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March 6, 2012 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

February 28, 2012

Proclamations and Presentations

Recognize 2011 Employee of the Year recipients: Brian Gallagher (General Government), Officer Bruce Vance (Public Safety) and Marissa Vera (Leisure Services/Public Works)

Consent Calendar
Authorize City Manager to execute a contract amendment for operations and maintenance with MV Transportation (Union City Transit and Paratransit services) for FY 2012-13.
Authorize Staff to contract with Alameda County for housing rehabilitation services

Public Hearings
Extend an Urgency Ordinance for a temporary moratorium on the establishment and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries for 10 months and 15 days.

City Manager Reports
Discuss zoning ordinance restrictions on tobacco sales near sensitive uses, available policy options and impact of each alternative on American Lung Association local rating. Public comment was divided between proponents of current regulations and Shell Station operator and employee to exempt them from restriction of tobacco sales. Council comments appeared to favor an ordinance change including a service station exemption. If no changes are enacted, the applicant can pursue a Zoning Text Amendment to allow tobacco sales.

Mayor Mark Green Absent
Vice Mayor Pat Gacoscos Aye
Jim Navarro Aye
Emily Duncan Aye
Lorrin Ellis Aye

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