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The Los Altos City Council approved placing the sculpture “Dragonfly,” left, at Rosita Park.

The Los Altos City Council took the following actions at its April 9 meeting.

New sculptures for Rosita, Second Street approved

The council voted unanimously to approve two sculptures slated for installation at State and Second streets and Rosita Park.

The council’s vote follows the Public Arts Commission’s unanimous approval of the sculptures at its Feb. 28 meeting. The commission sponsored the city’s 10th Competitive Sculpture Search in late 2012, offering a $1,000 stipend to artists whose works were selected for display. The city received 20 entries from 13 artists and chose works by Tammy Bickel of San Francisco and Ed Hart of Newport Beach.

Bickel’s “Dragonfly” sculpture (measured at 72 inches high and 72 inches wide) will be located at Rosita Park, elevated on a pole to better display the piece and protect it from damage. Hart’s “Will You Dance with Me” sculpture (73 inches high and 23 feet wide) will be placed at the northeast corner of State and Second streets.

Although no date has been set, City Clerk Jon Maginot told the Town Crier he expects the sculptures to be installed during summer.

Electric-vehicle parking restrictions adopted

The council unanimously approved adoption of an ordinance establishing parking restrictions for the city’s new electric-vehicle charging stations.

The ordinance was introduced publicly at the March 26 council meeting.

According to ordinance No. 2013-392, parking at the electric-vehicle charging station spaces – located at the civic center complex near Bus Barn Theater and in public Parking Plaza 3 downtown – is restricted to those using the on-site electric chargers.

The dual-head chargers were installed at the aforementioned locations in late March after the city received a U.S. Department of Energy grant from ChargePoint Inc., a Campbell-based manufacturer of charging stations. The stations – installed at no cost to the city – are now operable.

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