Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 15, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council

The council did not meet this week.

City Council (April 11)

Emergency: The council discussed a new study that recommends changes to the city's Office of Emergency Services, including hiring a new emergency director and finding a new emergency operation center. Action: None

Compost: The council discussed the preliminary results of the feasibility study for building an anaerobic digester at Byxbee Park and directed staff to return in June with more information. Yes: Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Shepherd, Yeh No: Schmid Absent: Burt

Rail Committee (April 13)

Caltrain: The committee heard presentations on Caltrain from Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss, who sits on the Peninsula Joint Powers Board, and from Caltrain staff. The committee directed staff to send Caltrain officials a letter expressing the city's concerns about a proposal to end weekend service at the California Avenue station. Yes: Klein, Price, Shepherd No: Burt

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