Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 19, 2010

Public Agenda

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session with officials from the Foothills De Anza Community College District about a possible sale of city property at the Cubberley Community Center. The council also plans to adopt a work plan to address its 2010 priorities and to discuss its procedures and protocols. The closed session is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. on Monday, March 22, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The regular meeting will follow.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board plans to confer tenure on 36 teachers, vote on whether to support Palo Alto's bid for the Google fiber project, and discuss an air-conditioning retrofit for Gunn High School, conceptual designs for renovations at Fairmeadow Elementary School and schematic designs for upgrades to Jordan Middle School. The tenure celebration will be at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, in the board room of district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation on leadership and mentoring opportunities for teens in the Community Services Department; to discuss the potential for youth involvement in the commission; to discuss the city's budget challenges in the 2011 fiscal year; and hear an update on recreational opportunities for dog owners. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review Site and Design requests for 805 Los Trancos Road, a new 11,184-square-foot home in the open space (OS) district, and for the construction of a new greenhouse and foot shed next to the Duck Pond in the Baylands. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HIGH-SPEED RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to continue its discussion of California's high-speed rail project, including public outreach strategies and the California High-Speed Rail Authority's environmental documents. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the March 18 community meeting on the library bond projects; hear a report on the fiscal year 2011 city budget; and hear reports from commission subcommittees on 2010 priorities. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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