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PUBLIC AGENDA: Renter protections; business registry audit

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 10.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear an update from its state legislative lobbyists, discuss the city's response to a Grand Jury report about affordable housing; discuss a colleagues memo from DuBois, Holman, Kou and Wolbach about strengthening renter protections; review the city's positions for the 2018 League of California Cities resolutions; and hear updates on Measure E and Measure F, which will appear on the November ballot. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to evaluate the four council-appointed officers: city attorney, city auditor, city clerk and city manager. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss a new audit on the city's business registry; and review the fiscal year 2019 audit work plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider revisions to the municipal code provision relating to trees and vegetation. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING PROJECT ... Palo Alto city officials will discuss the new public safety building project and parking garage eyed for the California Avenue Business District. The discussion will cover upcoming street and parking changes and tree removals in parking lot C6. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8 pm. at the Meeting Room of Palo Alto Central, 122 Sherman Ave., Suite A100. Find more information here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Human Services Resource Allocation Process listening forum; review the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for the Community Development Block Grant; discuss the 2018 Human Services Needs Assessment Survey process; and further discuss liaison roles and commission work plans. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

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