City Council

March 6th, 2017


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Status Report Regarding the Stanford Research Park Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program and the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association (TMA)



Special Orders of the Day

2. The Mayor’s Green Business Awards Recognizing Palo Alto’s Businesses That Have Earned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Certification



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Consent Calendar

3. Approval of the 2017 Water Integrated Resources Plan Guidelines

4. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Design Contract Number C15158029 With Schaaf & Wheeler Consulting Civil Engineers for an Additional Amount of $99,850 for a Total Amount Not-to-exceed $699,850, for Programming of the Program Logic Controllers (PLC) for Fiber Optic Connections to Pump Stations and Creek Monitors as Part of the Storm Drain System Replacement and Rehabilitation Project SD-06101

5. Approval of an Update to the City’s Ten-year Electric Energy Efficiency Goals (2018 to 2027)

6. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to the Promissory Note and Amendment Number 1 to the Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Housing Corporation (PAHC) for the Acquisition of the Sheridan Apartments at 360 Sheridan Avenue; and Approval of an Expenditure of Funds Held by PAHC for the Acquisition of a Property Interest in the Sheridan Apartments. The Project is Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15061(b)(3)

7. Approval of a 3-year Contract With SoftwareOne, Inc. for Microsoft Licensing in the Amount of $455,707 Annually

8. Adoption of a Resolution Approving a Facility Naming Plan for the Junior Museum & Zoo

9. Adoption of a Resolution Donating a Surplus Fire Truck to our Sister City, Oaxaca, Mexico and Accepting $25,000 From Neighbors Abroad as the Purchase Price of the Fire Truck

9a. 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.” (Continued from February 27, 2017)



Action Items

10. 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 (CEQA) (Continued From February 13 and 27, 2017)



11. Review and Direction to Staff Regarding Comments on the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for Stanford University’s Application for a Major Modification to Their General Use Permit (GUP) With Santa Clara County MEMO

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Update Code Sections Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units. The Ordinance is Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Sections 15061(b), 15301, 15303 and 15305 and was Recommended for Approval by the Planning & Transportation Commission on November 30, 2016 (Continued From February 6, 2017)(Staff Requests This Item be Continued to March 7, 2017)

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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