RNCC Meeting Minutes, October 19, 2009

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


2.  AGENDA REVIEW: Add Nominating Committee report on #10; end meeting 9:00-ish.


3.  MSP approval of minutes of meeting of September 14th with 2 corrections.


4.  Introductions and Neighborhood Reports: Carriage Hills North, Cortez/Stege; Fairmede/Hilltop, Greenbriar, May Valley, North & East, Panhandle Annex, Porint Richmond, Pullman, Richmond Annex, Richmond Heights, Richmore Village, Santa Fe.



  • PUBLIC WORKS: RICH DAVIDSON – Flooding due to tides in Richmond. 307-8105.
  • MAYOR’S OFFICE – MARILYN LANGLOIS –Calendar; National Night Out Awards at 10/27 City Council meeting.  First award for Green NNO goes to May Valley.
  • CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE:  – Bill Lindsay, budget was balanced in June for 09-10 now need to cut $8 million=15% to balance.  Affects 53 positions: 37 early retirements, 3 transfers, 10 moved from Building & Planning to Code Enforcement, 6 lay-offs.  Will go to individual NC meetings to talk about budget.
  • POLICE DEPT Chief Chris Magnus – Written report; crime statistics; article on Tasers; walk & talks; revising Noise Ordinance, going to City Council Publis Safety Committee in November.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MGR. LYNNE SCARPA: Worst storm drain pollutant is ant pesticide; City Council has first reading of anti-styrofoam food ware ordinance.



  • Barrett Ave. bike route” Richmond Parkway to San Pablo Avenue-Chad Smalley, Project Mgr., Redevelopment Agency speaker.
  • 2010 Census: Begins April 1, 2010.  Community Groups will help get word out.  Data collection only: confidential.  Information used for taxation, districting, flu vaccines, etc.


7. ANNOUNCEMENTS: PIO Williams-Dedication of Courthouse to Judge George Carroll; Crime Prevention Awards; Cronado roast: October 23-31 is Red Ribbon week in Contra Costa County; PAL Ball on Halloween.





·         Nominating Committee Report-Slate of Officers for 2010: President; Bea Roberson, Vice President; Don Woodrow; Treasurer; Judie Lowman; Recording Secretary; Kaye McKleroy; Corresponding Secretary: Jerry Yoshida; Sgt.-At-Arms: George Schmidt; Public Information Officer; Naomi Williams; Directors-At-Large; Janie Holland, Pam Wimberly-one vacancy.

·         Curfews, Chief Magnus; Helps juveniles as victims and as suspects.  Most of the time during the day they should be in school.  Daytime curfews say you can pick up any juveniles not at home or at school during the school hours, but can’t take them back to school.  This draft was approved by the state.  At night, there is more serious crime; different times on weeknights vs. weekends.  There are exceptions; more rules; more risk of liability.

·         Pt. Richmond bringing up issue of small community groups using Community Centers at no fee.  Going to City Council.  Short discussion.


10. Meeting Adjourned by President Loynd at 9:11 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.