PUBLIC AGENDA: outdoor pot cultivation, transportation projects, special events


A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 24.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss labor negotiations with the Palo Alto Fire Chiefs' Association and with the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council is also scheduled to adopt the Professorville Historic District Guidelines; pass an emergency ordinance banning the outdoor cultivation of marijuana; and provide direction on the creation of a stakeholder committee to advise the council on a potential local tax to raise funds for transportation programs and projects. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. A regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers. Read the agenda here.

PARKS AND RECREATION ... The commission plans to hear an update on planned special events; consider the "Healthy Cities Healthy Communities Resolution"; and discuss the Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a study session on the Comprehensive Plan update; hear an update on transportation projects along Middlefield Road; and consider a request by Kohler Associates Architects on behalf of Greg Xiong to subdivide an existing 30,837-square-foot parcel into three parcels. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to see a presentation from Mary Gloner about Project Safety Net; discuss the Library Volunteer Program; and review its recent study session with the City Council. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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