The City Council held a study session on the City of San Jose urban village planning process. The council approved a two-year Public Service Grant Agreement to provide security deposit assistance to individuals and families who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. The council directed staff to return with options related to commercial marijuana activities in Santa Clara, and took action to approve funding for the design and construction process for the sport court, plaza, and picnic area of Fuller Street Park.
Santa Clara Source - August 29, 2017
The City Council heard an update from the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee. Students who took part in the annual exchange trip to Izumo, Japan and the Sister Cities International 2017 Youth Leadership Summit shared their experience. August was recognized as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month and the first week of September was recognized as National Payroll Week. The proposed development at 2780 El Camino was presented and will continue being processed concurrent with the preparation of the El Camino Specific Plan. The community expressed concerns over proposed high-density urban villages along Stevens Creek Blvd. The contract for the San Tomas Expressway and Monroe Street Park and Community Garden Project was awarded to Goodland Landscape Construction, and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee presented detour alternatives for the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail on stadium event days.
Santa Clara Source - August 24, 2017
The Stadium Authority heard the results of an audit on compliance of Measure J. The 49ers made a presentation on non-NFL events. The board reached an agreement with the VTA for augmented transit services for non-NFL events. Stadium Authority Board meeting dates were set for 2018, and the Financial Status Report for the quarter ending June 30, 2017 was noted and filed. A discussion about the use of the Community Room was continued for the next meeting.
Santa Clara Source - August 22, 2017
The council discussed the future implementation of the "Adult Use of Marijuana Act". Congressman Ro Khanna visited the council to address a range of issues. The Board of Library Trustees presented their "Diversity and Inclusion Statement." The council announced the appointment of new city manager, Deanna Santana, and Santa Clara City Council meeting dates were set for the 2018 calendar year.