Brentwood City Manager Tim Ogden provided several updates in his February newsletter which touched multiple items of public interest.
Here is what was shared:
Brentwood City Manager Gives Update
I can’t believe February 2024 is already here! The year is moving along briskly, and City Hall is bustling with exciting projects and updates that I’m eager to share with you.
It has been my pleasure to host monthly “Town Halls with Tim” with residents in various locations across the City and providing updates on City business. After months of meetings, and hearing from hundreds of residents, I have assembled the top five commonly asked questions, along with their answers for all our readers.
- Costco Status: The City Council approved the project planned to be located south of the center with Home Depot. Costco has submitted building plans for staff review, and working through a lawsuit filed by an opponent of the project with resolution hopefully this year.
- Sand Creek Road Extension: The ~$13M road extension will extend Sand Creek from SR4 to Heidorn Ranch Rd. Due to delays from protected golden eagle nests, a CA Department of Fish and Wildlife permit to build the bridge over Sand Creek, and now with weather issues, the planned May 2024 completion will be closer to late summer
- Lazy Dog: The City Council approved the restaurant project, and they are working on building plan approvals for staff review, and shared access with the adjacent commercial center. Construction is expected later this year
- Homelessness: Questions arise about the resources available for homeless individuals and the limits of enforcement laws regarding encampments. The Police Department recently held a town hall meeting discussing the topic, and it can be viewed along with other resources at: https://www.brentwoodca.gov/government/city-manager/unsheltered-resources
- Streets of Brentwood: New retail prospects are increasingly filling up the commercial center. Of note, Barnes & Nobles, Limitless Axes & Ale, Mathnasium, Mochninut, and Chip Cookies are all planning to open this year, two medical care centers, and a proposed La Quinta Inn & Suites & Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham.
The next “Town Halls with Tim” forum will include my executive team that lead our city departments and we’ll collectively answer question about city business. This forum will be held exclusively on Zoom on February 13 at 5:30pm, preceding our regular City Council meeting that you are also invited to join and participate in. I look forward to seeing you soon.
City Manager Tim Ogden
2024 State of the City
The public is cordially invited to the 2024 State of the City at the Brentwood Community Center on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. The program will begin promptly at 6:15 PM, following a meet and greet session starting at
- 6:00 PM.
- 6:00 PM: Meet & Greet
- 6:15 PM: State of the City Presented by
- Mayor Joel Bryant
- Closing: Q&A session
*This is an in-person meeting only
Brentwood Police Welcome 5 New Officers
Last month, Brentwood PD welcomed the addition of five new officers.
- Officer Nikolas Canales- recent graduate of the Police Academy
- Officer Chance Ledsworth- recent graduate of the Police Academy
- Officer Selene Torres- recent graduate of the Police Academy
- Officer Esperanza Rojas Bolanos- recent graduate of the Police Academy
- Officer Corey Blumberg- Lateral from Antioch PD
Creekside Park Pickleball Courts
With pickleball emerging as one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, Brentwood recognized the need for its own dedicated courts. Although the pandemic delayed the project in 2020, it was reinstated in 2021. After considering various locations, Creekside Park was ultimately selected as the ideal site for the courts.
The Park and Recreation ad-hoc committee, along with staff, regularly convened to ensure that conceptual plans for the courts aligned with the requirements and specifications recommended by USA Pickleball. Understanding the importance of offering ample court space, staff is pleased to announce the construction of four courts at the picturesque Creekside Park.
In July 2023, Luma Engineering Contractors Inc. was chosen to undertake the project. This entailed constructing four pickleball courts equipped with lights and relocating a half-court basketball court. Staff has collaborated closely with the contractor to prepare the courts for use by temporarily striping them, allowing users to play until the permanent surfacing is installed. Due to wintery weather, completion of the final sports court surfacing is set for March.
The lights are temporarily set up on a schedule with MUSCO lighting, programmed to turn on from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. However, a permanent on/off switch will be installed in the upcoming weeks. Once installed, the lights will operate for forty-five minutes each time the switch is activated until 10:00 pm.
We eagerly anticipate hosting a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome players and residents alike.
For more information about the City of Brentwood, visit: https://www.brentwoodca.gov/