A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 18.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's negotiations with all of its labor unions. The council will also consider the sale of transferable development rights as part of the renovation of the Sea Scout Building; adopt new regulations for water-efficient landscaping; and hold a joint session with the Citizen Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
SCHOOLS TOWN HALL ... The school district will host a town hall to discuss the final report and recommendations of the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the board room at district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. It will also be streamed online.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board will consider 4175 Manuela Ave., a request by Kevin Davies on behalf of Congregation Kol Emeth to demolish an existing synagogue and construct a new one. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will convene for a retreat to discuss governance, self-evaluation, district goals and other board operations. The retreat will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Sheraton Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Read the agenda here.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission will discuss acquisition of artwork; elect a new chair and vice chair; review artwork proposed for 1700 Embarcadero Road; hear an update on the U.S. Highway 101 overpass project; and hear an update on Susan Narduli's artwork in the City Hall lobby. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.