City Council

January 25th, 2016


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

1. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Measure A Update



City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Approval of Minutes

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the January 11, 2016 Council  Meeting

Consent Calendar

3. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Extend the Term of the Construction Inspection Services Contract With Canus Corporation (C13145442) to July 31, 2016 With no Change to the Total Amount

4. Review and Acceptance of Annual Status Report on Development Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2015

5. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the Auditor’s Office Quarterly Report as of September 30, 2015

6. Finance Committee Recommendation to Accept Macias Gini & O’Connell’s Audit of the City of Palo Alto’s Financial Statements as of June 30, 2015, and Management Letter

7. Approval of a Contract With O’Grady Paving Inc. in the Amount of $1,988,344 for the FY 2016 Alma Street and Middlefield Road Paving Project

8. Approval of Amendment Number Two to Contract Number C14149978 With Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners in the Amount of $42,000 to Complete/Provide Downtown Cap Study Policy Recommendations and Analyze Scope of Downtown Basement Conversions to Office Space

9. Approval of Amendment Number Three to the Palo Alto-Stanford Fire Protection Agreement With the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Extending the Term for One Year for a Total Fee of $6.5 Million, and Amendment of the FY 2016 Budget to Reduce the General Fund Budget Stabilization Reserve by $675,000 to Offset a Reduction in FY 2016 Fire Department Revenues (CONTINUED FROM DECEMBER 7 and 14, 2015

10. Approve and Authorize the City Manager or His Designee to Execute a 25-year Lease Agreement With Annual Lease Payments of $20,000 Between the City and Komuna Palo Alto, LLC Covering Four City-Owned Parking Structures for: (1) Construction and Operation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, With the Potential to be a Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Program Participant; and (2) Installation of City-Owned Electric Vehicle Chargers and Infrastructure

11. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation Regarding 2016 City Council Priority Setting and Annual Retreat

12. SECOND READING: 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 (FIRST READING: January 11, 2016 PASSED: 9-0)

13. SECOND READING: 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 (FIRST READING: January 11, 2016 PASSED: 9-0)

14. Approval of Agreement With Empowerment Institute on Cool Block Small Pilot Program

15. Review and Approval of a Draft Process Letter From the City of Palo Alto to the California High Speed Rail Authority and Caltrain

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Study Session

16. Study Session With Stefan Heck Regarding Innovation, Energy, and Transportation Issues



17. Study Session Regarding Ongoing Preparation of a Sustainability/Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) to Update and Replace the City’s 2007 Climate Protection Plan



18. Study Session on the Parks, Trails, Natural Open Space and Recreation Master Plan

19. FY 2015 Performance Report, the National Citizen Survey, and Citizen Centric Report (Moved to another meeting)

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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