The City Manager updated the Council on the COVID-19 pandemic, which included preliminary information on the City’s phased reopening efforts based on guidelines from the Santa Clara County Department of Health.
The Council proclaimed May 17 to the 24th National Public Works Week 2020, and recognized City staff for delivering high-quality public works projects.
The Mayor and the City Council, recognized the Assistant City Clerk and Office staff, as part of the 51st Annual Municipal Clerk’s Week. The International Institute of Municipal Clerks sponsors Municipal Clerk's Week to promote the profession, May 3rd through 9th, to highlight the how vital the role and responsibilities are to the efficient operation local government.
The City Council held a study session reviewing the proposed FY 2020/21 and FY 2021/22 Capital Improvement Program Budget and FY 2020/21 Operating Budget. The revised budget projections discussed reflect the impact on revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how that will affect expenditures going forward.
Another study session was held to discuss proposed changes to the City’s transportation analysis methodology - from level of service to vehicles miles traveled.
Council noted and filed public comment on the 2020-2025 Consolidated Action Plan and FY 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Funds and approved both plans to be submitted to HUD before May 15, 2020.
Council adopted a resolution to establish political campaign voluntary expenditure limits at $46,420 for Citywide contests and $25,000 for district-based contests. Individual campaign contribution limits were capped at $630 for candidates who accept the voluntary expenditure limit and $310 for candidates who do not accept the voluntary expenditure limit.
City staff provided an informational report to Council to give an update on the redesign of the City’s newsletter, Inside Santa Clara. The newsletter gets mailed to nearly 58,000 Santa Clara residents and business three times per year. Expect to see the summer edition of the redesigned Inside Santa Clara delivered to mailboxes in June.
The Santa Clara Stadium Authority Board noted and filed its Financial Status Report for the quarter ending December 31, 2019. An information report on Levi’s Stadium Activities during the COVID-19 pandemic was also noted and filed.
Finally, the Stadium Authority Board agreed to take no action and receive further information from the State of California and County of Santa Clara about how large sports gatherings may be conducted for the 2020 NFL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.