Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 22, 2012

Public Agenda

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold its annual two-day retreat to discuss long-term goals and planning. The meeting will be Monday, June 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University Club of Palo Alto (3277 Miranda Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in closed session to discuss labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local 521, and the Palo Alto Police Officers Association. The council will also consider the proposed three-story mixed-use building at 195 Page Mill Road, and discuss the city's policy for allowing use of wireless-communication facilities on city property. The closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

REGIONAL HOUSING COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Draft Housing Element in the city's revised Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview candidates for the Planning and Transportation Commission, the Utilities Advisory Commission and the Architectural Review Board. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will vote on a school district budget for 2012-13 and on "next steps" for reforms to high-school guidance-counseling programs. Members also will preview goals for 2012-13 and hear a report on a Stanford University study of the district's pilot Springboard to Kindergarten program. A closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Regular meeting will follow in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to continue its discussion of Sen. Joe Simitian's request for input on high-speed-rail appropriation language and consider a letter to the California Attorney General requesting a public opinion on the legality of a blended system relative to Proposition 1A. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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