September 13, 2009

City Council Work Session Tonight, Sept. 14, 2009

The San Leandro City Council will hold a work session on Monday, September 14, 2009, to discuss the process for the capital improvement program and Measure WW, park capital improvement program projects and park development fund fees.

Measure WW
was a $500 million bond measure passed by the East Bay Regional Park District in November 2008. Under Measure WW, San Leandro is allocated $3.7 million to assist "with financing the acquisition and improvement of local park and recreation facilities."

An ad-hoc committee for Measure WW consisting of Councilmembers Joyce Starosciak, Diana Souza, and Michael Gregory met on January 29, 2009, February 9, 2009, and April 6, 2009. Unlike standing committees, ad-hoc committees are permitted to meet without posting advance notice of the meetings and without public participation. The first information from the ad-hoc committee came out in May 2009.

On May 18, 2009, the committee recommended that $2.4 million be used to help build a competitive lap pool at the Washington Manor Aquatic Family Center, nearly $1 million for renovations at the San Leandro Marina, and $250,000 for improving other San Leandro park areas.

Another issue for the City Council is the condition of streets through San Leandro, which the Metropolitan Transportation Commission(MTC) gave a pavement condition index of 60 in January 2009, bordering on "at-risk." The condition of the pavement has steadily declined from 2004 to 2007. According to the MTC, San Leandro's streets are "worn to the point where rehabilitation may be needed to prevent rapid deterioration."

Click here for a complete list of Measure WW-eligible projects.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at September 13, 2009 11:24 PM | TrackBack
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