City Council

November 5th, 2018


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Recognition of the Palo Alto Firefighters who Responded to the Wildland Fires.



Study Session

2. Study Session With Senator Hill

Closed Session

3. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: A R Automotive LLC dba Anderson Honda v. City of Palo Alto Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 17CV320173 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d) (1) 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) REVISED CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) and (e)(1) Four Potential Cases.

4. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Rumi Portillo, Sandra Blanch, Nicholas Raisch, Tori Anthony, Molly Stump, Terence Howzell, and Michelle Flaherty) Employee Organizations: 1) Service Employees International Union, (SEIU), Local 521; 2) Hourly Unit Service Employees International Union (SEIU-H), Local 521; 3) Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA); 4) International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; 5) Palo Alto Peace Officers’ Association (PAPOA); 6) Palo Alto Police Management Association (PAPMA); and 7) Utility Management Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA) Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a).



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communicatons



Consent Calendar

5. Selection of Applicants to Interview on November 27, 2018 for the Architectural Review Board, the Parks & Recreation Commission, and the Planning & Transportation Commission.

6. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase a Portion of the City’s Verified Emission Reductions (VER) Requirements From ACT Commodities, Inc. Under Specified Terms and Conditions During Calendar Years 2018-2027, Inclusive.

7. Approval of Amendment Number 3 to Contract Number C15155378 With Carollo Engineers for Engineering Services During Construction of the Plant Repair, Retrofit, and Equipment Replacement Project (WQ-19002) at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant to Increase Compensation by $67,000 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $358,335 and to Extend the Contract Term Through March 31, 2019. Q&A

8. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Amend Requirements Relating to Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (FIRST READING: October 1, 2018 PASSED: 8-1 Kou no).

9. Approval of new Three-year Operating Agreements With TheatreWorks, Palo Alto Players, and West Bay Opera; and authorize the City to Hold new Revenues Paid by the City’s Resident Theatre Companies in Reserve to Help Fund Facility Improvements at the Lucie Stern Community Theatre.

10. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C18170810C Between the City of Palo Alto and Grassroots Ecology for Habitat Restoration at Foothills Park, Which Approves Assignment of Contract and use of Volunteers.

11. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to the Amended and Restated Stewardship Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Grassroots Ecology for the Preservation, Protection, and Enhancement of the Enid W. Pearson Arastradero Nature Preserve Through June 30, 2022.

12. Adoption of a Resolution Summarily Vacating a Public Utility Easement at 3001 El Camino Real.

13. Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019 Investment Policy.

14. Approval of a Joint Use Agreement With Santa Clara Valley Water District Regarding the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Overpass Capital Improvement Project (CIP PE-11011).

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



Action Items

16. PUBLIC HEARING: QUASI-JUDICIAL: 250 Sherman Avenue, Public Safety Building [17PLN-00256]: Approval of an Application for Architectural Review for a new Public Safety Building, Three Stories Above Grade With 45,400 to 48,000 Square Feet of Floor Area Above Grade, two Basement Levels With Usable Floor Area Within the First Basement Level, Five Surface Parking Spaces Within a Fenced Area and 143 Below Grade Parking Spaces (Including 12 Stalls in Tandem Arrangement), two Operational Site Buildings Accessory to the Public Safety Building, and Site Improvements, With Approval of Adjusted Setbacks and Height per Ordinance Number 5445, and Adoption of a Record of Land Use Action. City Council Certified the Environmental Impact Report and Adopted the Public Facilities Amendment Ordinance on June 11, 2018. Zone District: PF (Public Facilities).



State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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