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April 14, 2010 > City of Milpitas

City of Milpitas

April 6, 2010

Announcements
City Manager Thomas Williams announced that Jeff Clett has been appointed Interim Fire Chief and will assist the City Manager to find a permanent Fire Chief. Assistant Fire Marshal Albert Zamora has been promoted to Fire Marshal.

Consent Calendar
Waived the second reading and adopted an ordinance to streamline planning and entertainment event processes and create a recreation and entertainment overlay district.

Redevelopment Agency
Approved and adopted the supplement to the Redevelopment Agency's (RDA) report to the City Council on the Proposed Thirteenth Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Milpitas Redevelopment Project Area No. 1, and the Proposed Sixth Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Great Mall Redevelopment Project and submitting the supplement to the City Council.

Acknowledged receipt of the supplement to the RDA's report to the City. The Supplement incorporates public input received on March 25 at an outreach meeting at the public library and the final draft of the Environment Impact Report.

Public Hearing
Presentation by Economic Development Manager Diana Barnhart outlining the issues and benefits of the Proposed Thirteenth Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Milpitas Redevelopment Project Area No. 1, and the Proposed Sixth Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for the Great Mall Redevelopment Project. A property owner in Midtown questioned future plans and priorities for Midtown, and the need for a "precise plan". The Mayor responded that most landowners are not interested in making changes, and as such the city will not spend money for such a plan nor exercise eminent domain in forcing development.

Lizanne Reynolds, Deputy County Counsel for Santa Clara County submitted a comment letter and stated that the County believes the proposed amendments do not comply with state law, lack sufficient evidence of blight in both the existing redevelopment areas and the proposed added areas and asserts the plans will adversely impact the County by $343M and local school districts by $1.2 billion A property owner in the Piper-Montague Development Area expressed concern about the use of eminent domain on property he purchased and developed nine years ago. The item will be brought before the Council on April 20.

Council
Called for a joint meeting of the School Board with the Mayor and Council. City Clerk to coordinate calendars and set a meeting date.

Mayor Bob Livengood - Yes
Vice-Mayor Pete McHugh - Yes
Debbie Giordano - Yes
Armando Gomez - Yes
Althea Polanski - Yes

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