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PUBLIC AGENDA: enrollment projections, hotel proposals, homeless vets subcommittee report

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 7.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the two hotels proposed for 744-750 San Antonio Road and adopt an ordinance amending numerous sections of the Municipal Code, including building and zoning regulations. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission will receive an update on the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will discuss enrollment projections, a new Business Entrepreneurship and Math program at Gunn High School, the matrix and charge for the board's review policy committee, new board policies, and the submission of Gunn's Central Building project design. The board will take action on a new policy to support transgender and gender non-conforming students; acceptance of the middle schools' annual Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA); and the first interim financial report. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the board room at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council will meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's negotiations with the police and fire unions; the Service Employees International Union, Local 521; and the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council will also discuss the Natural Environment, Safety, and Business and Economics chapters of the Comprehensive Plan as part of the process of updating the plan. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at City Hall. The Comprehensive Plan discussion will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to elect its chair and vice chair, consider the Final Environmental Impact Report for 1050 Page Mill Road; and discuss a site-and-design application for a mixed-use project proposed for 3225 El Camino Real. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 1250 Bryant St., a request for alterations to an existing building and a construction of a secondary dwelling in the Professorville Historic District; and 1020 Bryant St., a request for facade alterations and a relocation of an existing building in Professorville Historic District. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss a community forum on "Implicit Bias"; discuss a speaker series, "The Immigrant Experience in Palo Alto"; and hear an update from its Homeless Vets Subcommittee. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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