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November 4, 2009 > City of Union City

City of Union City

October 27, 2009

Consent Calendar
Supported Eden Housing's application for financing from the Green Retrofit Program for Multifamily Housing, sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for energy-efficient improvements at Wisteria Place and Rosewood Apts., and consented to track additional liens to HUD. Eden Housing is behind on its repayments on a $1.6M loan from the Redevelopment Agency (RDA). A HUD loan would make retrofitting possible on the senior units built with the RDA loan. Payments to the RDA would continue to be delayed and also be tracked. The fiscal impact is projected as low and would not be a problem in the near future.

City Manager authorized to manage all refund claims exempt from the Tort Claims Act. According to the City's municipal code, the Council must take action on claims against the City for money, damages or refunds. The City Manager has been made responsible for resolving small claims to save time and reduce the burden on the Council. There is no fiscal impact.

Public Hearings
An ordinance, originally placing a moratorium on drug paraphernalia stores, also known as "head shops," for 45 days has been extended by 10 months and 15 days. The extension is pending a review and/or amendment of zoning regulations applicable to such businesses. There is no fiscal impact.

City Manager Reports
Proposal made by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to be recognized as a formal organization, have its bylaws approved, and approve the creation of a volunteer Board of Directors. The Council declined to approve the recommendations, preferring to wait for a revised proposal to be presented at the first November meeting.

Update given for the Masonic Homes Flatlands Project review process. A ballot measure will be added to the November 2010 ballot. There have been 11 different public reviews. There may be four Council and Planning Commission meetings over the winter and spring.

Fiscal impact analysis of the Masonic Homes Flatlands Project presented and discussed. Costs (negative impacts to the City's funds) and revenues (fiscal benefit to the City) considered.

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

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