Board of Education (Nov. 13)
Department of Rehabilitation contract: The board waived its two-meeting rule and approved renewal of a contract with the Department of Rehabilitation for services or students who experience barriers to employment. Yes: Unanimous
Director of agile teams: The board approved an employee's status to the new position of director of agile teams. Yes: Baten Caswell, Dauber, DiBrienza, Godfrey No: Collins
CAASPP results: The board discussed results from the 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance for Latino and low-income students. Action: None
PAPD MOU: The board discussed a revised memorandum of understanding with the Palo Alto Police Department. Action: None
Council Policy and Services Committee (Nov. 13)
Fire: The committee heard a presentation on the Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Future Needs Assessment and voted to accept the report. Yes: Unanimous
Audit: The committee discussed and accepted a new audit on code enforcement and heard about staff's plan to develop a work plan to address the issues identified in the audit. Yes: Unanimous
Procedures: The committee discussed the council's procedures and protocols and identified several issues — including the number of people it should take to pull an item off the consent calendar and the amount of speaking time that should be granted to the public — for the next council to consider. Yes: Unanimous
Board of Education study session (Nov. 14)
GUP resolution: The board waived its two-meeting rule and approved a resolution asking the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to require Stanford University to mitigate the impacts of its proposed general use permit (GUP). Yes: Unanimous
Planning and Transportation Commission (Nov. 14)
El Camino Real: The commission held a study session to discuss potential changes to a stretch of El Camino Real, between Lambert and Stanford avenues, to improve multi-modal connectivity. Action: None
Code: The commission approved an update to the city's zoning code to add California Environmental Quality Act compliance regulations for development projects. Action: None
Council Rail Committee (Nov. 14)
Grade separation: The committee heard presentations from its AECOM consultant on the trench, viaduct and "hybrid" (a combination of elevated rail and lowered road) at the Charleston Road and Meadow Drive grade crossings. Action: None
Architectural Review Board (Nov. 15)
Caltrain: The board held a public hearing on Caltrain's electrification project, which includes the installation of an overhead contact system foundation and poles without the Caltrain right of way. Action: None
4256 El Camino Real: The board held a public hearing on a proposal to build a five-story, 100-room hotel at 4256 El Camino Real. The board continued the discussion to a later date. Action: None
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