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News - February 12, 2021

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Feb. 8)

Housing: The council held pre-screening sessions for a proposed teacher housing complex at 230 Grant Ave. and for a 290-apartment complex at 3997 Fabian Way. Council members strongly supported the Grant Avenue project, which is being spearheaded by Santa Clara County, and requested that the developer of the Fabian Way development consider lowering the height and the massing of the proposed project. Action: None

Budget: The council approved a budget scenario for planning purposes that assumes a budget shortfall of $6.8 million in fiscal year 2022. Yes: Burt, Cormack, DuBois, Filseth, Kou, Stone, No: Tanaka

Board of Education (Feb. 9)

Reopening schools:The board discussed reopening schools for grades 7-12 this spring and other reopening updates.

Action: None

Piping replacement:The board authorized awarding a contract for the construction of a piping replacement project at Palo Alto High School to Cratus Engineering for $3.8 million. Yes: Unanimous

Board Bond Advisory Committee: The board approved the advisory committee's recommendations for Strong Schools Bond activities.

Yes: Unanimous

JLS schematic design: The board approved a schematic design for the J.L. Stanford Middle School library and administration buildings project. Yes: Unanimous

Council Policy and Services Committee (Feb. 9)

Audit The committee accepted the city auditor's risk assessment report and approved his proposed audit plan. Yes: Unanimous

Planning and Transportation Commission (Feb. 10)

Town & Country: The commission recommended allowing Town & Country Village to convert 15% of its ground-floor retail space to medical office use and to have a maximum of 25.8% of the shopping center devoted to office use. Yes: Alcheck, Hechtman, Templeton No: Lauing, Summa Absent: Roohparvar


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