City Council

April 11th, 2017


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Ferreira, et al. v. City of Palo Alto Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 16CV289765 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)

2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS, CALIFORNIA Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: U.S. Post Office, 380 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto 94301 Agency Negotiators: James Keene, Lalo Perez, Hamid Ghaemmaghami Negotiating Parties: City of Palo Alto and United States Post Office Under Negotiation: Purchase and Lease: Price and Terms of Payment



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Oral Communications



City Manager Comments



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the March 27, 2017 Council Meeting  MEMO

Consent Calendar

4. Approve Updated City of Palo Alto Debt Policy

5. Approval of a Water Enterprise Fund Professional Services Contract With Cal Engineering & Geology for a one Year Term With a Not-toExceed Amount of $139,213 for a Geotechnical Investigation and Assessment of the Existing Subgrade of the Mayfield Reservoir (WS-11004)

6. Approval of Urban Forestry On-call Services Contract Number S17165735 With Davey Resource Group for Review and Inspection of Planning and Development Applications in a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $200,000 Annually for a Three-year Term

7. Request for Authorization to Increase the Existing Contract for Legal Services With the Law Firm of Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai by an Additional $100,000 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $195,000

8. Adoption of an Updated Rail Committee Charter and the Guiding Principles

9. Selection of Applicants to Interview on April 26, 2017 for the Human Relations Commission, the Library Advisory Commission, the Public Art Commission, and the Utilities Advisory Commission



Action Items

10. Council Direction on Parking and Retail Program and Related Zoning Changes Needed for the new Downtown Parking Structure Located at Existing Surface Parking Lot D at 375 Hamilton Avenue

11. Receive Results of a Downtown Parking Management Study and Provide Direction to Staff on Next Steps



Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

12. Staff Recommendation to Approve Sending a Letter Supporting the State’s Latest Regional Traffic Relief Plan

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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