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 O rinda Outlook
July 20, 2016  
  By City Manager
Janet S. Keeter
Downtown Planning Discussions - Date Change:
As we reach the height of the summer vacation season and with a look toward upcoming Council meetings, City Manager Janet Keeter, states that  "I have made the decision to reschedule the Downtown planning discussion from its original date of August 2, 2016 to September 6, 2016 primarily in light of summer vacations and the desire to not preclude interested residents from the initial launch of the process.  The September 6th City Council agenda will be relatively light with the Downtown planning discussion as the primary agenda item.  
The City of Orinda Planning staff have worked hard to prepare the materials that will be discussed at the City Council meeting.   Moving the meeting date to September 6th will allow some additional time to fine-tune the materials and the presentation.  The staff report will be posted on the City's website in advance of the meeting.   Please check the Orinda Outlook as we approach the date for further updates regarding the materials.   Please pass along this update to anyone that you know may have an interest in attending the meeting.  Thank you."     
Do you hear what I hear??

The PG&E Transmission Towers and Power Lines removal project is well underway.  Two helicopters are working on the project which be gan last week.  The cranes and helicopters are being used to safely dismantle and transport the equipment
The towers are located near the following streets: Brookwood Road, Longridge Road, Oak Road, Stein Way, Lloyd Lane, Moraga Way, Sunrise Hill Road. PG&E crews will work in the area from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the duration of the project, pending safe weather conditions.
The project is expected to be complete by the end of July.

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Highlights from the July 19, 2016 City Council Meeting

Results of June 7, 2016 Election
The Contra Costa County Clerk and Registrar of Voters has provided the City with a Certificate as to the result of the Canvass of the City of Orinda Bond Measure L. The Statement of Votes Cast shows all votes cast for and against the measure. The Certificate of the Results of the Canvass indicate that Bond Measure L passed with 5,441 (68.48%) votes in support of the measure and 2,504 (31.52%) votes in opposition to the measure. The measure required passage by two-thirds of the voters voting on the measure.   The Council adopted Resolution No. 40-16 declaring the results of the June 7, 2016 Election, Bond Measure L.  

Fiscal Year 2016 Crime Statistics  
Council received a presentation from the Police Chief, Mark Nagel on the Fiscal Year 2016 Crime Statistics. There has been a 4% decrease in calls for service from 2015 to 2016. A review of the 24 crime categories show that there is a 3% decrease over the past year.  The presentation showed that crime is down, and the percentage of solved cases is up.

Short Term Rentals - Policy Options  

The Council reviewed a report from the Planning Department that proposed Short Term Rental Policy Options and they provide direction to staff to define parameters of the policy and to return to Council at a future meeting for further discussion and direction.  
If you would like more information,
materials from the meeting can be found here.
Janet Keeter
City Manager
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