City of Pleasanton
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REGULAR MEETING <br /> Mayor Brown called the teleconferenced regular meeting of the City Council from various remote <br /> locations to order at the hour of 7:00 p.m. Councilmember Arkin led the Pledge of Allegiance and <br /> provided opening remarks. <br /> ROLL CALL <br /> Present: Councilmembers Arkin, Balch, Narum, Testa, Mayor Brown <br /> Absent: None <br /> CLOSED SESSION REPORT <br /> City Attorney Dan Sodergren advised there was no reportable action. <br /> AGENDA AMENDMENTS <br /> City Manager Fialho reported the February 2, 2021 minutes will be continued to the next meeting. <br /> CONSENT CALENDAR <br /> In response to Councilmember Arkin's inquiry regarding Item 6, City Manager Fialho reported six <br /> proposals were received and as required by law the City must evaluate auditing services every five <br /> years. The selection is partially based upon price, but staff also evaluated comparable experience with <br /> similar municipalities, checked references, conducted extensive interviews, and assessed the quality of <br /> their staff. He acknowledged staff would have liked to keep its existing auditor Maze & Associates <br /> Accountancy Corporation, but governmental accounting principles encourage rotating auditors to help <br /> ensure integrity. <br /> In response to Councilmember Balch's inquiry concerning Item 7, City Manager Fialho explained the <br /> action sets the public hearing date for April 20 to hear the status of the weed abatement proceedings. <br /> All property owners have received notification of the May 31 abatement deadline. He explained this is a <br /> fire prevention activity and noted the City usually receives 98% compliance. He further explained most <br /> of the non-compliance comes from institutions like railroad properties, and sometimes residents, and <br /> the City works with them to solve the problem before the summer fire season. <br /> In response to Mayor Brown's inquiries, City Attorney Sodergren clarified the minutes are approved by <br /> the Council as a body so it would depend on what the majority of the Council wants to do if a member <br /> has had a change from what they said. He confirmed the recorded version is usually referenced over <br /> the written version, but the Council has discretion over what it wants to ultimately approve. <br /> City Manager <br /> 1. Approved minutes of February 2, 2021 (pulled from the agenda) and February 16, 2021 <br /> Community Development <br /> 2. Actions of the Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission <br /> Engineering <br /> 3. Approved and authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with RRM Design Group in <br /> the amount of $115,154 for the public outreach and conceptual design for the proposed skatepark <br /> City Council Minutes Page 2 of 15 March 16, 2021 <br />
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