Palo Alto Weekly

News - December 10, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Dec. 6)

Airport: The council voted to create a new Airport Enterprise Fund and directed staff to hire consultants to assist with the city's takeover of Palo Alto Airport management from Santa Clara County. Yes: Unanimous

Airport Commission: The council voted not to appoint an airport advisory commission at this time, but to defer the matter to a future date.

Yes: Burt, Holman, Price, Schmid, Yeh No: Espinosa, Klein, Scharff, Shepherd

Main Library: The council approved a recommendation to set up a temporary library at the Palo Alto Art Center auditorium while the Main Library is closed for construction. Yes: Unanimous

Board of Education (Dec. 7)

Calendar: The board approved an academic calendar for 2011-12 similar to that of 2010-11, with the first day of school Aug. 23, 2011, and the last day June 7, 2012. Yes: Unanimous

Mandarin Immersion: The board voted to change the status of the three-year-old Mandarin Immersion Program from "pilot" to "ongoing." Yes: Unanimous

Finance Committee (Dec. 7)

Utilities: The commission discussed and recommended approval of proposed long-term plans for gas and electricity acquisitions. Yes: Unanimous

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