A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 1.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to consider the new grocer for the College Terrace Centre; hold a public hearing on a citywide Residential Parking Permit Program ordinance and the proposed permit program for downtown; and discuss the city's Technology and the Connected City Initiative. The council also plans to meet in a closed session to discuss litigation involving the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center project and the status of the city's labor negotiations with the management-and-professional group and with council-appointed officers. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Closed sessions will follow. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear an update on the expansion of the local animal shelter; discuss the Fiscal Year 2014 Capital Improvement Program matrices; and approve the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2014. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 251 Lincoln Ave., a request by Margaret Wimmer on behalf of Donna and Harry Schmidt for alterations and additions to a 1903 house in Professorville. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider modifications to the city's build-to-line requirement; review options for the Maybell Bicycle Boulevard and Churchill Avenue Enhanced Bikeway projects; and hold a public hearing on 3672 Middlefield Road, a proposal by Verizon to install wireless communication equipment at the Palo Alto Little League Ball Field. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 567 Maybell Ave., a proposal by Golden Gate Homes LLC for 30 residential units; review 3421 Hillview Ave., the fourth phase of VMWare's project that includes demolition and reconstruction of 85,733 square feet of office space; and discuss 4175 Manuela Ave., a request by Kevin Davies on behalf of Congregation Kol Emeth for a new one-story synagogue to replace an existing synagogue. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.