Palo Alto Weekly

News - November 9, 2012

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a special memorial ceremony for former Mayor Gary Fazzino. The council also plans to review the proposed design of the flood-control project from the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, and discuss the city's strategies and ongoing programs for improving parking downtown and around California Avenue. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold two meetings and a reception, all Tuesday, Nov. 13. From 1 to 3 p.m. the board will meet with middle school principals to hear reports on school plans. From 6 to 6:30 p.m. a public reception will be held to recognize outgoing school board member Barbara Klausner. The board's regular meeting will convene at 6:30 p.m. Members will hear a report from the parcel tax oversight committee, a staff report on facilities planning and a report on student data regarding the achievement gap and completion of college-prep curriculum. The meetings will be held in the board room at school-district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the Utility Department's proposed residential-customer engagement pilot program and consider the continuation of the Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) program. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a zone change at 50 El Camino Real and review a proposed 70-room, three-story 51,948 square foot building. The commission also plans to discuss the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan and discuss a request by Samir Tuma for exceptions to create a two-lot subdivision at 827 Chimalus Drive. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 180 El Camino Real, a proposal to build a new three-story building for Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center; 636 Waverley St., a request for a review of a four-story mixed-use building with two floors of commercial space and two floors of residential; and 135 Hamilton Ave., a proposal by Keenan Lovewell Ventures for a four-story mixed-use building at an existing vacant lot. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CUBBERLEY POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the recent meeting of the Cubberley Community Advisory Committee. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation on Axis 360; review Youth Services Programs; discuss the number of members on the commission; and consider the commission's 2012-13 priorities. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Downtown Library (275 Forest Ave.).

PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE ... The commission plans to discuss the Newell Street Bridge, hear an update on the Juana Briones Park restroom project and discuss its January retreat. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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