City Council Committee (June 25)
Park Plaza: The council approved a proposed three-story building at 195 Page Mill Road, which includes 82 apartments, research-and-development space and retail area on the ground floor. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd, Yeh Absent: Price
Cell towers: The council discussed potential revisions to the city's zoning policies to enable installation of large cell towers on city land. The council voted to continue the discussion to its next meeting. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd No: Yeh Absent: Price
Board of Education (June 26)
Budget: The board approved a school district operating budget of $161.8 million for 2012-13. Yes: Unanimous
Superintendent's contract: The board voted to extend the employment contract of Superintendent Kevin Skelly for one year, through June 30, 2016. Yes: Unanimous
City Council Regional Housing Mandate Committee (June 26)
Housing Element: The committee discussed the Housing Element in the city's revised Comprehensive Plan and recommended a series of changes, including consideration of grocery overlay zones and a refined list of housing sites. Yes: Unanimous
City Council Rail Committee (June 28)
Rail: The committee heard a report from its Sacramento lobbyist on high-speed rail and discussed the committee's guiding principles. The committee directed staff to submit a letter requesting the status of the California Attorney General opinion on the legality of the blended system relative to Proposition 1A Yes: Klein, Scharff, Shepherd Absent: Burt
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