CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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

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

 

TUESDAY

DECEMBER 13, 2005

 

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10:30 A.M.      Convene and announce adjournment to Closed Session, Room 101.

 

11:00 A.M.      Call to order 1 and opening ceremonies.

 

Inspirational Thought - “ Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.”
- Charles F. Kettering

 

CONSIDER CONSENT ITEMS (Pages 3 -7) - Items removed from this section will be considered with the Short Discussion Items.

               

HOUSING AUTHORITY CONSENT ITEMS 2

 

HA.1  APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the acting Executive Director to execute a contract with the City of Pittsburg in an amount not to exceed $115,580 for community policing services at the El Pueblo Public Housing Development, Pittsburg area, for the period April 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006 (Budgeted) (District V)

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

11:05 A.M.

 

PR1.     PRESENTATION 3 honoring County Administrator John Sweeten, Community Development Director Dennis Barry, and Deputy Public Works Director Mitch Avalon upon their receipt of CSAC's (California State Association of Counties) prestigious "Circle of Service Award" for 2005. (Supervisor Uilkema) (All Districts)

 

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

 

SD.1    CONSIDER 4 any Consent Items previously removed.

 

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

 

D.1       PUBLIC COMMENT 5 . (3 Minutes/Speaker)

 

D.2      HEARING 6 on the adoption of Resolution No. 2005/763 establishing a new Animal Services Fee Schedule effective December 13, 2005. (Glenn Howell, Animal Services Director) (All Districts)

 

D.3     CONSIDER 7 directing the County Administrator 's Office to identify existing funding sources to fund the Chief Public Communications Officer position and examine current public information outreach methods and develop recommendations for improvement, and report back to the Board of Supervisors before the new position is filled. (Supervisor DeSaulnier) (All Districts)

 

Closed Session

 

1:00 P.M.

 

D.4      HEARING 8 on an appeal by Marie & Romeo Parker of the County Planning Commission’s approval of a variance/small lot design review/tree permit application for a proposed fence atop an existing retaining wall at 6267 Bernard Avenue , in the East Richmond Heights area. (John Fuller & Sandra Huling- applicants & owners) ( County File # VR031089) (Catherine Kutsuris, Community Development Department) (District I)

 

 

Adjourn to Closed Session, in Memory of Catherine (Kate) Bottom 9

 

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 and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants in the amount of $40,999 to provide soil exploration services for the Reliez Valley Road Pedestrian Path Project, effective December 1, 2005 through completion of project, Lafayette area. (100% Reliez Valley Specific Plan Trust Fund) (District II)

 

C.2     APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Ove Arup and Partners California, Ltd., effective December 1, 2005, to increase the payment limit by $27,093 to a new payment limit of $963,980 for traffic signal relocation and utility potholing for the Iron Horse Trail Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossing over Treat Boulevard in the Pleasant Hill BART Station, Pleasant Hill area. (100% Redevelopment Funds) (District IV)

 

Engineering Services

 

C.3     MS 82-00063: ADOPT Resolution 2005/767 accepting completion of improvements near Finley and Old School roads, for project being developed by The Simba Group, Tassajara area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.4     RA 02-01136: ADOPT Resolution 2005/768 accepting completion of road improvements for Gale Ranch (Phase II) Trails, for project being developed by Shapell Industries of Northern California, a division of Shapell Industries, Inc., a Delaware Corp., San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.5     RA 03-01150: ADOPT Resolution 2005/769 accepting completion of road improvements for Culvert #5 at Windemere Parkway , for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.6     RA 03-01152: ADOPT Resolution 2005/770 accepting completion of improvements for Stoneleaf Road , for project being developed by Shapell Industries, Inc., San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.7     RA 04-01157: ADOPT Resolution 2005/771 accepting completion of improvements and declaring acceptance of maintenance for Dougherty Road Bridge Replacement and road improvements, for project being developed by Shapell Industries of Northern California, a division of Shapell Industries, Inc., a Delaware Corp., San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.8     RA 04-01171: ADOPT Resolution 2005/772 approving the road improvement agreement for the Windemere Parkway Bridge, for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, as recommended by the Public Works Director, San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area. (District III)

