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PUBLIC AGENDA: water tax, compost collection, bike path

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 23.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the Santa Clara Valley Water District's policy of collecting its State Water Project costs through property taxes; continue its discussion of establishing an annual limit on new office and research-and-development space; and consider approving a residential curbside compost collection program. The council will then meet in a closed session to consider potential litigation against the water district. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The closed session will follow. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear an information report on safe and healthy high schools; discuss the schematic design for Palo Alto High School's library, lease extensions for Garland Elementary School and 525 San Antonio Ave., and additional resource allocations for the year; and vote on a new school-bus purchase. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan and the recent community surveys conducted as part of the plan. The commission will also discuss items from its March 20 retreat. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review plans for a bicycle and pedestrian path on a public easement in the rear of the Dinah's Hotel property at 4261 El Camino Real to provide access from Wilkie Way to homes in the SummerHill development. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to consider removing a property at 757 College Ave. from the city's Historic Resources Inventory. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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