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File #: 17-274    Version: 1
Type: Consent Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/18/2017 In control: City Clerk's Office
On agenda: 10/24/2017 Final action:
Title: Actions Related to Councilmember Khamis’ Travel to Tainan, Taiwan.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum

...Title

Actions Related to Councilmember Khamis’ Travel to Tainan, Taiwan.

...Recommendations

(a)                     Authorize international travel by Councilmember Khamis to Tainan, Taiwan from October 27, 2017 to November 4, 2017 to lead a delegation, as an official representative of the City of San José, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Tainan, Taiwan and the City of San José, with additional meetings with officials from the City of Taipei, Taiwan.  Source of Funds:  San José - Tainan Sister City Association.

(b)                     Authorize an excused absence for Councilmember Khamis from the following meetings due to Authorized City Business:

(1)                     The October 31, 2017 Closed Session and Regular Session meetings of the City Council.

(2)                     The November 1, 2017 meeting of the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole.

(3)                     The November 2, 2017 meetings of the Police & Fire Department Retirement Plan Board of Directors and the Smart Cities & Service Improvements Committee.

(4)                     The November 3, 2017 Special Meeting of the City of San José and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

(c)                     Approve the receipt of gifts of air travel, hotel, and meals received in an official capacity as a representative of the City in accordance with San Jose Municipal Code section 12.08.040(c). While the City could reimburse for the meals, they will be provided as a gesture to foster a positive working relationship between the City of San José and its Sister City of Tainan, Taiwan as well as with the City of Taipei, Taiwan.

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-010, City Organization & Administrative Activities resulting in no change to the physical environment. (Khamis)