A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 6.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the cost-of-services study and the city's policy for recovering user fees and consider an interim ordinance to prohibit conversion of ground-floor retail to other uses. The council will also meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with the Palo Alto Police Officers Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1319. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The closed session will follow. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider the Fiscal Year 2016 Water Utility Financial Plan and adopt a resolution amending the city's water rates, which includes a 12 percent rate increase starting on July 1. The council will also consider raising the residential rate for the refuse service by 9 percent on July 1; and approve the Fiscal Year 2016 Waste Water Collection Financial Plan. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee will consider various modifications to the City Council's procedures and protocols. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to hear an informational update on the pump station at Hale Street and Palo Alto Avenue. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.