City Council

October 26th, 2015


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Study Session on Status of Palo Alto Bicycle and Pedestrian Program



Special Orders of the Day

2. Appointment of Candidates to the Architectural Review Board and the Planning and Transportation Commission

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the May 18, 2015, May 26, 2015, May 27 2015, June 1, 2015, and June 8, 2015 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

4. Adoption of a Resolution to Adopt the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Design Guidelines

5. Approval of a Two-Year Contract With SZS Consulting Group for the ADA Transition Plan Update With Funding for the First Year Not to Exceed $164,923 and a Total Contract Amount Not to Exceed $251,141, Capital Improvement Program Project PF-93009

6. Adoption of Two Resolutions to: (1) Formally Adopt the Methodology for Calculating the City’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) Cap, and (2) Amend Utilities Rule and Regulations 2 and 29; and Delegation of Authority to the City Manager to Update Associated NEM Agreements to Incorporate the NEM Cap Definition, as Needed

7. Approval of Comments on the Salt Pond Restoration Project Phase 2 Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement

8. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Amending Chapters 18.18 Downtown Commercial (CD) District and 18.52, Parking and Loading Requirements, to Eliminate Certain Parking Exemptions within the Downtown Area (FIRST READING: October 5, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)

9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Interim Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Adding Section 18.85.200 (Annual Office Limit) to Chapter 18.85 Entitled “Interim Zoning Ordinances” Imposing an Office Annual Limit of 50,000 Net New Square Feet in Designated Areas of City (FIRST READING: September 21, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)

10. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Amending Chapters 18.04, 18.08 and 18.30 of Palo Alto Municipal Code to Amend Retail Zoning Regulations for the (CC2) California Avenue District (FIRST READING: September 12, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)



Action Items

10a. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Chapter 18.79 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code Related to Development Project Preliminary Review Procedures. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Section 15305 of the CEQA Guidelines (Continued from August 24, 2015 and October 19, 2015)



11. Recommendation to Adopt a Healthy Cities, Healthy Communities Resolution to Define and Support the 2015 Council Priority Healthy Cities, Healthy Communities



12. Council Direction on Selection of Voting Delegate for the National League of Cities Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Closed Session


Authority – Governmental Code section 54956.9(d)(2)

Subject – Charges for Stanford Fire Protection Services


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