A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 21.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear a presentation from Stanford University about Stanford's housing project at Escondido Village. The council will also review a proposed two-story, 50-foot-tall building at 2501 Embarcadero Road, the Regional Water Quality Control Plant, to handle sludge dewatering and haul-out; consider housing sites and housing policies that could be included in the updated Comprehensive Plan; and discuss a letter that would be submitted to the Santa Clara County regarding Stanford's project. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the city's neighborhood-engagement initiative and the status of audits. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss updates for the 2016-17 budget; extension of the leases of two district sites; a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of the next series of Strong Schools Bond funds; a resolution to join Strong Start, a coalition working to expand access to high-quality early education for young children in Santa Clara County; and the board's next policy-review committee meeting on March 31. The board will also vote on a proposal to repaint Gunn and a contract for the lighting project at Gunn. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on the Baylands Boardwalk feasibility study; discuss the Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan; and consider policies for dog parks and restrooms in parks. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear an update on Envision Silicon Valley, the effort by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to evaluate projects that would be funded by proceeds from a November tax measure. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.