Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 30, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

Board of Education (April 27)

School construction: The board approved "schematic designs" for a $12 million expansion of Jordan Middle School, including a new, six-classroom building along Middlefield Road and a large addition to the cafetorium along North California Avenue. Yes: Unanimous

Parks and Recreation Commission (April 27)

Dog ordinance: The commission recommended directing staff to consider recreational opportunities for dog owners at new and existing city parks. Yes: Walsh, Crommie, Losch, Hetterly, Markevitch, Lauing No: Dykwel

Planning and Transportation Commission (April 28)

Stanford hospitals: The commission heard a presentation on the fiscal impacts of Stanford University's proposed expansion of its hospital facilities. The commission also discussed the status of negotiations between the city and Stanford over a development agreement for the project. Action: None

High-Speed Rail Committee (April 29)

High-Speed Rail: The committee discussed pending rail-related legislation and the impact of high-speed rail on Caltrain operations. Action: None

Guiding principles: The committee created a subcommittee composed of council members Klein and Price to consider the committee's guiding principles. Yes: Unanimous

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