A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 14.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local 521; the city's police and firefighter unions; the management and professionals group; and the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council will then hear a presentation from Stanford University about transportation-demand management at Stanford Research Park; hear an update on the formation of the downtown Transportation Management Association; discuss local funding strategies for transportation programs; and consider the fiscal year 2017-2025 General Fund Long Range Financial Forecast. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 14. The regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the draft fiscal analysis for the city's Comprehensive Plan update. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee will review the recent City Council and school board meetings; discuss the city's and the school district's summer programs; and discuss shared communications between the city and the school district. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to hold a joint hearing with the Historic Resources Board on 901 High St., a proposal by Ko Architects for a 18,335-square-foot mixed-use building. The board will then consider 2747 Park Blvd., a proposal by Jay Paul Company for a 33,323-square-foot research-and-development project; 411-437 Lytton Ave., a proposal by Hayes Group Architects to demolish an existing building and construct a three-story mixed-use office and residential building; and 429 University Ave., an appeal of the planning director's approval of a 31,407-square-foot, four-story, mixed-use building. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a special meeting to discuss the Public Art Master Plan. Then, in its regular meeting, it will hold the final review for artwork associated with the development at 441 Page Mill Road; hold initial reviews for art proposed at 3251 Hanover St. and at 2600 El Camino Real; discuss potential art at the Charleston-Arastradero transportation corridor; and consider the University Avenue "creative seating" pilot project. The special meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Regular meeting will meeting will follow at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.