City Council

January 19th, 2016


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 and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA)

Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the January 4, 2016 Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

3. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapter 4.60 (Business Registration Program) to Exempt Very Small Businesses, Very Small Non-Profits, and Religious Organizations With no Ancillary Business on Site From the Business Registration Program, and Review of Policy and Services Committee Recommend Updates to Enforcement Approach and Questionnaire



Action Items

4. Approval of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Sale of 2,500 Square Feet of Transferable Development Rights for the Sea Scout Building (Without Parking Exemption) and Direction to Amend the Lease Between the City and the Environment Volunteers to Reflect Updated Obligations Regarding Restroom Construction



5. Adoption of an Emergency Ordinance Amending Chapters 12.32 (Water Use Regulations) and 16.14 (California Green Building Standards Code) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and Adding a New Chapter 16.13 (Water Efficient Landscaping) to Adopt a Local Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Pursuant to AB 1881 and the Governor’s Executive Order B-29-15

Additional Information



6. Joint Session With the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Plan Update: Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Environmental Impact Report & Review of Next Steps in the Planning Process

Additional Information

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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