City Council

December 4th, 2017


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Joint Meeting With the Public Art Commission – Discussion of Accomplishments and Future Initiatives



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the November 13, 2017 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

3. Adoption of a Resolution Approving the Verified Emission Reduction Agreement (VER Agreement) With the Integrative Organization of Oaxaca Indigenous and Agricultural Communities to Purchase 17,000 Tons of CO2e for a Total Purchase Price of $136,000


4. Approval of an Agreement With Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in the Amount of $83,838 for 2018 Caltrain Go Pass Program


5. Finance Committee Recommendation That the City Council Approve a Second Allocation of FY2018/19 Human Services Resource Allocation Process (HSRAP) Funding in the Amount of $311,118

6. Approval of the Purchase of Mobile and Portable Radios for the Police, Fire, Public Works, Utilities and Community Services Departments in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $800,000


7. Adoption of a Resolution Amending and Restating the Administrative Penalty Schedule and Civil Penalty Schedules for Certain Violations of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and the California Vehicle Code


8. 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

9. Adoption of an Addendum to the Rail Committee Charter

10. Policy and Services Recommendation to Accept the Accuracy of Water Meter Billing Audit



Action Items

11. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL, 1451 Middlefield Road [17PLN-00147]: Council Approval of: (1) a Resolution Adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Monitoring and
Reporting Program (MMRP), and Rinconada Long Range Plan; (2) a Record of Land Use Action (RLUA) for the Junior Museum and Zoo (JMZ) Architectural Review Application; (3) a Park Improvement Ordinance for Improvements to the JMZ Within the Rinconada Park Long Range Plan Area; (4) Amend the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for the Capital Improvement Fund by Increasing the Other Revenue by $270,124 and Increasing the JMZ Renovation Project (AC-18001) by $270,124; and add a Part-time Unbenefited 0.48 FTE Position Limit Dated Through September 30, 2020




12. Review and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding City Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford General Use Permit (GUP) Application to Santa Clara County



13. Discussion and Direction to Staff Regarding the State Housing Bills Effective January 1, 2018

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

14. Consideration of Authorizing the Mayor to Sign a Letter of Support for the Dumbarton Rail Link Item on the SamTrans Board Agenda on December 6, 2017

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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