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PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL CIVIC CENTER, 250 HAMILTON AVENUE BROADCAST LIVE ON KZSU, FM 90.1 CABLECAST LIVE ON GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL 26 ********************************** THIS IS A SUMMARY OF COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS. THE AGENDA WITH COMPLETE TITLES INCLUDING LEGAL DOCUMENTATION CAN BE VIEWED AT THE BELOW WEBPAGE: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/knowzone/agendas/council.asp (TENTATIVE) AGENDA–REGULAR MEETING-COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, October 1, 2012– 7:00 PM SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY 1. Presentation from Raania Mohsen, Executive Director for Cities Association of Santa Clara County 2. Acknowledgement of Recipients of Mayor’s “Green Leader Business Award” CONSENT CALENDAR 3. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement for the Sale of System Resource Adequacy Electricity Capacity to NextEra Energy Power Marketing, LLC, for Calendar Year 2013 4. Award of Contract with Muzak, LLC, in the Amount of $201,992 for Media Broadcast System for the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center (CIP PE-09006) 5. Adoption of a Resolution approving and ratifying the Resource Adequacy Transfer Agreement Transferring a Portion of the City’s Resource Adequacy Capacity from the High Winds Energy Center to NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, in 2013 and 2014 6. Approval of a Final Map to Create Six New Residential Condominium Units at 382 and 384 Curtner Avenue ACTION ITEMS 7. Staff Response to Colleagues Memo on Pension and Health Reform 8. Approval of the Retention of the Charleston Road/Arastradero Road Phase II Trial Restriping Improvements between El Camino Real and Gunn High School 9. Policy & Services Recommendation Regarding Council Priority Setting Process 10. Colleagues Memo from Holman, Burt, Yeh regarding Proposition 34 STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Finance Committee will meet on October 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM to discuss; 1) Refuse Pilot Collection Modification Program, 2) Carbon Neutral Definition, and 3) Brannon Solar PPA.

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Paving work on San Antonio Road may clog traffic 3AN!NTONIO2OADWILLBEREPAVEDBETWEEN-IDDLEFIELD2OADAND 53(IGHWAYDURINGTHENIGHTON&RIDAY 3EPT ASPARTOF0HASE ))OFTHE3AN!NTONIO2OAD-EDIAN)MPROVEMENT0ROJECT(Posted Sept. 25 at 11:33 a.m.)

Palo Alto man gets 18 months for fraud 2ICHARD&ERGUSON4IPTONOF0ALO!LTORECEIVEDAN MONTHFEDERAL PRISONSENTENCE-ONDAY 3EPT FORHISPARTINAREALESTATEINVEST MENTSCHEMETHATVICTIMIZED"AY!REAINVESTORS (Posted Sept. 25 at 9:48 a.m.)

Willie Mays named ‘history maker’ by County 7ILLIE-AYS ARESIDENTOF!THERTONSINCEANDCONSIDEREDBY MANYTHEBESTALL AROUNDBASEBALLPLAYEROFALLTIME HASBEENNAMEDTHE 3AN-ATEO#OUNTY(ISTORY-AKERFOR(Posted Sept. 25 at 8:58 a.m.)

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Stanford Blood Center lawsuit on hold !JURYTRIALPITTINGALONGTIMEBLOODDONORAGAINST3TANFORD"LOOD #ENTERTHATWASSCHEDULEDTOBEGIN-ONDAY 3EPT HASBEENPOST PONED ACCORDINGTOCOURTDOCUMENTS(Posted Sept. 24 at 11:50 a.m.)

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Breast-density notification bill signed into law !BILLAUTHOREDBYSTATE3EN*OE3IMITIANTHATWOULDREQUIREPHYSI CIANSTONOTIFYWOMENWHOHAVEDENSEBREASTTISSUEOFTHEIRINCREASED RISKOFBREASTCANCERHASBEENSIGNEDBY'OV*ERRY"ROWNANDISNOW LAWOFTHELAND(Posted Sept. 24 at 9:09 a.m.)

Several injured in crash near San Antonio Road #REWSCLEAREDANOFF RAMPON53(IGHWAYIN0ALO!LTO3UNDAY 3EPT AFTERASOLOVEHICLECRASHINTHEAREALEFTMULTIPLEPEOPLEINJURED ACCORDINGTOTHE#ALIFORNIA(IGHWAY0ATROL(Posted Sept. 24 at 8:40 a.m.)

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Palo Alto Weekly 09.28.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the September 28, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly 09.28.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the September 28, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly