Slim Pickings

Other than a Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting with no particularly sizzling items on the agenda, there's not a whole lot of bureaucracy to busy yourself with over the next week. You could use the slowdown as an excuse to take the week off, maybe sitting down with that biography of Andrew Jackson you've been trying to finish instead of the latest City Council agenda and minutes. But if you read this column regularly, then you probably need your fix pretty bad, so here are a couple of meetings next Thursday, Sept. 16, to satiate your lust:

• The Historic Zoning Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the small assembly room of the City County Building. This group works to encourage historic preservation, which includes reviewing building permits within historic zones and advocating for laws that affect historic sites.

• City Council will hold a workshop to discuss the report from the KUB tree panel. You may recall that the tree panel was formed earlier this year to perform a comprehensive review of the utility's policy for butchering your favorite trees. The meeting takes place at 5 p.m. in the main assembly room of the City County Building.