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February 19, 2013 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

February 12, 2013

Proclamations and Presentations:
Recognize the 50th Anniversary of Union City Lions Club. President Greg Stewart accepted commendation; a formal celebration will be held Saturday, February 23 at Acacia Creek.

Consent Calendar:
Authorize request of California Transit Security Grant Program funds for Corporation Yard video surveillance.
Accept work for Whipple Rd. overhead seismic retrofit.
Approve Memorandum of Understanding between City of Union City and Professional Employees Group from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.

Oral Communications:
Suggestion was made to promote positive image and complimentary comments about Union City at website and other means.

Public Hearing:
Assess liens against properties with delinquent Business License Taxes on commercial leasing properties. Of 331 properties identified, 14 were determined to be delinquent or incommunicative. One appellant appeared who was unaware of liability and asked for consideration for reduction. Rate was reduced due to size and use of property; no reduction number of years back taxes owed.

Oral Reports:
Mayor Dutra-Vernaci reported that California State Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has proposed an increase of the sales tax ceiling through AB210. This legislation would allow Alameda County to seek approval from voters by January 1, 2017 for a transportation sales tax measure of no more than 0.5 percent to fund a variety of infrastructure projects throughout the county.

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Aye
Vice Mayor Emily Duncan Aye
Jim Navarro Aye
Pat Gacoscos Aye
Lorrin Ellis Aye

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