Creek: The council voted to support the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority's proposed flood-control project, which targets the area between San Francisco Bay and U.S. Highway 101. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh No: Holman
Board of Education (Nov. 13)
New elementary school: The board adopted a timeline calling for a recommendation by May 2013 on a location for the opening of a 13th elementary school, likely by the fall of 2017. Yes: Unanimous
College readiness: The board reviewed statistics on the percentage of 2012 high school graduates who completed entrance requirements for California's public, four-year universities. Action: None
Council Finance Committee (Nov. 14)
Palo Alto CLEAN: The committee voted to continue the Utility Department's solar feed-in tariff program, Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Available Now (CLEAN). The committee decided to increase the price from 14 cents per kilowatt hour to 16.5 cents and to lower the program's capacity from 4 megawatts to 2 megawatts. Yes: Unanimous
Goals: The committee approved the proposed update of the city's 10-year energy-efficiency goals for gas and electric utilities. Yes: Unanimous
Planning and Transportation Commission (Nov. 14)
827 Chimalus Drive: The commission voted to support a proposal by Samir Tuma and Kriss Deiglemeier for an exception to create a two-lot subdivision on their property at 827 Chimalus Drive. Yes: Unanimous
50 El Camino Real: The commission supported the proposed zone changes and design for the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House, which looks to add 70 rooms to accommodate demand. Yes: Unanimous
Architectural Review Board (Nov. 15)
135 Hamilton Ave.: The board held a study session to discuss the later changes to 135 Hamilton Ave., a proposal by Charles "Chop" Keenan for a new four-story building at a site currently occupied by a parking lot. Action: None
636 Waverley St.:The board held a preliminary review for a proposed four-story office building at 636 Waverley St., which would include two stories of office space and two stories of residential units. Action: None
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