City Council (Feb. 7)
Budget: The council approved a budget amendment authorizing 11 new full-time-equivalent positions. Yes: Burt, Cormack, Filseth, Kou, Stone No: Tanaka Absent: DuBois
Streets: The council heard public comment about options for keeping California Avenue and a block of Ramona Street closed to traffic. Action: None
Board of Education (Feb. 8)
Construction: The board voted to award Cal-Pacific Construction an $8.64 million contract to construct a multipurpose building at El Carmelo Elementary School. The board also signed off on increasing the total budget for the El Carmelo project by $1.16 million to $12.26 million. Yes: Unanimous
Settlement: The board voted in closed session to approve a $140,000 agreement in relation to an anticipated claim on behalf of a special education student. Yes: Unanimous
Council Policy and Services Committee (Feb. 8)
Race and equity: The committee heard an update about the city's Race and Equity initiative and recommended that council members take microaggression training; that the Human Relations Commission research the lived experience of Asian American residents in Palo Alto; and that the council discuss alternatives to encryption for police radio communications. Yes: Unanimous
Utilities Advisory Commission (Feb. 8)
Fiber: The commission discussed the city's planned community engagement efforts relating to Palo Alto Fiber. Action: None
Planning and Transportation Commission (Feb. 9)
985 Channing: The commission denied a request to remove a height restriction from a parcel map at 985 Channing Ave. request by Feb. 23. Yes: Chang, Lauing, Rechdahl, Summa No: Hechtman, Roohparvar, Templeton
Housing: The commission discussed the housing sites proposed for the 2023-31 Housing Element and continued its discussion to Feb. 23. Yes: Unanimous
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