May 1st City Council Agenda has been posted

The next city council meeting will be held on Tuesday May 1st at 7:30. The Civic Center ballot measure is item 14 on the agenda. You can download the agenda here.

The public is given an opportunity to speak during the discussion of the agenda item. Each person has 2 minutes. If you are willing to express your opinion at the meeting please do. If you are not comfortable speaking in public you can express your opinion by writing a letter to the Mayor and City Council or by sending an email. Email addresses for the members of the council can be found by selecting a name from the City Council page.

Please try to attend this meeting to continue to show the council how important the library is to the community.

Summary of Survey Results

The results of the survey to

Assess potential voter support for either a hybrid parcel tax or a bond measure to provide an earthquake-safe, modern library and new police station with funding that cannot be taken by the State;”

were presented at the City Council Meeting on April 17th.

You can find a video of the council session here.  The section of interest starts about 14 minutes into the meeting(Item 10 Civic Center Improvements). Firstly Mayor Paul Resnikoff recused himself from this discussion as his residence is within a specified distance from the library and police station. He then left the meeting and will not be participating in the voting. That leaves 4 council members to vote on the issue. There’s an interesting discussion towards the end of the session about the percentage of the council needed to pass a vote on a parcel tax, versus that needed to pass a vote on a bond measure.

The full report on the survey can be found here.

Here are a few details from the report

Overview

  • 14,875 likely November 2018 voters in the  City of Campbell
  • Survey Dates: March 9 through March 29, 2018
  • Interview Length: 20 minutes
  • Sample Size: 531 likely November 2018 voters
  • Margin of Error± 4.18%
  • Interview type:
    • 30 Landline
    • 43 Cell Phone
    • 51 Online from email invitation
    • 407 Online from text invitation

Summary of Results

Ballot Measure

The ballot measure could be either for a parcel tax or a bond measure. The report includes results for various $amounts, too detailed to be included in this summary. The subject of the ballot measure tested was :

To provide an earthquake-safe, modern library and new police station, including:
• improved access for senior and disabled residents;
• new technology center, free high-speed internet, and public computers; and
• police emergency operations and 911 dispatch center that would remain fully operational during a disaster;

Parcel tax option:
  • Total Yes = 61.6%
  • Total No = 33.1%
  • Don’t know or did not answer = 5.3%
Bond Measure Option:
  • Total Yes = 71.0%
  • Total No = 23.3%
  • Don’t know or did not answer = 5.7%

What happens next?

There will be further discussion at the next council meeting on May 1st. It is unclear whether a yes/no decision on whether to proceed with the ballot measure will be made at that meeting. When the agenda is available we’ll post again.

 

 

 

 

 

One step closer…..

With the completion of the survey we’re one step closer to knowing if the council will put the library renovation on the ballot in November.

Please come to the council meeting on Tuesday evening to show your support of the library and to hear the results of the survey. The decision won’t be made on Tuesday but we must continue to show the council that there is active support for the project.

Time and location of meeting

 

Survey results to be presented at April 17 council meeting

(Re-posting as email not delivered to everyone requesting updates)

The city council meeting on 4/17 at 7:30 will present the findings of the “Civic Center Improvements – Potential Revenue Measure Survey “.  The agenda can be found here. It is item 10 on the agenda.

We hope you can attend.

The discussion about what the city council will do with the information will be at their 5/1 meeting.

Results of Survey to be discussed at April 17 Council Meeting

The city council meeting on 4/17 at 7:30 will present the findings of the “Civic Center Improvements – Potential Revenue Measure Survey “.  The agenda can be found here, or by visiting the Council Calendar and downloading a copy.  It is item 10 on the agenda.

We hope you can attend.

The discussion about what the city council will do with the information will be at their 5/1 meeting.