City Council

June 7th, 2021


Call to Order

Agenda Changes, and Deletions



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

1. Approval of Action Minutes for the May 24, 2021 City Council Meeting.

Consent Calendar

2. Approval of an Effluent Transfer Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the City of Los Altos.

3. Approval of Contract Number C21179800A With Pacific International Electric Company, Inc. in the Amount of $943,639 for the Underground District 46 Completion Project; and Authorization to Execute and Negotiate Related Change Orders in the Amount of $188,728 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1,132,367; and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Electric Fund.


4. Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager or Designee to Execute a Five-year General Services Agreement With Western Machinery Electric Inc. for Repair and Maintenance of Electricity Generators at the Municipal Service Center in an Amount Not-toExceed $592,248; and to Negotiate and Execute one or More Task Orders for Additional Services as Needed in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $300,000, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $892,248; and Approve a Budget Amendment in the Electric Fund.

5. Approval of a Design-build Contract With Johnson Controls Fire Protection, LP in the Amount of $517,280, and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Related Change Orders for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $51,728, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $569,008 for the Civic Center Fire Life Safety Upgrades, Capital Improvement Program Project (PE-18016).


6. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number S20176879 With Johnson Controls Fire Protection, LP to Increase the Contract Amount by $86,847 for a Revised Three-year Contract in a Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $265,584 for the Provision of Fire Sprinkler System Inspections and Repair Services.

7. Policy and Services Committee Recommends Approval of a Rent Forgiveness Program for Tenants in City Buildings and Approve a Budget Amendment in the General Fund.

8. Adoption of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan Update for City Buildings, Parking Facilities, Parks, and Public Right-ofWay Sidewalks and Curb Ramps.


9. Adoption of an Ordinance and Resolution Temporarily Continuing: 1) Uses of Public and Private Property for Outdoor Dining, Retail, and Personal Services; and 2) the Pilot Parklet Program Past the end of the Local Emergency.

Public Comment

10. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Updating an Emergency Permit Extension Ordinance in Response to Changes to Santa Clara County Health Orders (FIRST READING: May 24, 2021 PASSED: 7-0).



City Manager Comments



Action Items

11. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution to Suspend Assessments for Fiscal Year 2022 for the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) (CONTINUED FROM JUNE 1, 2021).



12. 855 El Camino Real (20PLN-00252): Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapters 18.04 and 18.16 of the Municipal Code to Allow Some Ground Floor Medical Office (“Retail Health”) Uses With a Commensurate Increase in the Overall Office use Allowed at the Site Subject to Limitations. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in Accordance With Guideline Section 15301 (Existing Facilities). Zoning District: CC (Community Commercial).


Public Comment



13. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of two Resolutions Adopting the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan.

Public Comment




14. City Council Review of the Finance Committee’s Recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Operating & Capital Budgets and Municipal Fee Schedule; Direction to Staff Regarding Preparation of the Final Budget for Council Adoption on June 21, 2021.


Public Comment



Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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