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Palo Alto Weekly

News - December 14, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Dec. 10)

Parking: The council voted unanimously to extend for a year a moratorium on parking exemptions for downtown developments. The council also voted 5-4 to request staff to return within 60 days with proposals to reduce the traffic impacts of two proposed downtown developments. Yes: Burt, Holman, Scharff, Schmid, Yeh No: Espinosa, Klein, Price, Shepherd

Zoning: The council vote to rezone four parcels on the 400 block of Page Mill Road from single-family residential (R-1) to service commercial (CS). Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Shepherd, Schmid, Yeh No: Price

pstyle:13head>Council Policy and Services Committee (Dec. 11)

Priorities: The committee discussed the council's priority-setting process and appointed a two-member subcommittee to work with the city manager on organizing proposed priorities for 2013 into categories. Yes: Unanimous

Benefits: The committee discussed and accepted the new audit on the city's health-benefit expenditures for retirees. Yes: Unanimous

Planning and Transportation Commission (Dec. 12)

Parking: The commission discussed the city's strategies for improving the parking situation downtown. Action: None

Bridge: The commission discussed the proposed alignments for the proposed bike bridge over Highway 101 at Adobe Creek. Action: None

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