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March 13, 2012 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

March 6, 2012

Flag Salute led by Girl Scout Troop #30700
Commemorate Girl Scout's Week and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts in the USA

Approve additional funding to Osgood Road Improvement project in the amount of $450,000.
Approve an Alameda County Transportation Commission master agreement approval for 10 years.
Appropriate $256,000 signal retiming funds from Clean Air Grant for Fremont Boulevard, Decoto Road, Paseo Padre Parkway and Alvarado Boulevard.
Authorize agreement with Imhof Tractor Services, Inc. not-to-exceed $162,500 for week and waste abatement services.
Convert mayor and council payroll from monthly to bi-weekly.
Vacate a portion of Gateway Boulevard. Give public notice of hearing April 3, 2012.

Other Business
Introduce an ordinance to amend Fremont Municipal Code to re-establish an exemption from business taxes for clean technology businesses for up to two years.

Amend CalPERS to create a two-tier retirement benefit for City employees.

Mid-Year Budget Review addressing the decline of Property Tax (largest City revenue source) noting a decline in "Transfer Tax," trends, assessment decline and revenue assumptions. Wind-down of Redevelopment Agency will have an impact. Transfer to General Fund of redevelopment income will offset some declines. Employee concessions are a critical component of sustainability. A study will be completed by July 1, 2012. Unmet needs include Post-employee benefits, street maintenance, deferred maintenance, Downtown and public safety expenses (fire station 11, police officers).

Proposed FY 2012/13 Budget will be presented to Council May 15, 2012 with public hearings scheduled for June 5 and June 12.

Successor Agency
Adopt an Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule, Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule and fulfill actions necessary by the Dissolution Act (ABX1 26) of the Fremont Redevelopment Agency.

Mayor Gus Morrison Aye
Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Dominic Dutra Aye

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