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PUBLIC AGENDA: parking program, public-safety building, high-speed rail

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 14.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with the police and fire unions; with Service Employees International Union, Local 521; with management, professional and confidential employees; and with the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council will then hear a "Year in Review" presentation from City Manager James Keene; consider expanding the boundary of the Residential Preferential Parking Program district; discuss next steps for building a public-safety building and a new garage on city-owned lots on Sherman Avenue; consider resetting the design process for the U.S. Highway 101 overpass; and approve terms of agreement with the Palo Alto Police Managers' Association. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers. Read the agenda here.

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ... The district's Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will convene for a special meeting to hear the elementary schools' annual Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) reports for the 2015-16 year. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss an ordinance that would require all businesses to subscribe to composting and recycling services; hear a presentation about the financial results for first quarter of fiscal year 2016; and discuss the long-range financial forecast for fiscal years 2017-26. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the status of fleet utilization and replacement; and trenching and electric substructures. The committee will also review proposed changes to the city's Business Registry ordinance and questionnaire; and discuss an audit of parking funds. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The school board's policy review committee will meet to discuss policies relating to citizen advisory committees; gifts, grants and bequests; sexual harassment; and student records. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the city's strategy about the California High Speed Rail Authority's environmental review process for the San Francisco-to-San Jose segment; discuss resources for addressing rail issues going forward, including Context Sensitive Solutions; and discuss prospective 2016 VTA transportation sales tax funding allocations for Caltrain and grade separations. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL APPOINTED OFFICERS COMMITTEE ... The committee will consider changes for its process for evaluating council appointed officers. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, in the district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 744-50 San Antonio Road, a proposal for two Marriott hotels totaling 297 rooms; and 2501 Embarcadero Road, a proposal by Public Works for a building designed to handle sludge dewatering and truck load-outs from the Regional Water Quality Control Plant site. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation on Youth Services programs; discuss the Integrated Library System Change; and hear a status report on drive-up book drops at the Mitchell Park and Rinconada libraries. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave. Read the agenda here.

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