Palo Alto Weekly

News - July 16, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (July 12)

Stanford Hospital: The council discussed the traffic impacts of the proposed Stanford University Medical Center expansion. Action: None

Corridor study: The council authorized staff to proceed with a study of the Caltrain corridor and to form a new citizen task force as part of that study. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Shepherd, Scharff, Yeh, Schmid, Price, Holman Absent: Klein

Fire initiative: The council discussed the firefighters union's ballot initiative that would prohibit the city from changing staffing levels in the Fire Department or closing fire stations without a citywide vote. The council voted to continue the discussion on Aug. 2. Yes: Espinosa, Shepherd, Yeh, Schmid, Price, Holman No: Burt, Scharff Absent: Klein

City Council Policy and Services Committee (July 13)

Service efforts and accomplishments: The committee discussed survey options for the 2010 Service Efforts and Accomplishments report and the council priorities workplan. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (July 14)

Comprehensive Plan: The commission discussed the city's Comprehensive Plan and sustainability goals and policies that could be added to the Comprehensive Plan. Action: None

High-Speed Rail Committee (July 15)

Stanford Hospital: The committee discussed the status of Caltrain's electrification project and legislation relating to the high-speed rail system. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (July 15)

Stanford Hospital: The board held a preliminary review for the proposed design of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital expansion. Action: None

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