City Council

December 4th, 2023


Call to Order

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment







  1. Presentation of the 2023 Annual Community Survey Results

Palo Alto Community Survey 2023 Report of Results




Consent Calendar

2. Approval of Minutes from November 13, 2023 Meeting

3. Finance Committee and Utilities Advisory Commission Recommend the City Council Adopt a Resolution Approving the 2023 Electric Integrated Resource Plan.

4. Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Grant Agreement With the State of California Board of State and Community Corrections to Develop and Implement a Three-Year Program to Combat Organized Retail Theft with $5.2 million in State Funds, Requiring $0 in City Matching Funds; and Approve a FY 2024 Budget Amendment (Requires 2/3 approval) in the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund; CEQA status – not a project.

5. Approval of Professional Services Agreement Contract with TruePoint Solutions (C24181451) in an Amount Not to Exceed $486,386 for a Period of Five Years for Electronic Document Review Software and Implementation.

6. Approval of Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. C20175305A With AECOM Technical Services, Inc. to Extend the Contract three and half years through June 30, 2027 for Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan Development; CEQA – Addendum to the Comprehensive Plan EIR, approved June 5, 2023.

7. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C23183770 with Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. to Extend Term for an Additional Year of Service (first of four (4) annual options to renew) for State and Federal Legislative Advocacy and Grant Consulting and Compliance Services – CEQA Status – Not a Project.

8. 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.



City Manager Comments




Action Items

9. Adoption of a Resolution for Weeds to be Declared a Public Nuisance and Setting February 26, 2024 for a Public Hearing for Objections to the Proposed Weed Abatement.



10. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Section 18.42.160 (Safe Parking) to Permanently Establish the Congregation-Based Safe Parking Program and Establishing Regulations Related to Safe Parking, Including a Maximum Number of Vehicles Per Night on Each Site; and Consideration of options to explore expansion of Safe Parking.




11. Colleague’s Memo – Adjustment to City Council Compensation

Memorandum On Council Member Salaries



12. Colleague’s Memo – Palo Alto Public Art Commission Restoration to Seven Members