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March 31, 2010 > City of Union City

City of Union City

March 23, 2010

Proclamations and Presentations
Recognized March 2010 as "Knights of Columbus Month." Alfredo Visitacion, Grand Knight, accepted the proclamation on behalf of Knights of Columbus Union City Saint Anne's Council #8627.

Consent Calendar
Filed applications for Jobs for Main Street Act 2010 (aka Stimulus II) funding with assurances to complete the projects. City staff proposed two projects for Stimulus II funding - a pavement rehabilitation project and Union City Boulevard Corridor Improvements Project, requesting $2.15M. $500,000 of Measure B (Alameda County's half-cent transportation sales tax) funding from the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) will also be used.

Accepted and appropriated a $20,000 grant from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation 2010 Community Benefit Program for Support Services for Union City Leisure Services' Youth Violence Prevention & Intervention Program. The monies will fund programs designed to help young men, who have been or are at high-risk for violence in the community, and their families. Programs include employment opportunities, health education and recreational activities. No impact to the General Fund.

Awarded a contract to Wondries Fleet Group, Alhambra, to supply one police utility vehicle and two police patrol cares for the Union City Police Department (UCPD) in the amount of $81,518 to replace three response vehicles. Funding will come from UCPD's vehicle replacement account.

Filed applications with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and ACTIA for FY 2010-11 funding for Union City Transit and Union City Paratransit. No State Transit Assistance (STA) funding is expected to be available in FY 2010-11. In FY 2009-10, Union City and other Bay Area transit operators only received approximately 25 percent of anticipated STA allocations because STA funds were retained by the State to help balance its budget. Union City will claim additional Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to cover its STA-allocation shortfall. TDA and Measure B funds, along with passenger fares and other grants, will provide additional funding for Union City Transit and Paratransit services for the year. There will be no gaps in funding and no impact on the General Fund.

City Manager Reports
Approved the new Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Joint Powers Agreement (merger of ACTIA and Alameda County Congestion Management Agency) and received an update on the development of the Countywide Transportation Plan.

Mayor Mark Green - Yes
Vice Mayor Richard Valle - Absent
Carol Dutra-Vernaci -Yes
Manny Fernandez -Yes
Jim Navarro -Yes

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