Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 5, 2013

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in closed session to discuss potential litigation relating to water-service charges to the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. The council also plans to pass a resolution expressing appreciation to Steve Emslie, consider zoning changes to the 600 block of Emerson Street, discuss an amendment to its contract for the El Camino Park reservoir project; and consider a colleagues' memo advocating an expansion of the city's Percent for Art program. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). The rest of the meeting will follow in the Council Chambers.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear recommendations from a citizens committee that has evaluated possible locations for opening a 13th elementary school. The board will also hear a report on raw data from a recent survey of students, parents and staff on satisfaction with the new academic calendar adopted this year, as well as an update on the district's strategic plan survey. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss changes to the city's recruitment process for commissioners, consider the quarterly report from the city auditor and discuss the fraud, waste and abuse hotline. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission is tentatively scheduled to consider approving the Housing Element and discuss a request from Freebirds World Burrito for a permit to sell alcohol. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss an update of Plan Bay Area and head an update on the Housing Element process and the city's appeal regarding the Regional Housing Needs Allocation. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear a presentation from the Mountain View Day Worker Center and to hear another presentation from Martin Eichner, formerly of the Palo Alto Mediation Program, as part of a learning series about affordable housing. The commission will also consider approving a letter of support for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail grant application. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a study session on results of a community survey relating to the school district's strategic plan. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in Conference Room A of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

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