Council Agenda: Final approval for Red Robin & new buses for Tracy
by TP staff
May 18, 2014 | 8688 views | 12 12 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This is the preliminary agenda for the regular meeting of the Tracy City Council at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 333 Civic Center Drive. The full agenda can be found at City Hall or online on the city website.

Discussion items

• Public hearing to consider an application to amend a vesting tentative subdivision map for the development of 57 single-family lots on a 9.42-acre parcel, as well as a preliminary and final development plan amendment to allow for the construction of 57 single-family homes within the 9.42 acre infill site at the northwest corner of MacArthur Drive and Pescadero Avenue

• Public hearing to consider an appeal of the Tracy Planning Commission’s denial of development review Application d14-0003 for a 45,000-square-foot medical office building at 445 W. Eaton Ave. and a parking lot at 418, 424, 432 and 434 W. Eaton Ave.

• Public hearing to introduce an ordinance amending the development agreement with Surland Communities LLC related to the Ellis Project

• Approve an amendment to the 2770 N. Naglee Road preliminary and final development plan to remove the existing restaurant building and replace it with a 5,671-square-foot Red Robin restaurant while retaining the parking and landscape improvements

• Discuss and provide direction relating to submitting a measure to voters in the Nov. 4 General Municipal Election to change the term of mayor from two to four years

• Receive a presentation on a citywide aquatic solution and provide input and direction to staff

• Approve an agreement with Tyler Technologies Inc. for an enterprise resource planning system including implementation, support, licensing and SAAS services

• Accept a status report on the city’s internal control work plan

• Discuss and provide direction regarding a Public Records Act request log

Consent calendar

• Authorize submission of an annual claim to the state of California, through the San Joaquin County Council of Governments, for Transportation Development Act Funds in the amount of $4,183,867 for Fiscal Year 2013-14

• Approve the San Joaquin Council of Governments Annual Financial Plan for FY 2014-15

• Approve supplemental appropriation of $100,000 for plan review services in the Building Safety and Fire Prevention Division of the Development Services Department

• Authorize a maintenance agreement between San Joaquin County and the city of Tracy for maintenance of four traffic signals resulting from the Cordes Ranch annexation

• Authorize Federal Fiscal Year 2013 and 2014 grant applications for Section 5307 U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transportation Administration funds in the amount of $2,493,264 for Tracer Public Transportation Services, for replacement of fixed-route buses and for expansion of fixed-route buses

• Authorize the extension of an agreement with All City Management Services Inc. for school pedestrian crossing guard services through June 30, 2018

 

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MrSycamore
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May 21, 2014
Macpup, Do you know if watering the streets and weeds during the daytime is part of the "sustainability plan"?
Macpup
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May 22, 2014
I have no idea. My comment was addressing the stack and pack houses that are necessary for Tracy to meet it's sustainability - Emerald City goal.
Wesson
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May 20, 2014


• Discuss and provide direction regarding a Public Records Act request log

What, find a way to make more money off the PUBLIC RECORDS?
Sero7
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May 19, 2014
I think they need to be talking about the landscaping around the city? Has anyone payed attention to the lack of landscaping that is happening throughout the city? I think they are neglecting the landscaping and shifting that monies to some other part of the budget. I have several people looking into this at a couple of different angles, because there is something seriously wrong with the city owned landscape and I intend to find out what is going on. This city looks like crap and it has never looked this way before in my 16 years of living here! Several of us have compiled aprox. 100 pictures of the mess that encompasses all areas of the city. We as tax payers are getting taken because we are paying for this and getting almost nothing but an embarrassing mess out there. If the Tracy Public Works Department can't come up with an answer, I will call and get assistance from one of the local television stations because the money is not going where it is supposed to go. In many places it looks like they are letting the lawns die and are not watering. I have pictures of lawn near one subdivision before it was mowed, and then pictures 2 hours after it was mowed. Unacceptable!
DunkMan
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May 19, 2014
I agree with your obsevations about the condition of the landscaping, and am very interested in the solution that you and your "people" come up with.

During my search for a new home in Tracy a few years ago, I became very aware of the tangled-mess of Landscape Maintenance Districts that the old City Councils left for the existing City employees to deal with.

The old City Councils wanted to ensure that new residents paid for the maintenance of the new parks and the new medians. They formed almost 40 new districts in the new neighborhoods. But money collected in one district can't be used in another district, and some districts have fewer residents than other districts but more medians and parks they need to maintain. Some districts apparently have voted to increase their annual assessment, while others have not. When everything was new, it was cheap to maintain all this, but trees die, shrubs get overgrown, sprinkler systems wear out, and the amount of money that goes to the company that bids on the maintenance contract really hasn't gone up much since those simpler days.

Your workable solution to this problem will be appreciated and we thank you for your service.

Stephen
mtrew
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May 20, 2014
No doubt. My home backs up to a city street and only one time in the 13 years I have lived here have they trimmed the four trees that back up to my fence. The trees debris falls into my pool and clogs my filter. I see them trim the ones on Tracy Blvd around the corner but not here.
1resident
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May 20, 2014
Amen. We've called the city numerous times. The grass is deteriorating, it is getting depressing.

It's being maintained like a second/third rate town.
Sneaky
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May 18, 2014
"... 57 single-family lots on a 9.42-acre parcel,..."

Jesus Christ, think you can possibly put any more in there? This high density housing fad is getting grossly out of hand. That is a nice area for 10, absolute max 20 homes. At 57 whatever poor saps that move in there are going to be living like rats.

newtotracy
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May 18, 2014
totally agree...and apparently nothing was learned from the last housing bubble pop...I can see it expanding too fast yet again. been watching Zillow up the value of my home by almost $1000 every few days.

the 11,000 at River Islands? gorgeous I'm sure...but I hope they all have nice rises or stilts they're built on...droughts aren't permanent...the river WILL flood again and it WILL damage property. And 11,000??????? so constant expansion on 205 again? there are still empty homes (not 11k but do we NEED that many?) that need to be released from banks and sold

history is destined to repeat...and not in the too distant future sadly
Macpup
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May 19, 2014
Look to the City of Tracy (Emerald City) sustainability plan. In order to achieve the plan of less vehicle use, houses must be apartment style housing to give a good "walkability" rating. The Era of property ownership with actual yard space is going to be a thing of the past - Agenda 21.
1resident
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May 20, 2014
Builder greed, city incompetence, low standards, no pride.
MrSycamore
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May 21, 2014
Macpup, Do you know if watering the streets and weeds during the daytime is part of the "sustainability plan"?


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