City Council

February 1st, 2016


Call to Order 

Study Session

1. Study Session on National, State and Local Trends on the Impact of Arts and Culture



Special Orders of the Day 

2. Community Partner Presentation: West Bay Opera at the Lucie Stern Community Theater



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments

Oral Communications



Consent Calendar

3. Finance Committee Recommends Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance Closing the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, Including Authorization of Transfers to Reserves, and Approval of the Fiscal Year 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

4. Approval of the Fifth Amendment to Extend the Lease With Thoits Bros., Inc. at 285 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100 for a Period of 14 Months and Approval of the Second Amendment to Extend the Sublease With Thoits Bros., Inc., 285 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 200 for a Period of 14 Months for use by the City Development Center

5. Finance Committee Recommendation for Council to Review and Accept Information on the new Government Accounting Standards Board Pension Reporting Standards Known as GASB 68

6. Approval of Police Department Purchase of Multi-Band Portable Radios for the Police and Fire Departments in an Amount not to Exceed $625,000

7. Amend the Fiscal Year 2016 Adopted Municipal Fee Schedule to add a Secondhand Dealer Licensing Fee

8. Adoption of Annual Amendments to the Employment Agreements Between the City of Palo Alto and Council Appointed Officers (City Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor and City Clerk)

9. SECOND READING: 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 (FIRST READING: January 19, 2016 PASSED: 8-0 Kniss absent)

10. Agreement with Empowerment Institute on Cool Block Small Pilot Program (Continued From January 25, 2016)



Action Items

11. Approval of 2016 Basement Construction Dewatering Program Changes and Other Related Issues



13. Approval of a Twenty Five (25) Year Lease Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) for the City Owned Property at 351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto



14. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Emergency Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Adding Chapter 9.16 (Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Delivery) to Title 9 (Public Peace, Morals and Safety) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Prohibit Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Delivery in Palo Alto Pursuant to California Assembly Bills 243 and 266 and Senate Bill 643. This Action is Exempt Under Section 15061(b)(3) of the California Environmental Quality Act



12. Adoption of an Ordinance to add Section 10.50.085 (Eligibility Areas) and to Amend Section 10.50.090 (Modification or Termination of Districts) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code Relating to Residential Parking Programs; Adoption of a Resolution Amending Resolution 9473 to Implement Phase 2 of the Downtown Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) District Pilot Program; Approval of Contract Amendment to SP Plus for $94,000 for Additional Services for Parking Permits and On-Site Customer Services, Approval of Contract Amendment to SERCO for $60,000 for Enforcement of Expanded Area of Downtown RPP District, Approval of Contract Amendment to McGuire Pacific Constructors for $154,500 for Construction Services for Expanded Area of Downtown RPP District, Approval of Budget Amendments in the General Fund, Residential Parking Permit Fund, and Capital Improvement Fund, Approval of the RPP Administrative Guidelines. These Actions are Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines

Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Members Questions, Comments and Announcements


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