This is going to be a very long day, although there are a very few items. We actually start the day with all-day interviews of City Attorney candidates. That then goes into a closed session to discuss ongoing labor negotiations. After that is an hour of interviews for Board and Commission candidates.
Despite a two-week break, the consent calendar is small – two second readings and a budget modification. The modification is to provide ongoing traffic analyses for proposed projects (and paid out of those development fees).
The main calendar has only two items. Item 2 proposes repealing the city ordinance regarding private security cameras. This is a study issue that I proposed last year after getting a complaint from a resident that the city’s existing ordinance realistically prevents residents from legally installing security cameras. The existing ordinance prohibits residents from placing cameras in a number of different ways, which add up to make it difficult if not impossible for cameras to be sited to capture the resident’s property but nothing else. Staff took a look at the ordinance, and their answer is to simply delete the ordinance.
Item 3 involves a design review of an 11-townhome project at Morse and Maude. The project originally came to the Planning Commission because it’s a design review (which the PC hears), a vesting tentative map, and a request for a variance for one of the setbacks (the code requires 20′, the applicant wants a setback of 18’10”). The Planning Commission approved it on a unanimous vote, but two councilmembers filed a request for review, so we’re hearing the item now.
And that’s it.