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PUBLIC AGENDA: Water restrictions, Comp Plan, Varsity Theatre

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings this week:

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with the Palo Alto Police Officers Association and an unrepresented group of limited-hourly employees. The council then plans to discuss various alternatives for the city's future to be studied in the Environmental Impact Report for the Comprehensive Plan; consider a resolution implementing outdoor-water-use restrictions; and designate a voting delegate for the League of California Cities Annual 2014 Conference. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider a proposal that the city participate in a natural gas purchase from Municipal Gas Acquisition and Supply Corporation. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 221 Kingsley Ave., a request by Max Keech on behalf of John H. and Sybille A. Pfluke Trustee for modifications to a Colonial Revival residence in the Professorville National Register Historic District; and consider a request by Sanjay Shirole on behalf of Palo Alto Theater Corporation for modifications to the Varsity Theatre building at 456 University Ave. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to evaluate and set goals for the city auditor. The council will then continue its discussion of the Environmental Impact Report for the Comprehensive Plan update. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to elect its officers; discuss updates to the Energy Risk Management Policy; consider net energy metering aggregation rates and rules; and discuss the impact of the statewide drought on water and hydroelectric supplies. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Downtown Library at City Hall, 270 Forest Ave. Read the agenda here

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 930 Emerson St., a proposal to renovate an existing building; consider a request by Steve Smith for demolition of two existing dwellings and construction of three detached residential units at 636 Middlefield Road; and discuss a request by Omer Tzoore of Petra Systems for a six-month test project that involves installing nine new streetlight-mounted solar modules along El Camino Real. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

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