City Council


August 17th, 2015

 

Call to Order

Study Session

1. Update on Integrated Parking Strategy for Downtown: Parking Management, Parking Supply and Transportation Demand Management

 

 

 

 

Special Orders of the Day

2. Proclamation Recognizing “Palo Alto Perry” as the Unofficial Goodwill Ambassador of the City of Palo Alto

3. Selection of Applicants to Interview on August 26, 2015 for the Utilities Advisory Commission

 

 

 

 

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications

 

 

 

 

Consent Calendar

4. Approval to Award Contract Number C15158600 to Rutherford & Chekene in the Amount of $129,432 for Identification of Potentially Seismically Vulnerable Building and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance Appropriating $29,432

5. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Amend and Execute as Necessary a New Interconnection Agreement With the Northern California Power Agency and Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Electric Transmission Related Services

6. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the Auditor’s Office Quarterly Report as of March 31, 2015

7. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Accept the City Auditor’s Office Fiscal Year 2016 Proposed Work Plan

8. Adoption of Resolution Establishing Fiscal Year 2015-16 Secured and Unsecured Property Tax Levy for the City of Palo Alto’s General Obligation Bond Indebtedness (Measure N)

9. Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for the Pilot Batting Cages Project at Former PASCO Site at the Baylands Athletic Center

10. Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for Improvements at Monroe Park

11. Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for the Byxbee Park Hills Interim Park Concepts

12. Approval of Amendment Number One to Contract Number S15155738 With American Reprographics Company, LLC (ARC) for an Archiving and Information Management Solution in a Total Amount Not to Exceed $433,235

13. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to Council on Project Safety Net Community Collaborative Update and Recommendation for Next Steps

14. Approval of Amendment Number 4 to Contract Number C10131396 With CDM Smith in the Amount of $14,500 for a Total Compensation Not to Exceed $6,363,152 for the El Camino Park Reservoir Project, WS-08002 and the El Camino Park Restoration Project, PE-13016

15. Acceptance of a $37,000 Grant From the California Office of Historic Preservation for Completion of the Professorville Design Guidelines and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance

16. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager or his Designee to Execute the Off-Taker Generation Percentage Protection Amendment to the City’s Power Purchase Agreement with Iberdrola Renewables, LLC

17. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Sign a Contract on Behalf of the City of Palo Alto and to Receive Grant Funds from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, for Proactive Enforcement Activities to Limit Violations of Alcohol-Related Incidents
in Fiscal Year 2016; and Adoption of a General Fund Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Amount of the Grant Fund ($41,053)

18. Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation to Approve Work Plan to Evaluate and Implement Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies by Reducing Natural Gas and Gasoline use Through Electrification

19. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 2.040.160 (City Council Minutes) of Chapter 2.04 (Council Organization and Procedure) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Require Action Minutes and a Verbatim Transcript of All Council and Council Standing Committee Meetings,
and Delete the Requirement for Sense Minutes

20. Approval and Authorization of the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Lewis & Tibbetts, Inc. and Purchase Related Materials in the Amount of $4,250,000 for Trenching and Substructure Installation and 10 Percent Contingency of $425,000 for Related but Unforeseen Work, for a Total Authorized Amount of $4,675,000

21. Adoption of Clerical Changes to Ordinance 5326, Amending Chapter 16.17 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Adopt Local Amendments to the California Energy Code

 

 

 

 

Action Items

22. TEFRA HEARING: Regarding Conduit Financing for the Colorado Park Apartments Project Located at 1141 Colorado Avenue, 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

23. PUBLIC HEARING AND PROPOSITION 218 HEARING: Finance Committee Recommendation that the City Council Adopt two Resolutions: 1) Amending Rate Schedules W-1 (General Residential Water Service), W-2 (Water Service from Fire Hydrants), W-3 (Fire Service Connections), W-4 (Residential Master-Metered and General Non-Residential Water Service), and W-7 (Non-Residential Irrigation Water Service) to Increase Rates 4 Percent and Add Drought Surcharges Effective September 1, 2015; and 2) Activating Drought Surcharges at the 20 Percent Level Effective September 1, 2015 in Response to Mandatory Potable Water Use Restrictions Imposed by the State Water Resources Control Board

 

 

 

 

24. Proposed Response to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA’s) “Call for Projects” for Inclusion in the Countywide Long-Range Transportation Plan (VTP 2040) & Discussion of the Potential Envision Silicon Valley 2016 Transportation Tax Measure

Updated Attachment F

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

28. Authorization for the Mayor to Sign a Letter Regarding Palo Alto’s Position on New Funding for State and Local Transportation Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

25. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Affordable Housing Guidelines to Permit Use of the Commercial Housing Fund for Preservation of Existing Units

Updated Attachment B

 

 

 

 

24. Proposed Response to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA’s) “Call for Projects” for Inclusion in the Countywide Long-Range Transportation Plan (VTP 2040) & Discussion of the Potential Envision Silicon Valley 2016 Transportation Tax Measure

Updated Attachment F

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

28. Authorization for the Mayor to Sign a Letter Regarding Palo Alto’s Position on New Funding for State and Local Transportation Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

26. Discussion of Possible Adjustments to the Comprehensive Plan Update Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

At Place Memo

 

 

 

 

27. Designation of Voting Delegates and Alternates for the League of California Cities Annual 2015 Conference

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Adjournment

 

 

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