Housing: The council discussed the implications of recently passed state housing bills on Palo Alto. Action: None
Board of Education (Dec. 5)
Election: The board elected Ken Dauber and Jennifer DiBrienza as president and vice president, respectively, for 2018. Yes: Unanimous
County committee: The board selected Ken Dauber as its representative on the County Committee on School District Organization. Yes: Unanimous
Stanford GUP: The board postponed approval of a comment letter on Stanford University's general-use permit. Action: None
Budget: The board discussed the district's first interim budget update for 2017-18. Action: None
Gifts: The board approved a new administrative regulation on gifts, grants and bequests. Yes: Dauber, DiBrienza, Godfrey No: Baten Caswell, Collins
CSBA: The board selected Trustee Melissa Baten Caswell to serve on the California School Board Association's delegate assembly. Yes: Unanimous
Council Finance Committee (Dec. 5)
Finances: The committee discussed the city's projected budget gap and the recent audit of the city's financial statements. It recommended amending budget appropriations for various funds and approving forwarding to the council the Fiscal Year 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Yes: Filseth, Holman No: Tanaka Absent: Fine
Utilities Advisory Commission (Dec. 6)
Strategic Plan: The commission discussed the 2018 Utilities Strategic Plan and the implementation of the city' Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. Action: None
Architectural Review Board (Dec. 7)
Verizon: The board heard a presentation on Verizon's plan for a cluster of 15 small cell node locations in Midtown, Palo Verde, St. Claire Gardens and several neighborhoods sound of Midtown. The board offered feedback, heard public comments and continued its hearing to a later date. Action: None
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