Palo Alto Weekly

News - November 29, 2013

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss potential litigation involving the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center. The council then plans to hold a study session with the Parks and Recreation Commission and discuss initiating a community conversation on the future of the city, including the Comprehensive Plan, planned-community zoning, parking and traffic strategies, and related matters. The joint meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The rest of the meeting will follow in the Council Chambers.

SCHOOL BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss proposed changes to policies and regulations covering bullying. The meeting will begin at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the financial results from the first quarter of fiscal year 2014; consider modifications to the city's street-sweeping program; and discuss a long-range financial forecast for the years 2014 to 2024. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the PaloAltoGreen gas program and consider approving three new gas-rate schedules; consider the department's 2014 legislative guidelines and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of residential gas-to-electric fuel-switching options for appliances and vehicles. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 500 University Ave., a request by Thoits Brothers for a review of a new 26,806-square-foot, three-story office building that would replace a one-story building. The project includes a request to exceed the 50-foot height limit by 11 feet. The board also plans to discuss 1050 Page Mill Road, a proposal for four two-story office buildings that would replace two existing buildings in the Stanford Research Park; and 385 Sherman Ave., a proposed three-story mixed-use building. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear an update on California's proposed high-speed-rail system. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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