The Mountain View City Council has a long agenda tonight and, while some of the issues may appeal to the environmentally friendly and non-smokers, there may be opposition from the business community.
On tonight's agenda the city will look to strengthen regulation by an amendment to its tobacco ordinance, which would push smokers further away from "dining" areas that is, any sidewalk or street and within city parks. Also, smoking could be prohibited from within 25 foot "buffer zone" to "any doorway, operable window, crack, vent into an enclosed area."
Another item, the city will begin to work toward a ban of single-use plastic bags unless purchased for 10 to 15 cents and complete ban of styrofoam carry-out food containers.
Other agenda items include:
- Labor negotiations with Service Employees International Union, the Eagles, the International Association of Firefighters, and the unrepresented fire manageres, police officers, department heads and IT employees.
- Adoption of ordinance cancelling development agreement with Hewlett Packard for 100 Mayfield Ave. property; Possible contribution to Santa Clara County Housing Trust
- Ordinance amending code in regards to preservation of historic buildings
- Ordinance amending code in
- Adoption of resolution regarding the amendement of the related to the Mountain View Revitalization Authority
- Authorize City Manager to enter into agreement with the cities of Palo Alto and Los Altos to .
Items initiated by Council
- Authorize staff to start work on a plan to develop an ordinance to ban plastic bags and styrofoam carryout food containers.