City Council

August 24th, 2015


Call to Order

Closed Session


City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Ed Shikada, Suzanne Mason, Kathy Shen, Frank Lee, Nancy Nagel, Dania Torres Wong, Sandra Blanch, Lalo Perez, David Ramberg, Joe Saccio, Molly Stump, Walter Rossman, Eric Nickel, Catherine Capriles, Geo Blackshire, Albert Yang, Natalie Korthamar, Dennis Burns)

Employee Organizations: Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA) and Employee Organization: International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; Palo Alto Police Manager’s Association (PAPMA)

Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments





Oral Communications





Consent Calendar

2. Adoption of an Ordinance Changing the End of Term Date for Commissioners Serving on the Human Relations Commission, Library Advisory Commission, Public Art Commission and Utilities Advisory Commission from April 30 to May 31 of Various Years and Making Minor Non-substantive Language Changes

3. Approval of an Amendment to the Office of Emergency Services Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information (C4I) Critical Emergency Response Contract Number C13149763 to Add an Additional $25,000 in Funding to the Contract for a Total Not to Exceed Amount of $275,000

4. Policy & Services Committee and Staff Recommendation that the City Council Authorize a Request for Proposals for; a Technical Study of Increased Air Traffic Noise, to Designate a Council Member to Act as a Liaison to Engage in Regional Mitigation and Advocacy Efforts, Adopt a Resolution Urging the Federal Aviation Administration to Address Increased Aircraft Noise in Palo Alto, and Direct Staff to Engage in Additional Outreach, Coordination and Advocacy Activities Regarding Aircraft Noise

5. SECOND READING: Adoption (with Minor Staff-Initiated Changes Following First Reading) of an Ordinance Deleting Section 18.42.110 of Chapter 18.42 of Title 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Adding a New Section 18.42.110 Pertaining to the Siting and Permitting Wireless Communications Facilities; Exempt from California Environmental Quality Act under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b) and 15301, 15302 and 15305. (FIRST READING: June 29, 2015, Passed: 8-0, Dubois absent)

6. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Palo Alto and Caltrain Regarding Vegetation Removal and Fencing Enhancements and an Intrusion Detection Camera System Beta Test in the Caltrain Corridor in Palo Alto and the Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance





Action Items

7. Recommendation to Adopt an Ordinance Implementing a Local Minimum Wage Requirement of $11.00 by January 1, 2016 and Discussion of Collaborating With Other Cities to Implement a Regional Minimum Wage of $15.00 Per Hour by 2018

At-Pace Memo





8. Approval of Response to Grand Jury Report “A Slow Rising Emergency – Sea Level Rise”





9. Approval of Response to Grand Jury Report on Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Residents





10. PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance to Amend Chapters 18.38, PC Planned Community District Regulations, and 18.79, Development Project Preliminary Review Procedures; Exempt from CEQA under CEQA Guidelines 15061

Attachment B

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements



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