City Council

April 10th, 2023


Call to Order


  1. Proclamation Honoring Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week April 9-15, 2023



2. Palo Alto Day Recognitions



Study Session

3. Report and Discussion on Community Engagement Activities Planned to Implement the City’s Workplans for Calendar Year 2023.


Public Comment



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment



Consent Calendar

4.  Approval of Minutes from March 27, 2023 Meeting

5. SECOND READING: Adopt an Ordinance to Expand the Human Relations Commission (HRC) from Five to Seven Members; CEQA status – not a project (FIRST READING: March 27, 2023 PASSED 7-0).

6. Approval of Contract Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. S20175534B with HdL Coren & Cone in the Amount of $8,400 and to Extend Term Six Months Ending September 2023 for Property Tax Information and Reporting Services; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

7. Agreement with Stanford University to provide $744,000 in funding for expanded Palo Alto Link (PAL) on-demand transit services; Contract Amendment No. 1 with Nomad Transit, LLC (Via) to increase total contract amount not to exceed $3,244,000 for up to two years; and Associated Budget Amendment in the General Fund. CEQA status – not a project.

Public Comments

8. Approval of a Purchase Order with The Public Restroom Company in the Amount of $596,556 to Provide and Install Modular Restroom Buildings at Rinconada and Ramos Parks for the Rinconada Park Improvements Capital Improvement Program Project (PE-08001) and Park Restroom Installation Capital Improvement Program Project (PG-19000), including $542,324 for basic services and $54,232 for additional services and Approval of Budget Amendments in the Parks Development Impact Fee Fund and Capital Improvement Fund; CEQA status – Section 15303 exempt.

Consent Questions

Public Comment

9. Approval of an Updated Residential Winter Gas and Electric Rebate Program to Mitigate Extraordinarily High January 2023 Customer Bills, Including Repeal and Replacement of the Gas Rebate Program and Budget Appropriation adopted on March 27, 2023 and Approval of Budget Amendments in the General Fund, Electric Fund, and Gas Fund, at a Total Cost of up to $2,468,385; CEQA: Not a project under CEQA Guidelines sections 15378(b)(4) and (5).



City Manager Comments





10. Approval of the Electric Utility Construction Services Contract With VIP Powerline Corp. (C23185980) for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $20,000,000 Over Five Years; CEQA status – exempt (existing facilities, replacement or reconstruction).

Consent Questions



11. Consideration of additional 2023 Council Priority Objectives




12. Discussion and Possible Revision to 2023 Standing Committee Topics (Continued from February 13, 2023).

Attachment A – Policy and Services Tentative Topics Calendar 2023 [revised 3.29.23]

Attachment B – Finance Committee Tentative Topics Calendar 2023 [revised 3.29.23]





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