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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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

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

 

A G E N D A

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003

 

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.

 

PROJECTED

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9:00 A.M. Convene and announce adjournment to Closed Session, Room 105.

             The Board of Supervisors authorized initiation of litigation by joining with other public agencies in the

             state in filing a proposed lawsuit against the State for its failure for either provide the revenue from the

            Vehicle License Fee (VLF) or the offset for it.  The particulars, the defendant and the action will be

           disclosed to anyone who inquires once that action is filed.  The vote was unanimous

9:30 A.M.            Call to order and opening ceremonies.

 

Inspirational Thought  -  “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  ~Charles Dickens

 

CONSIDER  CONSENT  ITEMS   -  Approved as listed except as noted.

                      

HOUSING AUTHORITY CONSENT ITEMS Approved as listed.

 

HA.1           APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Housing Authority Executive Director to execute a lease amendment with Contra Costa County to extend the lease term for the premises at 321 Orchard Drive, Brentwood, ten years through August 31, 2013 at an annual rate of $1,900 for the continuing operation of a County Headstart Center.  (Revenue accrues to the Public Housing Fund) (District III) (See C.81)

 

9:35 A.M.

 

PRESENTATIONS Approved as listed.

 

PR.1           PRESENTATION to adopt Resolution No. 2003/686 recognizing and honoring Youth Enrichment Strategies for its tireless work enhancing the lives of youth and their families by exposing children to a wider world of opportunities and helping them to imagine a better future for themselves.  (Supervisor Gioia) (All Districts)

 

PR.2           PRESENTATION of the Contra Costa Commission for Women’s Annual Report for calendar year 2003.  (Doris Denson Belcher, Chair, Commission for Women) (All Districts)

 

PR.3           PRESENTATION to adopt Resolution No. 2003/693 honoring and recognizing Public Works Director, Maurice Shiu, on having been selected the 2003 Engineer of the Year by the County Engineers Association of California.  (Supervisor DeSaulnier) (All Districts)

 

PR.4           PRESENTATION to ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/778 recognizing and congratulating Virginia Schaefer of the Contra Costa County Aviation Advisory Committee, on the occasion of her retirement after 23 years of service to the County Airports, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (Supervisor DeSaulnier) (All Districts)

 

10:00 A.M.

 

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

 

SD.1            CONSIDER any Consent Items previously removed.

 

SD.2           HEARING on the adoption of Resolution No. 2003/696, which would increase by five dollars ($5) specified court filing fees effective January 1, 2004 until the sunset of the authorizing statute, to support the Courthouse Children's Waiting Room.  (Honorable Laurel S. Brady, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court; Sherry Dorfman, Court Executive's Office) (All Districts)

            CLOSED the public hearing; and ADOPTED Resolution 2003/696 increasing filing fees by five dollars ($5.00) to support the Courthouse Children’s Waiting Room.

 

 

                                                                           

 

PROJECTED

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SD.3     CONSIDER approving and authorizing the Health Services Director, or designee, to submit a funding application to the California Department of Health Services in the amount of $1,454,610 for Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004; and to sign the Certification Form to certify that funds allocated by the State of California are not being used to supplant existing County positions or activities, on a semiannual basis for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2007.  (William B. Walker, M.D., Health Services Director) (No County Match) (All Districts)

 

SD.4           CONSIDER approving and authorizing the County Administrator, or designee, to execute an amendment to the contract between the County and the cities of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek, the towns of Danville and Moraga; and Miller & Van Eaton, L.L.P., to increase the payment limit by $21,000 to a new payment limit of $66,157 for additional professional consulting services for the development of a Needs Assessment Update Proposal for the cable franchise renewal process.  (Patricia Burke, County Administrator’s Office) (Capital Facilities Master Plan) (All Districts)

            CORRECTED TO READ: APPROVED and AUTHORIZED the County Administrator or his

             designee to execute a contract amendment with the Cities of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant

            Hill and Walnut Creek, the Towns of Danville and Moraga and Miller & Van Eaton, L.L.P., to

increase the payment limit by $20,000 to a new payment limit of $66,157 for additional professional

            consulting services for the development of a Needs Assessment Update Proposal.

 

SD.5           HEARING on the itemized costs of abatement for property located at 48 Delta Drive, Bay Point, Gary and Margaret Lerch (Owners).  (Mike Silva, Building Inspection Department) (District V)

                 CLOSED the public hearing; HEARD and CONSIDERED the itemized report regarding

the abatement on the property of Gary and Margaret Lerch located at 48 Delta Drive, Bay Point and any objections by owners(s) or persons having legal interest in the above-described property; ADDED the cost of abatement confirmation hearing thereto; and CONFIRMED report and DIRECTED it to be filed by the Clerk of the Board.

