Palo Alto Weekly

News - July 29, 2011

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (July 25)

Refuse: The council voted to add a $4.62 fee to residential refuse bills, effective Oct. 1. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Schmid

Stanford: The council directed Mayor Espinosa to name two members to a joint committee to determine how to spend money from the city's development agreement with Stanford University Medical Center. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Price, Scharff, Shepherd, Yeh Recused: Klein Absent: Schmid

Parks and Recreation Commission (July 26)

Water plant: The commission held a study session to discuss proposed landscaping around the Regional Water Quality Control Plant. Action: None

Recycling: The commission heard a presentation from staff about proposed improvements to the Household Hazardous Waste facility next to the Recycling Center and the potential closure of the Recycling Center. Action: None

Council Rail Committee (July 28)

Caltrain: The committee approved a letter to Caltrain outlining the city's concerns about the certification of the Environmental Impact Report for the electrification plan. Yes: Burt, Klein, Shepherd Absent: Price

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