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April 3, 2012 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

Tuesday, March 27

Proclamations and Presentations:
Recognize Knights of Columbus Month in Union City
Express appreciation for civic contributions of Purple Lotus Temple and School
Introduce new employees, Rhea Serran as Communications and Marketing Manager in the City Manager's Office and Officer Michael Yaeger to the Police Department

Consent Calendar:
Reappoint Margaret Tai, Domingo Filardo, and Estrellita Munsayac to the Union City Senior Commission
Appoint Yesenia Molinar appointed to Human Relations Commission and Sahlee Egipto and Jaime Patino as alternates
Approve policy for Council Chamber use
Approve park restroom replacement in the amount of $1,231,250 using Measure WW funds: 4 Aye, 1 Nay (Green)
Adopt a resolution to levy and collect assessments for a citywide Landscape and Lighting District No. 3 for FY 2012/13
Increase contingency funding for Promenade & Playground Project to $229,304

City Manager Reports:
Assess current and future funding for Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ). Consider an emergency request for $5,000 funding as a bridge until additional funds are received. After discussion and review, FAJ spokespersons indicated that with grants from Tri-Ced Recycling and Supervisor Lockyer's office a crisis would be averted for the next three months but long term funding is a problem. The request for emergency funding was tabled pending further review of procedures to handle such requests for nonprofit agencies.

Report on Old Alvarado area
Present strategies to redevelop Old Alvarado area including: creation of a Merchant's Association, Business Improvement District, Capital Facilities District, Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements, District Identification signs, Public Art, Walking Tour and Parking Lot. The recommendation with the lowest cost and highest benefit expected is assistance in formation of a Merchant's Association.

Amend FY 2011-12 and FY 2012-13 Budget with status report on Funding Operating and Maintenance costs of now defunct Union City Redevelopment Agency. Personnel costs of $1,163,246 associated with City function and funded through Redevelopment must be shifted to alternative sources of funds. Some of the Non-Personnel costs of $485,830 are included in the Successor Agency obligations. Staff recommendation is use of unbudgeted reserves for one-time costs through FY 2012-13. Recurring budgetary issues following FY 2012-13 will need to be addressed as the situation becomes clearer at the State level and with the economy.

Mayor Mark Green Aye
Vice Mayor Pat Gacoscos Aye
Jim Navarro Aye
Emily Duncan Aye
Lorrin Ellis Aye

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