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August 17, 2004 > Union City City Council, August 10

Union City City Council, August 10

A motion was passed establishing the Union Landing Property and Business Improvement District (PBID). As an important retail and entertainment destination, the City did not have sufficient funding to provide police service to the area. The PBID places the cost of the police service on the property owners. The PBID was passed by the property owners by a vote of 89% yes to approximately 11% no.

Union City Police and Fire Chiefs gave an after action report regarding the events of the 4th of July. This year, for the 3rd consecutive year, every police department employee was required to work on the 4th of July. In addition, 10 officers were borrowed from other cities (3 from Fremont, 7 from Hayward). There was a 7.5% reduction in calls overall, a 26% reduction in fireworks related incidents. 60% of those cited were not from Union City. The department spent $27,056 in overtime payments.

A new street naming policy was adopted, allowing streets to be named after present or past city managers, attorneys, and treasurers.

An exclusive negotiating agreement was enacted with TMG Partners to develop the Intermodal Station District and new town center on the former PG&E Pipe Storage Yard.

The Agency accepted the one-time option to refinance $4.3 million of taxable redevelopment bonds without penalty on October 1, 2004. It was not anticipated that the agency would need the taxable proceeds but could instead substitute tax-exempt proceeds from the upcoming bond issue, thereby saving substantial interest costs.

The entire consent calendar was passed, containing the following items: a resolution rescinding the 5% employee compensation concession and 2% person reimbursement for the professional employees group, effective July 1, 2004 and amending the compensation plan for the professional employees group; a resolution amending the authorization, compensation and classification plans- vehicle heavy equipment mechanic trainee; a resolution authorizing the Tri-Cities emergency services association mutual aid agreement for inter-agency cooperation during local disasters and emergencies; a resolution approving the purchase of one CAT420D Backhoe loader; a resolution amending the fiscal year 05/05 annual operating budget; a resolution appointing individuals to serve on the park and recreation commission; a resolution appointing individuals to serve on the arts council; authorizing the city manager to execute a contract agreement with Roma Design Group professional design services for the intermodal station, phase 1B; a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute contract amendment with Alta planning and design for professional design services for a city pedestrian and bicycle plan; and a resolution authorizing the destruction, without duplication, of police personnel records that have exceeded their legal retention.

 
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