Palo Alto Weekly

News - February 8, 2013

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss a claim against the city from Chuck Fong and Grace Wood; appoint commissioners for the Planning and Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and Public Art commissions; discuss the redesign of the PaloAltoGreen program and the proposed development at Page Mill Road and El Camino Real; consider a formal appeal of Adopted Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the 2014-22 Housing Element Cycle; and discuss projects for submittals for the One Bay Area Grant Program. The closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. The rest of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION... The board will discuss an audit report for the 2011-12 school year, a budget update and a staff report on "student connectedness." The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the boardroom at school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the 2013 federal and state legislative program; the quarterly report from the Office of the City Auditor; and the role of council liaisons. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a public hearing on instituting a ground-floor requirement for retail on the 600 block of Emerson Street. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the 2013 assessment of water-resource alternatives; see a presentation on financial projections for the city's electric, gas, water and wastewater collection utilities; and appoint commissioners to an ad hoc budget committee for the fiscal year 2014 budget. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss city and school budget updates, review recent school board and City Council meetings and discuss Palo Alto's relationships with foreign cities. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in Conference Room A at school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

Comments

Posted by Retired Staffer, a resident of another community
on Feb 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Here's something the Council should discuss in detail with staff.

Web Link


Posted by Disconnected, a resident of Gunn High School
on Feb 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

A lot of PAUSD students are disconnected because their parents do not allow them connectedness with the community. It's nose to the grindstone all the time for their kids.


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