Zoning: The council made a series of revisions to the city's zoning code, including the creation of a "housing incentive program" for California Avenue and El Camino Real. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Kniss (recused on the California Avenue program but supported the El Camino one), Tanaka No: Kou
Board of Education (Jan. 29)
Teacher housing: The board expressed interest in a county project to build affordable housing in Palo Alto for teachers and school employees and directed staff to bring back an analysis of housing options and how this project would fit into the district's overall compensation package. Yes: Unanimous
Hoover portables: The board approved a $508,736 contract to set up interim classrooms at Hoover Elementary School. Yes: Unanimous
Algebra 1A: The board directed staff that they have no obligation to return to the board with a report on a pilot Algebra 1A course at Gunn High School. Yes: Collins, Dauber, Dharap No: Baten Caswell, DiBrienza
New courses: The board discussed new course proposals for the 2019-20 school year. Action: None
Planning and Transportation Commission (Jan. 30)
Stormwater: The commission heard an update on the city's Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan. Action: None
Housing: The commission recommended approving an ordinance that amends the "grandfathered facilities" clause to allow downtown buildings that don't comply with current development standards to convert to other allowed uses. The ordinance also prohibits conversions from residential to non-residential use. Yes: Unanimous
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