Mayor Chuck Reed released his June Budget Message on Friday, and not much has changed since he first released his budget plan in March. Reed wants to open four libraries, the Bascom Community Center, add additional funds to the gang prevention task force and tackling some of the city’s biggest infrastructure problems.
A hearing will be held Monday, June 11, to consider City Manager Debra Figone’s proposed budget as well as the mayor’s recommendations. The matter will then be voted on at the June 12 City Council meeting. Final adoption is slated for June 19.
At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the following matters will be reviewed:
— Planning commissioner candidates will be interviewed and four could be appointed, including Peter Allen and Norm Kline.
— Increasing the amount of money set aside for outside legal counsel pertaining to the city’s fiscal reforms in the amount of $550,000.
— Increasing compensation for Renne Sloan Holtzman & Sakai LLP by $300,000 for legal services pertaining to labor relations.
— Setting public hearings on the Business Improvement Districts.
— Team San Jose seems to have gotten its act together under Bill Sherry, which is why the council plans to accept the Team San Jose quarterly report.
— Reappoint and appoint committee commissioners.
— Support a puppy licensing program proposed by Assembly Bill 1939.
— And finally, the council will discuss its reimbursement of JP Morgan Chase, which is part of the never-ending fight between the city and the county over property tax distribution.
Click to see the City Council Agenda for June 5, 2012.