 

SD.6           HEARING on the itemized costs of abatement for property located at 80 Harbor Drive, Bay Point, Ruby Mae Smith (Owner).  (Mike Silva, Building Inspection Department) (District V)

                 CLOSED the public hearing; HEARD and CONSIDERED the itemized report regarding

                 the abatement on the property of Ruby Mae Smith located at 80 Harbor Drive, Bay Point and

any objections by owners(s) or persons having legal interest in the above-described property; ADDED the cost of abatement confirmation hearing thereto; and CONFIRMED report and DIRECTED it to be filed by the  Clerk of the Board.

 

SD.7           HEARING on proposed Police Service Special Taxes for CSA P-6, adoption of Resolution  No. 2003/684 authorizing election thereof and formation of Zone 1201, Subdivision 998379,  and adoption of Ordinance No. 2003-35 establishing a fee for the Police Service District, Concord area.  (Dennis Barry, Community Development Director) (District IV)

CLOSED the public hearing; ADOPTED the Resolution No. 2003/684 authorizing an election for

Zone 1202 in County Service Area P-6; ADOPTED Ordinance 2003-35 establishing a fee for Police Services District for SD998379 and DIRECTED the County Clerk to conduct the election required by Government Code Section 5397.

 

SD.8           HEARING to adopt Resolution No. 2003/779 accepting tabulation of mail-in ballots, confirming the diagram and assessment, and authorizing the levy of street light charges to operate and maintain facilities and services for MS 030018, County Service Area L-100, Walnut Creek area.  (Skip Epperly, Public Works Department) (District II)

           CLOSED the public hearing; ADOPTED Resolution No. 2003/779 accepting Tabulation of mail-

           in ballots,  confirming the diagram and assessment, and authorizing the levy of street light charges

           to operate and maintain facilities and services for MS 030018, County Service Area L-100, Walnut

          Creek area

 

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

 

D.1                 PUBLIC  COMMENT.  (3 Minutes/Speaker) There were no speakers

 

 

D.2           CONSIDER adoption of the Contra Costa County 2004 State and Federal Legislative Platforms.  (Sara Hoffman, County Administrator’s Office) (All Districts)

             ACCPETED the year-end report on the County’s 2003 legislative program; ADOPTED the Contra Costa County 2004 Federal Legislative Platform as amended to include funding for the Ruth Powers Childcare Center and the Maritime Childcare Center; ADOPTED the Contra Costa County 2004 State Legislative Platform items 1-53; AUTHORIZED the County’s State representative to seek authors for new Board sponsored State legislative proposals and to work towards their passage during 2004; AUTHORIZED the County’s Federal representative to seek support from the County’s Congressional delegation for federal funding; DIRECTED the County Administrator to review legislative proposals; to identify those which affect the County’s adopted legislative platforms; and to recommend appropriate positions on specific bills for review and approval by the Board of Supervisors; AUTHORIZED Board members, the County’s state and federal representatives, the County Administrator and other designated staff to prepare and present information, position papers and testimony as appropriate to support the Board’s positions on specific bills and issues; consistent with the 2004 Legislative Platforms; AUTHORIZED continuation of the Animal Services Legislative Advocacy Pilot for 2004; AUTHORIZED the Chair, Board of Supervisors to execute letters to mayors and economic development groups regarding the TEA 21 Authorizations. DIRECTED staff to return the Board on January 6, 2003 with language supporting the efforts by the State to adjust the statutory cap on Transfer taxes and support of statewide standards regarding neighborhood speed bumps.

 

D.3           CONSIDER accepting oral report from the County Administrator on new developments in the State’s budget crisis.  (John Sweeten, County Administrator) (All Districts)

            ACCEPTED the oral report from the County Administrator on new developments in the

           State’s budget crisis.

 

Closed Session

 

1:00 P.M.

 

D.4           HEARING to consider adopting Resolution No. 2003/777 approving a General Plan Amendment and rezonings to bring the County into conformance with the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan as adopted by the Contra Costa Airport Land Use Commission.  (Patrick Roche, Community Development Department) (Districts III, IV)

            CONTINUED to March 23, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. hearing to consider adopting Resolution 2003/777 approving a General Plan Amendment and rezonings to bring the County into conformance with the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan as adopted by the Contra Costa Airport Land Use Commission.

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

 

PR.5       PRESENTATION by citizen David Reno of a check in the amount of $178, representing the amount of his Vehicle License Fee reduction, to Contra Costa County to assist the County in the maintenance and delivery of essential public services.  (All Districts)

 

 

Adjourn to Youth Video Competition

Against Drinking and Driving

Awards Ceremony

December 18, 2003

2:30 p.m.

