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PUBLIC AGENDA: housing plan; grade separation presentation

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 6.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss a lawsuit against the city from Cal River Watch. The council will then consider a grant application for the North Ventura coordinated area plan; consider a request for a waiver from the retail-protection ordinance by the property owner of 425 Portage Ave.; consider amendments to the city's employee contracts with the four council-appointed officers; consider a contract for a sidewalk-assessment study; and discuss a colleagues' memo about promoting housing production near transit, jobs and services. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers. View the full agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss potential litigation involving the Palo Alto-Stanford Fire Protection Agreement. The council will then consider a request from the property owner at 999 Alma St. for a waiver from the city's retail-protection ordinance and consider a propose the increase the speed limits at Deer Creek Road and a portion of East Bayshore Road to enable radar enforcement. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Regular meeting will follow. View the full agenda here.

BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will hold a special meeting to hear a presentation from the Santa Clara County Planning Department on its draft environmental impact report for Stanford University's new general use permit (GUP). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave., in the staff development center. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider recommendations from the Human Relations Commission for $311,118 in funding through the Human Services Allocation Process. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL RAIL COMMITTEE ... The committee will hear a presentation from Menlo Park officials about their railroad grade separation project; consider an addendum to the Rail Committee Charter; discuss upcoming community roundtable discussions; and review the proposed community questionnaire and the Draft Rail Corridor Circulation Study White Paper. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to provide comments on a draft letter to Santa Clara County regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford University General Use Permit application. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to discuss the city's Historic Preservation Website and the Eichler Design Guidelines update. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss a resolution in support of refugee resettlement; consider the implications of state Senate Bill 54 and Senate Bill 31; discuss the commission's priorities for fiscal year 2018; and discuss upcoming On The Table events and the commission's Community Recognition Policy. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

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