City Council

June 12th, 2023


Call to Order

This meeting will be called to order in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month.

Closed Session

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Sandra Blanch, Tori Anthony, Molly Stump, and Jennifer Fine) Employee Organization: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521, Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA), Palo Alto Peace Officers’ Association (PAPOA), Palo Alto Police Management Association (PMA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) local 1319, Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA); Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6 (a)  Item removed from Agenda



Special Orders of the Day

2. Proclamation honoring AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment






Study Session

3. Bi-Annual Discussion with the Independent Police Auditor




Consent Calendar

4. Approval of Three Contract Amendments to Citywide Landscaping Services Contracts to extend the terms to September 30, 2023 and Increase Compensation as Follows: (1) Amendment No. 1 to Contract with BrightView Landscape Services, Inc. (C18170810A) with an increase of $305,606; (2) Amendment No. 1 to Contract with Gachina Landscape Management, Inc. (C18170810B) with an increase of $19,972; and (3) Amendment No. 2 to Contract with Grassroots Ecology (C18170810C) with an increase of $15,520; CEQA Status – Categorically Exempt 15301 and 15304.


5. Authorize Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. C20175537 with Kennedy Jenks Consultants, Inc. to extend the term of the contract for the Primary Outfall Line Project (WQ-19002) through December 31, 2027.

6. Approve the Grade Separation Evaluation Criteria For Evaluating Alternatives Under Consideration for Grade Separation Projects. CEQA status – Categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines section 15262.

Public Comment

7. Adoption of Memorandum of Agreement with Utility Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA) effective upon adoption through June 30, 2025, and Adopt revised Management and Professional salary schedule; CEQA Status – Not a project.

8. Approval of a Purchase of Panasonic ToughBook Replacement Equipment for Police and Fire in the amount of $422,007 with Datec Incorporated Utilitizing an NCPA Cooperative Agreement; and Approval of a Purchase of Replacement CradlePoint Modems with DiscountCell, Incorporated for Police and Fire in the Amount of $168,801 Utilizing a NASPO Cooperative Agreement; and a Budget Amendment in the Information Technology Fund; CEQA Status—not a project.

9. Approval of Office of City Auditor Electronic Payment Process and Controls Audit Report; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

10. SECOND READING: 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. (FIRST READING: May 22, 2023 PASSED 7-0).

11. Approval of a Protocol for Council Member Co-Hosting of Neighborhood Town Hall Meetings.

Public Comment

12. Approval of 2023-2024 Boards, Commissions and Commission Committees Work Plans:
A. Architectural Review Board
B. Historic Resources Board
C. Park and Recreation Commission
D. Planning and Transportation Commission
E. Public Art Commission
F. Stormwater Management Oversight Committee
G. Utilities Advisory Commission



City Manager Comments




Action Items

13. Direction on Operating Model for Palo Alto Animal Shelter, Which May Include: Negotiating A New Agreement with Pets In Need; Moving to In-House Service Delivery; and/or Issuing a New Request For Proposals. CEQA Review – Not a Project.

Supplemental Report

Public Comments

Staff Presentation

PIN Presentation



14. Approval of Homekey Lease Agreement with LifeMoves for use of 1237 San Antonio Road for a term of nine years and Revenue Agreement with Santa Clara County to enable the County to execute an operating agreement with LifeMoves for interim housing operations.

Supplemental Report

Public Comment 



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