City Council

August 8th, 2022


Call to Order


1. Appreciation for State Senator Josh Becker for Securing $2 million for Newell Bridge Replacement Project.

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2. Select Applicants to Interview for the Human Relations Commission.

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AA1. Sibling City Update from Mayor John Hamilton, Bloomington, Indiana

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Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment



Consent Calendar

3. Adoption of a Resolution Establishing FY 2023 Property Tax Levy for General Obligation Bonds (Measure N Libraries).


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4. Approval of the Rail Committee Charter and Workplan for 2022-23.


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City Manager Comments




Action Items

5. Approval of Appointment and Employment Agreement with Andrew Binder as Chief of Police.

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6. Adoption of an Ordinance Approving the Police Department’s Military Equipment Use Policy Under AB 481 Continued to a future meeting



AA2. Adoption of Resolutions: (1) Placing a Business Tax on the November 2022 Ballot; (2) Placing a Measure Affirming the Natural Gas Utility Transfer on the November 2022 Ballot; and (3) Establishing Advisory Spending Guidelines for Business Tax Proceeds. Supplemental Information Added.

Public Letters


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AA3. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL. 1033 Amarillo Ave [22PLN00016]: Request for a Preliminary Parcel Map With Exceptions to Subdivide a 20,787 Square Foot R-1 Property Into Two (2) Lots, Where Lot 1 Will be 10,668.50 Square Feet and Lot 2 Will be 10,118.77 Square Feet. Exception is for Minimum lot Width and Maximum lot Size. Zoning District R-1 Single Family Residential. Supplemental Information Added.

Public Letters

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7. Discuss and Provide Comments on the City’s Draft Comment letter to the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and Authorize the Mayor to Send a Comment Letter to the CHSRA on the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the California High Speed Rail segment between San Francisco and San Jose, Which Traverses Palo Alto.

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8. Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternate for the League of California Cities Annual 2022 Conference, to be held September 7-9 in Long Beach, CA  Continued to August 15, 2022





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