City Council

March 1st, 2021


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 (Ed Shikada, Rumi Portillo, Molly Stump, Dean Batchelor, Geo Blackshire, Robert Jonsen, Nick Raisch, Kiely Nose) Employee Organizations: Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA); Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521; Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521, Hourly Unit; Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA) and Employee Organization: International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; Palo Alto Police Manager’s Association (PAPMA) Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a).

2. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Yang Shen v. City of Palo Alto, et al. Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 20CV367865 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).



Study Session

3. 3045 Park Blvd (20PLN-00215): Request by Jay Paul Company for a Prescreening of Their Proposal to Create a new Zoning Overlay to Allow Office Uses in Seven (7) Buildings Along Park Boulevard Near the California Avenue CalTrain Station. Environmental Assessment: Not a Project. Zoning District: GM.

Public Comment




Special Orders of the Day 

4. Appointment of Candidates to the Historic Resources Board and the Planning and Transportation Commission.



Agenda Changes, and Deletions 

Oral Communications



Special Orders of the Day 

4. Appointment of Candidates to the Historic Resources Board and the Planning and Transportation Commission.



Minutes Approval

5. Approval of Action Minutes for the January 30, 2021 City Council Retreat and the February 8, 2021 City Council Meeting.

Consent Calendar

6. Adoption of a Resolution Designating the Amount of Project Expenditures to be Reimbursed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Proceeds for the Funding of the Secondary Treatment Upgrades at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant.

Council Question

7. Correction: Adoption of a Resolution Ordering Weed Nuisance Abated.



City Manager Comments



Action Items

8. Review the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Mid-year Budget Review and Approve Budget Amendments in Various Funds; Provide Direction on: a) Potential Rent Forgiveness Programs for City Tenants, and b) A Waiver of the Business Registry Certificate and Downtown Business Improvement District Fees.

Public Comment




9. Policy and Services Committee Recommends the City Council Accept the City Auditor’s Risk Assessment Report, Annual Audit Plan, and Quarterly Status Report.




Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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