Palo Alto Weekly

News - October 22, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Oct. 18)

Golf course maintenance: The council heard a presentation on a staff proposal to outsource maintenance of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. The council is scheduled to approve the proposed contract at a later meeting. Action: None

Grants: The council adopted a Community Development Block Grant Citizen Participation Plan. Yes: Unanimous

Glenn Roberts: The council approved in closed session a settlement with Public Works Director Glenn Roberts, who will retire at the end of this year and receive six months of severance pay.

Finance Committee (Oct. 19)

Airport: The committee accepted a recently completed business plan for the Palo Alto Airport and directed staff to create a plan for the city's takeover of airport management from Santa Clara County. Yes: Unanimous

Landfill: The committee approved a staff proposal to fill the city's landfill as soon as possible and cap it within the next year or so. Yes: Unanimous

Planning and Transportation Commission (Oct. 20)

Housing Element: The commission continued its discussion of the Housing Element, which identifies the city's housing needs and possible ways to meet these needs. The discussion is part of the city's effort to upgrade its Comprehensive Plan. Action: None

High-Speed Rail Committee (Oct. 21)

Station: The committee passed a resolution recommending that the council oppose the construction of a high-speed rail station in Palo Alto. Yes: Unanimous

Architectural Review Board (Oct. 21)

Stanford Hospital: The board held a preliminary review for the landscape design, circulations and revisions at Building 1 in the Stanford University School of Medicine. The project is part of Stanford University Medical Center Facilities Renewal and Replacement Project. Action: None

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