Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 16, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Sept. 12)

Downtown parking: The council discussed the city's parking strategies for downtown, the California Avenue Business District and future residential parking permit programs. Action: None

Mitchell Park Library: The council approved a staff proposal to increase contingency and approve change orders for construction of the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Price, Scharff

Board of Education (Sept. 13)

Goals for 2011-12: The board approved 12 "focused goals" for the school district for 2011-12, including a policy to implement steps to reduce "unnecessary academic stress." Yes: Unanimous

Test scores: The board discussed a report on standardized test scores for elementary and middle students, which measured the most recent results against goals set in the district's 2008 strategic plan. Action: None

Cubberley: The board heard an update from Superintendent Kevin Skelly on the status of framework discussions with the City Manager on the future of the old Cubberley High School property. Action: None

Council Finance Committee (Sept. 13)

Percent for Art: The committee approved minor revisions to the city's Percent for Art policy. Yes: Unanimous

Technology: The commission discussed staff's proposal to craft a policy regarding city partnerships with companies creating emerging technologies. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (Sept. 14)

525 San Antonio Road: The commission approved a proposal by SummerHill Homes to build 10 homes at 525 San Antonio Road. Yes: Fineberg, Garber, Lippert, Martinez, Tanaka, Tuma Absent: Keller

Architectural Review Board (Sept. 15)

Main Library: The board discussed proposed changes to connectivity between Main Library, the Palo Alto Art Center and Community Gardens. Action: None

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