City Council

September 12th, 2016


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS, CALIFORNIA Property: U.S. Post Office, 380 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto 94301 Agency Negotiators: James Keene Negotiating Parties: City of Palo Alto and United States Post Office Under Negotiation: Purchase and Lease: Price and Terms of Payment



Study Session

2. 2755 El Camino Real (16PLN-00234): Request by Windy Hills Property Ventures for a Prescreening of Their Proposal to Re-zone the Subject Property at the Corner of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road From Public Facility (PF) to Another Zoning District That Would Allow Development of a Building With Approximately 60 Small Dwelling Units and 45 Parking Spaces



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications

Consent Calendar

3. Approval of Amendment Number 3 to Contract Number C14153010 With Arnold Mammarella Architecture and Consulting to add $190,001 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $975,000 for a Three Year Contract Supporting Planning Review of Individual Review Applications

4. Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Residential Housing Fund for the Rehabilitation of 110-130 El Dorado Avenue Consistent With Prior Loan Approval and Approval of an Exemption Under Section 15301 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines

5. Authorize the Acquisition of the Below Market Rate (BMR) Unit Located at 4250 El Camino Way, Unit A310 From Wells Fargo Bank for the Purpose of Preservation for the Amount of $190,000 Plus Closing Costs and Approve a Budget Amendment in the Below Market Rate Emergency Fund and Approval of an Exemption Under Section 15326 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines



Action Items

6. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution Adopting the Professorville Historic District Design Guidelines. The Guidelines Will be Used by the Historic Resources Board (HRB) and City Staff When Reviewing Development Applications to Evaluate the Compatibility of Proposed Changes With the Historic Character of Professorville. The HRB Recommends Council Approval of the Guidelines. The Project is Exempt From the Provisions of CEQA per Class 8 Categorical Exemption, Which Applies to Actions Taken by Regulatory Agencies, as Authorized by State or Local Ordinance, to Assure the Maintenance, Restoration, Enhancement, or Protection of the Environment Where the Regulatory Process Involves Procedures for Protection of the Environment




7. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Approving Revisions to the Number and Wording of the Architectural Review Findings in Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapter 18.76 and Approval of an Exemption Under Sections 15061 and 15305 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines. The Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Council Approval of the Ordinance



8. Approval of the Recommended City Position for the 2016 League of California Cities Resolution

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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