City Council

October 6th 2014

Call to Order

Study Session:

1. City Council Study Session with Senator Jerry Hill




2. Planned Community (PC) Zoning Reform




Special Orders of the Day:

4. Community Partnership Presentation by Gamble Garden

Agenda Changes, Additions & Deletions

City Manager Comments




Oral Communications

Minutes Approval: August 18, 2014

Consent Calendar:

5. Staff and Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Approving Revisions to the City of Palo Alto Energy Risk Management Policy

6. Approval of a Water Enterprise Fund Professional Services Contract with G&E Engineering Systems, Inc. in a Not to Exceed Amount of $268,400 for the Performance of a Water System Condition Assessment Master Study and a Seismic Master Study (WS-11003)

7. Approval of Amendment to the Lease with R &T Restaurant Corporation for Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course Restaurant, 1875 Embarcadero Road and Adoption of Related Budget Amendment Ordinance in the General Fund

8. Approval of a Contract with the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority in the Amount of $500,000 for the Baylands Levee Improvements Feasibility Study, Capital Improvement Program Project PE-15028

9. Approval of a Purchase Order with Owen Equipment in a Not to Exceed Amount of $785,469 for the Purchase of Two Vacuum/Flush Trucks (Scheduled Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Capital Improvement Program VR-13000)

10. Approval of Resolution Extending the Crescent Park No Overnight Parking Boundaries and Program Trial for Additional 12 Months

11. Response to the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the City of East Palo Alto General Plan Update

12. Request for Approval of a Three-Year Blanket Purchase Order with Granite Rock Company in the Total Amount of $1,060,830 to be the Primary Supplier of Asphalt Concrete Products and Request for Approval of a Three-Year Blanket Purchase Order with Granite Construction Company in the Total Amount of $270,000 to be the Secondary Supplier of Asphalt Concrete Products, with Both Blanket Purchase Orders Supplying the Public Works and Utilities Departments From September 22, 2014 through September 21, 2017 (Continued From September 22, 2014)

13. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 2.28.090 (Lapse of Appropriation) of Chapter 2.28 (Fiscal Procedures), Repealing Section 2.08.145 (Consultation with City Auditor) and Amending Section 2.08.150 (Department of Administrative Services) of Section 2.08 (Officers and Departments) (First Reading: September 22, 2014 PASSED: 9-0)

14. Approval of Annual Williamson Act Contracts and Acceptance of Nonrenewal Notice from Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for 5061, 5065, 22601 Skyline Boulevard

15. Adoption of an Ordinance Creating a Business Registry in the City of Palo Alto and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2015 for Costs Related to the Implementation of a Business Registration Program for all Businesses Occupying Commercial Space Within the City and Amendment to the Municipal Fee Schedule and Administrative Penalty Schedule




Action Items:

16. Public Hearing: Adoption of an Ordinance Establishing Underground Utility District No. 46 (Arastradero Road/ El Camino Real/ W. Charleston Road) by amending Section 12.16.02 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code

17. Council Review and Direction to Staff Regarding the Risk Assessment for Storing and Handling Hazardous Materials at 607-811 Hansen Way (CPI) and Possible Zoning Ordinance Amendments




Special Orders of the Day:

3. Selection of Applicants to Interview on October 15, 2014 for the Architectural Review Board and the Historic Resources Board, and Selection of Applicants to Interview on October 22, 2014 for the Planning and Transportation Commission

Action Items:

18. Policy Discussion on Whether to Conduct a Closed Session Prior to an Open Session to Discuss the 2014-2015 Management & Professional Compensation Plan; Possible Referral to Policy & Services Regarding Closed/Open Session Practice for Compensation Matters

19. Cubberley Community Center Lease Status and Update

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments & Announcements

Closed Session:



Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 94306 (including 8 acres owned by the City of Palo Alto and remaining acres owned by the Palo Alto Unified School District); and Ventura School site, 3990 Ventura Court, Palo Alto 94306

Agency Negotiators:

James Keene, Lalo Perez, Joe Saccio, Hamid Ghaemmaghami, Greg Betts, Rob De Geus, Thomas Fehrenbach, Molly Stump

Negotiating Parties:

City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Unified School District

Under Negotiation:

Lease and/or Purchase/Sale*

*Purchase/sale is listed to comply with Brown Act legal requirements, and include other trabsactions such as easements, options, rights of first refusal and land exchanges. The City os not considering selling any of its interests in Cubberley or Ventura.

21. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY – EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Sterling Park, L.P. v. City of Palo Alto, et al. Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No.109-CV-154134 Subject Authority: Government Code section 54956.9


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