CAFR”) for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015, the Report to the City Council and Management for the Year Ended June 30, 2015, and Other Miscellaneous Audit Reports
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (“CAFR”) for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 has met the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s standard. The City of Pittsburg has again received an unqualified or “clean opinion” by the City’s auditing firm, Maze and Associates, Certified Public Accountants.
Section 17.44.070 of the Pittsburg Municipal Code (PMC), limits the number of apartments that can be converted annually to condominiums to an amount established by the City Council at the beginning of each calendar year. If approved by Council, the proposed resolution would establish the maximum number of condominium conversions for the year 2016.
The Single Audit is required for all
recipients of federal financial assistance programs and focuses on compliance
with federal funding guidelines described in the OMB Circular A-133 Compliance
Supplement. The City of Pittsburg (“City”) completed its Single Audit in
December 2015. The programs audited were The Department of Housing and Urban
Development – Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV) and Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) program. The City received an unqualified or “clean opinion”
from the City’s audit firm, Maze and Associates, Certified Public Accountants (“Maze”)
in January 2016. The FY 2014-15 Single Audit did not find any material weakness
or significant deficiency.
Contract 2015-02, 2015/2016 CDBG Sidewalk Replacement Project (“the Project’) is for Replacement of sidewalk on Buchanan Road from Harbor Street to Suzanne Drive. Adoption of this resolution will accept the plans and specifications for the Project and authorize the City Manager to award a construction contract to J D Partners Concrete of Fremont, California.
On June 20, 2011, the City Council approved the appointment of Joseph Sbranti as City Manager and authorized an employment agreement through June 30, 2014. In 2013, the Council extended the agreement. This resolution would authorize an additional amendment to increase the salary and to extend the agreement to December 31, 2018.
On December 14, 2015, the City Council unanimously adopted a resolution declaring an emergency within the City of Pittsburg related to future funding of Police, Youth, and Senior Services and Road Preservation, and submitting to the voters a June 2016 ballot measure to continue the City’s current sales tax. The attached resolution updates the ballot question in compliance with a new state law, effective January 1, 2016, and makes procedural clarifications regarding ballot arguments, rebuttals, and impartial analysis.
The City has provided non-represented management salary increase to senior management classifications in a similar manner as represented positions. The City Council is being asked to amend the salary range for Chief of Police to be consistent with recent increases for other police staff, including the Pittsburg Police Manager’s Group and Police Officers Association.
COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS/REMARKS
Council Members may make brief announcements or informal comments at this time. Council members may ask questions for clarification from City staff, and make a report on their activities, including reports on committee assignments (see attached list of ad hoc committees and other public agencies in which Council members participate). (No Action Required)
ADJOURNMENT to February 1, 2016