A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 11.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with the police and firefighter unions; the Service Employees International Union, Local 521; the Management, Professional and Confidential Employees; and the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council will also consider modifications to the Architectural Review Findings in the city's Municipal Code; and provide direction to staff about downtown's parking wayfinding program and the parking guidance system design. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Read the agenda here.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will meet in closed session to discuss negotiations with the teachers' union at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave.
UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission will discuss electric-rate adjustments, the Gas Financial Plan and rate adjustments; the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan and the Net Energy Metering Successor Program. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission will discuss bike and pedestrian improvements along Amarillo Avenue, Bryant Street, East Meadow Drive, Montrose Avenue, Moreno Avenue, Louis Road, Palo Alto Avenue and Ross Road. The commission will also hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD AND HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The two boards will hold a hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The Architectural Review Board will then review a request by Congregation Kol Emeth to demolish an existing one-story synagogue and replace it with a new synagogue at 4175 Manuela Ave.; and a proposal by Palo Alto Masonic Temple Association for new facade and signage, a new second story with a rooftop patio area and interior modifications at 355 University Ave. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission will discuss "An Immigrant Experience in Palo Alto" with Police Agent Max Nielepko, an immigrant from Poland; consider topics for future commission forums; review the recent forum "Being Different Together, Experiencing Palo Alto, Perception or Reality"; and discuss visits to agencies that get funds through the Human Services Resource Allocation Process. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.