July 10, 2018 > Fremont City Council
Fremont City Council
July 3, 2018
? Second reading of an ordinance to amend compensation for mayor and councilmembers.
? Second reading of an ordinance to levy a special tax for Community Facilities District 3. PASSED 4-0-1(Salwan, recuse)
? Resolution honoring Sergeant Jeremy Miskella for 25 years of service. Comments by Chief Richard Lucero and Mayor Lily Mei.
? Resolution supporting H.R. 2358/ S.1050 The Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act. Community members accepted the resolution for relatives who served in World War II in spite of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) restricting Chinese immigration and naturalization and subsequent, less restrictive but still onerous, Magnuson Act of 1943. Repeal of the act in 1943 did not end bans on interracial marriage until 1948 in California and by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967.
? Speakers reminded council that some neighborhoods remain vulnerable to mega-home construction and destruction of neighborhood character. Council was asked to implement an interim emergency ordinance to preserve neighborhood character until citywide protection ordinance can be implemented. A new mega-home on Hillview Drive was cited as an example.
? Response to referral regarding marijuana delivery within the city. Factors considered included neighborhood safety such as armed robbery, driving under the influence and administrative costs. In Alameda County, seven of 15 cities restrict cannabis businesses including delivery; Santa Clara County 12 of 15; San Mateo County 13 of 20. STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO PROHIBIT MARIJUANA DELIVERY SERVICES IN FREMONT. PASSED 3-2 (Nay: Bacon, Bonaccorsi)
? Appointment to Economic Development Advisory Commission: Jim Tietz
? Appointment to Youth Advisory Commission: Rishik Lad, Sanvi Bapna
Mayor Lily Mei Aye
Vice Mayor Vinnie Bacon Aye, 1 Nay
Rick Jones Aye
Raj Salwan Aye, 1 Recusal
David Bonaccorsi Aye, 1 Nay