PUBLIC AGENDA: School budget update; Utilities Smart Grid Assessment


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

CITY COUNCIL ... The council will not meet this week.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider adopting the Fiscal Year 2019 investment policy; discuss the city's Natural Gas Utility's Capital Improvement Plan; and consider a colleagues memo about adding transparency to labor negotiations. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will discuss a proposed general counsel position, a deputy superintendent position, a budget update, teaching assignments for departmentalized subjects and vote to purchase furnishings for new buildings at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools, among other items. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. View the full agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE ... The commission plans to discuss the 2018 Electric Integrated Resource Plan, the Utilities Smart Grid Assessment and the 2019 California Energy Standards and Associated Rooftop Solar Mandate. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The committee plans to hold a preliminary review for 3241 Park Ave., a proposed two-story commercial development; review a proposal to construct a new two-story 67,200-square-foot research-and-development and office building; and consider proposed changes to a previously approved development at 429 University Ave. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

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