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July 19, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

July 12, 2011

Consent Calendar:
Authorize a two-year contract for services funded through First 5 Alameda County for $120,000. Funds are to be used for the Infant Toddler Program (Fremont, Newark, Union City) providing mental health services for children age five or younger without health insurance coverage and a Preschool Parent Academy with Fremont Unified School District.

Approve agreement with County of Alameda for collection of 2011/12 taxes and assessments.

Award a contract of $158,440 to Tri-Signal Integration, Inc. for fire alarm upgrades in five public buildings including Central Park Fabbri Field Snack Bar, Centerville Park Community Center, Cultural Arts Commission Building, Los Cerritos Community Center and Museum of Local History.

Amend lease for operation of Fremont Park Golf Center to allow maintenance operation only during specified winter months with option for full operation when requested. This will alter the current fee schedule to relieve VB Golf IV, LLC of a portion of current rental expenses.

Honor Barbara Lee for her heroic action saving the life of a Fremont resident who was drowning. Her quick response to pull the victim from a swimming pool and issue an urgent call for a rescue crew was a life-saving difference. Police Chief Craig Steckler commended Ms. Lee.

Public Communications:
Gail Blalock of the Olive Hyde Art Guild reminded citizens that the Members Juried Art Show will be at the gallery beginning this weekend and Serra Center art students will hold an exhibition on Sunday.

Margaret Thornberry of Fremont Cultural Arts Council asked the council and citizens to remember to visit the Islamic Art Exhibit at the Fremont Library.

Several representatives of SEIU Local 1021 asked the council to release the "sustainability study" that would shed light on the current fiscal crisis and to be fair when considering sacrifices from employees. SEIU members believe they are carrying an inordinate share of personnel budget cuts.

Other Business:
Approve an ordinance to "opt in" to the Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program under ABx1 27. Results of this action are clouded by anticipated legal action by the League of California Cities and California Redevelopment Association which will challenge the validity of both ABx1 26 (Dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies) and ABx1 27 (Voluntary Program). Issuance of revenue bonds for the Irvington BART station is in doubt since a necessary legal opinion is unavailable at this time.

Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice Mayor Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Anu Natarajan (via teleconference) Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Dominic Dutra Aye

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