Friday, August 14, 2020

Pittsburg City Council Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2018, 7pm

City Hall Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

Agenda can be found here.

Agenda items of note:

PUBLIC HEARING

#9. Adoption of a City Council Resolution Approving Commercial Cannabis Permits and an Operating Agreement Between the City and Canyon Laboratories, AP-18-1346

This is an item of interest. Prior to the state of California legalizing cannabis use and sale in the state, our City Council passed MANY resolutions restricting the use and sale of cannabis within Pittsburg. These decisions were made with the full understanding that California would likely approve the use and sale of cannabis under specific conditions. 

Now, City Leaders are looking to allow “advanced manufacturing and distribution” of cannabis in Pittsburg.

The question is this: Are there people on the council who will benefit from this? If not, why the change of heart on cannabis in Pittsburg? 

CONSENT CALENDAR

The next two agenda items will materially benefit Council Member Craft. Watch to see if any of the Council Members, including Craft, calls for these items to be removed from the Consent Calendar so they can be individually voted upon and Craft can properly recuse herself from the vote. With all the money that Pittsburg approves and pumps into Craft’s businesses, it’s time that Merl Craft resign from the Council for ethical reasons.

#11. Adoption of a Pittsburg Power Company Resolution to Enter into a Contract with Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board for the Future Build’s Cohort 14 and 15

The Pittsburg Power Company (PPC) desires to enter into a contract (Contract 18-426-0-4) with Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board (WDB) for Future Build’s Cohort 14 and 15 for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for $200,000.

#12. Adoption of a Pittsburg Power Company Resolution for the 2018-2019 Consultant Agreement with Open Opportunities Incorporated

Pittsburg Power Company (PPC) is seeking approval for the 2018-2019 consultant agreement (Agreement) with Open Opportunities Incorporated (OOI) in the amount of $312,000 for the case management and day to day program supervision of the Future Build Program.

NOTE: This is twice within two months that the Consent Calendar has has items buried in it that will materially benefit Council Member Craft or her family.

#14. By Minute Order, Direct Review Of City’s Conflict Of Interest Code

The Political Reform Act requires every local government agency to review its Conflict of Interest Code biennially to determine if it is accurate or, alternatively, that the code must be amended. Once the determination has been made, a notice must be submitted to the code-reviewing body no later than October 1 of even-numbered years.

The irony of this Consent Calendar agenda item is obvious to everyone who pays attention.

#17. Adoption of a City Council Resolution to Appoint Donna Mooney as City Attorney

Pittsburg Voice commends the City for replacing the previous City Attorney. We hope that Ms. Mooney will act in the best faith of the people of Pittsburg and closely monitor and advise City Leaders of on all matters of ethics, proper Rules of Order, and conflicts of interest. 

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