Administration Building

651 Pine Street

Room 107, Board Chambers

Martinez, California

 

Contra Costa County Mayors’ Conference

January 8, 2004

6:30 p.m.

Mira Vista Country Club

7901 Cutting Blvd.

El Cerrito, California

 

 

THE BOARD WILL NOT MEET ON DECEMBER 23 AND 30, 2003

 

                                                                               

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 the Vasco Road and Camino Diablo Intersection Improvements Interim Project Phasing and Striping Plan, Byron area. (80% East County Transportation Improvement Authority Funds, 10% Local Road Funds & 10% City of Brentwood Funds) (District III)

 

C.2           APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chair, Board of Supervisors, to execute the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement with the City of Orinda, in the amount of $14,000 annually for the cleaning of hydraugers, effective December 19, 2003, through completion of project, Orinda area. (City of Orinda Funds) (District II) 

 

C.3           APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to reimburse Shapell Industries of Northern California an amount not to exceed $150,000 for construction of sidewalks and roadway improvements along Camino Tassajara, San Ramon area. (South County Area of Benefit Traffic Fees) (District III)

 

Engineering Services

 

C.4      DA 0016:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/780 accepting completion of improvements for Main Branch Alamo Creek Improvements being developed by Shapell Industries of Northern California, San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.5      RA 1108:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/781 accepting completion of improvements for Bollinger Canyon Road (interim) being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company, L.L.C., San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.6      RA 1118:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/782 accepting completion of improvements for South Dougherty Road (Interim) being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company, L.L.C., San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.7      SUB 8105:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/783 accepting completion of warranty and maintenance period and release of cash deposit for faithful performance, right-of-way landscaping for project being developed by Shapell Industries of Northern California, San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.8      SUB 8158:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/784 accepting completion of private improvements for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company, L.L.C., San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.9      SUB 8189:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/785 accepting offer of dedication for landscape easement for project being developed by Shapell Industries, Inc., San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.10    SUB 8189:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/786 accepting completion of warranty and maintenance period and release of cash deposit for faithful performance, right-of-way landscaping for project being developed by Shapell Industries of Northern California, San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.11    SUB 8536:           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/787 approving the final map and subdivision agreement for project being developed by Discovery Builders, Inc., Martinez area. (District II)

 

Special Districts & County Airports

 

C.12           APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute leases with Apex Aviation, Inc., for use of the County-owned premises at 1448 and 1450 Sally Ride Drive, Concord area. (No Financial Impact) (District IV)

 

C.13           ADOPT the DA 67 Rossmoor Basin Expansion Project Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act; APPROVE the project and AUTHORIZE the Chief Engineer, Flood Control and Water Conservation District, to advertise the project, Walnut Creek area. (70% DA 67 Funds and 30% City of Walnut Creek Funds) (District II)

 

C.14           APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chief Engineer, or designee, Flood Control and Water Conservation District, on behalf of the Contra Costa Clean Water Program, to execute the first amendment to the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement with the City of Pittsburg, effective January 1, 2004, to extend the term from December 31, 2003 to December 31, 3006 for the Golf Course Special Study.  (Cities and County Stormwater Utility Fee Assessments) (All Districts)

 

Claims, Collections & Litigation

 

C.15    DENY claims of State Farm Insurance Companies for Jay B. Williams; Calvin Mapp and Leschelle Hamilton; Alan Cone; The Hartford; Citizens to Reduce Traffic; Kristina Piazza; State Farm Insurance Companies for Maria E. Sanchez; and Lamos Wayne Sturgis.

 

Hearing Dates

 

C.16           ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/788 accepting the Engineer’s Report for County Service Area L-100, LP 012142 and fixing a hearing for February 3, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. to consider levying an assessment for additional parcels to be annexed, Alamo area. (District III)

 

Appointments & Resignations

 

C.17           ACCEPT resignation of Greg Longo from the District V seat on the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Advisory Committee, DECLARE a vacancy, and DIRECT the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by the Employment and Human Services Director.  (District V)

 

C.18           ACCEPT resignation of Diane Greenwood from the District IV Family Member seat on the Mental Health Commission, DECLARE a vacancy and DIRECT the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by Supervisor DeSaulnier.  (All Districts)

 

C.19           DECLARE vacant the Youth Commission Designee seat on the County Library Commission previously held by Buchanan Vines due to ineligibility (as he is no longer a member of the Countywide Youth Commission), and DIRECT the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by the Countywide Youth Commission.  (All Districts)

 

C.20           APPOINT Ancil Gunter to the District I Homeowner/Tenant seat on the Mobile Home Advisory Committee to a term ending December 31, 2003, and REAPPOINT to a new term ending December 31, 2006, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia.  (District I) 

