PUBLIC AGENDA: Comprehensive plan update, drought response, minimum wage


A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 27.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss potential litigation relating to the CPI amortization study. The council will then hear a presentation on City Manager James Keene's proposed budget and discuss the next steps on the city's update of the Comprehensive Plan. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan, consider adding batting cages at the Baylands Athletic Center and hear an update on the drought response from the Parks, Open Space and Golf division. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to approve the city auditor's quarterly report and consider a proposed ordinance to adopt a local minimum-wage ordinance. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a public hearing on proposed roadway improvements at Charleston-Arastradero Corridor; consider approving the Final Environmental Impact Report for 2555 Park Blvd., a proposal to demolish an existing 10,800-square-foot, two-story midcentury-modern office building and to construct a new 24,466-square-foot, three-story office building; and consider revising a section in the city's Municipal Code relating to siting and permitting of wireless communication facilities. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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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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