PUBLIC AGENDA: High-Speed Rail Committee; School board

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

CITY COUNCIL ... The City Council is not scheduled to meet the week of Aug. 23.

HIGH-SPEED RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Supplemental Alternatives Analysis Report; a draft of the high-speed rail economic-development analysis; and a draft letter from Mayor Pat Burt to the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the agenda

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear a consultant's presentation of a study about the district's Special Education program; appoint three new members to the Citizens' Oversight Committee for expenditures under the $378 million facilities bond passed in June 2008; and discuss the district's proposed "focus goals" for the 2010-11 school year. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the board room of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. View the agenda

— Palo Alto Online staff

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