Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 10, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

High-Speed Rail Committee (Sept. 7)

Property values: The committee agreed to conduct a study on property values along the Caltrain corridor in Palo Alto and the potential effect of a high-speed rail system on these property values. The committee directed staff to return with a scope for this study later this month, after which time the city would hire a consultant to conduct the study. Yes: Unanimous

Council Appointed Officers Committee (Sept. 7)

City Attorney: The City Council committee voted to interview three executive search firms for assistance in recruiting a new city attorney. The firms are Avery Associates, Bob Murray & Associates, and Ralph Anderson & Associates. The full council is scheduled to interview executives from the three firms on Sept. 21. Yes: Unanimous

Salaries: The committee voted not to change the compensation for the city manager, city clerk and city auditor in the fiscal year 2010-11. Yes: Unanimous

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