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April 22, 2014 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

April 15, 2014

Consent Calendar:
Apply for and accept Transportation Development Act funds for Ellsworth Street sidewalk and bikeway improvement.
Authorize construction management agreement with S&C Engineers, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $1,380,484 for Niles Blvd. bridge replacement project.
Continue participation in Alameda County HOME program for three years.
Authorize submission of application for $2 million of grant funds from Local Housing Trust Fund Program.
Amend special events ordinance to prohibit disruptive behavior at special events.
Update Building, Planning and Engineering fee schedule.
Approve CDBG funding for FY 2014/15 and FY 2015/16. (Anu Ð recuse)
Approve General Plan amendment to change land use of .51-acre site at 38437 Mission Blvd. from medium-density residential to general commercial and multi-family residence to allow demolition of single-family residence and construction of 5,200 square foot medical office building.

Ceremonial Items:
Declare California Safe Digging Month. Citizens urged to call 8-1-1 when preparing to excavate on their property.

Public Communications:
United Neighborhoods Outreach spoke of their assistance available to Seniors

Scheduled Items:
Approve appeal of Planning Commission denial of General Plan amendment to change land use designation of 16.3-acre site from Industrial-Tech to Commercial-Regional to allow CarMax at 44100 Christy Street. Planning Commission denied due to 3-2 vote in favor but approval needed four affirmative votes - a majority of members (present and absent) Ð to move forward. Comments by council spoke of a balance of land use and economic development and favored approval. Design was discussed with comments of a ÒTesla-typeÓ design and Òfun and creative architectureÓ rather than a boxy look.

Other Business:
Approve intention to amend contract between California Public EmployeesÕ Retirement System and City to revise cost-sharing of Fire Safety employees.

Council Communications:
Chan Referral to direct Staff to do a comprehensive analysis of City and regional efforts to promote affordable housing.

Harrison appointment of Rhonda Richardson to George W. Patterson House Advisory Board as Citizen at Large.

Mayor Bill Harrison Aye
Vice Mayor Vinnie Bacon Aye
Anu Natarajan Aye (1 recusal)
Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Raj Salwan Aye

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