City Council Preview: Water Rates and Data Centers

By Robert Haugh

Tomorrow’s City Council meeting includes:

  • Recognize Lieutenant Christopher Noble and Lieutenant Gina Noble for their Service to the City
  • Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update (April-June 2021)
  • Verbal Report from City Manager regarding COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Public Hearing: Action on a Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Certain Real Property Interests on 890 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, California, from L.A.W., LLC (Continued from June 8, 2021)
  • Public Hearing: Action on the Adoption of the Proposed FY 2021/22 & FY 2022/23 Biennial Operating Budget and FY 2021/22 Capital Improvement Program Changes
  • Public Hearing: Action on the Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2021/22 Municipal Fee Schedule
  • Public Hearings: (1) Action to Approve 2020 Urban Water Management Plan; (2) Action to Approve Water Shortage Contingency Plan
  • Public Hearing: Action on Resolutions Approving Water, Sewer and Recycled Water Rates to be Effective July 1, 2021
  • Action on a Written Petition submitted by Robert Mezzetti, II Requesting to Discuss Amendment No. 3 to the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement by and between the City, VTA and Republic Metropolitan an LLC for the proposed project located at 500 S. Benton Street (APN 230-08-061 and 230-08-078)
  • Action on a Written Petition (Council Policy 030) submitted by Gabriela Landaveri Requesting the City of Santa Clara Adopt a “Vision Zero” Policy
  • Action on a Written Petition Submitted by Councilmember Suds Jain Requesting to Place an Agenda Item at a Future Meeting to have a Policy Discussion on Data Centers


  1. Richard please you are making way too much sense. Thank you for adding your comments.

    From my standpoint as a long time resident, one of the many things I love about this City is we don’t have “areas”.
    What that is saying is we don’t have parts of the City that are more densely populated by any one group of people.
    Go up and down any street in this city and you will see we all live together.
    My family has been at the same address since 1963. In that time we have seen many neighbors come and go. Each time our neighborhood has welcomed and embraced whomever moved in.
    Where we should be a “Poster City” for Diversity and Inclusion, somehow that agenda does not work for some, and frankly I just want us to move forward as a City.

    Burt Field

  2. What about getting Santa Clarins together after this last painful year? Independence day, the street dance, and concerts in the park are great places to see the mix and diversity of Santa Clarins getting out.

    Even though they’re not labeled all inclusive, diverse, and minority, the outcome of Santa Clara’s getting out and about together does more for our community than any proclamation or crazy special day or flag.

    The more activities available to Santa Clara’s is the best way to see that we have no racial divide. If you spend some time at Central Park you can see that everyone enjoys the outdoors. I for one would like to see more city-driven activities and less media driven proclamations which seemed to divide. Allow us to come together naturally.

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