Commissions: The council directed its ad hoc committee on boards and commissions to continue its work and to consider several changes, including creation of term limits and disbanding the Library Advisory Commission. Yes: Unanimous
Board of Education (Feb. 25)
Settlement: The board approved a $1.5 million settlement agreement with a student who was injured by a potato gun in a classroom experiment. Yes: Baten Caswell, Collins, Dharap, DiBrienza
CSBA delegate election: The board voted for four candidates for the California School Boards Association (CSBA) delegate assembly, including Trustee Melissa Baten Caswell.
Turf fields: The board authorized staff to award contracts for the replacement of turf fields at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools.
Network refresh: The board awarded a $2.8 million contract for wired network infrastructure refresh to Dasher Technologies,
Yes: Baten Caswell, Collins, Dharap, DiBrienza
Middle school science: The board discussed and expressed support for new middle school science curriculum. Action: None
Parks and Recreation Commission (Feb. 25)
Ramos Park: The commission discussed proposed improvements to Ramos Park, including replacement of playground equipment and construction of a restroom. Action: None
Community gardens: The commission reviewed the city's guidelines for community gardens. Action: None
Planning and Transportation Commission (Feb. 26)
840 Kipling St.: The commission recommended affirming the planning director's determination to approve a variance that would allow construction of a second story at 840 Kipling St. Yes: Unanimous
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