City Council

December 6th, 2021


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Joel Alejo v. City of Palo Alto, et al. Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 21CV378968 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).

2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Rumi Portillo, 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). – MOVED TO DECEMBER 13, 2021



Agenda Changes, and Deletions



Public Comment



Consent Calendar

3. Approval of Minutes November 16, 2021 and November 22, 2021 City Council Meeting

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4. Approval of contract with Life Insurance Company of North America (CIGNA) for Underwriting of the City of Palo Alto’s Group Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), and Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) Plans for Up to Three Years for a total not to exceed $1,920,000.


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5. Adoption of a Resolution for the Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Grant Program Authorizing the Application and Receipt of Grant Funds by the City of Palo Alto for the Roth Building (300 Homer Ave) Elevator Restoration.

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Public Comment

6. Amendment No. One with Ten Geographic Information Systems (GIS) On-Call Professional Service Contracts with: 1) Critigen LLC; 2) GIS Solutions, Inc.; 3) Utility DataContracts, Inc.; 4) Turf Image, Inc.; 5) Vestra Resources, Inc.; 6) Michael Baker International, Inc.; 7) iSpatial Techno Solutions, Inc.; 8) Geographic Information Services, Inc.; 9) Seven Tablets, Inc.; and, 10) Timmons Group, Inc., C20174611(A-F), Increasing the Not-To-Exceed Amount from $700,000 Annually for Contract Year 1, to $1,500,000 Annually for Contract Years 2 through 5, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount $6,700,000 over the Five-Year Term Across All Ten On-Call GIS Contracts.

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7. Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C19173686 with OpenCities, Inc. to Add to Increase the Scope of Services to Add Additional Website Functionalities such as a Junior Museum SubWebsite, and Increase the Compensation Amount Accordingly, by $167,317 for a New Not-to-Exceed Contract Amount of $434,517 through FY25.

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At-Places Memo

8. Approval of a Purchase Order with Interstate Truck Center d/b/a Valley Peterbilt in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $391,002 for the Purchase of a 2023 Peterbilt 537 with an American Truck and Trailer Body Service Body, Utilizing a Sourcewell Cooperative Purchase Agreement; and Approval of a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Amendments in the Vehicle Replacement and Maintenance Fund Scheduled Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Capital Project (VR-22000) and the Gas Fund.

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City Manager Comments 



Action Items

9. Adoption of Interim Urgency Ordinance Amending Titles 18 and 21 in Response to Senate Bill 9; Adoption of an Interim Ordinance Amending Titles 18 and 21 in Response to Senate Bills 9 and 478; Adoption of Objective Design Standards for SB 9 Projects; and Referral of Work on a Permanent Ordinance to the Planning and Transportation Commission and the Architectural Review Board.

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At-Places Memo




10. Discuss and Provide Direction to Staff on Development of New Parking Facilities in the University Avenue Downtown Including Consideration of: (a) Resuming Work on the Garage Project at 375 Hamilton Avenue; or (b) Issuing a Request for Information (RFI) from Private Partners Regarding Development of Parking Using Parking In-Lieu Fees, Potentially in Conjunction with Housing or Other Uses, on Private or City-Owned Properties (Late Packet Report).

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Public Comments




Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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