City Council

June 20th, 2022


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-POTENTIAL LITIGATION Subject: Threatened litigation regarding interpretation and application of nonconforming use provisions for 340 Portage and associated addresses, as set forth in September 10, 2021 letter from Sobrato Organization Authority: Potential Exposure to Litigation Under Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) One Case, as Defendant.



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Public Comment



Consent Calendar

2. Approve Minutes from the June 6, 2022 City Council Meeting

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3. Approval of Contract Number C23181853A With Accurate Structural Incorporated for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $2,405,369 for the Installation of 9 Electric Station Perimeter Security Lighting/Camera Additions.


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4. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement With Carollo Engineers, Inc. for Development of a One Water Plan for the City of Palo Alto Contract Number C23183089 in the Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $559,000.

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5. Approval of the Fiscal Year 2023 Investment Policy

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6. Approval of a Contract with EPI-USE Labs, LLC to Host Online the City’s SAP ERP System and Provide Related Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $2,214,140 (including of $2,014,140 for Basic Services and a Contingency of $200,000 for Additional Services Approved by City via Task Order) over a Three-and-a-Half-Year Term Supplemental Memo added.

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7. Approval of contract number C231833249 with Digitech Computer LLC to provide Ambulance Billing Services in the amount of $140,000 a year not to exceed $700,000.

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8. Approval of Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. C18168154 with SWA Services Group, Inc. for Janitorial Cleaning and Maintenance Services in Order to Extend the Term by Six Months through February 28, 2023 and Increase the Compensation by $1,242,777 for a New Total Not-toExceed Amount of $12,272,542.


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9. Approval of a New Dark Optical Fiber License Agreement With the Palo Alto Unified School District as a Customer, From December 17, 2022 Through June 30, 2027.

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10. Approval of Early Renewal of Contract Number C20176092 With Equinix LLC for Addition of $53,384 for New Service Connections and Maintenance, Approval of Past Charges of $16,628 for Increased Services, and Approval of Addition of $50,000 for City Manager Authority to Add Fiber Services, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $745,476 from $625,465.

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11. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C21178372C with C&S Engineers, Inc. for the Airport Apron Reconstruction Project (AP-16000) in the Amount of $215,023 for a New Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1,715,023, and approval of a Budget Amendment in the Airport Fund in Fiscal Year 2022.


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12. Adoption of a Resolution Implementing the Water Use Restrictions in Stage II of Palo Alto’s Amended 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Compliance With the State Water Resources Control Board’s May 24, 2022 Emergency Water Conservation Regulations, and Restricting Potable Irrigation to No More Than Two Days a Week, with Exceptions for Tree Health, Health and Safety, and Certain NonResidential Zone Irrigation.


Public Letters

13. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute Purchase Orders for Electric Distribution Transformers With Prequalified Vendors in an Amount up to $2,000,000 Annually Between FY 2022 – FY 2026 in a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $10,000,000.


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14. Policy and Services, Office of the City Auditor and Staff recommends that City Council Approve the Building and Permit Review Report.

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15. Consent of the Macias Gini & O’Connell’s Single Audit Report for the Year Ended June 30, 2021.

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16. Approval of an Agreement Between Santa Clara Valley Water District and the City of Palo Alto for Administration and Funding of Water Conservation and Stormwater Rebate Programs for a Total-Not-toExceed Amount of $675,000 Over a Three Year Term Ending June 30, 2025.


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17. Approval of Professional Services Contract Number C22184801 with Construction Testing Services for On-Call Construction Dewatering and Deconstruction Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $339,480 Over a 3-year Term.

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18. Approval of Contract No. C22184848 with Salas O’Brien Engineers, Inc., for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $110,212, for Engineering Design Services for the Municipal Service Center Lighting, Mechanical, and Electrical Improvements Project Capital Improvement Program Project (PF-16006).

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19. Approve Contract C22184489 with Martina Entriken Not to Exceed $330,000 for a Term of Three Years to Provide a Preschool/Toddler Program.


