Palo Alto Weekly

News - March 9, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in closed session to discuss labor negotiations with the Palo Alto Police Managers' Association. The council also plans to discuss 355 Alma St., a proposed five-story building at the site of a former Shell station; approve final design for El Camino Park improvements; and consider a contract with Sherry Lund Associates relating to performance reviews for council-appointed officers. The closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a study session on high school graduation requirements. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the board room of school district headquarter (25 Churchill Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss proposed staff reductions due to budget cuts, and vote on a range of facilities items, including renovations to Palo Alto High School's Tower Building and Haymarket Theatre. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the board room of school district headquarter (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee is scheduled to discuss the 2012 federal and state legislative program and the city's labor-guiding principles. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 1091 Emerson St., a request for a demolition of a Category 3 building; and 423 University Ave., a request to make fašade changes to an existing building. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss its policy on ex parte communications; get an update on the Rail Corridor Study; and hold a public hearing on a proposal to extend the lease of El Camino Park. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY-SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee will review recent meetings of the City Council and Board of Education, and discuss library updates and bicycle and pedestrian transportation plans. The meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, in the Council Conference Room of City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 1901 Embarcadero Road, a request by AT&T to install nine panel antennas for a new wireless communication facility to replace the existing Palo Alto Airport beacon tower; 3431 Hillview Ave., a request by VMware to demolish 255,000 square feet of commercial area and construct two office buildings, a cafeteria and three parking structures; and 413 Forest Ave., a proposed three-unit residential condominium project. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss a "memorandum of understanding" between the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the California High Speed Rail Authority about early-investment opportunities in the Bay Area. The meeting will begin at noon on Thursday, March 15, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The commission plans to hear an update about the Sustainable Community Strategy. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Youth Art Awards, maintenance of the city's collection, the Artist Residency Program and the commission's annual retreat. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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