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PUBLIC AGENDA: 3159 El Camino, collective bargaining, city audit

CITY COUNCIL The council will discuss the city's library programs and activities; hold a public hearing on a proposed four-story, mixed-use development at 3159 El Camino Real; discuss ways to spend the $94,200 penalty payment from the Edgewood Plaza development; and consider a proposal to expand the smoking ban in downtown and California Avenue business districts. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

BOARD OF EDUCATION The board will meet to hear progress reports from elementary school principals in the Palo Alto school district. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). Read the agenda.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE The committee plans to discuss an expenditure of $30,000 for teen programs; review a proposed ordinance that would set fines for construction projects with expired building permits; and consider a requirement that new homes be wired for electric-vehicle chargers. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

BOARD OF EDUCATION The board will discuss proposed collective-bargaining agreements with teachers, staff and managers. Members also will discuss proposed district-wide calendars for 2014-15 and beyond, a proposal for additional spending, an update on the district's finances and a proposed timetable for deciding on a location for a new elementary school. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). Read the agenda.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE The committee plans to discuss a recent audit of the city's financial statements; adopt an ordinance closing the fiscal year 2013 budget; and discuss the city's capital-improvement program. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION The commission plans to discuss the "Know your Neighbors" grant program; hear an update on the Rinconada Park Long Range Plan and review the 2015-19 capital-improvement plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Room H-1 at Cubberley Community Center (4000 Middlefield Road). Read the agenda.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION The commission plans to discuss the implementation schedule on the California Avenue streetscape project and consider the California Avenue Concept Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

SCHOOL/CITY LIAISON COMMITTEE The committee plans to hear an update on city and school budgets and discuss traffic safety near schools. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Conference Room A at the Palo Alto Unified School District headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). Read the agenda.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD The board plans to discuss 2209-15 El Camino Real, a proposal to build a three-story mixed-use building to replace an existing restaurant; 4109 El Camino Real, a review of a proposed service building for McLaren/Volvo; 777 Welch Road, a proposal by Stanford University to construct a three-story building; and 500 University Ave., a request by Thoits Brothers Inc. for a three-story development with office and retail use. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION The board plans to hear updates on a temporary public-art project on University Avenue; the new percent-for-art program and the commission's online database. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

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