Public AgendaPALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to swear in City Council members Karen Holman, Larry Klein, Gail Price, Gregory Scharff and Nancy Shepherd. The council also plans to elect a new mayor and vice mayor and to read resolutions commending outgoing council members Peter Drekmeier, Jack Morton, Yoriko Kishimoto and John Barton. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
UTILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss a City Council colleagues' memo about reducing potable-water use in Palo Alto by 20 percent by 2020. The commission is also scheduled to hear a report on converting electric lines from overhead to underground. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
PALO ALTO ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss proposed streetscape improvements at the intersection of El Camino Real and Stanford Avenue. The improvements include bulb-outs, enhanced pedestrian crosswalks and street furniture. The board also plans to discuss 340 University Ave., a request by Bohlin Cywinski for a minor architectural review of exterior building improvements, including a new fašade and roof. The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).