Palo Alto Weekly

News - October 18, 2013

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a study session with state Senator Jerry Hill. The council then plans to go into closed session to discuss property negotiations over Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, and the Ventura School site, 3990 Ventura Court. The council will then consider eliminating parking exemptions, updating the city's building code and approving a contract for the "downtown development cap" study. The session with Hill will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). After the closed session, the regular meeting will resume at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear a report from the Calendar Advisory Committee and discuss a process, timeline and "values" for determining the district-wide academic calendar for 2014-15 and beyond. The board also will discuss summer-school options for 2014 and hear a report on implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the boardroom of school-district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on the Regional Water Quality Control Plant landscaping project; review the initial draft of the Urban Forest Master Plan; and hear an update on the renovation of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL APPOINTED OFFICERS COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hold a closed session to discuss labor negotiations pertaining to the city manager's position. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on library-building projects and plans for operational services; consider renaming the Main Library; and consider library publicity and marketing strategies. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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