Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 30, 2011

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss litigation involving the group Citizens for Upholding Zoning Regulations (regarding 195 Page Mill Road); hold a joint session with the Historic Resources Board; consider a petition for three medical marijuana dispensaries in Palo Alto; and hold a public hearing on 195 Page Mill Road, a proposed mixed-use building featuring condominiums and research-and-development space. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, in the Council Conference Room with the regular meeting to follow in Council Chambers.

CITY COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear a status report on Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission and discuss the City Auditor's work plan for fiscal year 2012. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss proposed modifications to the Varsity Theatre building at 456 University Ave., which include removal of a central staircase, installation of a wall to create office and retail spaces and a new stairway to serve the office area on the second floor. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the city's Renewables Procurement Strategy, the proposed PaloAltoGreen Local Energy Program and the Utilities Emerging Technology Demonstration Program. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 180 El Camino Real, a proposal by Jim Ryan on behalf of Leland Stanford Junior University Board of Trustees for a new storefront and signage for The Melt at Stanford Shopping Center. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to interview candidates for the City Auditor position. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall.

RAIL CORRIDOR STUDY TASK FORCE ... The task force will continue to discuss the city's vision for the Caltrain corridor. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road).

All meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.) unless otherwise noted.

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