City Council

April 22nd, 2019


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).



Special Orders of the Day

2. Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Expressing Appreciation to Stacey Henderson Upon her Retirement.



City Manager Comments



Study Session 

3. Presentation of the City Manager’s Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019/20



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

State/Federal Legislation Update/Action



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

4. Approval of Action Minutes for the April 8, 2019 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

5. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the City of Palo Alto’s Deferred Compensation Plan for Regular Employees, and Incorporating an Employer Contribution Provision and Loan Provision by Adoption of the Amended Deferred Compensation Plan and Trust Document. MEMO

6. Approval of Amendment Number 3 to Contract Number C16158064 With BKF Engineers to Extend the Term to June 30, 2019 and Increase Compensation by $44,885 for a Maximum Not-to-Exceed Amount of $583,432 for Additional Design Services Related to the Embarcadero Road at El Camino Real Intersection Improvements Project (PL-15001). Q&A

7. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number S17167994 With MuniServices, LLC for Sales Tax Consulting Services to Increase the Amount by $40,000 for a new Not-to-Exceed Amount of $125,000 and to Extend the Term Through August 31, 2019.

8. Adoption of a Memorandum of Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521. Q&AMEMO

9. Finance Committee Recommends the City Council Approve the 2019 Workplan to Address the City Council Priority, “Fiscal Sustainability”; and Review an Update Regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Adopted Budget Referral to Identify $4 Million in General Fund Savings.

10. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Amending the Setback Map of the City of Palo Alto to Eliminate the 50-foot Special Setback Along Hansen Way for 3200 El Camino Real (FIRST READING: April 1, 2019 PASSED: 7-0).

11. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 18.18.120 (Grandfathered Uses and Facilities) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Adjust Regulations Pertaining to Noncomplying Facilities. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): This Ordinance is Within the Scope of the Comprehensive Plan. Environmental Impact.



Action Items

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Title 16 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Modify and Increase the Citywide Transportation Impact Fee (Chapter 16.59) and Suspend Application of the Existing Area-specific Transportation Impact Fees for the Stanford Research Park/El Camino Real CS Zone (Chapter 16.45) and the San Antonio/West Bayshore Area (Chapter 16.46), and Amending the Municipal Fee Schedule to Update the City’s Transportation Impact Fees in Accordance With These Changes, all in Furtherance of Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. The Citywide Transportation Impact Fee is a One-time fee on new Development and Redevelopment Throughout Palo Alto to Fund Transportation Improvements to Accommodate and Mitigate the Impacts of Future Development in the City. This Ordinance is Within the Scope of the Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Certified and Adopted on November 13, 2017 by Council Resolution No. 9720.



13. Approval of a Workplan for Potential Revenue Generating Proposals, Including Consideration of a Ballot Measure, in Support of the 2019 Fiscal Sustainability Council Priority.



14. Connecting Palo Alto Work Plan for Selection of Preferred Solutions to Rail Grade Separation Needs: Approval of Structure and Membership of an Expanded Community Working Group, Work Plan, and Revisions to Alternatives for Further Study; and Direction to Staff to Return to Council With Associated AECOM Contract Amendment.

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements 


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