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new city hall garden to begin construction in april

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new city hall garden to begin construction in april

a rainy start to the year hasn’t changed the city of cupertino’s mind when it comes to preparing for droughts.the city council approved march 21 a turf reduction project at city hall, which officials say will also serve as a teaching tool.according to the staff report, the project will replace the grass facing torre and rodrigues avenues adjacent to city hall with drought-friendly plants that require less water and fertilizer to maintain.katy jensen, city capital improvement program manager, said in an email to this newspaper that it is important for the city to save water, drought or not.“even though the drought has ended, during the ‘normal’ seasonal pattern from may through september, the warmer months of the year, there is little to no rain,” she said. “plants that are not self-sustaining with little or no naturally occurring water during that annual time period must be irrigated to thrive or even survive.”even though the turf will be replaced, the trees and the iconic cupertino morion sculpture will remain, jensen added.with the approval comes the awarding of $223,000 to the lowest construction bidder, scapes, inc. from half moon bay and another $22,300 to cover unforeseen conditions during construction.the project is part of ongoing efforts by the city to “reduce water consumption and improve the sustainability of groundskeeping,” according to the staff report.the report also stated that the city’s sustainability division funded a project to in...