City Council

November 27th, 2017


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-POTENTIAL LITIGATIO Significant Exposure to Litigation Under Section 54956.9(d)(2 (One Potential Case, as Defendant) – Palo Alto-Stanford Fire
Protection Agreement



Study Session

2. Joint Study Session of the City Council and the Utilities Advisory



3. 285 Hamilton [17PLN-00309]. Applicant Requests a Prescreening Discussion for a Possible Text Amendment That Would Allow Development Exceptions for Rooftop Decks Within the Downtown Area, Including the Subject Property. Environmental Assessment: The Subject Request is not a Project in Accordance With the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Continued From October 30, 2017)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Minutes Approval

4. Approval of Action Minutes for the November 6 and 7, 2017 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

5. Approval of Change Order Number 1 to Contract Number S17165567 With Monterey Mechanical Co. Adding $300,000 in Compensation for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $550,000 for the On-call Emergency Construction Services Project Funded in Wastewater Treatment Enterprise Fund Capital Improvement Program, Project WQ-04011 at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant


6. Approval of a Purchase Order With Peterson Caterpillar in the Amount of $534,857 for the Purchase of Four 2017 Caterpillar Model 420F2 HRC Backhoe Loaders


7. Approval of a Contract With Strawn Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $5,944,000 for the Fire Station No. 3 Replacement Project; Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Related Change Orders Not-to-Exceed $594,400 in Total Value; Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C16163034 With Nova Partners, Inc. to Increase Compensation by $359,264 for Construction Management Services for Fire Station No. 3; and Approval of a Budget
Amendment in the Capital Improvement Fund


8. Adoption of a Resolution to Designate an Aleppo Pine at 1231 Parkinson Avenue as Heritage Tree Number 8

9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Establishing Speed Limits for Certain Streets Pursuant to the California Vehicle Code and Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapter 10.56 (Special Speed Zones) to Establish Such Speed Limits, Including Increased Speed Limits of 40 MPH on two Roadway Segments and Reduced Speed Limits of 20 MPH Within School Zones During School Hours When Children are Present (FIRST READING: November 7, 2017 PASSED:
8-0 DuBois absent)



Oral Communications



Action Items

10. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL: Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Overpass and Adobe Creek Reach Trail Project [17PLN-00212]. Adoption of a Resolution Adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration, Including the Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program; Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance; and Approval of a Record of Land Use Action to Allow Construction of a Multi-use Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass Structure Over Highway 101 Near San Antonio Road,
Construction of the Adobe Creek Bridge and Adobe Creek Reach Trail, and Reconfiguration of the Adjacent Parking lot at 3600 West Bayshore Road. Environmental Assessment: An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was Circulated for Public Comment On
September 1, 2017 and Ended on October 2, 2017. A Final IS/MND is Available for Review. (This Item was Previously Noticed for the November 13, 2017 Council Meeting)


Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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