 

C.9     RA 04-01175: ADOPT Resolution 2005/773 approving the road improvement agreement for East Branch Parkway and Windemere Parkway , for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, as recommended by the Public Works Director, San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area. (District III)

 

C.10   RA 05-01189: ADOPT Resolution 2005/774 approving the road improvement agreement for the Highland Road and Camino Tassajara Traffic Signal, for project being developed by Shapell Homes, a division of Shapell Industries, Inc., a Delaware Corp., as recommended by the Public Works Director, San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area. (District III)

 

C.11   SD 01-08536: ADOPT Resolution 2005/775 approving the second extension of the subdivision agreement, for project being developed by Discovery Builders, Inc., as recommended by the Public Works Director, Martinez area. (District II)

 

C.12   SD 03-08714: ADOPT Resolution 2005/776 accepting completion of improvements for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, near Albion Road and Windemere Parkway , San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.13   SD 03-08715: ADOPT Resolution 2005/777 accepting completion of improvements for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, near Windemere Parkway and Silva Way , San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.14   SD 03-08717: ADOPT Resolution 2005/778 accepting completion of improvements for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, near Windemere Parkway and Longleaf Circle , San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.15   SD 04-08774: ADOPT Resolution 2005/779 accepting completion of improvements for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, near East Branch Parkway and Sherwood Way , San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.16   SD 04-08775: ADOPT Resolution 2005/780 accepting completion of improvements for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, near Sherwood Way and Mornington Lane , San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.17   SD 04-08777: ADOPT Resolution 2005/781 accepting completion of improvements for project being developed by Windemere BLC Land Company LLC, near East Branch Parkway , San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

C.18   SD 04-08780: ADOPT Resolution 2005/782 accepting completion of improvements for project being developed by Lennar Homes of California, near Sherwood Way and Dalton Way , San Ramon ( Dougherty Valley ) area, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (District III)

 

Special Districts & County Airports

 

C.19   APPROVE the Drainage Area 30C, Line A Outlet Structure Project contingency fund increase in the amount of $20,000 for a new contingency fund total of $25,846, due to unforeseen irrigation activities; and APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Chief Engineer, Flood Control and Water Conservation District, to issue Change Order No. 1 with E.E. Gilbert Construction, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $19,532 for additional construction services related to drainage issues, Brentwood area. (Drainage Area 30C Funds) (District III)

 

Statutory Actions

 

C.20    APPROVE minutes, as on file with Clerk of the Board, for the month of November 2005.

 

Claims, Collections & Litigation

 

C.21   DENY Claims for Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company; Carol Margaret Kretchmer; Allen R. Sjostrand; 21 st Century Insurance for Carissa Patague; Curtis C. Jackson; Christy L. Lyons for Carissa Patague; and Amended Claims for Allen R. Sjostrand, and Andrew Shalaby for Russell and Dr. Patricia Cohen. (All Districts)

 

Ordinances

 

C.22   INTRODUCE Ordinance No. 2005-36 to exclude the class of Chief Public Communications Officer-Exempt from the Merit System, WAIVE reading, and FIX December 20, 2005 for adoption, as recommended by the Assistant County Administrator-Director of Human Resources. (All Districts)

 

Appointments & Resignations

 

C.23    RE-APPOINT Kathy Boswell, Lynette Busby, and Gerald DeRuyte to the Contra Costa Centre Municipal Advisory Council as recommended by Supervisor DeSaulnier. (District IV)

 

C.24    RE-APPOINT John W. Mackenzie, John M. Mann, Bill Bryson, and Steven Loveseth to the Sanitation District No. 5 Citizens Advisory Committee as recommended by Supervisor Uilkema. (District II)

 

C.25    RE-APPOINT Joanne Boyle, Olivier Fontana, and Henry Cobb to the Pacheco Municipal Advisory Council, as recommended by Supervisor DeSaulnier. (District IV)

