City Council


December 3rd, 2018

Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY
Subject: Written Liability Claim Against the City of Palo Alto
By Keith Bunnell (Claim No. C18-0049)
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9 (e)(3)

 

 

Special Orders of the Day

2. Appointment of Three Candidates to the Architectural Review Board and Three Candidates to the Parks and Recreation Commission for Three-year Terms Ending December 15, 2021; and two Candidates to the Planning and Transportation Commission for Four-year Terms Ending December 15, 2022

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

9. PUBLIC HEARING. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 18.18 (Downtown Commercial District) of Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) to Repeal Section 18.18.040 Regarding a Nonresidential Square Footage Cap in the CD Downtown Commercial Zoning District to Implement and Conform to the Updated Comprehensive Plan; Section 18.18.040 Implemented Policy L-8 of the Prior 1998 Comprehensive Plan, Which was Removed as Part of the Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan Update. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), This Ordinance is Within the Scope of the Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Certified and Adopted on November 13, 2017 by Council Resolution No. 9720 (Staff Requests This Item be Continued to a Date Uncertain in 2019)

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 18.18.120 (Grandfathered Uses and Facilities) of Chapter 18.18 (Downtown Commercial District) of Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) to Adjust Regulations Relating to Noncomplying Facilities. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); This Ordinance is Within the Scope of the Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Certified and Adopted on November 13, 2017 by Council Resolution No. 9720; Alternatively, the Ordinance is Exempt From Environmental Review Under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) (Staff Requests This Item be Continued to December 10, 2018)

City Manager Comments

 

 

Oral Communications

Special Orders of the Day (cont.)

2. Appointment of Three Candidates to the Architectural Review Board and Three Candidates to the Parks and Recreation Commission for Three-year Terms Ending December 15, 2021; and two Candidates to the Planning and Transportation Commission for Four-year Terms Ending December 15, 2022

 

 

Consent Calendar

3. Approval of an Agreement With the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in the Amount of $97,755 for the 2019 Caltrain Go Pass Program

4. Finance Committee Recommendation That the City Council: 1) Adopt a Resolution Approving the 2018 Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP), Updated Renewable Portfolio Standard Procurement Plan and Enforcement Program; and 2) Approve two EIRP Planning Documents

5. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute a Construction Contract With MP Nexlevel of California, Inc. in the Amount of $6,145,494 for Trenching and Substructure Installation and Materials, and a 10 Percent Contingency of $614,549 for Related but Unforeseen Work, for a Total Authorized Amount of $6,760,043 Over Three Years

6. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Title 16, Chapters 16.58 (Development Impact Fees); 16.59 (Citywide Transportation Impact Fees); and 16.60 (Charleston Arastradero Corridor Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Impact Fee) to add Development Impact Fee Exemptions for Junior Accessory Dwelling Units and Certain Accessory Dwelling Units Established by Garage Conversion

7. Adoption of a Resolution of Support for Formation of a Regional Housing Needs Allocation Subregion for Santa Clara County

8. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C18168129 With Kennedy / Jenks Consultants for Professional Design Services for the Primary Sedimentation Tanks Rehabilitation and Equipment Room Electrical Upgrade Project at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant to add Services, Increase Compensation by $249,631 for a new Maximum Compensation Not-to-Exceed $965,000, and to Extend the Contract Term Through March 31, 2022 – Capital Improvement Program Project WQ-14003

11. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL: 429 University Avenue [18PLN-00240]: Appeal of the Planning and Community Environment Director’s Denial of a Minor Architectural Review Consistent With Condition of Approval Number 3 From Record of Land Use Action Number 2017-02, for a Previously Approved Mixed-use Building (14PLN-00222), for the Proposed Exterior Building Materials, Colors, and Craftsmanship. Environmental Assessment: Use of Mitigated Negative Declaration Prepared for 14PLN-00222. Zoning District: CD-C(G)(P) (Downtown Commercial With Ground Floor and Pedestrian Shopping Overlay)

 

 

Action Items

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, Multi-family Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts, all to Promote Housing Development Opportunities in These Zoning Districts in Furtherance of Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. 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 (Continued From November 26, 2018)

 

 

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Adjournment

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