City Council

June 6th, 2016


Call to Order

Closed Session

Existing Litigation – 1 Matter
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)
Buena Vista MHP Residents Association v. City of Palo Alto, et al.
Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 115CV284763

Existing Litigation – 1 Matter
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)
Toufic and Eva Jisser, and the Toufic and Eva Jisser Revocable Trust v.
City of Palo Alto, et al.
United States District Court for the Northern District of California – San
Jose Division, Case No.5:15-CV-05295 EJD



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications



Minutes Approval

2. Approval of Action Minutes for the May 9 and May 16, 2016 Council Meetings

Consent Calendar

3. Adoption of a Resolution Approving two Escrow Deposit and Deposit Agreements, Authorizing the Deposit of $6.1 Million Into Escrow Funds Related to two Series of Library and Community Center General Obligation Bonds and $2 Million for the University Avenue Parking Assessment District Bonds for the Purpose of Early Redemption of Such Bonds, and Authorizing Related Actions

4. Approval of Contract Number C16163554 for $206,056 With Trafficware for San Antonio Road SynchroGreen Adaptive Timing System Implementation and an Associated Amendment of the Budget Appropriation for the General Fund and Capital Fund

5. Adoption of a Resolution Summarily Vacating a Public Utility Easement at 3276 Kipling Avenue

6. Acceptance of the Palo Alto Fire Department Quarterly Performance Report for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016

7. Approval of Four Contracts for On-Call Inspection and Plan Review Services in a Combined Amount Not-to-Exceed $7,700,000 Over a Three Year Term Ending June 30, 2019 With: (1) 4Leaf, Inc.; (2) Kutzmann and Associates, Inc.; (3) SAFEbuilt; and (4) Shums Coda Associates

8. Approval of a Contract With Airport Management Consulting Group in the Amount of $183,008 for Planning and Consulting Services at Palo Alto Airport, including Evaluation of Options in Managing the Office Spaces and Hangars, Development of Primary Management and Compliance Documents Including the Airport Rules and Regulations, Minimum Business Standards and Leasing/Rents and Fees Policies, and Related Matters; and Approval of Budget Amendments in the General Fund and Airport Fund   Contract

9. Approval to Amend the Current Purchase Order to Include Equipment for new Ambulance Purchase

10. Approval of the First Amended Agreement With the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its Member Agencies for Funding of Construction of the San Francisquito Creek Flood Reduction, Ecosystem Restoration, and Recreation Project, San Francisco Bay to Highway 101

11. SECOND READING: Adopt an Ordinance Repealing Ordinance Number 4936, the Council’s Prior Authorization for Natural Gas Purchases (FIRST READING: May 16, 2016 PASSED: 9-0)

12. SECOND READING: Adopt an Ordinance Amending Municipal Code Sections 12.32.010 (Water Use Restrictions) and 12.32.020 (Enforcement) (FIRST READING: May 16, 2016 PASSED: 9-0)

13. Approval and Authorization for the Mayor to Sign a Letter Responding to the California High Speed Rail Authority’s Notice of Intent/Notice of Preparation



Action Items

14. PUBLIC HEARING: to Hear Objections to the Levy of Proposed Assessments on the Palo Alto Downtown Business Improvement District and Adoption of a Resolution Confirming the Report of the Advisory Board and Levying Assessment for Fiscal Year 2017 on the Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District



Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

18. Authorization for the Mayor to Sign a Letter Regarding the Governor’s By Right Housing Proposal



Action Items

16. PUBLIC HEARING: Request for City Council and Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and Fiscal Study Prepared for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The Draft Environmental Impact Report was Published on February 5, 2016 for a Public Comment Period That Will end on June 8, 2016



17. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and Approval of a Site and Design Application to Demolish the Existing Approximately 18,000 Square Foot Building and Construct a new Approximately 62,000 Square Foot Building for an Automobile Dealership Located at 1700 Embarcadero Road. The Application Includes Design Enhancement Exception Request to Allow Deviation from the 10 Foot Build-to-Line From Embarcadero Road and Bayshore Road. There is Also a Request to Apply the Automobile Dealership (AD) Zoning Overlay. Environmental Assessment: An Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration was Circulated. Zoning District: CS (D) Service
Commercial and Site Design Review Combining District. The Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Approval.

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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