On Saturday, January 7, from 9AM to 6PM the City Council sat through roughly two hours of presentations and then over about 90 public comments.   Union members turned out in mass in person and dominated the public comment with an emphasis on they want the jobs and how great the proposed term sheet is.  There was a group of not more than 20 that concentrated on their hatred for the Seeno family and wanting there to be no development where they were involved in any manner or form.  There were also actually a few people from public comment that focused on the term sheet and had their concerns and perspectives. Issues stated included:

JADUs should not be counted as an affordable housing unit
These are one bedroom or studio residencies attached to a larger home with separate entrances; in effect, a duplex with three bedrooms on one side and one bedroom on the other side. However, the JADU is deed restricted in that in the event of being rented out, they must be rented at an affordable rate (i.e., not more than 30% of income and the overall income level has to somewhere below 80% of the average medium income of folks.

Concerns about water
Though it was stated that there would be another certification of acceptability coming from the Water Board.  Interesting there was a comment from staff that in the prior approved quest it was stated that the water usage would be LESS than what the same amount of folks are using in Concord now because of the upgrade in technology and the extensive use of recycle water.

Who was responsible for the clean-up?
The navy is responsible.

Could we start at the BART station rather than at Willow Pass and Highway 4?  
Utilities all come from the other side and the build out of Willow Pass was forced into Phase 1.

Concern over the methodology of awarding the Affordable Housing Site
It is quite complex and interesting.
Sierra Club had an interesting combination of concerns. One, start the project at BART; and two, maybe there should be more JADUs to make sure that there are units available for folks if the JADUs provided were being used by family and not open to market competition.

There was concern over the widening of Willow Pass bringing in more people to Concord Downtown

Wanting more information on the breakdown of affordable housing percentages, such as how many units for folks under 40% of average income, 60%, 80% etc.

What is the fiscal impact on the Concord First Partners and their ability to do the term sheet given the recently revealed issues between the Seeno Family members dispute?

How the city council digests all the input and answers these questions is something that we will find out on Saturday, January 28, at 9AM at City Hall.

Edi Birsan, where the 49er game the next day provided a political-free 24-hour mental health session.  If you want to talk about this or anything else send me an email to EdiBirsan@gmail.com and as always, I buy the coffee at Peet’s at Oak Grove and Treat.

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  1. During the last round of bidding competitions for the FEDERAL MILITARY BASE, CONCORD NAVAL WEAPONS STATION in or about 7/2021, was between ALBERT SEENO III CONVICTED ORGANIZATION, and BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES……

    Yes the same BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES recently reported in the press to have given the DONALD TRUMP White House (via Jared Kushner) some $2 BILLION in suspected bribery/payoff related illegal payments.

    So, the 2020, 2021 etc. competition for the some $6.5 BILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL LAND PROJECT was between the SEENO Billion dollar CONVICTED ORGANIZATION and the DONALD TRUMP Presidential campaign organization, ultimately leading to a Seeno win, and a TRUMP loss, smear, and even raid of his home……

    So, how much did the Seeno vs Trump little known 6 to 7 BILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL LAND COMPETITION IN c. 2020 2021 2022 etc. “FIGHT”, have to do with what has been going on with the “California vs Trump things that have happened to Donald Trump, et al.
    Was any of this in retaliation for the Trump Atlantic City/New York etc. daring to challenge the SEENO California Political, Reno, Las Vegas Billion Dollar Empire, in apparent long running less than legal campaign to absorb our Federal National Security Military Base, Federal Land…. via control of govt agencies, offices, FBI, etc?

  2. And whats the deal with “as3 stole 100/99 million dollars from asjr while we were working together as 1 co., and then he wrote me an IOU, and i hired him back and we continued to work as 1 company.” I wonder if the 100 million dollar iou, from a member of the same organization past and future, was used as an asset in bank loaning applications. How do you steal 100 million, and it doesnt even get missed? Did Albert Jr and III benefit from the original 100 million, and then both benefit from the “IOU” issued from one to the other, claiming to be two companies, that work together, but also steal from one another? It seems III was at the same time ‘owing’ the 100 million that he and potentially jr benefitted from, then likewise benefitted from owing it back, as he was employed by the both the firm that owed it, and the one likely claiming it as an asset on bank loans? Sounds really fishy, sounds like it was the both (either express or impliedly) that spent the $100 million via one or both businesses acting as 1 entity, and then both, acting as one entity, beyond doubt, enjoyed the benefit of the $100 million dollar IOU, as a purported asset, of the one entity they both were employed/’owned’, and received compensation, bonuses from, etc. THAT WOULD BE RICO, BANK FRAUD, ETC.

    (Likewise, has it been reported that the Seeno personal tax attorney was made and is still THE DIRECTOR OF THE IRS)

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