City Council

February 9th, 2015


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Study Session on Railroad Quiet Zones in Palo Alto





Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications





Consent Calendar

2. Finance Committee Recommendation to Accept Macias Gini & O’Connell’s Audit of the City of Palo Alto’s Financial Statements as of June 30, 2014 and Management Letter

3. Finance Committee Recommendation to  Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Closing of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, Including Re-apropriation Requests, Closing Completed Capital Projects and Authorizing Transfers to Reserves, and Approval of the Fiscal Year 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

4. Approval of a Contract Amendment in the Amount of $63,000 to Contract No. C14149978 With Dyett and Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners for Additional Data Collection and Analysis Related to Downtown Retail and Residential Uses

5. Authorization to Operate the Golf Course from March 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance to Increase Golf Course Revenues Estimate in the Amount of $106,000, Provide Additional Appropriation of $289,424 in Budget for Expenses, and Reduce the Operating Loss Reserve by $183,424

6. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation of Changes to the Board and Commission Recruitment Program Including Adoption of an Ordinance Re-aligning Terms on the Architectural Review Board, the Historic Resources Board, the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning and Transportation Commission; Adoption of a Resolution Re-aligning Terms on the Storm Drain Oversight Committee; Allowing for Remote Board and Commission Interviews; Limit Applicants to One Board or Commission Each Recruitment

7. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Increasing Council Salary From $600/Month to $1,000/Month, Effective January 1, 2017 (First Reading: January 20, 2015 PASSED: 6-3 Dubois, Filseth, Scharff no)

8. Approval of Technical Amendments to the Below Market Rate Housing Agreement, Exhibit C-3 to the Mayfield Development Agreement Between The City and Stanford University

9. Adoption of a Resolution to Amend and Correct Salary Schedules for: Management, Professional and Confidential Employee (M&P), Fire Chief Association (FCA), and Utilities Managers of Palo Alto Professional Association (UMPAPA); Adoption of an Ordinance to Update the Fiscal Year 2015 Table of Organization

10. Confirmation of Appointment of Rob De Geus as Director of Community Services Department





Action Items

11. Discussion and Direction to Staff Regarding Establishment of an Office/R&D Annual Growth Limit (Item Continued from January 26, 2015)





13. Colleagues Memo from Council Members Berman, Burt, Dubois, and Wolbach Regarding a City-Wide Minimum Wage Ordinance





14. Colleagues Memo From Council Members Berman, Berman, Burt, Holman, and Kniss Recommending Adoption of a Resolution Urging CalPERS Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies





12. Public Hearing: Proposed Changes in Development Impact Fees: Adoption of Resolution Setting New Public Safety Facility and General Government Facility Impact Fee Levels as Approved by the Council on December 15, 2014

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements




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