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May 4, 2010 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

City of Union City
April 27, 2010

Proclamations and Presentations
May 9 - 15 proclaimed "National Police Week." UCPD Chief Greg Stewart accepted the proclamation.

Consent Calendar
Filed an application with Caltrans for an Environmental Justice Transportation Planning Grant for FY 2010-11 to promote involvement of low-income and minority communities in planning of transportation projects. Council approved a transit service plan on April 13. One of the plan's recommendations was to begin the Union City Transit Mobility and Awareness Plan (pending funding), which would promote local and regional transit services by using multilingual and targeted ethnic and cultural outreach and travel training. There is no fiscal impact.

Approved the Joint Powers Authority creating the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and approved an amendment to the Joint Powers Agreement for the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA). Council approved the creation of the ACTC on March 23. The amendment is based on a recommendation by ACCMA and ACTIA to change the voting structure of the new commission. This would increase by one the number of votes for the City of Oakland and the Board of Supervisors.

Awarded contract for security fence system at Police Department parking lot to Chain Link Fence and Supply, Inc., Livermore, in the amount of $107,960. The project is budgeted under the city's Capital Improvement Fund of $125,000.

Approved project and appropriated funds for soccer ball netting at Shorty Garcia Park. Project awarded to Calco Fence, Inc., Livermore, in the amount of $7,635. Project will be funded from the Leisure Services Revolving Fund.

Adopted two components of the Community Block Grant Consolidated Plan (CBGCP): the 2010-14 Strategic Plan and the 2010-11 Action Plan. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) budget for 2010-11 is $760,160. The money from CDBG is used to fund programs and other venues. The Action Plan budget is rolled over from the 2009-10 budget. No impact to the General Fund.

Authorized the calculation of estimated actual costs to offer two years' additional service credit to selected miscellaneous and safety members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System. The resolution identifies the costs to provide two years' additional service credit retirement benefits to eligible miscellaneous and safety members. This does not make retirement options available, but instead estimates the cost of providing it. The fiscal impact would be based on the classifications offered and who would be likely to use it. The added cost to the retirement fund for all eligible employees who retire during the designated window period will be included in the employer contribution rate for the fiscal year that begins two years after the end of the designated period.

Filed an application for the Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) and/or Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) funding, committing the necessary non-federal match and stating the assurance to complete the project. An application has been submitted to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to provide up to $6M in funding for the construction of the Intermodal Station East Plaza. This resolution includes the commitment of necessary local matching funds of at least 20 percent and that the project will comply with all project-specific requirements as set forth in the program, per MTC's requirements.

Appointed RDA Manager Mark Evanoff as director of the Union City Block Four Maintenance Association. Union City Block 4 Maintenance Association's bylaws require each owner to appoint a director to represent its interests on the Board of Directors.

Oral Communications
Steve Soderstrom requested the ordinance allowing retractable dog leashes be replaced with one for permanent leashes. He was also appointed to the East Bay Regional Park District Park Advisory Committee.

Police Chief Greg Stewart stated that retractable leashes are not permitted for dog walking by city law but it is difficult to enforce due to lack of personnel.

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

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