Monday, June 12, 2017

S.R. City Council Agenda, June 13th


Thanks once again to our friend, Anne Seeley, of Concerned Citizens For Santa Rosa, for her analysis of this evening's Santa Rosa City Council agenda.

Friends:  There is no Study Session before this 4PM meeting.

7 Staff Briefings:  Occasionally City staff give short informational presentations at this time.
  7.1 Sustainable Education Garden Project Update.
   You've wondered about the project on the north side of City Hall?: Here it is:

  12.1 Contract Award for the Neighborhood Streets and Roseland Street Overlay.
The Council is awarding a total of $2,610,824.04 to Ghilotti Construction. What is remarkable and commendable in this plan is the amount of consultation with the community that was done to craft it.

14.2 Urgency Ordinance to Impose a Temporary Moratorium on the Eligibility of the Limited Light Industrial Combining District zoning type for Medical Cannabis Cultivation.
   This is one of 3 zoning types that under current policy can be used for this purpose.  What prompted this proposed moratorium (I think) is the project before the Council in the Maxwell Court Area.  This area, like others in the zoning district, is planned eventually to provide transit- oriented housing - this one for the nearby train station and the development that will happen there. A very large warehouse conversion project for cannabis growing is proposed close to the West End Neighborhood, not far from the Bodean Asphalt Plant.
    This moratorium is proposed, I think, so that large capital for cannabis growing isn't invested in areas that will someday soon be called on to become housing areas.

5:00 PM  Public Hearings
  15.1 The Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017/18 Operations and Maintenance Budget, along with the Capital Improvement Program 9CIP) Budget.
   Keep in mind that the amount of money in the budget for the City's General Fund pays for most Departments, but a larger dollar amount is in the Enterprise Fund Budget.  The latter Fund is for departments that are supposed to pay for themselves through fees.  An example is the Water Department (used to be called Utilities).

9:00AM continuation of this hearing and Council discussion on 6/14 if necessary.

I'll see you on Tuesday afternoon!

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