State of Richmond address set for Tuesday

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    Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s State of the City address will be delivered at Tuesday’s Council meeting at 450 Civic Center Plaza.

    In other agenda items Tuesday, the Council is scheduled to receive survey results about a potential sales tax measure for pavement management, discuss funding needs for police training, and get a progress report on efforts to boost bicycle and pedestrian access and safety.

    Also, a discussion on access for disabled people at Civic Center Plaza is on the agenda, along with the adoption of safety enhancements at Chevron refinery that will include the addition of a full-time chemical process safety inspector.

    Check out the abbreviated version of the agenda below. The full version can be viewed here.

    OPEN SESSION TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

    5:00 p.m.

    A.         ROLL CALL

    B.         PUBLIC COMMENT

    C.         ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

    SPECIAL MEETING OF THE RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL

     6:30 p.m.

    A.         PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

    B.         ROLL CALL

    C.         STATEMENT OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    D.         AGENDA REVIEW

    E.         PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AND COMMENDATIONS

    E1.       PROCLAMATION recognizing Black HIV/AIDS Awareness activities in February – Mayor McLaughlin (620-6503) and Vice Mayor Beckles (620-6568).

    E2.       RECOGNIZE the El Cerrito High School Varsity Football Team for winning the North Coast Section Division III Championship – Mayor McLaughlin (620-6503) and Councilmember Boozé (620-6593).

    E3.       PRESENTATION of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Richmond Community Leadership and Service Award to Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) – Mayor McLaughlin (620-6503).

    F.          STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS – NOT PRIOR TO 7:00 P.M.

    F1.       Mayor McLaughlin’s State of the City Address.

    G.         REPORT FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY OF FINAL DECISIONS MADE AND NON-CONFIDENTIAL DISCUSSIONS HELD DURING CLOSED SESSION

    H.         OPEN FORUM FOR PUBLIC COMMENT – NOT PRIOR TO 7:30 P.M.

    I.          STUDY AND DIRECTION TO STAFF SESSION

    I-1.        RECEIVE a report on the results from the recent City Council-authorized public opinion survey relating to a potential sales tax measure to support pavement management programs, and provide direction to staff – Finance Department (James Goins 620-6740) – NOT PRIOR TO 7:45 P.M.

    I-2.        RECEIVE a report from the Police Department and provide direction to staff regarding priorities and training needs of the Police Department, including potential grant funding to cover the cost – Vice Mayor Beckles (620-6568) – NOT PRIOR TO 8:15 P.M

    I-3.        RECEIVE reports on Pedestrian and bicycle safety: (NOT PRIOR TO 8:30 P.M.) a. RECEIVE a progress report on the implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan – Planning and Building Services Department (Richard Mitchell 620-6706). b. RECEIVE a report on bicycle safety for cyclists and drivers sharing the road – Vice Mayor Beckles (620-6568). c. ADOPT a resolution approving the City’s application for the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Pedestrian and Bicycle Funding for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 and, if awarded, ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE the funds for implementation of the Harbour Way Pedestrian and Bicycle Project – Engineering Services Department (Alan Wolken/Tawfic Halaby 307-8091).

    I-4.        CONSIDER policies to increase the use of vehicles in Richmond which produce less carbon emissions and less air pollution – Councilmember Rogers (867-5725) – NOT PRIOR TO 9:00 P.M.

    I-5.        RECEIVE a presentation regarding the accessibility of the Civic Center Plaza for residents with disabilities and discuss potential actions the City can take to address the remaining concerns regarding this issue – Councilmember Myrick (620-6636) – NOT PRIOR TO 9:15 P.M.

    I-6.        ADOPT safety improvements discussed at the January 15, 2014, Chemical Safety Board meeting, including adding a full time County chemical process safety inspection position at the Chevron Refinery (paid for by Chevron), and giving the County staff direct  enforcement powers to implement safety improvements – Councilmember Rogers (867-5725), Councilmember Butt (236-7435), and Councilmember Myrick (620-6636) – NOT PRIOR TO 9:30 P.M.

    J.          ADJOURNMENT

    This agenda may be previewed on KCRT – Channel 28, Richmond Television,

    City website www.ci.richmond.ca.us. Any documents produced by the City and distributed to a majority of the City Council regarding any item on this agenda will be made available at the

    Main Counter at City Hall located at 450 Civic Center Plaza.

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