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May 13, 2014 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

May 8, 2014

Presentations and Proclamations:
Introduce recently hired General Laborer Brandon Gordon and recently promoted Building Mechanic I Jose Rodriguez
Proclaim May 18-24 as National Public Works Week Ð Director of Public Works Peggy Claassen accepted proclamation
Proclaim May 18-24 as National Emergency Medical Services Week Ð Alameda County Fire personnel accepted proclamation
Proclaim May 18-24 as National Police Week in Newark

Presentation by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski on ÒState of the StateÓ
Wieckowski noted that legislation must be completed in each house of the state by May 30 to Òstay aliveÓ
Fourth on time budget expected - $1.4 billion
Topics of high interest: drought relief, water bond, Infrastructure Financing Districts to replace Redevelopment, Measure BB, Fees on real estate documents to fund affordable housing, sustainable strategies.


Public Hearings:
Approve permits and waive application fees for Halal Food & Eid Festival at NewPark Mall August 9, 2014

Consider development of 217 residential units on approximately 21.4 acre project site (Trumark Homes) Ð heard public comment; continued item to a future date
Consider development of 27 residential units on approximately 2.14 acre project site
(Trumark Homes) Ð heard public comment; continued item to a future date
Public comment was concerned with traffic, safety vehicle access and toxic cleanup. A speaker who describes himself as a ÒNewark VoterÓ spoke against outside developers and compared proposed Newark development to Houston TX, calling that city a patchwork and a cruddy little city.


Consent:
Accept bid of Cyber Computers, Inc. for HP servers
Accept work of Rosas Brothers Construction for 2013 curb, sidewalk and gutter replacement
Accept work of VSS International, Inc. for 2013 street microsurfacing
Endorse Measure AA for June 3, 2014 ballot
Approve agreement for participation in Alameda County Operation Area Emergency Management Organization


Nonconsent:
File annual reports for Landscaping and Lighting District 1,2,4,6,7 & 10 (Collazo recusal)
File annual report for Landscaping and Lighting District 11,13,15,16,17 (Collazo, Marshall recusal Ð unable to vote on this measure due to lack of quorum)

Presentation by Godbe Research on public opinion for extension of Utility User Tax. Report supports the measure by a 3.8-1 favorable ration which equates to 70% support. Noted that a sunset provision and specific use of funds should be addressed in measure.


Adjourn meeting in honor of recently deceased Newark citizen, Harry Martin

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