City Council

August 9th, 2021


Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Rumi Portillo, Molly Stump, Kiely Nose, Bob Jonsen, Geo Blackshire, Dean Batchelor, Nick Raisch) Employee Organizations: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521; Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521, Hourly Unit; Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA) and Employee Organization: International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; Palo Alto Police Manager’s Association (PAPMA); Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA); Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a).



Agenda Changes, and Deletions



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the June 14, 21 and 22, 2021 City Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

3. Approval of a Design-Build Contract With INDECT USA CORPORATION in the Amount of $2,241,310; and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Change Orders up to a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $224,131 for the Downtown Automated Parking Guidance System Design-Build Project, Capital Improvement Program Project PL-15002.


4. Approve an Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the City of East Palo Alto for a Limited Emergency Water Supply Intertie.

5. QUASI-JUDICIAL. 505 E Charleston Road [21PLN-00068]: Appeal of Director’s Approval of a Safe Parking Permit Application. Approved by the Director of Planning and Development Services on May 12, 2021. Environmental Assessment: Exempt per CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities). Zoning District: Single-Family Residential (R-1).


6. Adoption of a Resolution Establishing Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Secured and Unsecured Property Tax Levy for the City of Palo Alto’s General Obligation Bond Indebtedness (2008 Measure N – Library General Obligation Bonds).

7. Endorse and Authorize the Mayor to Sign a Joint Letter to the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) From the Cities of Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale Recommending a Measure B Funding Allocation for Grade Separations.

8. Adoption of a Resolution Vacating Public Utility Easement at 3500 Louis Road.

9. Approve the Housing Element Working Group Alternate Replacement and Modify Protocols for Participation for Alternates During Working Group Meetings.

10. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Establishing Board and Commission Term Limits, Consolidating Appointments to April of Each Year, and Codifying the Human Relations Commission’s Existing Role of Recommending Grant Funding (FIRST READING: June 21, 2021 PASSED: 6-1 Cormack no).




City Manager Comments



Action Items

15. Approval of the Appointment of Gayathri Kanth as Director of Libraries and Darren Numoto Director of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer.



11. PUBLIC HEARING/PROPOSITION 218: Adoption of two Resolutions: 1) Adopting the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Wastewater Collection Utility Financial Plan and Amending the Wastewater Collection Utility Reserve Management Practices; 2) Amending Utility Rate Schedules S-1 (Residential Wastewater Collection and Disposal), S-2 (Commercial Wastewater Collection and Disposal), S-6 (Restaurant Wastewater Collection and Disposal) and S-7 (Commercial Wastewater Collection and Disposal – Industrial Discharger).




12. Review South Palo Alto Bikeways Phase 1 Community Feedback and Concept Plan Alternatives, and Approve Preferred Concept Plan.




13. Adoption of a Resolution Endorsing the Santa Clara County Community Plan to End Homelessness 2020-25 and Discussion and Direction on Strategies for Services for Unhoused Palo Alto Residents, Including Direction Regarding Application for Project Homekey Program for an Emergency Shelter in a Portion of the Former Los Altos Treatment Plant (LATP) Site and Direction Related to Other Resources for Unhoused Palo Altans.





14. Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternate for the Cal Cities 2021 Annual Conference to be Held September 22-24, 2021 in Sacramento.



Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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