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November 30, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

November 23, 2010

Consent Calendar:
Minor changes in Ordinances amending Precise Plan for Pacific Commons.
Adopt a mitigated negative declaration for Sabercat Creek Restoration Project
Approve Planning Commission recommendation to rezone .99 acre site for townhouse development at 41482 Fremont Blvd.
Initiate vacation proceedings to abandon right of way and public utility easement on Thornton Avenue at Post Street (Harrison recuse)


Ceremonial Item:
Resolution honoring John F. Kennedy High School Coach Pete Michaletos for 46 years of service.

Appoint Councilmember Suzanne Lee Chan as Vice-Mayor


Public Comment:
Former Mayor and Councilmember Gus Morrison praised council for improvements to Bay Street and thanked Councilmember Bob Wieckowski for his service to Fremont.

Ron Fong spoke of the visit by the Mayor of London to Mission San Jose High School and an invitation to band, choral and orchestra to travel to London. He requested that everyone text 102414 to address 73774 in an attempt to win $50,000 from Pepsi to support the planned trip.


Redevelopment Agency:
Agency Director Elisa Tierney and Bill Cooper presented answers to questions posed by council in July regarding affordable housing commitments by the City and housing strategies. A guideline of increasing the use of funds to apartments for low and very low income residents to 90% of available funds from 80% was advised.


Scheduled Items:
Adoption of ordinances and amendments to 2010 California Building Standards Codes

Defer adopting a city ordinance to regulate single use plastic bags and join a regional effort coordinated by StopWaste.org. Recommendation is based on significant cost savings of joint development of an environmental report and possible future legal challenges.

Reduce collection of development impact fees by 50% within the Midtown District until December 31, 2011; previous reduction of 25% did not stimulate development.


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

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