Originally Posted by nht
Me, I'd have asked if their proposed conference center could hold WWDC and if not if they'd be willing to make it bigger in exchange for some tax breaks specifically on revenue for that structure if leased for other users when not being used by Apple. They're missing all those HP jobs so they probably need to figure out some other ways of stimulating their tax base other than seeing Apple grow.
Maybe on the parcel south of 280. Along with the Apple Store the guy wanted and maybe a little Apple museum. A little Apple mecca for all the apple fanbois. Maybe a nice hotel there as well.
I probably would have asked about light rail access if none exists to that complex to relieve I-280 traffic and maybe discuss a staged work day so there isn't 13,000 people trying to all get in there between 8-9AM.
I'd have asked about public access to the exterior green space.
My other concern if I were on that council would be should Apple fail WTH you do with a huge monolithic building? That maze of office buildings can be leased out individually with excess mothballed or demo'd but I doubt the 12K building would be viable at 25% occupancy.
Free WiFi? Not so much.
I don't understand some of your questions. Some are not within their purview, and others have no doubt been addressed in the meetings that were done before this meeting, which is really just for the public to look at what's being asked for, and to lodge any objections. All the work on solving those problems were either done already, or will be worked out in the plans that will be submitted, which you will have noticed, are not yet ready.
In another post, I mentioned a number of those problems which either have been worked out, or will need to be worked out. Some of them will be needed to be done by the city, as they are not something a company can do, though they can help with logistics, and even with money, which no doubt has been factored into the budgerigar, or will be.
Jobs did mention conferences. He specifically did mention the WWDC, so with over one million square feet in the building, which is wider than you may think, it's likely that they will do their presentations there. Remember that at theWWDc, he apologized for the size of the conference, and states that it was the biggest space they could get. Possibly, they will have more room here. The cafeterior will seat 3,000, so a bigger conference area is certainly possible.
I don't understand your "other concern" at all.