City Council

September 18th, 2017


Call to Order

Closed Session

City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Ed Shikada, Molly Stump, Rumi Portillo, Lalo Perez)
Employee Organization: Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA)
Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)



Special Orders of the Day

2. Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring Daryl Savage for her Service to the Human Relations Commission

3. Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring Greer Stone or his Service to the Human Relations Commission

4. Proclamation Honoring Cybersecurity Awareness Month

5. Proclamation Declaring the Month of September as Emergency Preparedness Month



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Consent Calendar

6. 4157 El Camino Way, Unit C-3 & C-4 [17PLN-00051]: Request for a Hearing on the Director’s Tentative Approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to Allow Medical Office Use (Dentist). Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Guidelines Section 15301. Zoning District: Neighborhood Commercial (CN)     Q&A

7. Adoption of an Ordinance Establishing a Permitting Program for Tobacco Retailers to be Administered by Santa Clara County     Q&A

8. Request for Authorization to Increase Existing Contract for Legal Services With the Law Firm of Renne Sloan Holtzman & Sakai by an Additional $15,000 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $210,000 for Litigation Services

9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Extending Interim Ordinance No. 5357 That Added Sections 18.85.200 Through 18.85.208 to Chapter 18.85 of Title 18 Imposing an Office Annual Limit of 50,000 Square Feet in Designated Areas of the City (FIRST READING: September 5, 2017 PASSED: 9-0)



Action Items

10. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL 3877 El Camino Real [14PLN-00464]: Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan and Approval of a Site and Design Review for the Demolition of the Vacant 5,860 Square-foot Commercial Building and Construction of a new Mixed-use Project. The Project Includes a 4,027 Square-foot Commercial Building and 17 Dwelling Units (Flats and Townhouses). Parking for the Project is Provided in a Basement. The Applicant Also Requests Approval of a Design Enhancement Exception to Allow the Basement to Encroach Into the Required Rear Yard Setback Below Grade. Environmental Assessment: A Mitigated Negative Declaration was Circulated Between March 6, 2017 and April 7, 2017. Both the Planning & Transportation Commission (March 8, 2017) and Architectural Review Board (May 18, 2017) Have Recommended Approval of the Project. Zoning Districts: CS and RM-30 (Continued From August 28, 2017)



11. Presentation by the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association and Approval of an Amendment to the Funding Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association to Provide $480,000 in FY 2018



Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

12. Review of the Letter From the City of Palo Alto to the Caltrain Board, VTA Board, and County Supervisors Regarding Support for SB 797 and Necessary Board Governance Changes Allowing for Fair City Representation

Council Member Questions, Comments and Annoucements


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