Palo Alto Weekly

News - January 10, 2014

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local 521, and to discuss potential litigation pertaining to construction of the Mitchell Park Library. The council then plans to appoint three members to the Storm Drain Oversight Committee, consider revisions to the zoning code to implement programs from the 2007-14 Housing Element and update the city's Residential Density Bonus ordinance. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss plans to open a 13th elementary school and possibly a fourth middle school. They also will discuss standardized testing for 2013-14 in light of the state's cancellation of the STAR test as well as a pilot school-lunch program at Terman Middle School. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the boardroom of school-district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 2209-2215 El Camino Real, a request by Karen Kam on behalf of Tai Ning Trading and Investment Company for a review of a new 9,580-square-foot, three-story development that would replace an existing restaurant. The board will also discuss 2609 Alma St., a proposed three-story, four-unit condominium project; and 601 California Ave., a request by Stanford University for a sign exception to allow a freestanding sign along the California Avenue frontage of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati office. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to review the performances of the City Clerk Donna Grider and City Attorney Molly Stump. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to elect its officers; approve an artist to create temporary artwork in the University Avenue tunnel; and hear updates on public art in private developments, artwork for the Water Quality Control Plant and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and for the Municipal Golf Course. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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