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October 26, 2010 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

October 14, 2010

Introduced ordinance amending Newark Municipal Code following the State of California's adoption of new editions of existing construction codes, which will become effective January 1, 2011. The codes include building, residential, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, reference standards, historical, energy, and fire prevention. The California Green Building Standards Code is also a new code.

Authorized City to accept a US Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Technology Program grant of $200,000 and authorized the Police Chief and City Manager to sign the award document. The monies will be used to acquire public safety radio equipment to ensure compliance with National Telecommunications Industry Association standards in Alameda County.

Authorized Mayor to sign an agreement with the City of Fremont to contract for case management services for elderly residents in Newark. The FY 2010-11 case management budget is $5,000, equivalent to one-and-a-half hours of service per week. Should this reduced service level prove inadequate, new clients will either be placed on a waiting list or be referred to fee-based agencies until the Newark Senior Services Program can manage their cases.

Approved Project Operating Agreement with the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority (EBRCSA) and authorized the City Manager to execute and implement the Agreement. A new radio communications system will replace disparate systems, which need replacement or upgrade and lack adequate capacity, in use in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Council Matters
Approved revised Guidelines and Procedures for Citizen Advisory Committees in respect of the Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee. Less restrictive attendance requirements will enable individuals to continue to be engaged in the community.

Mayor David Smith - Absent
Vice Mayor Alberto Huezo - Yes
Ana Apodaca - Yes
Luis Freitas - Yes
Al Nagy - Yes

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