Santa Clara City Council Preview: Gaggle of Routine Items for New City Manager’s First Regular Meeting

By Robert Haugh

Tomorrow’s Santa Clara City Council meeting is full of routine items. 

Perhaps this will be a smooth meeting for new City Manager Jovan D. Grogan that does not go past midnight, which has become the normal with the current Council.

He was initiated last week with a special meeting regarding the controversial LifeMoves interim housing project slated for Lawrence and Benton. 

Agenda items:

  • Closed session — conference with Real Property negotiators — Property: 2435 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050; Negotiating parties: Wesco Properties, Inc./Home Depot 
  • Closed session — conference with Legal Counsel-existing litigation — City of Santa Clara v. Wesco Properties, Inc. et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 21CV380278
  • Study session to review Proposed FY 2023/24 and FY 2024/25 Biennial Operating Budget and FY 2023/24 Capital Improvement Program budget changes
  • Action on the appointment of Youth Commissioners for 2023-2024 term
  • Recognition of outgoing Youth Commission members for 2022-2023 term
  • Recognition of Red Cross Month and Red Cross volunteers
  • Proclamation of Drinking Water week May 7-13, 2023
  • Presentation by the Senior Advisory Commission on the upcoming “Be Strong, Live Long” 2023 Health & Wellness Fair
  • Recognition of volunteer Donna West
  • Public Hearing: FY23/24 Final Annual Action Plan for the Use of Federal Housing and Urban Development Grant Funds
  • Public Hearing: Waive First Reading and take action on the Introduction of an Ordinance to amend zoning Code Section 18.60.050 to permit fuel cells and photovoltaic panels as an allowable use without need for a Use Permit, as well as require other Electric Power Plants to adhere to State of California emissions requirements

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