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September 10, 2013 > Milpitas City Council Meeting

Milpitas City Council Meeting

Submitted By Frank Addiego

September 3, 2013

Presentations
The mayor proclaimed September, 2013 National Preparedness Month, and presented certificates to members of Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, Strategic Actions For Emergencies and other disaster preparedness groups.

Recognized the 10th anniversary of Milpitas Youth Soccer League and presented certificates to members thereof.

Unfinished Business
Received update on the Strategic Plan Effort and authorized phases II and III of the program. The presentation focused on inter-departmental cooperation and stressed realistic planning.

Mayor Jose Esteves: No
Vice-Mayor Althea Polanski: Yes
Councilmember Debbie Indihar Giordano: Yes
Councilmember Armando Gomez Jr.: No
Councilmember Carmen Montano: Yes

Ordinance
Considered an amendment to increase maximum payout from bingo games from $250 to $500 per game. This was first suggested during the public forum of a prior meeting. The council approved this amendment unanimously.

Contracts
The council was to approve request from the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce for a short-term loan in the amount of $20,000 for the international BBQ at the end of the month. However, the Chamber postponed the event due to budget problems, and a lack of interest from potential Barbeque contestants. Councilmember Gomez voted to bring it back next week without the $20,000 figure.

Mayor Jose Esteves: No
Vice-Mayor Althea Polanski: Yes
Councilmember Debbie Indihar Giordano: Yes
Councilmember Armando Gomez Jr.: Yes
Councilmember Carmen Montano: Yes

Consent Calendar
Received the August 2013 odor control report. Most were unconfirmed.
Approved Christina Maria Driggers for the Arts commission.
Adopted a resolution establishing fair market value of an acre of land for calculating fees for areas outside of transit area and midtown-specific plans, in the amount of $51 per square foot or $2,221,560 per acre.
Approve a permit to replace a patio deck and install a patio cover, walls, a six-foot wooden/wire fence and landscaping to a home on Pinehurst.
Approved agreement with BFGC Architects Planners, Inc. in the amount of $62,000.
Approved agreement with Center Stage Performing Arts
Authorized City Manager to execute an agreement with PredPol Inc. for Predictive Policing Software for the Not-To-Exceed Annual price of $12,500 for a total three-year contract value of $37,500.

Mayor Jose Esteves: Yes
Vice-Mayor Althea Polanski: Yes
Councilmember Debbie Indihar Giordano: Yes
Councilmember Armando Gomez Jr.: Yes
Councilmember Carmen Montano: Yes

Public Forum
Rob Marini criticized the lawsuit Councilmember Indihar-Giordano filed against the city.
A member of the public asked the city council to consider lowering the speed limit in her area.

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