March 13, 2018 > San Leandro City Council
San Leandro City Council
March 5, 2018
? Declare March 2018 as American Red Cross Month
? Declare March as Women's History Month and March 8 as International Women's Day
? Appoint Frederick Simon as District 4 Representative to the Senior Commission
? Ms. Dana Taylor spoke in support of cameras as an aid to law enforcement.
? Mr. Marshall Mitzman thanked the council for their support of the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club.
? Minutes for February 20, 2018 meeting.
? Amend San Leandro Municipal Code uniform wastewater discharge regulations.
? Award construction contract to Sposeto Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $569,311 for Annual Sidewalk Repair Program 2017-18.
? Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro Capital Campaign to renovate and modernize the existing property. Request $2.1 million from the city. Public comments showed overwhelming support, many alumni positively affected by the organization. Council supported their cause but were concerned with city finances.
? The San Leandro Innovation Ecosystem. Staff presented a technology state-of-the-city address, Accomplishments and innovative initiatives include Lit SL, Climatec Smart Lights, a fiber optic master plan, Zero Net Energy Center, The Gate, GoGreen website, Truth is Beauty, and more. Future direction was discussed and the idea of a Women?s Entrepreneurship Lab.
? Adopt the City of San Leandro 2017 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan lists preventative and emergency measures in case of disaster, including shoreline flood protection and wi-fi access. Councilmember Lee was concerned about the vulnerability of cell phone towers. Councilmember Hernandez was concerned with aging infrastructure of power lines, suggesting more underground investment.
City Manager Report:
? A recent complaint on Facebook about the SLPD engaging in racial profiling was mentioned. After investigation, it was determined that another agency was to blame.
City Council Reports:
? Vice Mayor Cox attended StopWaste meeting on February 28. The reusable bag law now applies to eating establishments.
? Vice Mayor Cox attended ACTC Commission on February 22. A 3-year pilot program where students receive BART/Bus passes was approved to continue. Two San Leandro schools are included.
City Council Calendar:
? Councilmember Lopez recently completed a year-long fellowship in water policy. She invited her fellow councilmembers to a Water Conference in Sacramento, March 22-23, where water and emergency preparedness will be discussed.
? Councilmember Hernandez will be attending the League of Cities Conference in Washington D.C. from March 9-11.
Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter Absent
Vice Mayor Deborah Cox Aye
Lee Thomas Aye
Ed Hernandez Aye
Benny Lee (via phone) Aye
Corina N. Lopez Aye
Pete Ballew Aye