A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 17.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to consider approving 200 Geng Road as a temporary location for Fire Station 3; provide direction about the parameters of an ordinance to strengthen retail protections around downtown and the South of Forest Area; and consider endorsing Santa Clara County's Measure A. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider re-appropriation requests for funds to be carried over from fiscal year 216 to fiscal year 2017; and consider a recommendation to adopt a carbon-neutral natural gas portfolio . The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will convene for a closed-session meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, at the district office to discuss a request from the teachers' union to negotiate the impact of full-day kindergarten.
The board will hold a special study session on the 2017-18 budget from 8:30-10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.
In its regular evening meeting, the board will hear a report on the high schools' SAT, ACT and AP results; discuss a proposed board policy on institutional review for student research; and discuss an authorization to bid renovations for a Palo Alto High School building, among other items. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the district office.
Read the agenda here.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to consider 450 Bryant St., a request by Avenidas to renovate and expand its facility; and consider the appeal of a previously approved mixed-use project at 429 University Ave. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation from Aaron Lee Benson about his artwork and the site-specific piece planned for King Plaza; to allocate funds for temporary installation of "Truth Booth"; and approve matching funds of up to $25,000 to support the National Endowment for the Arts grant pertaining to the Code:ART initiative. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 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 discuss a proposed research policy. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at the district office, Room A, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.