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March 1, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

February 22, 2011

Consent Calendar:
Approve cost sharing arrangement with Union Sanitary District for Warren Avenue and Kato Road Grade Separation Project.

Authorize $405,000 in Bicycle Transportation Account funds for Central Park/Union Pacific Railroad Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing project. City match is $45,000. Appropriate Bicycle Transportation Account grant funds for this project and approve a 10% match.

Authorize carpet replacement for Family Resource Center awarded to Shaw Industries, Inc. in the amount of $190,000.

Recognize Police Department Systems Manager pam Lutzinger for 30 years of service.

Public Communications:
A Measure B Watchdog Committee workshop will be held February 28.

Redevelopment Agency and City Council:
Authorization requested to purchase city-owned properties including the former Corporation Yard - approximately $8 Million - and a one-acre parcel adjacent to new Fire Station 6 in Centerville for $1,720,000.

***With unsatisfactory answers to funding gaps and uncertain low income housing plans for these properties, the request was denied.***

Items removed from Consent:
Authorize staff to initiate a process with California Department of Transportation to prohibit truck transportation (except for local delivery needs) on Niles Canyon Road. Appropriate $30,000 from Congestion Management Program Account.

Other Business:
Consider initiation of a rotational tow contract with qualified tow operators for the City of Fremont. The previous use of three contracts for separate zones within the City will not be used. Approved with the modification that his plan will be implemented for a trial 18 month period.

Adopt a guide for council of 2011 legislative and funding priorities. This covers a broad range of topics - legislative, economic development, election procedures, employee relations, environment, homeland security and public safety, human services, land use, parks and recreation, redevelopment and housing, revenue and taxation, telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure, and funding priorities.

Appoint Arvind Ravichandran and Angela Turner to the Senior Citizens Commission.

Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye (Nay on Redevelopment request)
Vice Mayor Sue Lee Chan Aye (Nay on Redevelopment request)
Anu Natarajan Aye (Nay on Redevelopment request)
Bill Harrison Aye (Nay on Redevelopment request)
Dominic Dutra Aye (Nay on Redevelopment request)

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