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PUBLIC AGENDA: California Avenue streetscape project; Safe Routes to School program

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings this week

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the retiree medical actuarial study and possible cuts to police and fire budgets. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the city's proposed economic-development plan and policies for electric vehicles. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 2080 Channing Ave., a proposal to build 10 homes and rehabilitate two retail buildings and relocate one building at Edgewood Plaza. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss the hiring of a new city auditor. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Residential Density Bonus Ordinance and its compatibility with Senate Bill 1818. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

SCHOOL/CITY LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the Safe Routes to School program, traffic on Arastradero Road and plans to determine a process for discussing the future of Cubberley Community Center. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Conference Room A of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). View the agenda

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to review a proposal by DGA Architects on behalf of Stanford and Lockheed Martin to build a two-story 82,120-square-foot building in an office park at 3251 Hanover St.; consider a request by Lytton Gateway for a mixed-use five-story building at 355 Alma St., site of the former Shell Station; and perform an architectural review on 2080 Channing Ave., proposed renovations at Edgewood Plaza. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

RAIL CORRIDOR TASK FORCE ... The task force plans to continue its discussion of the city's land-use vision for the Caltrain corridor. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Downtown Library (270 Forest Ave.). View the agenda

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Art Center's "On the Road" program and the Iron Ranger donation boxes at local parks. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

— Palo Alto Online staff

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