City Council

January 29th, 2018


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

1. Introduction of Mayor Helena Balthammar of Linköping, Sweden and
the Linköping Delegation

Closed Session

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 17CV309030
Subject: John Tze and Edgewood SC LLC v. City of Palo Alto et al.
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications

Consent Calendar

3. Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for Peers Park Dog
Off-leash Exercise Area

4. Adoption of a Resolution to Establish a One-time Contribution of
$17,100 to the Art in Public Spaces Capital Improvement Project
(AC-86017) to Purchase Already Installed Creative Seating Elements on
University Avenue and Approve Budget Amendments in the Capital
Improvement Fund, Gas Fund, Fiber Optics Fund, and Water Fund

5. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 2.08.120 of Chapter 2.08
and Section 2.30.270 of Chapter 2.30 of Title 2 of the Palo Alto
Municipal Code to Update job Titles of Attorneys in the City Attorneys’
Office to Conform With Changes Adopted by Council in the FY 2018
Annual Budget

6. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute Contract
Number C18168129 With Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in the Total
Amount Not-to-Exceed $715,369 to Provide Design Services for
Primary Sedimentation Tanks Rehabilitation and Equipment Room
Electrical Upgrade Project at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant –
Capital Improvement Program Project WQ-14003

7. Approval to Submit a National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Application Requesting $25,000 to Animate the Cubberley Community
Center Campus Through Public Art

8. Adoption of a Successor Memorandum of Agreement Between the City
of Palo Alto and SEIU Local 521 Hourly Unit for a Four-year Term
Expiring June 30, 2021

9. Finance Committee Recommendation to Accept Macias Gini &
O’Connell’s (MGO) Audit of the City of Palo Alto’s Financial Statements
as of June 30, 2017, and Management Letter



Action Items

10. Approval of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report (CAFR) and Approval of Conforming Amendments to FY 2017
Budget in Various Funds; Acceptance of the FY2019 – FY2028 Long
Range Financial Forecast; and Discussion and Potential Direction
Regarding Budgeting for City Pension Liabilities



11. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Southgate Residential
Preferential Parking Program (RPP) by Adjusting the Number of
Employee Permits and Making Clarifying Modifications; and a
Resolution Establishing a Two-hour Parking Restriction in the
Commercial Zones Adjacent to 1515 El Camino Real and 1681 El
Camino Real (Continued from December 11, 2017)



12. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution to Continue the Evergreen
Park-Mayfield Residential Preferential Parking Program (RPP) With
Modifications; a Resolution Establishing Two-hour Parking Along a
Portion of El Camino Real Between College Avenue and Park
Boulevard; and Finding the Action Exempt From the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Continued from December 11,

13. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section
18.42.040 of Title 18 (Zoning) to Conform With new State Laws
Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and Finding the Changes
Exempt From Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act
(CEQA) Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.17 and
CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b), 15301, 15303 and 15305. The
Planning & Transportation Commission Recommended Approval of
These Amendments on November 29, 2017

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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