2012 Staff Reports

01/17/12 – Consideration of the FY 11-12 Mid-Year Financial Report from the Finance Director including:

01/17/12 – Consideration of FY 11-12 mid-year budget adjustments including:

01/17/12 – Consideration of a two year extension of the existing moratorium on underground utility projects established by Resolution 19-10

01/17/12 –  Consideration of a letter to ABAG and “One Bay Area” concerning the Sustainable Communities Strategy

02/06/12 – Receipt of Final Report from the Public Safety Committee and direction to staff on next steps

02/06/12 - Receipt of 2011 Annual Crime Report from the Police Chief

02/06/12 - Consideration of an appropriation of $32,416.09 to the Police Department Overtime Account and $3,601.79 to the Police Department Equipment Replacement account from the FY 11-12 COPS Grant funds

02/06/12 - Introduction and 1st Reading of Ord. 702 NS authorizing the lease of city property at 401 Highland Avenue to the Piedmont Education Foundation and approval of an agreement implementing that lease

02/06/12 - Consideration of a two-year Memorandum of Understanding with Service Employees International Union Local 1021 (Public Works Unit) for the period of January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012

02/21/12 – Authorize the City Attorney to extend the tolling agreement with the City of Oakland regarding the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project to March 26, 2012

02/21/12 - Certification of election results for the Regular Municipal Election of February 7, 2012

03/05/12 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 702 NS authorizing the lease of city property at 401 Highland Avenue to the Piedmont Education Foundation and approval of an agreement implementing that lease

03/05/12 – Consideration of a Wireless Communication Facility Application from AT&T on behalf of PG&E at275 Sandringham Road

03/05/12 – Consideration of the 2012-2013 fee schedule and hours of operation for the Piedmont Community Pool

03/05/12 – Consideration of the creation of a Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee and the duties of such a committee

03/05/12 – Consideration of a revised charge and an extension for the Public Safety Committee

03/05/12 – Consideration of an appropriation of $46,154 from the General Fund Reserve to help retire Piedmont’s obligation to the Associated Community Action Program (ACAP) of Alameda County

03/05/12 – Receipt of the FY 2010-2011 Audit Report

03/19/12 – Approval of City Council liaison assignments for the period from 4/1/12 to 3/31/13

03/19/12 – Presentation from the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District (Materials will be presented by the District at the meeting)

03/19/12 – Presentation from the Alameda County Transportation Commission

  1. Consideration of the Master Programs Funding Agreement between the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the City of Piedmont
  2. Consideration of a resolution approving the 2012 Alameda County Transportation Expenditure Plan and extension and augmentation of the existing half cent sales tax.

03/19/12 – Powerpoint Presentation from Alameda County Transportation Commission 

03/19/12 – Update regarding the Sustainable Communities Strategy

03/19/12 – Introduction and 1st reading of Ord. 703 N.S. making changes to  the City Code regarding Second Units by rescinding Chapter 17D and modifying Chapter 17

04/02/2012 – 2nd reading of Ord. 703 N.S. making changes to the City Code regarding Second Units by rescinding Chapter 17D and modifying Chapter 17

04/02/2012 – Consideration of a Two Year Agreement with the City of Albany for Shared Fire Chief Services in the Amount of $135,985 per year

04/02/2012 – Consideration of an Agreement with the Association of Bay Area Governments for participation in the Bay Area Trash Capture Demonstration Project in the amount of $9,290

04/02/2012 – Consideration of a letter to ABAG and MTC concerning the Sustainable Communities Strategy

04/02/2012 – Introduction of the concept of a paperless agenda system for the City Council

04/16/12 – Acceptance of a report regarding the election timetable for the General Election on November 6, 2012

04/16/12 – Receipt of the 1st Quarter Crime Report from the Police Chief

04/16/12 – Consideration of authorization for the City Engineer to proceed with a traffic study for the lower Wildwood Ave., Nova Drive, and Magnolia Ave. neighborhood

04/16/12 – Review an advanced copy of City’s Sewer Asset Management Implementation Plan prepared in response to EPA Stipulated Order Compliance Requirement, Section XI, Subsection 73

04/16/12 – Informational update on possible solar panel purchase through the Small Cities Climate Action Partnership

05/07/12 – Consideration of a resolution rescinding the 12/05/11 approval of the Blair Park Element of the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project

05/07/12 - Consideration of a renewal of a Conditional Use Permit for Zion Lutheran Church & School at 5201 Park Boulevard

05/07/12 - Consideration of a renewal of a Conditional Use Permit for the Herrero/Martinson Dental Office at 1331 Grand Avenue

05/07/12 - Consideration of a renewal of a Conditional Use Permit for Sylvan Learning Center at 1345 Grand Avenue

