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PUBLIC AGENDA: Swearing-in of board members, Comprehensive Plan update

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 8.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a study session to discuss the city's sustainability initiatives and Climate Action Plan; consider the next steps in the Comprehensive Plan update; consider the city's options for a composting facility; and adopt a new compensation plan for the management and professionals group. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss an external review of Office of the City Auditor; consider the city's process for pre-screening projects that require zone changes; and discuss a process for seismically upgrading the city's most vulnerable buildings. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will swear in two new members and elect the vice president and president; discuss a revised design for Gunn High School's "Central Building Project"; and hear reports on the 2013-14 California Healthy Kids Survey, Palo Alto Reality Check results, enrollment projections and an update on board goals. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the board room at district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to honor Community Services Department Director Greg Betts upon his upcoming retirement after 31 years of service; have a discussion with Chief Sustainability Officer Gil Friend; 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, Dec. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to elect its chair and vice chair; hear an update on the Downtown Development Cap study; discuss proposed bike improvements on Maybell and Churchill avenues; and have a site-and-design review for 820 Los Trancos Road. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the city's Utilities Legislative Policy Guidelines; consider expanding the CLEAN program to non-solar local renewable projects; discuss the Community Solar Program; and discuss the water, gas and wastewater connection and capacity fees. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review its work plan and hear an update on planning for the Civility Roundtables and Senior Summit. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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