City Council

April 6th, 2015


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Cost of Services Update and Draft User Fee Cost Recovery Level Policy Discussion



Special Orders of the Day

2. Selection of Applicants to Interview on April 15, 2015 for the Human Relations Commission, the Public Art Commission and the Utilities Advisory Commission



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications

Minutes Approval

January 20, 2015

February 9, 2015

February 17, 2015


Consent Calendar

4. Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Construction Contract with Cal Electro Inc. in the Amount of $514,000 for the Electric Underground Rebuild and Re-conductor Project, Phase III Along and Near (A) San Antonio Road Between East Charleston and Middlefield Roads and, (B) Middlefield Road Between East Charleston and East Meadow Drive

5. Approval of a Construction Grant Agreement with the Association of Bay Area Governments and San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail in the Amount of $40,000 for Palo Alto Baylands Sailing Station Accessibility Improvements and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Capital Project Fund in Amount of $40,000

6. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the Auditor’s Office Quarterly Report as of December 31, 2014

7. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Structure of the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council / Palo Alto Emergency Services Council

8. Approval of Letter of Agreement with the City of Sunnyvale for Emergency Operations Plan

9. Approval of Contract with Traffic Data Services, Inc. for a Total of $100,000 to Provide On-Call Traffic Data Collection Services and Approval of a Budget Amendment Ordinance in the University Avenue Parking Permit Fund and the General Fund

10. Approval of Contract Number C15155597 with Biggs Cardosa & Associates, Inc. in an Amount Not to Exceed $149,250 for Consulting Engineering Services for the Citywide Bridge Assessment Project – CIP PE-13012

11. Approval of a Record of Land Use Action and a Site and Design Application for a New Single-Stroy, Single-Family Residence and Associated Site Improvements on a 3.5-Acre Parcel of Land in the Open Space (OS) Zoning District Located at 805 Los Trancos Road

12. Adoption of Corrected Resolution of the Council Ordering Weed Nuisance Abated

13. Confirmation of Appointment of Suzanne Mason as Assistant City Manager and Approval of Employment Agreement

14. Adoption of a Contract Amendment with Val Security and a Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Amount of $175,000 to Increase the Project Safety Net Fund and Decrease the Stanford Medical Center Development Agreement Fund

15. Appeal of the Planning and Community Environmental Director’s Architectural Review Approval of a 31,407 s.f., Four Story, Mixed Use Building With Parking Facilities on Two Subterranean Levels Requested by Ken Hayes Architects, Inc. on Behalf of Kipling Post LP to Replace Two One-story Commercial/Retail Buildings on an 11,000 s.f. Site in the Downtown Commercial (CD-C (GF)(P)) Zone District Located at 429 University Avenue

16. Approval of a Contract Amendment with Genuent USA, LLC, Intratek Comuter, Inc., Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC, GTC Systems, Inc.,Modis, Inc., Bodhtree Solutions, Inc. and Signature Technology Group, Inc. For IT Temporary Staffing Support Services in a Total Amount Not to Exceed $650,000 Per Fiscal Year for All Seven Contracts



Action Items

17. TEFRA HEARING: Regarding Conduit Financing for the Stevenson House Project, Located at 455 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, and Approving the Issuance of Revenue Bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the Purpose of Financing the Acquisition and Rehabilitation of a Multifamily Rental Housing Facility



18. City Council Direction Regarding: (1) Parameters of an Interim Ordinance to Prohibit Conversion of Ground Floor Retail and Services to Other Uses, and (2) Subsequent Steps to Establish Zoning Regulations to Preserve and Promote Active Ground Floor Uses in the City’s Commercial Areas

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Closed Session


City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Kathy Shen, Melissa Tronquet, Dania Torres Wong, Sandra Blanch, David Ramberg, Joe Saccio, Molly Stump, Walter Rossmann, Eric Nickel)

Employee Organizations: Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319

Authority: Governmental Code Section 54957.6(a)



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