MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CONCURRENT MEETING
OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

 

            The City Council met at 5:00 pm, on the above-mentioned date, for a Special Meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers.  With no public comment, the Council then met in the Council Conference Room for a Closed Session.

 

            The Council, with a quorum present, met for a Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), A.C., by and through his Guardian Ad Litem Mark Calhoun v. Mike Horn, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 115CV288073; Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), City of San Jose v. City of Santa Clara, San Mateo County Superior Court Case No. 16-CIV-02303; and Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), City of Santa Clara v. City of San Jose, San Mateo County Superior Court Case No. 17-CIV-00547.

 

The Council convened at 5:25 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers and the Special Concurrent Meeting was opened with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and Statement of Values.

 

Present: Members Dominic J. Caserta, Debi Davis, Patricia M. Mahan, Teresa O'Neill and Kathy Watanabe and Mayor/Chairperson Lisa M. Gillmor.  Absent:  Member Patrick Kolstad.  Staff present: City Manager, Interim City Attorney and City Clerk/Auditor.

 

The City Clerk/Auditor read the “Behavioral Standards for Public Meetings.”

 

MOTION was made by Caserta, seconded and unanimously carried (Kolstad absent), that the Council excuse Member Kolstad from attendance at this evening’s meeting.

 

The Council proceeded to consider the City Manager’s report for an update on the City’s Zoning provision and noise monitoring issues related to Levi’s® Stadium events ending beyond 10:00 pm.  The City Manager reviewed her report and referred to the two letters attached to the report: 1) a letter (9/28/17) submitted by Forty Niners Stadium Management Company President Al Guido, which noted that future weekday concerts will not be booked until directed otherwise by the Stadium Authority, and 2) her response letter (10/11/17) to Mr. Guido where she requests financial data that substantiates the $600,000 to $800,000 in lost revenue as mentioned by Mr. Guido in his letter.  A Council discussion followed and the City Manager and Interim City Attorney answered questions. 

 

 The Council proceeded to consider Assistant City Manager Piñeda’s report requesting Council direction to the City Manager to return with an update on the status of noise monitoring in proximity to Levi’s® Stadium and an implementation schedule to make noise monitoring data available on the City’s website.  The Director of Community Development gave an electronic presentation regarding Zoning Condition P22.c and current noise monitoring locations.  A Council discussion followed and the Director of Community Development and the City Manager answered questions.  Deborah Bress addressed the Council with concerns.  MOTION was made by Watanabe, seconded and unanimously carried (Kolstad absent), that the Council direct the City Manager to return with an update on the status of noise monitoring for Levi’s® Stadium and an implementation schedule to make the noise monitoring data available on the City’s website. 

 

            The Interim City Attorney reported that earlier in the evening the Council met for a Closed Session for a Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), A.C., by and through his Guardian Ad Litem Mark Calhoun v. Mike Horn, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 115CV288073; Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), City of San Jose v. City of Santa Clara, San Mateo County Superior Court Case No. 16-CIV-02303; and Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), City of Santa Clara v. City of San Jose, San Mateo County Superior Court Case No. 17-CIV-00547 and there was no reportable action.

 

 

There being no further business, MOTION was made by Davis, seconded and unanimously carried (Kolstad absent), to adjourn the meeting at 6:07 pm. The next regular scheduled meeting is on Tuesday evening, October 24, 2017 in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

 

 

 ATTEST:  ____________________________

                      City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVE: ___________________________

                      Mayor