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February 15, 2011 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

February 8, 2011

Proclamations and Presentations
Recognized Avalon Schultz (General Government), Corporal Victor Derting (Pubic Safety) and Jesus Garcia (Public Works Maintenance/Leisure Services/Transit) as 2010 Employees of the Year.

Superintendent Kari McVeigh presented on the proposed New Haven Unified School District Parcel Tax Special Election for May 3, 2011. The mail-in ballot requires two-thirds' approval of Measure B by New Haven voters to raise approximately $3M annually to preserve quality instructional time, maintain educational and after-school activities and minimize increases in class sizes and reductions to the school year. The proposed annual assessment, collected via local property tax bills, would be $180 per parcel ($15 per month) with exemptions for seniors and the disabled and a four-year term. A citizens' oversight committee would review spending. The parcel tax revenue could not fund administrators' salaries.

Consent Calendar
Modified existing appropriation and re-appropriated 2009 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula funds of $$4,856 to purchase 400 MHZ UHF portable hand pack radios.

MuniServices designated as Union City's authorized representative to examine Board of Equalization sales and use tax records.

Endorsed 2011 New Haven Unified School District Parcel Tax May 3, 2011, special election).

Public Hearings
Introduced an Ordinance to amend Municipal Code in respect of bingo games for charity to conform with the California Revenue and Taxation Code and State Penal Code.

City Manager Reports
Directed staff on form of Council Retreat for March 5, 2011 (Holly Community Center).

Oral Communications
Carol Dutra-Vernaci reported on last month's Alameda County Housing Authority. Her final meeting as Union City's representative will be February 9.

Susie Garcia sought clarification on the funding process for the proposed city-owned swimming pool project.

Barry Ferrier reminded everyone of the importance of providing input to the Alameda Countywide Transportation Plan, a 25-year document that is updated every four years and sets out the strategy for meeting transportation needs for all Alameda County residents and visitors. For a schedule of public meetings or how to contact the Alameda Country Transportation Commission to make comment, visit

Mayor Mark Green - Yes
Vice Mayor - Jim Navarro - Yes
Emily Duncan - Yes
Lorin Ellis - Absent
Pat Gacoscos - Yes

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