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April 29, 2014 > Union City City Council Meeting

Union City City Council Meeting

April 22, 2014

Proclamations and Presentations:
Recognize May 9-18, 2014 as East Bay Affordable Housing Week.

Presentation on the Decoto Kids Zone Initiative

Presentation on Union City Teen Center project and the Teen Center Youth Leadership Team

Overview of General Plan Update Process by Larry Mintier of Mintier Harnish Planning Consultants

Adopt a resolution initiating proceedings for the levy and collection of assessments for the city-wide Landscape and Lighting District No. 3 for Fiscal Year 2014/15

Items removed from Consent:
Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Citygate Associates, LLC in an amount not to exceed $33,000 to conduct a study on alternatives to fire services for the cities of Newark and Union City.

Adopt a resolution approving an exception to the 180-day waiting period for post-retirement employment with contractor John Elissiry.

Public Hearing:
Adopt an urgency ordinance extending a moratorium on general plan amendments to convert industrial land use designations to non-industrial designations for 10 months and 15 days. (2 ayesÑDutra-Vernaci, Duncan; 3 naysÑGacoscos, Navarro, Ellis)

City Manager Reports:
Report for council direction regarding increase of campaign contribution limit for municipal elections. Consensus of staff was to continue current $600 limit.

Location and focus of May 17 city council retreat.

Oral Communications:
A number of citizens debated a planned Masonic Homes residential development.

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Aye
Vice Mayor Lorrin Ellis 3 ayes, 1 nay
Emily Duncan Aye
Pat Gacoscos 3 ayes, 1 nay
Jim Navarro 3 ayes, 1 nay

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