City Council

November 1st, 2021


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Rumi Portillo, Sandra Blanch, Nicholas Raisch, Molly Stump, and Terence Howzell) Employee Organization: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521, Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA)Palo Alto Peace Officer’s Association (PAPOA), Palo Alto Police Management Association (PMA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) local 1319, Palo Alto Fire Chiefs Association (FCA), ; Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6 (a).



Special Orders of the Day

2. Proclamation for the 100th Anniversary of the Garden Club of Palo Alto.

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Agenda Changes, and Deletions



Public Comment



Consent Calendar

4. Approval of Minutes October 18, 2021

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5. SECOND READING: Adopt an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Title 10 (Parking) to Allow Virtual Parking Permits and Update Definitions and Procedures; and Direct Staff to Implement Virtual Parking Permits in a Phased Approach (FIRST READING: October 4, 2021 PASSED: 7-0).

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6. Approval of Five-year Memorandum of Agreement with Stanford University regarding City’s Traffic Control Services during Athletic Events, Costing Each Party Roughly $8,000 per Athletic Event with Seven Expected Events Each Year.

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7. Approval of the Acceptance and Appropriation of Federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Funds: 1) 3 Special Meeting November 1, 2021 Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at Amendment to the FY 2022 Table of Organization to Add 5.0 FTE Firefighter Positions, and 2) Approval of Budget Amendments (Requires 2/3 Approval) in the General Fund.

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8. Approve a Design Change to the Public Safety Building Community Room Exterior Supplemental Report Added.

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9. Accept the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) Annual Report for Fiscal Years 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 and Find the SUMC Parties in Compliance With the Development Agreement.

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10. Staff and the Finance Committee Recommend the City Council Approve Design Guidelines for the 2022 Electric Cost of Service and Rates Analysis.

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11. Approve Modifications to the University Avenue and California Avenue Parking Policy to Expand Eligibility for City Garage Parking Permits and Update Feeds; Adopt an Ordinance to Amend the FY 2022 Municipal Fee Schedule Increasing Parking Permit Fees; Adopt Three Resolutions Modifying the Downtown, Evergreen Park Mayfield, and Southgate Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Programs to Reduce Employee Parking in the RPP Districts and Allow for Monthly Employee Permits; and Direct Staff to Develop a Program to Alleviate Parking Requirements in the California Avenue Area (Continued From October 26, 2020).


Public Comment

At-Places Memo


12. SECOND READING: Adopt Ordinance to Establish Fire Department Ambulance Subscription Program Fees (FIRST READING: October 18, 2021 PASSED: 6-1, Tanaka no).

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AA1. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing Use of Teleconferencing for Council Meetings During Covid-19 State of Emergency.

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City Manager Comments 



Action Items

13. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Existing Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapter 5.20, Collection, Removal and Disposal of Refuse, and Adding Chapter 5.40, Edible Food Recovery, to Comply with Senate Bill 1383 (Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Reduction Strategy); Finding of Exemption from CEQA Review; Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Administrative Penalty Schedule to add the SB 1383 Requirements; and Review of Other Requirements Related to Senate Bill 1383.

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14. Adoption of an Amended Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Apply for California Project Homekey Funds in Conjunction with LifeMoves For an 88-unit Emergency Shelter Project at a Portion of the LATP site (1237 North San Antonio Road) Supplemental Report Added.

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15. Review Three Grade Separation Design Alternatives for Churchill Avenue and Confirm Which Alternative(s) Continue Towards Selection of Preferred Alternative, and Direction to City Staff for Conducting Additional Studies for Consideration of Final/Preferred Alternative; and Authorize Staff to Negotiate with AECOM for Additional Scope of Work for Amendment to the Contract Title Only Updated. – CONTINUED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2021

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Public Comment




Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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