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News - February 26, 2021

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Feb. 22)

Foothills Park: The council adopted an emergency ordinance and a regular ordinance creating an annual pass for entrance to Foothills Park and setting a visitor cap of between 300 and 650, consistent with recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission. Yes: Unanimous

Parking: The council approved the implementation of automated license plate readers to assist with parking management in Residential Parking Permit Program districts. Yes: Unanimous

Board of Education (Feb. 23)

Retirement incentive: The board waived its two-meeting rule and approved a $10,000 one-time voluntary retirement incentive plan for classified non-management employees. Yes: Unanimous

Equity committee: The board established a board committee that will review and monitor the district's progress on educational equity. Yes: Unanimous

Reopening: The board discussed updates on reopening the middle and high schools this spring, as well as expanding COVID-19 testing to include students. Action: None

pstyle:13head>Planning and Transportation Commission (Feb. 24)

Comprehensive Plan: The commission reviewed the city's progress report on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan and 2020 Housing Element Progress Report and recommended authorizing the transmittal of the documents to the Office of Planning and Research and the Department of Housing and Community Development. Yes: Alcheck, Hechtman, Lauing, Summa, Templeton Absent: Roohparvar

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