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PUBLIC AGENDA: Earth Day report, proposed library budget, Green Building Code

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 20.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with Palo Alto Police Officers Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters. The council will then hold a joint session with the Utilities Advisory Commission; hear an Earth Day report and consider an update on the city's Sustainability/Climate Action Plan; consider amendments to the Green Building Code; discuss a colleagues memo about strengthening city engagement with neighborhoods; and appoint a council member to the board of directors of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. The closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. or as soon as possible after the closed session on Monday, April 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE... This meeting has been cancelled. The school board's policy review committee will discuss student fees and charges and financial reports and accountability. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board plans to discuss an advanced research program, new courses for Palo Alto High School and hear an update on the Paly theater as well as take action on additional resource allocations for the 2015-16 school year, a schematic design for the Paly library and a revision to the school calendar. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider resolutions to adopt the Fiscal Year 2016 Gas Financial Plan and the Fiscal Year 2016 Electric Financial Plan. The committee also plans to discuss the Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 Human Services Resource Allocation Process and review the 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the Fiscal Year 2015-25 Long Range Financial Forecast. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review recent City Council and school board meetings and discuss ongoing City-Palo Alto Unified School District collaboration. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, in Conference Room A at the district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to consider 757 College Ave., a request by Robert L. McCormick on behalf of Lucille W. Mellish to remove the existing designation of the subject property as a Category 3 Historic Site/Structure in the Palo Alto Historical and Architectural Resources Report and Inventory. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the library circulation numbers; consider the proposed library budget for fiscal year 2016; and hear updates from commission subcommittees. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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