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June 12, 2018 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

June 5, 2018

Consent Calendar:
? Second reading of ordinance rezoning 33650 Beard Court to allow development of five detached single-family residences on an approximately 0.6-acre site.
? Second reading of an ordinance repealing and replacing code title Animals.
? Annual approval of Investment Policy.
? Approve allocation of HOME Funds to Family Resource Center and Abode Services.
? Authorize application for Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds in the amount of $228,397 for the 2018 Pedestrian Crossing Enhancement Project Phase 2.
? Award construction contract of $839,078 to Green Valley Group, Inc. for water conservation and median upgrades (Mowry Avenue project).
? Authorize 3-year service contract with Alameda County Probation Department for at-risk youth and families programs.
? Authorize FY 2018/19 contract with California Department on Aging to provide Multipurpose Senior Services Program.
? Vacate portions of Cushing Parkway, Bunche Drive and Christy Street. Set public hearing for July 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.
? Authorize agreement for $176,529 for FY 2018/19 with Alameda County Health Care Services Agency to support Human Services Programs.
? Approve thirds amendment to Emergency Medical Services First Responder Advanced Life Support Services Agreement between City of Fremont and County of Alameda.
? Public Hearing to vacate a portion of Mission Falls Court ? 47289 and 47320 Mission Falls Court.

Ceremonial Items:
? Recognize June 2018 as Pride Month. Human Relations Commission member Dr. Sonia Khan accepted the proclamation.

Public Communications:
? Member of Tri-City Society of Model Engineers invited the public to visit the Model Railroad Open House in the Niles District, June 9-10.

Scheduled Items:
? First public hearing of FY 2018/19 proposed Operating Budget. Public comments regarding connections of linear trails and problems with revenue model.

Other Business:
? Presentation on railroad quiet zones. Public Works Director Hans Larsen, City Engineer Condon Bamani, Rail Pros (consultant) Vice President Karen Hankenson and Representative of Union Pacific Railroad Public Affairs Director Francisco Castile, Jr. spoke about collaboration to complete the Nursery Avenue Quiet Zone project in 2020 if budget shortfall addressed; this is not considered a ?restraint? due to county and state efforts to fund transportation-related projects. Stevenson Boulevard quiet zone is now in operation and eight other quiet zones are planned in Fremont at Warren, Clarke, Walnut, Shinn, Maple, Dusterberry and Blacow. Train whistles/horns are only used at quiet zone crossings when construction or obstruction is observed but always at the discretion of the engineer. Public comment critical of time to complete Nursery Avenue Quiet Zone.

Council Communications:
? Salwan referral to study Mission San Jose Town Center. Public speakers supported the effort to revitalize the business district. Referred to staff.
? Bacon referral to investigate use of plastic straws in restaurants. Mayor emeritus Gus Morrison spoke in favor of the request; members of Ohlone Sustainability Club also spoke in favor of a proposed ordinance that would require a request for straws from customers in restaurants. A proposal in the State Assembly (AB1884) would prohibit a food facility, as specified, where food may be consumed on the premises, from providing single-use plastic straws to consumers unless requested by the consumer. Morrison noted that if passed, a state law would take effect January 1, 2019 while a local ordinance could ?hold the State?s feet to the fire? and be effective in 37 days. He said that there are options available and plastic straws do not degrade and have a deleterious effect on the environment. Referred to staff.

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

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