PUBLIC AGENDA: Comprehensive Plan update, bike bridge, Junior Museum and Zoo


A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 16.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss an update of the Comprehensive Plan; consider next steps for building a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 at Adobe Creek; and discuss a colleagues memo from council members Burt, Holman, Schmid and Wolbach about strengthening the city's engagement with neighborhoods. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. It will be followed by a closed session to discuss recruitment for the city clerk position and to hear an update on the city's bid to purchase the downtown post office at 380 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee will consider the proposed fiscal year 2015-16 Community Development Block Grant funding allocations; discuss the continuation of the Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) program; and review the assessment results of the city's Enterprise Resource Planning needs. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.


The board plans to discuss the proposed reconstruction of the Junior Museum and Zoo; consider a proposal from AT&T for modifications to the Pottery Barn and Abercrombie & Fitch building at the Stanford Shopping Center to accommodate wireless equipment; and discuss 200 Arboretum Road, a request by Stanford University to replace existing doors and glazing at all four entrances to the Nordstrom building at Stanford Shopping Center. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to allocate funding for the Municipal Golf Course artwork, the University Avenue tunnels artwork temporary public art and community engagement for the art master plan. The commission will also discuss the digital art planned for the City Hall lobby, consider the art plan for Stanford Shopping Center and review proposed public art for 2515 El Camino Real. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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