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File #: 21-2251    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Action on Resignation of Cultural Commissioner Sulcer, Declare a Vacancy on the Cultural Commission, and Appoint from the Council Approved Eligibility List
Attachments: 1. Resignation Email from Commissioner Sulcer, 2. Siddarth Sundaram's Application, 3. Eligibility list 2021

REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT

Title

Action on Resignation of Cultural Commissioner Sulcer, Declare a Vacancy on the Cultural Commission, and Appoint from the Council Approved Eligibility List

 

Report

COUNCIL PILLAR

Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency

 

BACKGROUND

On September 1, 2021, Teresa Sulcer submitted the attached resignation from the Cultural Commission effective immediately. This resignation has created one vacancy on the Commission for a partial-term ending June 30, 2023.

 

On May 27, 2021 the Council conducted interviews for the Cultural Commission and established an eligibility list from those interviewed which is set to expire in November, six months from the date the list was created. The council voted and approved an automatic appointment of Siddarth Sundaram should a vacancy occur. Staff reached out to Siddarth Sundaram to inquire if there was still an interest to serve on the Commission. Siddarth Sundaram affirmatively expressed an interest to serve on the Commission.

 

DISCUSSION

Accept the resignation submitted by Commissioner Teresa Sulcer; declare the vacancy on the Cultural Commission for a partial-term ending June 30, 2023; and appoint Siddarth Sundaram to fill the partial-term from the Council approved eligibility list.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

The action being considered does not constitute a “project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

There is no additional cost to the City other than administrative staff time and expense.

 

PUBLIC CONTACT

Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City’s official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall Council Chambers. A complete agenda packet is available on the City’s website and in the City Clerk’s Office at least 72 hours prior to a Regular Meeting and 24 hours prior to a Special Meeting. A hard copy of any agenda report may be requested by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (408) 615-2220, email clerk@santaclaraca.gov <mailto:clerk@santaclaraca.gov>.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

Accept the resignation of outgoing Commissioner Teresa Sulcer effective immediately; declare the Cultural Commission vacancy; and appoint Siddarth Sundaram from the approved eligibility list to fill the partial-term ending June 30, 2023.

 

Staff

Reviewed by: Nora Pimentel, Assistant City Clerk

Approved by: Deanna J. Santana, City Manager

ATTACHMENTS

1. Resignation email submitted by Cultural Commissioner Teresa Sulcer

2. Siddarth Sundaram’s Application

3. Eligibility List