January 25: Peninsula Clean Energy (Community Choice Aggregation Program)
The City has the opportunity to participate in Peninsula Clean Energy (Community Choice Aggregation Program)-a program that allows customers to increase the power they receive from renewable energy sources. The City Council heard a presentation from the County of San Mateo on this program and what it could mean for our community and residents.
January 25: Farm Hill Blvd. Pilot Update
The City has temporarily modified the lanes on Farm Hill Blvd. to assess whether this improves traffic safety. This update provided information about data collected and community feedback provided over the last several months.
February 8: Growth Management
This City Council meeting included a discussion about growth related issues, and the best way to continue engaging the public around addressing associated challenges.
February 22: Council Priority Setting Session, Mid-Year Budget and Capital Improvement Program Update
At this meeting, City Council:
- Held a priority setting session for the year ahead
- Heard a mid-year budget update
- Read the presentation on the Mid-Year Budget delivered by staff
- Read the staff report on the Mid-Year General Fund Budget and City Council Priorities (including two attachments on Council priorities that can begin in Spring 2016 and ones that need further discussion)
- Read the staff report re: procedures for reviewing development applications and suggested changes
This City Council meeting included a discussion on Ground Floor Retail Requirement on Main St. Council Members Gee and Masur to initiate a Downtown Precise Plan Amendment to activate ground floor retail uses on Main Street between Broadway and Middlefield and recommended staff to evaluate a hiatus period of six months or less between current leases, to strengthen enforcement for perceived inactive uses on the ground floor of retail businesses and to identify ways to incentivize new retail uses.
At this meeting, there was:
- A discussion about affordable housing options and potential plans to create more. No Council action was taken. Next steps were determined for future Council meetings.
- A review of a 100% affordable housing development proposal for the City-owned Bradford St. lot.
This meeting included a report on FY 2016-17 Budget Direction. Read the report here.
At this meeting, City Council:
- Heard an update on 101/Woodside Interchange Improvement Project
- Discussed to have a study session on the Draft Inner Harbor Specific Plan
- Discussed to have a Study Session and provide feedback on the City’s Parking and Transportation Demand Management initiatives
- Read a staff report on 101/Woodside Interchange Improvement Project
- Read a presentation on Inner Harbor Specific Plan Discussion
- Read a report on the proposed Study Session on the City’s Parking and Transportation Demand Management Initiatives
- Downtown Parking Update
May 16 Town Hall*
At this meeting, community members had the opportunity to connect with Council members through small group interactions. The meeting took place at Our Lady of MT. Carmel Church, 601 Katherine Ave., Redwood City.
May 24, Housing & Human Concerns Meeting*
- Featured an Affordable Housing Discussion
- View flyer (English & Spanish)