Palo Alto Weekly

News - August 27, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

High-Speed Rail Committee (Aug. 23)

Rail station: The committee directed staff to create an outreach plan for discussing with the community the possibility of hosting a high-speed-rail station. Yes: Shepherd, Price, Burt No: Klein

Alternatives Analysis: The committee began discussion the California High-Speed Rail Authority's Supplemental Alternatives Analysis Report for the San Francisco-to-San Jose segment of the rail line. The committee scheduled meetings for Aug. 30 and Sept. 2 to continue the discussion. Yes: Unanimous

Board of Education (Aug. 24)

Bond Construction Oversight Committee: The board appointed Todd Collins, Catherine Garber and Mary Marth to serve on the citizens' committee overseeing construction spending under the $378 million school facilities bond passed by voters in 2008. Yes: Unanimous

Special education: The board discussed an outside review of the school district's Special Education Program performed by consultant School Services of California. Action: None

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