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October 18, 2011 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

October 13, 2011

Presentations and Proclamations:
Commend Newark Days Committee for a successful 2011 Newark Days. Next Newark Days is scheduled for September 20-23, 2012 with the theme, "Country Jamboree."

Presentation by Alameda County Fire Department representatives explaining a proposal to create "portals" for those needing basic medical services at neighborhood fire stations. The pilot study would include a station in Newark during afternoon and evening hours Monday through Friday. Use of a medical team at firehouse locations and outreach would relieve emergency rooms of overuse and assure uninsured and underinsured of basic care in a timely fashion. Ongoing funding is expected to come from operations, but those municipalities and districts served are being asked to consider financial contributions for initial capital costs to modify fire stations to house this program. Staff and ACFD will discuss the details and report back to City Council.

City Manager Reports:
Accept work of Rosas Brothers Construction for 2011 Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk replacement.
Authorize submission of an application for rubberized pavement grant program funds.
Authorize the Mayor to sign a five-year First Responder Advanced Life Support Services agreement with County of Alameda.

Community Development Director Grindall spoke of the economic conditions and outlook for Newark in the areas of retail, hotels, office/industrial and NewPark Mall. Major events were summarized including changes in the retail landscape and major impacts such as tenancy at Pacific Research Center. Restructuring of Mall operations by General Growth Partners is a hopeful sign. Marketing and economic development efforts continue through regional groups.

Mayor David Smith Absent
Vice Mayor Luis Freitas Aye
Alan Nagy Aye
Ana Apodaca Aye
Alberto Huezo Aye

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