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January 21, 2014 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

January 14, 2014

New Finance Director Dave
New Public Works Brian

Rezone property at 37070-37222 Fremont Blvd. (Recuse Ð Salwan)
Second reading and adoption of Sign Ordinance
Approve concrete repair project in the amount of $512,974 to Suarez and Munoz Construction, Inc.
Approve Conditional Use Permit for Billiard Hall Bayside Industrial Community Plan Area.
Consider appeal of Mohawk Plaza Tutoring Center Ð Appeal withdrawn

Scheduled Items:
Allow rezoning and Conditional Use Permit for approximately 7,000 square foot commercial center with two drive-though enterprises at northwest corner of Durham Road and Sabercat Road. Discussion centered on appropriate use of space for two drive-through businesses, traffic and design. Allowing one drive-through business and return for approval if two drive-through businesses are requested. Approved 4-1 (Nay, Natarajan)

Proclaim January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Proclaim Interfaith Harmony Day

Oral and Written Communications:
Ex-mayor Gus Morrison asked council to consider salary increases for mayor and council.

Other Business:
Fiscal Year 2013/14 Budget update shows upward trend: overestimation of property tax revenues and lower expenditures. Staff remains Òcautiously optimistic.Ó No significant alterations to budget at this time.

Request for $35,000 for Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF) community garden project. Dies for lack of motion to approve.

Consider request for approval of preliminary design and General Plan amendment to change Land Use designation of 3.7-acre site (Connolly) from commercial to 92-unit residential. Discussion of commercial viability, impact on schools, congestion, safety, effect on neighborhood and context of this type of change in Irvington District. Public comment was critical of change and narrow notification of neighbors. Developer envisions live/work possibility on Fremont Blvd. frontage but is not open to mixed use with retail. Council sent this back to Staff to consider how this change would affect the area.

Council Communications:
Economic Development: Daniel Cardenas and Jennifer Duarte
Human Relations: Paddy Iyer, John Smith, Lance Kwan
Planning: Brannin Dorsey
Recreation: Brian Hughes, Lila Bringhurst
Senior Citizens: Sister Patricia Walsh
Mosquito Abatement: George Young
Art Review: Jacline Deridder, Barbara Meerjans
Economic Development: Teresa Cox, Tim Tran, Sheena Chang
Patterson House: Susan Anderson
Historical Review: Alta Jo Adamson
Library: Deepak Chhabra
Recreation: Laura Winter
Senior Citizens: J.R. Thomas, Marlene Berndl
Youth: Albert Sun, Tara Bhatia, Rhea Nayak, Divya Prakash, Sonia Sachar, Anirudh Prabhu

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