 

C.21           CONFIRM that the Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee includes the Sheriff-Coroner, the District Attorney, the Public Defender, the County Probation Officer, the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, the Chair of the Juvenile Justice Commission, the President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and two at-large members, currently filled by Cecil Heden and Suzanne Rickard Gerke.  (All Districts)

 

C.22           APPOINT Richard Karlsson and Patrick Tahara to the Kensington Municipal Advisory Council, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia.  (District I)

 

C.23           APPOINT Joe Fisher to the Assessment Appeals Board, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia.  (District I)

 

C.24           APPROVE the providers recommended by the Contra Costa Health Plan Quality Council on October 24, 2003.  (All Districts)

       

 

 

                                                                                

Appropriation Adjustments  - 2003/2004 FY

 

C.25    Plant Acquisition (0111):  AUTHORIZE additional revenue in the amount of $300,000 from interest earnings on 1999 Series A Lease Revenue Bonds and APPROPRIATE for expenditures related to the installation of pre-treatment grinders necessary to manage waste discharge from the Martinez Detention Facility.  (All Districts)

 

Intergovernmental Relations

 

C.26            ENDORSE passage of Regional Measure #2 which, if approved by a majority of voters in seven Bay Area Counties, would increase tolls by $1 on seven State-owned bridges in the Bay Area to pay for traffic relief measures, as recommended by Supervisor DeSaulnier.  (All Districts)

 

Personnel Actions

 

C.27            REALLOCATE the Sheriff-Coroner Department class of Law Enforcement Training Center Instructor Per Diem on the Salary Schedule.  (Budgeted) (All Districts)

 

C.28    ADD one Deputy Sheriff position in the Sheriff-Coroner Department.  (100% reimbursement by city of Oakley) (District V)

 

C.29            ADOPT Resolution No. 2003/698 to supersede Resolution No. 2003/369 regarding compensation and benefits for elected and appointed department heads, management, exempt, and unrepresented employees, to clarify eligibility of certain management classes for differentials and other benefits, as recommended by the Assistant County Administrator – Director of Human Resources.  (All Districts)

 

C.30    ADD one Planner II position to the Conservation Division in the Community Development Department.  (100% Water Agency Funds and Conservation Division revenues) (All Districts)

 

C.31    ADD one Information Systems Technician I position in the Management Operations Division of the Community Development Department.  (100% Land Use Development fees) (All Districts)

 

C.32    ADD one Administrative Services Assistant III position in the Animal Services Department.  (All Districts)

 

C.33            RECLASSIFY two FACS Children’s Services Manager-Project positions and incumbents to FACS Family Advocate Manager in the Community Services Department.  (Budgeted, 51% Federal, 49% State)  (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.34            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director to execute annual contracts with the State of California, Department of Social Services, to accept Child Welfare Services Redesign Cohort 1 Implementation funds, as specified, to implement the State’s vision for child welfare redesign for fiscal years 2003/2004 through 2007/2008.  (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.35            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with the California Department of Aging to increase the payment limit by $2,555 to a new payment limit of $811,760 to reflect an increase in the Title III-E funding allocation for fiscal years 2002/2003 and 2003/2004.  (No County Match)  (All Districts)

 

C.36            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, on behalf of the Workforce Development Board acting as fiduciary agent for a regional partnership, to apply for and accept H-1B funding from the U.S. Department of Labor in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 to provide high-end information technology skills training to approximately 800 incumbent and dislocated workers for a three year period from the date of the grant award.  (No County Match)  (All Districts)

 

 

C.37            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with the California Department of Aging to increase the payment limit by $25,605 to a new payment limit of $487,639 to support community based service programs to low income seniors for fiscal year 2003/2004.  (No County Match) (All Districts)

 

C.38            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to submit a funding application to the Volunteer Center of Contra Costa in the amount of $7,000 for the 2003 Share the Spirit (gift certificates for the needy) program.  (No County Match)  (All Districts)

 

C.39            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to accept a donation from the Volunteer Center of Contra Costa in the amount of $8,000 for the Christmas for Families (gift certificates for the needy) project of the Women, Infants and Children’s program.  (No County Match)  (All Districts)

 

C.40            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Contra Costa County Office of Education to pay the County an amount not to exceed $26,000 to continue to provide professional mental health services intervention services for special education students for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.  (No County Match)  (All Districts)

 

C.41            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Mount Diablo Unified School District to pay the County an amount not to exceed $897,858 to continue to provide professional school based mental health services, crisis intervention and day treatment services for special education and regular students for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.  (No County Match)  (Districts II, IV and V)

 

