City Council

December 11th, 2017


Call to Order

Closed Session

Subject: James Judge Luckey v. City of Palo Alto
Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 16CV303728
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d) (1)



Special Orders of the Day

1. Adoption of a Resolution Expressing Appreciation to Dave Dockter
for Outstanding Public Service Upon his Retirement

2. Acceptance of Santa Clara County Healthy Cities Initiative Awards

2A. Proclamation Honoring Annette Glanckopf for Outstanding Public



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments 



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the November 27 and December 4,
2017 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

4. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute
Amendment Number 1 to the Mills Act Historic Property Preservation
Agreement for 900 University Avenue (Squire House) Removing the
Public Tour Requirement Consistent With State Law

5. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.11 of Title 2 of 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


6. Adoption of Three Resolutions: 1) Resolution Amending Evergreen
Park-Mayfield Residential Preferential Parking Program Resolution
9663; and 2) Resolution Amending Southgate Residential Preferential
Parking Program Resolution 9688, Both to Adjust the Number and
Allocation of Employee Parking Permits; and 3) Resolution Establishing
a Two-hour Parking Restriction on the East Side of El Camino Real
Between College Avenue and Park Boulevard and in the Commercial
Zones Adjacent to 1515 El Camino Real and 1638 El Camino Real


7. Approval of a Three Year Contract With Downtown Streets, Inc. in a
Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $410,616 for Maintenance Services for
the City’s Five Downtown Parking Garages, Downtown Sidewalks and
Alleys, Lytton and Cogswell Plaza, the Stanford/Palo Alto Playing
Fields, City Hall and the old Community Garden, and Provide Outreach
Case Management Services to the Downtown Core With the Intent of
Linking Homeless Individuals to Community and Housing Services

8. Approval of the Appointment of Robert A. Jonsen as Police Chief and
Approval of Employment Agreement


9. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C16162262
With Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc., Increasing Compensation in an
Amount Not-to-Exceed $476,893 to Provide Final Design and Right of
Way Services for the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Overpass Project


10. 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


11. Staff Recommendation That Council Adopt a Resolution Extending the
Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program to all Eligible CustomerGenerators
Until the City’s Total Distributed Generation Demand
Exceeds 10.8MW, or Until December 31, 2017, Whichever Occurs Later

12. Adoption of Updated Salary Schedules per Memorandums of
Agreement (MOAs) for Palo Alto Peace Officers Association (PAPOA),
Palo Alto Police Managers Association (PAPMA), International
Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1319, and Palo Alto Fire Chiefs
Association (PAFCA)


13. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City
Of Palo Alto Approving and Adopting Plans for Park Improvements to
the Baylands Related to the 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge.
(FIRST READING: November 27, 2017 PASSED: 9-0)


14. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapters 2.16 (Boards and
Commissions Generally), 2.18 (Public Art Commission), 2.20 (Planning
and Transportation Commission), 2.21 (Architectural Review Board),
2.22 (Human Relations Commission), 2.24 (Library Advisory
Commission) and 2.25 (Parks and Recreation Commission) of Title 2
(Administrative Code) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Modify the
Start of Terms on the Boards and Commissions, and accompanying
Code Cleanup in Chapters 2.22 and 2.25



Action Items

15. Discuss and Accept the Draft 2018-2020 Sustainability Implementation
Plan (SIP) Key Actions as a Work Program for 2018-2020 and Direct
Staff on Next Steps




16. Status Update and Discussion of the Roth Building Rehabilitation,
300 Homer Avenue; and Recommendation to Approve a One–year
Extension of the Option to Lease the Roth Building Between the City of
Palo Alto and the Palo Alto History Museum

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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