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PUBLIC AGENDA: Minimum wage, air traffic noise, affordable housing

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 9.

CITY COUNCIL … The council plans to discuss the establishment of quiet zones in Palo Alto; consider strategies for limiting commercial growth; discuss a colleagues memo from City Council members Berman, Burt, DuBois and Wolbach about raising the minimum wage; and consider a proposal by council members Berman, Burt, Holman and Kniss urging CalPERS to divest from fossil-fuel companies. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING … The school board will hold a special meeting to discuss the high schools' 2014-15 Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) reports. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the board room at district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION … The school board will hear an update on professional development, consider approving a charge for a new enrollment-management committee and discuss expanding a Mandarin-immersion program to Jordan Middle School. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the board room at district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE … The committee plans to discuss the noise impacts of air traffic on the residents of Palo Alto and give direction to the city manager. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION … The commission plans to hold a site-and-design review for a new single-family home at 805 Los Trancos Road and consider reforms to the planned-community zone process. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL … The council will meet in closed session to discuss evaluations for City Attorney Molly Stump and City Auditor Harriet Richardson. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION … The commission plans to discuss its potential role in issues relating to affordable housing and the formation of a Housing Issues Subcommittee; consider recommendations for the Community Development Block Grant funding for fiscal year 2016; discuss the recently held Senior Summit; and hear an update on the planning for the Civility Roundtable. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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Posted by resident
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on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:08 am

So happy to hear that the council will discuss aircraft noise over Palo Alto!


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