City Council

May 6th, 2019


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Proclamation Recognizing Public Employees and Individual Service Accomplishments in Alignment With National Public Service Recognition Week, May 5-11, 2019.



2. Adoption of a Resolution Expressing Appreciation to Mr. Menter “Bud” Starmer Upon his Retirement.



Study Session 

3. Joint Study Session of the City Councils of Palo Alto, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto Regarding Housing and Other 2019 State Legislation:

(a) Update From Palo Alto’s State Lobbyist

(b) Discussion of the Councils.



4. Joint Study Session With the Parks and Recreation Commission



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

5. Approval of Action Minutes for the April 15 and April 22, 2019 Council Meetings.

Consent Calendar

6. Approval of Contract Number C19174560 With R&S Construction Management, Inc. in the Amount of $2,421,544 for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Street Resurfacing Project, Capital Improvement Program Projects PE-86070, and PE-09003. Q&A

7. Adoption of a Resolution Approving a Termination Agreement With Hecate Energy Palo Alto, LLC and Approving a Long-term Power Purchase Agreement With Golden Fields Solar III, LLC for the Purchase of Solar Electricity.

8. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager or his Designee to Execute the Utility Program Services Contract, Number C19171513 With CLEAResult Consulting, Inc. for a Total Compensation of $737,000 and a Maximum Term of Five Years (Continued From April 15, 2019).

9. Approval of the Appointment of Kiely Nose as Director of Administrative Services (Chief Financial Officer), Dean Batchelor as Director of Utilities, and Kristen O’Kane as Director of Community Services.

10. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to the Employment Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Police Chief Robert Jonsen.

11. SECOND READING: 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 (FIRST READING: April 22, 2019, PASSED: 5-2 DuBois, Kou no). MEMO



Action Items

12. PUBLIC HEARING: Finance Committee Recommends Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Action Plan and Associated 2019-20 Funding Allocations; and Adoption of a Resolution Approving the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2019-20 Consistent With the Human Relations Commission’s Recommendation.



State/Federal Legislation Update/Action

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements 


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