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October 22, 2013 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

October 15, 2013

Consent Calendar:
Make conforming changes to Fremont Municipal Code with 2013 California Building Standards Codes.
Clarify nuisance conditions timing of abatement in Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance.

Ceremonial Items:
Proclaim October as Hindu-American Awareness Month
Recognize ÒA song for PeaceÓ creator, George Avila, and its objective
Proclaim Rotary International World Polio Day on October 24

Scheduled Items:
Consider reallocation of 2013/14 Community Development Block Grant funds
Deferral of $269,375 to Allied Housing (Natarajan Ð recuse)
Remove from consideration conversion of closed fire station for use as emergency winter relief shelter due to accessibility issues.
Funds for surveillance cameras on public streets deferred for further investigation and discussion regarding appropriate use of CBDG funds. Public comments received regarding privacy issues. Council comments supported use of appropriate surveillance but questioned CBDG fund use.

Other Business:
Presentation of ÒFortifying the Fremont BrandÓ by the Hoffman Agency regarding public relations efforts for the City of Fremont - October 2012-2013. Created website: featuring ÒAdvancing Business in Silicon ValleyÓ targeting Òbusiness ecosystem.Ó An underlying tenet of the communications campaign is to Òassociate Fremont with the Silicon Valley.Ó

Presentation by Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District explained the role of the agency, citizen services, West Nile Virus and new, invasive ÒYellow FeverÓ mosquito, Aedes aegypti now found in Madera, Fresno and San Mateo counties. Control of larval stage is the primary focus through elimination of standing water, biological control including mosquito fish and treatment of known sources. Service requests for insect identification, mosquito bites and infestation, standing water and poorly maintained pools and dead birds (especially crows) can be made at: (510) 783-7744.

Adjourn in memory of Fremont IT Analyst Beth Turnipseed.

Mayor Bill Harrison Aye
Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Aye (1 recusal)
Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Vinnie Bacon Aye
Raj Salwan Aye

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