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News - February 28, 2014

Palo Alto looks to scrap Cubberley covenant

City Council unanimously supports eliminating 1989 provision that requires annual payments to school district

by Gennady Sheyner

Palo Alto officials on Monday took a firm stance against a two-decade-old provision in the city's lease of Cubberley Community Center, a covenant that requires the city to pay the school district $1.8 million annually in exchange for the school district's promise not to sell some of its property in the city. School officials are loath to give up the revenue, however, and negotiations over a new lease are heading into the final stretch as the current lease nears its expiration date at the end of this year.

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