Palo Alto Weekly

News - February 8, 2013

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Feb. 2)

Retreat: The council held its annual retreat and chose as its 2013 priorities infrastructure strategy and funding; future of downtown and California Avenue; and technology and the connected city. Yes: Unanimous

City Council (Feb. 4)

Service efforts and accomplishments: The council discussed the results of the new Service Efforts and Accomplishments report. Action: None

Health care: The council discussed curbing the costs of employee health care and directed staff to review options for new health care plans that may be considered for negotiation, including flexible benefit plans. Yes: Unanimous

Council Finance Committee (Feb. 5)

Carbon neutrality: The committee voted to support a staff-recommended plan for achieving carbon neutrality for the electric portfolio in 2013. Yes: Unanimous

Planning and Transportation Commission (Feb. 6)

395 Page Mill Road: The commission voted to continue the hearing on initiation of a proposed "planned community" zone for 395 Page Mill Road, which would enable construction of an office complex near the AOL building and a new public-safety building with an attached parking garage. Yes: Keller, Martinez, Panelli, Tanaka Absent: Alcheck, Michael

Architecture Review Board (Feb. 8)

780 Welch Road: The board approved a request by Stanford University Lands and Buildings for replacement of a three-story medical building at 780 Welch Road. Yes: Lew, Lippert, Malone Prichard, Popp Recused: Alizadeh

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