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20. Adoption of a Resolution Proposing the Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2023.

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21. Approval of Lease Agreement between Palo Alto Unified School District (Landlord) and City of Palo Alto (Tenant) for Extended Day Care Sites for 12 months, Rent Not to Exceed $707,676 per Year.


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22. Policy and Services Committee Recommendations that the City Council Support a Pending State Bill Regarding Orderly Meeting Conduct (Senate Bill 1100) and Support with Amendments a Bill Regarding Children’s Camp Regulations (Assembly Bill 1737).

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23. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Section 18.52.070 (Parking Regulations for CD Assessment District) to Continue a Temporary Ban on Eligibility of Commercial Office Uses Above the Ground Floor to Participate in the Downtown Parking In-Lieu Program and Making Clerical Amendments to PAMC Section 16.57.010 (Applicability) in Chapter 16.57 (In-Lieu Parking Fee for New Nonresidential Development in the Commercial Downtown (CD) Zoning District) (FIRST READING: June 6, 2022: PASSED: 6-1, Tanaka No).

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24. SECOND READING: Adoption of Two Ordinances Implementing the Objective Standards Project, Including: 1) New Chapter 18.24, Contextual Design Criteria and Objective Design Standards; 2) Modifications to Affordable Housing (AH) Overlay District to Eliminate the Legislative Process; 3) Changes to Remove Inconsistencies and Redundancies, and Streamline Project Review Throughout Title 18 (FIRST READING: June 1, 2022: PASSED: 5-1, Cormack No, DuBois absent).


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25. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending the City’s Surveillance and Privacy Protection Ordinance to Exempt the Foothills Fire Early Warning System (PAMC 2.30.680). (FIRST READING: June 6, 2022: PASSED: 7-0).


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26. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Exempting Some BelowGrade Parking Facilities from Gross Floor Area. Zone District: R1(10,000). Environmental Review: Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Castilleja School Project certified on June 6, 2022. (FIRST READING: June 6, 2022 PASSED: 6-1, Kou no).

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27. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Title 8 of the PAMC to Expand Tree Protection to Include Additional Protected Tree Species, Revise Grounds for Tree Removal, and Make Clarifying Changes and Amending Titles 2, 9, and 18 to make Clerical Updates (FIRST READING: June 6, 2022 PASSED: 5-2, Cormack, Tanaka no).

Public Letters

At-Places Memo

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City Manager Comments




Action Items

28. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of the Budget Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2023, Including the Operating and Capital Budgets, Table of Organization, and Municipal Fee Schedule; Acceptance of Updates to the Capital Improvement Plan and Sustainability/Climate Action Plan, and the Retiree Healthcare Actuarial Report; and Approval of Contributions for Retiree Healthcare Benefits.

At-Places Memo


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29. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of the Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) Fiscal Year 2022-23 Annual Action Plan and Adoption of a Resolution Approving Use of CDBG Funds for FY 2022- 23; Approval of a Substantial Amendment to the CDBG Fiscal Year 2020-21 Annual Action Plan and Adoption of an Associated Resolution; and Budget Amendment in the FY 2023 Operating Budget in the CDBG Fund Supplemental memo, Title updated.


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30. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL. 2850 West Bayshore [21PLN00177]: Approval for a Major Architectural Review, Conditional Use Permit, and Vesting Tentative Map to Allow for the Demolition of an Existing Office Building and Construction of 48 Townhomes with Associated Private Streets, Utilities, Landscaping, and Amenities. Environmental Assessment: Exempt per CEQA Guidelines Section 15332. Zoning District: ROLM (Research Office and Limited Manufacturing).



Public Letters

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31. Adoption of Resolutions: (1) Placing a Measure Affirming the Gas Utility Transfer on the November 2022 Ballot; (2) Placing a Business Tax on the November 2022 Ballot; and (3) Adopting a Spending Plan for Business Tax Proceeds Late packet report added, title updated.


Public Letters

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