A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 18.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans hold a closed session to consider property negotiations with Globe Wireless regarding the ITT Transmitter Site. The council also plans to review the annual Earth Day Report; provide direction to staff about the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan; and consider an application for a single-story overlay from the Royal Manor neighborhood. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 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 discuss a proposal to combine algebra 1 and 1A at Gunn High School; 2016-17 enrollment planning, including the potential need for a new elementary and/or middle school; and several revised board policies. It will also vote on a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of the next series of Strong Schools Bonds. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider amendment to the city's storm- and surface-water drainage fees; discuss the 2017 Wastewater Collection Utility Financial Plan and the 2017 Water Utility Financial Plan; and consider a proposal to amend refuse rates for fiscal year 2017. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
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 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission will review and consider approving the Public Art Master Plan; discuss a "Creative Seating" pilot project on University Avenue; consider approving funds for a comprehensive condition report and protection of the Arnautoff Frescoes; and consider public art opportunities associated with Fire Station 3. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.