MINUTES OF THE SPORTS AND OPEN SPACE AUTHORITY OF
THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA FOR MEETING
HELD ON TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 2009

 

 

     The Sports and Open Space Authority of the City of Santa Clara met at 9:14 pm, on the above-mentioned date, for the regular scheduled meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers. 

 

     Present: Authority Members Dominic J. Caserta, Will Kennedy, Joe Kornder, Jamie L. Matthews, Jamie McLeod and Kevin Moore and Chairperson Patricia M. Mahan.

 

     MOTION was made by Caserta, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Minutes for the meetings held on May 5, 2009 and May 12, 2009 be adopted as written.

 

     JOINT PUBLIC HEARING:  The City Council, Redevelopment Agency and Sports and Open Space Authority held earlier in the evening a Joint Public Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2009-10 Annual Budget for the City of Santa Clara (City), the Redevelopment Agency (Agency) and the Sports and Open Space Authority (Authority), including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program Funding, Use of Building Inspection Reserve Funds and the Municipal Fee Schedule.  The Mayor/Chairperson opened the Joint Public Hearing.  The City Manager/Executive Director/Contract Administrator reviewed the report (06/01/09) submitted by the Director of Finance/Redevelopment Agency Treasurer/Finance Director (SOSA) and gave an electronic presentation regarding the current severe economic recession and use of emergency reserves to balance the budget.  She summarized the City of Santa Clara proposed Annual Budget, the proposed Capital Improvement Projects Budget, use of Building Inspection Reserve Funds, the proposed Municipal Fee Schedule and the Agency and Authority proposed Annual Budgets.  She referred to the Director of Finance’s memo (05/26/09) responding to budget questions raised by the Citizens Advisory Committee.  She reviewed the staff recommendation to delay construction of the Northside Branch Library for one year, selected key Budget Principles regarding the recession and use of emergency reserves, the Give A Little . . . Help A Lot Fund, proposed use of Asset Seizure funds, and the 2009-10 Budget Errata Memo.  The Council/Agency/Authority noted an email (05/22/09) from Lovina Worick in support of the Northside Branch Library.  A Council/Agency/Authority discussion followed and the City Manager/Executive Director/Contract Administrator answered Council/Agency/Authority questions.  Stephen Hazel addressed the Council/Agency/Authority with concerns regarding the budget.  The following people addressed the Council/Agency/Authority in support of not delaying the construction of the Northside Branch Library:  Brian Lowery (submitted a letter) and Estela Ramirez.  MOTION was made by Caserta, seconded and unanimously carried, that the public hearing be closed.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council/Agency/Authority adopt the 2009-10 Budget Principles.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council adopt Resolution No. 09-7628 entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA ESTABLISHING THE APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE XIIIB OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE CONSTITUTION AS IMPLEMENTED BY TITLE 1, DIVISION 9 (ENTITLED ‘EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS’ – SECTION 7900 ET SEQ.) OF THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE”, which establishes the Appropriation Limit of $283,808,346, as computed by the Finance Department [According to regulations, the Fiscal Year 2009-10 appropriations classified within this limit total of $170,487,959.]

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council/Agency/Authority approve the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Budgets for the City of $52,749,868; the Agency of $6,686,611; and the Authority of $75,000, plus any open items and adjustments as noted in the 2009-10 Budget Errata Memo; and that the Northside Branch Library (library north of Bayshore) be completed as outlined in the staff report, which is to delay design from Summer 2009 to Summer 2010, without additional delays.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council/Agency/Authority approve the City total budget of $567,449,294 (which includes the City’s Operating Budget of $514,699,426 and CIP Budget of $52,749,868), plus any open items and adjustments as noted in the 2009-10 Budget Errata Memo.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Agency approve the Agency total budget of $36,752,298 (which includes the CIP budget of $6,686,611), plus any open items and adjustments as noted in the 2009-10 Budget Errata Memo.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Authority approve the Authority total budget of $6,166,995 (which includes the CIP budget of $75,000), plus any open items and adjustments as noted in the 2009-10 Budget Errata Memo.

 

 

 

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council/Agency/Authority approve the City of Santa Clara Five Year Financial Plan 2010-11 through 2014-15, plus any open items and adjustments as noted in the 2009-10 Budget Errata Memo.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council adopt Resolution No. 09-7629 entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, FINDING THAT THE USE OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING FUND FOR HOUSING SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED IN FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 OUTSIDE OF THE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS BY CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SAN JOSE, SILICON VALLEY INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER, COUNCIL ON AGING OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, NEXT DOOR:  SOLUTIONS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, EMERGENCY HOUSING CONSORTIUM AND PROJECT SENTINEL WILL BENEFIT THE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS” and the Agency adopt Resolution No. 09-02 (RA) entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE AGENCY BOARD OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, FINDING THAT THE USE OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING FUND FOR HOUSING SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED IN FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 OUTSIDE OF THE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS BY CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SAN JOSE, SILICON VALLEY INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER, COUNCIL ON AGING OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, NEXT DOOR:  SOLUTIONS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, EMERGENCY HOUSING CONSORTIUM AND PROJECT SENTINEL WILL BENEFIT THE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS” which Resolutions determine the use of the Redevelopment Agency’s Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund for housing services outside of the redevelopment project areas will benefit the redevelopment project areas.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Agency adopt Resolution No. 09-03 (RA) entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE AGENCY BOARD OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THAT THE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES TO BE FUNDED IN FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 BY THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING FUND ARE NECESSARY FOR THE PRODUCTION, IMPROVEMENT AND/OR PRESERVATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS” which determines that the planning and administrative expenses provided in the budget to be made from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund are necessary for the production, improvement or preservation of low and moderate income housing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Agency approve the continuation of the contribution rate to the Redevelopment Agency Housing Fund at 30% of tax increment funds received by the Bayshore North Redevelopment Project instead of the State mandated 20% contribution rate.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council approve the use of $187,600 for police activities and programs from the Asset Seizure Trust Fund as requested by the Chief of Police.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council adopt Resolution No. 09-7630 entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING THE USE OF BUILDING INSPECTION RESERVE FUNDS” which permits the use of the Building Inspection Reserve Fund.

MOTION was then made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Council adopt Resolution No. 09-7631 entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE ‘CITY OF SANTA CLARA MUNICIPAL FEE SCHEDULE 2009-10’ WHICH 1) IMPOSES NEW FEES, RATES, AND CHARGES (COLLECTIVELY ‘FEES’), 2) AMENDS EXISTING FEES, AND 3) RETAINS UNCHANGED FEES FOR VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS” which establishes the 2009-10 Municipal Fee Schedule, plus items noted in the 2009-10 Budget Errata Memo.

 

     MOTION was made by Caserta, seconded and unanimously carried, that the Authority note and file the Director of Public Works/City Engineer’s informational memo (06/01/09) regarding Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement for Professional Services with H. T. Harvey & Associates regarding Wetland Mitigation at Ulistac Natural Area.

 

     MOTION was made by Matthews, seconded and unanimously carried, that there being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 pm to Tuesday evening, June 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm for the regular scheduled meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

 

ATTEST:___________________________

                     Secretary

 

APPROVE: ________________________

                     Chairperson