Palo Alto Weekly

News - February 7, 2014

Public Agenda

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear an update on the city's options for a compost facility and a proposed Biosolids Facility Plan; and consider staff proposals to evaluate new parking garages and a satellite parking lot along Embarcadero Road. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board plans to vote on new policies on non-discrimination, sexual harassment and uniform complaint procedures; on several proposed new courses for middle school and high school for 2014-15, including a "social justice pathway" for high school, but not including reconfiguration of freshman English; and on a charge for a new staff committee considering programming and location for a new elementary school. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the boardroom of school-district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.).

STATE OF THE CITY ... Mayor Nancy Shepherd is scheduled to deliver her "State of the City" address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom (1305 Middlefield Road).

COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the prioritization plan for infrastructure projects. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the city's labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local 521; and consider appointment of a new city auditor. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The council plans to discuss the California Avenue Concept Plan and the Matadero-Margarita Bicycle Boulevard Project. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a recommendation to adopt a Local Solar Plan; consider the Utilities Department's five-year financial projections; and discuss a recommendation to refund revenues to participants in PaloAltoGreen. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

COUNCIL REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the update of the city's Housing Element and consider the feasibility of using existing housing units to satisfy up to 25 percent of the city's mandated housing allocation for the period 2015-22. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the annual review of the Palo Alto Mediation Program; hear a presentation from city planner Tim Wong; and consider the participation of Avenidas and Palo Alto Community Child Care in the Human Services Resource Allocation Process. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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