Palo Alto High School mural: The commission approved a proposal by the Palo Alto High School's associated student body to paint Viking-themed murals on the inside of the Embarcadero Road underpass tunnel. Yes: Unanimous.
The council did not meet this week.
Parks and Recreation Commission (March 26)
Golf course: The commission discussed and recommended approving the proposed redesign of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. Yes: Ashlund, Hetterly, Knopper, Lauing, Markevitch, Reckdahl No: Crommie
El Camino Park: The commission discussed the latest design for El Camino Park, which includes a new location for dog runs and space for a potential relocation of Hostess House. Commissioners said they were concerned that the new design tries to cram too many amenities into the park. Action: None
Planning and Transportation Commission (March 27)
Planned community: The commission proposed a process for defining "public benefits" as pertaining to the "planned community" zone process. Commissioners voted to make this topic a priority at the commission's next meeting with the City Council. Yes: Alcheck, Keller, King, Martinez, Michael, Tanaka Absent: Panelli
Council Rail Committee (March 28)
High-speed rail: The committee heard a report from its consultant on high-speed rail and approved a package of revisions to its guiding principles. These include a stated commitment to preserving state and federal environmental laws governing the review of high-speed rail and Caltrain's electrification. Yes: Unanimous