City Council


January 9th, 2017

 

Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Slezak v. City of Palo Alto United States District Court, Northern California, Case No. 16-CV-3224 LHK Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)

 

 

Study Session

2. City Manager’s 2016 Annual Year in Review

 

 

Special Orders of the Day

3. Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring the Volunteer Services of Sheri Furman

4. This item will be heard on February 13, 2017.

5. Presentation of Accreditation of the Urban Forestry Program by the Society of Municipal Arborists

 

 

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

 

 

Oral Communications

Minutes Approval

6. Approval of Action Minutes for the December 5 and 12, 2016 Council Meetings

 

 

Consent Calendar

7. Approval of Contract Number C17166566 With O’Grady Paving, Inc. in the Amount of $686,290 for the Construction of the Quarry Road Improvements and Transit Center Access Project and Finding of Exemption From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

8. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C15157160 With Traffic Data Services to Extend the Term Until June 30, 2019 for Provision of On-call Traffic Data Collection Services

9. 900 N. California Avenue [15PLN-00155]: Denial of the Appeal of the Planning and Community Environment Director’s Architectural Review Approval of Three new Single-Family Homes, one With a Second Unit. Environmental Review: Categorically Exempt per CEQA Guidelines Section 15303(a) (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), Zoning District: R-1

10. Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Team Sheeper LLC, for the Learn to Swim Program for Summer 2017 at an Amount Not-toExceed $143,000

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11. Policy and Services Committee Recommends the City Council Adopt the City’s Legislative Program Manual and 2017 Legislative Priorities

12. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto to Update the Fiscal Year 2017 Municipal Fee Schedule to Adjust Development Services Department Fees (FIRST READING: December 12, 2016 PASSED 8-0)

13. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.14 (Smoking and Tobacco Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to ban Smoking in Units in Multi-unit Residences and Common Areas, and Make Other Minor Amendments to Smoking Restrictions (Remove Bingo Games as Places and Workplaces Exempt From the City’s Prohibition Against Smoking in Enclosed Places) (FIRST READING: December 5, 2016 PASSED: 8-0)

14. SECOND READING: 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 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 (FIRST READING: December 12, 2016 PASSED: 5-3 Kniss, Scharff and Wolbach no)

15. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting February 6, 2017 for a Public Hearing for Objections to Proposed Weed Abatement

16. Adoption of a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Palo Alto Approving the Issuance of the California Municipal Finance Authority 2017 Tax Exempt Loan (International School of the Peninsula) in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not-to-Exceed $7,500,000

17. Policy and Services Committee Recommends City Council Review the 2017 City Council Priority Suggestions in Preparation for the Annual Council Retreat and Direct the Mayor to Appoint Council Members to Work With the City Manager in Identifying a Facilitator for a Subsequent Retreat

18. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute and File an Application on Behalf of the City of Palo Alto to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Management of and Participation in a Grant Award to Enhance and Evaluate a Comprehensive Technology/Policy Solution Called Fair Value Commuting (FVC), Designed to Reduce Traffic Congestion

 

 

Action Items

19a. Policy and Services Committee Recommends the City Council Adopt the City’s Legislative Program Manual and 2017 Legislative Priorities

 

 

19. Appointment of Three Candidates to the Historic Resources Board and Four Candidates to the Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) for Terms Ending December 15, 2019; and Discussion and Potential Appointment of one Candidate to the PARC for an Unexpired Term Ending December 15, 2018

 

 

20. Discussion and Direction Regarding Unscheduled Vacancy on the Planning and Transportation Commission; and Potential Appointment of one Candidate to the Planning and Transportation Commission for an Unexpired Term Ending December 15, 2018

 

 

21. Adoption of a Resolution Scheduling the City Council Summer Break and Winter Closure for 2017

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Closed Session

22. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY—EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Buena Vista MHP Residents Association v. City of Palo Alto Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 115-CV-284763 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)

Adjournment

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