Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 29, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council

The council did not meet this week.

Public Art Commission (April 21)

Liability insurance: The commission voted to allocate up to $2,500 for liability insurance. Yes: Coleman, Collins, Richter, Smit, Usich Absent: Brown, Davis

Other business: The commission also discussed the annual Youth Art Awards, the potential relocation or de-accession of the "Stage" sculpture and the status of the permanent collection. Action: None

Board of Education (April 26)

Academic calendar: The board heard testimony on whether to shift the 2012-13 calendar to an earlier school start date in order to end the first semester before the December holidays. A vote is expected May 10. Action: None

Special Education: The board heard a report on the school district's program to remedy the "significant disproportion" of African-American and Hispanic students who are in special education. Action: None

Parks and Recreation Commission (April 26)

Baylands: The commission heard a presentation about ongoing activities and projects at the Palo Alto Baylands. Action: None

El Camino Park: The commission voted to recommend that the city pursue a long-term lease for El Camino Park. Yes: Unanimous

Utilities Advisory Commission (April 27)

Smart grid: The commission discussed possible applications of smart-grid technologies in the city. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (April 27)

Edgewood Plaza: The commission recommended initiating a zone change to allow construction of 10 homes, renovation of three retail structures and relocation of one retail structure. Yes: Unanimous

Rail Committee (April 28)

Caltrain: The committee heard a presentation from Caltrain staff about Caltrain's ongoing effort to electrify the train system. Action: None

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