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September 27, 2011 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

September 22, 2011

Proclamations:
Declared September 24-October 1 Banned Books Week celebrating freedom to read diverse literature

Proclaim October 15 as White Cane Day to celebrate the achievements of blind and visually-impaired people

Presentation by East Bay Regional Park District Director Ayn Wieskamp to promote "Healthy Parks, Health People" campaign and Newark's use of Measure WW funds.


Public Hearings:
Approve amendment to Conditional Use Permit for building expansion of Emmanuel Mission Church at 5885 Smith Street.

Approve Conditional Use Permit for Safari Kid preschool at 34887 Newark Boulevard

Approve amendment to a Conditional Use Permit for construction of a new convenience store at 6104 Jarvis Avenue.

Approve a Conditional Use Permit for a beverage container recycling facility by Green Light Recycling in the parking lot of Lido Faire Shopping Center (Cedar Boulevard and Newark Boulevard)


Consent:
Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with City of Union City to integrate Special Weapons and Tactics Teams of both cities.


Pulled from Consent:
Sign a research agreement with Cal Poly Corporation to conduct research on Newark General Plan update. A seasoned professor and graduate students will gather data, conduct focus groups and community meetings as a preliminary approach to modification of the General Plan. Public comment (Margaret Lewis) questioned whether the professor is qualified and voiced concerns of student involvement. Council and staff response indicated professor qualifications were more than adequate and staff oversight would assure direction and work quality.

Redevelopment Agency:
Approve Enforcement Obligation Payment Schedule filed with State of California


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

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