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September 16, 2009 > Union City Council

Union City Council

September 8, 2009

Leisure Services announced the following Youth Violence Prevention appointments: Patricia Abadesco (Program Manager); Sergio Abundis (Case Manager); Fabiola Camarillo (Youth Employment Counselor); Kimberly Doe (Youth & Family Volunteer); Artria Lewis (Lead Outreach Worker); Kim Vy Ly (Youth & Family Volunteer); Kristie Potter (Intervention Counselor); Tito Rodriguez (Outreach Worker); Sarah Sohail (Youth & Family Volunteer) and Adrian Valadez (Intervention Counselor).

Union City Police Department Chaplain Albert Valencia honored for his leadership, generosity, and support of the services for Baby Mateo Esperanza.

Councilman Richard Valle, founder and CEO of Tri-Cities Economic Development Corporation (Tri-CED) recognized for his contributions to the community and those in surrounding areas. He has received a 2009 James Irvine Leadership Award.

Consent Calendar

City to provide $20,000 funding for Eden Information & Referral's (I&R) 2-1-1 information and referral service in Alameda County. This amount will be appropriated for FY 2009-2010 from the unencumbered General Fund Reserve.

Contract to underground aerial facilities between Whipple Road and Decoto Road along Mission Blvd has been awarded to MCH Electric Inc., Tracy, CA in the amount of $810,723.75.

Contract for infrastructure improvements in the Intermodal Station District awarded to Gallagher & Burke, Inc., Oakland, CA in the base bid amount of $2,880,864 and total amount of $3,431,552. Project includes installation of new roadways including curb and gutter, pavement, storm drain system, sanitary system, water system with fire suppression amenities, trees, irrigation, landscaping, LED street lighting and the greenway on top of the existing Line M box culvert. New sidewalks, irrigation, and trees adjacent to the lot will be installed in the future. A pedestrian promenade and plaza will be a separate contract when Mid-Peninsula Housing coalition is close to finishing its first phase of work. TOD Infrastructure grant monies and Redevelopment Agency funds will finance this project.

City Manager Reports

Mayor Green noted opponents to the Masonic Homes Flatlands Project seem to consist of the same people at every appearance. He believes this representation is minimal and may not represent the opinions of the City's residents. Since Measure II passed many years ago, a significant number of citizens have left the community and many new citizens moved to the City. Issues, opinions, and attitudes of current residents may have changed, so to revisit the issue in November of 2010 will offer voters the opportunity to express their opinion about how this land to be used.

The City Council approved changes to the FY 2008-09 Operating Budget and Q4 FY 2008-09 budget and actuals, amendment of General Fund and 911 Fund expenditure allocations and revenue estimates, and disbursement report for April 1 - June 30, 2009.

Mayor Mark Green - Yes
Vice-Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci - Yes
Manny Fernandez - Yes
Jim Navarro - Yes
Richard Valle - Yes

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