Palo Alto Weekly

News - October 12, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

Board of Education (Oct. 9)

Counseling: The board heard reports from high school principals about reforms to guidance-counseling programs and informally advised the principals to collaborate on the purpose of counseling and how to measure success. Action: None

Enrollment: The board heard a report on official enrollment figures for the 2012-13 school year. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (Oct. 10)

Heights:The commission discussed the possibility of modifying zoning regulations regarding height limits. Commissioners said they would be open to relaxing the 50-foot height limit for new developments but only in certain locations and after extensive public outreach. Action: None

Council Rail Committee (Oct. 11)

Caltrain: The committee discussed with Caltrain officials the ongoing analysis of grade crossings and traffic impacts of upcoming improvements to the Caltrain corridor. The committee also heard an update about the memorandum of understanding between Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Action: None

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