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April 11, 2017 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

April 4, 2017

Work Session:
¥ Update on Civic Center plans. Discussion of plan timeline changes and financing alternatives. Phase 1 (Downtown Center) of 25,000 square feet and a public plaza is scheduled to begin in 2017 with a current cost estimate of $35M of which $20M is available in the existing Civic Center Fund. Additional funds may become available through land sales. Recommendation to initiate cost effective re-sizing and return with new estimates April-August 2017. Construction to start Spring 2019.

Public Comment: Delays and changes questioned. Cost per square foot not revealed. Who is managing this project?

Consent Calendar:
¥ Second reading to rezone properties at 41948, 42012, 42078, 42092 and 42232 Mission Boulevard to preliminary and precise planned district. 3-2 (Nay: Bacon, Mei).
¥ Amend City Police Department retention schedule.
¥ Adopt Debt Management Policy.
¥ Execute Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for the California Municipal Finance Authority and include city properties in Open PACE programs.
¥ Amend City of Fremont Master Fee Schedule for certain Police Department Service fees.

Ceremonial Items:
¥ Proclaim April 2017 as Fair Housing Month. Fair Housing Director Mollie Current accepted the proclamation.

Oral Communications:
¥ Water quality comments
¥ CitizenÕs personal tragedy

Public Financing Authority:
¥ Amending and restating Bylaws fixing time and place for regular meetings and how special meetings may be called.

Scheduled Items:
¥ First Public Hearing regarding transition to district based elections. Outline of process to determine boundaries, composition and legalities of determining districts pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010. Baseline information from 2010 Census. Overriding criteria is population equality; 10% deviation presumptively constitutional. Distribution of minorities in Fremont is relatively even throughout the city Ð racial Gerrymandering should not be a problem. Other considerations can include A) Topography, B) Geography, C) Cohesiveness, contiguity, integrity and compactness of territory and D) Community of interests.

Other Business:
¥ Consider an increase of Planning Commissioner stipend. A compromise amount of an additional $25 per meeting ($200 per meeting stipend) was approved with removal of the limitation of two compensated meetings per month. Historically, more than two meetings is rare and in some months, only one meeting is held.

Mayor Lily Mei Aye (1 Nay)
Vice Mayor Rick Jones Aye
Vinnie Bacon Aye (1 Nay)
Raj Salwan Aye
David Bonaccorsi Aye

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