C.42            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the State of California Office of Traffic Safety to pay the County an amount not to exceed $188,979 for the Richmond Teen DUI Education and Enforcement Project for the period October 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.  (No County Match)  (District I)

 

C.43            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the California Department of Education to pay the County an amount not to exceed $984 to provide health and sanitation inspection of food service operations for the Summer Food Service Program for the period June 1 through September 30, 2003   (No County Match)  (All Districts)

 

C.44            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with the State Department of Health Services, effective August 1, 2003, to decrease the current year payment limit by $137,523 to a new current year payment limit of $49,230,278 and to make technical adjustments to the contract to conform to the Federal Balanced Budget Act regulations for the Medi-Cal Local Initiative Health Plan, with no change in the term of October 1, 1996 through March 31, 2004. (No County Match)  (All Districts)

            CORRECTED TO READ:  APPROVED and AUTHORIZED the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with the State Department of Health Services, effective August 1, 2003, to decrease the current year payment limit by $137,523 to a new current year payment limit of $419,230,278 and to make technical adjustments to the contract to conform to the Federal Balanced Budget Act regulations for the Medi-Cal Local Initiative Health Plan, with no change in the term of October 1, 1996 through March 31, 2004.

 

C.45            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Golden Rain Foundation, Inc. to pay the County an amount not to exceed $4,550 to provide congregate meal services for the Senior Nutrition Program for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.  (No County funds required) (All Districts)

 

C.46            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director to submit a Community Development Block Grant application to the Community Development Department in the amount of $203,200 for Fiscal Year 2004/2005 for the North Richmond Sidewalk Reconstruction, North Richmond area.   (20% Local Match Funds) (District I)

 

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE execution of agreements between the County and the following parties

as noted for the purchase of equipment and/or services:

 

C.47            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Animal Services Director, or designee, to execute a four-year contract with Richard Bachman (dba Northtown Animal Hospital) in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 for veterinary care services at the County’s animal shelters and for surgical and vaccination clinic services at the County’s animal shelters and for surgical and vaccination clinic services at the County’s Spay/Neuter Clinic, for the period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007.  (Budgeted) (All Districts)

 

C.48            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Development Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the Contra Costa Centre Association in an amount not to exceed $240,000 for transportation demand management services for the Pleasant Hill BART Station Area, for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004; and ACCEPT the Contra Costa Centre 2003 Employee Commute Survey results, as recommended by the Community Development Director.  (80% CSA Assessment, 10% Contra Costa Centre revenue, and 10% Pleasant Hill BART Transit Planning Fund) (District IV)

 

C.49            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Human Resources Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Vision Service Plan to extend the term from December 31, 2003 through December 31, 2005 to continue to provide video display terminal (VDT) eye examinations to eligible employees, at an annual cost not to exceed $405,000.  (Charges to County departments) (All Districts)

 

C.50            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Risk Manager to execute a contract amendment with Single Source Consulting, Inc., to broaden the service plan to include ergonomic evaluations as well as purchase of ergonomic equipment, with no change in contract term or payment limit.  (All Districts)

 

C.51            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Risk Manager to execute a contract amendment with Essential Staffing, Inc., to increase the payment limit by $75,000 to a new payment limit of $175,000 for consulting services and workers’ compensation staffing services to be provided in fiscal year 2003/2004.  (Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.52            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE payment totalling $25,000 to the Tri-Valley Vision 2010 Project from the Dougherty Valley Regional Enhancement Fee Contribution for work on a regional marketing plan for the Tri-Valley Area.  (District III)

 

C.53            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Information Technology, or designee, to negotiate and execute the necessary documents for the lease-purchase of an IBM mainframe and disk subsystem to replace the County’s existing IBM 2003-225 mainframe computer complex and STK disk subsystem.  (All Districts)

 

C.54            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Adelaida Manalang (dba Delly’s Care Home), effective September 1, 2003, to modify the payment provisions to accurately reflect the intent of the parties, with no change in the original payment limit of $32,400 or the term of the contract.  (100% Mental Health Realignment) (All Districts)

 

C.55            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute contracts to continue to provide Head Start program wrap around services for the period January 1 through June 30, 2004.  (Budgeted, 100% Federal)  (All Districts)

 

                 Contractor                    Contract Amount

                 YWCA of Contra Costa               $  52,353

                 Antioch Partnership for Quality Child Care, Inc.     $104,706

 

C.56            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with First Baptist Church in the amount of $1,856,281 to continue to provide Head Start Delegate Agency services for the period January 1 through December 31, 2004.  (Budgeted, 100% Federal)  (All Districts)

 

C.57            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Eva Boyd to increase the payment limit by $23,500 to a new payment limit of $47,000 and to extend the term from December 31, 2003 to June 30, 2004 to provide additional administrative support services.  (Budgeted, 100% Federal/State)  (All Districts)