05/07/12 - Consideration of Employment Resolutions and a Memorandum of Understanding with the following Employee Groups for the period of January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012

a. Service Employees International Union Local 1021 (General Unit) – MOU

b. Confidential Unit – Employment Resolution
c. Professional, Technical, & Supervisory Unit – Employment Resolution
d. Recreation/Childcare Group – MOU

05/07/12 - Presentation of the proposed FY 12-13 budget for the City of Piedmont

05/21/12 – Approval of a renewed Three-Year No-Cost Agreement with the Franchise Tax Board for Reciprocal Business License Data Sharing

05/21/12 – Approval of a resolution to be presented to volunteers at the annual Volunteer Reception for 2012

05/21/12 – Approval of Employment Resolutions for Management Employees including:

a. City Clerk / IS Manager
b. Director of Finance
c. Fire Chief
d. Chief of Police
e. Director of Public Works
f. Director of Recreation

05/21/12 – Consideration of executive search and consulting proposals for the position of Police Chief and an appropriation of up to $24,000 to fund the process

06/04/12 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed budget and fee proposals for FY 12-13 and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax

a. Presentation of Report from the Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee

b. Report from the Finance Director on the FY-12-13 Budget Proposal

06/04/12 - Introduction and 1st Reading of Ordinance 704 N.S. amending Chapter 17.18 of the Municipal Code regarding Bay Friendly Landscaping requirements and making other minor changes

06/04/12 - Consideration of Employment Resolutions for Mid-Management Employees including:

a. Building Official

b. Parks & Project Manager

c. Planning Director

06/04/12 - Introduction and 1st Reading of Ordinance 705 N.S. authorizing a contract with PERS for a 2% @ 60 retirement plan for miscellaneous employees

06/04/12 - Consideration of a resolution approving the City’s Sewer Asset Management Implementation Plan prepared in response to EPA Stipulated Order Compliance Requirement, Section XI, Subsection 73 

06/18/12 - Approval of an agreement with Alameda County regarding collection of taxes

06/18/12 - Consideration of a resolution appointing Capt. Scott Wyatt as Interim Chief of Police for the City of Piedmont at a salary of $162,480

06/18/12 - Introduction and 1st Reading of Ordinance 704 N.S. amending Chapter 17.18 of the Municipal Code regarding Bay Friendly Landscaping requirements and making other minor changes (cont. from 06/04/2012)

06/18/12 - Consideration of FY 11-12 year-end appropriations

a. From the General Fund to various funds in the amount of $84,861

b. From the Private Contributions fund to the CIP Blair Park Account (127-0432-006-001) in the amount of $118,000

06/18/12 - PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed budget for FY 12-13 and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax

06/18/12 - Consideration of adoption of the FY 12-13 budget for the City of Piedmont including the following:

a. By resolution appropriate the FY 11-12 fund balance to the applicable reserves

b. By resolution, adopt the FY 12-13 operating budget

c. By resolution, adopt the FY 12-13 capital budget

d. By resolution, approve the FY 12-13 fee schedules

e. By resolution, confirm the City’s annual appropriation (Gann) limit

06/18/12 - Adoption of the FY 12-13 Municipal Services Tax

06/18/12 – Adoption of the FY 12-13 Municipal Sewer Tax

07/02/12 – Proposed Corrections to the June 18, 2012 Minutes

07/02/12 - Approval of a renewed agreement with Alameda County related to the city’s Community Development Block Grant funds

07/02/12 - Introduction and 1st Reading of Ord. 707 N.S. regarding renewal of the municipal services tax effective July 1, 2013

07/02/12 - Consideration of a resolution approving procedural details for the Special Municipal Election of November 6, 2012

07/02/12 - Consideration of Options Regarding a Direct Argument and a Rebuttal Argument Regarding the Municipal Services Tax Measure on the November 6, 2012 Ballot

07/02/12 - Introduction and 1st Reading of Ordinance 706 N.S regarding video franchising

07/02/12 - 2nd Reading of Ordinance 705 N.S. authorizing a contract with PERS for a 2% @ 60 retirement plan for non-public safety (miscellaneous) employees

07/02/12 - Consideration of an agreement with Alameda County implementing the Alameda County Clean Water Program

07/02/12 - Consideration of renewal of the agreement with Coastland Engineering for City Engineering Services

07/02/12 - Consideration of an agreement with J. Howard Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $65,960 for the High School-Middle School Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project and approving a construction budget of $103,470 

07/06/12 – Proposed Corrections to the July 2, 2012 Minutes

07/16/12 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 706 N.S regarding state video franchising

07/16/12 - Approval of a resolution authorizing street closures on September 29, 2012 for the FallFest 5K foot race sponsored by the PUSD Wellness Center

