City council meeting

20 Mar

Those guys with the green shirts, Save Kimber Park, are back at council chambers. Their leader, Christina Broadwin, is requesting that the fence around the park be taken down. She said that the developer does not care about Kimber Park and wants the property to be maintained as a recreational facility. She promises to return in April’s city council meeting to voice the group’s opposition to any development.

The city is considering having a “pay to stay” program which will house sentenced misdemeanor defendants. The facility will be much more cushy that the state jail. This will be a fundraising tool for the city. Plan to spend $155 per night and will include meals. It also won’t require much additional costs in staffing. Anu Natarajan wants to have a council retreat there. Now there is endless drivel about how great the jail is…

Appointments made to commissions:

Historical Architectural Review Board – Rajesh Verma
Historical Architectural Review Board – Moina Shaiq
Historical Architectural Review Board – Alta Jo Adamson
Economic Development Advisory Commission (Commercial/Industrial) – Deep Chakraborty
Economic Development Advisory Commission (Commercial/Industrial) – Ruth Chao

Harrison’s motion on changing the police building’s name in honor of Bob Wasserman passed 5-0.

Meeting adjourned.

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2 Responses to “City council meeting”

  1. Poppie April 3, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Thanks! To bad news like this doesn’t get into our local newspaper of record, the Argus, which seems to be fixated on civic action in Contra Costa County.

  2. bbox231 April 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    “In 1980, city council elections brought a new majority that changed the politics of the city from a previous focus on conformance with the General Plan to one that promoted development…”

    “.., a developer’s utopia! Consequently, this new laissez-faire policy encouraged a major building boom in the city through much of the 1980s..”

    “.. luck seems to have had as much to do with Fremont’s incredible economic boom as did its abundance of land ..”

    http://oldweb.geog.berkeley.edu/ProjectsResources/CommunityProfiles/FremontProject/WebPages/Fremont_economy.html

    lots more of their original work here –

    http://oldweb.geog.berkeley.edu/ProjectsResources/CommunityProfiles/FremontProject/WebPages/

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