The Palo Alto City Council elected Councilman Greg Scharff as mayor of Palo Alto for the upcoming year on Jan. 7. The nine-member council selected Scharff, who has served on the council since 2010 and as outgoing Mayor Yiaway Yeh’s vice mayor during 2012, in a unanimous vote.
The proposed arts and innovation district near the Palo Alto Caltrain station will no longer be on the ballot for local voters in June. The Palo Alto City council vote to reject the staff proposal recommending a June ballot measure came early Tuesday morning after hours of public hearing and dozens of speakers.
After objections forced a reduction in size, the revised 27 University Avenue project will be discussed during the Dec. 3 Palo Alto City Council meeting.
On Nov. 20, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will vote on five proposals – one of which is backed by Stanford University – for spending $10.4 million in Stanford University funds, capping off a 12-year debate over the funding.
Recent statistics on student enrollment and housing growth plans in Palo Alto have encouraged the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) to open a thirteenth elementary school, according to district Chief Technology Officer Ann Dunkin.