A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 7.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear a report on local school reform campaign Save the 2,008 as well as discuss the board's 2015-16 goals and revisions to the 2015-16 budget and consider the hiring of a new communications coordinator. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council will hold a study session to discuss the city's pension liabilities and options for pension reform. It will then meet in a closed session to discuss the city's negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local 521. The study session will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider 224 Churchill Ave., a variance application to allow a reduced front setback for a new two-story single-family residence. The commission also plans to consider an application by the Los Arboles neighborhood for a single-story overlay; discuss the first annual Zoning Code "omnibus" ordinance; and adopt NACTO Urban Street Design and Urban Bikeway Design guidelines. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to consider the appeal of 429 University Ave., a proposed four-story, 31,407-square-foot mixed-use development with two levels of underground parking. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Community Services and Facilities Element of the Comprehensive Plan; review the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for the Community Development Block Grant; discuss the planning of a Domestic Violence Awareness Event; and hear an update from the Homeless Vets Subcommittee. The meeting will begin meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.