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May 28, 2013 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

May 21, 2013

Presentation
Proclaimed May 2013 as Eyeglass Recycling Month; proclamation accepted by the Lions Club which collects used eyeglass frames for the needy in the U.S. and abroad.

Consent Calendar
Adopted a joint resolution confirming redevelopment agency exemption period for Great Mall Sings with Milpitas Redevelopment Project Areas.

Accepted the Association of Bay Area Governments' FY 2012-13 Grant Funds and appropriated $11,400 for the Police Department's operating budget.

Received recommendation to deny $2,000 request for the Sound of Hope Radio Network's Chinese and Asian American Small Business Symposium on May 30, 2013.

Approved placement of a plaque in the Barbara Lee Senior Center honoring those who were instrumental in the Center's construction.

Amended the zoning code to conditionally allow live-work units within the town center zoning district along South Milpitas Boulevard.

Granted final acceptance of City facilities-improvement community center heating, ventilation and air conditioning replacement.

Granted final acceptance of the street resurfacing 2011 and 2012 Ranch Drive.

Approved intention to levy assessment for FY 2013-4 in the amount of $276,676 and provide for Notice of Public Hearing for Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Assessment District No. 95-1, McCarthy Ranch.

Approved intention to levy assessment for FY 2013-14 in the amount of $36,591.24 and provided for Notice of Public Hearing for Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Assessment District No. 98-1, Sinclair Horizon.

Granted initial acceptance of, and reduced the performance bond for, Milpitas City Hall audio/visual system upgrade, to $103,659.

Authorized the City Manager to amend the contract with G&K Services for uniform rental and laundry services for the annual not-to-exceed amount of $5,000.

Received report of emergency repair of the police/public works building emergency generator automatic transfer switch, approved a budget appropriation and authorized staff to pay invoices in the amount of $100,000.

Public Hearing
Police Chief Steve Pangelinan delivered a 2012 crime data report. Burglary and motor vehicle theft have increased by 11 percent and six percent, respectively, but, overall, crime is declining. Citizens are encouraged to consider installation of alarms and surveillance in their homes. About 26 percent of crimes occur at the Great Mall of Milpitas, which pays for three police officers to be present. According to the City Manager, the Mall is behind with their monthly payments.


Public Forum
Dr Dem Nitafan, invited citizens to the Filipino Fiesta and Multicultural Presentation, on behalf of FilAmArts, an organization dedicated to the heritage of Filipino Americans.

Rob Marini accused the City of legal violations for not including a rationale for recent rate hikes.

Thelma Batilo, Lions Club, stated that the organization receives requests from parents of needy children in the district.

Elizabeth Mandiola needs help with a property situation and has not received a response from the City after sending numerous letters. Mayer Esteves agreed to take a look at copies of the letters she had on hand.

Carol Kassab, Chamber of Commerce, announced Milpitas' integral role to help Santa Clara secure the 2016 Super Bowl, thanks to efforts by hotels in the City. Kassab also reminded citizens to attend the State of the City address on May 30, 2013 at the City Community Center.


Mayor Jose Esteves: Aye
Vice Mayor Althea Polanski: Aye
Debbie Giordano: Absent
Armando Gomez: Aye
Carmen Montano: Aye

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