3/19/2013 Council Preview

This is going to be a very long night.

We start the evening with a closed session regarding the ongoing negotiations with Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA).  We then have a study session regarding a project of interest to a lot of residents, the low-income housing project that’s being considered for the Armory site.  Then we get on to the general session.

The consent calendar is relatively small, and it primarily involves some legal motions required for the new single-family development on the Corn Palace.  The houses have certain common facilities that they are required to maintain, and the developer wants to set up a Mello-Roos Community Facility District as the means to collect money from the residents and pay for the maintenance.

Item 2 under general business involves receiving a $2 million grant from VTA towards a redesign to improve the Monster Interchange (101/237/Mathilda).  Staff has been examining this area, and they believe certain changes to the traffic signals and on and off ramps would dramatically decrease congestion through this area.  This grant, along with a $1.5 million match from the city, would pay for the design, environmental review, and planning for the redesign.

Items 3, 4, and 5 are somewhat related.  Item 3 involves a number of changes to the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP), but it generally involves adding additional parcels on Evelyn to the DSP.  Item 4 involves a development proposal for 158 apartment units on the north side of Evelyn. And item 5 involves a development proposal for 68 apartment units on the south side of Evelyn.

Item 6 is the draft request for proposals (RFP) for the sale of the Raynor Activity Center.  Six different schools have qualified to place bids on the property, and the next step is to solicit specific proposals from those six bidders.

And item 7 is our annual review of the Code of Ethical Conduct.  We had previously requested two new additions to the Code, which have been included for our consideration.

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