With COVID-19, the top issue facing Santa Clara is the budget deficit. Santa Clara is facing a $20 million deficit next year.
We need to get creative about cutting expenses and increasing revenues.
For years I have complained about frivolous spending like landscaping at the intersection of Lawrence and El Camino Real. I also complained about the City spending $2 million of tax payer money on the "Super Celebrations" around the time of Superbowl 50.
The City has wasted over $5 million dollars fighting a California Voting Right Act Lawsuit. The City lost and is now spending more money to appeal the judge's decision. No city has every won a CVRA lawsuit.
The City needs to look at new revenue sources. We should consider lifting the 10 PM curfew at Levi's Stadium say 6 times per year so we can have big concerts that could make us half a million dollars per concert.