 

C.58            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Lenore Thompson to increase the payment limit by $14,150 to a new payment limit of $28,825 and to extend the term from December 31, 2003 to June 30, 2004 to provide additional disabilities/mental health consulting services.  (Budgeted, 100% Federal)  (All Districts)

 

C.59            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute contract amendments to increase the payment limits and to extend the terms from December 31, 2003 to June 30, 2004 to provide additional mental health intern clinical services.  (Budgeted, 100% Federal)  (All Districts)

           

                 Contractor               Increase Payment Limit     New Payment Limit

                 Ingeborg Lembeck           $26,500               $49,750

                 Ann McConville               $18,700               $37,400

                 Kaleene Willard               $21,300               $40,000

C.60            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a novation contract with Seneca Residential & Day Treatment Center, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $543,198 to continue to provide intensive crisis stabilization services to youth through the Mobile Crisis Response Teams for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, including an automatic extension through December 31, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $271,599.  (Budgeted, 30% Federal FFP Medi-Cal, 30% State EPSDT, 40% Federal SAMHSA Funds)  (All Districts)

 

C.61            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a novation contract with Desarrollo Familiar, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $119,031 to continue to provide mental health services for Spanish-speaking CalWORKs participants for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, including an automatic extension through December 31, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $59,516.  (Budgeted, 100% State CalWORKs)  (All Districts)

 

C.62            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a novation contract with Center Point, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $75,098 to continue to provide substance abuse treatment services for clients referred through the Bay Area Service Network (BASN) Project for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.  (Budgeted, 100% State BASN)  (All Districts)

 

C.63            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a novation contract with Rubicon Programs, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $130,489 to continue to provide mental health services for CalWORKs participants for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, including an automatic extension through December 31, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $60,245.  (Budgeted, 100% State CalWORKs)  (All Districts)

 

C.64            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a novation contract with Ujima Family Recovery Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $1,335,666 to continue to provide perinatal intensive day substance abuse treatment, a residential recovery program and transitional housing for pregnant and parenting women for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, including an automatic extension through December 31, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $667,833.  (Budgeted, 63.5% Federal, 23.8% State, 12.7% County)  (All Districts)

 

C.65            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Carole B. Fitzgerald in an amount not to exceed $125,000 to continue to provide custom healthcare software programming and support services for the period February 1, 2004 through January 31, 2005.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.66            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with St. Helena Hospital, Inc., and its California Specialty Hospital in an amount not to exceed $250,000 to continue to provide inpatient psychiatric hospital services to County-referred clients for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.  (Budgeted, 100% State)  (All Districts)

 

C.67            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Microplus Software and Systems, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $160,000 to provide software programming, systems documentation and end-user systems and software support for the period January 1 through December 31, 2004.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.68            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Preferred Health Care Registry, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to provide local and temporary cardiopulmonary and respiratory therapy personnel for the period January 1 through December 31, 2004. (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.69            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with West Contra Costa Unified School District in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to continue to provide child-family team facilitators and other wraparound services to severely emotionally disturbed children and their families for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004   (Budgeted, 50% Federal FFP Medi-Cal, 50% State EPSDT and AB3015 Funds)  (Districts I and II)

 

C.70            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with A 2 Z Printing and Translations, Inc., effective November 13, 2003, to increase the payment limit by $15,000 to a new payment limit of $77,000 to provide additional translation services for patients at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, with no change in the term of July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.71            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc., effective December 1, 2003, to increase the payment limit by $20,000 to a new payment limit of $360,000 to provide additional orthopedic services to patients at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, with no change in the term of March 1, 2002 through February 28, 2004.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.72            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with DELIVEREX, Inc., effective January 1, 2004, to increase the payment limit by $108,000 to a new payment limit of $523,000 to provide additional off-site storage and retrieval services, with no change in the term of November 1, 2001 through October 31, 2004.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.73            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with JLG Medical Transcription Services, Inc., effective October 1, 2003, to modify the scope of services to provide the additional electronic signature transcription, with no change in the payment limit of $1,620,000 and no change in the term of July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.74            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Concord Royale, Inc., effective December 1, 2003, to increase the payment limit by $11,000 to a new payment limit of $45,800 to provide room and board and 24-hour emergency residential care and supervision services to additional County-referred mentally disordered clients, with no change in the term of July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.  (Budgeted, 100% Mental Health Realignment)  (All Districts)

 

C.75            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Vista Staffing Solutions, Inc., effective November 15, 2003, to increase the total payment limit by $300,000 to a new payment limit of $375,000 to provide additional temporary physician coverage services, with no change in the term of October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.76            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc., effective December 1, 2003, to increase the payment limit by $50,000 to a new payment limit of $148,000 to provide additional hours of actuarial services, with no change in the term of March 1, 2003 through February 29, 2004.  (Budgeted, Enterprise II: 6.6% County, 93.4% Health Plan Member Premiums)  (All Districts)

