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PUBLIC AGENDA: hazardous materials, utilities rate changes, new hotels

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 29.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to review the assessment results of the Enterprise Resource Planning System; consider ordinances that would regulate hazardous materials near residential zones and amortize the nonconforming uses at Communications & Power Industries; and consider an agreement with Empowerment Institute on the Cool Block Small Pilot Program. The meeting will begin at 6:05 p.m. on Feb. 29 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the quarterly reports from the Library Bond Oversight Committee and consider decommissioning the committee; consider budget amendments for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget; discuss the fiscal analysis for the Comprehensive Plan update; and hear a preliminary financial forecast and proposals for rate changes for the electric, gas, wastewater and water utilities. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the financial plan and rate adjustments for the water and wastewater utilities. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The Board of Education's policy review committee will discuss several policies: gifts, grants and bequests; admission; exclusions from attendance; and immunizations. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the district office, Room A, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 2515-85 El Camino Real, a proposal by Hayes Group Architects for a new 39,858-square-foot building at the current site of Olive Garden; hold a scoping meeting for the Draft Environmental Impact Report for 744-50 San Antonio Road, a proposal for two new hotels; and review a request for facade changes, a sign exception and interior modifications for 355 University Ave. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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