City Council

May 13th, 2019


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Proclamation Honoring Affordable Housing Week.



Study Session 

2. Presentation and Discussion With the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) Staff Regarding the 2040 Caltrain Business Plan.



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Consent Calendar

3. Acceptance of the City of Palo Alto Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan in Compliance With the San Francisco Bay Area Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit.

4. Adoption of a Resolution Extending the City Manager’s Authority to Execute Transactions Under Master Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase and Sale Agreements With Pre-qualified Suppliers in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $5,000,000 per Year During Calendar Years 2019-2024; and Repealing Resolution Number 9379.

5. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Title 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Allow for Minor Increases in Height and Floor Area to Provide Access to Rooftop Decks on Existing Structures in the Commercial Downtown (Community) CD-C Subdistrict. Environmental Assessment: Exempt per Sections 15301 and 15305 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. Zone District: CD-C(GF)(P). (FIRST READING: February 25, 2019 PASSED: 5-2 Dubois, Kou no).

6. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 18.42.110 (Wireless Communication Facilities) of Chapter 18.42 (Standards for Special Uses) of Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) to Update the Code to Reflect Recently Adopted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Regulations. This Ordinance is Exempt From Environmental Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15305 (FIRST READING: April 15, 2019 PASSED: 6-0 Tanaka Absent).

7. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C19172281 With Municipal Resource Group (MRG) to Increase the Not-to-Exceed Compensation by $50,000 (for a new Not-to-Exceed Amount of $200,000) to Provide Continued Transportation Support Services for the Office of Transportation. Q&A



Action Items

8. Acceptance of the City of Palo Alto Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program Study Report and Direction to Staff on Workplans, Outreach, Stakeholder Process, and Prioritization of Programs, Including Proposed RPP Programs for Old Palo Alto and Green Acres. MEMO



9. Connecting Palo Alto Grade Separation Planning: Revision of Alternatives for Further Study and Direction to Staff Regarding Evaluation Criteria Weights.

State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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