City Council

April 18th, 2022


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Joint Study Session with Palo Alto Youth Council


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Agenda Changes, and Deletions

Public Comment



Consent Calendar

2. Approve Minutes from the April 04, 2022 City Council Meeting

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3. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Existing Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapter 5.30, Disposable Foodware Items and Other Disposable Products, to Comply with California Assembly Bill 1276 (Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Standard Condiments) Requiring Additional Restrictions on the Use of Disposable Foodware and Condiments.

Public Letters

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4. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C18169357 With Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. for Federal Legislative Advocacy to Extend the Term for one Additional Year and add $82,800 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $414,000.

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5. Approval of the Appointment of Sandra Blanch as Human Resources Director.

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City Manager Comments 




Action Items

6. Policy and Services Committee, City Auditor and Staff Recommend Approval of the Power Purchase Agreement Audit Report.


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7. Approval of Supplement Agreement No. 1 to the Master Funding Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for $800,000 in Priority Development Area Planning Grant Funds to Prepare a Downtown Housing Plan; Approve Budget Amendments in the General Fund; and to Initiate the Plan Process for a Sub-Area of the Downtown Priority Development Area. Environmental Assessment: Exempt Under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15262.


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8. Revenue-Generating Ballot Measures for Fall 2022: Discuss 2nd-Round Polling Results and Feedback from Community and Stakeholder Engagement Activities; Review and Provide Staff Direction on Finance Committee Recommended Refined Parameters for a Business License Tax and an Affirmation of the Gas General Fund Transfer; and Provide Direction to Staff on Next Steps Including Launch of Third Poll, and Council’s Non-Binding Intentions for Allocation of Potential Proceeds. Supplemental Information Added. – CONTINUED TO APRIL 25, 2022


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Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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