Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 14, 2010

Public Agenda

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

CITY COUNCIL ... The City Council plans to hold a study session with the Youth Council to discuss youth issues. The council also plans to hold a public hearing on proposed assessments on the Palo Alto Business Improvement District; consider changing its agreement with the California Public Employees' Retirement System; discuss the city's guiding principles for high-speed rail; and consider a formation of an Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Committee. The study session with the Youth Council is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, May 17, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible after the study session.

CITY COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hold hearings on the proposed 2011 budget for the Police and Fire departments. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider the city's comments for the Alternative Analysis released by the California High-Speed Rail Authority for the San Francisco-to-San Jose segment of the rail line. The commission also plans to consider a conditional-use permit that would allow dental offices at 2345 Yale St. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on World Music Day; discuss its Diversity and Inclusion Project; and discuss a proposal to have a student participate in commission meetings. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL HIGH-SPEED RAIL COMMITTEE ... The commission plans to continue its discussion of the proposed high-speed rail project and the recent studies released by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss the Stanford University Medical Center hospital-expansion project and a proposal for a two-story office and retail building at 524 Hamilton Ave. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss potential art for the Magical Bridge Playground at Mitchell Park; discuss the status of the request for proposals for projects at the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center; and form a subcommittee to discuss the schematic design for the Main Library. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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