Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 10, 2011

Public Agenda

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will vote on a proposal to terminate the lease of the former Garland Elementary School site, at 870 N. California Ave., with Stratford Schools, Inc., as of June 30, 2014. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 13, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.)

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss the status of labor negotiations. The council will also discuss proposed changes to water rates, discuss the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, hold a public hearing on California Avenue parking bonds, and consider approving park development-impact fees to fund improvements at El Camino Park. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The rest of the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Council Chambers.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss budget matters for 2011-12, a schematic design for renovations at Duveneck School and design alternatives for a proposed new performing arts center at Palo Alto High School. The board also will hear a report from five secondary principals on efforts toward boosting student "connectedness," an update on the Special Education Program and a report on various focus groups convened earlier in the year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss an iPad policy for the City Council and an update to the city's Economic Development Strategic Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 370 Addison Ave., a request by Martin Bernstein on behalf of Christopher and Linda Forrester for a review of proposed alterations and a new rear addition and redesign of the front porch for a home in the Professorville Historic District. The board also plans to discuss 668 Ramona St., a request by the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto for a review of a historic rehabilitation and seismic upgrade of an existing building. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 200 San Antonio Road, a request by Brian Doyle of William Lyon Homes, Inc., on behalf of Hewlett Packard for a review of the placement of a sculpture and a 1,614-square-foot recreation building within the Palo Alto portion of the project site. The board also plans to discuss 668 Ramona St., a proposal to rehabilitate and seismically upgrade an existing building, and 4301-4329 El Camino Real, a proposal by Palo Alto Bowl LLC for minor changes to a previously approved hotel. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

RAIL CORRIDOR STUDY TASK FORCE ... The task force will continue its discussion of the city's vision for the Caltrain corridor. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Lucie Stern Community Room (1305 Middlefield Road).

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