A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 24.
CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with the Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. The council will then hold a study session on community policing, discuss potential changes to the first phase of the city's bicycle boulevard project, including modifications to Ross Road, and hear an update from an ad hoc committee on boards and commissions. The closed session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. The rest of the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. or as soon as possible after the closed session in the Council Chambers. View the full agenda here.
BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The school board will hear a report on A-G eligibility and steps schools have taken to address the achievement gap; and discuss budget assumptions, new middle school science materials and a Magical Bridge playground project at Addison Elementary School, among other items. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. View the full agenda here.
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to hear an update about the Ramos Park renovation project, review the draft guidelines for community gardens, and discuss the horizontal levee pilot project. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.
PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider changes to the zoning code pertaining to enforcement and hearing procedures; and discuss a variance for 840 Kipling St., which would allow for a second-story addition to a historic home and an extension of a wall into a side setback. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. View the full agenda here.