 

C.77            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a cancellation Agreement with Ramon Berguer, M.D., effective on the close of business December 31, 2003; and to execute a new contract with Ramon Berguer, M.D., in an amount not to exceed $940,000 to provide professional surgery services at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for the period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2006.  (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 15.8% County, 84.2% Patient/Third Party Revenues)  (All Districts)

 

C.78            AMEND Board action of October 28, 2003 (C.85), which ratified purchase of services from Cyracom International, Inc., and AUTHORIZE the Auditor-Controller to pay $75,047.11 instead of $53,216.11 for interpretation services for the period September 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003.  (Enterprise II: 6.6% County, 93.4% Health Plan Member Premiums)  (All Districts)

 

C.79            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Services Director, or designee, to execute the Third Amendment to the consulting services agreement with Singer/Fukushima Landscape Architects, Inc., to increase the payment limit by $23,573 to a new payment limit of $93,373 for additional construction administration services for Iron Horse Greenspace/Respite Area Park, Pleasant Hill, for the Community Development Department. (100% Redevelopment Agency and County Park Dedication Funds) (District IV)

 

C.80            AWARD, and AUTHORIZE the General Services Director, or designee, to execute, a contract in the amount of $1,625,000 with ValleyCrest Landscape Development, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the Iron Horse Greenspace/Respite Area Park, Pleasant Hill, for the Community Development Department. (100% Redevelopment Agency and County Park Dedication Funds) (District IV)

 

Leases

 

C.81            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Services Director to execute a lease amendment with the Housing Authority to extend the lease term for the premises at 321 Orchard Drive, Brentwood, ten years through August 31, 2013 at an annual rate of $1,900 for the continuing operation of a County Headstart Center.  (Budgeted) (District III) (See HA.1) 

 

C.82            EXERCISE the first option for a two-year extension of the lease with the Holmgren Partnership in the amount of $13,150 per month for the premises at 2355 Stanwell Circle, Concord, for continued occupancy by the Health Services Department for operation of the Central County Health Clinic for the period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005.  (Budgeted) (District IV)

            EXERCISED the first option for a two-year extension of the lease with the Holmgren Partnership in the amount of $13,150 per month for the premises at 2355 Stanwell Circle, Concord, for continued occupancy by the Health Services Department for operation of the Central County Health Clinic through December 31, 2005; REQUESTED the County Administrator work with Supervisor DeSaulnier and the Director of Health Services to facilitate relocation of the facility, and possibly the Concord Health Center on Willow Pass Road,  to a more accessible site; and  FURTHER REQUESTED that lease matters be presented for Board consideration three months before the expiration of the lease

 

C.83            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Services Director, or designee, to execute a one-year lease, commencing April 1, 2003, with PMI Plaza L.L.C., for the premises at 3003 Oak Road, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, as requested by the Sheriff-Coroner for the Walnut Creek Resident Deputy program and DETERMINE that the project is a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Class 1(a) Categorical Exemption. (Budgeted) (District IV)

 

Other Actions

 

C.84            AUTHORIZE an Emergency Vehicle Access-only (EVA) connection between the existing terminus of the private road serving Minor Subdivision MS 97-89 on Franklin Ridge with Feeder Trail No. 1 within a scenic easement, including related residential improvements, Martinez area, as recommended by the Community Development Director.  (District II)

 

C.85            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the County Administrator to sign an agreement with the Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA) to complete the 1999 Paulson and Walden Settlement requiring the payment of $28 million over a twenty-year period for retiree pension costs.  (All Districts)

 

C.86            APPROVE revised by-laws of the Mobile Home Advisory Committee clarifying its mission and powers, and take related actions; RESET the terms of specified MHAC seats in order that they be staggered to promote availability of a quorum for all meetings, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee.  (All Districts)

 

C.87            ACCEPT report prepared by the Office of the Sheriff on the activities and success to date by the Warrant Services Unit in reducing the number of outstanding court warrants and APPROVE Internal Operations Committee recommendations to promote the efforts of the Warrant Service Unit, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee.  (All Districts)

 

C.88            AUTHORIZE the Community Development Department to conduct a General Plan Amendment study for McAvoy Harbor in Bay Point, as requested by the Redevelopment Agency on behalf of the Bay Point Redevelopment Project Area Committee, to place the harbor site inside the Urban Limit Line and change land use designation to support development of a new water-oriented residential neighborhood. (District V)

 

