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PUBLIC AGENDA: New parkland, Cubberley lease, park improvements

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the creation of a Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan and hear an update from the Palo Alto Historical Museum about future plans for the Roth Building. The council will also consider a "utility tax modernization ordinance" to be placed on the November 2014 ballot and a proposal by council members Burt, Holman and Schmid to dedicate as parkland a 7.7-acre site near Foothills Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda here

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss moving Avenidas and Palo Alto Community Child Care out of the city's Human Services Resource Allocation Process; discuss proposed changes to the Cubberley Artists Studio Program; and consider terminating the city's lease with Stanford University for the Southern Pacific University Avenue Depot Transit Center. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda here

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss renewal of the school district's lease of Cubberley Community Center to the City of Palo Alto, as well as several construction projects. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Urban Master Plan; a park-improvement ordinance for El Camino Park; and the design of the Magical Bridge Playground. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda here

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss a 34-year power-purchase agreement with 65HK 8me LLC; consider a recommendation regarding net energy metering aggregation; and consider a recommendation that the council approve the fiscal year 2015 electric, gas, wastewater and water financial plans and reserve management policies. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda here

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