Finances: The council accepted staff's Long Range Financial Forecast and requested that staff include a scenario in the forecast with less drastic pension increases and no salary increases for employees. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Shepherd, Schmid, Yeh No Klein
Board of Education (May 8)
Graduation requirements: The board discussed a proposal by Superintendent Kevin Skelly to stiffen high school graduation requirements to match entrance criteria for California's four-year, public universities, with a provision for negotiated "alternative requirements" for students unable or unwilling to complete the four-year college-prep curriculum. Action: None
Cubberley: The board approved a list of "principles" to guide its upcoming discussions with the City Council on the future of Cubberley Community Center, as well as membership of a 25-member Community Advisory Committee on Cubberley. Yes: Caswell, Klausner, Mitchell, Tom Absent: Townsend
Council Finance Committee (May 8)
Budget: The committee approved the budgets for the City Auditor and City Attorney offices and for the Library Department. Yes: Burt, Price, Shepherd Absent: Scharff
Services: The committee discussed the Community Services Department budget and directed staff to return on May 15 with a proposal that includes less steep increases in fees for lawn bowling, community gardens and artist studios at Cubberley Community Center. Yes: Burt, Price, Shepherd Absent: Scharff
Council Policy and Services Committee (May 8)
Infrastructure: The committee voted to recommend that the city not place a revenue-generating measure on the November 2012 ballot. Yes: Unanimous
Human Relations Commission (May 8)
Grants: The commission discussed the Human Services Needs Assessment. Action: None
Planning and Transportation Commission (May 9)
Housing Element: The committee voted to recommend approval of the Housing Element in the Comprehensive Plan. Yes: Fineberg, Keller, Martinez, Tanaka, Tuma Abstained: Michael
Council Rail Committee (May 10)
Litigation: The committee discussed the partnership between the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and considered whether the city should pursue litigation challenging the latest plans for a blended system of Caltrain and high-speed rail. Action: None
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