Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 2, 2010

Public Agenda

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the city's options for a composting facility and to consider a proposal from the Department of Public Works staff to conduct a survey of registered voters about the possibility of building an organic-material-processing facility at Byxbee Park. The council also plans to amend the Fiscal Year 2010 budget and to accept the Regional Water Quality Control Plant Site feasibility study. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, April 5, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will hold a special study session on the district's Strategic Plan Review. During the regular meeting the board will discuss plans to upgrade the district's 12 elementary schools with funds from a 2008 facilities bond, and policy updates from the California School Boards Assocation. The study session will be at 12:30 p.m. April 6 in the conference room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave). The regular board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of school district headquarters.

HIGH-SPEED RAIL SUBCOMMITTEE ... The subcommittee plans to hear an update on high-speed-rail legislation from the city's lobbyist, Ravi Mehta. The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the city's development agreement proposal for the Stanford University Medical Center hospital expansion project; review a proposal to sign a renewable-energy contract with Ameresco; and consider increasing storm-drain rates and refuse rates. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to comment on the revised Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the proposed high-speed-rail system. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss a proposal to open an anaerobic digestion facility at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant; the city's transmission interconnection alternatives; and the latest activities of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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