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PUBLIC AGENDA: storm drains, school budget, mental health issues

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of June 6.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to get an update on the two lawsuits involving the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The council will then discuss a proposal for a ballot-by-mail election to approve a new storm-water-management fee; consider the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Comprehensive Plan Update; and consider a proposal for a 62,000-square-foot Mercedes-Benz dealership at 1700 Embarcadero Road. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 6, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will tentatively discuss the proposed 2016-17 budget, management reorganization and reclassification, proposed salary increase for substitute teachers, compensation changes for adult-education teachers, appointment of members to two citizens' oversight committees for the Measure A parcel tax and Strong Schools Bond and preparation documents for the November election; and take action on contracts for legal services for the 2016-17 year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, in the board room at district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider amendments to the contracts and purchasing procedures in the city's Municipal Code and continue its review of the city's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to hear a presentation about the effort to draft the Professorville Historic District Design Guidelines. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The school board's policy review committee will discuss policies on: before- and after-school programs; complaints concerning district employees; uniform complaint procedures; chronic absence and truancy; and a new intellectual property policy.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, in Room A at district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation from Raul Rojas, social worker at Palo Alto Housing, on mental health challenges faced by residents. The commission will also hear updates on an upcoming outreach events on homeless veterans; the recent Finance Committee discussion about the Human Services Resource Allocation Program; and next steps from the recent forum on implicit bias. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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