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February 15, 2011 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

February 10, 2011

Public Hearings:
Approve text amendments to Newark Municipal Code Housing Element to conform to State Law. Changes are associated with Emergency Homeless Shelter provisions, Multi-family projects, Density Bonus and Transitional and Supportive Housing.

Consent:
Allocate anticipated but unknown at this time allotment of Community Development Block Grant funds for 2011-12 fiscal year. Recommendation: Housing Rehabilitation Fund $40,000; Site Acquisition Fund no more than $129,270.

Approve agreement to pay additional fees to Spangle Associates for specialized planning services. Original funds of $15,000 have been expended; an additional $16,600 is requested. The original item was $40,000 but reduced due to budget restrictions.

Approve military leave of absence without pay for Police Officer Tina Knutson for active duty deployment.

Create new employee classifications for General Laborer and Landscape Inspector as an efficiency measure when hiring part-time seasonal temporary positions.

Council Matters:
A Budget Work Session has been scheduled for Thursday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Mayor Smith commented that at a recent meeting of Bay Area mayors, state and federal reduction proposals were discussed and the League of California Cities believes the some of the Governor's suggestions for budget control are unconstitutional. He noted that he and others have "no idea where the bouncing ball will stop."

Mayor David Smith Aye
Vice Mayor Luis Freitas Aye
Alan Nagy Aye
Ana Apodaca Aye
Alberto Huezo Aye

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