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News - June 7, 2013

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (June 3)

27 University Ave.:The council approved a "focused community input" process to create a vision for the downtown area around 27 University Ave. Yes: Berman, Holman, Kniss, Scharff, Shepherd No: Burt, Holman, Schmid Recused: Klein

Terms:The council directed Office of the City Attorney to draft two charter amendments, one that would extend the term limits of council members from two to three terms and another that would abolish terms limits entirely. Yes: Berman, Holman, Klein, Kniss, Scharff, Shepherd No: Burt, Schmid

Historic Resources Board (June 5)

Varsity Theatre: The board recommended approval of proposed changes to Varsity Theatre, 456 University Ave., and directed the applicant to provide a detailed maintenance, protection and restoration plan that would be prepared by a historic-preservation consultant. Yes: Unanimous

Architectural Review Board (June 6)

Varsity Theatre: The board approved proposed changes to the Varsity Theatre building at 456 University Ave. It added a series of conditions, including a requirement for no-color glass and a mock-up of canopy material installed at the site for board review. Yes:Unanimous


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