Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 26, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (March 22)

Foothill College: The council voted to schedule a meeting with Palo Alto school board and Foothill-De Anza Community College District officials in the next 60 days to discuss selling a city-owned 8-acre parcel of land at Cubberley Community Center to Foothill College. Yes: Burt, Klein, Holman, Schmid, Scharff, Yeh, Shepherd, Price No: Espinosa

Council priorities: The council officially adopted its five priorities for 2010: environmental sustainability, city finances, land use and transportation planning, emergency preparedness and community collaboration for youth well-being. Yes: Unanimous

Parks and Recreation Commission (March 23)

Teen mentoring: The commission discussed leadership and mentoring opportunities for teens in the Community Service Department. Action: None

2011 budget: The commission discussed the 2011 budget and the budget's potential impacts on the Community Services Departments. Action: None

Board of Education (March 23)

Tenures: The school board granted tenure to 34 teachers and to principals of Jordan Middle School and Nixon Elementary School. Yes: Unanimous

Google: The school board voted to support Palo Alto's application for the Google Fiber to the Communities Program. Yes: Unanimous

Planning and Transportation Commission (March 24)

Greenhouse: The commission approved a proposal to build a new greenhouse and shed adjacent to the Duck Pond in the Palo Alto Baylands. Yes: Unanimous

805 Los Trancos Road: The commission approved a new 11,184-square-foot house at 805 Los Trancos Road, in the open-space zone district. Yes: Unanimous

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