June 19, 2018 Calendar Update

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The city calendar is packed as we enter the final stretch leading up to City Council’s summer recess. With barely a week to go, upcoming Council action includes grade separations, modifications to the Downtown RPP, new city comments on the Stanford GUP, and terms of a new Fire Services agreement with Stanford. In addition, the Architectural Review Board will discuss and hear public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Downtown Parking Garage.

Also of note: On June 28 (6:00-8:00 pm at the Downtown Library), the city will hold a long-awaited “Community Conversation” on the Housing Work Plan, including potential changes to density standards, parking requirements, review processes, and land use preferences in the city. The Open House format is likely to be a convention/expo-type set up where residents can ask questions and offer comments at individual stations related to particular elements of the Work Plan.

Looking Ahead

June 19, 2018

Grade Separations: City Council will vote on a new Community Engagement Plan that includes formation of a Community Advisory Panel (up to 12 people, appointed by City Manager). Council will also consider narrowing grade separation options for Churchill Road (and possibly Palo Alto Avenue), including removal of language about widening Embarcadero Rd. Beginning at 6:00 pm (City Hall).

June 21, 2018

Downtown Parking Structure: The Architectural Review Board will consider the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (public comment period ends on July 2, 2018) for the proposed Downtown Parking Garage at 375 Hamilton Avenue and conduct an initial public hearing on the proposed project.  The hearing will be continued on July 5, 2018 for an ARB recommendation on the project. Beginning at 8:30 am (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

City School Liaison Committee: Among other things, the Committee will hear an update from PAUSD on funding for teacher housing, an upcoming school bond measure, the proposed 2018-2019 PAUSD budget, and Cubberley Community Center. 8:00 am – 9:30 am (Community Meeting Room, City Hall).  Click here for agenda.

June 25, 2018 (Final Council meeting before summer recess)

Downtown RPP Modifications: City Council may consider amending the number of employee parking permits allotted and modifying or maintaining the prohibition on re-parking in the Downtown Residential Preferred Parking (RPP) program. Beginning at 7:00 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

Stanford GUP: City Council will consider a formal comment letter to address new scenarios in a revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (public comment period closes on July 27) for the Stanford Expansion. Beginning at 8:00 pm (City Hall). Staff report not yet available. Click here for more information on the updated DEIR, including upcoming public hearings.

Fire Services: City Council will consider the Terms of Agreement for Fire Protection Services to Stanford University for the Period January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023 and settlement of prior claim for overpayment. Beginning at 9:00 pm (City Hall). Staff report will be available on June 21.

June 28, 2018

Community Meeting on Housing Work Plan: The city will hold a community Open House on implementation of the Housing Work Plan, including potential changes to density standards, parking requirements, review processes, and land use preferences in the city. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Downtown Library)Click here for flyer.

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