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May 11, 2010 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

City of Milpitas
May 4, 2010

Proclamation presented to foster parents Linda Pasters and Angel Morse, proclaiming May 2010 as Foster Care Month.

Proclamation presented to Carla Kearin, accepted by Samantha Beard, recognizing the American Cancer Society's "Paint Our Town Purple" on May 27 and Relay for Life Days, June 19-20.

Consent Calendar
Approved a Contract with Group 4 Architecture, Research and Planning, Inc. for feasibility and conceptual design of the proposed Milpitas Silicon Valley Conference Center, and appropriated $317,310 to the Economic Development Division budget. The first phase will be to complete a Market Demand Study, starting with a meeting with local hoteliers.

Approved Mayor Livengood's recommendations for appointments/re-appointments to five Milpitas Commissions.

Waived the second readings and adopted two ordinances approving the Sixth Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Great Mall Redevelopment Project, and the Thirteenth Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for Milpitas Redevelopment Project Area No. 1.

Public Hearings
Certified Final Environmental Impact Report for the 2009 Water and Sewer Master Plan Updates and adopted the Statement of Overriding Considerations, and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and adopted a Resolution Approving the 2009 Water and Sewer Master Plan Updates. Issues that require mitigation are noise and traffic caused by construction.

Joint Council and Redevelopment Agency
Received Financial Status Report for the nine months ended March 31, 2010 from Finance Director Emma Karlen.

Approved an Affordable Housing Grant request from LIFT Zone property owners for neighborhood improvements. The properties consist of 16 four-unit apartment buildings, owned by eight owners, between Adams Ave. and East Calaveras Blvd. The grant consists of approximately $250,000 of matching funds in exchange for 32 of the 64 units to be available as affordable housing units for low- and moderate-income households.

Approved amendments to the Regulatory Agreement and associated agreements with Western Pacific Housing to establish an equity-sharing program at the Paragon Residential project. Twenty moderate-income units will be used in a pilot for the home equity-sharing program.

Approved the Mayor's request to form a Citizens Budget Task Force of seven citizens or business representatives to recommend to Council a plan to balance city revenues and expenditures by FY 2012-13.

Approved the Public Art Committee's recommended four interior art project proposal pieces for the new Senior Center, as recommended by the City Council's Neighborhood and Education Subcommittee. Total project cost is $22,300.

Mayor Bob Livengood - Yes
Vice-Mayor Pete McHugh - Yes
Debbie Giordano - Yes
Armando Gomez - Yes
Althea Polanski - Yes

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