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News - March 5, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (March 1)

State of the City: Mayor Pat Burt presented the annual "State of the City" address. Burt focused on Palo Alto's budget shortfall and the need to repair the city's infrastructure.

City Council Finance Committee (March 2)

2010 budget: The committee discussed the 2010 budget and the midyear adjustments to the budget. The committee voted to recommend the staff-proposed adjustments to fiscal year 2010 capital-improvement-program fund as well as general fund and enterprise funds. Yes: Unanimous

Historic Resources Board (March 3)

Roth Building: The board voted to nominate the Roth Building at 300 Homer Ave. to the National Register of Historic Places in Category 2. Yes: Bernstein, Di Cicco, Bower, Kohler, Makinen, Loukianoff Recused: Bunnenberg

City Council and Planning and Transportation Commission (March 3)

Comprehensive Plan: The City Council held a joint study session with the Planning and Transportation Commission to discuss the city's ongoing update to the Comprehensive Plan. Council members and commissioners discussed the city's projected population growth, Association of Bay Area Governments housing requirements, and the need for greater building setbacks and wider sidewalks on El Camino Real. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (March 4)

2301 El Camino Real: The board reviewed the project at 2310 El Camino Real, a proposal to renovate a restaurant that would be occupied by a Panda Express. Board members expressed concerns about signage, building colors and the awning at the proposed project. Action: None


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