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April 30, 2013 > Union City City Council Meeting

Union City City Council Meeting

April 23, 2013

Proclamations and Presentations
Recognized April 14 through 20, 2013 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Mayor Dutra-Vernaci presented Union City Police commander Benjamin Horner, who praised the work of 911 dispatchers.

Recognized April 27, 2013 as Arbor Day in the city of Union City. The mayor presented a certificate to Public Works Superintendent Rick Sealana, who informed the meeting that the city has planted 557 trees in the last year.

Recognized May 10 through 19, 2013 as the 17th Annual East Bay Affordable Housing Week in the city. The mayor presented Apolonio Munoz of Midpen Housing with a certificate honoring the organization and mentioning a $65 million affordable housing unit.


Consent Calendar
Adopted a resolution initiating proceedings for the levy and collection of assessments for the citywide Landscape & Lighting District No. 3 for fiscal year 2013/2014.

Adopted a resolution of the Board of the Successor Agency to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Union City, authorizing the executive director to execute a contract amendment to the California Housing Finance Authority Housing, Housing Enabled by Local Partnerships loan number 010703-16 for the Alma Via Assisted Living Facility.

Adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute contract extensions with public parking associates Data Ticket, Answer Connect, Wendell Williams & Lick, and digital Payment Technologies to continue providing public parking services for the station district.

Adopted city project no. 13-15: a resolution for the award of contract for purchase of two 2013 Ford F150 pickup trucks for the Union City Public Works Department and authorized the decommissioning and auctioning of old vehicles.


City Manager Reports
Planning Manager Carmela Campbell delivered a presentation explaining the process of discerning the environmental impact of a project or bill, as the 1970 California Environmental Quality Act requires the state and all local governments to do so.

Deputy City Manager Tony Acosta delivered an informal report on the City Council Retreat scheduled for May 18, 2013 from noon until 4 p.m. The retreat will not have a single theme, but rather touch upon a variety of issues.


Items Referred by Council
Councilmember Navarro and Vice-Mayor Duncan attended the general assembly of Association of Bay Area Governments on April 18, which focused on city planning.


Oral Communications
David Mesa and Joseph Gaclula of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California spoke to promote the organization's free legal clinic, which will take place on May 2, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ralph and Mary Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA 94587.

Hugh McNamara thanked the city for installing beeping sounds in a pair of signal lights.

Barry Ferrier feels PG&E's traffic control is inadequate for those driving northbound on Union City Blvd at Dyer.


Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci: Yes
Vice Mayor Emily Duncan: Yes
Councilmember Lorrin Ellis: Absent during consent calendar
Councilmember Pat Gacoscos: Yes
Councilmember Jim Navarro: Yes

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