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March 13, 2018 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

March 6, 2018

? Second reading of an ordinance amending Human Rights Commission. Update Fremont Municipal Code to conform to State and Federal antidiscrimination laws.
? Extend agreement with Alameda County Fire Department through January 31, 2023 for regional emergency communications center and fire dispatch services. Proposed FY 2018/19 Dispatch Center cost to Fremont is $708,221 - $82,428 higher than the FY 2017/18 - based on the previous year?s call volume of 15,611. Increase due to call volume, proposed addition of four dispatchers, preparation for text to 911, preparation for population growth, and to maintain and improve CA State 911 calling process standards. Supportive comment by Mayor Mei.
? Transmittal of Fiscal Year 2016/17 Audit Reports for period ending June 30, 2017. All resulted in unmodified (?clean?) opinions from the City?s independent auditors.
? Amend 2017A Lease Revenue Bonds to facilitate subleasing at Fremont Family Resource Center.
? Approve purchase of mobile data computers, in-car video systems, body-worn cameras and digital evidence software. The Police Department recommends a capital appropriation in the IT Capital Replacement Fund by $380,000 and appropriate $29,000 in the City?s Narcotics Asset Seizure Fund.
? Approve naming the 4-acre joint-use park, linear urban plaza and BART Plaza in the Warm Springs Innovation District. Recommended names: Lila Bringhurst Community Park, Warm Springs Plaza. The linear plaza name, ?Innovation Plaza? was approved by a majority of Recreation Commissioners but four options are put forth, including: ?Chochenyo Plaza?, ?Raceway Plaza?, ?Innovation Plaza?, and ?Synergy Plaza?. Comment by Vice Mayor Bacon not supportive of name, Innovation Plaza, but will vote aye.
? Approve agreements for on-call architectural design consulting services with ATI Architects & Engineers, Crosby Group, FOG Studio, Hibser Yamauchi Architects, and Shultz & Associates. Each agreement would be for up to $250,000 annually per consultant for an initial term of three years.

Public Communications:
? None

Public Financing Authority
? Amend 2017A Lease Revenue Bonds project to facilitate subleasing at Fremont Resource Center.

Scheduled Items:
? Approve rezoning of 2.67-acres at 48495 Ursa Drive from single-family residential to allow renovation of an existing historic single-family house and tankhouse; demolition of all other existing structures and a remnant orchard. Development of 17 single-family houses planned. PASSED 3-2 (Nay - Mei, Bacon); amendments to include consideration of inclusion on Fremont Historic Registry, HOA rules for garage use and 3D photography for historical preservation.
? Add clarifying language and new objective standards for development of multifamily housing for conformance with new State legislation.

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

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