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Alcohol, Hacienda Avenue and a Community Concert: What to Expect from City Council Tonight

Here's our breakdown of the various things on the agenda for the next Campbell City Council meeting.

Campbell City Council meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

On Tuesday night's council agenda, Hacienda Avenue gets a revisit, Campbell Recreation and Community Services applies to hold a community concert and the council takes a look at the Campbell Municipal Code pertaining to firearms regulations.

All of this is on Tuesday night's consent calendar and public hearings, but not before the council takes another round at the . (More on this in a separate article today.)

FIRST UP: CONSENT CALENDAR

Hacienda Avenue Community Design and Transportation application submitted.

  • On Aug. 18, Campbell City Council learned that it was being awarded a $2 million grant from Proposition 84 Urban Greening Projects to go toward the Hacienda Avenue "Green Street" Improvement Project.
  • The preliminary cost of doing all the work necessary: $4,645,600.
  • The city is applying for a $680,000 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Community Design and Transportation grant to pay for eligible items in this project.
  • If awarded, the city would have to pay 20 percent or $136,000 toward the grant.
  • About $1.4 million would come from Capital Improvement Program reserves.

NEXT: PUBLIC HEARINGS

Campbell Municipal Code regarding firearm regulations and a resolution amending the fee schedule to include an application permit fee and renewal permit fee for firearm and ammunition dealers.

  • Only two federal licensees operate in Campbell: Big Five Sporting Goods and an independent shop on McGlincy Lane.
  • After looking at other fees for reference, the city looked to those requiring similar time for staff to administer and came up with an application fee of $471 and an annual renewal fee of $208, the same fees that apply to massage establishments.
  • Under the proposed ordinance, it will be unlawful for any person who owns or possess a firearm to fail to report the theft or loss of said firearm to the Campbell Police Department within 48 hours of becoming aware of the theft/loss. This applies only if the person reporting the theft/loss lives in Campbell or the loss occurred while in the city.
  • Staff reports that the proposed ordinance promotes responsible gun ownership and will reduce the likelihood of gun-related injuries or death.

FINALLY: NEW BUSINESS

The Campbell Recreation and Community Services Department submits proposal to host an open house and community concert at the Campbell Community Center on Sept. 24 as part of its "Let's Move, Let's Play" campaign. 

  • The event will be free to the public and will host health and fitness program demonstrations like classes, workshops and games. Most city department events are exempt from special event permits, but this one is not, because it may impact nearby neighborhoods.
  • The cost of the event is approximately $3,000-$5,000, $4,000 of which has been allocated in the budget.
  • The city anticipates revenue generated through donations and sales of I Heart Campbell T-Shirts and water bottles at the event.

A study session begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by the regular night meeting at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

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