MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA
FOR SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

 

 

     The City Council of the City of Santa Clara met at 5:30 pm, on the above-mentioned date, for a Special Meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

 

 

     Present:  Council Members Debi Davis, Patrick Kolstad, Lisa M. Gillmor, Jerry Marsalli, and Teresa O’Neill and Mayor Jamie L. Matthews. Absent: Patricia M. Mahan (excused).

 

 

 

     The Mayor opened the Special Meeting – Study Session at 5:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the Silicon Valley Power (SVP) rate increase. The Electric Division Manager - Market, Analysis and Pricing made an electronic presentation and then she and the Director of Water and Sewer Utilities answered Council questions.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the review of the Draft Housing Element. The Director of Planning and Inspection made an electronic presentation and then he and the City Manager answered Council questions.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the review the Bay Area research and Extension Center (BAREC) Development, 90 N. Winchester Boulevard. The Director of Planning and Inspection made an electronic presentation and answered Council questions. Kirk Vartan addressed the Council with general comments (provided handout).

 

 

 

The Council proceeded to consider the update on Santa Clara Square (Office Development). The City Manager provided an introduction and the Director of Planning and Inspection made an electronic presentation. Carlene Matchniff, representing The Irvine Company, addressed the Council with comments and answered Council questions.

 

 

 

The Council proceeded to consider the review of the Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance. The City Manager noted a potential conflict of interest due to his residence being within 300 feet of a subject historic area and stepped out of the room. The Director of Planning and Inspection introduced the item and then Lorie Garcia made an electronic presentation. A Council discussion followed. General comments were made by Jeannie Mahan and Brian Johns.

     The City Manager returned to the Council Chambers.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the Park Development Ordinance: 1 acre dedication prerequisite. The City Manager provided an introduction and the Director of Parks and Recreation made an electronic presentation and answered Council questions. The following people addressed the Council with general comments of concern: Kevin Park, Kevin Moore and Tracy Johnson.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the update on status of Lawrence Station Specific Plan and the Director of Planning and Inspection and then answered Council questions.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the review of locally sponsored events for Super Bowl 50. The City Manager introduced the item and Assistant City Manager Sheila Tucker made an electronic presentation. Then Demetri (last name unknown), Thelma Sorich and Bill Bailey addressed the Council with comments.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the review of electronic billboard signs. Assistant City Manager Sheila Tucker made an electronic presentation and then answered Council questions.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the review of the Draft Single Family Residential Guidelines. The Director of Planning and Inspection made an electronic presentation and answered Council questions.

 

 

 

     The Council proceeded to consider the update on the International Swim Center and International Swim Hall of Fame. The Director of Parks and Recreation made an electronic presentation and he and the City Manager answered Council questions. Cynthia Owens addressed the Council with comments.

 

 

 

     General comments were then made by Walter Wilson and Kevin Moore addressed the Council with general comments.

 

 

 

     There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.

 

 

ATTEST:  ________________________

                     City Clerk

 

 

APPROVE: ________________________

                     Mayor