CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss labor negotiations pertaining to the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto, the Service Employees International Union, Local 521; the Palo Alto Police Officers Association; the Palo Alto Fire Chiefs' Association; the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1319; and the Palo Alto Managers Association. The council also will discuss in a closed session existing litigation: Yang Shen v. City of Palo Alto. The council will then consider a proposal from Jay Paul for a new zoning overlay district on Park Boulevard that would allow office uses in seven buildings; appoint new members to the Historic Resources Board and the Planning and Transportation Commission; consider budget amendments and provide direction on rent forgiveness to tenants at city properties; and approve the city auditor's risk assessment and annual audit plan. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1, and the rest of the virtual meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to participate by Zoom can do so by dialing 669-900-6833 and using Meeting ID: 362 027 238.
UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider approving the 10-year energy efficiency goals for 2022-2031; consider the fiscal year 2022 financial plans for the gas, electric and wastewater utilities. The virtual meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. Those wishing to participate by Zoom can do so by dialing 669-900-6833 and using Meeting ID: 966 9129 7246.
STATE OF THE CITY ... Mayor Tom DuBois will present his "State of the City'' speech in a virtual ceremony. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on March 4. Those wishing to watch the event on Zoom can access it by going to http://cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/99416402547 and using Meeting ID: 994 1640 2547.