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April 30, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

April 27, 2010


Flag salute led by Boy Scout Troop #269

Consent Calendar:
Adoption of Uncodified ordinance to allow a one-year pilot project for back-in vehicle parking along portions of Capitol Avenue.

Use of Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds for FY 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.

Increase Janitorial Supply Contract with Unisource for Fy 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 for up to $30,000 each. (Harrison recused)


Ceremonial:
Honor Construction Inspector Mike Christianson for 20 years service

Recognize Linda Randolph for leading the successful effort to avoid closure of the Niles Post Office.


Oral Communications:
A contingent from the California School for the Blind asked the city to consider safety improvements for the corner of Walnut Avenue and Gallaudet. Speakers noted that motorist inattention has led to several accidents and near accidents at that intersection prompting them to ask for city assistance.


Scheduled:
Appeal of Mar large family day care at 36940 Allen Court. Appellant Andrew Brunelli asserted that road conditions would be unsafe for additional traffic associated with a day care facility. Applicant asserted that California Law does not allow consideration of this aspect and financial assistance for road improvements have been offered and rebuffed in the past. The City is allowed to only consider this project in the context of a single family residence.

Appeal Denied (4-0) - Zoning Administrator Permit is upheld.


Appeal of denial of Conditional Use Permit for Sangeetaanjali Music Institute at 4600 Nelson Street. Appellant asserts that use of a single family residence for music lessons and concerts should be permitted. Appellant was not present for the hearing. Staff noted that a building permit for alterations of the existing structure were suspect as plans unfolded and have never been given final approval. Neighborhood residents have indicated that parking by music students and concert attendees is a problem and use of a family residence for this purpose is not in character with the neighborhood.

Appeal Denied (4-0) - Intended use does not comply with zoning and General Plan.

Discussion of draft guidelines for future development of the Warm Springs/South Fremont area. "Guiding Principles" were outlined for incorporation into EDA-funded NUMMI studies. Councilmembers agreed that the first principle listed was of paramount importance: "The City shall actively pursue opportunities which create a high number of high-paying jobs, including technology, manufacturing and professional jobs." Other principles included direction of scale, design, structures, pedestrian and bicycle access, buffers, community input and funding.

Mayor Wasserman cautioned that it may be too soon for detailed discussion. He stated, "Let's avoid planning it before we plan it."

Referrals:
Tim Tran was appointed to the Economic Development Advisory Commission
Susan Anderson was appointed to the George W. Patterson House Advisory Board.


Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice-Mayor Bob Wieckowski Absent
Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Sue Lee Chan Aye

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