March 2021

CNA Board Meeting Minutes

Date:  March 10, 2021

Start time:  7:00 PM – 7:34 PM PST

Where:  Zoom meeting

Attendees: Art Maurice, Kirk Vartan, Kathy Moe, Willard Simms, Kevin Roderick, Linda Brennan, Faye Mowery, St. John Johnson, Felicia Hipps

Items to discuss:

  1. Approval of February minutes
    1. Approved
  • Finance report – Kathy Moe
    • Chase – same as last month, $4417.27
    • Meriwest – $10,083.75, $0.78 of interest
  • Next General Meeting – April 26
    • Councilwoman Dev Davis
      • When will the streets resurfacing happening?
    • State Assemblyman Evan Low 
      • Do we want to ask him anything specifically? 
        • 3/13 Stop AAPI Hate Crimes Rally
    • Potential 3rd Speakers:
      • Supervisor Susan Ellenberg
      • New Valley Fair manager
        • Westfield is being sold
        • Valley Fair is single biggest Bay Area attraction, 20 million visitors
      • Speaker from Catalyze SV Duplexes, Triplexes & Quadplexes panel
        • Meetings on topic also going on in Santa Clara
        • Does it mean our neighborhoods will transform? How quickly? What are the finances?
  • Open Forum:
    • Don Weden – URBANISM AFTER THE PANDEMIC, Alternative Scenarios for Santa Clara County
      • March 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
      • Speaks about how Santa Clara County evolves over time, how it has evolved over time, choices and implications, what can we do. 
      • Consistent over last decade or so about creating walkable neighborhoods. 
      • What are some of the options given where we are during the pandemic compared to where we were?
      • Not viable for General Meeting, 2 hrs and 300 slides
    • Chalk drawings – photos on website with child’s name
      • Cory ART: pumpkins, painted rocks, chalk drawings, fairy gardens, native gardens
      • Gallery at Cory General Meeting of the Art Theme
    • Little Libraries – photos with map on website
    • Slow period of the year… Dumpster Day is usually in the Fall, but used to be in May
    • Valley Fair Sale/Westfield Sale – reimagine Valley Fair, keep evolving it
      • Thought experiment: If the Safeway and CVS went away, and replace it with an “the 88” type high-rise (25-35 stories) with a quality grocery on the ground floor, and the strip along Winchester, with 6-7 floor blended community housing, to create a real mixed-use feel for Valley Fair…
      • Now that it’s being sold, it is actually possible
      • Ties into Urban Village discussion
    • BAREC/Agrihood Property – supposed to start Q1, break ground end of this month
      • Directly motivated to get started because start time tied to financing
      • Supposed to break ground last year, but financing delayed
      • Went through tax credit approval 5 months ago
      • $200 million project, half is grant they do not have to pay back
      • 36 for-sale homes
      • 150 market-rate apartments (1 acre) is only risk out of 6 acres