Palo Alto Weekly

News - November 26, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

Public Arts Commission (Nov. 18)

Public art: The commission discussed the finalists for the California Avenue Fountain Project and the repairs of the "Digital DNA" statue in Lytton Plaza. Action: None

Artists: The commissioned approved Brad Oldham as project artist for Mitchell Park Library and Community Center Bollards Project and Mark Verlander as project artist for the Community Center Teen Game Room Mural. Yes: Unanimous

City Council (Nov. 22)

305 Sheridan: The council approved a zoning change to Pedestrian and Transit Oriented District at 305 Grant Ave. The zone change would allow a development that includes ground-floor office space and eight residential units. Yes: Unanimous

Council policy: The council discussed proposed revisions to council "transparency" procedures and protocols and voted to send the revisions back to the Policy and Services Committee for further consideration. Yes:Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Yeh No: Shepherd

Board of Education (Nov. 22)

Interactive white boards: The board approved contracts in the amounts of $447,852 and $517,600 for supply and installation of interactive white boards and sound systems at Palo Verde, Barron Park, Juana Briones, Fairmeadow and JLS schools. Yes: Unanimous

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