City Council

December 12th, 2016


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Discussion of the Challenges and Accomplishments of the City Council



Special Orders of the Day

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Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments 



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the November 21 and 28, 2016 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

4. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring the Results of the Consolidated Municipal Election Held on November 8, 2016

5. Approval of Site Finalization of Lot D, Located at Hamilton Avenue and Waverley Street, for the new Downtown Parking Garage, and Approval of a Contract With Watry Design, Inc. in the Amount of $1,899,591 to Provide Design and Environmental Assessment Services for the new Downtown Parking Garage, Capital Improvement Program Project, PE-15007

6. Approval of a Contract With RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture, Inc. in the Amount of $7,007,992 to Provide Design and Environmental Assessment Services for the new Public Safety Building, Capital Improvement Program Project, PE-15001 and new California Avenue Area Parking Garage Capital Improvement Program Project, PE-18000

7. Adoption of a Resolution Amending Utilities Rule and Regulation 27, Generating Facility Interconnections

8. 450 Bryant Street [16PLN-92]: Consideration of an Appeal and Adoption of Findings of Approval by the Director of Planning and Community Environment for Architectural Review of an Expansion to a Category 2 Historic Resource (Avenidas) and Associated Approval of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Plan

9. Adoption of a Resolution Approving the Standard Form Edison Electric Institute Master Power Purchase and Sale Agreement, With Special Terms and Conditions (“Standard Form Electric Master Agreement”), and the Standard Form Master Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase and Sale Agreement (“Standard Form Master REC Agreement”)

10. Review and Approve the Process to Solicit Applications for a Stakeholder Committee to Advise the Council Regarding a Potential Tax and Other Funding Options for Transportation Programs and Projects

11. Approval of a Contract With Pierce Manufacturing Inc. in the Amount of $399,915 for the Purchase of a Type III Wildland Fire Engine; and Approval of Budget Appropriation Amendments in the General Fund and the Vehicle Replacement and Maintenance Fund

12. Approval of a Contract With Pierce Manufacturing Inc. in the Amount of $680,666 for the Purchase of a Triple Combination 1500 GPM Fire Pumper

13. Adoption of the Annual Amendments to the Employment Agreements Between the City of Palo Alto and Council Appointed Officers (City Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor and City Clerk)

14. Approval of Amendment Number Nine to the Agreement With the County of Santa Clara for Abatement of Weeds to Change the Method for Setting Abatement Fees and Costs

15. Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute Contract Amendment Number One to Contract Number C14150749 in the Amount of $138,719 for Project Consultant MIG for Additional Services; and Approve a Budget Amendment in the Capital Improvement Fund (Project PE-13003)

16. Approval of Contract Number C17166591 With Artist Susan Zoccola, LLC in the Not-to-Exceed Amount of $90,000 for the Design Development, Fabrication and Installation of Artwork Associated With the Charleston-Arastradero Corridor Project


17. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Approving Revisions to 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 (CEQA) Guidelines (FIRST READING: November 14, 2016 PASSED: 7-2 Berman, Kniss absent)

18. Approval of a Contract With Anderson Pacific Engineering Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $5,992,000 for the Matadero Storm Water Pump Station Upgrade Project, Capital Improvement Program Project SD-13003, and Adoption of a Categorical Exemption Under Sections 15302 and 15303 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines (CEQA)

19. Approval of Amendment Number Four to the Palo Alto-Stanford Fire Protection Agreement With the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Extending the Term to June 30, 2017 for an Additional Fee of $4,841,415, and Approval of a Related Budget Amendment Reducing the General Fund Budget Stabilization Reserve to Offset a Reduction in FY 2016 Fire Department Revenues

20. Approval of: 1) a Professional Services Agreement With RMC Water and Environment for Development of a Recycled Water Strategic Plan in a Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $2,000,000; and 2) a Cost Sharing Agreement With the Santa Clara Valley Water District Under Which the District Will Fund 90 Percent of Strategic Plan Consultant Costs; and 3) an Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Appropriation for the Wastewater Treatment Fund




Action Items

21. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of two Ordinances to Update the City’s Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Program as Recommended by the Finance Committee: (1) Repealing Municipal Code Section 16.47 (Nonresidential Projects) and 18.14 (Residential Projects) and Adding a new Section 16.65 (Citywide Affordable Housing Requirements) and; (2) Establishing Housing Impact Fees and Housing In-Lieu Fees for Residential, Nonresidential, and Mixed Use Developments. The Proposed Ordinances are Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Sections 15378(b)(4), 15305 and 15601(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines. The BMR Ordinance and Fees Were Recommended for Adoption by the Planning and Transportation Commission on November 30, 2016



22. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending the FY 2017 Municipal Fee Schedule to Reflect Development Services Cost of Services Study and FY 2017 Annual Adjustment



23. Colleagues’ Memo Reaffirming Palo Alto’s Commitment to a Diverse, Supportive, Inclusive, and Protective Community



24. Colleagues’ Memo Regarding Support Funding for the Barron Park Donkey Project

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

25. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: City of Palo Alto v. Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) (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 NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Molly Stump, Rumi Portillo, Eric Nickel, Dennis Burns) Employee Organizations: Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association; International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1319; Palo Alto Police Officers’ Association; Palo Alto Police Managers’ Association Government Code Section 54957.6(a)


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