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PUBLIC AGENDA: Transit Vision Plan vote; Safe Routes to School discussion

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Aug. 14.

CITY COUNCIL... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of its labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local 521, and the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA). The council will then consider approving the city's new Transit Vision Plan; consider revising the parcel map at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park; consider approving a five-year contract with SWA Services Group for janitorial services; amend the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and designate a voting delegate and alternate for the League of California Cities Conference. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14. Regular meeting will follow immediately after in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission will hold a retreat at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the Connecting Palo Alto effort, including the problem statement, the objectives, the evaluation criteria and the process for facilitating the community discussion on grade separations. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council will meet in a closed session to discuss evaluations of the four council-appointed officers: city manager, city attorney, city clerk and city auditor. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee will review recent council and school board meetings; discuss the Safe Routes to School program; and discuss the city's and the school district's construction updates. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, in the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. View the full agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to perform a site-and-design review for a proposed four-story mixed-use project at 3001 El Camino Real, which includes 50 residential units and 19,800 square feet of retail; hold a preliminary review for 4256 El Camino Real, a request by Mircea Voskerician for a new five-story hotel; and hold a preliminary review for 4190 El Camino Real, a request for a 5,340-square-foot addition and a solar canopy over an existing auto dealership. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ...The committee plans to consider approving artwork by Mary Lucking for the Highway 101 overpass; initiate the evaluation process for de-accession of the "Digital DNA" and "Go Mama" sculptures; and approve three temporary artworks for King Plaza by Toby Fraley, Megan Geckler and Konstantin Dimopolus. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

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