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July 13, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

July 6, 2010

Consent Calendar:

Biennial review of City of Fremont Conflict of Interest Code (city council and redevelopment agency)
Approve Grade Separation Washington Boulevard/Paseo Padre Parkway agreement amendment for $75,000 for continued project management and S&C Engineers, Inc. for $120,000 for construction management services. Grade separation project closeout projected October 2010.

Award Fremont Main Library reroof project to Best Contracting Services, Inc. in the amount of $874,795. Councilmember (Bill Harrison recused from voting). Roof replacement will include "cool roof" technology and will be evaluated for solar panels usage and county-assisted funding.

Ceremonial Items:
Recognize Ethan Jose and Internetting Family Volunteers for establishing a curriculum to help Seniors learn about the benefits of using the internet.

Recognize the Excellent Recycling Practices contest held in Fremont to determine those families doing the best job of separating recyclable and compostable waste from that destined for landfill.

Additional and Scheduled Items:

Call for City of Fremont General Municipal Consolidated Election and Alameda County Registrar of Voters to conduct this election November 2, 2010. Item was removed from Consent Calendar by Mayor Bob Wasserman. It was determined that a clause calling for a special election in the event of a tie vote, would be costly and in the event of such an unlikely situation, determining the winner in such a case could be handled by the County Registrar of Voters through a drawing of straws technique. This is a process decision that can be made prior to each election.

Proposal for regional pension reform was discussed. The Alameda County City Managers Association and Contra Costa County Public Managers Association have established a group to study the present pension system and consider solutions. The present system is unsustainable and considerations include regional standards of employee participation (Fremont presently requires this) and modification of pension limits. Problems and possible solutions include institution of a two-tier system separating new and existing employees, employee contributions, benefit caps, regional competition for employees and sustainability.

Mayor Wasserman appointed Ira Bletz to George W. Patterson House Advisory Board and Peggy Kraus to Economic Development Advisory Board.

Anu Natarajan noted that the Alameda County Recycling Board assignment should be included with the list of council assignments.

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

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