A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 8:
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss potential changes to commercial portions of the zoning code; approve a contract with the American Institute of Architects California Council for a design competition for the pedestrian and bicycle overpass at U.S. Highway 101; approve a response to the Grand Jury report about the city's negotiations with John Arrillaga; and consider rejecting the construction bids for the reconfiguration of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The regular meeting will be followed by a closed session to discuss the city's labor negotiations with the management and professional employee group. Read the agenda here
COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the process for distributing Stanford University Medical Center development agreement funds allocated for health and safety; and consider changes to the Municipal Code to update the duties of the city auditor. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board plans to take action on its 2014-15 focused goals and a resolution supporting state bill AB146, which would repeal a schools reserve cap passed recently. The board will also discuss an amendment to the superintendent's contract and a budget update for the 2014-15 year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the proposed downtown "Residential Preferential Parking" program and consider an expansion to the city's shuttle program. The commission will also hold a hearing on the proposed 2014-23 Housing Element to solicit public comments. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the work plan schedule for the updated Housing Element and review the administrative draft of the 2015-23 Housing Element. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here