Approximately 50 members of Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) and Stanford Solidarity Network (SSN) and public stakeholders filed into an already packed Palo Alto City Council chambers to voice their demands at the first public hearing regarding Stanford’s new General Use Permit (GUP) application Thursday night.
Stanford has disputed claims by Joe Simitian — President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors — that the University expressed an intention to pull back on aspects of an earlier deal to provide funds to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).
On Tuesday, The Palo Alto Board of Education voted unanimously to approve an ongoing 2 percent salary raise, with yearly raise renegotiations, for union member teachers and senior managers.
Originally commending it as the product of “positive and collaborative” discussions, Stanford has since decided to temporarily withdraw its $138.4 million conditional agreement with Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).
On Tuesday, Santa Clara County mandated an indefinite suspension on negotiations with Stanford over the development agreement governing the University’s proposed expansion.
If approved by Santa Clara County, Stanford’s application for a renewed General Use Permit (GUP) would authorize the University’s land and facility expansion through 2035
anta Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian introduced the County’s Department of Planning and Development’s conditions for approval of Stanford’s 2018 General Use Permit (GUP) application at Thursday evening’s Town Hall meeting.
In ongoing negotiations over Stanford’s proposed expansion under the General Use Permit (GUP), Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously on Monday to request that Stanford contribute up to $82.4 million over the next 17 years to the city’s affordable housing fund.