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PUBLIC AGENDA: College Terrace grocer, Avenidas property, short-term rental regs

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 15.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to approve a new 50-year lease with Avenidas for the property at 450 Bryant St.; consider a request for funds from the Palo Alto Historical Museum; consider approving a new proposal for a grocery store at the College Terrace Centre development at 2180 El Camino Real; consider expanding the city's smoking ban at outdoor commercial areas, eating areas and work sites; consider a memo from councilmen Pat Burt, Marc Berman and Larry Klein to facilitate a "fuel switch" from natural gas to electricity; and consider a memo from council members Liz Kniss, Karen Holman, Larry Klein and Gail Price regarding regulation of short-term rentals such as Airbnb in commercial neighborhoods. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider the city's policy for taking meeting minutes; consider changes to the recruitment process for boards and commissions; consider changes to the city's "percent for art" policy and discuss the annual priority-setting process. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider the 2016-25 General Fund Long Range Financial Forecast; consider the first-quarter fiscal year 2015 financial results; and consider changes to the city's cap-and-trade revenue-utilization policy. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board is scheduled to vote on a recommendation to continue the discussion of a proposed development at 429 University Ave. to Jan. 15. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review recent council and school board meetings and hear an update on the city's library services. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Matadero Room at the Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road. Read the agenda here.

PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review public art for the development at 385 Sherman Ave. and approve a public art "master planner." The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss follow-up work from the Oct. 23 library board effectiveness training; hear an update on the Library's Strategic Plan and hear updates on the openings of the new Mitchell Park and Rinconada libraries. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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