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PUBLIC AGENDA: housing fees, special ed, retail conversion

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 12.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council will consider updates to the city's below-market-rate program, including changes to the in-lieu housing fees for new developments; consider updates to the municipal fee schedule; and discuss colleagues memos pertaining to reaffirming Palo Alto's status as a diverse, supportive, inclusive and protective community and establishment of a funding source for the Barron Park Donkey Project. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The Board of Education will convene for a special study session to discuss a review of its special-education department. The board will also discuss its Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) policy and procedures on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... At its regular meeting, the board will hear a report on enrollment projections, discuss the 2016-17 first interim financial report, the allocation of $60 million for elementary school improvements and a conceptual design for Hoover Elementary School, as well as vote to ratify benefits for its teachers and classified unions. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss data collection and privacy policy guidelines; consider new requirements and restrictions relating to basement construction and dewatering; and discuss the 2017 City Council priority-setting process. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider an ordinance limiting the conversion of ground-floor retail to other uses and expanding the ground-floor combining district; consider changes in the zoning code relating to the residential-density bonus; and review the new Residential Preferential Parking program proposed for Evergreen Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission will consider accepting the Draft Parks, Trails, Natural Open Space and Recreation Master Plan and directing staff to perform an environmental analysis on the programs and policies included in the plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to consider 233 University Ave., a request for a renovation and addition to an existing commercial building; consider a request for a new four-story mixed-use project with three residential units and 1,843 square feet of office space at 3265 El Camino Real; hold a public hearing on a new Biomedical Innovations Building for the Stanford University School of Medicine at 240 Pasteur Drive; and review a proposal to demolish an existing six-story commercial building at 2600 El Camino Real and to replace it with a new four-story, 62,616-square-foot building. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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