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 O rinda Outlook
August 3, 2016  
  By City Manager
Janet S. Keeter
Michelle Lacy, Parks and Recreation Director,
Takes on a New Role

Michelle Lacy  has accepted the position of General Manager of the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District. This is a wonderful opportunity for Michelle as she moves on to a larger organization with a great deal more responsibility and challenges. Her last day with the City of Orinda will be August 12, 2016.   
All of the staff here in Orinda have enjoyed working with Michelle for more than 4 years. She has brought an amazing energy to our Parks and Recreation Department and to the overall organization.   
Besides the capital projects Michelle has helped bring to fruition, one of her greatest accomplishments has been pulling together a remarkable team with staff who are engaged, innovative, positive, and very customer service driven.

Upon Michelle's recommendation and the City Manager's concurrence, Todd Trimble will serve in the Interim capacity starting August 15, 2016. 
Todd has an extensive background in parks and recreation having worked for:  Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, City of Walnut Creek Recreation Division and the Pleasanton and Piedmont Community Services Department.   Todd earned his undergraduate degree in Recreation Administration and a graduate degree in the same field.  
Congratulations Michelle - we will miss you!    

Highlights from the August 2, 2016 City Council Meeting

Award of Construction Contract for Santa Maria Park and Ride Lot Stabilization Project
  • Recommendation: Award a Construction Contract for the Santa Maria Park and Ride Lot Stabilization Project No. 4102 to Jim Freethy Excavating, Inc. of Danville, California for a total amount of $219,610 and authorize the City Manager to execute the Contract.
  • Action: Approved
Amend Professional Services Contract for Orinda Mini Park
  • Recommendation:  Adopt Resolution No. 45-16 amending the Orinda Mini-Park Design Services Contract with David Gates and Associates for an additional $15,000 for a total amount not to exceed $35,000 and authorize the City Manager to execute the Contract.
  • Action: Approved
Lighting and Landscape District 1986-1 Zone M-11 Review of Options for Balancing Services levels with Assessment Fees Collected
  • Recommendation:  Review the service level and assessment history of the Orinda Street Lighting and Landscape District 1986-1 Zone M-11 for purposes of balancing service levels with assessment fees collected and provide direction to staff.
  • Action: Council directed staff to research more information on property based Property Business Improvement District (PBID).
If you would like more information,
materials from the meeting can be found here.
Janet Keeter
City Manager
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