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Action taken at Cotati City Council

By: Irene Hilsendager
December 13, 2019

The Cotati City Council was held Tues., Dec. 10 with several items on the agenda approved. The design and construction agreement were approved to replace the existing sewer lines on William and Olof Streets.

The adoption of resolutions supporting the nomination of the Gravenstein corridor zoning district as a priority development area and the commercial and industrial and general industrial zoning districts as a priority production are were identified and considered and adopted by the council.

The council was in favor and approved that the City of Cotati approve the agreement with Moe Engineering for bid assistance, construction and inspections services for the Wayfinding Bike and Pedestrian program. The city council approved asking the Association of Bay Area Governments/Metropolitan Transportation Commission to designate the Gravenstein Highway a PDA and industrial area of Cotati as a PPA. They are not zoning designations, just ABAG destinations. These designations are essentially ways to focus access to potential infrastructure and planning grant sources foster development envisioned in the General Plan.  Also discussed was the location where public transportation and the SMART train would have sign placements with approval 5-0.

The paving of some of the streets seems to be an ongoing problem with redos. At this particular meeting the city council also authorized 5-0 design of the paving work for 2020 which will repave the hub streets and W. Sierra Ave.

The reorganization of Cotati City Council was also held with Wendy Skillman becoming the new mayor, Jan. 1, 2020 and John Moore becoming Vice-Mayor. John Dell’Osso will remain mayor until the end of Dec. 31, 2019. 

Former City Council member George Barich wished everyone happy holidays along with a few comments on the lack of homeless amenities such as warming stations, port-o-potties and no handouts for food. Another point brought up by Barich which has been spoken often is the lack of policing during a council meeting.