07/16/12 - Appointment of Vice Mayor Fujioka as Voting Delegate to the 2012 League of California Cities Conference

07/16/12 - Consideration of a resolution establishing the Athletic Facilities Preservation Fund and establishing a fee dedicated to said fund

07/16/12 - 2nd Reading of Ord. 707 N.S. regarding renewal of the Municipal Services Tax effective July 1, 2013

07/16/12 - Receipt of the Mid-Year Crime Report from the Interim Chief of Police

07/16/12 - Appropriate $21,897.36 to the Police Department COPS Equipment Replacement account from the FY 12-13 COPS Grant funds

07/16/12 - Consideration of a six month extension of the facility use agreement with the Piedmont Swim Team until December 31, 2012 in the amount of $9,000

08/06/12 – Consideration of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Piedmont Police Officers Association for the period of January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013

08/06/12 - Consideration of an Employment Resolution for Police Captains for the period of January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013

08/06/12 - Consideration of executive search and consulting proposals for the position of Finance / Human Resources Director and an appropriation of up to $24,000 to fund the process

09/04/12 – Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for Piedmont Primary Care at 1345 Grand Avenue

09/04/12 - Introduction and discussion of new pension reform legislation at the state level

09/04/12 - Consideration of a policy regarding City Council iPads and update on paperless agenda project

09/04/12 - Update on the April 13, 2012 landslide at 3 Maxwelton Roadand the progress of repairs

09/04/12 - Consideration of authorization to make minor changes in the previously approved plan for police vehicle replacement

09/18/12 – Consideration of the possible expansion of the preparation of the bicycle plan to include a pedestrian plan including a safe routes to school element

09/18/12 - Consideration of potential changes to wireless telecommunications facility review procedures

09/18/12 – Proposed Changes to the September 4, 2012 Meeting Minutes

09/18/12 - Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for Leslie Oldershaw Acupuncture at1333 Grand Avenue

09/18/12 - Update on pension reform at the state level and negotiations with the Piedmont Firefighters Association

10/01/12 – Proposed Correction to the September 18, 2012 Meeting Minutes

10/01/12 – Consideration of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Piedmont Firefighters Association for the period of January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013

10/01/12 - Consideration of a Memorandum of Understanding with Alameda County, Paramedics Plus, and the Cities of Alameda, Albany & Berkeley regarding ambulance response mutual aid

10/15/12 – Approval of a resolution authorizing the closure of city streets for the Piedmont High School Cross Country Team’s annual Turkey Trot fundraiser

10/15/12 - Approval of a consulting agreement with Eisen-Letunic in the amount of $2,100 related to the preparation of a Complete Streets Policy

10/15/12 - Discussion of contribution from youth sports clubs to the Athletic Facilities Replacement Fund

10/15/12 - Introduction and First Reading of Ord. 708 N.S. authorizing a contract with PERS for a 2% @ 50 retirement plan for public safety employees and approval of a resolution of intent for the same

10/15/12 - Receipt of 2012 nine-month crime report from the Interim Chief of Police

10/15/12 - Consideration of a transfer from the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Account to the Equipment Replacement Fund in the amount of $25,000 to partially offset the cost of the previously approved purchase of a parking enforcement vehicle

10/15/12 - Consideration of a resolution supporting the extension of the Alameda County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program until May 2023

11/05/12 – Consideration of a Memorandum of Understanding with private sports organizations regarding a donation to the Athletic Facilities Preservation Fund

11/05/12 - 2nd Reading of Ord. 708 N.S. authorizing a contract with PERS for a 2% @ 50 retirement plan for public safety employees

11/05/12 - Discussion of an improved Emergency Notification System

11/05/12 - Consideration of the acceptance of an Automated External Defibrillator for placement at the Recreation Department at no initial or ongoing cost to the city

11/19/12 – Presentation by the Fire Department regarding new fire apparatus and brief demonstration of the vehicles (Oral Report Only – No Written Materials will be Presented)

11/19/12 – Consideration of a resolution adopting the East Bay Economic Development Alliance’s “Open for Business” pledge

11/19/12 – Consideration of a resolution adopting a Complete Streets Policy for the City of Piedmont

11/19/12 – Consideration of an employment resolution for Fire Captains for the period of January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013

12/03/12 – Certification of Election Results for the Special Municipal Election of November 6, 2012

12/03/12 – Consideration of resolutions requested by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) 

a.         Resolution designating the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board as the County’s Local Task Force

b.         Resolution modifying the ACWMA Joint Powers Authority agreement to clarify application of agency restrictions

12/03/12 – Appropriation of $50,000 for labor negotiation services for all bargaining units

12/03/12 – Report on possible reduction in the number of paper copies of City Council agenda materials produced for each meeting