City Council

November 26th, 2018


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Proclamation Honoring Sikh Awareness Month.



Study Session

2. Study Session With Assembly member Marc Berman



Oral Communications

Closed Session

3. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION 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).



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Consent Calendar

4. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Conflict of Interest Code for Designated City Officers and Employees as Required by the Political Reform Act and Regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission(FPPC) and Repealing Resolution Number 9648.

5. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C15159248 With Geodesy in the Amount of $810,000 to: 1) Correct the Dates of the Extension Term in Amendment Number 1; 2) add a Renewal Term of September 19, 2018-June 30, 2021; and 3) add Department specific Data Work, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1,395,000. Q&A

6. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C15156644 With Concern:EAP for the City of Palo Alto’s Employee Assistance Plan to add $57,000 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $223,036. Q&A

7. Approval of the Appointment of Bradley L Eggleston as Director of Public Works/City Engineer.

8. Policy and Services Committee Recommends the City Council Accept the Auditor’s Office Quarterly Report as of June 30, 2018.

9. Policy and Services Committee Recommends the City Council Accept the Fiscal Year 2019 Audit Work Plan.

10. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting January 14, 2019 for a Public Hearing for Objections to Proposed Weed Abatement.

11. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 4.42 (Taxicabs and Other For-Hire Vehicles) of Title 4 (Business Licenses and Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code as Mandated by State Law (AB 939).



Action Items

13. Approval of an Operating Agreement With Pets In Need, Interim Improvements for the Palo Alto Animal Shelter, and Approval of Budget Amendments in the General Fund and the Capital Improvement Fund.



12. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Title 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code Related to Residential and Mixed-use Development Standards Including, but not Limited to; Minimum and Maximum Unit Density, Unit Size, Floor Area Ratio, Height, and Open Space Including Rooftop Gardens; Parking Requirements Including, but not Limited to; Regulations Related to In-lieu Parking for Downtown Commercial Uses and Retail Parking for Mixed Use Projects; Exclusively Residential Projects in Certain Commercial Zoning Districts; Ground-floor Retail and Retail Preservation Provisions; the Entitlement Approval Process; and Other Regulations Governing Residential, Multifamily Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts, all to Promote Housing Development Opportunities in These Zoning Districts in Furtherance of Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. California Environmental Equality Act (CEQA): Determination of Consistency With the Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Certified and Adopted on November 13, 2017 by Council Resolution No. 9720. The Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Approval of the Proposed Ordinance on October 10, 2018.



14. Approval of a Five-year Operating and Revenue Sharing Agreement With Team Sheeper for Operations of the Rinconada Pool – STAFF REQUEST THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 10, 2018.   – MEMO

State/Federal Legslation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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