The Agenda: Rents task force, redevelopment obligations and more

The Agenda: Rents task force, redevelopment obligations and more

Michele Ellson

For the week of September 15, 2014

PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD

The Public Utilities Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday, September 15 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

On the agenda: The board will receive an informational report on utility energy risk and associated cost exposure.

More information: An agenda and materials are available on the Alameda Municipal Power website.

CITY COUNCIL

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

On the agenda: The council will consider approving the creation of a housing costs and rents task force to provide information on the state of housing and rental prices. The council will also consider signing off on a pair of finalists, Catellus and Mission Bay Development Group, to compete for the right to develop an 82-acre portion of Alameda Point. The council will also consider extending an agreement to use Alameda Unified’s pools and leases for business interested in locating at Alameda Point. The council will also consider appointing Julia Park Tracey as Alameda’s poet laureate and also, reappointing Michele Bellows, Thomas Bertken, and Jesus Vargas, and Appointing Michael Hans as members of the Transportation Commission. The council will also consider changes to zoning rules to permit arcades; ground floor retail on a one-block stretch of Santa Clara Avenue; and groups of employees seeking to live in a single dwelling. The council will also consider reprogramming Community Development Block Grant funding for local social services to conform with changes to federal rules. As the Successor Agency to the Community Improvement Commission, council members will consider refinancing existing redevelopment bonds to a lower rate.

More information: An agenda and materials are available on the city’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast cable channel 15 and AT&T cable channel 99 and webcast live on the city’s website.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY OVERSIGHT BOARD

The Successor Agency Oversight Board holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 17 in Conference Room 360 on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

On the agenda: The board will consider approving a plan to refinance existing redevelopment bonds to save money. The board will also consider amending an existing agreement regarding the expenditure of unspent bond proceed to accommodate nearly $1 million in unspent funds and a resolution recognizing a requirement that a $1.3 million loan to form the Alameda Point redevelopment area must be repaid. The board will also consider approval of a payment schedule for existing redevelopment debt for the first six months of 2015 and officers for the coming year.

More information: An agenda and materials are available on the city’s website.

COMING UP

Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, council chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Draft agenda

Social Service Human Relations Board, 7 p.m. Thursday, September 25, council chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.