Palo Alto Weekly

News - February 3, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Jan. 30)

Medical: The council discussed the actuarial report on retiree medical obligations and directed staff to return to the Finance Committee with more information about the study's assumptions. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Price

Board of Education (Jan. 31)

Graduation requirements: The board discussed a preliminary staff recommendation to align Palo Alto's high school graduation requirements with entrance criteria to the University of California and California State University by 2018. Action: None

Cubberley: The board heard a report from the superintendent about meetings with City of Palo Alto staff members concerning the future of Cubberley Community Center. Action: None

Utilities Advisory Commission (Feb. 1)

Vice chair: The commission elected James Cook as its vice chair. Yes: Unanimous

Projections: The commission discussed financial projections for water and wastewater utilities. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (Feb. 2)

Edgewood Plaza: The board voted to approve a proposal at 2080 Channing Ave., which includes renovations to three commercial buildings, relocation of one retail building and construction of 10 new homes and a 0.22-acre park at the Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center. The approval included a list of conditions including ones requiring the applicant to provide more details about residential street furniture, roof overhangs, bike lockers and park furniture. Yes: Lew, Malone Prichard, Wasserman, Young Abstain: Lippert

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