City Council

November 19th, 2018


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. 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: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU), Local 521 Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a).

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Government Code        Section 54956.9(d)(2) and (e)(1) Four Potential Cases.



Oral Communicatons



Study Session

2. Study Session Regarding Recycled Water Expansion and Other Water Reuse Opportunities.



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Minutes Approval 

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the October 29 and November 5, 2018 Council Meetings.

Action Items

4. PUBLIC HEARING/QUASI-JUDICIAL. 285 Hamilton Avenue [18PLN-00006]: Recommendation on Applicant’s Request for a Text Amendment to Title 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Allow for Minor Increases in Floor Area to Provide Access to Roof-top Decks on Existing Structures in the Commercial Downtown (Community) CD-C Subdistrict, as Well as a Conditional Use Permit and Architectural Review for a 2,600 Square Foot Roof-top Deck on the Roof of the Existing Commercial Building at 285 Hamilton Avenue. The Planning and Transportation Commission Reviewed and Recommended Approval (4-2) of the Text Amendment and Conditional Use Permit at a Public Hearing on October 10, 2018. Environmental Assessment: Exempt per Sections 15301 and 15305 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. Zone District: CD-C(GF)(P. – POSTPONED



5. Finance Committee Recommends the City Council Accept the Utilities Smart Grid Assessment and Utilities Technology Implementation Plan, Including Advanced Metering Infrastructure-based Smart Grid Systems to Serve Electricity, Water, and Natural Gas Utility Customer.



State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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