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January 17, 2012 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

January 10, 2012

Special Meeting
Open forum to comment about Mayor Bob Wasserman who passed away December 29, 2011.

Consent Calendar:
Authorize amendment increasing contract with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Inc. from $90,000 to $120,900 for medical evaluation services for Fire Department wellness as approved in 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

Authorize purchase of turnouts from JAECO Fire and Safety at bid-specified prices not to exceed $244,915.91.

Accept financial transaction report from Fremont Redevelopment Agency.

Ceremonial Items:
Recognize the Niles Cultural Banner Program.

Other Business:
Consider and comment on countywide Transportation Expenditure Plan to support transportation issues of infrastructure, mass transit options, transit oriented development, bicycle/pedestrian support and local projects. Legislation allows voter approval of sales tax increase but only during this year. Otherwise, new State legislation is necessary. Adoption of plan by County Transportation Commission in January, approval by cities and adoption in May with a request to Board of Supervisors to place on June ballot.

Discuss options and decide if and how to fill Mayoral vacancy. Given the restrictions of a General Law City, the council may not create a council with three appointees. Since one seat is currently held by an appointee, if any elected councilpersons were appointed to the seat, appointing another councilmember to fill that vacancy would exceed the allowable number. It was decided to request applications due by January 17 at 5 p.m. from outside the council for candidates to interview for the position of Mayor. That position would be held until the General Election in November. Following review of applications, a special meeting of the council will be held Monday, January 23 to decide on a selection process. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 30 at 5 p.m.

Elect the City of Fremont as the successor agency and/or housing agency of the Fremont Redevelopment Agency.

Council Referral:
Councilmember Dutra suggested that councilmembers tour of projects that reflect development opportunities and difficulties as portions of Fremont transform in character from suburban to urban environments. The tour would examine land use, especially parking, context and massing in "real world" project designs.

Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Yes
Bill Harrison Yes
Suzanne Lee Chan Yes
Dominic Dutra Yes

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