City Council

November 3rd, 2014

Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

1. Summer Science Program (Heidelberg)





2. Resolution of the City Council Expressing Appreciation  to Donna Grider Upon Her Retirement





Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications





Consent Calendar

3. Approval of a Contract with Independent Police Auditor in the Amount of $27,500 Per Year for a Period of 1 Year, with Possibility of Renewal for up to Two Years, with Compensation Not to Exceed a Total of $82,500

4. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Adding  Chapter 4.60 to the Palo Alto Municipal Code Regarding Business Registration Program (First Reading: October 6, 2014 PASSED 8-0 Klein absent)

5. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Approving and Adopting a Plan for Improvements to El Camino Park (First Reading: October 20, 2014, PASSED: 9-0)

6. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Section 2.08.130 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code, Office and Duties of the City Auditor, to Reflect Changes in Audit Practices and Clarify the Requirements for Reporting Work Products of the Office of the City Auditor (First Reading: October 6, 2014 PASSED: 8-0 Klein absent)

7. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the Report on the Status of Audit Recommendations (June 2014)

8. Approval of Second Amendment to Contract S14151557 with Bartel Associates, LLC for Actuarial Services in a Total Amount Not to Exceed $103,000

9. Approval of and Authorization for the Mayor to Sign a Letter of Support for the National Register Nomination of the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto Building at 475 Homer Avenue

10. Request for Authorization to Increase Existing Contract with Newdorf Legal by an Additional $40,000 For a Total Contract Not to Exceed Amount of $105,000 for Legal Services Related to Litigation Matters





Action Items

11. Comprehensive Plan Update: Initial Discussion of the Scope and Schedule of the Planning Process, Including Concurrent Zoning Changes (Note: Given the Complexity of These Issues, This will be the First of Two Discussions, with the Second Discussion and Council Action on November 17, 2014)





Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

14. Review and Approval of a Letter from the City of Palo Alto to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Proposed Rule Change to Waters Protected Under the Clean Water Act





Action Items

12. Finance Committee Recommends Proposed Changes in Development Impact Fees: Direction to Draft Ordinance Implementing New Public Safety Facility and General Government Facilities Impact Fees





13. Approval of Fiscal Year 2014 Reappropriation Requests for the Municipal Services Center to be Carried Forward Into Fiscal Year 2015

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements



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