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News - January 31, 2014

City proposes 'time out' for disputed zoning

City Council to consider freezing, overhauling 'planned community' zone process

by Gennady Sheyner

Bowing to intense community pressure and years of criticism from land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials have announced a plan to suspend and reform the city's controversial "planned community" zoning process, which allows developers to barter zoning exemptions for public benefits.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.

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