City Council

August 20th, 2018


Call to Order

Closed Session

  1. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION Title: City Attorney, City Auditor, City Clerk, City Manager Authority: Government Code Section 54957 (b).




Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Consent Calendar

1. Approval of Contract Number C18171695 With Kone, Inc. in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $687,760 for the Modernization of the two Elevators Located at the Cowper/Webster, Lot J, Parking Garage, Funded in the Capital Improvement Project PF-18000.

2. Approval of Mitigation Measures Minimizing Risk of Wildfires From Overhead Electrical Lines Within the Foothills Area West of Highway 280.

3. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the Auditor’s Office Quarterly Report as of March 31, 2018. 

4. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the ERP Planning: Information Technology and Data Governance Audit.

6. Approval of Amendment Number 5 to the Palo Alto-Stanford Fire Protection Agreement With the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Extending the Term to June 30, 2018 for an Additional fee of $6,773,624. 



Action Items

5. Adoption of a Resolution Supporting the Objective of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Bay Delta Plan and a Negotiated Voluntary Settlement of Water Issues on the Tuolumne River. 




7. Approval of Agreements Between the City of Palo Alto and the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University: 1) Agreement for Fire Protection Services to Stanford University for the Period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023; and 2) Settlement Agreement for Overpayment Claim by Stanford University Regarding Fire Protection Services. 



8. Approval of Employment Agreement With Edward Shikada as City Manager. 



9. Adoption of: (1) a Resolution of Intent; and (2) an Ordinance to Amend the Contract Between the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the City of Palo Alto to Implement the Share of Employer Contribution in Accordance With Section 20516 of the California Government Code and the Compensation Plan Between the City of Palo Alto and the Management and Professional Personnel and Council Appointees. 



11. Review and Comment on the Letter Sent to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Regarding the Stanford General Use Plan (GUP).



10. PUBLIC HEARING/QUASI-JUDICIAL: Consideration of the Appeal of the Planning and Community Environment Director’s Decision to Approve the Architectural Review Application for 620 Emerson Street (17PLN-00331) to Allow Demolition of an Existing Single Story Building and Construction of a new Two-story 4,063 Square Foot Commercial Building for the Expansion of Nobu Restaurant. The Project Includes Replacement of Three On-site Parking Spaces With Five In-lieu Spaces in the Downtown Parking Assessment District. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Guideline Section 15303 (New Construction) Zoning District: CD-C(GF)(P) (Downtown Commercial) (Continued From June 4, 2018). 



State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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