City Council

January 22nd, 2018


Call to Order

Closed Session


Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 16CV300760 (One Case, as Defendant) –Miriam Green v. City of Palo Alto Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)



Special Orders of the Day

1. Fire safety Poster Award Recognition to Palo Alto Unified School District Students for Excellence in Design, Art, and Messaging.




Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments 



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the December 11, 2017 and January 8, 2018 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

4. Adoption of a Resolution Vacating Public Utility Easement at 693 Arastradero Road

5. Adoption of 2018 Utilities Legislative Policy Guidelines and City Legislative Priorities


6. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 2.040.160 (City Council Minutes) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Provide for Action Minutes and Video/Audio Recordings as the Official Record of Council Business. and Directing the Clerk to Prepare Sense Summaries of Council and Council Standing Committee Meetings for the use and Convenience of Council and the Public (FIRST READING: December 4, 2017 PASSED: 8-0 Fine absent)


7. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.11 of Title 2of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Reauthorize Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access Fees That Will Apply to Comcast as it Provides Service Under its State Video Franchise (FIRST READING: December 11, 2017 PASSED: 8-0 Fine absent)


8. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 16.28 of Title 16 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Revise the Requirements for Dewatering During Construction of Below Ground Structures (FIRST READING: DECEMBER 11, 2017, PASSED 8-0 Fine absent)


9. Review and Acceptance of Annual Status Report on Developers’ Fess for Fiscal Year 2017; and Adoption of the Resolution making Findings Regarding Unexpended Community Center Development Fees in the Amount of $822,873, Library Development Fees in the Amount of $537,983, and Park Development Fess in the Amount of $430,859


10.  Approval of a Construction Contract With Federal Solutions Group in the Amount of $745,000 for the City Hall Floors 4 and 5 Remodel and Elevator Control Panel Upgrade Project (CIP Numbers PF-01003, PE-12017, PE-17008, and PE-17009)


11. Approval of a License Agreement With GTE Mobilnet of California Limited Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless for Placement of Telecommunication Facilities on City Owned Property Located at 1082 Colorado Avenue




Action Items

12.  PUBLIC HEARING: on Objections to Weed Abatement and Adoption of a Resolution Ordering Weed Nuisance Abated



15. Infrastructure Plan and Projects: Status Update on Infrastructure Plan Projects, Anticipated Costs and Funding Levels; Recommendation and Possible Action to Remove the Second Basement Level From the California Avenue Parking Garage to Reduce Costs; and Discussion and Council Direction on Project Priorities, Timing and Potential Funding Options to Achieve a Fully Funded Infrastructure Plan



14. Approval of a Construction Contract With Ranger Pipelines, Incorporated, in the Amount of $16,371,586 for the Upgrade Downtown Project, Funded Through Capital Improvement Program Projects GS-12001, WS-12001, PL-16001, PL-15004, FO-10001, PO-89003, and PE-86070; Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Related Change Orders Not-to-Exceed $1,637,159 in Total Value; and Approval of Budget Amendments in the Capital Improvement Fund, Fiber Optics Fund, Gas Fund, And Water Fund





Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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