City Council

February 26th, 2018



Call to Order

Oral Communications

Action Items

1. Approval of 2016-2017 Public Improvement Corporation Financial Statement


Closed Session


City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Ed Shikada, Rumi Portillo, Sandra Blanch, Nicholas Raisch, Molly Stump, George Sakai, Terence Howzell, Lalo Perez, Kiely Nose) Employee Organizations: Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA); Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU General), Local 521; Palo Alto Peace Officers’ Association (PAPOA); Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA); International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; Palo Alto Police Managers’ Association (PAPMA); and Unrepresented Management, Professional Employees, and Limited Hourly Employees Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)



Special Orders of the Day

2. Palo Alto Chinese parents Club Presentation of a Copy of the “Welcome to Palo Alto” Video



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the February 3 and 5, 2018 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

4. Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Santa Clara to Share Traffic Data and to Establish a Virtual Private Network

5. Approval of a Final Map for a 2.46 Acre Site at 567 Maybell Avenue [17PLN-00158] to Create 16 new Parcels Ranging Between 5,000 Square Feet and 6,184 Square Feet and a new Private Street Intersecting With Clemo Avenue. The Final Map Includes Access and Utility Easements. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in Accordance With Guideline Section 15268(b)(3) (Ministerial Projects)

6. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C15155378 With Carollo Engineers for Engineering Services During Construction of the old Pumping Plant Rehabilitation Project at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant to Extend the Contract Term Through September 30, 2018 – Capital Improvement Program Project WQ-80021

7. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 10.56 (Special Speed Zones) of Title 10 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Reduce the Posted Speed Limit Near Private Schools (FIRST READING: February 5, 2018 PASSED (9-0)

8. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Sections 4.42.190 (Taxi Meters) and 4.42.200 (Schedule of Rates, Display) of Chapter 4.42 of Title 4 (Business and License Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Allow Taxicab Service to be Prearranged by Mobile Device Application and Internet Online Service (FIRST READING: February 5, 2018 PASSED 9-0)

9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 18.42.040 of Title 18 (Zoning) to Conform With new State Laws Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and Finding the Changes Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.17 and CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b), 15301, 1503 and 15305. The Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Approval of These Amendments on November 29, 2017 (FIRST READING: January 29, 2018 PASSED: 8-1 Holman no)

10. Adoption of a Resolution to Establish Yangpu District, Shanghai as a Sister City to Palo Alto



Action Items

11. Downtown Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program Status Update

12. Approval of the City of Palo Alto Utilities 2018 Strategic PlanPOSTPONED



13. Colleagues’ Memo From Council Members DuBois, Filseth, Scharff, and Tanaka on Fiscal Transparency in Labor Negotiators 

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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