RNCC Meeting Minutes, May 11, 2009

1.  MEETING CALLED TO ORDER by President Loynd at 7:00 p.m.


2.  AGENDA REVIEW: Read and reinforced Ground Rule #7*; add to agenda NGO Conference Workshop (non-governmental organizations); correction to agenda item #9 – Request to close Greenway rather than Bay Trail at S. 35th St.


3.  MSP approval of minutes of meeting of April 13th; President passed list for those interested in Chevron Tour to sign up.


4.  NEIGHBORHOOD REPORTS AND INTRODUCTIONS: Carriage Hills North, Cortez/Stege; Downtown Association; Fairmede/Hilltop; Greenbriar; Hilltop Village; Iron Triangle; Laurel Park; May Valley; North & East; Panhandle Annex; Parchester Village; Point Richmond; Pullman; Richmond Annex and Richmore Village.



  • PLANNING DEPARTMENT: LAMONT THOMPSON – City staff is reviewing the General Plan, should be out in June, contact Lori Reese-Brown at 510 620-6869 for questions;  Green Building Ordinance going into effect soon.
  • PUBLIC WORKS: RICH DAVIDSON; Discussed phase 2 of the Greenway and its four access points.
  •  MAYOR’S OFFICE: NICOLE VALENTINO – Upcoming events including East Bay Green Corridor, June 26, 9:30 to 11:30.
  • CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE:  ROCHELLE MONK, Community Affairs Coordinator – City Manager’s duplicating and mailing budget will be reduced this upcoming fiscal year, 2009 – 2010.  Rochelle will have details at the June meeting. Also, she is working to streamline the procedures for National Night Out and block parties.
  •  POLICE DEPT.: CHIEF MAGNUS: License Plate readers a success; Shot spotter installation going well thanks to a $600,000 earmark and will expand it to the north.
  •  ENVIRONMENTAL MGR. Lynne Scarpa: How to get rid of paint; wash latex-based paint inside, others not down any drain and treat as hazardous waste.  Once dry (brushes, tarps, rollers, etc.) can go in garbage. If large amounts of paint are left-over, donate to schools, little theaters, etc.


  • County Supervisor John Gioia.

 7. ANNOUNCEMENTS: PIO Williams: Juneteenth Festival and Parade, 6/20.  Has applications for parade. Annual Fireworks celebration on July 3rd.  Treasurer Roberson – Handed out Certificates for REACT liaisons to various neighborhood councils and encouraged other councils to identify a liaison.


8. NEW BUSINESS: Request from Pullman NC to support the Greenway fence having no opening on S. 35th.  Pullman President Williams passed around a petition; each NC decided whether or not to sign.


9. OLD BUSINESS: Request to NCs to put the RNCC website, www.richmondneighbors.org in their newsletters.


10. Meeting Adjourned by President Loynd at 9:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted-Sandi Genser-Maack, Recording Secretary


*Ground Rule #7:  Members of the public are always welcome to attend RNCC meetings, however, such guests will not be recognized to ask questions or make comments during the meeting.  Due to time constraints, only official RNC representatives, representatives of reporting agencies or departments, and invited guests may speak.  Visitors not on the published agenda may only speak of they have made such arrangements in advance.