Palo Alto Weekly

News - July 15, 2011

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a joint meeting with the Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission; meet in a closed session to discuss labor negotiations; consider a ballot measure to repeal or modify the binding-arbitration provision in the City Charter; and discuss regional housing projections. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The closed session will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will consider contracts for a new gym and classroom buildings at Gunn High School and for six portable classrooms at Jordan Middle School. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, in Conference Room A of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss a new refuse fee. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the proposed gas-purchasing strategy, elect its officers and consider the Calaveras Reserve guidelines. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to evaluate the performance of City Manager James Keene. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss a report on Human Needs Assessment; plan for its annual retreat; hear a report about Generations United; prepare for its joint study session with the City Council; and hear an update on Project Safety Net. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider the city's position on the Caltrain Electrification Environmental Impact Report and review the city's guiding principles on high-speed rail. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 180 El Camino Real, a request by Limited Brands for Bath and Body Works for a review of a new storefront and wall sign at a Stanford Shopping Center location; and 2875 El Camino Real, a request by Ken Hayes on behalf of Ehikian and Company for a review of a new one-story retail building. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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