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April 2, 2013 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

March 28, 2013

Approve a new Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement creating and agreeing to become a member of the Alameda County Energy Council. Voting will use the same structure as Alameda County Waste Management Authority; Newark will have one vote as most Cities, but the City of Oakland will have three votes and Alameda County and Cities of Fremont, Fremont and Hayward will have two votes each. The separate public entity will seek funding, develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives and advance clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region.

Introduce an ordinance that would ban aggressive panhandling as distinguished from simple panhandling in all public places with due consideration of first amendment rights. This would allow peace officers to handle, at their discretion, such behavior in response to citizen complaint. A public comment disputed the need for an ordinance, asking the City to direct attention to the root causes of such behavior.

City Council Matters:
Reappoint as of April 14, 2013, Carol McCarty, Mary Hammock and Margrith Reichmuth to Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee for a two-year term. Isabel Ash whose term expires April 14 has submitted a letter of resignation. The committee of 8-12 members currently does have the required minimum number.

Consider changes to League of California Cities Bylaws:
Council voted to unanimously approve the suggested amendment to require that at least five or more cities or by city officials from at least five cities be in concurrence of any resolution submitted to the General Assembly. (5 aye, 0 nay)

Council voted to unanimously oppose an amendment requiring a 2/3 vote of those Directors present to take a position of a statewide ballot measure. The current standard is a simple majority vote. (5 nay, 0 aye)

Mayor Alan Nagy Aye (except as noted under Council Matters)
Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye (except as noted under Council Matters)
Luis Freitas Aye (except as noted under Council Matters)
Maria "Sucy" Collazo Aye (except as noted under Council Matters)
Robert Marshall Aye (except as noted under Council Matters)

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