City Council


October 19th, 2015

 

Call to Order

Closed Session

1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene, Suzanne Mason, Kathy Shen, Dania Torres Wong, Molly Stump, Alison Hauk)

Employee Organizations: Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); Palo Alto Police Manager’s Association (PAPMA); Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA); International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1319; Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521; Management, Professional and Confidential Employees; Utilities Managements and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA)

Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)

 

 

Special Orders of the Day

2. Recognition and Acknowledgement of Palo Alto Firefighters for Their Response to Numerous Wildland Fires in California During the 2015 Fire Seasion

 

 

Study Session

3. Potential List of Topics for the Study Session With Assembly Member Rich Gordon

 

 

4. Council Update on Staff Actions in Preparation for 2015-16 Winter Storm Season

 

 

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications

 

 

Minutes Approval

5. May 4, 2015, May 6, 2015, and May 11, 2015

Consent Calendar

6. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute an Electric Enterprise Fund Construction Contract With PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc. for a Total Not to Exceed Amount of $1,095,179 for the 2015 Pole Replacement Project 3, Which Involves Construction Maintenance
Work on the City’s Electric Distribution System Throughout the City

7. Approval of a Contract With Pierce Manufacturing Inc. in the Amount of $657,394 for the Purchase of a Triple Combination 1500 GPM Fire Pumper; and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Amount of $289,265 to Fund the Purchase of a Fire Pumper Offset by a Transfer From the General Fund and Corresponding Reduction to the
Budget Stabilization Reserve (Scheduled Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Capital Improvement Program CIP VR-15000)

8. Approval of a Purchase Order With Leader Industries in an Amount Not to Exceed $500,471 for the Purchase of Two 2015 Chevrolet G4500 Type III Ambulances and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2016 in the Amount of $500,471 in the Vehicle
Replacement Fund, Offset by a Transfer From the General Fund and Corresponding Reduction to the Budget Stabilization Reserve (Scheduled Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Capital Improvement Program CIP VR-15000)

9. Approval of a Record of Land Use Action for a Site and Design Application of a One-Story 1,735 Sq. Ft. Single Family Home With an Attached One-Car Garage and Associated Site Improvements on a Vacant 11.04 Acre Parcel of Land in the Open Space (OS) Zoning District Located at 5061 Skyline Boulevard. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act per Section 15303

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10. Approval of the Purchase of Underground Cable From the Okonite Company in the Amount of $350,000 per Year for Five Years, for a Total Not to Exceed Amount of $1,750,000

11. Approval of Change Order Number One to Construction Services Contract Number C15155783 With Pacheco Line Builders, Inc. to Increase Not-to-Exceed Amount by $500,000 Annually to $1,500,000 Per Year, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $4,500,000 for
Increased Costs Associated With Maintenance and Repair Work for the City’s Electric Overhead Distribution System, and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriating a Total of $1,000,000 From the Electric Distribution Fund Operations Reserve

12. Approval of Amendment Number Two to the Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the Purissima Hills Water District for a Limited Emergency Water Supply Intertie

13. Approval of the Change in Direction by Friends of the Junior Museum & Zoo’s Regarding Operation of the New Building

14. Approval of a Contract With TransPac Systems, LLC in the Amount of $106,590, Contract C16160857 for Consulting and Implementation Services for the City’s Police Department’s Information Technology Systems

15. Approval of Annual Williamson Act Contracts Within the City of Palo Alto

16. Adoption of a Resolution Amending and Restating the Administrative Penalty Schedule and Civil Penalty Schedules for Certain Violations of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and the California Vehicle Code Established by Resolution Nos. 9410 and 9535

17. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Adding Section 16.63 to the Municipal Code Relating to Expedited Permitting Procedures for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Systems (FIRST READING: September 28, 2015 PASSED: 9-0)

18. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Changing the End of Term Date for Commissioners Service on the Human Relations Commission, Library Advisory Commission, Public Art Commission and Utilities Advisory Commission From April 30 to May 31 of Various Years and Making Minor Non-substantive Language Changes (FIRST READING: August 24, 2015 PASSED: 8-1 Dubois no)

 

 

Action Items

19. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 4.62 to Title 4 (Business Licenses and Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Adopt a Citywide Minimum Wage for Palo Alto Employees (FIRST READING: August 24, 2015, PASSED 9-0)

 

 

20. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution Confirming Additional Weed Abatement Report and Ordering Cost of Abatement to be a Special Assessment on the Respective Properties Described Therein

 

 

21. Direction to Provide Financial Support of $5 Million for the Avenidas Construction Project That Will Expand the Capacity of Senior Programs and Services Provided by Avenidas at 450 Bryant Street, Pending Environmental Review and Approval of Final Project Design by City Boards, Commissions and Council

 

 

22. Recommendation to Direct Staff to Develop and Plan for Election to Authorize Continuation of Storm Drain Fees to Fund Capital Improvements and Operations After Current Fees Sunset in 2017, Including Appointment of a Citizen Advisory Committee and a Potential 2016 Property Owner All-Mail Election

 

 

24. Colleagues Memo Regarding Studying Policy to Increase Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s)

23. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Chapter 18.79 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code Related to Development Project Preliminary Review Procedures. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Section 15305 of the CEQA Guidelines (Continued from August 24, 2015)

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Adjournment

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