By Robert Haugh
Tonight’s Council meeting focuses on money, money, money.
Cannabis Regulations and Taxes
We will hear a report on studies on cannabis regulations, including a fees and a tax proposal.
General Fund Revenue Opportunities
Council will get a report on options to generate revenue for the City and consider possible options.
November 2018 Infrastructure Improvement Ballot Measure
An infrastructure ballot measure will be discussed. There are many things needing infrastructure help in the Mission City. Several parks need to get facelifts and the George F. Haines International Swim Center needs to be rebuilt. I’ve swam there and have seen the needs first-hand. It’s old and dilapidated. But there’s a lot of needs in the City. It’ll be interesting to hear what the council considers priorities.
- Bingo regulations could be amended.
- A public safety agreement will be inked between the City and Stadium Authority. This seems routine, but is a pretty big deal. It modifies the old agreement that provided a threshold on Levi’s Stadium public safety costs paid by the 49ers. That means the team will have to pay all public safety costs just as Measure J requires. That’s the 2010 measure that Santa Clara voters approved to protect the city’s general fund.