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PUBLIC AGENDA: school goals, 101 bike bridge, PC zoning reforms

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week:

COUNCIL APPOINTED OFFICERS COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the CAO evaluation process and hold a closed session with the city's consultant, Sherry Lund, to discuss the city's labor negotiations with the four council-appointed officers. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss proposed school district goals for the 2014-15 school year, consider several construction contract and human-resource items and also consider a proposed resolution to endorse legislation repealing a recently imposed cap on school district reserves. Following a 5:30 p.m. closed session in which the board will discuss employee discipline and contract issues, the public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to conduct a performance evaluation for the city attorney. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review the guiding principles for the design competition for the proposed bike bridge over Highway 101. The commission also plans to discuss the Comprehensive Plan update; hear a summary on the capital-improvement plan; recommend approval of a park-improvement ordinance for Bowden Park; and hear an update on the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss planned improvements on Embarcadero Road, near Town and Country Village and Palo Alto High School, and consider reforms to the "planned community" zoning process. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The council plans to hear an update on the Library Strategic Planning Process and discuss its upcoming joint meeting with the City Council. The meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here

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