City Council

November 13th, 2017


Call to Order 

Special Orders of the Day

1. Appointment of two Candidates to the Architectural Review Board and Four Candidates to the Historic Resources Board for Terms Ending December 15, 2020; and two Candidates to the Planning and Transportation Commission for Terms Ending December 15, 2021

2. Special Recognition for Police and Fire Personnel who Responded to the Wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino Counties in October 2017

3. Meritorious Awards Recognizing the Cardiac Lifesaving Skills of two Individuals at the 2017 Annual Moonlight Run & Walk

4. Proclamation Honoring Pickleball in Palo Alto



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

5. Approval of Action Minutes for the October 30, 2017 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

6. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting January 22, 2018 for a Public Hearing for Objections to Proposed Weed Abatement

7. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Repealing Chapter 9.17 (Personal Cultivation of Marijuana) of Title 9 (Public Peace, Morals and Safety) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code; Repealing Ordinance No. 4422; and Amending Chapters 18.04
(Definitions) and 18.42 (Standards for Special Uses) of Title 18 (Zoning) to Prohibit Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Prohibit Commercial Cannabis Activities, Except for Deliveries. Environmental Assessment: The Ordinance is Exempt in Accordance With Section
15061(b)(3) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines (FIRST READING: October 30, 2017 PASSED: 9-0)

8. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Updating the Fiscal Year 2018 Municipal Fee Schedule to Adjust Development Services Department Fees (FIRST READING: October 2, 2017 PASSED: 7-1 Tanaka no, Scharff Absent)

9. Direct Staff to Return to Policy and Services Committee With Amendments to the Municipal Code for the Regulation of Seismic Vulnerable Buildings (Continued From October 16, 2017)




Action Items

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution Certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Comprehensive Plan Update; a Resolution Adopting Findings Pursuant to the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Related to Significant Environmental Impacts, Mitigation Measures and Alternatives; a Statement of Overriding Considerations and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and a Resolution Adopting the Updated Comprehensive Plan
Dated June 30, 2017 With Desired Corrections and Amendments, Which Comprehensively Updates and Supersedes the City’s 1998-2010 Comprehensive Plan, Except for the Housing Element Adopted in November 2014. (This is the Third Public Hearing; the First Hearing was on October 23, 2017, Continued to October 30, 2017 and Further Continued to November 13, 2017.)

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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