Policy and Services Committee (June 7)
Binding arbitration: The committee discussed repealing or amending the city's binding-arbitration provision for public-safety workers. The committee couldn't reach a consensus and voted to refer the discussion to the full council. Yes: Unanimous
Smoking: The committee directed staff to explore a licensing program for the city's tobacco retailers. Yes: Unanimous
Finance Committee (June 7)
Renewable energy: The committee approved the proposed policies and guidelines for a renewable-energy feed-in tariff program. Yes: Unanimous
Strategic plan: The committee approved the proposed 2011 Utilities Strategic Plan. Yes: Unanimous
Planning and Transportation Commission (June 8)
300 Homer Ave.: The commission upheld the planning director's recommendation to approve a conditional-use permit for the Palo Alto History Museum with a provision that the museum help fund a parking study. Yes: Fineberg, Garber, Lippert, Martinez, Tanaka Absent: Keller, Tuma
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