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April 15, 2014 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

April 10, 2014


Presentations and Proclamations:
Presentation by Union Sanitary District (USD) General Manager Richard Currie outlined the actions of the district to maintain approximately 789 miles of pipeline and treat wastewater throughout the Tri-Cities (Fremont, Newark, Union City). Upgrades, infrastructure replacement and energy management of operations were explained as well as inspections, regulatory enforcement and educational efforts of USD. He noted the low cost to customers (in the bottom 12th percentile) relative to similar services in the Bay Area. He was accompanied by USD Board of Directors members Anjali Lathi and Pat Kite.


Public Hearings:
Continued public hearing of development by Trumark Homes has been cancelled. The matter has been referred back to Planning Commission to reconsider the request.

Consider any objections Ð none through written or oral communication - to weed abatement program.

Replace Inclusionary Housing requirements with a Housing Impact Fee; establish affordable units needed to mitigate impacts of residential development. All permits currently in process will not be affected by this change.


Consent:
Authorization for agreement with All Star Building Maintenance, Inc. for janitorial services for City buildings Ð one year extension.
Establish number of residents in City of Newark to determine voluntary expenditure ceiling for November 4, 2014 election. The most recent data from the State of California finds that there are 43,342 residents of Newark.
Authorize annual program submittal for Measure B funds for paratransit services.


Removed from Consent:
Add police lieutenant classification effective April 10, 2014. Public comment: too expensive. Staff response: creates a position between current levels that will actually save money.


Non-Consent:
Approve 2014 Alameda County Transportation Expenditure Plan and recommend placement on November 4, 2014 general election ballot.


City Council Matters:
Change Newark City Council Ð Board of Education Joint Task Force for Youth Issues to Newark City Council Ð Newark Board of Education Liaison Committee to broaden scope and mandate of the group.

Appoint Jeffrey J. Lucia to the Community Development Advisory Committee and accept resignation of Tanya Mendoza.

Appoint Sandra Marie Arellano to Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee.


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


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