City Council

February 28th, 2022


Call to Order

Agenda Changes, and Deletions

Public Comment



Consent Calendar

2. Approve Minutes from the February 5, 2022 City Council Retreat, February 7, 2022 City Council Meeting, and the February 14, 2022 City Council Meeting

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3. Adoption of a Resolution to Authorize the City Manager to Apply for an SB1383 Local Assistance Program Grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and Execute Related Program Agreements and Amendments

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4. Appointment of 2022 Emergency Standby Council

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5. Approval for the Renewal of the Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation for Mutual Cooperation and Support to Facilitate the Foundation’s Financial and Administrative Support of the City’s Palo Alto Art Center


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6. Approval of Amendment No. 2 to Professional Services Contract Number C20176858 With Sandis Civil Engineers to Increase the Not-to- Exceed Compensation by $50,000 (to $171,000) and to Extend the Term of the Contract to October 2026 for the Completion of Final Plans and Design Support for the Churchill Avenue Enhanced Bikeway Project


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7. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Section 9.68 (Relocation Assistance for No-Fault Evictions) by Reducing the Threshold for Applicability from 50 Units to 10 Units or a Lower Threshold. Environmental Assessment: Exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3). (FIRST READING: January 31, 2022 PASSED: 5-1-1, Tanaka no, Stone abstain).

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8. Approval of a Five-Year Contract C22181932 with Sierra Traffic Markings, Inc in the Amount of $850,000 to Provide On-Call Minor Roadway Improvements

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9. Approval of Contract C22182466 With Ranger Pipelines, Inc. in the Amount of $7,819,336 for Water Main Replacement Project 28 (WS-14001) in the Barron Park, Oak Creek, Duveneck Francis, Charleston Meadows Neighborhoods and in the California Business District, and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Related Change Orders Not-to- Exceed $781,934 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $8,601,270

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10. Approval of Contract No. C22182372 with CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group Inc. in the Amount of $164,852 for Design Services for the University Avenue Streetscape Update Capital Improvement Program Project, PE-21004 and Approval of Budget Amendments in the Capital Improvement Fund and the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) Fund

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City Manager Comments 



Action Items

11. PUBLIC HEARING: Objections to Weed Abatement and Adoption of a Resolution Ordering Weed Nuisance Abated

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12. Discussion and Direction on Draft Response to the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury Report Published December 16, 2021 Pertaining to Affordable Housing and Potential Direction to Staff on Related Policies.

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13. California Avenue and Ramona Street Temporary and Permanent Closure: Direct Staff to Issue RFP for a Feasibility Study and Return for Contract Approval, and Provide Direction to Staff on Activities and Programming (Continued from the February 7, 2022 meeting)

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Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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