Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 22, 2011

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council has no meetings scheduled next week.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear updates on activities and projects at the Palo Alto Baylands and on the Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Task Force. The commission also plans to prepare for its joint session with the Planning and Transportation Commission and consider a recommendation to pursue a long-term lease for El Camino Park. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss district-wide academic calendars for 2012-13 and 2013-14. Board members also will hear updates on the achievement gap and on budget planning. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss possible smart-grid applications, the city's electric-vehicle policies and infrastructure, and the city's economic-development report. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss 2080 Channing Ave., a proposal to amend the existing planned community (PC) zone to allow renovation of three retail structures, relocation of one retail structure and construction of 10 homes. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear a status report on Caltrain and get legislative updates about Caltrain and the state's proposed high-speed-rail system. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Council Conference Room (250 Hamilton Ave.).

INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to continue its discussion of the city's infrastructure needs and possible ways to pay for the items on the infrastructure backlog. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Lucie Stern Community Room (1305 Middlefield Road).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on the bond-funded library-construction projects, including design plans for the Main Library. The commission will also discuss the 2011 Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Council Conference Room in City Hall, (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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