City Council

March 5th, 2018


Call to Order

Closed Session


2. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY–POTENTIAL LITIGATION Department of Industrial Relations Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment Case No. 40-57419 Subject: Contract With MDR Utility Locating Specialist Inc. Authority: Significant Exposure to Litigation Under Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) (One Potential Case, as Defendant)


Special Orders of the Day

3. Introduction of Distinguished Guests From Yangpu District of Shanghai, China


Study Session

4. 2017 Annual Housing Element Report for the Period of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017


Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments


Oral Communications


Minutes Approval

5. Approval of Action Minutes for the February 12, 2018 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

6. Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Amending Chapter 2.22 (Human Relations Commission) and Chapter 2.25 (Parks and Recreation Commission) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to use Gender-neutral Language and add Gender Identity to the Human Relations Commission’s Jurisdiction, and to Reflect the Community Services Department’s Current Divisions

7. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Evergreen Park – Mayfield Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program Extending the Program Area to the East Side of El Camino Real, Increasing the Number of Employee Parking Permits, and Making Clarifying Modifications to the Resolution

8. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Southgate Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program to Extend the Program Area to the West Side of El Camino Real, Increase the Number of Employee Parking Permits, Make Clarifying Modifications to the Resolution, and Restate the Program Provisions

9. Adoption of a Resolution and Approval of Guidelines for a One-year Pilot Program to Enable Bicycle and Electric Scooter Sharing Systems to Operate Within Palo Alto, Subject to City Criteria Regarding Parking, Quality of Devices, and Other Factors at no Cost to the City

10. Approval of a Contract With the Empowerment Institute for $100,000 for Community Engagement Block Program

11. Appointment of the 2018 Emergency Standby Council

12. Approval of an Amendment to the Palo Alto Parks and Open Space Regulation R1-32 to Update the City’s Dog Park Rules

13. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the City Auditor’s Office Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Audit Work Plan

14. Approval of Amendment Number 4 to Contract Number C14152025 With SP Plus for Valet Parking Services, Extending the Term of the Contract to December 31, 2018 With no Additional Cost to the City



Action Items

15. Adoption of Preliminary Goals and Objectives, Schedule, and Boundaries for the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan Project; Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Related Grant Agreement With Caltrans; Direction to Staff Regarding Recruitment of Community Working Group Members; and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the General Fund Reflecting $638,000 in Grant Funding, $250,000 in Matching/Supplemental Private Funding, and Equivalent Expenditures (Continued From February 12, 2018)


16. PUBLIC HEARING: Annual Code Update via Adoption of two Ordinances, the First Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Chapter 2.20 (Planning and Transportation Commission) of Title 2; Chapter 10.64 (Bicycles, Roller Skates and Coasters) of Title 10; and Chapters 18.04 (Definitions), 18.10 (Low-Density Residential [RE, R-2 and RMD]), 18.12 (R-1 Single-Family Residential District), 18.15 (Residential Density Bonus), 18.16 (Neighborhood, Community, and Service Commercial [CN, CC and CS] Districts), 18.28 (Special Purpose [PF, OS and AC] Districts), 18.30(G) (Combining Districts), 18.40 (General Standards and Exceptions), 18.42 (Standards for Special Uses), 18.52 (Parking and Loading Requirements), 18.54 (Parking Facility Design Standards), 18.76 (Permits and Approvals), 18.77 (Processing of Permits and Approvals), and 18.80 (Amendments to Zoning Map And Zoning Regulations) of Title 18; and Chapters 21.12 (Tentative Maps and Preliminary Parcel Maps) and 21.32 (Conditional Exceptions) of Title 21; and the Second Amending PAMC Chapter 10.04 (Definitions) and Chapter 10.64 (Bicycles, Roller Skates and Coasters) of Title 10 (Vehicles and Traffic) to Prohibit use of Bicycles and Similar Vehicles on Certain Sidewalks and Under crossings and Establish Speed Limits on Shared-use Paths. First Ordinance was Recommended for Approval by the Planning & Transportation Commission. Exempt Under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3)


State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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