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Grand Boulevard Project on El Camino Real: From the City of Palo Alto: We hope you will join us at the informal public feedback session for the Grand Boulevard Initiative that has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 22 from 4- 7 p.m. at the California Avenue Caltrain Station. The rain forecast cancelled the session originally scheduled for Jan. 18. The Grand Boulevard Initiative is the result of a 2016 state grant of nearly $350,000 to design safety and accessibility improvements…Find out more »
Three items of interest: Stanford GUP: Council will discuss and approve formal comments to the County on the Stanford GUP. Click here for staff report. California Avenue Parking Structure: Council will hear an update on Infrastructure Plan projects and consider removing the second basement level from the California Avenue Parking Structure design. Click here for staff report. Legislative Priorities: Council will vote, on consent, to approve Palo Alto's State and Federal Legislative Priorities for the year. Click here for staff report.Find out more »
Just a reminder that there will be one final County meeting with Supervisor Joe Simitian for people to weigh in on the Stanford GUP Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). It’s really important that there be a big turnout to demonstrate community interest, so please plan to attend. Also, on the preceding night, Monday, January 22nd, the Palo Alto City Council will discuss and finalize its comment letter at tomorrow’s (Monday's) Council meeting. The meeting agenda is available at https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/62863. The GUP is agenda…Find out more »
Significant Items of Interest: Pensions: Council will accept the FY 2019-FY2028 Long Range Financial Forecast and discuss budgeting for City pension liabilities. Click here for staff report. Southgate RPP: Council will consider amendments to the program, including additional commercial permits and new two-hour parking restrictions. Click here for staff report. Evergreen Park/Mayfield RPP: Council will consider amendments to the program, including additional commercial permits and new two-hour parking restrictions. Click here for staff report. ADU amendments: Council will discuss and approve amendments to the 2017…Find out more »
Stanford GUP: Final deadline to submit comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Stanford's proposed expansion. Comments can be submitted via phone, letter or email: County of Santa Clara Department of Planning and Development Attention: David Rader County Government Center 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Phone: (408) 299-5779 Email: David RaderFind out more »
City Priorities: Council will hold its annual retreat to discuss and approve Palo Alto's annual priorities. Beginning at 8:30 am (Mitchell Park Community Center). Residents are welcome to come and speak directly to the Council. Come and voice your concerns over the massive commercial growth in our community and the need to focus on traffic and congestion.Find out more »
Housing: Council will consider a proposed Housing Work Plan for 2018-2019 and refer elements to the Planning & Transportation Commission for preparation of related zoning ordinance(s). The Evergreen Park/Mayfield Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) will be discussed, including possibly allowing more commercial permits. The whole purpose for a RPPP is to reduce commercial use, not increase it. We encourage our members to support the neighborhood and voice their desire to have residents control their own neighborhood streets, not businesses.Find out more »
Paid Parking: The Council Finance Committee will review and provide input on a phased implementation plan for the Downtown Parking Management Study recommendations. Tentative, TBD.Find out more »
We will be holding a special "all-hands-on-deck" PASZ General Meeting next week!. We know it is short notice, but we encourage all who are dedicated to PASZ's key principles and goals of sensible zoning to attend. Discussion will center on a proposed plan to launch an Initiative for the Fall 2018 election regarding non-residential growth in the City of Palo Alto. If this concerns you and you are a PASZ member, you should come prepared to help and assist…Find out more »
Please join Tom next Sunday, August 19th from 1 - 3 PM in Hoover Park (2901 Cowper St) for his Campaign Kickoff party.
There will be food, drinks, good company and a few speakers. Come learn about his priorities and why he'd like to serve you for another four years on the Council.