Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 14, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session for a property negotiation with John Arrillaga, who has proposed building a new office development and theater at 27 University Ave. The council also plans to discuss a proposed senior-housing development at 567-595 Maybell Ave.; hold a public hearing on the amended Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan; discuss the work plan for the potential infrastructure measure for the 2014 ballot; and consider a colleagues' memo from Mayor Yiaway Yeh and Vice Mayor Greg Scharff about funding a pilot program for distributing neighborhood grants. The closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The rest of the meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear an annual report from the citizens' committee overseeing spending under the $378 million 2008 "Strong Schools" bond, as well as a report from an outside auditor. The board also will discuss policy committee recommendations on ways to make its meetings more efficient, review several bond-construction items and vote on a technical budget resolution. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a joint meeting with the Architectural Review Board. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY-SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the recent school board and City Council meetings and see a slide show on the school district's bond program. The meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 1701 Page Mill Road, a request by Stanford University for a demolition of 67,000 square feet of commercial development and construction of a two-story, 116,000-square-foot research-and-development building. The board also plans to discuss 135 Hamilton Ave., a proposal by Keenan Lovewell Ventures for a four-story, mixed-use building at a currently vacant site. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to elect a new chair and vice chair, hear a presentation about the Magical Bridge Playground, hear a proposal from artist Charles Gadeken to place a temporary sculpture downtown and consider approving artwork by Mark Verlander for the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center teen room. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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