Zoning: The council approved an ordinance that revises the zoning code to allow grandfathered downtown buildings to convert to other uses permitted in the district, with the exception of conversion of residential to non-residential use. The council also agreed to include a "waiver" process for developers seeking to convert from residential to non-residential. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Kniss, Tanaka No: Kou
Council Finance Committee (April 2)
CDBG: The committee supported staff's recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant funding allocation. Yes: Unanimous
Rates: The committee heard a presentation about preliminary rate changes for the electric and gas utilities. Utility bills are projected to increase by about 5 percent, or about $15 per month, in the next fiscal year. Action: None
Council Policy and Services Committee (April 3)
Sustainability: The committee accepted staff's proposed work plan for the 2018-2020 Sustainability Implementation Plan. Yes: Unanimous
Architectural Review Board (April 4)
1700 Embarcadero Road: The board reviewed a proposed Mercedes and Audi dealership proposed for the site of the former Ming's Restaurant and voted to continue the review to a later date. Yes: Unanimous
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