City Council

June 27th, 2016


Call to Order

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

1. Approval of Action Minutes for the June 13, 2016 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

2. Approval of a Contract Amendment With Cypress Security, Inc. (C16160138A) in the Amount of $884,552 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1,323,992 and Extend the Term of the Agreement to December 31, 2016

3. Finance Committee Recommendation That Council Adopt a Resolution Adopting a Net Energy Metering Successor Rate E-EEC-1 (Export Electricity Compensation), Establishing the Net Energy Metering Transition Policy, and Amending Rule and Regulation 2 (Definitions and Abbreviations) and 29 (Net Energy Metering and Interconnection)

4. Approval of Budget Amendments in the General Fund’s Transportation Contingency Fund and in the Capital Fund in the Amount of $45,000 for Citywide Engineering and Traffic Speed Surveys

5. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute a Purchase Order With CSC Integrations in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $207,025 for an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) to Improve Safety Along the Caltrain Right of Way in the City of Palo Alto and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment in Fiscal Year 2016 General Fund

6. Adoption of a Resolution Amending Utilities Rate Schedule E-15 (Electric Service Connections) and Rules and Regulations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15 18, 20, 23, and 24 (Adoption of Rules, Definitions and Abbreviations, Description of Utility Services, Application of Service, Service Contracts, Establishment and Reestablishment of Credit, Deposits, Access to Premises, Discontinuance, Termination and Restoration of Service, Meter Reading, Billing, Adjustments, and Payment of Bills, Metering, Utility Service Connections and Facilities on Customers’ Premises, Special Electric Utility Regulations, Special Wastewater Utility Regulations, and Special Refuse Service Regulations)

7. Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation That the City Council Adopt a Resolution Amending the Net Surplus Electricity Compensation Rate (E-NSE-1)

8. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager or his Designee to Execute the Off-Taker Generation Percentage Protection Amendment to the City’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) With Shiloh I Wind Project LLC (Shiloh PPA) and Delegation of Authority to the City Manager to Execute Documents Necessary to Administer the Shiloh PPA and the City’s Five PPAs Associated With Landfill Gas to Energy Projects

9. Approval of and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute a Master License Agreement for use of City-Controlled Space on Utility Poles and Streetlight Poles and in Conduits With GTE Mobilnet of California Limited Partnership, DBA Verizon Wireless for a Combined Initial and Potential Extension Term of 20 Years

10. Approval of the Purchase of All Rights, Title, and Interest Held By Globe Wireless at Property Known as Baylands ITT Transmitter Site, Assessor Parcel Numbers: 008-05-001 And 008-05-004 From Globe Wireless Located at 2601 East Bayshore Road And Approve an Amendment to the Budget in the General Fund  Memo

11. Adoption of a Resolution Determining the Proposed Calculation of the Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2017

12. Approval of a Construction Contract for the Lucie Stern Buildings Mechanical and Electrical Upgrades, Capital Improvements Program Project PE-14015, With Iron Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $2,239,781 and Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C13148737 With Advance Design Consultants Inc. in the Amount of $349,512 for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $670,267 for Construction Phase Services

13. Approval of Amendment Number 3 to Contract Number C14153012 With Metropolitan Planning Group to add $440,000 for a Total Not-toExceed Amount of $940,000 for Support of Planning Review of Architectural Review Applications

14. Approval of Amendment Number 5 to Contract Number S13149754 to add $85,000 for a Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $421,000 and Amendment Number 3 to Contract Number S15155809 to add $45,000 for a Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $95,000 With Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP Public Law Group for Labor Negotiations Services and to Extend Both Contract Terms to June 30, 2017

15. Approval of a Contract With West Coast Arborists, Inc., in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $3,680,960 for Three Years for Tree Pruning and Removal Services on a Ten Year Maintenance Cycle

16. Adoption of a Resolution Adopting the 2017-2019 Management & Professional Compensation Plan



Action Items

21. Review of Recommendations From the Storm Drain Blue Ribbon Committee Regarding Future Storm Water Management Funding and Request for Council Direction on Whether to Proceed With a Proposition 218 Hearing and Property Owner Ballot-by-Mail to Approve Future Storm Water Management Rates (Continued From June 6, 2016)



18. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, the County of Santa Clara and the City of Palo Alto to Provide up to $14.5 Million in City Affordable Housing Funds in Support of the Housing Authority’s Potential Acquisition of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park for Deed Restricted Affordable Housing, From June 28, 2016 Through June 28, 2018; Authorize the City Manager to Implement MOU Subject to Council Conditions and Reporting



19. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: to Hear Objections to the Levy of Proposed Assessments on the Palo Alto Downtown Business Improvement District; Adoption of a Resolution Confirming the Report of the Advisory Board and Levying Assessment for Fiscal Year 2017 on the Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District; and Possible Council Direction on Next Steps (Continued From June 6, 2016)



17. Consideration of Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations, Review of Polling, and Discussion and Direction on Potential 2016 Business Tax to Fund Transportation and Parking Improvements, Including Alternative Timing Options, Elements of Measure, Preliminary Revenue Estimates, and Potential Projects and Impacts

20. PUBLIC HEARING: 1601 California Avenue [15PLN-00500]: Request by The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University to Amend the Final Map for Tract Number 10281 Recorded January 2015 for the 1451-1601 California Avenue Development, Which Includes a Total of 180 Dwelling Units. Environmental Assessment: City of Palo Alto/Stanford Development Agreement and Lease Project Environmental Impact Report (State Clearinghouse No. 2003082103) Zoning District: Research Park and Alternative Standards Overlay Two (RP(AS2)) District (Continued to June 28, 2016)

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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