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May 28, 2013 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

May 23, 2013

Work Session:
Joint Planning Commission/City Council General Plan Update, the third of a series of work sessions to review and discuss recommendations and impacts of suggestions for General Plan. This session concentrated on environmental hazards, parks, recreation, open space, community services and transportation policies. Staff is coordinating with a Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee for economic development and Newark Unified School District staff to integrate goals of a revised General Plan. Work sessions are advisory only and cannot take action.

Presentations and Proclamations:
Recognize recently hired Maintenance Supervisor Curtis Brunn and promoted Senior Landscape and Parks Maintenance Worker Mark Delappe.
Proclaim June as Celebrating Business Month
Proclaim May 19-25 as National Public Works Week
Proclaim May 19-25 as National Emergency Medical Services Week

Presentation by Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District that was formed in 1930 as an independent organization funded by special parcel taxes to conduct surveillance, control of mosquito population and West Nile Virus. Originally created to abate salt marsh issues, the District now contends with an expanding population by dividing the area into zones to detect potential problems of storm drains, swimming pools, ponds and marsh lands. A spring "flyover" patrols the county. "Mosquito fish" are available to residents without cost.


Consent:
Amend Newark Municipal Code to address police response to calls for service.


Pulled from Consent:
Second reading of ordinance changing City's general municipal elections to November of even-numbered years


Non-Consent:
Award contract to Sun Ridge Systems to upgrade the police department computer aided dispatch/records management system. Advantages include collaboration of information with other local agencies that use the same system as well as throughout Alameda County. Although an additional $154,539 is requested for purchase, savings of maintenance costs and no fee updates will moderate the fiscal impact.


Oral Communications:
Representatives of the Fremont Fourth of July Parade invited participation by citizens and the City in the 2013 parade, themed "United We Stand."


Mayor Alan Nagy Aye
Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye
Luis Freitas Aye
Maria "Sucy" Collazo Aye
Robert Marshall Aye

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