City Council

February 27th, 2017


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Terence Howzell, Molly Stump, Rumi Portillo) Employee Organizations: Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA) Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)



Special Orders of the Day

2. Partner Presentation by East Palo Alto Sanitation District



3. Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring Roy Clay

4. Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring Caretha and Ken Coleman



Study Session

5. Update on Stanford University’s General Use Permit (GUP) Application to Santa Clara County



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

6. Approval of Action Minutes for the January 30 and February 6, 2017 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

7. Approval of a Regulatory Agreement, Declaration of Restrictive Covenants, and Option to Purchase for 3020-3038 Emerson Street (Plum Tree Apartments). The Project is Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15061(b)(3)

8. 670 Los Trancos Road [16PLN-00266]: Approval of a Site and Design Review to Allow the Construction of a Single Family House and Guest House With a Total of 10,959 Square Feet. Environmental Assessment: Categorically Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Guidelines Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures). Zoning District: OS

9. Approval of a Contract With SoBi for Implementation of a 350-Bicycle Bike Share Program for Five Years With no Ongoing Cost to the City Following an Investment of $1,104,550 in Capital Costs for Bicycles and “Hubs”



Action Items

10. Public Hearing: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Title 18 (Zoning), Chapters 18.04 (Definitions), 18.30(F) (Automobile Dealership (AD) Combining District Regulations), 18.52 (Parking and Loading Requirements), and 18.54 (Parking Facility Design Standards); Adding Sections 18.40.160 (Replacement Project Required), 18.40.170 (Deferral of Director’s Action), and 18.42.140 (Housing Inventory Sites Small Lot Consolidation) and Repealing Chapter 10.70 (Trip Reduction and Travel Demand). The Proposed Ordinance is Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Sections 15061(b)(3)

11. Adoption of a Resolution Amending Resolutions 9473 and 9577 to Continue the Downtown Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program With Minor Modifications and Finding the Action Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (Continued From February 13, 2017) (STAFF REQUESTS THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TO MARCH 6, 2017)

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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