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October 26, 2004 > Union City Council October 12, 2004

Union City Council October 12, 2004

by Jeremy Inman

A resolution was passed in honor of Lt. Rod Romano upon his retirement from the Police Department after 27 years with Union City. A resolution was also passed honoring educator Tommie Lindsay for winning the McArthur Foundation Award. An annual update was given by the Union Sanitary District to inform the council of current activity and upcoming progress.

A motion was made appealing a decision by the Planning Commission to deny site development review for the construction of a new Vietnamese bakery on Dyer Street near the Alvarado Boulevard intersection. A report regarding U.S. citizenship requirements for City Commissions was held for the next meeting. A motion was made to allow staff the time to develop an implementation plan that would cost out and explain the implementation process for beginning to cure the blight of the Contempo neighborhood. The report identified a number of social, physical, governance and management issues that the plan would attempt to address. The council voted 5-0 to accept the plan as a second phase to the solution.

A motion was made to insure that the condition of the buildings in Union City's landmark historic preservation overlay zone be checked every 18 months.

Items passed on the consent calendar included a resolution in support of Measure AA, which is an earthquake insurance policy for the Bay Area, that will protect the investment in the BART system by providing essential funding for the BART Earthquake Safety Program; a resolution approving plans and specifications for an annual tree-pruning and removal program to service public right-of-way and on public properties; a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a professional services agreement for MTC Pavement Management program implementation and pavement condition update with Santec Consulting Inc.; and an ordinance mending Title 2 of the Union City Municipal Code to eliminate the requirement for a member of the City Council and a member of the New Haven School District Board of Education to select one of its members to serve as an ex officio non-voting member of the Arts Council, the ordinance eliminated the requirement for ex-officio members.

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