 

C.26 APPOINT Velma Bagby and Joe Valentine to One-Stop Mandated Partner seats on the Workforce Development Board, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee. (All Districts)

 

C.27 RE-APPOINT R. Marshall Burgamy, Nick Rodriquez, Dolores Merrida, Clyde J. Trombettas, and Jeffrey Ritterman, M.D., to the Public and Environmental Health Advisory Board, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee. (All Districts)

 

C.28 APPOINT Roberto Garcia, Brenda Kain, Stephan Pierce, and Pat Morris-Gooding; and RE-APPOINT Benita Harris and Janet Bruce to the Homeless Continuum of Care Advisory Board, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee. (All Districts)

 

C.29 APPOINT Donna Rayon-Terrell and Gerald B. Williams, and RE-APPOINT Victor Geisler to the Advisory Council on Equal Employment Opportunity, as recommended by the Internal Operations Committee. (All Districts)

 

C.30    DECLARE vacant the District III Representative on the Contra Costa Commission for Women previously held by Elaine Dugger Shaw due to voluntary leave and DIRECT the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by Supervisor Piepho. (District III)

 

C.31    APPROVE the medical staff appointments and re-appointments as recommended by the Medical Executive Committee on November 21, 2005. (All Districts)

 

Appropriation Adjustments - 2005/2006 FY

 

C.32     Sheriff Coroner (0362): APPROVE Appropriations and Revenue Adjustment No. 5042 to authorize new revenue in the amount of $2,360,900 from the Homeland Security Grant and appropriate it for services and equipment as authorized by the Homeland Security Grant. (All Districts)

 

C.33     Employment and Human Services (0501):   APPROVE Appropriations and Revenue Adjustment No. 5037authorizing new revenue in the amount of $3,599,211 from the California Department of Social Services and appropriating it to fund CalWIN system maintenance, operations, staff, and contracted services for fiscal year 2005/2006.  (All Districts)   

 

C.34   Office of the Sheriff-Coroner (0255): APPROVE Appropriations Adjustment No. 5041 to transfer appropriations in the amount of $936 from the Sheriff to General Services Department-Fleet Services to replace vehicle #0404 in the Abandoned Vehicle Program in the Office of the Sheriff. (All Districts) (Consider with C.35)

 

C.35   General Services (0063): APPROVE Appropriations and Revenue Adjustment No. 5043 to authorize new revenue in the amount of $13,326 from accumulated depreciation and estimated salvage and appropriate it to purchase one vehicle to replace vehicle #0404 in the Office of the Sheriff-Coroner. (All Districts) (Consider with C.34)

 

C.36   Office of the Sheriff-Coroner (0701): APPROVE Appropriations Adjustment No. 5040 to transfer appropriations in the amount of $55,326 from the Sheriff to General Services Department-Fleet Services to purchase six all-terrain vehicles and one trailer for use by the Search and Rescue Division of the Office of the Sheriff. (Budgeted, Restricted Off-Road Vehicle fees) (All Districts) (Consider C.60)

 

Grants & Contracts

 

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

for receipt of funds and/or services:

 

C.37   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to apply for and execute a contract to accept funding from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation in the amount of $42,500 for the Youth Offering Unique Tangible Help (Y.O.U.T.H.) Training Project for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.38   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with the State Department of Community Services and Development in an amount not to exceed $112,359 for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program services for the period of January 1 through December 31, 2006. (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.39   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with the Contra Costa Community College District to increase the reimbursement limit by $30, 450 to a new reimbursement limit of $997, 338 for part-day expanded state preschool program costs for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. (No County match) (All Districts)

 

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

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

 

C.40   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Sheriff-Coroner, or designee, to execute a contract with Canteen Corporation to provide vending and commissary sales to inmates at the County adult detention facilities for the period November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2010. (No County cost; commission accrues to Inmate Welfare Fund) (All Districts)

 

