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December 10, 2013 > Milpitas City Council Meeting

Milpitas City Council Meeting

December 3, 2013

Recognition of North American Punjabi Association and 100th anniversary of the Ghadar party, formed to liberate India from British rule.

Recognition of Milpitas Executive Lions Club for participation in ÒAdopt-a-SpotÓ program.

Certificate of appreciation to JDS Uniphase for volunteer work in Milpitas.

Approve reappointment of Barbara Ebright and Mary Banick to Senior Advisory Commission.
Approve $115,000 of fire prevention budget to fund permanent full-time inspector.
Approve $500 donation to toy program.

Adopt ordinance to add provisions for emergency shelters, transitional housing, single room occupancies, supportive housing and reasonable accommodations.

Adopt a resolution granting initial acceptance of South Main Street Median Improvements project and reducing faithful performance bond to $51,900.

Adopt a resolution to declare weeds on certain properties to be a public nuisance and hold a hearing on January 7, 2014.

Public Hearings
Accept report on water systemÕs public health goals. All samples met state and federal standards with regards to bacteria, physical properties, and chemicals, etc; but not the public health goal levels: coliform and lead levels too high.

Introduce ordinance to restrict single-use carry-out plastic bags. After a long public hearing, council moved to deny staffÕs recommendation. 3 Aye, 2 Nay (Esteves, Montano)

Conduct public hearing for review of Community Development Block Grant priorities.

Unfinished Business
Receive update report on Milpitas 60th anniversary celebration. Festivities will begin January 25 with a gala event. The event is currently budgeted at $51,000.

Reports of Mayor and Commissions
The first annual Milpitas car show exceeded expectations, and featured 27 sponsors including PeetÕs Coffee and Honda of Milpitas.

Consider introduction of ordinance limiting campaign contribution account transfers in excess of $250 per donor. 3 Aye, 2 Nay (Esteves, Gomez)

Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to set terms under which police officers can work as reserve officers at Santa Clara Stadium. 4 Aye, 1 Absent (Giordano)

Mayor Josˇ Esteves: 4 Aye, 2 Nay
Vice-Mayor Althea Polanski: Aye
Debra Indihar-Giordano: 5 Aye, 1 absent
Armando Gomez: 5 Aye, 1 Nay
Carmen Montano: 5 Aye, 1 Nay

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