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May 10, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

May 3, 2011

City Manager Fred Diaz announced that Planning Director Jeff Schwob has been appointed Interim Community Development Director replacing Robert Beyer.

Approve cost sharing agreement with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to implement Agua Fria, Toroges and Agua Caliente Creek improvements and Warren Avenue grade separation. This will allow extension of BART to Milpitas and San Jose. Future amendments are authorized as long as they do not increase City costs.

Approve new two-year contract of $360,000 with Alameda County Health Services Agency for school-site mental health and case management services subject to adoption of FY 2011/12 budget.

Accept funding for Homeless Outreach for People Empowerment (HOPE) through Federal Supportive Housing Program, $269,790.

Adopt an ordinance to create front-in angle parking on Capitol Avenue. Discontinue experiment of back-in parking.

Award contract for asphalt overlay to Granite Construction Company with a bid of $3,671,039.02. Funding is provided by federal Surface Transportation Program/Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program. Local matching funds of $3,138,000 will be facilitated through Alameda County Transportation Commission and $359,928.60 of City monies. Locations affected are on Mission Boulevard (S. Grimmer Boulevard - Durham Road; Durham Road - Pine Street) and Paseo Padre Parkway (Stevenson Boulevard - Walnut Avenue; Walnut Avenue - Mowry Avenue).

Proclaim Affordable Housing Month

Public Communications:
Announcement of July 4th parade location in "downtown" area with the theme "We The People." A delegation of interested citizens including Irvington High School cheerleaders spoke of cost cutting measures to allow the parade to continue and asked the council to consider a donation of money and/or city services toward the cost of the parade. A donation of $5,000 by Union Pacific Railroad was announced.

Pulled from Consent Calendar:
Mayor Wasserman asked to remove Item 2.4 - Union City withdrawal from Southern Alameda County Geographic Information System Authority - from Consent Calendar. He wanted to clarify the reasons and usage of the information following this action. Other agencies involved will also be required to approve this action.

Public Finance Authority
Establish regular meeting dates in 2011 of May 10, May 17, May 24, June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28. If there is no business to be discussed on any of these dates, those meetings will be cancelled.

Scheduled Items:
Adopt resolution of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development of Community Development Block Grant funds for FY 2011/12. Authorize submission of action plan for funds. A reduction of 15 percent is expected from last year's allocation resulting in receipt of an anticipated $827,227 for low and moderate income housing assistance.

Appoint Pat Helton to Senior Citizens Commission

Union Pacific visitation:
On April 14, 15, three staff (Diaz, Levine, Taylor) and two councilmembers (Chan, Natarajan) traveled to Union Pacific Railroad headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. The visit included a tour of facilities and a several meetings. A meeting with UP executives including the CEO was reported to be cordial and "respectful." Union Pacific plans for the property adjacent to the former NUMMI factory in Fremont have not been defined but may include car storage and/or a rail yard. Fremont representatives urged consideration of City plans and aspirations. Discussions resulted in a "wait-and-see" scenario.

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

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