City Council

October 26th, 2020


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Update and Discussion on the City of Palo Alto’s Race and Equity Work Including Discussion of a Mission Statement, Reorganization of Committee Structure, and Other Items.


Public Comment



Agenda Changes, and Deletions 

Oral Communications



Consent Calendar

2. SECOND READING: Adoption of Several Ordinances Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Titles 16 (Building) and 18 (Zoning); Amendments Include Repealing Section 18.42.040 (Accessory and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units) and Adding a new Chapter 18.09 (Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units); and Updating Chapters 18.04 (Definitions), 16.58 (Development Impact Fees), 16.04 (California Building Code), 16.06 (California Residential Code), and 16.14 (California Green Building Standards Code) (FIRST READING: October 5, 2020 PASSED: 7-0).

3. QUASI-JUDICIAL. 567 Maybell Avenue [15PLN-00248]: Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Amend an Existing Agreement Securing a Lien for the Deferral of Affordable Housing In-lieu Fees and Development Impact Fees for a Project That Includes the Development of 16 Single-family Homes. The Applicant Proposes Payment of Fees in Installments, Prior to Final Occupancy. Environmental Assessment: not a Project. Zoning Districts R-2 and RM-15.

Council Question

Public Comment

3A. Approval of the Nomination of Council Member Alison Cormack to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board.



City Manager Comments



Action Items

4. Direction to Modify the California Avenue Parking Policy to Expand Eligibility for City Garage Parking Permits and Modify the Evergreen Park Mayfield Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program to Reduce Employee Parking in the RPP District (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN MOVED TO NOVEMBER 9, 2020)

4A. Consideration of Recommendations by the City Council Ad Hoc on Boards, Commissions and Committees (BCCs), Including Adopting a Handbook, Establishing Training, and Direction on Further Changes Including Term Limits and Reducing the Parks and Recreation Commission to Five Members (CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 19, 2020).

Public Comment




Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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