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PUBLIC AGENDA: single-story overlay, gender-identity and access policy

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 9.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to consider a single-story overlay district for Los Arboles; discuss new direction for the Midtown Connector project; and consider expansion of Palo Alto's plastic foam ordinance. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session for a conference with its labor negotiators to discuss negotiations with the SEIU; the police and fire unions; the Management, Professional and Confidential Employees group; and the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss the 2014-15 parcel tax fiscal report, a report on the Strong Schools Bond, proposals from the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, the district's first interim budget, a proposed gender-identity and access policy and change in procedures for the board's policy review committee. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to provide direction to staff about expanding the city's smoking ordinance; and to consider the Solid Waste Management Program audit and the Cash Handling and Travel audit. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation on the program "Pay for Success," review the Community Services and Facilities Element of the Comprehensive Plan; and recap the Homeless Veterans Summit and the Domestic Violence Forum. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Community Meeting Room 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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