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News - May 28, 2010

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (May 24)

Stanford Hospital: The council held a study session on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford University Medical Center expansion project. The council also discussed the city's pending negotiations with Stanford over the development agreement and voted to support staff's proposed counteroffer to Stanford. Yes: Espinosa, Yeh, Holman, Price, Shepherd, Schmid, Scharff Abstained: Klein Absent: Burt

High-speed rail: The council voted to support Caltrain's proposed amendments to Senate Bill 965, which would make Caltrain's electrification project eligible for federal-stimulus funding. Yes: Espinosa, Yeh, Klein, Price, Shepherd, Scharff, Holman No: Schmid Absent: Burt

Board of Education (May 25)

Student mental health: The board heard public testimony on, and discussed, a proposed policy on suicide prevention and mental health promotion.Action: None

City Council Finance Committee (May 25)

Children's Theatre: The committee voted to institute a fee for participants in the Children's Theatre. The fee would range from $50 to $300, depending on the production. Yes: Unanimous

Public works: The committee voted to accept most of the staff-recommended cuts, but split on whether the city should completely eliminate its sidewalk-replacement program or split the costs of sidewalk replacement with property owners. Yes: Unanimous

Planning and Transportation Commission (May 26)

Comprehensive Plan: The commission discussed the Policies and Programs of Governance Chapter in the city's Comprehensive Plan. The discussion is part of the city's effort to upgrade the Comprehensive Plan. Action: None


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