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PUBLIC AGENDA: sex violence task force; commercial marijuana sales ban

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 30.

SUPERINTENDENT'S TASK FORCE... The Palo Alto Unified School District's new superintendent's task force focused on sexual violence, called Responsive and Impactful Safe Environment (RISE), will have its first meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave., Room A.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to continue its public hearing on the updated Comprehensive Plan, consider approving an ordinance banning commercial marijuana operations, and consider a request for a waiver from the city's retail-preservation ordinance for 999 Alma St. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a resolution amending the city's policy on bill adjustments, hear an update on the 2017 Utilities Strategic Plan and discuss the 2018 utilities legislative guidelines, the smart grid assessment and a plan for distributed energy resources. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to consider a proposal to demolish an existing office building at 3045 Park Blvd. and construct a new two-story 29,120-square-foot research-and-development building. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

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