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December 3, 2013 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

November 26, 2013

Work Session:
The city council held a preliminary discussion on the Measure AA sales tax initiative, which is a 0.5% raise on sales tax, which expires in 2015.

Oral Communications
State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett spoke about support for victims of Typhoon Haiyan and funding for transportation projects and Transportation Oriented Development including Union City.

Presentations and Proclamations:
Resolution honoring Myrla Raymundo for service to the community.

Consent Calendar
Reappoint Froilan (Roy) Panlilo, Lee Guio and Jo Ann Lew to Planning Commission.
Appoint Subru Bhat to the Human Relations commission.
Cancel December 24, 2013 council meeting.
Acting as successor agency, increase Budget by advancing $250,000 to FY 14-15 Budget from 13-14 FY budget.

Public Hearing:
Prohibit marijuana dispensaries, E-cigarette bars and hookah lounges, and regulate the sale of cigars, cigarillos and e-cigarettes similar to that of tobacco.

City Manager Reports:
Continue resolution concerning appeal of non-conforming use on Horner St.
Consider request from New Haven Schools Foundation for a fee waiver for fundraising event scheduled for March 22, 2014.

City Commission/Committee Reports:
Allow up to five appointees to the Union City Youth Commission of New Haven School District to be students who do not reside in Union City.

Application process for Youth Commission modified to include referral for interview regardless of source of nomination source; eliminate Council direct nomination requirement. 4 ayes, 1 nay (Gacoscos)

Additional Item
Congressman Eric Swalwell reported on Typhoon Haiyan and CongressÕ efforts to send aid to the region. He spoke about a bi-partisan bill he sponsored to allow start-up businesses to forego payroll taxes for one year. Congressman Swalwell also recognized Myrla Raymundo for her contributions to the community.

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Aye
Vice Mayor Emily Duncan Aye
Councilmember Lorrin Ellis Aye
Councilmember Pat Gacoscos Aye, 1 Nay
Councilmember Jim Navarro Aye

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