City Council

February 12th, 2024


Call to Order


AA1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Informally known as the Cubberley Site) Negotiating Party: Palo Alto Unified School District City Negotiators: (Ed Shikada, Chantal Cotton Gaines, Kristen O’Kane, Sunny Tong) Subject of Negotiations: Purchase, Exchange, and/or Lease Price and Terms of Payment New Item added



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Public Comment






Study Session

  1. Reliability and Resiliency Strategic Plan for the City’s Electric Utility


Public Comment



Consent Calendar

2. Approval of Minutes from January 22, 2024 and January 29, 2024 Meetings

3. Approval of Contract Number C24187805 With Carollo Engineers, Inc. in the Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $1,628,326 for Planning and Preliminary Design of a Headworks Facility at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant, funded by Wastewater Treatment Enterprise Fund Capital Improvement Program Project WQ-16002; CEQA Status – Not a “Project.”

4. Approval of Two General Services Contracts in the Wastewater Treatment Enterprise Fund: a Contract with Lystek International Limited in an Amount Not to Exceed $5,322,769 and a Contract with Synagro-WWT, Inc. in an Amount Not to Exceed $7,617,013, Both for Offsite Sludge Treatment Services for a Five-Year Term; CEQA status – exempt.

5. Adoption of Resolution to Authorize Stanford University to Enforce Unauthorized Parking in Several of Its Parking Facilities under Vehicle Code § 21107.8; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

6. Approval of Contract Number C24188120 with Summit Uniforms, LLC for Five Years for a Maximum Compensation Amount Not-to-Exceed $720,000 ($144,000/yr) for the Purchase of Police, Fire, and Park Ranger Uniforms and Related Equipment; CEQA status – not a project.

7. Approval of a General Services Contract Number C24189570 with Downtown Streets Team, Inc. in an Amount Not to Exceed $528,409 for Cleaning Services in the University Avenue and California Avenue Business Districts for a Period of Three Years; CEQA status – Not a Project.

8. Approval of Contract Amendments with AgreeYa Solutions, INC., Elegant Enterprise-Wide Solutions, INC., Forsys, INC., Object Technology Solutions, INC., Techlink Systems, INC., ZION Cloud Solutions, INC., and Inspyr Solutions, LLC., for IT On-Call Professional Services, to Increase the Combined Annual Not-To-Exceed Amount to $1,250,000 and a Contract Not-To-Exceed total of $3,940,000; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

9. Approval of Contract No. C24188884 With WaterTALENT, LLC for Temporary Consultant Support for Public Works and Utilities Departments in a Not to Exceed Amount of $1,896,000 Over Three Years, With Two One-Year Extension Options; Not to Exceed $830,400 for Year One and Not to Exceed $532,800 per Year for Years Two and Three and Optional Extensions if Authorized; CEQA Status – Not a Project.



City Manager Comments




Action Items

10. Adopt a Resolution Modifying the City’s Objective Design Standards for SB 9 Projects.




12. Adoption of a Resolution Certifying the Need for an Exception to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) 180-day Waiting Period to Hire Matthew Raschke as a Retired Annuitant Extra Help Senior Engineer. CEQA status – Not a Project.



11. Discuss the FY 2024 Mid-Year Budget Review and Approve 1) FY 2024 Budget Amendments in Various Funds, and 2) Amendments to the FY 2024 Table of Organization to add 1.00 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Position. CEQA Status – Not a Project.

Staff Presentation