No Council meeting This Week; City Still Busy
By Robert Haugh
Though there is no City Council meeting, there’s plenty going on this week in the Mission City.
Edit: The Ethics Committee meeting was cancelled for tonight and rescheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. this was done after we went to press
Today (Monday, May 1) is an Ethics Committee meeting. Among the items on the agenda includes an update on the Charter Review Committee, review of options of prohibiting “dark money” in Santa Clara elections and establishing an RFP process for selecting an Ethics consultant.
The Committee will review a final report from Fred Keeley regarding the 2016 Santa Clara Votes program. We known ethics were thrown out the window during the 2016 election with far too much outside influence involved.
The Committee consists of Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta and Council members Debi Davis and Kathy Watanabe. It’s at 5 p.m. in the Council chambers.
The Cultural Commission meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the Staff Conference room. Among their tasks include electing a new Secretary, updates on a June 17 Sangram Arts event, budget review and selecting performers for a May 20 Noodle Cookoff event.
Other meetings include a Neighborhood University Relations Committee meeting also tonight at 7 p.m. at Santa Clara University. Mayor Lisa Gillmor and Council members Teresa O’Neill and Davis serve on this committee that addresses needs and concerns to SCU and the City.
Also at 7 p.m. is the Citizens Advisory Committee meeting in the Council Chambers. Among the topics include Smart grids and utilities, street and traffic conditions in Santa Clara, the General Plan, High Speed Rail, the massive Mariani’s development project and the revised Summerhill proposal.
Also coming up is the City-School Liaison Committee on May 3 at the SCUSD District Office at 7:30 a.m. Committee members Gillmor, O’Neill and Watanabe have a pretty stacked agenda, including portable classrooms at Don Callejon School, active shooter training by SCPD, handball and tennis courts at Buchser Middle School, Safe Schools-Safe Cities, Santa Clara Placemaking efforts with Projects for Public Spaces, fields updates and land development issues.
View the plethora of meetings here.