Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 21, 2010

Public Agenda

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

CITY COUNCIL ... The City Council plans to discuss the city's comments on the high-speed-rail Alternatives Analysis; and hold a study session on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford University Medical Center expansion project. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, May 24, in the Council Chambers 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 review the proposed 2011 budgets for the Utilities Department, the Public Works General Fund and the General Fund Capital Improvement Program; and to consider the rate schedule for the city's fiber-optic service. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board plans to discuss a proposed policy on suicide prevention and mental health. Members also will hear updates on the school district's Mandarin Immersion Program and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's revised budget proposals. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, in the Board Room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to appoint a liaison to the Palo Alto Youth Council; discuss the commission's list of priorities; and hear an update on the underground water-storage tank project at El Camino Park. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a study session on the Policies and Governance Programs Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan. The commission also plans to consider a proposal by Clarum Homes to subdivide a parcel at 420 Cambridge Ave. and create five condominiums. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission is scheduled to hear updates on 2010 priorities, the library construction projects and the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the proposed budget for the Public Works Department's Enterprise Funds and the city's Internal Service Fund. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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