Palo Alto Weekly

News - July 20, 2012

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (July 16)

Parking: The council rejected the proposed permit-parking program for a portion of Professorville and directed staff to explore broader solutions, including new garages and zoning changes, to address a parking shortage downtown. Yes: Burt, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Shepherd, Yeh No: Espinosa, Price Absent: Schmid

Electric: The council discussed the proposed definition of "carbon neutral" as it would pertain to the city's electric portfolio and directed staff to present the item to the Finance Committee for further vetting. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Schmid

Historic Resources Board (July 18)

411 Lytton: The board recommended that the city designate the residential building at 411 Lytton Ave. to the city's Historic Inventory in Category 2. Yes: Bernstein, Bower, Bunnenberg, Di Cicco, Kohler, Makinen Absent: Smithwick

1213 Newell: The board discussed the proposed renovation and expansion of Main Library and agreed that the project meets the definition of "historic rehabilitation" and complies with state standards of rehabilitation. Yes: Bernstein, Bunnenberg, Di Cicco, Kohler, Makinen Absent: Bower, Smithwick

Architectural Review Board (July 19)

Main Library: The board voted to approve the proposed design for renovation and expansion of Main Library at 1213 Newell Road. Yes: Unanimous

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