Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 8, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council is scheduled to hold a closed session to discuss existing and potential litigation relating to the California High-Speed Rail Authority and potential litigation relating to water-service charges at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. The council will also discuss the Fiscal Year 2013 budget and proposed changes to utility rates and hold a public hearing on California Avenue Area parking bonds. The closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will vote on a new policy to guide homework practices in the school district, with implementation left up to principals. The board will discuss a proposed school district budget for 2012-13 and also will discuss updates from high school principals on the status of reforms to guidance counseling programs. Following a 5:30 p.m. closed session to discuss legal and personnel matters, the board will convene its public session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the proposed policies for administering the new Employee Ethics Hotline and consider changes to the city's massage ordinance. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council will hold a retreat to discuss the city's infrastructure needs and its plan for pursuing a new public-safety building. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the Downtown Library (270 Forest Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss 1095 Channing Ave., a request by John Miller for a conditional use permit allowing the operation of a new pre-kindergarten program with an expanded building, and an after-school day care program. The commission also plans to discuss the Community Services and Facilities element in the city's amended Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the Draft Housing Element and hear an update on the Sustainable Community Strategy and the Regional Housing Needs Assessment. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss a resolution by the Santa Clara County chapter of Move to Amend opposing the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The commission also plans to discuss the Human Service Needs Assessment and hear an update on World Music Day. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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