Trees: The council voted to revise the city's tree-protection ordinace, roughly tripling the number of trees that would now be deemed "protected." Yes: Burt, DuBois, Filseth, Kou, Stone No: Cormack, Tanaka
Board of Education (June 7)
Closed Session:The board voted unanimously in closed session to expel an unnamed student for next school year. Also in closed session, the board voted unanimously to accept a late claim related to an unknown topic, but reject the claim itself.
Commenting:The board voted unanimously to waive the two-meeting rule and form an ad-hoc committee to study public comment procedures, including whether to allow comments over Zoom. A motion that would have immediately reinstated Zoom comments while the committee deliberates didn't reach a vote because there wasn't the necessary 4-1 supermajority to waive the two-meeting rule.
Yes: Dharap, DiBrienza, Ladomirak
No: Collins, Dauber
Council Finance Committee (June 7)
Finances: The committee approved the financial status report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2022. Yes: Unanimous
Development: The council approved revisions to objective standards for proposed developments and supported creating a streamline approval process for developments in the "affordable home" zone. Yes: Burt, Filseth, Kou, Stone, Tanaka
No: Cormack Absent: DuBois
Planning and Transportation Commission (June 8)
Housing Element: The commission discussed the goals, policies and programs of the proposed Housing Element for the 2023-2031 period. Action: None
Utilities Advisory Commission (June 8)
Water: The commission approved the 2022 Annual Water Shortage Assessment Report. Yes: Unanimous
Electricity: The commission provided feedback on development of the Electric Utility Integrated Resources Plan. Action: None
Electricity: The commission discussed guidelines for enabling remote disconnect of electric meters. Action: None
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