Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 9, 2011

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold its annual meeting with Assemblyman Rich Gordon; discuss parking strategies in downtown and around California Avenue; consider the city's response to the regional Sustainable Communities Strategy; and approve a construction contract for improvements to the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center. The meeting with Gordon will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The rest of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss updates to board policies on technology, privacy and other areas in a special morning study session. In a regular meeting later in the day, the board is scheduled to vote on the district's "focused goals" for 2011-12, to discuss a process to determine the future use of the old Cubberley High School site and to hear a report on academic achievement results in elementary and middle schools. The study session begins at 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room A of school-district headquarters. The regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of school-district headquarter (25 Churchill Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss labor negotiations with the firefighters union. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the city's economic-development plan and the Emerging Technologies Pilot and Demonstration Partnerships. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss 525 San Antonio Road, a request by SummerHill Homes to subdivide a 2.64-acre site into 10 single-family lots. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

SCHOOL-CITY LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss recent school board and City Council meetings, the school district's "focused goals," and a process for determining the future use of the old Cubberley High School site. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Conference Room A of school-district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 559 Lytton Ave., a request by California Communities on behalf of Lytton Park, LLC, for a new development consisting of four townhouses; and 2080 Channing Ave., a proposal to renovate three retail structures, relocate one retail building and construct 10 new houses and a small park at Edgewood Plaza. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission will consider a report about the new Art Center "On the Road" installation; consider a possible collaboration with Talenthouse on a public-art project; and approve a finalist for the Main Library and Art Center percent-for-art project. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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