Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 5, 2010

Public Agenda

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL ... The council is scheduled to hold a study session on composting and hear a presentation about possible regional composting opportunities; to consider doing a study to evaluate the impacts prevailing wage; to discuss a colleagues' memo to release city-manager reports at an earlier date; and to consider a colleagues' memo proposing to create an Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, March 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PALO ALTO AIRPORT JOINT COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE ... The committee is scheduled to discuss the Feb. 17 plane crash in East Palo Alto and the 2009 summary of noise complaints. The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in the West Valley Flying Club (1901 Embarcadero Road, Suite 100).

PALO ALTO BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear a presentation on the school district's elementary science curriculum and be asked to approve an "interim report" on the status of the district's budget. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee is scheduled to discuss a colleagues' memo proposing to create an Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission, and to discuss the City Council priorities work plan. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission is scheduled to discuss the city's 10-year Electric Energy Efficiency Plan, hear a status report from its ad hoc subcommittee on Innovation and Technology, and to discuss long-term financial projections for the water and wastewater funds. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission is scheduled to discuss its annual report to the City Council, and to consider maximum house sizes and basement limitations in the open-space district. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HIGH-SPEED RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee is scheduled to consider a memorandum of understanding with the High Speed Rail Authority and the Peninsula Cities Consortium; to hear reports from Palo Alto public works and utilities officials; and to discuss filing Freedom of Information requests. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission is scheduled to discuss a resolution opposing death penalty; ways to support Palo Alto youth and teens; and efforts by the Department of Community Services to better serve diverse communities. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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