San Jose’s City Council will return to session Tuesday and discuss banning polystyrene food containers in the future, development of the west side of San Jose’s airport, construction of a new street for the BART line coming to Berryessa and terminating the mayor and council’s CalPERS contract.
Councilmember Pete Constant suggested the idea to end pensions for the council in a memo in December, and the City Clerk’s office drafted a resolution to follow up on that after a recommendation from the Rules and Open Government Comittee.
City staff recommends a new street called “Berryessa Station Way” be built in the anticipation of BART coming to the east side of San Jose. Improvements will be made to Berryessa Road and Mabury Road as well as Sierra Road and Lundy Avenue. If approved, the agreements will come at no cost to the city, according to the agenda.
Staff also recommends approval of minimum standards for development of the west side of Mineta San José International Airport, but Councilmember Don Rocha wrote a memo suggesting the city delay any decision and give itself more stime to study the issue.
And in an effort to reduce the amount of trash in San Jose, the city may look to follow up on its plastic bag ban by actively supporting a ban on “polystyrene foam food ware,” which are basically to-go containers made out of Styrofoam.