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News - April 16, 2021

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (April 12)

Zoning: The council voted to revise the parameters of the "planned home" zone and specified that the zoning designation will not apply to single-family zones. Yes: Burt, DuBois, Filseth, Kou, Stone No: Cormack, Tanaka

Impact fees: The council voted to increase developer impact fees for parks, libraries and community centers. Yes: Burt, Cormack, DuBois, Filseth, Kou, Stone No: Tanaka

Council Policy and Services Committee (April 13)

Police: The committee recommended expanding the scope of the independent police auditor to include harassment, retaliation and discrimination within the department. Yes: Unanimous

Planning and Transportation Commission (April 14)

Renter protection: The commission recommended creating a rental survey program and expanding tenant relocation assistance to additional properties, with a focus on cost-burdened households. Yes: Unanimous

Eviction:The commission approved expanding eviction protection to include properties that had been built less than 15 years ago and to tenants who had occupied their units for less than a year. Yes: Chang, Lauing, Summa, Templeton No: Alcheck, Hechtman, Roohparvar

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