Palo Alto Weekly

News - October 19, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the city's negotiations with the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council then plans to hold a joint session with state Sen. Joe Simitian; consider participating in the Cool Cities Challenge, consider adopting a resolution supporting an amendment to the California and United States constitutions to specify that "corporations are not people and money is not speech" in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Communications Commission; and discuss a memo from Mayor Yiaway Yeh and Councilwomen Gail Price and Nancy Shepherd regarding a Council Youth Commission liaison. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, in the Council Conference Room and will be followed by the meeting with Simitian. The rest of the meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... In the earlier meeting, elementary school principals will report on their plans for student achievement. In the later meeting, the board will hear a report on assessment results of high school students as well as a report on 2012 summer school. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the board room of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to hear an update on the city's progress in addressing the recommendations of the Fire Resources Services and Utilization Study. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss progress on the Rinconada Park Master Plan and consider commission involvement in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the flood-protection plan proposed by the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority; have a joint study session with the Architectural Review Board about the proposed new office towers and theater at 27 University Ave.; and then discuss the land-use issues regarding 27 University Ave. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The joint session with the ARB will begin at 6 p.m. and the commission's discussion of 27 University Ave. will begin at 8 p.m.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a study session on facilities and enrollment growth. The meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. at school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss labor negotiations with council-appointed officers. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission is scheduled to plan for its joint session with the City Council and consider its 2012-13 priorities. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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