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News - September 27, 2019

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Sept. 23)

Recycled water: The council discussed opportunities for partnering with Valley Water to expand opportunities to recycle wastewater. Action: None

Housing: The council directed staff to continue working on the "Palmer fix," which would create inclusionary-zoning requirements for new apartment buildings; to explore ways to protect duplexes and cottage clusters; and to explore raising the housing-impact fee for commercial developments. Yes: Unanimous

Board of Education (Sept. 24)

Settlement: The board approved in closed session a $150,000 settlement for a female Gunn High School student who the district found had been sexually harassed by a male student. Yes: Unanimous

Parcel tax: The board discussed renewal of the district's parcel tax. Action: None

Cubberley lease: The board heard a proposal for a five-year lease extension for Cubberley Community Center. Action: None

A-G report: The board heard a report on A-G graduation requirements for the class of 2019. Action: None

Council Finance Committee (Sept. 24)

Pensions: The committee discussed the CalPERS valuation reports as of June 30, 2018. Action: None

Parks and Recreation Commission (Sept. 24)

Rinconada: The commission recommended amending the park improvement ordinance for Rinconada Park. Yes: Cribbs, Greenfield, Lamere, McCauley, Reckdahl Absent: Moss Abstained: McDougall

Foothills Park: The commission discussed a pilot program for expanding non-resident access to Foothills Park. Action: None

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