Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 23, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a retreat to discuss the city's infrastructure backlog and ways to pay for the needed repairs. The retreat will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the Downtown Library (270 Forest Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council is scheduled to meet in closed session to evaluate and set goals for the city auditor. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a 5 p.m. "tenure celebration" for 43 teachers who are receiving tenure under state guidelines, followed by its regular meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The board expects to hear reports from Palo Alto Partners in Education, the Elementary Math Task Force and the Citizens' Oversight Committee on the Parcel Tax; hear staff proposals on measures to mitigate concerns about the new academic calendar for 2012-13; and review a consultant's report on high-school guidance counseling models; The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss proposed adjustments to water and wastewater rates. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss proposed changes to the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, review the proposed design for the Magical Bridge playground and consider a proposal to limit amplified sound at Lytton Plaza. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the revised Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan and consider 885 Seale Ave., a request to remodel and build a one-story addition to a family residence. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

RAIL CORRIDOR STUDY TASK FORCE ... The city will host a public meeting to discuss the recently released Rail Corridor Study, which considers the community's vision for the Caltrain corridor. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road).

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