Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 20, 2011

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council has no meetings scheduled this week.

FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget for the Public Works Department. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss a proposal to boost high school graduation requirements, beginning in 2016, to match the prerequisites, known as the "A-G requirements," for the California State University and the University of California systems. The board also will hear a presentation on college readiness in the district and discuss the local impact of Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget proposal issued May 16. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the city's new Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan and discuss ways to improve connectivity for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians between the Main Library, Art Center and Community Gardens. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the city's Municipal Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2012. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss 711 El Camino Real, a proposal by Clement Chen on behalf of Pacific Hotel Development to rezone a parcel of land to a Planned Community zone for construction of a five-story hotel with 44 rooms. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear a presentation from Caltrain officials about electrification of Caltrain and discuss the city's position on a proposal to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ... The commission will continue its discussion of the city's infrastructure backlog and possible ways to pay for the needed repairs. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in the Lucie Stern Community Room (1305 Middlefield Road).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss non-resident borrowing fees, library circulation statistics and the public-services divisions and adopt a resolution in honor of Interim Library Director Ned Himmel. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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