Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 20, 2013

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of its labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local 521. The council plans to discuss colleagues memos relating to promoting electric vehicles and revising the building code to deter stalled construction; and the city's response to a Grand Jury report on public-complaint procedures relating to law enforcement. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL APPOINTED OFFICERS COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of labor negotiations with City Clerk Donna Grider and City Attorney Molly Stump. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear a report on official 2013-14 enrollment, a report on student assessments and a presentation on school district initiatives in communication. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, on the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to see a presentation from Friends of Palo Alto Parks and discuss the "cost of services" study. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the revised Environmental Impact Report for Edgewood Plaza, 2080 Channing Ave. The commission also plans to consider revisions to the zoning code to eliminate policies that grant parking exemptions. These include a policy that grants parking exemptions through "transfer of development rights" and that grants exemptions for "on-site use of Historic and Seismic Bonus." Another revision would clarify that exemptions to "grandfathered" uses would not apply to facilities that have been replaced. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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