City Council

December 5th, 2016


Call to Order

Closed Session 

1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS- CAO Compensation Agency Negotiators: Mayor Burt, Council Member Kniss Unrepresented Employees: City Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor, City Clerk Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)

1a. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: City of Palo Alto v. Public Employee Relations Board (International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1319, real party), Cal Court of Appeal No. H041407, on appeal from PERB Case No. SF-CE-869-M Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATIONS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees Employee Organizations: Fire Chiefs Association, IAFF Local 1319, POA, PMA Government Code Section 54957.6(a)



Special Orders of the Day

2. Adoption of Four Resolutions Honoring Employees Retiring From City Service: Joe Saccio (24 Years), Joe Teresi (32 Years), Jane Ratchye (30 Years) and Scott O’Neill (31 Years)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications

Consent Calendar

3. Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Electric Fund to Complete Conversion of Overhead Electric Facilities to Underground for Capital Project EL-11010 Underground Utility District 47 Increasing the Project From $2,346,000 to $2,946,000; and Finding of CEQA Exemption Pursuant to Guideline Section 15302

4. Approval of a Contract With Professional Account Management, LLC, in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $130,000 Per Year for Five Years for the Handling and Processing of Parking Violations and Approval of Budget Amendments in the General Fund

5. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Conflict of Interest Code for Designated City Officers and Employees as Required by the Political Reform Act and Regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission and Repealing Resolution Number 9471

6. Approval of a Contract With Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in the Amount of $76,380 for 2017 Caltrain Go Pass Program

7. Approval of a Contract With TetraTech in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $170,000 for a Period of Five Years for Emergency Operations Planning Support



Action Items

8. Finance Committee Recommends That the Council: (1) Adopts a Resolution Approving a Carbon Neutral Natural Gas Plan to Achieve a Carbon Neutral Gas Portfolio by Fiscal Year 2018 With no Greater Than 10¢/Therm Rate Impact; and Terminating the Palo Alto Green Gas Program; and (2) Provide Direction to Staff Concerning Aspects of Plan Implementation



9. Approval of an Agreement With the County of Santa Clara With Respect to a Tobacco Retailer Permit Program; and Discussion and Potential Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.14 to Restrict Smoking in Multi-Family Housing



10. Colleagues’ Memo Regarding East Palo Alto Water Shortage

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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