C.41   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, effective December 13, 2005, to increase the payment limit by $29,377 to a new payment limit of $65,182, with no change in the term of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 to provide additional supportive services to Limited English Proficient CalWORKS participants. (Budgeted CalWORKS: 85% Federal, 15% County) (All Districts)

 

C.42   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Ambrose Recreation and Park District, effective December 13, 2005, to decrease the payment limit by $14,780 to a new payment limit of $57,720 with no change in the term of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 to reflect the anticipated number of clients receiving Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program services. (Budgeted; 91% Federal, 9% State) (Districts II, IV, and V)

 

C.43   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Pittsburg Pre-School & Community Council, effective December 13, 2005 to decrease the payment limit by $18,000 to a new payment limit of $54,500 with no change in the term of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 to reflect the anticipated number of clients receiving Family Preservation and Support services. (Budgeted; 90% Federal, 3% County, 7% State) (District V)

 

C.44   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Sherry Rufini in an amount not to exceed $39,520 to continue to provide coordination of the Welcome Home Baby Program for the period January 1, through June 30, 2006. ( Budgeted; 70% Federal, 20% State, 10% County) (All Districts)

 

C.45   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Cogent Energy, Inc., in the amount of $80,000 to provide design engineering services for the Cogeneration Project at the West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond, for the period December 13, 2005 through December 31, 2006. (100% Williams Settlement Funds restricted for energy efficiency improvements.) (District I)

 

C.46   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Shah Kawasaki Architects to increase the payment limit by $25,500 to a new payment limit of $527,950 for additional architectural services for the new building addition at 255 Glacier Drive, Martinez, for the Public Works Department. (Public Works; Budgeted) (District II)

 

C.47   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract to accept funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for the Asthma Management Education Project for the period November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2006. (No County match) (All Districts)

 

C.48   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Community Development Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment with Amy Skewes-Cox, effective December 14, 2005, to increase the payment limit by $15,295 to a new payment limit of $95,295 and to extend the term from December 31, 2005 to June 30, 2006 to continue to provide services related to the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Hillview Subdivision in El Sobrante. (Budgeted, Applicant Fees) (District I)

 

C.49   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Maria Mercado (dba California Translation International) in an amount not to exceed $70,000 to continue to provide interpretation and translation services, including American Sign Language, written and oral in a variety of languages, for the period December 1, 2005 through November 30, 2006. (Budgeted, Enterprise I: 12.3% County, 87.7% Patient/Third Party Revenues)(All Districts)

C.50   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a novation contract with Charis Youth Center, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $200,000 to continue to provide an intensive day treatment program for seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, including an automatic extension through December 31, 2006 in an amount not to exceed $100,000. (Budgeted; 50% Federal Medi-Cal, 50% State Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program funds) (All Districts)

 

C.51   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Phoenix Programs, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $113,767 to continue to provide vocational, rental assistance, and other support services to homeless Contra Costa County Health, Housing and Integrated Services Network (HHISN) clients for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. (Budgeted, 100% Federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration funds) (All Districts)

 

C.52   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Shirley E. Beshany, M.D., in an amount not to exceed $860,000 to provide professional radiology physician services to patients at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for the period December 19, 2005 through November 30, 2008. (Budgeted; Enterprise I: 12.3% County, 87.7% Patient/Third Party Revenues) (All Districts)

 

C.53   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Michele T. Sibley, M.D., in an amount not to exceed $525,000 to provide professional radiology physician services to patients at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for the period December 19, 2005 through November 30, 2008. (Budgeted; Enterprise I: 12.3% County, 87.7% Patient/Third Party Revenues) (All Districts)

 

C.54   RATIFY purchase of services from Medic-Mobile, Inc., and AUTHORIZE the Auditor-Controller to pay $7,776.50 outstanding balance for non-emergency ambulance transportation services provided to patients at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005. ( Enterprise I: 12.3% County, 87.7% Patient/Third Party Revenues) (All Districts)

 

Other Actions

 

