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PUBLIC AGENDA: retail preservation, school equity, Office for Civil Rights

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 9.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss existing litigation, Slezak v. City of Palo Alto. The council will then hear the city manager's annual "year in review" presentation, appoint members to the Historic Resources Board and the Parks and Recreation Commission; discuss its process to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Planning and Transportation Commission; and adopt a resolution scheduling the council's summer break and winter closure for 2017. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. Regular meeting will immediately follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION STUDY SESSION... The school board will hold a study session to hear an update on the district's equity plan and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will discuss a draft resolution agreement from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights on two sexual-harassment investigations, new course proposals, an audit report and negotiations processes. The board will vote on a proposed resolution to support immigrant students, the allocation of $60 million for elementary-school capital improvements, a conceptual design for a remodel at Hoover Elementary School and a board commitment to provide opportunity for public comment. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. Read the agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a proposal for a new home at 670 Los Trancos Road and continue its discussion of the city's retail-preservation ordinance. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the updated Utilities Legislative Policy Guidelines; consider the 2017 Water Integrated Resource Plan Guidelines; and discuss an amendment to Utilities Rule and Regulation 27. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

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