Retreat: The board discussed the district-wide plan, the PAUSD Promise, the redevelopment of Cubberley Community Center and upcoming board agendas at a retreat. Action: None
City Council (Aug. 19)
Matadero Creek: The council approved moving ahead with a $93,000 contract with Water Resource Associates Environmental Consultants to study the feasibility of converting the channelized Matadero Creek into an open space corridor. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Kniss No: Kou, Tanaka
Ventura: The council directed staff to return with an amended $367,112 contract with the firm Perkins+Will for additional services relating to the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan.
Yes: DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Kniss, Kou No: Cormack, Filseth, Tanaka
VTA: The council authorized staff to submit a response letter to a recent report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury pertaining to the governance structure of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
Council Finance Committee (Aug. 20)
Revenue measure: The committee agreed to dedicate funding from the potential 2020 business tax measure to transportation improvements. The committee also recommended that the council consider a business tax that is based on either employee counts or on square footage, as well as to explore a parcel tax based on square footage. Yes: Unanimous