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PUBLIC AGENDA: business tax, Buena Vista, Baylands Nature Interpretive Center

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of June 27.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to consider whether to move ahead with a 2016 measure for a business tax to fund transportation and parking improvements; approve an agreement with the Santa Clara County and the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County for a potential acquisition of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park; and hold a public hearing to hear objections to the levy of assessments on the Palo Alto Downtown Business Improvement District. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to continue its hearing on the Palo Alto Downtown Business Improvement District assessments; review recommendations from the Storm Drain Blue Ribbon Committee about a mail-in election to approve storm-water management rates; consider approving a 16-home development proposed for 567 Maybell Ave.; and hold a public hearing on Stanford University's proposed amendment to the final map for 1451-1601 California Ave., a housing development that consists of 180 units. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to approve a park-improvement ordinance for the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center project and continue its discussion of the Parks, Trails, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a study session on models used to measure traffic conditions, including Motor Vehicle Level of Service (LOS), Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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