C.89            AUTHORIZE the Community Development Department to conduct a General Plan Amendment study as requested by the Hofmann Land Development Company for a portion of parcels 011-240-001, 015-160-001/002, approximately 137 acres of land adjacent to Discovery Bay West, to redesignate the subject properties from Agricultural Lands to Single Family Residential-Medium Density.  (District III)

 

C.90            AUTHORIZE the Community Development Department to conduct a General Plan Amendment study as requested by Vinehill Investments for parcel 380-030-045, a five-acre parcel located at Central Avenue in the unincorporated community of Vinehill, to redesignate subject property from Heavy Industry to Single Family Residential-High Density.  (District II)

 

C.91            AUTHORIZE the Community Development Department to conduct a General Plan Amendment study as requested by Thomas/DeNova L.L.C. for parcel 099-152-010, 2.36-acre parcel at Evora Road and Willow Pass Road, to redesignate the subject property from Agricultural Lands to Light Industrial. (District V)

 

C.92            REQUEST the County Administrator to schedule two Board workshops on the issue of Indian gaming, as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema.  (All Districts)

 

C.93            APPROVE amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding among the County, the Lafayette Redevelopment Agency and Lafayette War Veterans, Inc., to allow the City of Walnut Creek Redevelopment Agency and the Board of Trustees for the Walnut Creek Veterans Memorial Building to become participating members in the construction and transfer of a new veterans building by the Lafayette Redevelopment Agency to the County; APPROVE project plans and specifications, and related actions, as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema.  (Districts II, III)

 

C.94            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute an Unpaid Student Training Agreement with Pacific Union College to provide field instruction and experience in nursing to their students for the period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007.  (No County Funds)  (All Districts)

 

C.95            ACCEPT year-end report on the status of referrals to the Family and Human Services Committee; APPROVE carry forward of referrals to 2004; DIRECT the Health Services and Employment and Human Services Departments to explore the viability of implementing a one-stop application for health and social services programs offered by the county, and REFER the issue to the Family and Human Services Committee.  (All Districts)

 

C.96            ACCEPT the report on Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth, Family and Community System of Care, as recommended by the Family and Human Services Committee.  (All Districts)

 

C.97            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.98            CONTINUE the emergency action originally taken by the Board of Supervisors on December 14, 1999 based on the increasing/epidemic number of AIDS/HIV and Hepatitis C cases among injection drug users in Contra Costa County, as recommended by the Health Services Director.  (All Districts)

 

C.99            CONTINUE the emergency action originally taken by the Board of Supervisors on August 5, 2003, regarding the construction of the Asbury Graphite Wastewater System as recommended by the Public Works Director, Hercules area. (Contra Costa Transportation Authority) (District II)

 

C.100            CONTINUE the emergency action originally taken by the Board of Supervisors on November 18, 2003 on the Juvenile Hall Addition Project, as recommended by the County Administrator.  (All Districts)

 

Redevelopment Agency

 

C.101            ACCEPT the Bay Point Waterfront Strategic Plan as a guide to the revitalization of the Bay Point waterfront area, and REFER the Strategic Plan to the Redevelopment Director and the Bay Point Project Area Committee for implementation activities, as appropriate.  (District V)

 

C.102            APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Redevelopment Director to execute a contract with Ninyo and Moore in the amount of $300,000 to provide a predevelopment assessment for the Rodeo Waterfront for the period December 15, 2003 through December 31, 2005.  (No impact on the General Fund) (District II)

 

C.103            ADOPT Fiscal Year 2003/2004 Redevelopment Agency Budget in compliance with California Community Redevelopment Law.  (Districts I, II, IV, V)

 

Consent Items of Board Members

 

C.104            APPOINT Edward Detmer to the Kensington Municipal Advisory Council, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia.  (District I)

 

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 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 John Gioia) - meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 11:00 A.M. in Room 108, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

The Finance Committee (Supervisors Millie Greenberg and Gayle B. Uilkema) - meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 10:30 A.M. in Room 108, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

The Internal Operations Committee  (Supervisors Gayle B. Uilkema and Federal D. Glover) - meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at  9:15 A.M. in Room 105, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

The Transportation, Water & Infrastructure Committee  (Supervisors John Gioia and Millie Greenberg) - meets on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 A.M. in Room 108, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.

 

Finance Committee

12-22-03

Cancelled

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, December 16, 2003, 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; 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 East County 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--ANTICIPATED LITIGATION  Initiation of litigation pursuant to Gov. Code, § 54956.9(c):  Two potential cases.

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

1.          Town of Danville v. County of Contra Costa, et al., C.C.C. Superior Court No. C 02-02250; Sierra Club, et al. v. County of Contra Costa, et al., San Joaquin County Superior Court No. CV020073