City Council

November 13th, 2023


Call to Order

This meeting will be called to order in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Proclamation Honoring Police Records and Support Personnel Day




Subject: Hamilton and High, LLC, The Keenan Family Trust, et al. v. City of Palo Alto, et al. Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 20CV366967 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions






Consent Calendar

3. Approval of Minutes from October 23, 2023 Meeting

4. Adoption of an Ordinance Renewing the Police Department’s Military Equipment Use Policy Under AB 481; CEQA status – not a project.

5. Finance Committee Recommendation to Maintain Current Service Delivery Model for Print and Mail Services; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

6. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Purchase Orders with a To-Be Determined Vendor(s) to Procure Thirteen (13) New Fully Electric Sedans And Five (5) New Fully Electric Vans for a One Time Purchase for a Total Not-To-Exceed Amount of $985,000. CEQA Status – exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061.

7. Approval of Second Amendment to Tenant Work Letter for the Roth Building at 300 Homer Avenue between the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto History Museum; CEQA Status–Not a Project.

8. Approval of proposed changes to the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline Administration Policy.



City Manager Comments




Action Items

9. Public Hearing: Adoption of Resolution Amending the Land Use Element of the Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan and an Ordinance Implementing Program 1.1A and 1.1B of the Housing Element, Including: 1) New Chapter 18.14: Housing Incentives, and 2) Modifications to Base Zoning Districts Throughout Title 18. CEQA Status: An Addendum to the City’s Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Report was Prepared for the Subject Comp Plan and Municipal Code Amendments.

Public Comments




10. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL. 575 Los Trancos Road [21PLN-00196] Request for Major Site and Design Review to Allow the Construction of a new 7,110 sf single-family residence with a new 895 sf Accessory Dwelling Unit and Associated Site Improvements, Including a Swimming Pool, on a 5.38-acre Site. Environmental Assessment: A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for the proposed project. Zoning District: OS (Open Space).

Staff Presentation

Applicant Presentation



Public Comment