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PUBLIC AGENDA: Performance review for City Manager James Keene; AT&T wireless communication equipment

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The council plans to hold interviews and consider issuing a recommendation for a high-speed-rail lobbyist in Sacramento. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss a proposed reconfiguration of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; hear a presentation from Partners in Education; and consider a request for $1.5 million to add staff to the Development Center. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to review the performance of City Attorney Molly Stump. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss management of the city's vehicle fleet and use of library-bond proceeds. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to review the performance of City Manager James Keene. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Utilities Legislative Policy Guidelines for 2012 and the city's plan to achieve carbon neutrality for the electric portfolio. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss a proposed expansion of the Main Library at 1213 Newell Road, a proposal by AT&T to install wireless communication equipment near 1248 Waverley St., and proposed restoration and addition to a home at 363 Melville Ave. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

SCHOOL-CITY LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee will review recent City Council and Board of Education meetings and discuss budgets, emergency preparedness and conservation programs. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Conference Room A of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). View the agenda

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the city's guiding principles on high-speed rail, continue its discussion about hiring a Sacramento lobbyist to represent the city on high-speed rail and comment on California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss a proposal by AT&T to co-locate wireless communication equipment on 19 existing utility poles. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ... The task force plans to continue its discussion of the city's infrastructure backlog and consider ways to pay for the items on the list. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Human Services Resources Allocation and consider visits to potential grant recipients. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). View the agenda

— Palo Alto Online staff

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