City Council

November 15th, 2021


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Miriam Green v. City of Palo Alto Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 16CV300760 (One Case, as Defendant) Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).

AA1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: 300 Homer Avenue, Assessor’s Parcel Number 120-17-093 Negotiating Party: Palo Alto Museum City Negotiators: Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose Subject of Potential Negotiations: Lease Price and Terms of Payment.

Public Comment



Special Orders of the Day

2. Proclamations Recognizing the Heroic Acts of Orlando Kent and Benjamin Bellamy.

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Study Session

3. Study Session to Provide Background and Information on Federal and State Laws and Recent Court Case Law Affecting the Placement of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Within the City, and Overview of Staff Workplan to Update Wireless Ordinance and Standards.

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Agenda Changes, and Deletions



Public Comment



Consent Calendar

4. Approve a Task Order for the Office of the City Auditor to Conduct the Utility Work Order Process and Accounting Review as Recommended by the Policy and Services Committee.

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5. Approval of the Office of the City Auditor (OCA) Annual Report as Recommended by the Policy and Services Committee.

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6. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C19170648 With Salas O’Brien Engineers, Inc., for Professional Design Services for the 12kV Electrical Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant under the Plant Repair, Retrofit, and Equipment Replacement capital project (WQ-19002) to add Services, Increase Compensation by $149,586 for a New Not-toExceed Amount of $560,397, and Extend the Schedule for Performance Through February 29, 2024.

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7. Approval of Contract Amendment Number 1 to the Following Six Contracts: Contract Number C21177994A with 4LEAF, Inc., C21177994B with SAFEbuilt, C21177994C with Bureau Veritas, C21177994D with Independent Code Consultants, Inc., C21177994E with Shums Coda Associates and C21177994F with TRB+Associates, to Increase the Total Contract Sum Across all Six Contracts by $350,000 (Due to Usage for Public Safety Building Inspector of Record Services) for a New Six-Contract Pool Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $6,350,000.

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8. Approve Amendment No. 1 to Contract C17165347 with TetraTech to Extend the Term from November 30, 2021 to November 20, 2023 Date Correction in title only.

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9. Approval of Construction Contract Number C22182345 with Wickman Development and Construction in the Amount of $284,000, and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Change Orders Up to a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $28,400 for the Civic Center Waterproofing Study and Repairs Project, Capital Improvement Program Project PE-15020.

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10. Approval of an Exemption from Competitive Solicitation by Council Action per PAMC 2.30.330, and Approval of a Contract with Lew Edwards Group for one year and a not-to-exceed amount of $101,695, for Community Engagement and Ballot Measure Strategy and Preparation Services Relating to Potential Revenue-Generating November 2022 Ballot Measure Supplemental Memo Added.

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11. Approval of Two Professional Services Agreements With GDS Associates, Inc. and Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. for On-Call, As-Needed Rate Design and Financial Consulting Services for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1 per Agreement; and Approval to Select One or More Consultants Under Either Agreement for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $250,000 per Year over the 5 Year Term.

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City Manager Comments 




Action Items

12. 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 (Continued from November 1, 2021). Moved to November 29th



13. Adoption of a Resolution Creating a Sibling City Relationship with City of Bloomington, Indiana, and Authorizing the Mayor to Execute A Sibling City Agreement. Supplemental memo added.

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Public Comment



AA2. Review and Recommend Renter Protection Policies for Development and Implementation (Continued from November 8, 2021 meeting).

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Public Comment




14. Review and Provide Direction to Staff on Terms of Lease between the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto History Museum for the ROTH Building (300 Homer Ave). Supplemental memo added.

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Public Comment




Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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