Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 9, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (March 5)

Theater: The council approved a staff recommendation to spend $250,000 from Stanford University's fund dedicated to transit-station improvements for design work relating to a proposal to build a theater and an office building at the present site of MacArthur Park. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd Absent: Yeh Recused: Klein

Energy: The council approved the creation of Palo Alto CLEAN, a feed-in tariff program that allows commercial customers to sell energy to the city's Utilities Department. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd Absent: Yeh

Council Finance Committee (March 6)

Golf: The committee discussed proposals to reconfigure the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and recommended approving Option G, which would relocate 15 holes and make room for three athletic facilities. Yes: Unanimous

Trash rates: The committee recommended adding fixed fees to residential refuse rates to account for the cost of street sweeping, household hazardous waste collection and Cleanup Day. Yes: Unanimous

Utilities Advisory Commission (March 7)

Fiber optics: The commission approved proposed revisions to the fiber-optic rate schedule. Yes Eglash, Foster, Keller, Waldfogel Absent Cook, Melton

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