City Council

May 17th, 2021


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

1. Presentation by La Comida




Study Session

2. Presentation by Polco/NRC of the City of Palo Alto Community Survey Report Results.





Agenda Changes, and Deletions



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the April 26 and May 3, 2021 City Council Meetings.

Consent Calendar

4. Approval of Amendment Number 4 to Contract Number C18172676 With Dixon Resources to Extend the Term to June 2022 With no Additional Costs for the Downtown Parking Study.

5. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement With CAD Masters, Inc. for Ongoing Support, Maintenance, Development, and Enhancement of the Geospatial Design and Asset Management System for the Utilities Department in an Amount of $390,000 per Year, for a Total Not-toExceed Amount of $1,950,000 for up to Five Years.


6. Adoption of a Resolution Making Required Findings in Support of the City’s Grant Application for the State Transportation Development Act Article 3 Funds to Update the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.


7. Adoption of a: 1) Resolution Waiving the Business Registration Fee for Fiscal Year 2022, if Completed on Time, and Extending the due Date to July 15, 2021; 2) Resolution Declaring an Intention to Temporarily Suspend the Levy of Assessment Against Businesses Within the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) for Fiscal Year 2022, and Setting a Public Hearing on the Proposed Temporary Suspension for June 1, 2021; and 3) Approval of the Reimbursement of any Business Registration Fees and BID Assessments Already Paid in 2021.

8. SECOND READING: Finance Committee Recommends City Council Approve Park, Community Center, and Library Development Impact Fee Justification Study; Adjustments to Park, Community Center, and Library Development Impact Fees; Adopt the Ordinance Updating 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) (FIRST READING: April 12, 2021 PASSED: 6-1 Tanaka no).



City Manager Comments



Action Items

9. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution Confirming the Weed Abatement Report and Ordering the Cost of Abatement to be a Special Assessment on the Respective Properties Described Therein.



10. Approval of a Construction Contract With C. Overaa & Co. in the Total Amount of $15,123,900, and Three Amendments to Existing Agreements With: 1) Stanford University, 2) East Palo Alto Sanitary District, and 3) Mountain View and Los Altos, for the Primary Sedimentation Tanks Rehabilitation and Equipment Room Electrical Upgrade Project (WQ-14003) at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant; Adoption of a Resolution Revising and Superseding Resolution Number 9667, Establishing Pledged Sources of Revenue for Repayment of State Revolving Fund Loan; and Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing an Installment Sale Agreement With the California State Water Resources Control Board for Financing the Design and Construction of the Primary Sedimentation Tanks Rehabilitation and Equipment Room Electrical Upgrade Project.




11. Continued Discussion of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget



Public Comment


FY 2022 Proposed Operating Budget

FY 2022 Proposed Capital Budget



Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Closed Session 

12. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Rumi Portillo, Molly Stump, Kiely Nose, Bob Jonsen, Geo Blackshire, Dean Batchelor, Nick Raisch) Employee Organizations: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521; Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521, Hourly Unit; Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA) and Employee Organization: International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; Palo Alto Police Manager’s Association (PAPMA); Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA); Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a). – THIS ITEM HAS BEEN POSTPONED


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