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March 18, 2014 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

March 13, 2014

Presentations and Proclamations:
Proclaim March 13, 2014 as Arbor Day in Newark. Sue Carey, Maintenance Supervisor - Streets & Parks accepted proclamation.

Farmers and Farmerettes Square Dance Club presented funds from fireworks sales to Newark Betterment Corporation; $1000 each for grafitti abatement, Meals on Wheels and Police K-9 unit. The group meets and dances on Wednesday Nights in the Newark Pavilion. Visit for more information.

Sign an agreement with Godbe Research for public opinion sampling and evaluation of extension of existing Utility User Tax. Fee for services will not exceed $22,575.
Public comment: Questioned need for and cap on expense; proposed face-to-face meetings with constituents. Question of why City has gone from a surplus to fund restoration of services to a deficit. Staff response noted that this is a survey of voter attitudes, not to put an extension on the ballot. Reiterated that the fee is fixed at a not-to-exceed amount.

City Council Matters:
Reappoint Carol McCarty to Tri-City Elder Coalition Volunteer Community Board.
Reappoint Faye Hall, Carol McCarty, Elwood Ballard and Rick Arellano to Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee. Mel Nunes and Carol Hewitt are not seeking reappointment leaving vacancies on the committee. Interested citizens are asked to contact the City Clerk regarding application procedures.

Mayor Alan Nagy Aye
Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye
Luis Freitas Aye
Maria ÒSucyÓ Collazo Aye
Robert Marshall Aye

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