Those hoping the city will do a decent job in continuing to redevelop the San Antonio shopping center area may want to attend an upcoming workshop or fill out an online city survey.
After several contentious City Council discussions about building heights, barriers to pedestrian and bicycle access in the shopping center, park space and other design issues, a pair of Saturday morning workshops will be held on Oct. 27 and Dec. 1. The workshops aim to inform the creation of a land-use blueprint for the area, known as a "precise plan." Residents are also asked to give input and fill out a survey posted at sanantoniovisioning.com.
The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on both days at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2440 West El Camino Real near Showers Drive, suite 300, on the third floor in meeting room 3F.
Abe-Koga named to water board
Mountain View council member Margaret Abe-Koga, 42, has been appointed to the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board by Gov. Jerry Brown. The position requires confirmation from the state Senate, and pays $100 per diem.
She has served as a City Council member for Mountain View since 2007 and has been the corporate and foundation relations manager for Asian Americans for Community Involvement in San Jose this past year.
She was the associate director for the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute at De Anza College from 1999 to 1001. Prior to that, she was the vice chair and then chair of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Abe-Koga also was a member of the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County.