City Council

January 28th, 2019


Call to Order

Closed Session


Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications

Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the January 14, 2019 Council Meeting.

Consent Calendar

3. Approval of Contract Number C19171177 With Smith Group for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $2,212,100 to Provide Design and Construction Support Services for the Operations Center (WQ-14002) at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant. Q&A

4. Approval of the Acceptance and Appropriation of State of California Citizens Options for Public Safety (COPS) Funds and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund. Q&A

5. Finance Committee Recommends the City Council Approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); Approve Amendments to FY 2018 Budget in Various Funds; and Approve a FY 2019 Budget Amendment in the General Fund. MEMO




Action Items

6. Request for Approval to: 1) Negotiate Agreements With Midpeninsula Community Media Center (Media Center) to Purchase its Building at 900 San Antonio Road, Using PEG Fees; and 2) Negotiate a new Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto (on Behalf of the Joint Powers Board) and the Media Center for Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access Channel Support Services; Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Agreement Number C12142180 Between the City of Palo Alto (on Behalf of the Joint Powers Board) and the Media Center to Extend the Existing Agreement to June 30, 2019.



7. 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 Inlieu 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 Number 9720. The Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Approval of the Proposed Ordinance on October 10, 2018 (Continued From December 3, 2018).



State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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