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August 17, 2010 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

August 3, 2010

Flag ceremony performed by Troop 92, Boys Scout of America Milpitas.

Grand opening of Barbara Lee Senior Center scheduled for 10-11.30 a.m. on August 14 at 40 S. Milpitas Blvd.

Public Hearings:
Accepted the 2010 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant of $18,517 for front-line law enforcement services, equipment, and supplies. The grant will be used to purchase a license plate-reader system.

Weed Abatement assessments 2009 to be added to tax assessment bills if property owners fail to remove weeds. The County Agriculture and Environmental Management Department to abate the weeds at property owner's expense.

Other Business:
Received presentation by Richard Santos, Chair of Santa Clara County Valley Water District Board of Directors.

Unfinished Business:
Approved nominations list for Senior Center vestibule art.

Joint Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and City Council Meeting:

Progress report on Barbara Lee Senior Center - the facility opens for business on August 23. The project was completed on time and under budget by approximately $2M which pays for almost a third of the city's recent park-designated land purchase.

Approved and adopted a joint resolution for an Owner Participation Agreement with Integral Communities and adopted the Negative Declaration for the McCandless Mixed Use Project in the McCandless Center Point District. The 23-acre development will have 1,328 housing units and 92,000 sq. ft. of retail space. $122M of property tax increment during the life of the Project Area and $31M of impact fees are expected. The build-timeline proposes constructing the first two housing unit buildings and all the retail space to be completed within six years. The remaining four housing-unit buildings would be completed within 10 years.

Reviewed building program feasibility study for the Milpitas Silicon Valley Conference Center. The feasibility study specifies 200-500 occupancy capacities for corporate and public meetings, banquets, consumer shows, arts and cultural events and sporting programs. The 570 Alder St. building would be developed to provide 49,000-61,000 square feet. A parking impact study reveals no adverse parking issues. A cost-model per square foot feasibility report will be presented at the September 5 RDA-Council meeting.

Received the FY 2010-11 Final Budget and 2010-2015 Final Capital Improvement Program.

Reports of Mayor and Council:
Approved Mayor's recommendations for various appointments/re-appointments to Commissions and Task Force.

Deferred review of Council Conduct Handbook by the Council subcommittee until after the November 2 election.

New Business:
Approved a Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 1998 to phase out single-use carryout bags, as per the Recycling and Source Reduction Advisory Commission's recommendation, City's state representatives and Gov. Schwarzenegger.

Bids and Contracts:
Awarded the bid for four 2011 and a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors to Salinas Valley Ford in the maximum amount of $162,577.

Authorized City Manager to execute a Master Agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) relating to the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Program Berryessa Extension Project.

Public Forum:
Bill Ferguson has filed an FPPC complaint and a City of Milpitas complaint regarding 98 campaign contributions violations. Ferguson charges several building developers - Phan Development Corporation, Mathewson Developer and Fairfield Homes Inc. of violating three campaign-contribution categories, viz. over-limit contribution of $350 per person, both an individual and the company contributing campaign funds and false company names contributing funds. He requested the City Attorney investigate these violations.

Mayor Robert Livengood - Yes
Vice Mayor Peter McHugh - Yes
Debbie Giordano - Yes
Armando Gomez - Yes
Althea Polanski - Yes

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