City Council

January 14th, 2019


Call to Order

Study Session

  1. Palo Alto Transportation Management Association (TMA) Annual Report.



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the December 17, 2018 and January 7, 2019 Council Meetings.

Consent Calendar

3. Receive the Middlefield Road North Traffic Safety Project End-pilot Report and Direction to Adopt the Current Configuration as a Permanent Feature.

4. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C15157537 With CIGNA for Long Term Disability (LTD), Life Insurance, and Accidental Death Policies for an Additional Three-year Term for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $5,373,662.



Action Items

5. PUBLIC HEARING: on Objections to Weed Abatement and Adoption of a Resolution Ordering Weed Nuisance Abated (STAFF REQUESTS THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TO JANUARY 22, 2019).


6. PUBLIC HEARING/QUASI-JUDICIAL: 3703-3709 El Camino Real [18PLN-00136]: Recommendation on Applicant’s Request for a Zone Change to Apply the Affordable Housing (AH) Combining District to the Site, as Well as Architectural Review to Allow for the Demolition of two Existing Retail Buildings and Construction of a 100 Percent Affordable Housing Project. The Project Consists of a Four-story Building Containing 59 Residential Units, two Levels of Garage Parking, and Associated Site Improvements. The Applicant Also Requests a Design Enhancement Exception to Allow for Garage and Ground Level Encroachments Into Required Rear and Street Side Yards, and a Waiver From Retail Preservation Requirements. Zoning District: CN (Neighborhood Commercial). Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Guideline Section 15194 (Affordable Housing).



7. PUBLIC HEARING/QUASI-JUDICIAL: 3743 Redwood Circle [17PLN-00272]: Consideration of an Appeal of the Director’s Individual Review Approval of a new Two-story, Single Family Home. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in Accordance With Guideline Section 15303 (Small Structures). Zoning District: R-1 (Single Family Residential) (Continued From October 29, 2018).



State/Federal Legslation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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