PUBLIC AGENDA: Rinconada Pool agreement; school budget study session


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

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to receive a "Healthy Cities Award" from the Santa Clara County Health Department. It then plans to meet in a closed session with real property negotiators to discuss payments for easements at 361 California Ave., 341 California Ave., and 2453 Ash St., for construction of the new California Avenue garage. The council then plans to consider a new five-year operating and revenue-sharing agreement with Team Sheeper for operations of the Rinconada Pool, consider a construction contract for the California Avenue area parking garage; and consider elimination of the zoning provision relating to grandfathered uses and facilities. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The closed session is scheduled to take place between 5:10 and 5:45 p.m. View the full agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will convene for a budget study session from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. View the full agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a proposal to rezone 2321 Wellesley St. from R-1 to RMD (NP) to accommodate a two-family residence; consider a request from the applicant for a new hotel 3200 El Camino to eliminate the 50-foot special setback on Hansen Way; and consider changes to the zoning code pertaining to wireless communication equipment to reflect new FCC regulations. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

CITY/SCHOOL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to hold a special meeting to tour the historic "Tobey House" at 567 Hale St., at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. View the full agenda here.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The school board's policy review committee will tentatively discuss policies on topics including legal counsel, school-sponsored trips, admissions and district residency. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave., Room A. View the full agenda here.

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