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News - March 17, 2017

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council

The council did not meet this week.

Human Relations Commission (March 9)

Community Development Block Grants: The commission discussed its subcommittee's proposal for CDGB grant allocations. Two amendments allow the subcommittee to approve changes to applications for non-allocated funding without commission approval. Yes: Unanimous, with Gordon Gray and Savage absent.

Emergency funds: The commission voted to adopt a new policy for allocating emerging-needs fund and to raise the cap to $10,000. Yes: Unanimous, with Gordon Gray and Savage absent.

Board of Education (March 14)

Retreat: The school board discussed its meeting protocols and operations at a retreat. Action: None

Renaming:The board postponed a vote on a proposal to rename David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools until Friday, March 17.

Yes: Unanimous

Middle school math:The board discussed a committee's recommendation to adopt a new middle-school mathematics curriculum.

Action: None

Equity plan:The board deferred a vote on a proposed districtwide equity plan, asking staff to return with further revisions at a later date.

Action: None

Architectural Review Board (March 16)

Junior Museum and Zoo : The board held a study session to discuss the proposed design for the Junior Museum and Zoo. Action: None

Garages: The board voted to deny proposals for solar canopies at two city garages at 275 and 475 Cambridge Ave. No: Unanimous

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