If Measure D were to pass, the city would no longer be required to send its disputes with public-safety unions to a panel of arbitrators.
If Measure E were to pass, 10 acres of Byxbee Park in the Palo Alto Baylands would be undedicated for the purpose of potentially building a composting facility.
Speakers for and against each ballot measure will make a case for their position.
Those advocating for Measure D will be City Council members Karen Holman and Greg Scharff. City Councilwoman Gail Price and another representative, to be announced, will speak on the opposing side.
Speakers in favor of Measure E will be former Mayor Peter Drekmeier and Walt Hays. Opposing the measure are former Councilwoman Emily Renzel and Shani Kleinhaus.
The forum will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave., from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The forum is co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Online and Midpeninsula Community Media Center. Other co-sponsors include Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, Palo Alto branch of AAUW and Avenidas Senior Center.