A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 27.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss potential litigation pertaining to Assembly Bill 5. The council will then hear a "Year in Review" presentation from City Manager Ed Shikada, discuss the potential tax measure for November 2020; and consider approving a new agreement with the Midpeninsula Community Media Center. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible after the closed session. View the full agenda here.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will vote on a new parcel tax; discuss a report on students earning D and F grades, including actions schools can take to impact their achievement; chronic absenteeism; and discuss an annual report from the district's Bond Oversight Committee. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. View the full agenda here.
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to elect a chair and vice chair, hear a presentation on pollinator gardens, get an update on the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan and Matadero Creek Study; and discuss the Boulware Park renovation project. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ...T he commission will consider modifying parking requirements to comply with state laws relating to American Disability Act, electric-vehicle charging stations and local standards for parking lot re-striping. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.
BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE ... The school board's policy review committee will discuss policies including emergencies and disaster preparedness; employee security; lactation accommodation; dress and grooming; bullying prevention; temporary athletic coaches; and response to immigration enforcement, among others. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31., at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave., Room A. View the full agenda here.