The Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously Monday night to allocate funds for police officers in the city to wear body-mounted video cameras. Nine officers will pilot the camera technology, designed to collect video evidence when officers are away from their vehicles.
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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.
Palo Alto officials are looking into radical solutions to the downtown parking shortage, going so far as suspending rules that have allowed monetary fees to substitute off-street parking requireemnts for developers since the mid-1980s.