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PUBLIC AGENDA: Fire Department job cuts; ordinance for taxi services

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 16.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear a presentation about Santa Clara County's review of Stanford University's General Use Permit proposal; consider an ordinance to increase the speed limit on Deer Creek and East Bayshore roads to enable radar enforcement; consider a proposal to eliminate 11 positions in the Fire Department as part of a new service model; discuss possible amendments to the zoning code relating to regulations of seismic buildings; and consider a colleagues memo from council members DuBois, Holman and Kou about renter protections. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the recommendations from the Downtown Paid Parking Study and review strategies for addressing the city's unfunded pension liabilities. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider an ordinance to allow taxicab services to be prearranged by mobile device apps and internet online service; and discuss audit status reports on parking funds, utility meters and inventory management. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss shared-use playing fields, playground space, gyms and facilities. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. View the full agenda here.

ARCHTECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to hold a review the design of the proposed public-safety building and four-story garage at 250 and 350 Sherman Ave.; consider approving the design of the U.S. Highway 101 overpass; consider approving replacement of the boardwalk at the Lucy Evans Nature Interpretive Center; and consider a master sign program for an office building at 2747 Park Boulevard. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider approving artwork by Susan Zoccola for the Charleston-Arastradero Corridor and of Ball-Nogues Studio as artists for the California Avenue parking garage. The commission will also discuss is upcoming joint meeting with the City Council. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

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