City Council

September 12th, 2022


Call to Order


2. Appreciation for Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo, United States Representative of California’s 18th Congressional District, for advocating for the Historic Inflation Reduction Act and for securing $7 million for a variety of projects through Community Project Funding to support Palo Alto.



1. Appointment of Candidates for the Human Relations Commission

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3. Report and Discussion on Valley Water’s Purified Water Project Including Location of the Advanced Water Purification Facility at the Former Los Altos Treatment Plant Site, Reverse Osmosis Concentrate Management, Upcoming Agreements and Decisions.


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4. 70 Encina Avenue (22PLN-00198): Request for a Prescreening to Consider Rezoning the Subject Property From Community Commercial (CC) to Planned Community (PC/PHZ) to Allow Development of a Building With Approximately 20 Dwelling Units and 28 Parking Spaces. Environmental Assessment: Not a Project. The Formal Application Will be Subject to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Review. Zoning District: CC (Community Commercial).

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

Public Letters

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5. 4333 and 4345 El Camino Real [22PLN-00210]: Request by Toll Bros. for Prescreening of Their Proposal to Rezone the Subject Properties from CS to PHZ to Allow Redevelop the Two Sites with 12 Dwelling Units and 55 Dwelling Units, Respectively. Environmental Assessment: Not a Project.

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

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Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment



Consent Calendar

6. Approve Minutes from the August 8, 2022 , August 10, 2022, August 15, 2022, and the August 22, 2022 City Council Meetings.

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7. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C20177684 with SCA for Street Sweeping Services, for Modification and Increase of Contract by $1,080,674 to Include Prevailing Wages for a Revised Not to Exceed amount of $6,688,906 for the Remaining Three Years of a Five Year Contract; and Approval of Budget Amendment in the Refuse Fund.

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8. Adoption of the Amended Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizen Participation Plan.

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9. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing Use of Teleconferencing for Council Meetings During Covid-19 State of Emergency.

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10. Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for Renovation of the Mitchell Park Dog Park as Recommended by the Parks and Recreation Commission.


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11. Recommendation from the Human Relations Commission on the naming of the holiday on the second Monday in October.

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12. Approval of Contract No. C23183740 with StreetSense CA, LLC for Economic Development Consulting Services for a Term Expiring December 31, 2025 and a Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $261,995; and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the General Fund.

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13. QUASI-JUDICIAL. 215/217 Alma Street {22PLN-00164}: Ratification of Director’s Approval of Waiver From the Retail Preservation Ordinance for an Alternative Viable Use to Allow for an Animal Care Provider (Modern Animal) to Occupy a 4,200 Square Foot Portion of the Site. Zone District: Commercial Downtown Neighborhood with a Pedestrian Combining District (CD-N[P]). Environmental Assessment: Exempt from CEQA in Accordance With Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) and 15301.


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City Manager Comments




Action Items

14. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution Confirming the Weed Abatement Report and Ordering the Cost of Abatement to be a Special Assessment on the Respective Properties Described Therein Item number updated.


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15. Adoption of an Ordinance Approving the Police Department’s Military Equipment Use Policy Under AB 481 Item number updated.


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15A. Recommendation from the Human Relations Commission on the naming of the holiday on the second Monday in October.

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