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News - January 18, 2019

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Jan. 14)

Housing: The council approved a 59-unit affordable-housing development at 3705 El Camino Real. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Kou, Tanaka Absent: Kniss

Redwood Circle: The council upheld the planning director's approval of a two-story home at 3743 Redwood Circle and specified that the home should have glazed windows to protect neighbors' privacy. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Kou, Tanaka Absent: Kniss

Palo Alto TMA: The council received an annual report on the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association. Action: None

Board of Education (Jan. 15)

Teacher housing: The board directed the superintendent to identify funding sources for a proposal to build affordable housing for regional teachers and staff. Action: None

Magical Bridge: The board approved a revised resolution to apply for $200,000 in matching funds from Santa Clara County to build a Magical Bridge playground at El Carmelo Elementary School. Yes: Baten Caswell, Collins, Dharap, DiBrienza Absent: Dauber

Bond committee: The board approved a resolution consolidating oversight of the 2008 and 2018 bond measures into the existing citizens oversight committee. Yes: Baten Caswell, Collins, Dharap, DiBrienza Absent: Dauber

Conflict of interest: The board approved an amended conflict of interest code Yes: Baten Caswell, Collins, Dharap, DiBrienza Absent: Dauber

Architectural Review Board (Jan. 17) 4256 El Camino Real: The board discussed the 100-room hotel proposed for 4256 El Camino Real and voted to continue its discussion to a future date. Yes: Unanimous

380 Cambridge Ave.: The board recommended approving the demolition of three buildings and construction of a new three-story, 35,000-square-foot commercial building at 380 Cambridge Ave. Yes: Unanimous

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