City Council

May 22nd, 2023


Call to Order



Special Orders of the Day

  1. Proclamation Honoring Thomas Foon Chew



2. Proclamation Honoring Birge Clark



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment



Closed Session

3. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT Authority: Gov Code section 54957(b) Titles: City Clerk

4. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS Unrepresented Employee: City Clerk City representatives: Sandra Blanch Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6



Report from Closed Session






Study Session

AA1. FY 2024 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget – Finance Committee Update and Council Budget Discussion.




Consent Calendar

5. Approval of Minutes from May 8, 2023 Meeting

6. Approve the Services Agreement between the City of Palo Alto and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) for the Connecting Palo Alto Grade Separation Projects and Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Agreement; CEQA status – not a project.

Service Agreement-Caltrain and Palo Alto


7. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. S20178516 with Hohbach-Lewin, Inc. to increase compensation by $10,000 and to extend the Contract Term through March 30, 2026 for On-Call Structural Engineering Services for various Public Art Installations; CEQA Status – Not a Project.


8. SECOND READING: Adopt an Ordinance Continuing the Interim Parklet Program Until March 31, 2024 (FIRST READING: May 8, 2023 PASSED 6-1, Kou no).

9. Amendment to Palo Alto Municipal Code Title 18 Chapter 18.42, Standards for Special Uses, to Codify Firearms Sales Limitations Ordinance; CEQA status—exempt under CEQA Guidelines section 15061(c)(3).

Map of Firearms Business Siting

10. Adoption of a Permanent Ordinance Amending Titles 18 and 21 to Implement State Housing Legislation from the 2021 Legislative Session, Including SB 9. Environmental Analysis: Exempt from Environmental Analysis under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) and Government Code Sections 66411.7(n) and 65852.21(j). The Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) has recommended Council adopt the ordinance.



Closed Session

CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION; Subject: Yes In My Backyard, et al. v. City of Palo Alto; Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No.  23-CV-410811 (One Case, as Defendant); Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).


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