City Council

September 15th, 2015


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-Existing Litigation Joanne Jacobs v. City of Palo Alto, Santa Clara Superior Court, Case No. 1-15-CV-275467 Subject Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)





Special Orders of the Day

2. Presentation of Proclamation to Midpen Media Center Honoring the Center’s 25th, Anniversary





3. Selection of Applicants to Interview on September 29, 2015 for the Architectural Review Board, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Planning and Transportation Commission

Oral Communications





Action Items

16. Update to Council on Business Registry and Council Discussion and Direction Regarding Phase 2





Study Session

4. Finance Committee Recommends the City Council Review the Assessment Results of the Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) Needs; Review Recommendation to Plan for the Acquisition of a New Integrated Government-oriented ERP System and Separate Provisioning of Utilities Billing Systems (Continued to a date uncertain)

At Place Memo

5. 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





6. Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Presentation and Council Discussion Regarding Potential 2016 Santa Clara County Transportation Funding Measure





Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Consent Calendar

7.  Approval of Amendment Number 4 to Contract C08125506 With the Planning Center | DCE, Now Known as Placeworks, to Increase the Contract by $482,612 to an Amount Not to Exceed $2,377,343 and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance

8. Approval of a Five-Year Contract Number C16159540 With Palo Alto Community Child Care, Inc. (PACCC) for Management of the City’s Child Care Subsidy Program in the Amount of $459,841 Per Fiscal Year

9 Approval of a Five-Year Contract Number C16159539 With Avenidas, inc. for Provision of Comprehensive Services to Older Adults in the Amount of $453,897 Per Fiscal Year

10. Approval of an Agreement for Professional Services With EES Consulting, Inc. in a Not to Exceed Amount of $200,000 for the Performance of Electric Utility Financial Planning and Rate Consulting Service on an On-Call Task Order Basis for Fiscal Year 2016 through Fiscal Year 2020

11. Approval of $43,125 for Expenses Associated With the Creative Ecology Project at the Palo Alto Art Center and Junior Museum & Zoo for Fiscal Year 2016 and Adoption of the Associated Budget Amendment Ordinance

12. Finance Committee Recommendation That the City Council Approve Design Guidelines for the 2015 Cost of Service Analysis

13. Authorize the Mayor to Sign, on Behalf of the City, Letters to the “Compact of Mayors” (Global) and the “Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda” (Domestic), Committing to Climate-Related Actions the City has Already Undertaken or Set in Motion, and Calling on the President of the United States to Pursue the Strongest Possible Climate Agreement at the Upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, France

At-Place Memo

14. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Initiate Neighborhood Engagement Activities by Conduction Town Hall Meetings, Adopting Changes to the Know Your Neighbors Grant Program, Referring the Co-Sponsorship Agreement and Discussion of Additional Initiatives to Policy and Services Committee, and Transferring $35,000 from City Council Contingency to the City Manager’s Office

15. Appointment of Julia Moran to the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Plan Update





Action Items

17. League of California Cities Annual Conference Adoption of Resolutions

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements



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