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PUBLIC AGENDA: bike bridge, traffic survey, school policies

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 7.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to consider amendments to the city's penalty schedule, discuss potential enhancements to the Highway 101 bike bridge and consider an ordinance updating the procedure for collecting impact fees. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the findings of a recent Traffic Speed Surveys and consider modifications and updates to the zoning code to enable implementation of Housing Element programs. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to hear an update on the Historic Review Procedures Bulletin and discuss the replacement of Fire Station #3 at 799 Embarcadero Road. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The Board of Education's policy review committee will meet to discuss proposed policies and updates on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave., Room A. Read the agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation from Dr. Steven Adelsheim, director of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing; hear an update about Project Sentinel's new mediators; review the results of the 2016 Human Services Needs Assessment Survey and the priority of needs for the Human Services Resource Allocation Process grant process; and discuss the updates of the current HRC mission statement. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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