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News - November 9, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Nov. 5)

Retail: The council voted to direct staff to consider zoning changes that would protect retail on the Emerson Street block between Hamilton and Forest avenues. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Yeh No: Shepherd

Rail: The council heard a status update about California's proposed high-speed-rail project. Action: None

Utilities Advisory Commission (Nov. 7)

Gas rates: The commission voted to reduce gas rates for all customers by 2.5 percent per therm in January. Yes: Chang, Cook, Foster, Hall, Melton, Waldfogel Absent: Eglash

Proposition 218: The commission heard a presentation from the city attorney about Proposition 218 and its implication for the Utilities Department and ratepayers. Action: None


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