City Council

April 12th, 2021


Call to Order

Agenda Changes, and Deletions 

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

1. Approval of Action Minutes for the March 29, 2021 City Council Meeting



Consent Calendar

2. Approval of a Professional Services Contract With Rincon Consulting in the Amount of $627,994 for the Preparation of the City’s 2023-2031 Housing Element Update.

3. Approval of Contract Number C21178632A With Graham Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $986,614; and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Related Change Orders With Graham Construction, Inc. for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $98,662, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1,085,276 for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Streets Preventive Maintenance Project, Capital Improvement Program Projects (PE-86070 and PO-11001).

4. Adoption of a Corrected Resolution for the Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Grant Program Authorizing the Application and Receipt of Grant Funds by the City of Palo Alto for the Roth Building (300 Homer Avenue) Roof and Frescoes Rehabilitation.

Public Comment

5. Approval of Contract Number C21181207 With F. D. Thomas, Inc. in the Total Amount of $282,632 to Construct the Sludge Blending Tank Recoating Project at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant – Capital Improvement Program Project (WQ-19002); and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Change Orders Not-to-Exceed $28,263.


6. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number CC16161769 With Macias, Gini, & O’Connell for External Audit Services to Extend the Term for One-year and add $175,000 for a new Total Not-toExceed Amount of $1,050,569.


7. Finance Committee and Staff Recommend the City Council Review and Affirm Current Practices Outlined in the City Council Procedures and Protocols for Contract Approval on City Council Agendas.

8. Finance Committee and Staff Recommend the City Council Review the Fiscal Year 2021 and Prior Finance Committee Referrals Update and Accept the Committee’s Current Status Report; and Direct the Finance Committee to Review Long-term Financial Trends for Public Safety.


9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Title 18 (Zoning), Chapters 18.04 (Definitions), 18.16 (Neighborhood, Community, and Service Commercial (CN, CC and CS) Districts), 18.18 (Downtown Commercial (CD) Districts) and 18.30 (A) and (C)–Retail and Ground Floor Combining Districts. Environmental Review: Exempt Under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) (FIRST READING: March 8, 2021 PASSED: 5-2 Cormack, Tanaka no).



City Manager Comments



Action Items

10. PUBLIC HEARING: Finance Committee Recommends the City Council Approve the Park, Community Center, and Library Development Impact Fee Justification Study and Adjustments to the Park, Community Center, and Library Development Impact Fees; Adopt the Ordinance Updating the Park Land In-lieu fee; and Direct Staff to Implement the Impact Fee Updates With the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (Continued From March 8, 2021).




11. Update on the City’s Planned Community (Planned Home Zoning – PHZ) Application Process and Possible Council Direction for Changes Related to its Implementation, Criteria, and Applicability Citywide.

Public Comment




12. Colleagues’ Memo Regarding Referral to the Parks and Recreation Committee of a new Skate Park (Continued From March 15, 2021).

Public Comment



Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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