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CityView A round-up of

Palo Alto government action this week

City Council The council did not meet this week.

Board of Education (May 28)


Academic calendar: Board members asked for more survey data and analysis on community reactions to changes in the district calendar, which moved the schoolstart date to mid-August in order to squeeze in the whole first semester before the December holidays. This fall, the board will decide on academic calendars for 201415 and beyond. Action: None Cubberley: Board members indicated they support renewal of the city’s lease of the old Cubberley High School site when it expires next year and said they would work with the city on a joint vision for Cubberley’s future. Action: None New school: Board members indicated they would support a superintendent’s recommendation to postpone for one year a decision on location of a prospective new elementary school in Palo Alto. Action: None

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Smoking: The commission voted 5-0 to ban smoking at open-space preserves. The commission also voted 3-2 to create designated smoking areas in Rinconada, Mitchell and Greer parks. Yes: Hetterly, Markevitch, Reckdahl No: Crommie, Knopper Absent: Ashlund, Lauing

Planning and Transportation Commission (May 29)

395 Page Mill Road: The commission voted to initiate the “planned community” zoning process for 395 Page Mill Road, which would include 311,000 square feet of office space and a public-safety building at 3045 Park Blvd. Yes: Alcheck, Keller, King, Martinez, Panelli, Tanaka Absent: Michael

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Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to consider direction on a communityengagement process for refining the concept plan for an “Arts and Innovation District” at 27 University Ave. The council also plans to adopt the fiscal year 2014 budget, consider a zone change to enable the expansion of Ronald McDonald House at 50 El Camino Real; and consider a colleagues memo from Vice Mayor Nancy Shepherd and Councilwomen Liz Kniss and Gail Price regarding reducing the size of the City Council and increasing the number of terms a council member can serve from two to three. The discussion of 27 University Ave. will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 3, with the rest of the meeting scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).


CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview candidates for the Historic Resources Board and the Public Art, Human Relations and Library Advisory commissions. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss exterior modifications proposed for 456 University Ave.; consider a request for restoration of 505 Embarcadero Road; and discuss a “master sign program” for Edgewood Plaza, 2080 Channing Ave. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 490 San Antonio Road, a proposal by Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School for a new gym and classroom building to replace existing two-story buildings; consider the streetscape improvements proposed for California Avenue; discuss proposed exterior modifications to 456 University Ave.; review a plan for a proposed four-story building at 240 Hamilton Ave.; and discuss 2500 El Camino Real, a request by Stanford Real Estate for a new fourstory, mixed-use building. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss potential litigation involving the construction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center. The council will also discuss real property negotiations with the Palo Alto Unified School District regarding Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review baseline survey results and make recommendations to the council for next steps in considering an infrastructure ballot measure. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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