The City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics relating to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Included in items to be discussed are: an advertising concession agreement with Clear Channel, Inc.; leasing space agreements with airlines; public transit for the airport; and development of land west of the airport.
Mayor Chuck Reed and councilmembers Nancy Pyle and Rose Herrera suggest in a memo included in the agenda that the land be considered for projects that might go outside the scope of airport use.
“There are a total of 44 acres available for development at this time,” the memo states. “Airport staff is currently considering options for the future of Runway 11-29 which has the potential to more than double the land available for development on the West Side of the airport. Given the potential for a site with more than 100 acres, our lack of land available for business and industrial uses, and no certainty that the entire acreage is needed for aviation use we should be very clear that uses beyond aviation will be considered within FAA standards.”
The council will also hear several reports on bids submitted to conduct work on city facility roofing, sludge management as well as reject bids for filtration work on the Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant. A status report on reducing odor at the plant will be deferred until Sept. 13.
The council will also hear appeals to recent Planning Commission recommendations to not allow the sale of alcohol at a CVS pharmacy located at 4110 N. First St. and a grocery store that will be located a shopping center located on the southwest corner of Almaden Expressway and Branham Lane.
No update will be given on labor negotiations.