Tuesday: Council to review projects, fees


Capital improvement projects, fees for city services, and the budgeting process are the regular business items on the City Council's agenda for its meeting Tuesday, March 9.

The council will review a five-year implementation plan for capital improvement projects, and will discuss adding several new projects to an already long list. One project would allocate $200,000 in the fiscal year beginning July 1 to "provide resources and/or consultants for High Speed Rail." Palo Alto has already hired a lobbyist to represent the city's interests in Sacramento when it comes to the high-speed rail project.

Following a recommendation by the city's Environmental Quality Commission, the city may also study the possibility of capturing methane gas at the Marsh Road landfill, which accounts for 8.5 percent of the city's greenhouse gas emissions.

When it comes to setting fees, city staff has prepared a comprehensive spreadsheet lumping city services into one of three categories, based on how much of its cost the city aims to recover. Click here to see where the services fall.

Tuesday's council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, located in the Civic Center complex, between Laurel and Alma streets.

What is democracy worth to you?
Support local journalism.


Like this comment
Posted by TOM H
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Just stop with this phoney high speed rail deal you are just pouring our money down the drain. We really need a new council.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 6,743 views

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 2,248 views

Goodbye Food Waste!
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,132 views

"Better" Dads and "Re-invigorated" Moms: Happier Couples
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,537 views

Good News: The New Menlo Park Rail Subcommittee Hits A Home Run
By Dana Hendrickson | 12 comments | 1,498 views


Register today!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More