City Council Preview: Electric Rate Increases; Tasman East Specific Area Plan and More

By Robert Haugh

Tonight’s City Council and Stadium Authority meeting has another long agenda. Let’s see if they finish before Wednesday. Maybe we need a time limit for Councilmembers like the public has.

Here’s the agenda items:

  • Closed Session — Public Employee Appointment — City Attorney
  • Closed Session — Public Employee Appointment — City Manager
  • Closed Session — Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation — Marcus Dean Diaz v. City of Santa Clara, et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 5:20-cv-03506
  • Study Session — Strategy for Additional Parkland in the Tasman East Specific Plan Area, in Conjunction with an Amendment to Add 1,500 Units to the Specific Plan
  • Recognition of the 2022 Santa Clara Parade of Champions
  • Verbal Report from the Chief Emergency Services Officer regarding COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Verbal Report Update from City Manager Regarding the Local Drought Emergency
  • Public Hearing: Action on FY 2021/22 Budget Year-End Report and Approve the Related Budget Amendments
  • Public Hearing: Action on a Resolution Amending Rate Schedules for Electric Services for All Classes of Customers, Effective January 1, 2023
  • Public Hearing: Action on Appointment of a Santa Clara Station Area Plan Task Force
  • Public Hearing: Actions to Adopt a Resolution Approving and Adopting Updated Salary Plans for Various As-Needed, Classified, and Unclassified Positions, Including City Manager. Interim City manager Rajeev Batra’s current contract as a retired annuitant terminates on January 31, 2023. The City Manager salary would range from $460,000 and $483,000 per year, plus benefits. The City attorney salary has a maximum of $332,000, but no minimum listed.

One comment

  1. You have to admire the politicians’ ability to provide misleading names. I said when Measure G passed you could expect an increase in electric rates. The power company was doing well and had a nest egg that was too tempting. So they take money from your left pocket, put it in your right pocket, and you feel you haven’t lost anything. Until they take it from your right pocket and put it in their pocket.
    Makes you think you can pick up a piece of poop by the clean end.

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