Richmond City Council Meeting

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Date(s) - 05/26/2020
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AGENDA

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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CLOSED SESSION

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54957.6):

 

 

Agency Representatives: Jack Hughes

Employee organizations:

1.     SEIU Local 1021 Full Time Unit

2.     SEIU Local 1021 Part Time Unit

3.     IFPTE Local 21 Mid-Level Management Unit

4.     IFPTE Local 21 Executive Management Unit

5.     Richmond Police Officers Association RPOA

6.     Richmond Police Management Association RPMA

7.     IAFF Local 188

8.     Richmond Fire Management Association RFMA

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR (Government Code Section 54956.8):

 

 

Property: Port of Richmond (Terminal 3)

Agency negotiators:  Jim Matzorkis

Negotiating party: Richmond Terminal 3 Partners (Bobby Winston, Orton Development and Tom Lockard)

Under negotiations: Price and terms of payment

 

 

Property: Port of Richmond (Terminal 4)

Agency negotiators:  Jim Matzorkis

Negotiating party: Nematode Holdings, LLC/dba Bay Crossings (Bobby Winston-Owner)

Under negotiations: Price and terms of payment

G.

CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR

G-8.

At the June 5, 2018, election, Richmond voters passed Measures E and K, known as the Richmond Kids First Initiative, on June 5, 2018. Congruently, these measures require a portion of General Fund revenue be set aside to fund youth programs and services. These measures also established the creation of the Department of Children and Youth and the development of the Richmond Fund for Children and Youth.
There is no financial impact related to this item at this time other than staff time; however, if the measure passes, it could prevent $10 million in cuts to programs unrelated to the Kids First Initiative just in the next four years.
 
 

G-9.

With the State of California now in the rent control and just cause policy realm, Richmond having its own ordinance and regulatory apparatus is largely redundant. There is an opportunity for Richmond to transition out of the regulatory component of affordable housing policy and concentrate on actually providing more affordable housing and monetary assistance for people needing affordable housing.

H.

BUDGET SESSION

 

H-1.

The financial impact of implementing staff recommended budget balancing strategies is an estimated cost savings of $15 million in the General Fund. This will reduce the current deficit of $27 million to $12 million.
Strategy – General Operating Items Estimated Cost Savings
1 Credit card processing fees $90,000
2 Eliminate festivals $51,000
3 Discontinue Fire consulting contract $100,000
4 Eliminate 1% across-the-board cost of living adjustments $1,300,000
5 Reduce Police vacancies $2,107,479
6 Institute hiring freeze for some positions $1,046,732
7 Reduce department operating budgets $1,427,952
8 Reduce pool cars $20,000
9 Eliminate matching funds for campaigns $100,000
10 Fund community programs with ECIA funding $325,000
11 Reduce recreation programs $991,278
12 Reduce insurance reserves to 70% confidence level $3,029,873
13 Reduce equipment/vehicle replacement $1,295,000
14 Fund information technology replacement with a capital lease $3,300,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED COST SAVINGS $15,184,314

I.

COUNCIL AS A WHOLE

 

I-1.

 

I-2.

APPROVE: (1) the Project Services Fund Agreement with HRP Campus Bay Property, LLC (“HRP”) to provide a mechanism for HRP to provide the funding necessary for the City to negotiate a community benefits agreement, development agreement and any other documents and agreements (the “Definitive Agreements”) related to the development and entitlement of a mixed-use development on approximately 65 acres of the Richmond Bay Zeneca/former Stauffer Chemical site (the “Mixed-Use Development”); and (2) AUTHORIZE the city manager and city attorney, as the case may be, to enter into contracts and legal services agreements for the negotiation and development of the Definitive Agreements and for all necessary discretionary land use approvals and entitlements and related environmental review for the Mixed-Use Development – City Manager’s Office/Community Development Department (Shasa Curl/Lina Velasco 620-6512). This item was continued from the May 19, 2020, meeting.