Rail: The council voted to eliminate the citywide tunnel from consideration as a preferred alternative for grade separation. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Fine No: Kou, Tanaka Recused: Filseth, Kniss
Board of Education (May 14)
Homework: The board heard an update on Gunn High School's efforts to reduce homework loads. Action: None
PAEA agreement: The board approved a three-year contract with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA). Action: Unanimous
PAMA MOU: The board approved a five-year memorandum of understanding with the Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA), including financial terms for a compensation increase. Action: Unanimous
GUP agreement: The board accepted a request from Stanford University to suspend action on a tentative mitigation agreement they had negotiated related to the university's general use permit. Yes: Baten Caswell, Dharap, DiBrienza Recused: Collins, Dauber
Bond issue: The board waived its two-meeting rule (4-1, Baten Caswell dissenting) and approved a resolution to issue bonds for Measure Z. Action: Unanimous
Council Finance Committee (May 15)
Budget: The committee recommended approving the proposed fiscal year 2020 budgets for the Utilities Department's Electric Fund, Gas Fund and Fiber Fund. It also approved the budgets for the Department of Planning and Community Environment and Office of Transportation. Yes: Unanimous
Architectural Review Board (May 16)
567 Homer Ave.: The board requested that the applicant of the project at 567 Homer Ave. resolve the following issues prior to submitting a formal application to demolish an 1,292-square-foot residential building and construct a three-story, three-unit residential building at the site: reduce the third-story massing to better fit in with the neighborhood; reduce privacy impacts; provide sufficient native landscaping; and ensure circulation is well thought out for ease of use by future residents.
This story contains 362 words.
Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.
If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.