C.55   ACCEPT The Contra Costa County Library Commission 2005 Annual Report as required by the Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 2002/377, as recommended by the Librarian. (All Districts)

 

 

C.56 MODIFY the standby officer appointments for District IV, as recommended by Supervisor DeSaulnier. (District IV)

 

C.57 ACCEPT report from the Community Services Department on the challenges and opportunities facing the department and how they are being addressed, as recommended by the Family and Human Services Committee. (All Districts)

 

C.58 ADOPT resolution No. 2005/765 consenting to the Design and Construction Agreement between Pleasant Hill Transit Village Associates, LLC, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), station as recommended by the Community Development Director. (District III, IV)

 

C.59 AUTHORIZE the Chair, Board of Supervisors, to sign letters to Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad requesting their participation in discussions of the safet of railroad spurs and sidings, as recommended by the Transportation Water and Infrastructure Committee. (All Districts)

 

C.60   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to purchase six all-terrain vehicles and one trailer for use by the Search and Rescue Division of the Emergency Services Division of the Office of the Sheriff. (Budgeted, Restricted Off-Road Vehicle fees) (All Districts) (Consider with C.36)

 

C.61  ADOPT Resolution No. 2005/784 authorizing the Deputy Director-Redevelopment to execute an amendment to extend the term of the tax exempt bonds for construction of the Giant Family Apartments, San Pablo area, by eleven months to July , 2038 due to a time delay caused by pre-existing site conditions that required remediation, as recommended by the Community Development Director. (No impact to General Fund) (District I)

 

C.62   CONTINUE to December 20, 2005, the exchange of County-owned property located at 3490 Golden Gate Way in Lafayette with the Lafayette Redevelopment Agency for $1,300,000 and the real property located at 3780 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, and the conveyance of the property located at 1250 Locust Street in Walnut Creek to the Walnut Creek Redevelopment Agency for $2,800,000, Lafayette and Walnut Creek areas, as recommended by the Public Works Director. (Revenue: General Fund) (Districts II and III)

 

C.63   RECEIVE 2005 Annual Reports submitted by the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5). (All Districts)

 

Redevelopment Agency

 

C.64   APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Redevelopment Director to execute two Small Business Liability and Brownfield Revitalization Act agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, each in the amount of $100,000, for completion of environmental site assessment at the Rodeo Waterfront. (Budgeted; County match from Redevelopment Fund) (District II)

 

C.65   ADOPT Resolution No. 2005/766 approving a Design and Construction Agreement between Pleasant Hill Transit Village Associates, LLC, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District, and the County Redevelopment Agency for the BART replacement parking garage at the Pleasant Hill Station, and making findings pursuant to Section 33445 of the Health and Safety Code regarding the improvements being of benefit to the area, regarding the unavailability of other reasonable means of financing, and regarding the elimination of blight in the area, as recommended by the Redevelopment Director. (District III, IV)

 

 

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.

 

Comments on matters listed on the agenda or otherwise within the purview of the Board of Supervisors can be submitted to the office of the Clerk of the Board via mail: Board of Supervisors, 651 Pine Street Room 106, Martinez, CA 94553; by fax: 925-335-1913; or via the County’s web page: http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us , by clicking “Submit Public Comment” (the last bullet point in the left column under the title “Board of Supervisors.”)  

 

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 that 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 Mark DeSaulnier) - meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 10:30 a.m. in Room 101, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez .

 

The Finance Committee (Supervisors John Gioia and Mary N. Piepho) - meets on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 101, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez .

 

The Internal Operations Committee (Supervisors Gayle B. Uilkema and Mark DeSaulnier) - meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 9:00 a.m. in Room 105, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez .

 

The Transportation, Water & Infrastructure Committee (Supervisors Mary N. Piepho and Federal D. Glover) - meets on the second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 101, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez .

      

Family and Human Services Committee

Cancelled

 

 

Finance Committee

12/12/05

10:00 a.m.

See above

Transportation Water & Infrastructure

12/12/05

10:00 a.m.

See above

Internal Operations Committee

12/19/05

9:00 a.m.

