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PUBLIC AGENDA: hotel tax, smoking ban, new superintendent

 

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session with its labor negotiators to discuss the city's negotiations with the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council will then discuss proposed updates to the Page Mill Road and Interstate 280 interchange; approve the budget for fiscal year 2015; discuss charter amendments for the November 2014 ballot; authorize a measure to raise the hotel-tax rate; and consider a memo to keep local animal services. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 16. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss expansion of the city's smoking ban downtown and in the California Avenue business district and to consider changes to compensation for council members. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will vote on a school district budget for 2014-15 and a contract for new superintendent Glenn "Max" McGee, who is expected to begin Aug. 1. The board also will hear updates on the Paly athletic center project and on negotiations with the City of Palo Alto on the lease of Cubberley Community Center. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 385 Sherman Ave., a proposal to construct a 55,566-square-foot, three-story mixed-use building; and 411-37 Lytton Ave., a proposal for a new three-story office and residential building. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

CITY SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the Our Palo Alto initiative; hear an update on city and school district budgets; and consider the district's property-tax report. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Municipal Golf Course Project; consider new media artwork for City Hall; and review art proposals for the Stanford Shopping Center, 385 Sherman Ave. and 429 University Ave. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

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