October 19, 2010 > Union City City Council
Union City City Council
October 12, 2010
Proclamations and Presentations
October 15, 2010 recognized as "White Cane Safety Day".
October 24, 2010 recognized as "End Polio Now Day".
Presentation about the Route 84 Niles Canyon Safety Improvement Project by Caltrans. The project is scheduled to last from December 2010 until 2014. Total capital cost is $36M. The project will be funded by the State Highway Operations and Protection Program.
Food Scrap Recycling for Business Program - during the program's first year (starting July 2009) almost 40 local businesses took advantage of the new service and low rates subsidized by the city. Participants include Rose Garden and Pho Pasteur. More than 600 tons a year of food scraps and other organic material have been diverted.
Amended Conflict of Interest Code of non-elected officials and designated employees of Union City. Several positions were eliminated and new ones added.
Awarded contract to Central Tow and All-ways Tow for the police rotational towing and non-exclusive police towing franchise.
City Manager Reports
Received a status report on Station District projects and provided comments on the East Plaza, interim pedestrian promenade and pedestrian connection to the Shelton property. The streets are under construction for Phase 1 and 65 percent of the construction documents are complete for Phase 2. Funding is through grants and matching agency funds.
Good of the Order
Manny Fernandez noted that loitering is increasing in front of businesses in the city. He requested Council and the Police Department to do what they could to discourage it.
Carol Dutra-Vernaci attended an event for Washington Hospital. Fremont Bank pledged 1.5M for the Morris Hyman Critical Care Unit.
Mayor attended a meeting of the League of Women Voters in Fremont. The discussion included Ohlone College's Measure G and Fremont Unified School District's Measure K.
Mayor Mark Green -Yes
Vice Mayor Richard Valle -Yes
Carol Dutra-Vernaci -Yes
Manny Fernandez -Yes
Jim Navarro -Yes