Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 17, 2011

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the El Camino Real Bus Rapid Transit Project. The council also plans to consider a possible repeal or amendment to the binding-arbitration provision in the City Charter, to adopt the fiscal year 2012 budget and to approve an average 12.5 percent increase to water rates. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss proposed improvements at El Camino Park, the Community Services Element in the Comprehensive Plan and the fiscal year 2012 budget process. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to continue its discussion of 711 El Camino Real, a proposal by Clement Chen for a planned community (PC) zone to enable a 44-room hotel across the street from the Westin and Sheraton hotels. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear a presentation on the economic impacts of Caltrain's electrification and high-speed rail in Palo Alto. The committee also plans to consider the city's position on the Environmental Impact Report for Caltrain electrification. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION ... The commission plans to continue its discussion of the city's infrastructure backlog and ways to pay for the items on the list. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the Lucie Stern Community Room (1305 Middlefield Road).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on the Main Library and Art Center site integration project, discuss the Library Group Study Room policy, and consider a report on the waiting periods for holds. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to see a presentation about projects at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant and the recycling center, consider purchasing art by Davis Bottini and dedicate funds for finalists in the Art Center and Main Library "percent for art" project. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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