Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 6, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (May 2)

Dispatch: The council heard a presentation about the effort by Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos to consolidate their emergency dispatch systems. Action: None

Budget: The council heard a presentation from the city manager about the proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget. Action: None

Business Improvement District: The council approved a resolution levying assessment on the Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2012. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid Abstained: Shepherd Absent: Yeh

SummerHill: The council voted to deny an application by SummerHill Homes, Inc., for a 23-home development at 525 San Antonio Ave. Yes: Unanimous

Finance Committee (May 3)

2012 budget: The committee recommended tentative approval of proposed budgets for the offices of City Attorney, City Manager, City Auditor, City Clerk, and the Human Resource and Library departments. Yes: Unanimous

City Council budget: The committee recommended that the proposed City Council budget return to the committee with more information about salaries and benefits. Yes: Unanimous

Utilities Advisory Commission (May 4)

Water plan: The commission discussed and voted to recommend approval of the 2010 Urban Water Management Plan. Yes: Berry, Cook, Foster, Keller, Melton, Waldfogel Absent: Eglash

Planning and Transportation Commission (May 4)

Comprehensive Plan: The commission discussed the goals, policies and programs in the draft Land Use chapter of the Comprehensive Plan. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (May 5)

4301 El Camino Real: The board discussed a proposal to make changes to the design of the future hotel at the Palo Alto Bowl site and voted to continue the item to a future date. Yes: Unanimous

El Camino Park: The board discussed proposed improvements to El Camino Park, which will be implemented in conjunction with the installation of a new underground water-storage tank at the park. Action: None

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