CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to receive a donation check from the Palo Alto Library Foundation; hear a presentation from the PTA Council; revise the city's guiding principles on high-speed rail and review the city's 2011 accomplishments. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the city's infastructure backlog and consider ways to pay for the items on the list. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, in the Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road).