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July 30, 2013 > Union City City Council Meeting

Union City City Council Meeting

July 23, 2013

Proclamations and Presentations
The city council viewed a presentation on the city of Baybay, Leyet, Philippines as a possible "sister city." Currently, Union City has similar relationships with Santa Rosalia, Mexico, Jalandhar, India, Chiang Rai, Thailand, and another city in the Philippines, Pasay.

Consent Calendar
Designate Baybay as a Sister City. This item was removed for further discussion not affecting the outcome.

Accept work for East Plaza Improvements and Union City Boulevard Parking Lot Improvements, City Projects No. 10-13 and 12-15.

Authorize the city attorney to prepare an agreement with all taxing entities whereby the city will divide land sale proceeds of successor agency-owned parcels in proportion to a taxing agency's share of property tax receipts. This item was removed for further discussion not affecting the outcome.

Acting as the successor to the Redevelopment Agency, amend the grant agreement with Tropics Mobile home Park/Millennium Housing.

Approve funding obligation to BART for Union City intermodal for phase II of the BART project.


City Manager Reports
City Attorney Ben Reyes reported on laws governing tobacco sales, following up a presentation on the May 28 meeting. According to Reyes, cigarettes can only be sold in packs of 20, not individually unlike cigars and cigarillos. Reyes recommended adopting city ordinance placing similar restrictions on these products, but the council agreed only to do so with cigarillos. They also agreed to ban flavored cigars and cigarillos.

Establish digging and erosion control regulations of city construction projects.

Modify Section 12.28 of the Public Parks and Recreation code.


Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci: Aye
Vice-Mayor Emily Duncan: Aye
Councilmember Lorrin Ellis: Aye
Councilmember Pat Gacoscos: Aye
Councilmember Jim Navarro: Aye

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