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March 11, 2014 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

March 4, 2014

Announcement:
Mayor Harrison asked citizens to consider applying for vacancies on City Boards and Commissions. Information is available by contacting the City Clerk (www.fremont.gov).


Consent:
Award contract to Bear Electrical Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $113,674 for LED lighting on Mowry Avenue and Argonaut Way-Walnut Avenue.
Purchase financial management system from Tyler Technologies, Inc. in an amount not-to-exceed $1,766,089.
Approve plans and specifications and reject bid protest. Award contract to Grade Tech, Inc. in the amount of $885,811.62 for Parkhurst Dr.-Walnut Ave-Argonaut Wy lane reduction and roundabout intersection street improvements.
Approve compensation agreement for Long Range Property Management Plan consistent with Redevelopment Plan Environmental Impact Report. (also on Successor Agency Agenda)


Ceremonial:
Proclaim March as American Red Cross Month. Mobile app available.


Public Communications:
Request to use scooter/rollerblade/BMX at skate park


Other Business:
Mid-year budget review shows improvement but City staff remains Òprudent and cautious.Ó The City is experiencing a modest recovery with unemployment at levels lower than Alameda County or State of California. Business to Business sales tax is higher than normal for most cities and auto sales are strong. Pacific Commons business is increasing with opening of stores along The Block. Transit Oriented Tax (hotel/motel) is trending up and the negative impact of Redevelopment Agency closure was overestimated. General Fund budget in line with projections and reserves in excess of Council policy. Recovery is Òslow and modestÓ with property tax revenue still lagging due to assessed valuation and tepid sales. A proposed FY 2014/15 Budget will be presented to Council May 20th followed by public hearings in June.

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