City Council

May 11th, 2015

Call to Order

Closed Session

City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees
pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations
(James Keene, Lalo Perez, David Ramberg, Joe Saccio, Kathryn
Sandra Blanch, Allyson Hauk,
Val Fong,
Christine Paras, Molly Stump)
Employee Organization: Utilities Management and Professional
Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA)
Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)



Special Orders of the Day

2. Community Partnership Presentation – Palo Alto Medical Foundation linkAges TimeBank Program



3. Proclamation Recognizing the Week of May 10, 2015 as Police Week/National Peace Officers Memorial Day

4. Presentation on the American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Process



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions 

City Manager Comments 

Oral Communications 

Minutes Approval: March 23, 2015, April 6, 2015

Consent Calendar

6. Approval of a Contract with Schaaf & Wheeler Consulting Civil Engineers in the Amount of $600,000 for Design Services for the Matadero Creek Storm Water Pump Station Improvement Project, Capital Improvement Program Project SD-13003

7. Approval of a Lease Agreement Between City of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage for Office Space Use at Lucie Stern Community Center Located at 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alo

8. Approval of Six Contract Amendments: (a) Amendment No. 3 to 4Leaf Inc. Contract C13149364, Increasing Compensation by $2,100,000 to $5,100,000; (b) Amendment No. 3 to Kutzmann & Associates, Inc. Contract C13149368, Increasing Compensation by $250,000 to $976,000; (c) Amendment No. 3 to Interwest Consulting Group Contract C13149365, Increasing Compensation by $25,000 to $175,000; (d) Amendment No. 2 to CSG Consulting Contract C13149366, Increasing Compensation by $20,000 to $120,000; (e) Amendment No. 2 to TRB & Associates Contract C13149369, Increasing Compensation by $20,000 to $120,000; and (f) Amendment No. 2 to West Coast Code Consultants Contract C13149367, Increasing Compensation by $118,000 to $888,000, to Renew Contracts and Amend Scope of Work Each for a One-Year Term Extension for On-Call Inspection, Plan Check Services, and Capital Improvement Costs

9. Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation that Council Approve Changes to the Performance Measures and Strategic Initiatives of the 2011 Utilities Strategic Plan

10. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the City’s 2010 Urban Water Management Plan in Compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board’s March 17, 2015 Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

11. SECOND READING: Adoption of Ordinance Amending Chapters 16.14, 16.17 and 16.18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Adopt Local Amendments to the California Green Building Code and the California Energy Code (First Reading April 20, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)

12. SECOND READING: Adoption of Amended Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.14 (Smoking and Tobacco Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Establish New Outdoor Smoking Restrictions in Commercial Areas and Outdoor Dining (First Reading: April 20, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)



Action Items 

13. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Urgency Interim Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Amending Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Prohibit Conversion of Existing Ground Floor Retail and Retail-Like Uses to Office or Other Uses on a Citywide Basis Effective Immediately



14. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of the Urban Forest Master Plan and Approval of a Negative Declaration

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs 

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements 




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