City Council

December 10th, 2018


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Santa Clara County Health Department Presentation of Healthy Cities Award.

Closed Session

2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8 Properties: (1) 321 California Avenue (APN 124-33-001); (2) 361 California Avenue (APN 124-33-029); (3) 341 California Avenue (APN 124-33-030); and (4) 2453 Ash Street (APN 124-33-027) Agency Negotiators: James Keene, Ed Shikada, Brad Eggleston Negotiating Parties: City of Palo Alto and (1) D.H. and M.A. Edwards Company for 321 California Ave; (2) 361 California Ave, LP for 361 California Ave; (3) 341 Cal Partners LLC for 341 California Ave; and (4) Ash Street Partners LP for 2453 Ash Street Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment for Subsurface Easements Related to Construction of the California Avenue Garage.



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the November 19 and 26, 2018 Council Meetings.

Consent Calendar

4. Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into the Following Agreements for the City’s Fair Value Commuting Project (Partially Funded Through a Federal Transit Administration Grant): 1) an Agreement With RideAmigos in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $150,620 for a Term of 15 Months, and 2) an Agreement With the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $100,000 for a Term of 15 Months. MEMO

5. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C19173096 With Prospect Silicon Valley to Update the Rate Schedule to Include the Chief Executive Officer’s Billing Rate.

6. Adoption of Reimbursement Resolutions to Designate the Amount of Project Expenditures to be Reimbursed by Clean Water State Revolving Fund Proceeds for the Funding of the Discharge Infrastructure Improvement (Outfall Pipeline) and the Primary Sedimentation Tanks and Electrical Upgrade Projects at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plan.

7. Adoption of a Memorandum of Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto. Q & A

8. Approval of City of Palo Alto’s Employee Paid Parental Leave Policy and Amendment to City Merit System Rules and Regulations Chapter 7-705(c).

9. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL: 3877 El Camino Real [17PLN-00321]: Recommendation on Applicant’s Request for Approval of a one lot Vesting Tentative Map to Divide an Existing 0.75 Acre Parcel Into 17 Residential Condominiums and one Commercial Condominium. Environmental Assessment: Mitigated Negative Declaration Adopted by Council on September 18, 2017. Zoning Districts: CS and RM-30.

10. Approval of a Donation of $25,000 From the City Council Contingency Fund to Support Butte County Fire Relief, Resilience, and Recovery After the Camp Fire.

11. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter Into a Project Specific Maintenance Agreement With the State of California Department of Transportation for the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Overpass Project; and Approve the Easement Agreement for Public Access, Utilities, and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing Between Google and the City, and Delegate Authority to the City Manager, or his designee, to Sign the Easement Agreement for the Project (PE-11011).

12. SECOND READING: 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) (FIRST READING: November 26, 2018 PASSED: 9-0).

13. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 2.04.190 (Standing Committees – Special Committees) of Chapter 2.04 (Council Organization and Procedure) of Title 2 (Administrative Code); and Amending Section 12.10.060 (Coordination with City) of Chapter 12.10 (Street Cut Fees) of Title 12 (Public Works and Utilities) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Conform to a Seven-member City Council (FIRST READING: October 29, 2018 PASSED 9-0).



Action Items

14. Approval of a Five-year Operating and Revenue Sharing Agreement With Team Sheeper for Operations of the Rinconada Pool (Continued From November 26, 2019)Q & A



15. Approval of: 1) Construction Contract C19173521 With Swinerton Builders in the Amount of $39,395,153; 2) Amendment Number 3 to Contract Number C16163034 With Nova Partners, Inc. in the Amountof $1,249,193 for Construction Management Services; 3) Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number S18171787 With Romig Engineers, Inc. in the Amount of $99,000; 4) Authorization to Negotiate and Execute Four Easements for Underground Shoring Tie-backs; 5) Authorization to Negotiate and Execute a Short-term Lease for a Parking Lot From the County of Santa Clara; 6) Authorization to Negotiate and Execute a Month-to-Month Lease of Parking Stalls From Caltrain; and 7) a Budget Amendment for Capital Improvement Fund Project PE-18000 for the new California Avenue Area Parking Garage.



16. 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 Equality 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) (Continued From December 3, 2018).



State/Federal Legslation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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