Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 1, 2013

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council

The council did not meet this week.

Board of Education (Feb. 26)

Superintendent's review: The board met in closed session to consider the employee evaluation of the superintendent. Action: None

Bullying: The board discussed implementation of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights concerning disability-based harassment. Action: None

Homework: The board discussed proposed changes to the district's policy on homework. Action: None

Budget: The board discussed the district's budget, including proposals to allocate additional resources. Action: None

Parks and Recreation Commission (Feb. 26)

Fields: The commission recommended changing the city's field-use policy and adopting a round-robin system for determining which organizations can use city fields. Yes: Unanimous

Council Rail Committee (Feb. 28)

Litigation: The committee heard a report from its high-speed rail lobbyist, discussed the status of litigation against the California High-Speed Rail Authority; and commented on the proposed environmental impact report for Caltrain's electrification. Action: None

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