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News - October 8, 2021

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Oct. 4)

Child care: The council allocated $30,000 to support programs relating to child care and education, including a six-month training curriculum for educators and scholarships for behavior experts. Yes: Unanimous

Objective Standards: The council held its first meeting to consider adopting new "objective standards" for residential developments. The council voted to continue the discussion on Oct. 25. Yes: Unanimous

Permits: The council approved changes to the municipal code to accommodate a shift to virtual parking permits in Residential Preferential Parking program districts.. Yes: Unanimous

Council Finance Committee (Oct. 5)

Parking: The committee approved staff proposals to raise parking permit fees in commercial districts and in Residential Preferential Parking districts in downtown and near California Avenue. The committee also supported eliminating employee parking in most of the RPP zones in the Evergreen Park-Mayfield RPP district. Yes: Unanimous

Board of Education (Oct. 5)

Discussion: The board heard information from Superintendent Don Austin about an increase in staff absences and challenges finding substitute teachers. Board members also discussed the adoption of a new English Language Arts curriculum, as well as information on student attendance. No action was taken on these items.

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