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March 19, 2013 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

March 14, 2013

Presentations and Proclamations:
Commendation for Newark Team 5185 Topsy Turvy - Ignatious Hoh, Mira Partha and Victoria Yuan - in Northern California First Tech Challenge Championship held at Newark Memorial High School on February 24. They and two other teams in their "Alliance," won the Winning Alliance trophy.

Consent:
Second reading of amendment to Title 17 of Zoning text in the Newark Municipal Code
Authorize one-year extension of auditing services by Badawi & Associates
Approve extension of Alameda County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program until May 2023. On average, Newark receives approximately $34,000 per year for 600 abandoned vehicles
Amend 2012-14 Biennial Budget to allocate $5,000 for 2012-2013 recycling promotion materials and $20,000 for 2013-2014


Removed from Consent:
Approve bid and award to Marina Landscape, Inc. for Lakeshore Park irrigation renovation. Public speaker asked if low bid was suspect because of significant difference from other bids and if the monetary difference would be used for Lakeshore Park projects. Staff response was that "responsible" bids are acceptable and the economic conditions and expansion efforts had a bearing on the low bid. Monies saved by the difference between the engineering estimates and bid will be part of the General Fund, not specifically allocated to Lakeshore Park.

Councilmember Marshall requested a cost/benefit review of future agreements for Music at the Grove.


Non Consent:
Adopt Complete Streets Policy that makes streets "safe and convenient" for all users. This is required by Alameda County Transportation Commission and Metropolitan Transportation Commission in order to be eligible for local transporation sales tax, vehicle registration fee funding and One Bay Area grant funds.


City Council Matters:
The Mayor noted Stage 1 performances beginning March 15 of Once Upon A Mattress.


Public Comment:
League of Women Voters Sunshine Week promoting transparent government March 10-16
Invite Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski for work session to discuss water quality concerns


Mayor Alan Nagy Aye
Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye
Luis Freitas Aye
Maria "Sucy" Collazo Absent
Robert Marshall Aye

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