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News - February 19, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council Finance Committee (Feb. 16)

Long-term forecast: The committee discussed the city's long-term financial projections for the years 2010 to 2020, and heard an update on the $6.3 million deficit in the fiscal year 2010 and projections on future budget gaps. The full council is scheduled to discuss the long-term financial outlook on March 29. Action: None

City Council High-Speed Rail Committee (Feb. 17)

Alternative analysis: The committee voted to request that the California High-Speed Rail Authority increase the comment period for its alternative analysis for the San Francisco-to-San Jose segment of the rail line from 45 days to 90 days. Yes: Unanimous

Community meetings: The committee voted to hold public meetings for the high-speed-rail project in both north and south Palo Alto. Yes: Unanimous

Architectural Review Board (Feb. 18)

Mitchell Park: The board voted to recommend approval of the proposed revisions to the design of the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road. These include landscaping changes and a proposed below-grade water tank at Middlefield Road. Yes: Lee, Lew, Malone Pritchard, Wasserman Absent: Young


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