Palo Alto Weekly

News - February 17, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Feb. 13)

East Meadow Circle: The council approved a proposed concept plan for the East Meadow Circle/Fabian Way area. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Holman

Ronald McDonald House: The council began the rezoning process to enable the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House at 520 Sand Hill Road. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Holman

Board of Education (Feb. 14)

Curriculum: The board discussed proposals for three new classes at Palo Alto High School this fall: Conceptual Physics, Introduction to the Automobile and Sports Nutrition. Action: None

Council Policy and Services Committee (Feb. 14)

Massage: The committee discussed the proposed revisions to the city's massage ordinance and directed staff to return with changes, including more information about the distinction between massage and reflexology establishments. Yes: Espinosa, Klein, Schmid Absent: Holman

Labor: The committee discussed the proposed labor guiding principles and directed staff to return next month with minor revisions, including a greater emphasis on reaching contract agreements before the budget is set. Yes: Espinosa, Klein, Schmid Absent: Holman

Historic Resources Board (Feb. 15)

509 Hale St.: The board approved a request to modify a Category 2 historic building, including roof fenestrations and landscape additions. Yes: Bernstein, Bunnenberg, Di Cicco, Bower, Kohler, Smithwick Absent: Makinen

Architectural Review Board (Feb. 16)

Casa Olga: The board reviewed a proposal to modify the exterior at 180 Hamilton Ave. by adding timber-faced panels to the fašade, overhang features at the top of the building and new stucco elements. Action: None

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