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February 1, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

January 25, 2011

Approve partial release of security held for Tract 7863 of 9.25 acres and 32 single-family lots. (Dutra - recuse)
Authorize grants for energy conservation received from Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) and Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Recipients include Fremont Unified School District, Tri-City Free Breakfast Program, Eden Housing, Abode Services, Rising Sun Energy Center and Carnales Unidos Reformado Adictos (CURA). (Dutra - recuse)
Revise landfill and transfer station service fees to reflect increase by Alameda County Board of Supervisors CPI increase to Measure D and Open Space fees. The increase (approximately $10,000) will not be passed on to ratepayers this year. Extra cost will be taken from Waste Management Disposal Differential fund balance in 2011.

Federal Clean Water Act of 1987 requires the City to install trash capture devices by July 1, 2014. Authorize participation in the Bay Area Trash Capture Demonstration Project to be eligible for $140,392 of grant funding. Authorize receipt of this funding.

Reallocate $13,526 of CDBG Public Service Funding from Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity Rental Assistance to Family Resource Center Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing.

Approve $340,000 federal HOME rental assistance funding for Abode Services Project Independence assisting participants who have "emancipated or aged out" of the foster care system.

Recognize Francisco Stefani, Street Maintenance Worker II for 25 years of service.
Honor Fremont Rotary Clubs for awareness and goal to eradicate Polio worldwide.

Public Communications:
Thank Council for rescinding Skate Park decision and hope for better preparation in next environmental analysis. Mitigation may be achieved by moving location. Noted that some businesses near Stevenson Blvd. and Paseo Padre Parkway would welcome relocation closer to their businesses.
Increase in crime Warm Springs, Mission and Auto Mall area including 35 home break-ins in Warm Springs in recent months. Urge better protection.

Redevelopment Agency:
Approve second amendment to Exclusive Right to Negotiate with Blake Hunt Ventures, Inc. and Center Street Housing, LLC. This would extend the agreement for an additional six months to allow completion soil contamination study. Project would be refined during that time. Discussion of time delay and need for this project at the present time versus effort on infrastructure in Centerville (4 Aye, 1 Nay - Dutra)

Consider impact of proposed Governor's Budget to de-establish Redevelopment on affordable housing and use funds prior to any State action. Staff will explore various options including a Master Public Improvement Grant Agreement between City and Redevelopment, new loan agreements with developers, augmenting existing programs, purchase City property for housing, taxable affordable housing bonds.

Public Financing Authority:
Authorize purchase and sale of tax allocation bonds of Redevelopment Agency to obligate Agency in anticipation of State action to de-establish Redevelopment.

Council Communications:
Appointments and reappointments by Mayor Wasserman:
Art Review - Preston Metcalf; Recreation - John Herndon; Planning - Raj Salwan; Patterson House - Bill Reynolds
Update Council assignments to outside commissions, committees and boards.
Referral by Councilmember Natarajan to consider hosting a Speak Up California dialogue about government reform.

Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice Mayor Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Dominic Dutra Aye (1 nay, 2 recuse)

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