City Council

January 19th, 2021


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: 445 Bryant Street, Assessor’s Parcel Number 120-15-107 Negotiating Party: Tesla, Inc., a Delaware corporation City Negotiators: Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose Subject of Potential Negotiations: Lease Price and Terms of Payment.

Public Comment



Study Session

2. 2951 El Camino Real [20PLN-00158]: Prescreening of a Proposal to Rezone the Subject Property From CS (Service Commercial) and R-1 (Single-family Residential) to Planned Home Zoning (PHZ) and Redevelop the Site With a Mixed-use Development That Includes Approximately 113 new Residential Units, 5,000 Square Feet of Office Space, 1,000 Square Feet of Retail Space, and Provides Parking within a Below-grade Garage. Environmental Assessment: Not a Project; Any Subsequent Formal Application Would be Subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Zoning District: CS and R-1.


Public Comment



3. Discuss and Accept the Human Relations Commission’s Report “Black and Brown Palo Alto – History and Current Experience” and Provide Feedback and Direction on Their Action Plan to Address Equity and Inclusion.

At-Places MEMO




Agenda Changes, and Deletions 



Oral Communications



City Manager Comments



Action Items

6. Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend the Municipal Fee Schedule to add Vehicle Entrance Fees for Foothills Park, and to Amend Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Section 22.04.150(k) to Adjust Attendance Limits at Foothills Park.

Public Comment

At-Places Memo


4. Formation of a Working Group and Council Subcommittee for the 2023-2031 Housing Element Update Process.


5. Formation of a Working Group and Council Subcommittee for the 2023-2031 Housing Element Update Process.

Public Comment


7. SECOND READING: Adoption of a Temporary Ordinance Amending Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Broaden Permissible Uses and Raise Thresholds for Conditional Use Permits for Some Land Uses Throughout the City. Environmental Review: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Exemption 15061(b)(3) (FIRST READING: December 14, 2020 PASSED: 7-0) (Continued From January 11, 2021).

At-Places Memo



Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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