City Council

April 20th, 2015


Call to Order

Closed Session


City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Molly Stump, Kathy Shen, Melissa Tronquet, Dania Torres Wong, Sandra Blanch, David Ramberg, Joe Saccio, Walter Rossmann, Eric Nickel, Dennis Burns)

Employee Organizations: Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319

Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)

Study Session

2. Joint Study Session of the City Council and the Utilities Advisory Commission



3. Annual Earth Day Report Study Session and Sustainability/Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) Update



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

February 23, 2015

March 2, 2015

March 9, 2015

Consent Calendar

5. Finance Committee Recommends Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance Amending the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 to Adjust Budgeted Revenues and Expenditures in Accordance with the Recommendations in the FY 2015 Midyear Budget Review Report and to Adopt a Resolution to Amend the Compensation Plan for the Management/Professional Group to Add a Principal Attorney

6. Staff Recommendation that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Amending Gas Rate Schedule G-10 (Compressed Natural Gas Service to Recover Cap-and-Trade Regulatory Compliance Costs and Approving New Palo AltoGreen Gas Rate Schedule G-10-G (Compressed Natural Green Gas Service)

7. Approval of Three Contracts with: 1) Delta Dental for Dental Claim Administration; 2) Vision Service Plan for Vision Claim Administration and Fully Insured Vision Plan; and 3) Life Insurance Company of North America (CIGNA) for Underwriting of the City of Palo Alto’s Group Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), and Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) Plans for up to Three Years for Each Contract

8. Approval of Loan Documents and Agreements Providing $1,000,000 for the Rehabilitation of the Stevenson House and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Residential Housing In-Lieu Fund for this Purpose

9. Adoption of Amended Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.14 (Smoking and Tobacco Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Establish New Outdoor Smoking Restrictions in Commercial Areas and Outdoor Dining



Action Items

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of Ordinances Amending Chapters 16.14, 16.17, and 16.18 to Adopt Local Amendments to the California Green Building Code and the California Energy Code



11. Colleagues’ Memo from Mayor Holman, Council Members Burt, Schmid, and Wolbach Regarding Strengthening City Engagement with Neighborhoods (Continued from March 16, 2015)



12. Discussion and Appointment of a Council Member to the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) and the Bay Area Regional Water System Financing Authority

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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