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PUBLIC AGENDA: bicycle and pedestrian program, healthy city initiative, OCR resolutions

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 26.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program; consider adopting a Healthy Cities, Healthy Communities Resolution; and select a voting delegate for the National League of Cities annual meeting on Nov. 7. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The council will then go into closed session to discuss anticipated litigation relating to Stanford University fire-protection services. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a special study session to hear an update from the enrollment-management advisory committee on its secondary-level research and preliminary recommendations. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will discuss Palo Alto and Gunn high schools' SAT, ACT and AP results; the results of a counseling survey administered at Gunn; resolution for two open U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights cases; and the board policy review committee's procedures. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider changes for the city's "revolving door" policy, which pertains to how long former employees have to wait before they an appear before the city to represent another person or entity. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review the Baylands Interpretive Center improvements; discuss a Dog Park Pilot Program; and hear an update on the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss 1050 Page Mill Road, a request by 1050 Page Mill Road LLC, to demolish two buildings totaling 265,895 square feet and to construct four two-story buildings with the same square footage and underground parking. The commission will also consider a variety of changes to the city's zoning code, including clarifications and updates based on recent council direction. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The school board's policy review committee will discuss a new gender-identity policy as well as proposed updates to the district's nondiscrimination/harassment policy. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at the district office, Room A, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

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