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.

 

 

Glossary of Acronyms, Abbreviations, and other Terms (in alphabetical order):

Contra Costa County has a policy of making limited use of acronyms, abbreviations, and industry-specific language in its Board of Supervisors meetings and written materials. Following is a list of commonly used language that may appear in oral presentations and written materials associated with Board meetings:

 

 

 

AB                   Assembly Bill

ABAG              Association of Bay Area Governments

ACA                 Assembly Constitutional Amendment

ADA               Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

AFSCME        American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees

AICP                 American Institute of Certified Planners

AIDS                 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

ALUC              Airport Land Use Commission

AOD                 Alcohol and Other Drugs

APN                 Assessor’s Parcel Number

BAAQMD      Bay Area Air Quality Management District

BART              Bay Area Rapid Transit District

BGO                 Better Government Ordinance

BOS                 Board of Supervisors

CALTRANS   California Department of Transportation

CalWIN           California Works Information Network

CalWORKS   California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids

CAER              Community Awareness Emergency Response Group, Inc.

CAO                 County Administrative Officer or Office

CCHP             Contra Costa Health Plan

CCTA              Contra Costa Transportation Authority

CDBG             Community Development Block Grant

CEQA              California Environmental Quality Act

CIO                  Chief Information Officer

COLA              Cost of living adjustment

CPA                 Certified Public Accountant

CPI                  Consumer Price Index

CSA                 County Service Area

CSAC              California State Association of Counties

CTC                 California Transportation Commission

dba                  doing business as

EBMUD         East Bay Municipal Utility District

EIR                  Environmental Impact Report

EIS                   Environmental Impact Statement

EMCC             Emergency Medical Care Committee

EMS               Emergency Medical Services

EPSDT            State Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program

et al.                 et alii (and others)

etc.                  et cetera (and so forth)

FAA                 Federal Aviation Administration

FEMA              Federal Emergency Management Agency

First Five       First Five Children and Families Commission (Proposition 10)

FTE                  Full Time Equivalent                   

FY                    Fiscal Year

GHAD             Geologic Hazard Abatement District

GIS                  Geographic Information System

HCD                 (State Dept of) Housing & Community Development

HIPAA             Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIV                  Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome

HOV                 High Occupancy Vehicle

HR                   Human Resources

HUD                 United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Inc.                  Incorporated

JPA                 Joint (exercise of) Powers Authority or Agreement

Lamorinda     Lafayette-Moraga-Orinda Area

LAFCo            Local Agency Formation Commission

LCSW             Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LLC                 Limited Liability Company

LLP                  Limited Liability Partnership

Local 1           See: AFSCME

Ltd.                  Limited

LVN                 Licensed Vocational Nurse

MAC                 Municipal Advisory Council

M.D.                 Medical Doctor

M.F.T.              Marriage and Family Therapist

Mt.                   Mount

MIS                  Management Information System

MOE                 Maintenance of Effort

MOU                 Memorandum of Understanding

MTC                 Metropolitan Transportation Commission

NACo              National Association of Counties

OB-GYN         Obstetrics and Gynecology

O.D.                 Doctor of Optometry

OES                 Office of Emergency Services

OES-EOC       Office of Emergency Services-Emergency Operations Center

OSHA              Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PC                   Professional Corporation

Psy.D.             Doctor of Psychology

RDA                Redevelopment Agency

RFI                  Request For Information

RFP                 Request For Proposal

RFQ                 Request For Qualifications

RN                   Registered Nurse

SB                   Senate Bill

SBE                 Small Business Enterprise

SEIU                Service Employees International Union

SWAT             Southwest Area Transportation Committee

TRANSPAC  Transportation Partnership & Coop (Central)

TRANSPLAN    Transportation Planning Committee ( East County )

TRE or TTE          Trustee

TWIC               Transportation, Water and Infrastructure Committee

VA                    Department of Veterans Affairs

vs.                   versus (against)

WAN                Wide Area Network

WCCTAC      West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee