February 17, 2010 > City of Newark
City of Newark
February 11, 2010
Presentations and Proclamations
February 14 proclaimed as the League of Women Voters Making Democracy Work Day in Newark in honor of the League of Women Voters' 90th anniversary.
Approved City of Newark to join the CaliforniaFIRST Program, a municipal financing program that provides loans to participating property-owners to finance energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. All fees associated with it will be paid by a California Energy Commission State Energy Program grant.
Approved abandonment of a portion of Filbert St. right-of-way, south of Central Ave. March 11, 2010 is the date for the public hearing.
Approved Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project funds for FY 2010-11. Actual CDBG funds receivable for FY 2010-11 are not yet known, hence the use of last year's funding amount of $221,004 for planning purposes. Funds will be allocated for General Administration ($7,800), Housing Rehabilitation ($57,623) and Jurisdiction Improvement Projects ($155, 581).
Approved membership of California Communities to enable access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing for projects that provide public benefit. There is no cost to become a member.
Authorized Sacramento County to apply as the lead applicant, on behalf of a joint application with 13 other California counties, for California Energy Commission (CEC) State Energy Program funds. Approx. $780,000 will be administered by Alameda County on behalf of cities in the county. No monies will pass directly to individual cities.
Authorized Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to apply on the city's behalf for California Energy Commission's State Energy Program (SEP) funding for the Retrofit Bay Area Program to retrofit 17,000 homes and create 1,739 home-energy retrofit jobs.
Approved construction of the Bay Division Pipeline No. 5 project which involves construction of 2.84 miles of a new 6-ft. diameter pipeline from Interstate 880 to a future San Francisco Bay tunnel portal site west of Willow St. as part of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Water System Improvement Program.
Mayor David Smith Yes
Vice-Mayor Alberto Huezo - Yes
Ana Apodaca - Yes
Luis Freitas - Yes
Al Nagy - Yes