City Council

January 12th, 2015


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Presentation From Caltrain Staff on Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project Final Environmental Impact Report





Special Orders of the Day

2. Presentation Regarding the Community Services Department’s Summer Programs

3. Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Expressing Appreciation to Greg Betts Upon His Retirement





Oral Communications

Consent Calendar

4. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute an Electric Fund Construction Contract with Pacheco Line Builders, Inc. for a Not To Exceed Amount of $3,000,000 for Three Years, $1,000,000 per year, for Electric Construction Services, Including Maintenance and Minor System Improvement Work on the City’s Overhead Electric Distribution System, and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2015 to Provide Appropriation in the Amount of $500,000

5. Approval of a Contract With Spencon Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $1,458,610.30 for the FY 2015 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Repairs Project

6. Approval of Contract No. C15156020 With CH2M HILL in the Total Amount Not to Exceed $2,301,221 to Provide Design & Environmental Consulting Services for Sludge Dewatering and Load Out Facility at Regional Water Quality Control Plant – Capital Improvement Program Project WQ- 14001; and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Amount of $1,942,651 to Provide Additional Appropriation for the Biosolids Facility Project, WQ- 14001

7. Approval of a Contract with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated For Sierra, a Hosted Integrated Library System For the Palo Alto City Library For a First Year Cost Not to Exceed $188,814, and Full Contract to Last Not More Than Seven Years (2015-2022) For a Total Amount Not To Exceed $950,301 (CIP Project TE-11001)

8. Request for Authorization to Increase Legal Services Agreement with the law firm of Goldfarb & Lipman LLP by an additional $150,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $380,000 and Adoption of a related Residential Housing In-Lieu Fund Budget Amendment Ordinance

9. Approval of a Short Form Agreement for Revenue Contracts between the City of Palo Alto and the Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Mid-Peninsula, Inc. Concerning the Use of the Gymnasium Facilities and Associated Fees for the Facility Use at the Cubberley Community Center for Jointly Supported Cardiac Therapy Programs

10. Review and Acceptance of Annual Status Report on Development Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2014

11. Adoption of an Ordinance Governing Public Art for Municipal Projects





Action Items

12. Council Action on Preliminary Matters Regarding the Application to Close the Buena Vista Mobilehome Park: (1) Determination of the Owner’s Request to Dismiss the Residents Association’s Appeal of the Hearing Officer Decision; (2) Adoption of Procedures to Govern the Appeal; and (3) Direction to Staff regarding Scheduling the Appeal





13. Authorization for the Mayor to Sign a Letter Commenting on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (DEIR) for the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Bus Rapid Transit





Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

14. Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Approving the City of Palo Alto Utilities Legislative Policy Guidelines

15. Review and Approval of the Draft Legislative Program Manual and Draft Semi-Annual Legislative Strategic Initiatives

City Manager Comments

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Closed Session

16. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY– EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Sipple v. City of Alameda, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC 462270 Subject Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)



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