Palo Alto Weekly

News - July 15, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (July 11)

Cubberley: The council decided to send a letter to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District stating that the city does not wish to sell an 8-acre portion of Cubberley Community Center. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Price

Stanford: The council approved, on a second reading, a request by Stanford University Medical Center to expand its hospital facilities. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Price

City Council (July 12)

Arbitration: The committee discussed possible ballot measures to repeal and modify the binding-arbitration provision in the City Charter and voted to send these measures to the full council. Yes: Unanimous

Mediation: The committee recommended creating a new mediation procedure for labor disputes if voters repeal binding arbitration. Yes: Burt, Holman, Klein No: Price

Planning and Transportation Commission (July 13)

Arastradero Road: The commission recommended extending the Arastradero Road re-striping project until summer 2012. Yes: Garber, Keller, Lippert, Martinez, Tanaka Absent: Fineberg

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