City Council

January 24th, 2022


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Report from the Human Relations Commission regarding their project titled “100 Community Conversations on Race and the Lived Experience in Palo Alto”

Public Comment


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Agenda Changes, and Deletions

Public Comment



Consent Calendar

2. Approve Minutes from the January 10, 2022 City Council Meeting

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3. Approval of General Services Contract with Denali Water Solutions, LLC for Sludge Hauling Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $2,427,084 for a 3-Year Term ending March 30, 2025, from the Wastewater Treatment Enterprise Fund.


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4. Review and Acceptance of Annual Status Report on Development Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2021.


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5. Acceptance of the Macias Gini & O’Connell Audit of the City of Palo Alto’s Financial Statements as of June 30, 2021 and the Management Letter; Approval of the FY 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR); and Amendments to the FY 2021 Budget in Various Funds.


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6. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting January 24, 2022 for a Public Hearing for Objections to the Proposed Weed Abatement.

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7. Adoption of a Resolution Scheduling the City Council Summer Break and Winter Closure for 2022.


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8. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing Use of Teleconferencing for Council Meetings During Covid -19 State of Emergency.

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9. SECOND READING: Adopt a Park Improvement Ordinance for the Replacement of the Palo Alto Flood Basin Tide Gate Structure in the City’s Baylands (FIRST READING: January 10, 2022 PASSED: 7-0).

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10. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Interim Ordinance Amending Titles 16, 18 and 21 in Response to Senate Bills 9 and 478, Including Amendment to the City’s Affordable Housing Requirements for SB 9 Projects. CEQA Status: This Action is not Considered a Project or is Exempt from CEQA in Accordance With Government Code Sections 66411.7(n) and 65852.21(j) or Section 15061 of the State CEQA Guidelines. (FIRST READING: January 10, 2022 PASSED: 7-0).

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City Manager Comments 




Action Items

11. Discuss Polling Results, Analysis, and Community and Stakeholder Engagement Plan; Recommend Further Refined Parameters for a Possible Local Tax Ballot Measure for November 2022 Election (Business License Tax and Utility Tax Proposals); and Direct Staff on Related Items such as Community and Stakeholder Engagement Plan – A Revised Staff Report Has been Added to this Packet.


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12. Public Hearing: Adoption of Ordinance Clarifying Ambiguities in Height Transitions and Amending the Setback for the RM-40 Zone District.


Public Comment


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Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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