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PUBLIC AGENDA: Community Development Block Grant, new public-safety building

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 4.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview two candidates for the Human Relations Commission; consider approving funding for the Community Development Block Grant for 2015-16; consider an appeal of the recently approved four-story development at 429 University Ave.; and discuss possible changes to the council's procedures. The candidate interviews will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The rest of the meeting will follow in the Council Chambers. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to kick off its review of the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget. The committee will also consider budgets for the offices of the city attorney, city manager and city clerk; the Community Services Department; the Employee Benefits Funds; the General Liability Fund and the Retiree Health Benefit Fund. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Utility Department's proposed operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2016. The meeting will begin at noon on Wednesday, May 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a joint discussion with the Historic Resources Board and discuss possible sites for the new public-safety building. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The council will then go into closed session to discuss the possible purchase of the downtown post office. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to review the design of a proposed bicycle and pedestrian path on a public easement from the rear of the Dinah's Hotel property to provide access via Wilkie Way to the SummerHill Homes neighborhood. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2016 budgets for the Office of the City Auditor, the Office of Sustainability, the Utilities Department, the Police Department, the Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda [hhttp://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/47024 here.

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