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News - August 31, 2018

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Aug. 27)

Pets In Need: The council directed staff to complete its negotiations with Pets In Need for operations of the city's animal services. Yes: DuBois, Filseth, Holman, Kniss, Kou, Scharff, Tanaka, Wolbach Absent: Fine

Renter protections: The council voted to approve an emergency ordinance that would require landlords at buildings with 50 or more units to pay between $7,000 and $17,000 in relocation assistance to evicted tenants with incomes below Santa Clara County's area median income. Yes: DuBois, Filseth, Holman, Kniss, Kou, Scharff, Wolbach No: Tanaka Absent: Fine

Parks and Recreation Commission (Aug. 28)

Pickleball: The commission approved a change to the city's Field and Tennis Court Use policy to include the addition of pickleball. Yes: Unanimous

Golf: The commission heard an update about the financial performance and usage of Bay Golf Links, the city's newly renovated golf course. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (Aug. 29)

Housing: The commission discussed the council's Housing Work Plan, including potential revisions to zoning and parking policies.

Action: None

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