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PUBLIC AGENDA: Emergency tenants-protection law; utilities rate change projections

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 2.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hold a joint study session with the Architectural Review Board. The council will also consider adopting an urgency ordinance to provide just-cause eviction protection to tenants; discuss a request from some Palo Alto hotels to withdraw from the San Mateo County Tourism Business Improvement District; and provide direction to staff pertaining to a potential tax measure in November 2020. The council will then meet in a closed session to discuss purchase of subsurface easements relating to construction of the public safety building at 250 Sherman Ave., and to discuss labor negotiations relating to the city manager, the city attorney and the city clerk. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to approve the fiscal year 2021-2030 Long Range Financial Report and discuss the 2020 ballot measure to increase revenues. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview candidates for open seats on the Historic Resources Board, the Planning and Transportation Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Council Flex Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the city's agreements pertaining to utility pole attachments; hear a presentation about rate change projections for the electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities; and consider the city's 2020 Utilities Legislative Guidelines. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss a proposal to demolish the 94,300-square-foot Macy's Men's building at Stanford Shopping Center and construct four new retail buildings totaling 78,500 square feet. The board will also provide feedback on proposed revisions to objective standards. The board will also discuss a subcommittee reviews of a previously approved project at 2342 Yale Street and of the tower design at the proposed public safety building at 250 Sherman Ave. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.

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