CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a closed session to discuss potential litigation involving the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, Senate Bill 7 and a potential challenge to the municipal code regarding prohibiting human habitation of vehicles. The council then plans to hold a study session on transportation-demand management. It will then discuss infrastructure survey findings; an ordinance for electrical-vehicle supply equipment for all new residential buildings; an ordinance for penalties on expired building permits; an appeal of approval of plans for 240 Hamilton Ave.; and a loan to Palo Alto Housing Corporation for 567-595 Maybell Ave. The closed session will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the study session at about 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE … The committee plans to discuss revisions to boards and commissions applications, a year-end update to the benefits audit and renaming the main library. The meeting will begin at
6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board is scheduled to vote on proposed pay raises and bonuses for teachers and staff as well as on district-wide calendars for the academic years 2014-15 through 2016-17. The board also will hear updates on high school achievement data; high school guidance counseling programs and a district initiative known as Safe and Welcoming Schools. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the boardroom of district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission will hear updates on the environmental report for the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course reconfiguration and Baylands Athletic Center expansion and discuss a related tree plan; and on public outreach for the Scott Park capital-improvement project. It will also consider adding ad hoc committees and review the 2015-29 capital improvement plan. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hold a study session on traffic-impact analysis methodology
and to hold public hearings on the California Avenue Concept Plan and the Housing Element. The study session will begin at 6 p.m., with the public hearings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee will discuss the work plan for the 2015-22 Housing Element, for the 2014-22 regional housing needs-allocation cycle and staff response to questions on housing methodology and ABAG. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss HSRAP (human services) funding in regard to Palo Alto Community Child Care and Avenidas; hear from Kevin Zwick of the Housing Trust; and hear an update on subcommittees. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).