Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 15, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center construction project; potential litigation relating to the state water project property-tax levy; and potential litigation relating to high-speed rail. The council also plans to adopt its budget for fiscal year 2013, including proposed changes to utility rates. The closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss proposed agreements with its two employee unions, the Palo Alto Educators Association and the California School Employees Association. Members also will discuss proposed new Japanese textbooks, and hear reports on the district's 2011-12 "focus goals" and the activities of Palo Alto Project Safety Net. A closed session on legal and personnel matters will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the Human Needs Assessment and the Palo Alto History Museum's business plan for a Roth Building lease. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the long-range plan for Rinconada Park and the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget for the Community Services Department. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 564 University Ave., a request by Steve Schlossarech for reconstruction, rehabilitation and restoration of a 1904 Colonial Revival building. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY-SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee will review recent City Council and Board of Education meetings, discuss the city budget, the city Comprehensive Plan, Project Safety Net and Cubberley Community Center. The meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 101 Lytton Ave., a proposed four-story mixed-use building at the site of a former Shell Station. The board also plans to review 1701 Page Mill Road, a request by Stanford University for a new two-story research-and-development building; and 260 California Ave., a proposed three-story commercial and retail building proposed by Hayes Group on behalf of Tarob M&C Investors. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Rinconada Park master plan, maintenance of the city's art collection, the National Arts Honor Society's student mural for the Rinconada pool and an update on the Main Library and Art Center percent-for-art project. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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