City Council

December 14th, 2015


Call to Order

Closed Session


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

Employee Organizations: Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA); Palo Alto Police Managers’ 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 Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA)

Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)



Special Orders of the Day

2. 2015 City Manager Year in Review



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

3. Approval of Action Minutes for the November 30, 2015 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

4. Approval of Scope of Work and Evaluation Criteria for Request for Proposals for Design Development, Environmental Review and Preparation of Construction Cost Estimates for a New Downtown Parking Garage to be Built on the Existing Parking Lot D

5. Approval of an Assignment and Assumption Agreement to the Lease Between the City of Palo Alto, R&T Restaurant Corporation and Hee King Bistro Inc. for the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course Restaurant

6. Approval of a Contract With Spencon Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $1,402,581 for the 2016 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Repairs Project

7. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C13149733 With Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. in the Amount of $103,135 for a Total Compensation not to Exceed $679,692 for the Transport and Disposal of Ash and Sludge for the Regional Water Quality Control Plant

8. Approval of Contract Number C16161210 With Shah Kawasaki Architects in the Total Amount not to Exceed $599,052 to Provide Architectural Design Services for Fire Station 3 Replacement – Capital Improvement Program Project PE – 15003

9. Authorization to Operate the Golf Course From January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016 and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance to Increase Golf Course Revenues Estimate in the Amount of $600,956 and Provide Additional Expense Appropriation in the Amount of $600,956

10. Approval of the Fire Insurance Settlement Payment of $553,599 From State Farm Insurance Company for the Property Owned by the City of Palo Alto and Frank Benest at 2257 Bryant Street and Authority to Sell Property

11. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to C & S Engineers, Inc. Contract Number C151555208A to Include Required Federal Contract Provisions and to Increase the Contract by $650,000 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $900,000 for Professional Engineering and Design Services; Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Mead & Hunt, Inc. Contract Number C151555208B to Include Federal Contract Provisions; and Adoption a Budget Amendment Ordinance to Close the Airfield Electrical Evaluation/Study Project (AP-16001) and Reduce the Anticipated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reimbursement in the Amount of $90,000 and Restore Available Project Budget of $123,415 to the Airport Enterprise Fund; and Establish the Airport Perimeter Fencing Project (AP-16003) in the Amount of $179,838 and Increase the Anticipated FAA Reimbursement in the Amount of $ 161,854; and Increase the Ending Fund Balance in the Airport Enterprise Fund by $15,431  Additional Info

12. Staff and the Policy and Services Committee Recommend Adoption of the Revised Healthy City Healthy Community Resolution

13. Adoption of a Resolution Amending the Memorandum of Agreement for Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 521 to: 1) Increase the Salary Range for the “Traffic Operations Lead” Position in the Planning and Community Environment (PCE) Department, and 2) Change the Classification Title to “Traffic Engineering Lead”; and Adoption of a Related Ordinance Amending the Table of Organization  Additional Info

14. Approval of Seven Separate Three-Year Contracts With Bodhtree Solutions, Inc., Sierra Infosys, Inc., HPC Heck & Partner Consulting, Inc. dba: HPC America, Techlink Systems, Inc., Quintel-MC, Inc., DGN Technologies, Inc., and Khalid Salman Mohammed for SAP Professional Services in a Total Amount not to Exceed $250,000 Annually for all Seven Contracts

15. Approval of and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute an Amendment to Contract Number C15154740 With DNV GL Energy Services USA Inc. to Extend the Term Through June 30, 2017 and to Increase the Compensation by $31,200 for a Total not to Exceed Amount of $265,129; and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2016 to Provide an Appropriation in the Amount of $32,100 From the General Fund Budget Stabilization
Reserve  Correction Memo

16. Amendment of the Table of Organization to add One Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Project Manager to the Public Works Department to Implement and Maintain the Infrastructure Management System, and to Coordinate Regular Reporting to Council and the Public on
Infrastructure Status, Capital Improvement Projects Status, and the Infrastructure Plan, and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance

17. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Municipal Code Section 2.04.200 to Move the Day of Policy and Services and Finance Committee Meetings From Tuesdays to Wednesdays Beginning in 2016

18. Approval of a Contract for Prevailing and Minimum Wage Contract Compliance Program in the Amount of $189,000, Adoption of Resolution Increasing Palo Alto SEIU Hourly and Limited Hourly Employee Wage Rates to Reflect Implementation of City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance and Adoption of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance

19. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Municipal Code Section 2.07.010 to Update Post Government Employment Regulations to Include all City Department Heads

20. Authorize the City Manager or his Designee to Execute the Revised Agreement Which Would
Allow the Palo Alto Police Department to Provide Law Enforcement Services to the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara With Respect to Increased Security During the 2016 Super Bowl

21. Confirmation of Appointment of Rumi Portillo as Director of Human Resources (Chief People Officer) and Approval of Employment Agreement

22. Palo Alto Fire Department Quarterly Performance Report for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016

22a. Approval of Amendment Number Three to the Palo Alto-Stanford Fire Protection Agreement With the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Extending the Term for One Year for a Total Fee of $6.5 Million, and Approval of a Related Budget Amendment Ordinance Reducing the General Fund Budget Stabilization Reserve by $675,000 to Offset a Reduction in FY 2016 Fire Department Revenues. (Continued from December 07, 2015) (STAFF REQUESTS THIS ITEM BE CONTINUED TO JANUARY 11, 2016)



Action Items

23. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting January 11th, 2016 for a Public Hearing for Objections to Proposed Weed Abatement



24. Conceptual Approval of Expanded Boundaries for the Downtown Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program and Council Direction on Parameters for Phase Two of the Program



25. Review and Accept the Public Safety Building Site Evaluation Study of California Avenue Parking Lots C-6 and C-7 for Construction of a New Public Safety Building and Public Parking Structure; Direct Staff to Proceed With Design and Environmental Review of a 3-Story Public
Safety Building Meeting Zoning Requirements on Lot C-6, and to Proceed With Design and Environmental Review of a New Public Parking Garage on Lot C-7 That Will Provide Approximately 460 (160 Net New) Public Parking Spaces



26. Next Steps for the Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bicycle Overpass Project: Direct Staff to Cease Negotiations With Moffat & Nichol, Issue a New RFP, and Seek Additional Funding

27. This Item has Been Deleted.

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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