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PUBLIC AGENDA: 3159 El Camino, collective bargaining, city audit

 

CITY COUNCIL … The council will discuss the city's library programs and activities; hold a public hearing on a proposed four-story, mixed-use development at 3159 El Camino Real; discuss ways to spend the $94,200 penalty payment from the Edgewood Plaza development; and consider a proposal to expand the smoking ban in downtown and California Avenue business districts. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

BOARD OF EDUCATION … The board will meet to hear progress reports from elementary school principals in the Palo Alto school district. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). Read the agenda.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE … The committee plans to discuss an expenditure of $30,000 for teen programs; review a proposed ordinance that would set fines for construction projects with expired building permits; and consider a requirement that new homes be wired for electric-vehicle chargers. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

BOARD OF EDUCATION … The board will discuss proposed collective-bargaining agreements with teachers, staff and managers. Members also will discuss proposed district-wide calendars for 2014-15 and beyond, a proposal for additional spending, an update on the district's finances and a proposed timetable for deciding on a location for a new elementary school. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the boardroom of school district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). Read the agenda.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE … The committee plans to discuss a recent audit of the city's financial statements; adopt an ordinance closing the fiscal year 2013 budget; and discuss the city's capital-improvement program. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION … The commission plans to discuss the "Know your Neighbors" grant program; hear an update on the Rinconada Park Long Range Plan and review the 2015-19 capital-improvement plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Room H-1 at Cubberley Community Center (4000 Middlefield Road). Read the agenda.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION … The commission plans to discuss the implementation schedule on the California Avenue streetscape project and consider the California Avenue Concept Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

SCHOOL/CITY LIAISON COMMITTEE … The committee plans to hear an update on city and school budgets and discuss traffic safety near schools. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Conference Room A at the Palo Alto Unified School District headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). Read the agenda.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD … The board plans to discuss 2209-15 El Camino Real, a proposal to build a three-story mixed-use building to replace an existing restaurant; 4109 El Camino Real, a review of a proposed service building for McLaren/Volvo; 777 Welch Road, a proposal by Stanford University to construct a three-story building; and 500 University Ave., a request by Thoits Brothers Inc. for a three-story development with office and retail use. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION … The board plans to hear updates on a temporary public-art project on University Avenue; the new percent-for-art program and the commission's online database. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). Read the agenda.

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