City Council


October 4th, 2016

 

Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY Existing Litigation – 1 Matter Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) Eileen Staats v. City of Palo Alto Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 1:15-cv-284956

 

 

Study Session

2. Potential List of Topics for Joint Meeting With the City Council and the Library Advisory Commission (LAC)

 

 

Special Orders of the Day

3. Appointment of two Candidates to the Planning and Transportation Commission for Terms Ending December 15, 2020 and one Candidate to the Planning and Transportation Commission for an Unexpired Term Ending December 15, 2018

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications

 

 

Minutes Approval

4. Approval of Action Minutes for the September 19, 2016 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

5. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager or his Designee to Approve a Base Contract for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas With Sequent Energy Management, LP, and to Purchase a Portion of the City’s Natural Gas Requirements Under Specified Terms and Conditions During Calendar Years 2016 Through 2022

6. Adoption of a Resolution Approving the Standard Form Natural Gas Purchase and Sales Agreement With Special Terms and Conditions (“Standard Form Master Agreement”)

7. Approval of a two Year Professional Services Contract Number C16163563 With Mott MacDonald Group for Rail Program Management Services to Allow for Multiple Specific Orders With a Total No-to-Exceed Amount of $1,614,763

8. Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute Contract Number C17165053 With Salas O’Brien, in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $217,800 for Design Services for the Municipal Service Center Mechanical, Electrical, and Lighting Improvements, and Zero Waste Office Renovation Capital Improvements Program Project PF-16006

9. Adoption of a Resolution Amending and Restating the Administrative Penalty Schedule and Civil Penalty Schedules for Certain Violations of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and the California Vehicle Code Established by Resolution Number 9554

9a. Appointment of Utilities General Manager (Director of Utilities)/Assistant City Manager, Approval of Amendment to Employment Agreement and Approval of Recommended Staffing Reorganization in the City Manager’s Office and the Utilities Department

 

 

Action Items

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of Nine Ordinances to Adopt 2016 California Building Codes, Local Amendments, and Related Updates: (1) Repealing Chapter 16.04 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Amending Title 16 to Adopt a New Chapter 16.04, California Building Code, California Historical Building Code, and California Existing Building Code, 2016 Editions, and Local Amendments and Related Findings; (2) Repealing Chapter 16.05 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Amending Title 16 to Adopt a New Chapter 16.05, California Mechanical Code, 2016 Edition, and Local Amendments and Related Findings; (3) Repealing Chapter 16.06 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Amending Title 16 to Adopt a New Chapter 16.06, California Residential Code, 2016 Edition, and Local Amendments and Related Findings; (4) Repealing Chapter 16.08 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Amending Title 16 to Adopt a New Chapter 16.08, California Plumbing Code, 2016 Edition, and Local Amendments and Related Findings; (5) Repealing Chapter 16.14 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Amending Title 16 to Adopt a New Chapter 16.14, California Green Building Standards Code, 2016 Edition, and Local Amendments and Related Findings; (6) Repealing Chapter 16.16 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Amending Title 16 to Adopt a New Chapter 16.16, California Electrical Code, 2016 Edition, and Local Amendments and Related Findings; (7) Repealing Chapter 15.04 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Amending Title 15 to Adopt a new Chapter 15.04, California Fire Code, 2016 Edition, and Local Amendments and Related Findings; and (8) Adopt a New Title 16, Chapter 16.18 Private Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2016 Edition and Local Amendments and Related Findings; (9) Amending Title 16, Chapters 16.36 House Numbering and 16.40 Unsafe Buildings for Local Amendments and Related Findings. Adoption of Categorical Exemptions Under Sections 15305 and 15308 of the CEQA Guidelines

 

 

11. PUBLIC HEARING: Faircourt #3 and #4 Single Story Overlay (SSO) Rezoning: Request for a Zone Change of the Faircourt #3 and #4 Tracts #1921 and #1816 From R-1 Single Family Residential (8000) to R-1(8000)(S) Single Family Residential With Single Story Overlay (SSO); Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act per Section 15305; Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Denial of the SSO Request

 

 

13. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Urgency Ordinance Amending the Urgency Interim Ordinance (Ordinance 5325 Extended by Ordinance 5330) Preserving Ground Floor Retail Uses on a Citywide Basis to Allow Educational Uses on the Ground Floor of Parcels Zoned RT-35 Along Alma Street and Finding the Amendment Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3)

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Adjournment

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