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PUBLIC AGENDA: new garage technology, College Terrace Centre, 385 Sherman Ave.

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week:

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a joint session with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian; approve an ordinance dedicating as parkland a 7.7-acre portion next to Foothills Park; discuss new garage technologies; and authorize its delegate to the League of Cities to support a resolution urging a statewide summit to address safety and environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation. The council will then go into a closed session to discuss potential litigation involving Federal Regulatory Water and Power Cost Allocation; consider existing litigation with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1319; and discuss potential litigation involving the College Terrace Centre planned-community zone. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider Municipal Code changes pertaining to fiscal procedures, the roles of the city auditor and the responsibilities of the Administrative Services Department. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 2275 Amherst St., an application by Margaret Wimmer on behalf of Ken DeLeon for alterations and additions to a 1893 residence that is listed on the city's Historic Inventory in Category 2. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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 the city manager's performance. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to review 385 Sherman Ave., a proposal to demolish an existing one-story office building and replace it with a 55,566-square-foot building with 103 underground parking spaces. The board will also consider 441 Page Mill Road, a request by Stoecker and Northway Architects on behalf of Norm Schwab for a new three-story, 35-foot-tall building; and 456 University Ave., a proposal to modify the entry courtyard at Varsity Theatre to accommodate a cafe. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 270 Forest Ave. Read the agenda here

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the recent school board and council meetings and hear an update on traffic safety near schools. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss new artwork in the city's collection; allocate funds for the Oliveira sculpture; and discuss the Public Art Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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