Passing on this invitation to a tax preparation event, for tax returns of $52k or less, courtesy of State Senator Jerry Hill, scheduled for this Thursday, March 6th.
Mixed night. We start the evening with two closed sessions, one involving ongoing negotiations with the Sunnyvale Managers Association, the other dealing with our efforts to hire a new City Manager.
The general meeting will run for a while before we get to general business. First up is the ceremonial swearing-in of our new planning commissioners, heritage preservation commissioners, and housing and human services commissioner. This is followed by a presentation from PG&E to go over their proposed tree removals on Homestead. Normally, presentations don’t include public comment, but this one will.
Google has posted a blog entry in which they’ve announced the next phase of their 1 gigabit fiber-optic network to the City of Sunnyvale, to provide residents with internet and TV services at 100 times the speed of most commercially-available networks.
As the heart of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale has a culture of innovation and a community of early adopters that makes us a perfect fit for this initiative. Our residents need a cutting-edge technology infrastructure, and we welcome the opportunities that gigabit broadband could bring to Sunnyvale.
The Business Insider has an article with conceptual art of a proposed campus to go on the south-east corner of Wolfe and Arques (kitty-corner from Fire Station 2). It’s worth checking out. The project has been submitted to the City and is going through staff review and environmental considerations now, and I have no information when it might reach the point of public hearings.
Sorry for the lateness. Pretty simple meeting. We start the evening with a closed session to discuss the City Manager recruitment process.
The general meeting starts with a presentation from Fremont Union High School District Superintendent Polly Bove talking about the joint-use agreements between the District and the City. The consent calendar is pretty big – a resolution to approve stop sign installation, new playground equipment for Las Palmas Park, a couple of contracts, a couple of tract map approvals, a HOME loan involving the Armory project, the quarterly investment report, and a couple of grants.