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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Merge Palo Alto fire stations, consultants say

The Palo Alto Fire Department should merge the Hanover Street and Arastradero Road fire stations, reorganize its top management...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Concerned in Foothills, on Feb 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm | 39 comments | 2744 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto adds fee to garbage bills

Palo Alto's garbage rates are scheduled to rise in the fall for the second year in a row, but this time every residential...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by CA-Barbie, on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm | 39 comments | 3984 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto tries to curb Mitchell Park Library costs

Concerned about growing construction costs at the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, Palo Alto officials have hired...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by fail, on Nov 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 39 comments | 11368 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue fountain, park designs unveiled

Three designs for the California Avenue fountain plaza were unveiled by Palo Alto officials at a community meeting Tuesday....

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Dec 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm | 39 comments | 2639 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City mulls tax increase for infrastructure repairs

Palo Alto may ask its voters to approve a tax increase this year to pay for needed infrastructure repairs, though the city...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by In Balance, on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:42 am | 39 comments | 1882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents miffed by lane changes near Mitchell Park library

Palo Alto is scrambling to restore driving lanes around the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center to their original...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Clearly frustrated, on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 39 comments | 1463 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New turf, dog area approved for El Camino Park

What began as an effort to build a reservoir at El Camino Park transformed into a broader overhaul of the Palo Alto park...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Apr 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 39 comments | 4523 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to ban smoking at all small parks

More than half of Palo Alto parks would become smoke-free zones under a law change that a City Council committee abruptly...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 39 comments | 4139 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone defense: Palo Alto tries to tackle unruly planning problem

A flood of development applications and ongoing disputes about "public benefits" have prompted Palo Alto officials to consider...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Community Bulletin Board, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 39 comments | 2757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Infrastructure bond a tough sell, survey says

The good news for Palo Alto officials is that citizens feel confident in the City Council's ability to take care of the city's...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 39 comments | 5784 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maybell Referendum Petition Available to Download and Sign

Dear Fellow Palo Altan: I am involved in a community effort to qualify two referendums to be put on a ballot for voting...

Original post made by Maybell Referendum on Jul. 7, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 39 comments | 1458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 6848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Park Boulevard accidents concern workers, residents

The broadsiding of a sedan that pushed the vehicle through a plate-glass window on March 15 is just the latest accident that...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by fight the developers, on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 6695 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hearing on Buena Vista closure plan begins May 12

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park will get a public airing next week in a hearing to determine if the terms for compensating...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 4002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who governs PAUSD?

What body of law or rules governs PAUSD? I understand the relationship between the federal, state, and local governments,...

Original post made by PTA Parent on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 39 comments | 2107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PA to add 40 elementary classrooms in 5 years

Decisions may come by June on where to build up to 30 new elementary school classrooms in Palo Alto in the next five years,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Erin, on Mar 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm | 39 comments | 4330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plan would boost Palo Alto grad requirements

Palo Alto would boost its high school graduation requirements to match entrance criteria for California's four-year public...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by observer parent, on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 2154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil-rights officials present harassment guidelines

More than 100 people showed up Thursday night to a parent-education event in which representatives from the U.S. Department...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on May 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm | 39 comments | 2872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 3722 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: 'No civil rights violations'

Federal investigators have found that the Palo Alto school district did not violate the civil rights of two disabled student...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm | 39 comments | 3751 Views
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