PUBLIC AGENDA: building codes, single-story overlay district, energy storage


A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 3.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss existing litigation, Eileen Staats v. City of Palo Alto. It will then hold a study session with the Library Advisory Commission; appoint three members to the Planning and Transportation Commission; adopt a series of new ordinances relating to building codes; consider a request for a single-story-overlay district from Faircourt Tracts #3 and #4; provide directions for changing the citywide bike-share program; and amend the existing ground-floor protection ordinance to allow educational uses on several parcels along Alma Street. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Regular meeting will immediately follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a Net Energy Metering Transition Policy; design guidelines for the 2017 Gas Cost of Service Analysis; and energy storage and microgrid applications in Palo Alto. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will convene in closed session to discuss a request from the teachers union to bargain the impact of full-day kindergarten. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room A at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.


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