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April 14, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

April 6, 2010

Ceremonial Items:
Recognize volunteers assisting at H1N1 Clinics
Support Ducks for Bucks
Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts of America
Proclaim April as Fair Housing Month

Presentation by CMA and ACTIA:
Receive information about proposed Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) to replace Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (CMA) and Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA). CMA is funded through a nine cent per gallon addition to the State Fuel Tax and ACTIA receives money from a half-cent sales tax. The merger is expected to eliminate redundancies, streamline planning and project completion as well as legislative strategies. A Joint Powers Agreement that must be approved by Alameda County cities, Board of Supervisors, AC Transit and BART will be presented at a later date for formal approval.

Composition and voting rights of the new 22-member Board of Directors will allocated as follows: Five County Board of Supervisors will have six votes; Two Oakland representatives will have four votes; City of Fremont and City of Hayward will each have two votes; Other 11 cities of Alameda County will each have one seat and one vote; AC Transit, one vote; BART, one vote.

[Mayor Wasserman commented that the proposed representation and weighting of votes may be acceptable at this time but is in favor of a clause that allows change if and when warranted.]

A "Short-Term Funding Opportunity" is anticipated through a November 2010 ballot measure (50% plus one necessary for passage) to add a Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) of up to $10 for local transportation-related expenditures. It is thought that VRF funds collected will not be subject to state takeaways. Long term funding is anticipated through an extension of the existing half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2000. This would require two-thirds approval by voters and is possible for inclusion on the November 2012 ballot.

Presentation of draft plan of mobility goals and policies in General Plan 2030:
The term "mobility" is used instead of "transportation" to indicate movement through a variety of means rather than simply automobiles. Land use to "synchronize" capacity, facilities and modes of transportation will be examined. The concept of "complete streets" is used to enhance connectivity, quality of neighborhoods and service issues such as delivery and truck traffic. How and where vehicle parking (auto, bicycle, etc.) will be available is an important factor to manage city circulation, economics and growth.

Community Character element will be presented within the next month followed by a "wrap-up" and initiation of an Environmental Impact Report and additional community outreach.

Council adjourned in honor of NUMMI workers.

Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice Mayor Bob Wieckowski Aye
Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Sue Lee Chan Aye

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