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PUBLIC AGENDA: utility and hotel taxes, bullying policy, charter amendments

 

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss the status of city's labor negotiations with the International Association of Fire Fighters, local 1319, and the Palo Alto Police Officers Association. The city then plans to consider adding funding for the Human Services Resource Allocation Process; adopt a resolution calling for a special election to reform the telecommunications provision of the utility-users-tax ordinance; and consider proposed changes to development-impact fees for new public-safety facilities and general-government facilities. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 19. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss the state-required Local Control Accountability Plan in a special study session scheduled for 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. In its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 in the same location, the board will discuss proposed changes to elementary school report cards, a proposed new policy on bullying, compensation for substitute teachers, next fall's topics for discussion with employee unions and contract renewals for senior administrators Robert Golton, Cathy Mak and Charles Young. Read the agenda here

COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider projects to be funded by the proposed hotel-tax increase. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget, including the budgets for the Office of Sustainability, the Community Services, Library, Planning and Community Environment departments; and special revenue funds. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss possible charter amendments relating to council term limits, number of council seats, council compensation, beginning and ending of council terms and the annual reorganization. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

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