City Council

August 13th, 2018


Call to Order

Closed Session

  1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Rumi Portillo, Sandra Blanch, Nicholas Raisch, Molly Stump, Terence Howzell, and Michelle Flaherty) Employee Organizations: 1) Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521; 2) Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA); 3) International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; 4) Palo Alto Police Managers’ Association (PAPMA); and 5) Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA) Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a) (HR).

2. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-POTENTIAL LITIGATION Significant Exposure to Litigation Under Section 54956.9(d)(2) (One Potential Case, as Defendant)–Palo Alto-Stanford Fire Protection Agreement Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the July 30, 2018 Council Meeting. 

Consent Calendar

4. Approval of an Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Unified School District for School Resource Officer Services and Shared Funding of the Positions in the Form of Reimbursable Payment (Revenue) to the City, up to $200,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and $250,000 in FY2020. 

5. Approval of a Construction Contract With Waterproofing Associates, Inc. in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $250,298 and Authorization of a Contract Contingency in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $25,030 to Replace the Existing Pavilion Wing Roof at Cubberley Community Center. 

6. Adoption of a Resolution Establishing the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Secured and Unsecured Property    Tax Levy for the City of Palo Alto’s General Obligation Bond Indebtedness (Measure N). 

7. Approval of a Blanket Purchase Order With Hill Brothers Chemical Company for a One-year Period in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $464,405 for Bulk Magnesium Hydroxide Slurry for the Regional Water Quality Control Plant, With the Option to Renew for two Additional One-year Periods Not-to-Exceed $464,405 per Year Subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) Increases. 

8. Approval of the Response to the Grand Jury Report on Law Enforcement Mental Health Training.

9. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase a Portion of the City’s Natural Gas Requirements From the City of Redding, CA Under Specified Terms and Conditions During Calendar Years 2018 Through 2030, Inclusive. 

10. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a Financial Assistance Application to the United States Bureau of Reclamation for the WaterSMART: Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects. 

11. Approval of Amendment No. 5 to Contract No. C869 Between the City of Palo Alto and the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Related to the Regional Water Quality Control Plant’s Pretreatment Program as Applied to Stanford. 

12. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. C17163750 With Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $198,514 to Provide Construction Administration Services for the Baylands Boardwalk Improvement Project (PE-14018), for a new Total Not-toExceed Amount of $638,506, and to Extend the Term Through June 30, 2019. 

13. Approval of an Agreement With Prospect Silicon Valley, for a Not-to Exceed Amount of $225,000, for a Term of 18 Months, to be Principal Investigator for the City’s Fair Value Commuting Project in Cooperation With the Federal Transit Administration. 

14. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase a Portion of the City’s Verified Emission Reductions Requirements From Foundation Under Specified Terms and Conditions During Calendar Years 2018 Through 2027, Inclusive. 

15. Approval to Submit a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant Request for $40,000 to Support Code: ART2 in Downtown Palo Alto in October 2019.



Action Items

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Title 16 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Modify and Increase the Citywide Transportation Impact Fee (Chapter 16.59); Indefinitely Suspend Application of the Existing Area-specific Transportation Impact Fees for the Stanford Research Park/El Camino Real CS Zone (Chapter 16.45) and the San Antonio/West Bayshore Area (Chapter 16.46); and Amend the Municipal Fee Schedule to Update the City’s Transportation Impact Fees in Accordance With These Changes, all in Furtherance of Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. The Citywide Transportation Impact Fee is a One-time fee on new Development and Redevelopment Throughout Palo Alto to Fund Transportation Improvements to Accommodate and Mitigate the Impacts of Future Development in the City. 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 (Continued From May 7, 2018).  – POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 1ST, 2018. 

17. Adoption of a Resolution to Join the Santa Clara/Santa Cruz Airport/Community Roundtable. 



18. Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternate for the League of California Cities Annual 2018 Conference, to be Held September 12-14, 2018 in Long Beach, CA.

State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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