Palo Alto Weekly

News - January 7, 2011

Public Agenda

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold its annual retreat to discuss procedural items and its work plan for the year. The meeting is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Palo Alto Art Center (1313 Newell Road).

CITY COUNCIL ... The City Council plans to discuss the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Process; pass a resolution of appreciation for retired Public Works Director Glenn Roberts; and approve a budget amendment ordinance for replanting trees at Eleanor Pardee Park. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will decide whether to change the timing of school-board elections to align with Palo Alto's recent vote to switch City Council elections from odd- to even-numbered years. Members also will hear an update on the school district's program to modernize its 17 campuses under the $378 million "Strong Schools" bond passed in 2008. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the proposed streetscape improvements and lane changes on California Avenue. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss home energy reports, the Water Shortage Implementation Plan, and the city's Ten-year Gas Energy Efficiency Goals. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss its process to recruit a new city attorney. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission is scheduled to discuss its six-month calendar, hear a presentation of the Palo Alto Mediation Program and consider new mediators. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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