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June 8, 2010 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

City of Milpitas
June 1, 2010

Mayor Livengood recognized the efforts of 22 Income Tax Assistance Volunteers (VITA).

Public Forum
A Milpitas resident remarked that he was surprised to receive a $400 refund for the earned income tax credit on his federal income tax. He thanked President Obama, stated that government works most of the time and commented the refund will pay for a small additional parcel tax five times over if Milpitas Unified School District's Measure B passes.

Consent Calendar
Approved the Senior Center Grand Opening Ceremony Program scheduled for August 14, 2010 with a $13,000 budget.

Approved Mayor Livengood's recommendations for two re-appointments to the Library Advisory Commission and two re-appointments for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Commission.

Adopted a resolution requesting the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, with Milpitas staff's assistance, prominently place a plaque or other commemorative at the Valley Health Center, Milpitas, recognizing Dr. Albert Currlin.

Accepted the Terrace Gardens, Inc. Financial Statements for 2008 and 2009.

Approved the Veterans Commission Bylaws, requiring the Commission to hold bi-monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Approved the proposed 2010-11 Special Events Calendar for the Parks and Recreation Services Department. Operating budget is $174,674 for costs, supplies and contracts of the events.

Waived the first reading beyond the title of Ordinance No. 66.3, adopting the "City of Milpitas Standard Drawings, Specifications and Engineering Guidelines" for City Public Works. Introduced the ordinance and set June 15, 2010 as the date for a public hearing.

Adopted a resolution calling a General Municipal Election on November 2, 2010, requesting consolidation with the statewide election and requesting election services from the County Registrar of Voters.

Authorized the City Manager to execute a contract extension with Valley Oil for one additional year for the not-to-exceed amount of $756,677 for the purchase and delivery of diesel and unleaded fuel to various locations around the City.

Joint Council and Redevelopment Agency
Adopted the Final Budget, Financial Plan and Side Letter Agreements of the City of Milpitas and the Milpitas Redevelopment Agency for FY 2010-11. Appropriations for the Operating and CIP Budget total $130,167,985. (4 "YES" votes; 1 "NO" vote (Giordano)).

Public Hearings
Opened a public hearing to consider the Resolutions upholding the Planning Commission's actions on the Walmart Expansion Project, expanding the store by 18,457 square feet, and allowing the sale of fresh grocery items and alcoholic beverages. The Milpitas Coalition for a Better Community (MCBC) filed an appeal of the Planning Commission actions, seeking non-certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and that the Site Development and Conditional Use Permit (CUP) amendments be denied.

Council approved a motion to limit public comments to two minutes from the standard three minutes to allow the maximum number of speakers prior to adjournment. Numerous comments were provided by public speakers. At the close of the Public Hearing, the council voted in favor of the appeal by the MCBC, adopting resolutions to deny the certification of the EIR and the CUP, denying the Walmart Expansion Project (4 "YES" votes; 1 "NO" vote (Giordano)).

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

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