10/16/2001 Special Meeting
Another Councilmember expressed her support for the staff's
recommendations and noted that offering different tuition levels is critical
because it is important to have kids from all socioeconomic levels. She
added that there is probably no way around having the City construct the
building as it will be on City-owned property. She stated that the
Community Center is separate from the child-care center and they should
be discussed separately.
8/07/2001 Special Meeting
Councilmember Stasek asked for clarification on the square footage that
has been set aside in the Community Center versus what is being
recommended by the consultant. A staff member explained that the square
footage originally allotted in the Community Center for a child-care facility
is 5,000 square feet, both inside and outside, to total 10,000 square feet,
and the recommendation from the consultant is for 7,000 square feet, both
inside and outside, to total 14,000 square feet. However, staff had
anticipated, and has been using in the preschematic design phase, 7,000
square feet inside and outside.
She commented that she wants to make sure that they are meeting the
criteria for the various accreditations needed and asked what the most
stringent accreditation is to obtain and what its square footage requirement
is. Mr. Jaffe responded that this would be an accreditation by the Academy
of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, but noted
that they do not dictate specific square footage requirements and, instead,
look at adult-to-child ratios, which are very similar or identical to what has
been recommended. He stated they could provide a copy of those
standards to the Council as well as a copy of the early childhood
environment and infant/toddler environment rating scales, which are very
strong and are what they use. He noted that the State requirement is 35
square feet per child, and that this amount of space meets basic minimum
health and safety standards.
She stated that a detached facility would be better in terms of operating
hours and security concerns, and suggested that a second-story structure
be investigated further. She added that the fact the facility will be in the
middle of a City park would leave the City to have more of a role than
originally anticipated. She asked for more information on what the options
are for the City having control over the site.
7/27/1999 Council Meeting
Community services child-care needs assessment - A Councilmember asked
if this plan is predicated on a gift of land or whether they have
money to purchase land. A CSA representative responded that they do
not not have any money for capital costs but would be capable of
paying rent at some level. A Councilmember expressed concern that they
would not be able to incorporate enough space into the Community
Center for child care and that there are some potential limitations to
that site. She added that a time line would important to the Council
and suggested that a time estimate be included in regard to any
potential location so that they can see whether a site could be opened
in a reasonable amount of time.
3/21/2000 Study Session
One Councilmember responded to Mr. Perry that the City is deferring a
number of median projects this year. She added that in regard to Phase
II of the El Camino Real street median landscaping, the City should
monitor the portion from Sunnyvale to Calderon Avenue over the next
year to see what condition it is in after that time.
11/16/1999 Study Session
A Councilmember asked if the medians are worth $1.7 million and stated
that it is a hard sell for her. She also noted that she likes the teal
and yellow banner. One Councilmember asked that they just look at
Phase I now and worry about banners, gateway monuments and the other
two phases later. She suggested that staff come back with a plan
for Phase I of the median landscaping and that it include the
intersection of Castro Street and El Camino Real.
3/30/99 Council Meeting
El Camino Real Banner program - Another Council member stated that she
initially felt the same way about this project, however, she has since
reconsidered because they would only be approving an expenditure of
$5,000 at this time. She continued that when information comes back on
this it will be further into the budget cycle and might dovetail
7/27/1999 Council Meeting
HVAC System - A Councilmember stated that she considered rebidding the
projects; however, the bids were received 10 days ago, and she did not
think they would change very much. She commented that relying on a
three-year old Engineer's Estimate probably gave them unrealistic
expectations when they went out to bid.
Motion: M/S Kasperzak/Noe - Carried 6-1; Ambra no
Fire Station 2
11/9/99 Council Meeting
A Councilmember stated that she likes the new fire station design
because it makes the fire station much more visible to the
neighborhood. She added that the Council would not want to compromise
pedestrian access, and so she would support mounting the plaque in the
sidewalk in a way to meet ADA standards.
11/26/99 Council Meeting
One Councilmember asked for clarification that the improvements would
not include pedestrian sidewalks. One Councilmember expressed
disappointment that no sidewalks will be included on Yardis Court and,
therefore, gave her support for completing the sidewalk on Miramonte
5/11/99 Council Meeting
Another Councilmember said she was very up in the air on this issue
because she saw a lot of merit on both sides. She said the reason she
is now going with the the S-curve is the increased buffer by the home
at the corner of Bush Street/Evelyn Avenue and it can be designed in a
way to maximize safety as much as you can when you have to move that
much traffic through an intersection.
6/10/97 Council Meeting
Motion: M/S Stasek/Faravelli Carried
6-0; Kleitman abstained Approve the Council Transportation Committee's recommendation to prohibit the installation of works of art or sculpture in street median islands and traffic circles.
One Councihmember commented that she is a strong supporter of art in the City of Mountain View because it adds so much to the civic life of the City. However, she said, it is meant to be enjoyed and pondered traffic medians, where people are viewing it from across the street or through traffic, is not what Council wants for the enjoyment of art in the city.
One Councilmember said she thinks a decision should be made tonight and if Council decides to purchase this piece of sculpture, she suggested it be located in Charleston Park in the North Bayshore Area where there is some great modern
Park Land Dedication
11/28/00 Council Meeting
.9—PARK LAND DEDICATION IN-LIEU FEE DESIGNATIONS, FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000
Mayor Stasek requested this item be removed from the Consent Agenda to ask Council to simply
consider that with regard to the anticipated $900,000 plus in-lieu fee to be received from the Avalon Bay Apartments at 2400 El Camino Real West which it is suggested to be allocated to open space acquisition in the Del Medio neighborhood have a condition added that if, when the Community Center project comes forward, there is a funding shortfall and open space has not been found in the Del Medio neighborhood, these funds could be used for funding the Community Center. She stressed that while she is supportive of open space acquisition, the Community Center is a high priority project of the Council and there are some questions at this point about the funding.