Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 18, 2010

Public Agenda

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

CITY COUNCIL ... The council will hold a closed session to discuss the status of labor negotiations. The council will then discuss the Finance Committee recommendations for the fiscal year 2011 budget and consider a resolution to encourage council members to voluntarily take a 10 percent pay cut in fiscal year 2011, and hold a site and design review for a new 11,857-square-foot home at 805 Los Trancos Road. The closed session is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. or as soon as possible after the closed session.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board plans to vote on a proposed budget for 2010-11; schematic designs for expansion of JLS Middle School and conceptual designs for a new theater and stadium renovations at Palo Alto High School. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the board room of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave.

POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the City Council's 2010 priority work plan and the city's social-media policy. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss underground water tank at El Camino Park; hear an update on flood-control improvements at San Francisquito Creek; and hear an update on Project Safety Net, a task force working on teen emotional-health issues. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the city's comments on the Alternatives Analysis for the San Francisco-to-San Jose segment of the proposed high-speed-rail line. The council also plans to discuss the city's Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Housing Element. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review the Climate Change and Air Quality chapters of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford University Medical Center expansion project. The commission also plans to hear a presentation on capital improvements along the San Francisquito Creek. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the public art selection for Mitchell Park Library and Community Center and hear a report from a commission subcommittee on potential adjustments to the Mitchell Park building program. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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