City Council

March 16th, 2020


Palo Alto Public Improvement Corporation

Call to Order

Oral Communications

Action Item

1. Approval of Fiscal Year 2019 Palo Alto Public Improvement Corporation’s Annual Financial Report



March 16th, 2020

Call To Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-EXISTING LITIGATION Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 16CV300760 (One Case, as Defendant) –Miriam Green v. City of Palo Alto Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).




3. Rail Communications Update 3. Connecting Palo Alto Rail Grade Separation: Receive an Update From the Expanded Community Advisory Panel (XCAP) NO DISCUSSION THIS EVENING-INFORMATION REPORT ONLY

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval 

4. Approval of Action Minutes for the February 24 and March 2, 2020 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

5. Authorize Transmittal of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Annual Progress Report to the Office of Planning and Research, and the 2019 Housing Element Annual Progress Report to the Department of Housing and Community Development.

6. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 1.12 (Administrative Penalties – Citations) to Provide for an Administrative Hearing Upon Partial Advance Deposit of $250 and Clarify Existing Procedures for Hearings (FIRST READING: March 2, 2020 PASSED: 6-0 Kou absent).



City Manager Comments



Action Item

6A. Update Regarding City Responses to Covid-19, including Community Education and Service Changes; Ratification of Proclamation of Local Emergency.



7. Adoption of two Ordinances Amending Various Sections of Chapter 2.08 (Officers and Departments), Chapter 2.30 (Contracts and Purchasing Procedures); Chapter 10.50 (Residential Preferential Parking Districts), Chapter 10.51 (Crescent Park no Overnight Parking Program); and Title 18 (Zoning) to Reflect Updates to the Organization of Some City Departments and Duties; Clean up the City’s Purchasing Procedures; add a new Exemption From Competitive Solicitation for Some Types of Personnel-related Services Contracts; and Update Enforcement and Hearing Procedures in the Zoning Code.

8. Acceptance of the GreenWaste of Palo Alto Environmental Report; Authorization to Negotiate and Execute an Amendment to GreenWaste Contract Number C09124501 to Increase Compensation by up to $950,000 to Process Mixed Paper Within the United States; and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Refuse Fund (ITEM CONTINUED TO MARCH 23, 2020) MEMO



Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Closed Session

2. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-POTENTIAL LITIGATION Subject: Threatened Litigation Over February 4, 2019 Conditional Approvals and Denials of Crown Castle Cluster 2 [17PLN-00433] Small Cell Nodes Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) One Potential Case, as Defendant.


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