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February 14, 2012 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

February 7, 2012

Flag salute was led by Webelos 1, Den 10 of Cub Scout Pack 132.

Formal swearing-in ceremony of Gus Morrison as Mayor

Chinese New Year ceremony through song by Ms. Daphne Leung's first grade Mandarin Immersion Class fro Azevada Elementary School. Due to illness, Ms. Leung was unable to attend; Ms. Orchid Wang led the children in song. Councilmember Harrison introduced the class and announced that parents are welcome to apply for their children's enrollment for next year (k-1st grade) at (510) 657-3900 or

Reminder that Bike to Work Day will be held Thursday, May 10 this year

Accept bid and award contract for Electrolier replacement on portions of Paseo Padre Parkway to Republic ITS, Inc. for $142,759.

Authorize an application for grant from Strategic Growth Council for zoning code update

Approve Alameda County Transportation Expenditure Plan and request its placement on November 2012 ballot. This will authorize extension of the existing half-cent sales tax for transportation and add an additional half-cent tax through 2022 plus extend the full cent sales tax in perpetuity.

Approve an affordable housing plan that will allow developer of Persimmon Park to purchase seven existing off-site housing units for sale to low income households in lieu of on-site or fees. After much discussion, this was allowed as a pilot program that would not necessarily set a precedent for future developments. (4-0; Dutra recuse)

Other Business:
Introduce an ordinance adding a second tier retirement plan for new hires

Appoint Wanda Zhan to Youth Advisory Commission

Mayor Gus Morrison Aye
Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Dominic Dutra Aye (1 recuse)

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