Public AgendaCITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in closed session to discuss labor negotiations with the police union. The council also plans to discuss the Communications and Power Industries amortization study and consider ways to reduce risk level from CPI's hazardous materials in Barron Park. The council also plans to amend the gas utility's long-term objectives, strategies and implementation plan; and approve the use of $2.3 million in park-development fees for improvements at El Camino Park. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss transition plans for the school district's adoption of a new calendar for 2012-13, which will move the school start date earlier in August and end the first semester before the December holidays. The board will hear a report on college attendance by socio-economically disadvantaged Palo Alto high school graduates, as well as an update on the disproportionate number of minorities in special education. The board will discuss "guiding principles" and architectural scenarios for upcoming discussions with the City Council regarding the future of Cubberley Community Center. Following a closed session for legal matters, the public session of the board will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the boardroom of school district headquarters. (25 Churchill Ave.).
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the long-range plan for Rinconada Park, and the supply and demand of athletic fields. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Bus Rapid Transit Plan; hold a public hearing on the draft density bonus ordinance; and hear an update on the Sustainable Communities Strategy Draft preferred scenario. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the California High-Speed Rail Authority's 2012 business plan and the revised final program EIR. The committee also plans to discuss the Rail Corridor Task Force report laying out the community's vision for the Caltrain corridor. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation from OCLC WorldShare and review the Community Services Element of the revised Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in the Downtown Library (270 Forest Ave.).