Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 4, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss the city's lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority and claims against the city by Michael Siegel and David Morse. The council also plans to discuss the city's long-range financial forecast and 355 Alma St., a proposal by Lytton Gateway, LLC for a four-story mixed-use building that includes offices and retail. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the 2013 budget, including the city manager's proposed budget for the Library and Community Services departments. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the funding options for repairing the city's infrastructure. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission will discuss the draft report on the Human Services Needs Allocation. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in the Downtown Library (270 Forest Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss, but not vote on, possible changes to high school graduation requirements. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the city's capital improvement program for the fiscal years 2013-17 and continue its discussion of the Housing Element in the Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the memorandum of understanding regarding the proposed blended system for high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula; and discuss potential litigation against the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the 2013 budget for the Planning, Administrative Services, Human Resources and Information Technology departments. The committee will also discuss employee benefits. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the future of the Animal Services Center. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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