PUBLIC AGENDA: Cubberley Community Center, minimum wage, schools budget


A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 26.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss Foothill College's termination of its Cubberley Community Center lease and future leasing of available space; consider the applicability of the city's planned-community ordinances to proposed rooftop-solar installations at three city-owned garages; and consider adopting an ordinance adopting a higher minimum wage. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview candidates for opening seats on the Historic Resources Board, the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning and Transportation Commission. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a special study session to discuss the district's policies on gifts, board member electronic communication and research at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the board will discuss a range of 2015-16 assessments results, including from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC); discuss Gunn High School"s Central Building Project; hear a report on a possible new elementary and/or middle school; and vote on the 2016-17 budget as well as a schematic design for a remodel of Addison Elementary School. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the district office. Read the agenda here.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review the analysis of the city's aquatics program and discuss the Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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