Palo Alto Weekly

News - July 20, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to approve a new contract with the Service Employees International Union; consider the latest design changes to the California Avenue streetscape plan; discuss the new proposal for raising revenues and cutting costs at animal services; and consider joining the citizen initiative to prevent further spending of bond funds for high-speed rail The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The meeting will be followed by a closed session to discuss the status of the city's negotiations with the two police unions.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a recommendation to place limits on amplifiers at Lytton Plaza and consider a recommendation to relocate the MacArthur Park restaurant as part of a development project at 27 University Ave. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Community Services and Facilities Element of the Comprehensive Plan and consider a proposal to permanently retain the recent lane changes on Arastradero Road. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear a report from its Sacramento lobbyist and discuss the recently passed appropriation bill for high-speed rail. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update on the Mitchell Park and Main Library projects and discuss input received from the community about library computers. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Downtown Library (270 Forest Ave.).

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