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File #: 2018-6008   
Type: Council Referral
Body: City Council
On agenda: 10/2/2018
Title: Consider Sending a Letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Urging a Commitment to a Firm Timeline of Action for Their Proposed Health Facility and National Cemetery. (Councilmember Matarrese)
Attachments: 1. Draft Letter

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Consider Sending a Letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Urging a Commitment to a Firm Timeline of Action for Their Proposed Health Facility and National Cemetery.  (Councilmember Matarrese)

 

 

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COUNCIL REFERRAL

 

The Council can take any of the following actions:

1) Take no action.

2) Refer the matter to staff to schedule as a future City Council agenda item.

3) Take dispositive action if sufficiently noticed such that the public and Council have been provided sufficient information by the published agenda, and no formal published notice of a public hearing is required.

 

Name of Councilmember requesting referral: Frank Matarrese

 

Date of submission to City Clerk (must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting requested): September 18, 2018

 

Council Meeting date: October 2, 2018

 

Brief description of the subject to be printed on the agenda, sufficient to inform the City Council and public of the nature of the referral:

 

Consider sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urging a commitment to a firm timeline of action for their proposed health facility and national cemetery.

 

With new development and adaptive reuse well underway and negotiations underway with the East Bay Regional Park District to construct a 150-acre park on the Northwest Territories next to the VA project, the issue of timely project completion is of high importance to our city and the region’s veterans.  A draft letter is attached for consideration.

 

Priority Ranking

 

 ↑ Urgent

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Important →

 

____ 1 = Not urgent, not important

____ 2 = Urgent, not important

_ X _ 3 = Urgent and important

____ 4 = Not urgent, important