City Council

October 29th, 2018


Call to Order

Closed Session

    Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) and (e)(1) Five Potential Cases



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communicatons



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the October 1 and 15, 2018 Council Meetings.

Consent Calendar

3. Approval of the Sale of Transferable Development Rights From City Owned Avenidas and College Terrace Buildings to Selected Qualified Buyers; Disbursement of the Sale Proceeds; and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Community Center Impact Fund.

4. Approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 Re-appropriation Requests to be Carried Forward Into Fiscal Year 2019 and Approve Budget Amendments in Various Funds.  Q & A

5. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 4.62 (Citywide Minimum Wage) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Correct and Clarify That the First Consumer Price Index (CPI) Adjustment to the Minimum Wage Will Occur in 2020 (FIRST READING: October 15, 2018 PASSED: 8-0 Kniss Absent).

6. QUASI-JUDICIAL: 3743 Redwood Circle [17PLN-00272]: Consideration of an Appeal of the Director’s Individual Review Approval of a new Two-story, Single Family Home. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in Accordance With Guideline Section 15303 (New Construction). Zoning District: R-1 (Single Family Residential).

7. Approval of the Acceptance and Appropriation of State of California Citizens Options for Public Safety (COPS) Funds. MEMO – STAFF REQUESTS THIS ITEM BE PULLED

8. Approval of the Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Racing Hearts, a Nonprofit CorporationMEMO – STAFF REQUESTS THIS ITEM BE PULLED



Action Items

9.  TEFRA HEARING: Regarding Conduit Financing for the Lytton Gardens Apartments Project Located at 656 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, and Approving the Issuance of Revenue Bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the Purpose of the Acquisition, Rehabilitation, Improvement, and Equipping of Lytton Gardens Apartments.



10. Direct Staff to Amend Budget Assumptions for Pension Benefit Costs and Complete the Workplans to Address the City Council Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Adopted Budget Referral to Identify $4 Million in General Fund Savings.



11. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code and Adoption of Amendments to Council Procedures and Protocols to Conform to a Seven-member Council; Discussion and Direction to Staff or Referral to the Policy and Services Committee of Additional Discretionary Changes to the Code and/or Council Procedures and Protocols. – MEMO



State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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