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PUBLIC AGENDA: transportation impacts, high-speed rail, impact fees

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 19.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a study session to discuss varying methods for measuring transportation impacts; select a preferred alternative for roadway improvements to Embarcadero Road between El Camino Real and Emerson Street; and review the Draft Transportation Element prepared by the Comprehensive Plan Update Community Advisory Committee. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider an ordinance updating and standardizing the procedure for collection of impact fees; and consider a recommendation for a proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credit Program. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear an update on Caltrain electrification and consider a potential reimbursement agreement with the California High Speed Rail Authority for costs associated with technical studies and design reviews. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board is tentatively scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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