Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 7, 2010

Public Agenda

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

CITY COUNCIL ... The City Council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss ongoing litigation and labor negotiations. The council is also scheduled to accept the Regional Water Quality Control Plant site feasibility study; get a monthly report on high-speed rail; authorize the sale of $60 million in bonds for the Measure N library projects; discuss a memo regarding the city's investment policy; and hear an update about the Santa Clara Valley Water District redistricting plan. The closed session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The regular meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. or as soon as possible after the closed session.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will consider the nominations of Katya Villalobos as the new principal at Gunn High School, Phil Winston as the new principal at Palo Alto High School and Kathleen Meagher as the school district's director of elementary education. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hold budget hearings for City Attorney's Office, the Planning and Community Environment Department and the Community Services Department. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the city's zero waste goals, the council's priority work plan, the proposed Blue Ribbon Infrastructure Committee and a proposal to release the City Council packet earlier. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the proposed capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2011. The meeting is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the 2011-15 Proposed Capital Improvement Plan and its consistency with the Comprehensive Plan. The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL, PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION JOINT MEETING ... The council and the commission are scheduled to hold a joint meeting to discuss the city's updates to its Comprehensive Plan and Housing Element. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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