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PUBLIC AGENDA: GreenWaste contract increase discussion; appointment of new principals

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A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 16.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss existing litigation, Miriam Green v. City of Palo Alto, and threatened litigation from Crown Castle pertaining to conditional approvals and denials of its applications for proposed cell nodes. The council will then hear an update about the city's planning process for grade separations; consider amending various sections of the zoning code, including ones pertaining to residential parking programs and purchasing procedures, and consider increasing the city's contract with GreenWaste by $950,000 to allow the company to process mixed paper within the United States. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The rest of the meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. or as soon as possible after the closed session in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL APPOINTED OFFICERS COMMITTEE ... The City Council's Council Appointed Officers Committee plans to discuss the development of a request for proposals for an external firm to perform auditing services. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee has canceled its March 17 meeting. The original agenda included plans to discuss status updates on the code enforcement audit and the audit of parking funds. The committee will also discuss the council's travel policy. View the notice here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will see the appointment of new principals for the two high schools on its consent calendar; take action on the district's second interim budget report and new science materials for the middle schools; and discuss budget assumptions as well as a professional development plan and budget, among other items. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. View the agenda here.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee has canceled its meeting originally planned for Thursday, March 19. View the notice here.

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