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PUBLIC AGENDA: recycle and compost ordinance, city's pension liability

 

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

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the Land Use and Community Design chapters of the Comprehensive Plan and consider an ordinance that would require all businesses to recycle and compost. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider a report from the Library Bond Oversight Committee and discuss options for reducing the city's pension liability. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will convene for a budget study session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider design guidelines for the city's Net Energy Metering Successor Program. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to consider 3170 Porter Drive, a proposal by Stanford University to demolish an existing 67,580-square-foot building and construct a 96,626-square-foot building. The board will also review facade changes and new signage proposed for Stanford Shopping Center. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 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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