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MINUTES <br /> SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL MEETING <br /> MARCH 22, 1993 <br /> The City Council of the City of San Leandro met in Adjourned Session in the City <br /> Council Chamber of the City Hall on the above date at 7:00 p.m. , Vice Mayor Faria <br /> presiding. <br /> 1. CALL TO ORDER <br /> 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG <br /> 3. ROLL CALL <br /> PRESENT: Council Members Corbett, Faria, Kerr, Myers, Perry <br /> ABSENT: Mayor Karp and Council Member Polvorosa <br /> [Mayor Karp is in Washington, D.C. , working to obtain funds for the City.] <br /> 4. PRESENTATIONS <br /> None <br /> 5. PUBLIC COMMENTS Public Comments are limited to 3 minutes per person. <br /> A. Lou Filipovich, 15376 Laverne Drive, congratulated the City Manager for <br /> attending the Marina hearing and complimented him on his speech. He <br /> said he hopes Mr. Oliver stays the course, and he likes what Mr. Oliver <br /> said about the situation. He said the City is not there to use <br /> taxpayers' money in a way that isn't prudent. He said he .is concerned <br /> about equity debt, and the City should stay away from that. He spoke <br /> regarding the Budget Strategy and Task Force and said not everyone in <br /> San Leandro is happy with what's coming out. He said he is concerned <br /> about the schedule of revenue adjustments and would like to see more <br /> public participation. He said the Transfer Tax, Utility Tax , etc. , <br /> should be put to a vote of the people. He said information is being <br /> tossed around by various groups throughout the State, and the City <br /> should be aware of this in developing its budget. He said information <br /> is being discussed with financial institutions. He read an article <br /> which discussed a number of issues, including Proposition 13 and its <br /> effect on the State economy, the current economic situation, and the <br /> reasons businesses are leaving California. The article said local <br /> government tries to circumvent Proposition 13 by raising taxes without <br /> a vote of the people and also discussed the Monterey Bay Air Pollution <br /> Control Board, certificates of participation, and bonds. He said $5.5 <br /> billion had been raised in 1991 through certificates of participation, <br /> and this is the way the City is heading. He said people will be filing <br /> lawsuits. <br />