RNCC Meeting Minutes, September 11, 2017

1. The meeting was called to order at 7:06 pm by President Stan Anderson and he thanked Castro Heights and North & East for the refreshments.

2. MSP approval of the Minutes from the July 10, 2017 meeting.

3. Representatives from the following (14) neighborhoods introduced themselves and some gave reports: Castro Heights, Coronado, Fairmede/Hilltop, Laurel Park, Marina Bay, North & East, Panhandle Annex, Park Plaza, Pt Richmond, Pullman, Richmond Annex, Richmond Heights, Richmore Village & Metro Square, and Santa Fe.

4. Announcements from RNCC PIO: Madalyn Law announced what was happening in the City of Richmond for the month of October.

5. City Department Heads/City Official Reports: The only department that spoke at this meeting was the Planning Department.  This was a Planning Roundtable and the rest of the departments had the evening off.

Engineering & Capital Improvements: Yader Bermudez/Rob Chelemedos

City Manager/Community Services: Rochelle Monk

Mayor’s office: Alex Knox, Irene Perdomo, Christopher Whitmore

Police Department: Police Chief Allwyn Brown

Dept. of Infrastructure and Maintenance and Operations: Tim Higares

Planning: Staff

Fire Department: Fire Chief Adrian Sheppard

WCCUSD: Marcus Walton

6. Presentations:

1) Planning and Building Roundtable with Lina Velasco, Chris Castanchoa and Eva Mann from Code Enforcement presented what each department does, how many people work in each department and how to know who to contact when you have an issue.  They gave us an overview of how a project goes through the City’s system and where we fit into that system.  They talked about using the City’s eTRAKit database to find out if any building that is happening right now in your neighborhood has been permitted.  If it has not been permitted, then you should contact Code Enforcement to stop the building until they go to Planning and get their permits.  You can also contact Planning and they will have the Building Inspector go out and check the property.  The Planning Department is supposed to have all residents building in your neighborhood go to your neighborhood Council meetings or at the very least contact the NC President.  We discussed certain issues and how we can take action and whether or not we can be effective.

7. Old Business: None

8. New Business: None

9. Adjournment: the meeting was adjourned by President Stanly Anderson at 9:08 pm

Respectfully submitted by,
Jan Mignone
Recording Secretary