Palo Alto Weekly

News - July 2, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (June 28)

2011 Budget: The council adopted a $139 million budget for fiscal year 2011. Yes: Unanimous

Sidewalk Repairs:The council voted against shifting half the costs of sidewalk repairs to residents. Yes:Burt, Klein, Scharff, Price, Shepherd, Schmid, Holman, Yeh No: Espinosa

Planning and Transportation Commission (June 30)

Stanford Hospital: The commission discussed the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford University Medical Center hospital-expansion project. The commission focused on the chapters of the DEIR relating to noise, geology, soil and utilities. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (July 1)

Stanford Hospital: The board held a preliminary review for the design of the proposed School of Medicine building, which is part of the Stanford University Medical Center expansion. Action: None

City Council (July 1)

High-Speed Rail Committee: The committee discussed the proposed Caltrain Corridor study, which would be performed as part of the city's Comprehensive Plan amendment. The commission also discussed pending legislation pertaining to the high-speed-rail project. Action: None

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