City Council


December 18th, 2023

 

Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Resolution Expressing Appreciation to Matt Raschke Upon His Retirement

 

 

2. Proclamation Honoring Bob Moss for his Service to the City of Palo Alto

 

 

AA1. Proclamation Honoring Herb Borock for his Service to the City of Palo Alto – New Item added

 

 

Closed Session

3. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Cubberley Community Center)
Negotiating Party: Palo Alto Unified School District City Negotiators: (Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Chantal Cotton Gaines, Kristen O’Kane, Sunny Tong) Subject of Negotiations: Purchase and Lease, Price and Terms of Payment.

Public Comment

 

 

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

 

 

Public Comment

 

 

COUNCIL MEMBER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Study Session

4. Request for Pre-Screening of Application to Amend the Development Agreement and South of Forest Area Phase 1 Coordinated Area Plan for 260 Homer Avenue that Currently Restricts the Amount of Space that One or More Commercial Office Tenants can Occupy at the Property. Zoning District: AMF (MUO). CEQA Status: Not a Project.

Applicant Presentation

Staff Presentation

 

 

Consent Calendar

5. Approval of Minutes from December 4, 2023 Meeting

6. Review and Approve the Williamson Act Contract Renewals Within Palo Alto City Limits (2023).

7. Approval of Construction Contract with GradeTech, Inc. in the Amount of $296,599 and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Change Orders up to a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $29,659 for Site Work for Rinconada Park Improvements (PE-08001) and Ramos Park Restroom Installation (PG-19000) Projects; CEQA status – exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15303.

8. Adoption of Updated Salary Schedules for Limited Hourly (HRLY) and Service Employee International Union Hourly (SEIU-H) Employee Groups in Accordance with the City of Palo Alto Minimum Wage Ordinance; Adoption of Revised Salary Schedules for Management and Professional, Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU); CEQA Status – Not a project.

9. Approval of Professional Services Contract Number C24189293 with Nova Partners, Inc. in an Amount Not to Exceed $652,331 for Construction Management Services for the Capital Improvement Program Fire Station No. 4 Replacement Project (PE-18004); CEQA Status – Exempt under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15302 and 15303.

10. Approval of Easement at Greer Park, 1098 Amarillo Avenue, for Sewer Line Connecting Building at 2850 W. Bayshore Road; CEQA status – categorically exempt.

11. Adoption of a Resolution and Approving an Easement Relocation Agreement Relocating and Vacating a 25 Foot Public Service Easement at the Castilleja School at 1263 Emerson Street and 220 Embarcadero Road (also commonly known as 1310 Bryant Street), Assessor Parcel Numbers 124-12-033 & 124-12-034; CEQA status – categorically exempt.

12. Adoption of a Resolution Vacating Two Public Service Easements at 1129 San Antonio Road.

13. Approval of Professional Services Contract Number C24188179 with Urban Field Studio for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $249,708 for the Development of the Car-Free Streets Implementation Plan, for a Period of 7-Months; CEQA Status – statutorily Exempt.

14. Approval of Amendment Number Two to Contract Number S17168145 with WONDERWARE INC., dba CORE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, in the Amount of $205,200 for an Upgrade to the Revenue Collections Cashiering Application and Extend Term for Three Additional Years; and Authorization of a Contract Contingency in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $54,264 for Related, Additional but Unforeseen Work Which May Develop During the Project for a new Not-to-Exceed Contract Amount of $596,913; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

15. Approval of Contract Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number S22185727 with the City of San Jose in the Amount of $30,000 for Minimum Wage Enforcement Services; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

16. Approval of Two Lease Agreements for a Five Year Term Between the City of Palo Alto (Landlord) and Palo Alto Community Child Care (Tenant) for Community Child Care Spaces at the College Terrace and Ventura Sites; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

17. Recognize Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program (PLHA) Grant Funding from the State of California of $592,367 for Homeless Outreach Services, Approve FY 2024 Budget Amendments in the General Fund, and Establish a Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program (PLHA) Grant Fund; CEQA status – not a project.

18. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Temporary Construction Easements and Compensation with the Property Owners at 475 Newell Road and 1761 & 1767 Woodland Avenue for the Newell Road/San Francisquito Creek Bridge Replacement Project CIP Program (PE-12011); CEQA – Environmental Impact Report for Newell Road/San Francisquito Creek Bridge (Resolution No. 9889).

19. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Add Chapter 9.65 and Amend Chapter 9.72 to Establish a Mandatory Registry Program of Residential Rental Units in the City of Palo Alto; CEQA Status – Exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) (FIRST READING: November 27, 2023 PASSED 6-1, Tanaka No).

20. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.30 (Contracts and Purchasing Procedures) and Chapter 2.37 (Business Tax) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Correct Clerical Errors and Clarify Procedures for Administering the Business Tax. CEQA Status — Not a project. (FIRST READING: December 4, 2023 PASSED 7-0).

 

 

City Manager Comments

Presentation

 

 

Action Items

AA2. SECOND READING: Adoption of 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. Adoption of a Resolution Making Corresponding Changes to the Land Use and Design Element of the Comprehensive Plan. (FIRST READING: November 13, 2023 PASSED 5-1-1, Kou no, Veenker recused and PASSED 6-1, Kou no).

 

 

21. Discussion and Confirmation of the Preferred Alternative Concept Plan Line for the University Avenue Streetscape Improvements Project (PE-21004) and Authorization for the City Manager to Develop and Refine the Scope of Work for Future Phases through a Contract Amendment.

Public Comment 

Staff Presentation

 

 

22. Policy and Services Committee Recommendations for Changes to the City Council Procedures and Protocols Handbook based on Prior City Council Referrals.

Supplemental Report

Presentation

Adjournment