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March 17, 2010 > City of Newark

City of Newark

March 11, 2010

Presentations and Proclamations
March 11 was proclaimed as Boy Scouts of America Day in Newark.

Alameda County Congestion Management Agency's (CMA) presentation for the introduction of a vehicle registration fee (VRF) of $10 per vehicle for local street and transportation improvements in Alameda County did not occur. CMA intends to place a VRF measure, requiring a simple majority of 50 percent + 1 to pass, on the November 2010 ballot.

Public Hearings
Approved abandoning a portion of Filbert Street right-of-way south of Central Avenue

Approved removal of second dwelling units in residential districts as a conditional use

City Manager Reports
Awarded contract to All Star Building Maintenance, Inc., for janitorial services in city
Buildings in the amount of $275,826

Awarded contract to Coast Landscape Management for Park and Landscape Maintenance Services in the proposed amount of $39,988 for a contract of approximately three-and-a-half months.

Council Matters
Meeting adjourned in the memory of Newark resident, Paul Newton Manley Jr. (1920-2010) who was an Alameda County Sheriff's Reserve Officer in the early 1950's. He served for more than 20 years and was awarded a "Gold" lieutenant's shield.

Oral Communications
Residents made suggestions and expressed concern over the city's decision to reduce maintenance services in three of the city's parks - Bridgepointe Park, Mayhews Landing and Mirabeau Park

Mayor David Smith - Yes
Vice-Mayor Alberto Huezo - Yes
Ana Apodaca - Yes
Luis Freitas - Yes
Al Nagy - Absent

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