The city will discuss the creation of a Utility Users Tax, which will need to be voter approved, and would tax gas, water, garbage, cable and electricity costs at about 5 percent of the bill. This tax would generate about $2 million for the City of Millbrae.
Staff will announce the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget adoption timeline to the public. The first day for preliminary budget discussion has been set for the April 19 council meeting.
The city will discuss investing in energy efficient projects, such as reducing streetlight energy and minimizing irrigation water for city parks, that will eventually save the city money. The projects would not require an initial financial investment, but would financed through Siemens, a global engineering firm.
Staff will also present a progress report on affordable housing in Millbrae, including 88 South Broadway and Park Broadway with 16 affordable units each, the Belamor with 21 affordable units and Dolores Lia with 27 below market rate units.
The city council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 621 Magnolia Ave.