City Council

December 5th, 2022


Call to Order


AA1. Neighbors Abroad Presentation: Sister City Mayor Ando of Tsuchiura, Japan



Public Comment on Closed Session 



Study Session

AA2. Study Session to Receive an Update on the Santa Clara County’s Effort to Update the Stanford Community Plan.


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Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Sandra Blanch, Nicholas Raisch, Molly Stump, and Terence Howzell) Employee Organization: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521, Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA)Palo Alto Peace Officer’s Association (PAPOA), Palo Alto Police Management Association (PMA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) local 1319, Palo Alto Fire Chiefs Association (FCA), ; Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6 (a)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment



Consent Calendar

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

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3. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement With CLEAResult, Inc., for Residential Energy Efficiency and Electrification Advising, Rebate Processing and Optional Heat Pump Water Heater Pilot Program Administration for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $2,940,400 for a 4-Year Term Through December 2026.


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4. Approve Contract C23185850 With Thomas Sarsfield for a Not-ToExceed Amount of $395,000 for a Term of Three Years to Provide a Tennis Recreation Program.

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5. Approval of the Acceptance of State of California Citizens Options for Public Safety (COPS) Funds of $172,000 and a Budget Amendment in the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund (2/3 vote required).


Public letters

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6. Approval of the Office of the City Auditor’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Task Orders.

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7. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting February 27, 2023 for a Public Hearing for Objections to the Proposed Weed Abatement (ITEM CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 19, 2022).

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City Manager Comments





8. Approval of a Construction Contract With Anderson Pacific Engineering Construction (APEC) in the Total Amount of $161,846,500; Approval of Three Amendments to Existing Agreements with: 1) Stanford University, 2) East Palo Alto Sanitary District, and 3) Mountain View and Los Altos; Approval of Amendment #2 to Contract Number C19171565 with Brown & Caldwell to Add Services, to Increase Compensation by $1,484,689 for a New Maximum Compensation Notto-Exceed $5,908,791, and to Extend the Contract Term through March 31, 2028; Approval of Amendment #2 to Contract Number C21176592C with Carollo Engineers to Add Construction Management Services, to Increase Compensation by $8,237,021; approval of a resolution to increase Clean Water State Revolving Fund financing to $193,000,000; approval of a budget appropriation increasing revenue and expenses; and approval of an exception to Debt Policy 1-65 for the Secondary Treatment Upgrades Project (WQ-19001) at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant.


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9. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL. 1700 Embarcadero Road [21PLN00191]: Consideration of a Site and Design Review, Design Enhance Exception, Variance and Off-Street Loading Space Modification to Allow the Demolition of a Vacant Restaurant and the Construction of a new two-Story 31,000 Square Foot Automobile Dealership. The PTC and the ARB Recommend Approval of the Project. Environmental Assessment: Addendum to a Mitigated Negative Declaration. Zoning District: CS(D)(AD) Service Commercial (Site & Design Review / Automobile Dealership Combining Districts).

Public Letter

Staff Presentation

Applicant Presentation

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10. Staff and the Council Sustainability and Climate Action (S/CAP) Ad Hoc Committee Recommend That Council Review and Provide Feedback to Staff on the Draft 2023-2025 S/CAP Work Plan and Direction on Governance of the Work Plan (ITEM CONTINUED TO FUTURE DATE)



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