City Council

January 11th, 2016


Call to Order

Closed Session


Authority: Govt Code 54956.9(d)(1)

Wells Fargo Bank v. City of Palo Alto, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 1-13-CV-238764

Monroe Place v. City of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 1-13-CV-247320

Petition Requesting State Water Resources Control Board Review of Region 2’s Re-Issuance of Municipal Regional Permit Regulating Stormwater Run-off (NPDES No. CAS612008)



Special Orders of the Day

2. City of Palo Alto Certified as a Storm Ready Community



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the December 7, 9, and 14, 2015 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

4. Finance Committee Recommendation to Council to Continue the PV Partners Program Until the State Legislative Requirements Set Forth in the California Million Solar Roof Bill Have Been Fulfilled

5. Finance Committee Recommendation That the City Council Approve Design Guidelines for the Net Energy Metering Successor Program

At-Place Memo

6. Approval of a Purchase Order With American Truck & Trailer Body (AT&TB) in an Amount not to Exceed $687,638 for the Purchase of Three 2016 Peterbilt 337 Extended Cab Chassis Including AT&TB Maintenance, Construction Service Body and Approve Budget Amendments in the Water Fund, Gas Fund, Wastewater Fund, and Vehicle Equipment and Replacement Fund

7. Approval of a Contract With Siegfried for a Total Amount not to Exceed $92,004 for Design and Construction Support Services for the Quarry Road Improvements and Transit Center Access Project and Approval of a Transfer From the Stanford University Medical Center Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund and Creation of CIP Project PL-16000 to Provide an Appropriation of $92,004 to the Quarry Road Improvements and Transit Center Access Project in the Capital Improvement Program

8. Approval of Contract Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C15154454 With Integrated Design 360 for Project Management and Analysis Services Associated With an Electrification Feasibility Study, and Adoption of Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Amount of $145,000

9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Re-Titling and Amending Municipal Code Chapter 5.30 (Plastic Foam and Non-Recyclable Food Service Containers and Packaging Items) to Prohibit Sale of Non-Recyclable Plastic Foam at Retail Establishments Such as Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Mail Service Stores and Hardware Stores (FIRST READING: December 7, 2015 PASSED: 7-0 Scharff not participating, Burt absent)

10. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 18.08.040 (Zoning Map and District Boundaries) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Change the Classification of Certain Properties on Greer Road, Amarillo Avenue, Metro Circle and Moffet Circle, a Portion of That Property Know as Greer Park, Tract Number 796, From R-1 to R-1-S (FIRST READING: November 30, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)

11. Adoption of the City of Palo Alto Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Update of Membership of the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council

12. Approval of Contract Change Order Number 2 to Contract Number S14151060 in the Amount of $150,000 With Monterey Mechanical Company for On-Call Emergency Construction Services at the WQCP, Capital Improvement Program Project WQ-80021, for a Total Compensation not to Exceed $400,000

13. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Council for Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.14 (Smoking and Tobacco Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Include E-Cigarettes, Change Signage Language, and Include Additional Enforcement Options

14. Approval of a Contract for the Downtown Paid Parking Study and Downtown Parking Management Evaluation With Dixon Resources for $100,000

15. SECOND READING: Approval of Planning Codes Update Ordinance to Amend Land Use Related Portions of Titles 16 and 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code. The Affected Chapters of Title 16 Include Title 16 (Building Regulations), Chapters 16.20 (Signs), 16.24 (Fences), and 16.57 (In-Lieu Parking Fees for New Non-Residential Development in the Commercial Downtown (CD) Zoning District), and Title 18 (Zoning), Chapters 18.01 (Adoption, Purposes and Enforcement), 18.04 (Definitions), 18.08 (Designation and Establishment of Districts), 18.10 (Low Density Residential RE, R-2 and RMD Districts), 18.12 (R-1, Single Family Residence District), 18.13 (Multiple Family Residential RM-15, RM-30, RM-40 Districts), 18.14 (Below Market Rate Housing Program), 18.15 (Residential Density Bonus), 18.16 (Neighborhood, Community, and Service Commercial CN, CC and CS Districts), 18.18 (Downtown Commercial CD Districts), 18.20 (Office, Research and Manufacturing MOR, ROLM, RP and GM District), 18.23 (Performance Criteria for Multiple Family, Commercial, Manufacturing and Planned Community Districts), 18.31 (CEQA Review – a new Chapter), 18.34 (PTOD Combing District Regulations), 18.40 (General Standards and Exceptions), 18.52 (Parking and Loading Requirements), 18.70 (Non-conforming Uses and Non-complying Facilities) and 18.77 (Processing of Permits and Approvals)

16. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending the Table of Organization for Fiscal Year 2016 to Incorporate Classification Title and Salary Changing the Name of the Classification From “Traffic Operations Lead” to ” Traffic Engineering Lead (FIRST READING: December 14, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)

17. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Municipal code Section 2.07.010 to Update Post Government Employment Regulations to Include all City Department Heads (FIRST READING: December 14, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)

18. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Title 5 (Health and Sanitation) and Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Require all Businesses to Subscribe to Recycling and Compost Services and Comply With Refuse Sorting Requirements

19. Adoption of Resolutions Approving Terms of Agreement With the Palo Alto Police Managers’ Association and Amending the Merit System Rules and Regulations to add Chapter 19 (PMA Agreement)

At-Place Memo



Action Items

20. PUBLIC HEARING: On Objections to Weed Abatement and Adoption of Resolution Ordering Weed Nuisance Abated



21. PUBLIC HEARING: Approval of a Record of Land Use Action for a Variance to Allow for a Reduction in the Required Front Setback (Contextual) From 37 Feet 1-1/4 Inches to 32 Feet for a new Two-Story Single Family Residence Located at 224 Churchill Avenue. Exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)



22. PUBLIC HEARING: Approval of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and Record of Land Use Action to Allow Demolition of Four Existing Structures Totaling 265,895 Square Feet and for Construction of Four Two-Story Office Buildings Totaling 265,895 Square Feet of Floor Area With Below and At-Grade Parking and Other Site Improvements. Zoning District: Research Park (RP) Located at 1050 Page Mill Road. Environmental Assessment: A Final Environmental Impact Report has Been Prepared

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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