City Council

February 2nd, 2015


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

1. Community Partner Presentation: West Bay Opera at the Lucie Stern Community Theatre





Study Sesssion

2. Potential List of Topics for Joint Meeting with the City Council and Library Advisory Commission

3. Prescreening of a Proposal to Re-zone the Former VTA Park and Ride Lot at 2755 El Camino Real From Public Facility (PF) to Community Commercial (CC(2)) with a Concurrent Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation Amendment From Major Institution/Special Facilities to Regional Community Commercial, Allowing Development of a Four Story Mixed-use Building With Below Grade Parking





Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications





Consent Calendar

4. Approval of Stanford University Medical Center Annual Report and Compliance with the Development Agreement

5. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.14 (Smoking and Tobacco Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Establish New Smoking Restrictions for Outdoor Commercial Areas, Outdoor Eating Areas, Public Events, Work Sites and Service Locations; Include Penalty Escalation for Repeat Offenders; Require Cigarette Butt Receptacles and Signage Immediately Adjacent and Within Areas Covered by the Ban, Including Designated Smoking Areas (First Reading: December 15, 2014 PASSED: 9-0)

6. Appeal of Director of Planning and Community Environment’s Individual Review Approval of a New Two-Story Home located at 3864 Corina Way

7. Palo Alto Shuttle and Rideshare Program for the Future (Staff Requests Item be Continued to the Study Session of March 2, 2015)

8. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting March 2, 2015 for a Public Hearing for Objections to Proposed Weed Abatement

9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Governing Public Art in Municipal Projects (First Reading: January 12, 2015, PASSED: 9-0)

10. Approval of Staff Work Plan Developed in Response to the December 15, 2014 City Council Colleagues Memo on Climate Action Plan Implementation Strategies to Reduce Use of Natural Gas and Gasoline Through Fuel Switching to Carbon Free Electricity





Action Items

11. Council Update Regarding City’s Technology and the Connected City Initiative, Including the Status of the City’s Participation in the Google Fiber City Checklist Process; and Approval of and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute Two Professional Services Contracts with Columbia Telecommunications dba CTC Technology & Energy for Consulting Services for (1) a Fiber-to-the-Premise Master Plan in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $144,944 and (2) a Complementary Wireless Network Plan in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $131,650; and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Fiber Optics Fund in the Amount of $276,594





12. Adoption of a Resolution Scheduling the City Council Vacation and Winter Closure for 2015

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements



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