Grants: The council adopted a Community Development Block Grant Citizen Participation Plan. Yes: Unanimous
Glenn Roberts: The council approved in closed session a settlement with Public Works Director Glenn Roberts, who will retire at the end of this year and receive six months of severance pay.
Finance Committee (Oct. 19)
Airport: The committee accepted a recently completed business plan for the Palo Alto Airport and directed staff to create a plan for the city's takeover of airport management from Santa Clara County. Yes: Unanimous
Landfill: The committee approved a staff proposal to fill the city's landfill as soon as possible and cap it within the next year or so. Yes: Unanimous
Planning and Transportation Commission (Oct. 20)
Housing Element: The commission continued its discussion of the Housing Element, which identifies the city's housing needs and possible ways to meet these needs. The discussion is part of the city's effort to upgrade its Comprehensive Plan. Action: None
High-Speed Rail Committee (Oct. 21)
Station: The committee passed a resolution recommending that the council oppose the construction of a high-speed rail station in Palo Alto. Yes: Unanimous
Architectural Review Board (Oct. 21)
Stanford Hospital: The board held a preliminary review for the landscape design, circulations and revisions at Building 1 in the Stanford University School of Medicine. The project is part of Stanford University Medical Center Facilities Renewal and Replacement Project. Action: None
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