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November 18, 2009 > City of Fremont Council

City of Fremont Council

November 10, 2009

Consent Calendar
Accepted and appropriated Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant funding in the amount of $298,980 for the Paseo Padre Electrolier Replacement Project between Thornton Ave. and Walnut Ave. and Decoto Rd and Fremont Blvd.

Ceremonial Items
Dr. Raj Salwan, Chair of the Human Relations Commission, accepted a proclamation honoring and recognizing Make a Difference Day volunteers and sponsors on their behalf.

"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle," by Barbara Kingsolver, adopted by the One Book, One Community Reading program sponsored by the Fremont branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women), Fremont Main Library and Fremont Unified School District. Visit www.AAUWFremontBranch.org/onebook.html, email the program's co-chair Margery Leonard at president@aauw-fremontbranch.org or leave a message on (510) 728-9700.

Council Communications
Mayor Wasserman will invite Tri-City Mayors (Mark Green, Union City and David Smith, Newark) to sponsor a public meeting, tentatively scheduled for January 2010, to discuss reform of the California constitution. Council supported Councilman Bob Wieckowski's suggestion to invite an academic to explain the rationale for and against a constitutional convention.

Public Comment
Mr. Asplind requested a suggestion box to combat ageism. He feels older community members' experience and sagacity are useful but their advice and ideas are often dismissed or ignored. A suggestion box at City Hall would provide some anonymity.

Mayor Bob Wasserman - Yes
Vice-Mayor Anu Natarajan - Yes
Bill Harrison - Yes
Suzanne Lee Chan - Yes
Bob Wieckowski - Yes

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