Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 18, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (March 14)

Professorville: The council voted to revise rules for demolitions in Professorville to include an early review by the Historic Review Board and compatibility criteria for replacement structures. Yes: Unanimous

Finances: The council approved the long-term financial forecast for years 2011-21 and requested that staff's baseline projections include factors such as rising health-care and pension costs. Yes: Unanimous

Finance Committee (March 15)

Stanford Hospital: The committee discussed the city's ongoing negotiations for a development agreement with Stanford University for Stanford's proposed expansion of its hospital facility. The committee asked staff and Stanford to continue negotiations over a revenue guarantee that would cover the costs of the hospital expansion to the city. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (March 16)

355 Alma St.: The commission initiated a planned community (PC) zone change for a proposed five-story building on the corner of Alma Street and Lytton Avenue. Yes: Garber, Keller, Lippert, Martinez, Tanaka, Tuma No: Fineberg

Architectural Review Board (March 17)

Main library: The board discussed a proposal to expand and renovate Main Library, 1213 Newell Road. The project is part of the city's $76 million library-reconstruction project. Action: None

Hewlett Packard: The board discussed the proposed 35,000-square-foot expansion of Hewlett Packard's headquarters at 3000 Hanover St. The board continued the project to April 21. Yes: Unanimous

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