City Council

October 1st, 2018


Call to Order

Closed Session




Special Orders of the Day

2. Proclamation Honoring Cybersecurity Awareness Month



Study Session

3. 980 Middlefield Road [18PLN-00129]: Request for Prescreening of a Proposal to Amend the Existing Planned Community (PC) 2152 Zoning in Order to Change the Allowed Use From Mortuary to a Private Club or Similar use With Collaborative Office Workspaces and Areas for Workshops and Special Events. The Study Session Will Give the Council and the Community an Opportunity to Comment on the Applicant’s Proposal Prior to Submittal of a Formal Application. Environmental Assessment: Not a Project; any Subsequent Formal Application Would be Subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Zoning District: PC 2152 (Continued From September 10, 2018).



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communicatons



Minutes Approval

4. Approval of Action Minutes for the September 10 and 17, 2018 Council Meetings.

Consent Calendar

5. Approval of an Extension of the Pilot Phase of the Southgate Residential Preferential Parking Program (RPP) for a Period of six Months.

6. Approval of Contract Number C19171565 With Brown and Caldwell in the Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $2,923,357 to Provide Design Services for Secondary Treatment Process Upgrades (WQ-19001) at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant.

7. Approval of Contract Amendment Number 2 With Verizon Wireless Through June 30, 2019, Utilizing the Western State Contracting Alliance (WSCA), California Participating Addendum for Wireless, Voice and Broadband Services, Accessories, and Equipment.

8. Adoption of a Resolution Approving and Attesting to the Veracity of the 2017 Annual Power Source Disclosure Report.

9. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase a Portion of the City’s Verified Emission Reductions Requirements From ClimeCo Corporation Under Specified Terms and Conditions During Calendar Years 2018 Through 2027, Inclusive. 

10. Approval of Contract Number C19173445 With Charles Sowers Studio, LLC in the Not-to-Exceed Amount of $175,000 for the Fabrication and Delivery of Artwork Associated With the Junior Museum and Zoo (JMZ); Acceptance of Fund Contributions From the Friends of JMZ; and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Art in Public Places Capital Project (AC-86017) in the Capital Improvement Fund. 

11. Adoption of a new Memorandum of Agreement With the Palo Alto Police Management Association (PAPMA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319, and Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (PAFCA); and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the General Fund.

12. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Adding Sections 2.30.620 Through 2.30.690 to Title 2 of the Administrative Code to Establish Criteria and Procedures for Protecting Personal Privacy When Considering the Acquisition and use of Surveillance Technologies, and Provide for Ongoing Monitoring and Reporting (FIRST READING: September 10, 2018 PASSED: 8-1, Holman no).

12A. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.68 (Rental Housing Stabilization) of Title 9 (Public Peace, Morals, and Safety) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Require Relocation Assistance for No-fault Eviction for Multifamily Housing Developments Containing 50 or More Rental Units (Adopted on FIRST READING on September 17, 2018 (PASSED 8-1 Tanaka no). 



Action Items

13. Recommendations From the Human Relations Commission in Response to Council Resolution Number 9653 Reaffirming Palo Alto’s Commitment to a Diverse, Supportive, Inclusive, and Protective Community (Continued From August 27, 2018). 



14. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Section 18.42.040 Related to Accessory and Junior Accessory Dwelling (ADU/JADU) Units to Clarify or Modify Various Provisions Including Setback Requirements for Detached ADU Basements, Allowance for Setback and Daylight Plane Encroachments for Detached ADUs, Bonus Lot Coverage and Floor Area Eligibility, Bonus Floor Area Amount to Match Minimum Unit Size as Established by Building Code, Reduced Height Limit for Detached ADUs Located Within Identified Eichler Tracts, Replacement Parking Provisions as Applicable to JADUs, Allowance for Replacement Parking to be Located Within Driveways Located in Street-side Setbacks, Allowance for Existing Driveways to be Expanded to Accommodate Replacement Parking, Allowance for Noncomplying Structures to be Rebuilt as Part of Conversion to ADU, and Applicable Zoning Districts That Allow ADU Development; Finding the Ordinance Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3); and Discussion of Other Potential ADU-related Regulations. The Planning & Transportation Commission Recommended Approval of the Ordinance.


State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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