Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 18, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to discuss options improving connectivity between the Main Library and the Palo Alto Art Center; consider a recommendation from the Utilities Advisory Commission to pursue a carbon-neutral electric portfolio; discuss the city's options for funding infrastructure improvements; hear a status report on high-speed rail and Caltrain's proposed electrification. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a study session on enrollment projections and facilities planning, with particular focus on middle schools. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in Conference Room A of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the budget for the Public Works Department, including the new enterprise fund for airport operations. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear a report from the Homework Task Force, a staff analysis of free-response student comments about high-school counseling and an update on the district's budget. Members will vote on proposed changes to high-school graduation requirements and a lease of recently acquired school-district property at 525 San Antonio Road. The public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss possible relocation for the MacArthur Park Restaurant; hear an update on proposed upgrades to Palo Alto Golf Course; and discuss the Community Services Department budget for fiscal year 2013. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 278 University Ave., a request by The Hayes Group for a replacement of brick paving in the sidewalk with integrally colored concrete; 3825 Fabian Way, a request by Brian B. Lawry of Gordon Prill, Inc., on behalf of Space Systems Loral for an expansion of Building 6 at the existing industrial campus; and 4214-4220 El Camino Real, a request by Matt O'Shea of OTO Development for a review of a new four-story, 174-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss Caltrain's electrification effort and the proposed state budget for high-speed rail. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITEE ... The committee plans to continue its discussion of the fiscal year 2013 budget. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the library budget for fiscal year 2013 and the magazine circulation at local libraries. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, in the Downtown Library (270 Forest Ave.).

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