City Council

October 5th, 2015


Call to Order

Study Session

1. Council Input for the Public Art Master Plan



Special Orders of the Day

2. Resolution of the City Council Expressing Appreciation to Grant Kolling Upon His Retirement



3. United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) Proclamation



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

4. April 13, 2015, April 14, 2015, April 20, 2015, and April 27, 2015

Consent Calendar

5. Approval of Amendment Number Three to Contract Number S13149314 With Truepoint Solutions, LLC in the Amount of $290,000 to Provide Support for Accela Software Applications and Blueprint Initiatives, for a Total Contract Amount Not to Exceed $942,800

6. Approval of Amendment Number One to Contract Number C14153485 With Canopy, for an Additional Amount of $45,000 for the Second Year of a Three Year Term, for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $399,630 for Implementation of Urban Forest Master Plan Programs 1.D.i: ‘Analysis of North-South Palo Alto Canopy Disparity’, and 3.B.1: ‘Recommendations for Reducing Tree and Sidewalk Conflicts’

7. Adoption of Two Resolutions Correcting Clerical Errors in Two Items Previously Approved as Part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

8. Approval of a Contract with BKF Engineers for a Total Amount not to Exceed $538,547 for Design Services for the Embarcadero Road Corridor Improvements Project and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2016 to Provide an Additional Appropriation of #337,766 to the Embarcadero Road Corridor Improvements Project in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) PL-15001

9. Approval of a Contract With VIMOC Technologies for a Total of $100,000 to Install Parking Occupancy Sensors and Bicycle/Pedestrian Video Counters

10. SECOND READING: 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 (FIRST READING: August 31, 2015 PASSED: 8-0 Kniss absent)

11. Council Approval of Appointment of Terence Howzell to the Position of Principal Attorney



Action Items

12. Comprehensive Plan Update: Comprehensive Plan Structure and Goals/Vision Statements for Each Element and Related Direction to Staff and the Citizens Advisory Committee (Part II: Community Services & Facilities and Land Use & Community Design Elements)



13. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Making Permanent the Interim Measures to Eliminate Certain Parking Exemptions Within Downtown by Amending Municipal Code Chapters 18.18, Downtown Commercial (CD) District and 18.52, Parking and Loading Requirements; the Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Adoption



14. Colleagues’ Memo Recommending Adoption of a Resolution Combating Human Trafficking, Including Staff Training, Assistance in Identifying Vulnerable Populations and Legislative Advocacy



Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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