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PUBLIC AGENDA: storm-water fee, school gifts policy, impact fees

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Aug. 29.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans consider a resolution creating a storm-water-management fee of $13.65 per equivalent residential unit and adopt procedures relating to a mail-ballot election. The council will also discuss the Comprehensive Plan Update and the two new planning scenarios that would be included in the Environmental Impact Report for the update. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss performance evaluations for the city clerk, the city auditor, the city manager and the city attorney. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The Board of Education's policy review committee will tentatively discuss policies on: gifts, grants and bequests; research; remuneration, reimbursement and other benefits; placement in math courses; and board member electronic communications. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Room A at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to continue its discussion of performance evaluations for the city clerk, the city auditor, the city manager and the city attorney. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss revisions to the city's below-market-rate program and consider changes to the impact fees for residential and commercial construction. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss its upcoming joint session with the City Council; consider a recommendation that the council approve a carbon-neutral gas portfolio plan that includes a combination of offsets and biogas in the city's gas-supply portfolio; discuss the city's initiatives on Fiber to the Premise, including work related to potential Google Fiber and AT&T Gigapower deployment and co-build opportunities; consider a proposal to amend the gas-rate schedule and include a separate transportation charge as a discrete pass-through component; and hear an update on the statewide drought and its impacts on water and hydroelectric supply. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 203 Forest Ave., a proposal to a 4,996-square-foot, three-bedroom residential unit above an existing commercial building; review a proposal by Avenidas to renovate and expand its building at 450 Bryant St.; and discuss the revised proposal for 429 University Ave., a proposed four-story mixed-use building. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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