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Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 12, 2019

City View

A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (April 08)

335 Webster St.: The council voted to sell the city's share of former City Manager James Keene's home at 335 Webster St., and directed its Finance Committee to consider ways to use the proceeds to promote employee housing. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Kou, Tanaka No: Filseth, Fine Absent: Kniss

Utilities Advisory Commission (April 9)

Underground utilities The commission supported a resolution that would give utility districts the option, by a supermajority vote by customers, to maintain an underground utility district. Yes: NoneYes: Danaher, Johnston, Forssell, Segal No: Schwartz Absent: Ballantine, Trumbull

Water The commission recommended adopting Fiscal Year 2020 Water Utility Financial Plan and a resolution increasing water rates by 1 percent. Yes: NoneYes: Danaher, Johnston, Forssell, Schwartz, Segal Absent: Ballantine, Trumbull

Electricity The commission recommended adopting the Fiscal Year 2020 Electric Financing Plan and a resolution increasing electric rates by 8 percent. Yes: NoneYes: Danaher, Johnston, Forssell, Schwartz, Segal Absent: Ballantine, Trumbull

Board of Education (April 10)

Stanford GUP The board met in closed session to discuss with legal counsel anticipated litigation regarding the environmental impact report for Stanford University's proposed general use permit (GUP). Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (April 10)

1210 Newell Road: The commission upheld the planning director's tentative decision to deny a variance request that would have allowed an exception to height regulations for an unpermitted fence. Yes: Unanimous