Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 6, 2011

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss the city's update to its Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, hold a public hearing on Community Development Block Grant allocations for 2011-12 and 2012-13, and consider approving an agreement with Sherry L. Lund Associates to complete the annual performance reviews for council-appointed officers. The meeting will begin with a bicycle tour, which will start at 4 p.m., Monday, May 8, at Civic Center Plaza. The discussion of the bicycle plan will begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Conference Room. The rest of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board is scheduled to vote on district-wide academic calendars for 2012-13 and 2013-14, including a proposal to move to an earlier August start date to allow first semester to end before the December holidays. The board also will discuss school construction items and the district's budget. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss council procedures and protocols, binding arbitration models and options, and an update on staffing flexibility changes. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the city's Capital Improvement Program Plan for fiscal years 2012-16 and consider approving the Final Environmental Impact Report and development agreement for the Stanford University Medical Center expansion. The discussion of the capital program will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The public hearing on Stanford University Medical Center will begin at 6 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter.

FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hold budget hearings for the Planning and Community Services departments. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE ... The task force will continue its discussion of the city's infrastructure backlog and possible ways to pay for the items on the list. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Lucie Stern Community Room (1305 Middlefield Road).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Human Needs Assessment, hear an update on World Music Day and discuss a presentation on intergenerational communications from Generations United. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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