City Council

November 6th, 2017


Call to Order 

Closed Session

Subject: Cal River Watch v. City of Palo Alto United States District Court, Northern District of California Case No. C17-01126 MMC
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the October 23, 2017 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

3. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute Contract
Amendment Number 1 With RMC Water and Environment to Extend
the Term of the Agreement Three Additional Years to end November 9,
2020 for Professional Services Related to the Implementation of the
Regional Water Quality Control Plant Long Range Facilities Plan CIP


4. Approval of Contract Amendment Number 2 With Townsend Public
Affairs for State Legislative Representation to Extend the Contract for
Two-years Through December 31, 2019 and add $204,000 for a Total
Not-to-Exceed Amount of $595,000


5. Approval of a Contract With Van Scoyoc Associates Inc. for Federal
Legislative Advocacy Services for a Term of Four-years, From January
1, 2018 to December 31, 2022, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of


6. Approval of the Fiscal Year 2017 Re-appropriation Requests to be
Carried Forward Into Fiscal Year 2018 and Approve Budget
Amendments in Various Funds




Action Items

8. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the Filing of an Application to the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission for a Priority Development
Area Grant for the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan (CAP),
Expressing Local Support and Committing any Necessary Matching
Funds, and Stating Assurance to Complete the Project; and Approval
and Authorization to the City Manager to Execute a Funding
Agreement With the Sobrato Organization for Sobrato to Provide the
Local Matching Funds and Additional Supporting Funds for
Environmental Review in the Amount of $250,000; and Initiation of the
North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan Process. Environmental Assessment: Exempt Under California Environmental Quality Act
(CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15262



9. PUBLIC HEARING/QUASI-JUDICIAL. 425 Portage Avenue: Council
Review of an Approval of the Planning and Community Environment
Director’s Determination to Authorize a Waiver From the Retail
Preservation Ordinance. The City Council Will Approve, Deny or Modify
the Director’s Determination. Environmental Assessment: Exempt in
Accordance With the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3)



10. Adoption of Annual Amendments to the Employment Agreements
Between the City of Palo Alto and Council Appointed Officers (City
Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor and City Clerk)



11. Approval of a Contract With Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. (NCE)
in the Amount of $191,300 for the Sidewalk Assessment Study to
Determine Next Steps Following the Completion of the Sidewalk
District Cycle for Capital Improvements Program Project PO-89003
(Continued from October 23, 2017)



12. Colleagues’ Memo Regarding Zoning Updates to Encourage Diverse
Housing Near Jobs, Transit, and Services

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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