Palo Alto Weekly

News - February 24, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Feb. 21)

Post office: The council heard a presentation about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to sell the Hamilton Avenue post office and directed staff to appraise the property and evaluate possible uses for it. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Klein, Price, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Holman, Scharff

Housing: The council voted to not designate El Camino Real and downtown as "priority development areas" and directed staff to send letters to the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission expressing the city's concerns about regional housing mandates, Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Holman, Scharff

Planning and Transportation Commission (Feb. 22)

Future: The commission held a study session to discuss the future of Palo Alto. Action: None

Lytton Gateway: The commission approved a proposal to rezone the former Shell station site at 355 Alma St. to enable construction of a five-story mixed-use building. Yes: Garber, Keller, Martinez, Michael, Tuma No: Fineberg, Tanaka

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