Palo Alto Weekly

News - August 8, 2014

Public Agenda

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss existing litigation, Markman v. City of Palo Alto. The council will then consider approving new contracts for the Service Employees' International Union Local 521 hourly employees; approve a design contract for the Embarcadero Road satellite parking project; approve a contract with the American Institute of Architects California Council to manage the design competition for the bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101; consider approving J&A Family Market as the grocery store tenant at College Terrace Centre; and consider a resolution transferring the operation of the Palo Alto Airport from Santa Clara County to the city. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a two-day retreat to discuss goals and priorities. The meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the University Club of Palo Alto, 3277 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. At some point Wednesday afternoon, probably about 2:30, board members will adjourn to closed session to discuss the evaluation process for Superintendent Glenn "Max" McGee.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to amend the Municipal Code to clarify the City Auditor's role and reflect changes in auditing practices; and review the draft 2014 State and Federal Legislative Program Manual. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss reforms to the city's "planned community" zoning process and consider a tentative map for six condominium units in an approved building at 405 Curtner Ave. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to conduct performance evaluations for the city auditor and city clerk. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

COUNCIL REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 270 Forest Ave.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on the Microenterprise Assistance Program and hear a report from its subcommittee regarding additional funding for the fiscal year 2015 Human Services Resources Allocation Process. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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