City Council

June 13th, 2022


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

1. Proclamation Recognizing Juneteenth Holiday

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Closed Session

2. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Miriam Green v. City of Palo Alto Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 16CV300760 (One Case, as Defendant) Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Public Comment



Consent Calendar

3. Approve Minutes from the June 1, 2022 City Council Meeting.

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4. Approval of Contract No. C22182951 with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated for use of its Online-Hosted Integrated Library System (ILS) Software, Innovative Mobile App, and Implementation Services, for a Five-Year Term and a Total Contract Not-To-Exceed Amount of $983,388 including a Ten-Percent Contingency/Additional Services Amount.

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5. Finance Committee Recommends the City Council Direct Staff to Update the Park, Library, and Community Center Development Impact Fee Nexus Study to Create New Fee Categories, Update the Park Land Valuation to $17.6m, Move to a Square-foot basis for Fees Imposed on Housing, and Conduct an Economic Feasibility Study (Including on the Parkland Dedication Fee).

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6. Utilities Advisory Commission Recommend the City Council Adopt the 2022 Annual Water Shortage Assessment Report.

At-Places Memo

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7. Approval of Amendment No. 2 to Contract S20176879 with Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP, to Add to the Scope of Services and Increase the Contract Amount by $113,466 for a New Three-year Contract Total Amount Not-to-Exceed of $379,050 for the Provision of Fire Sprinkler System Inspections and Repair Services.

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8. Approval of Contract Amendments to Extend Three Public-Private Partnership Agreements Between the City of Palo Alto and TheatreWorks, Palo Alto Players, and West Bay Opera for the use of the Lucie Stern Community Theatre for an Additional Year.

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City Manager Comments




Action Items

9. Finance Committee Recommends Adoption of six Resolutions: 1) Approving the Fiscal Year 2023 Wastewater Collection Utility Financial Plan, Including Proposed Transfer, and Adopting a Wastewater Collection Utility Rate Increase by Amending Wastewater Collection Rate Schedules S-1, S-2, S-6 and S-7; 2) Approving the FY 2023 Water Utility Financial Plan, Including Proposed Transfer, and Adopting a Water Utility Rate Increase by Amending Water Rate Schedules W-1, W-2, W-3, W-4, and W-7; 3) Approving FY 2023 Gas Utility Financial Plan, Including Proposed Transfers, and Adopting a Gas Utility Rate Increase by Amending Gas Rate Schedules G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-10; 4) Approving the FY 2023 Electric Utility Financial Plan, Including Proposed Transfers and Amendments to the Electric Utility Reserve Management Practices, Amending Utility Rate Schedules E-EEC-1, ENSE-1, E-2-G, E-4-G and E-7-G, and Adopting an Electric Utility Rate Increase by Amending Utility Rate Schedules E-1, E-2, E-4, E-4 TOU, E-7, E-7 TOU and E-14; 5) Amending Utility Rate Schedules EDF-1 and EDF-2 to Increase Dark Fiber Rates 4.2 Percent; and 6) Amending Utility Rate Schedule D-1 Increasing the Storm Water Management Fee by 4.20 Percent per Month per Equivalent Residential Unit for FY 2023.


Public Letters

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10. Policy and Services Committee Recommendations on Pending State Assembly Bills 2181 (VTA) and 1944, 2449, and 2647 (Local Meeting Procedures).

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11. Revenue-Generating Ballot Measures (Affirmation of the Natural Gas Utility Transfer and New Business Tax): Direction to Staff on Key Policy Questions and Measure Characteristics, and Direction to Return with Final Documents for Placement of Ballot Measure(s) on the November 2022 Election and a Non-Binding Resolution for Intended Use of Business Tax Proceeds.

Public Letters


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