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Stacey Wagner, External Affairs Director—Pacific Bell, asked Council for their <br /> support of HR1542, the Tauzin-Dingell Bill. Ms. Wagner reported this bill <br /> would stop cable monopolization of high-speed internet access; keep the internet <br /> open; increase choices and reduce prices for high-speed internet access; <br /> guarantee high-speed internet deployment; protect competitors' access to <br /> networks; and improve the economy. Ms. Stacy asked that a letter of support be <br /> sent to Congresswoman Eshoo as soon as possible. <br /> Jim Abraham, 12831 Viscaino Road, commented that DSL service was not <br /> regulated whereas phones were. <br /> Casey asked Ms. Wagner if she knew the status of broadband in Los Altos Hills. <br /> Ms. Wagner stated that she did not have the facts with her but believed it would <br /> be about five years. Casey stated that five years was unacceptable and wanted it <br /> done in a year. She asked Ms. Wagner to provide the Council with a clear status <br /> report on the scheduling of broadband for the Town. <br /> Casey supported sending a letter of support for HR1542 but other <br /> Councilmembers present stated they did not feel they had enough background <br /> information on this issue to send such a letter. It was agreed that a letter of <br /> support could go out with the Mayor's signature only. <br /> 3. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT <br /> • The Planning Director reported on the following items from the 6/12/01 Planning <br /> Commission Meeting: Lands of Mendez, 27581 Elena Road: request for a site <br /> development permit for a 13,000 square foot barn and arena - approved; Lands <br /> of Mora Drive Sewer Project, unincorporated Santa Clara County lands: <br /> prezoning of approximately 245 unincorporated parcels by the Town — <br /> recommended approval; Lands of Laura Court Association, 28008 Laura Court: <br /> request for a right of way vacation for a 20 foot wide portion of Stonebrook <br /> Drive near Laura Court—recommended denial; and Lands of Macomber, 25980 <br /> Vinedo Lane: request for a site development permit for a new residence and pool <br /> and a variance to allow parking area encroachment into setbacks— approved. In <br /> response to an inquiry from the Mayor, the Planning Director noted that Mr. <br /> Askari had filed a complete application and his grading plan was being reviewed <br /> by the Engineering Department. <br /> 4. CONSENT CALENDAR <br /> Items Removed: 4.1 — 6/21/01 Regular Minutes (Casey), 4.1 — 6/22/01 Special <br /> Minutes (Fenwick) and 4.4 (Casey) <br /> MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED: Moved by O'Malley, seconded by <br /> Fenwick and passed unanimously by all members present to approve the balance <br /> of the Consent Calendar, specifically: <br /> July 19, 2001 <br /> Regular City Council Meeting <br /> 2 <br />