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News - May 27, 2022

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (May 23)

Castilleja: The council discussed Castilleja School's proposed reconstruction of its campus and enrollment increase and voted 6-1 to continue the discussion to June 6. A motion to approve the plan as presented failed by a 2-5 vote, with Cormack and Tanaka voting in support and everyone else opposing. Yes: Burt, DuBois, Filseth, Kou, Stone, Tanaka No: Cormack

Board of Education (May 24)

Evaluations: In closed session, the board gave "satisfactory" performance evaluations to a series of administrators, including Superintendent Don Austin.

Construction: The board unanimously awarded contracts to build a temporary administrative facility at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools, as well as a multi-purpose room and classroom buildings at Palo Verde Elementary School. Yes: Unanimous

Educators: The board unanimously approved a procedural "declaration of need for fully qualified educators" covering next school year. The declaration allows the district to request limited assignment and emergency permits for teachers, if needed. Yes: Unanimous

Council Finance Committee (May 24)

Budget: The committee concluded its review of the fiscal 2023 budget and recommended adoption of the operating and capital budgets and the 2023-2027 capital improvement plan. Yes: Unanimous

Parks and Recreation Commission (May 24)

Bayland: The commission discussed the city's new Baylands Comprehensive Conservation Plan. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (May 25)

2850 West Bayshore: The commission recommended approving the vesting tentative map for 2850 W. Bayshore Road, which would allow SummerHill Homes to build 48 condominiums on the site. Yes: Chang, Hechtman, Lauing, Reckdahl, Roohparvar, Summa Absent: Templeton

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