City Council

March 27th, 2017


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: Terman Apartments, 4230-70 Terman Drive, Palo Alto, CA Agency Negotiators: James Keene, Lalo Perez, Hamid Ghaemmaghami, Hillary Gitelman Negotiating Parties: Terman Associates/G&K Management Co. and City of Palo Alto Under Negotiation: Option to Purchase – Price, AffordabilityRestrictions and Terms of Payment



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the March 6, 2017 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

3. Approval of the Human Services Emerging Needs Fund Policy Providing Oversight of Accepting, Reviewing and Approval of Applications to This Fund

4. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number S16164688 to add $250,000 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $300,000 With Municipal Resources Group for Professional Human Resources Consulting Services

5. Approval of a Contract With Artist Mary Lucking in the Total Not-toExceed Amount of $100,000 for the Design Development, Fabrication and Installation of Artwork Associated With the Highway 101 Bike and Pedestrian Bridge  MEMO

6. Approval of Five Separate Professional Services Agreements for General Electric and Gas Services Over a Three Year Term With all Subject to an Aggregate Not-to-Exceed Amount of $975,000, With: (1) Navigant Consulting; (2) Flynn Resource Consulting Inc.; (3) PA Consulting Group; (4) Optony Inc.; and (5) NewGen Strategies and Solutions, LLC

7. Adoption of a new Memoranda of Agreement With the Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association and a Resolution to Amend Salary Schedule for Managers and Professional Personnel



Action Items

10. PUBLIC HEARING. 900 N. California Avenue [15PLN-00155]: 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   MEMO



8. PUBLIC HEARING: 670 Los Trancos Road [16PLN-00266]: Site and Design Review to Allow the Construction of a new Single Family House and Guest House With a Total of Approximately 10,960 Square Feet of Floor Area. Environmental Assessment: Categorically Exempt From California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Guidelines Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures). Zoning District: OS  MEMO



9. 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 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) SECOND READING: Continued From January 9, 2017

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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