Public opinion on the future of Cubberley Community Center will be sought in a community forum scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Nov. 8.
The Cubberley Community Advisory Committee, which has held dozens of meetings to hammer out recommendations that are due in late February 2013, will sponsor the meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Cubberley Theater at 4000 Middlefield Road.
The 28-member committee is advising city and school officials pending the 2014 expiration of the city's lease of Cubberley from the Palo Alto Unified School District.
The city has leased Cubberley for the past two decades, providing about $7 million a year in revenue to the school district and offering low-cost space for an array of nonprofit organizations in education, the arts, health and sports.
The school district has indicated it hopes for renewal of the lease -- at least in the short term -- but may need to reclaim part or all of the Cubberley campus sometime after 2020 to accommodate projected enrollment growth.
City officials have said they want to gather community opinion on Cubberley to help them decide whether to include facilities upgrades there for inclusion in a larger city bond measure projected for November 2014.
At this Thursday's meeting, the Cubberley Community Advisory Committee will explain its work and seek residents' opinions on what should be done with the former high school campus.
The committee, co-chaired by former mayor Mike Cobb and former school board president Mandy Lowell, has been working since June.
Besides Cobb and Lowell, its members are Ken Allen, Jerry August, Susan Bailey, Bern Beecham, Michael Bein, Lessa Bouchard, Brian Carilli, Damian Cono, Tom Crystal, Penny Ellson, Sheri Furman, Jennifer Hetterly, Claire Kirner, John Markevitch, Pam Radin, Diane Reklis, William Robinson, Rachel Samoff, Jim Schmidt, Tracy Stevens, Greg Tanaka, Susie Thom, Tom Vician, Lanie Wheeler, Jean Wilcox and Anne Wilson.