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PUBLIC AGENDA: Comprehensive Plan summit, office cap, new hotels

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of June 1.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SUMMIT ... The City Council and the Planning and Transportation Commission are holding a summit focusing on the update of the city's Comprehensive Plan. The summit will begin at 8:55 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, in the El Palo Alto Room at the Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the 2014 Performance Report and the annual National Citizen Survey; consider a proposal to demolish an existing 10,800-square-foot two-story office building and construct a new 24,466-square-foot three-story building at 2555 Park Blvd.; and discuss the establishment of an annual office cap downtown, on California Avenue and on El Camino Real. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 1, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission is scheduled to elect its chair and vice chair; approve design guidelines for the 2015 Electric Cost of Service Analysis; and consider a resolution to adopt drought charges and a 4 percent water rate increase. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 744-748 San Antonio Road, a request by M10 Dec, LLC, for two new hotel buildings with 301 rooms, with surface and underground parking. The board will also consider 341 S. California Ave., a request for three new signs advertising Le Bou Wood-Fired Bistro. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

COUNCIL APPOINTED OFFICERS COMMITTEE ... The committee is scheduled to review responses to the city's request for proposals for consulting services to evaluate council-appointed officers. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview candidates for the Architectural Review Board. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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