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News - January 14, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Jan. 10)

Pardee Park: The council voted to remove all the eucalyptus trees at Eleanor Pardee Park at the same time, rather than in phases as staff had proposed. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Yeh No: Shepherd

Roberts: The council passed a resolution of appreciation for retired Public Works Director Glenn Roberts. Yes: Unanimous

Board of Education (Jan. 11)

Duveneck construction: The board approved "conceptual designs" for a $10.56 million plan to build new classroom buildings and make other renovations at Duveneck. Yes: Caswell, Tom, Townsend No: Klausner, Mitchell

Election timing: The board voted to align itself with city, state and federal balloting by moving its elections to even-numbered years. Yes: Klausner, Mitchell, Tom, Townsend

No: Caswell

Planning and Transportation Commission (Jan. 12)

California Avenue: The commission recommended approving the proposed streetscape improvements for California Avenue, including a proposal to change the road from four lanes to two. Yes: Unanimous

Utilities Advisory Commission (Jan. 12)

Water plan: The commission discussed and approved the Water Shortage Implementation Plan. Yes: Unanimous

Gas efficiency: The commission recommended approving the proposed Ten-Year Gas Efficiency Goals, which include reduction of gas usage by 5.5 percent by 2020. Yes: Berry, Cook, Eglash, Foster, Keller, Waldfogel No: Melton


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